In Estonia

Wed, 6 Aug 2014, Asylum numbers creep higher…

Eero Janson from Estonian Refugee Aid says that this can also be one of the reasons why refugees who arrive in Estonia are not granted asylum, and are sent back. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs a...

Wed, 6 Aug 2014, Erasmus program expands opportunities…

In 2014-2020, nearly 15 billion euros can be used, which is 40 percent more compared to the previous period. The European Union’s aim is to reach the learning mobility rate of at least 20 pe...

Wed, 6 Aug 2014, Azov denies Estonian presence…

The battalion’s spokeswoman, Anna Sennik, refuted the allegations that Estonians could be serving with the Ukrainian troops as this would be contrary to Ukrainian law. Sennik said exception...

Thu, 3 Jul 2014, Ilves remembers crimes of mass deportations…

“Today we commemorate all the victims, regardless of their ethnicity, religion or homeland,” he added. President Ilves stated that twenty-five years after the fall of the Iron Curtain ...

Thu, 3 Jul 2014, Early Ukraine crisis resolution unlikely, says Ilves…

The earlier understandings no longer work. We can no longer believe in these rules, because one party has violated all of them. The question now is: what next? I would argue that a very noticeab...

Wed, 4 Jun 2014, Translation prize won by Godins…

Thanks to him, close to 20 works of Estonian poetry and prose have been translated into Latvian. He has translated the works of Estonian writers Andres Ehin, Jaan Kaplinski and Andrus Kivirahk. He...

Thu, 1 May 2014, EU election race too close to call…

Those living in cities are more likely to cast their votes. In the EU-wide elections, the center-right EPP group has pulled ahead of the center-left S&D group in the latest PollWatch2014 predict...

Wed, 2 Apr 2014, Estonia submits final census report to Eurostat…

In those seven years, nearly 2700 people across Estonia participated in the census. “The data collected, could fill about 90 encyclopaedias, there is now a thorough and a very detailed datab...



ESTONIA is a state in Northern Europe which has borders with Latvia and Russia. Across the Baltic Sea lies Finland in the north and Sweden in the west. Estonia covers around 45 thousands square kilometers. The Estonians are part of Finnic people. The only official language in Estonia is Estonian, which has too much in common with Finnish language. Estonia as a state is a parliamentary republic with internal division of 15 regions. The largest city and the capital as well is Tallinn. Estonia is one of the least-populous countries of the European Union - its population is less than 1.5 million. Various international ogranizations highly ranked Estonia regarding press, democracy and political freedom.



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