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New Year’s Address by the President of Estonia
31.12.2013 Good evening, I didn't really understand New Year's Eve when I was a child. Christmas was over and the crayons I got as a gift were already broken. What was there to celebrate? But the ...
Estonian Embassy in London is wishing Happy Holidays to all our friends and partners!The Embassy will be closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th of December and on the 1st of January.Please note there ...
USA Today: Estonia Is an Unlikely Land of Cutting-Edge Technology
USA Today: From Jersey to Estonia, a President Pushes Technology
The Guardian: The Argo Vals Band - New Music from Estonia
Hello Magazine: Winter Wonder Guide: Ten Things To Do in Tallinn, Estonia
BBC Tech Tales with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves
CNN: 11 Places to Go in 2014, Estonian One of Them
The First Estonian Honorary Consuls Seminar Took Place in the Embassy
On Friday 13th of December the first Estonian Honorary Consuls seminar took place in the Estonian Embassy in London. The purpose of the event was to discuss and find initiatives and ideas on how ...
Estonian PM and Finnish PM Signed the World’s First Digitally Signed International Agreement
Estonian Government Communication Unit Press Release 10.12.2013 Prime Minister Andrus Ansip to meet with Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen Prime Minister Andrus Ansip is visiting Finland today, ...
President Ilves to chair a meeting of body of ICANN experts in London
Office of the President Press Release 09.12.2013 On Wednesday, 11th of December, the Estonian Head of State Toomas Hendrik Ilves will fly to London to participate in the meeting of a body of experts ...
Estonian World: Pärt, Kaljuste, Järvi among the nominees of the Grammy Awards
The Independent: 48 Hours In Tallinn
CNN: Estonia - The Little Country with Big Ideas
Estonian Public Broadcasting: Estonia Scores High Marks in PISA Education Tests
Estonian Public Broadcasting: Estonian, UK Defense Ministers Renew Cooperation Agreement
Estonian-Invented Robot Turtle Exhibited at London Science Museum
From 28 November until 1 December Robot Safari exhibition is held at the London Science Museum as part of the Eurobotics Week. The Robot Safari exhibition at the London Science Museum will see the world ...
Independent: Vote Online – the Speaker’s Plan to Revive Politics
Channel 4 News: Estonian President Speaking about ICT Issues
Estonian World: President Ilves in London: “Big Brother” vs “Little Sister”
The Estonian Head of State and the British Minister for IT Affairs Discussed the Future of Cross-Border Services
Office of the President Press release 26.11.2013 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, on a working visit in London, discussed the future of e-government and e-services in Europe with the British Minister for ...
President Ilves Presented E-Estonia in London
Office of the President Press release 26.11.2013 Today, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves gave a presentation entitled "The Role of Information and Communications Technology in Promoting Business and Innovation" ...
BBC: Estonia - Ukraine problems 'won't go away'
President Ilves Spoke about the Challenges of Cyber Space at Chatham House
Office of the President Press release 25.11.2013 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, on a working visit in London, gave the opening speech at the conference "Power and Commerce in the Internet Age" at Chatham ...
President Ilves on a Working Visit to London
Office of the President Press release 25.11.2013 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves is on a working visit to London today and tomorrow, where he will give an opening speech at the Chatham House conference ...
Estonian Christmas Market in London Bigger than Ever Before
For the first time, the Estonian Guild in London is participating in the large Scandinavian Christmas Market with Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. According to Anneli Kimber, who is one ...
CNN: Estonian among 8 of the World's Cutest, Coziest, Wintriest Scenes
Estonian Public Broadcasting: Estonia Fronts Three Baltic Councils From 2014
The year 2014 is the Baltic Sea Year for Estonia, since Estonia will simultaneously lead the co-operation of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, the Nordic and Baltic countries (NB8), and the Baltic ...
Huffington Post: 10 Best Cities for Your Shot at a White Christmas
This Is Cloucestershire: Law Firm Chief Leads Trade Delegation to Estonia
BBC: Where is the Next Generation of Coders?
Estonia This Year at the Scandinavian Christmas Market
This year the Estonian Christmas fair joins up with the hugely popular Scandinavian Christmas Market in London taking place by the Finnish and Norwegian Churches in Rotherhithe from 22 – 24 November ...
Estonian Public Broadcasting: Kaljuste on Center Stage Tonight in London
Estonia Has New Honorary Consul in Cheltenham
On 5 November, the ceremonial appointment to office of Estonia’s new honorary consul took place in Cheltenham, West England. Estonia’s new honorary consul is John Kerrison Workman. According ...
Estonian Prime Minister Ansip: Based on its experience, Estonia has much to offer the rest of Europe
Estonian Government Communication Unit’s press release Tallinn, Stenbock House, 5 November 2013 – When speaking to the Riigikogu today, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said that, although the European Union ...
Daily Mirror: Top 10 Christmas Markets
Daily Star: Fairytale Fun in Old Estonia: Tallinn is a Rustic and Charming City
USA Today: Estonia among 10 Irresistibly Charming World Heritage Cities
‘Government as a data model’ : what I learned in Estonia
FM Paet in London: Estonia Wants to Be Among World’s Least Corrupt Countries
At the high-level conference of the Open Government Partnership taking place in London, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that modern information and communication technologies help to prevent ...
Estonian FM Urmas Paet Will Take Part in the OGP Summit in London
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will take part in a high-level meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in London on the 31st of October until the 1st of November, where the participating ...
Estonian Prime Minister Ansip Introduced the Discussion on the Topic of the Digital Economy at the European Union Summit
Government Communication Unit Press Release 24 October 2013 Brussels, 24 October 2013 – Prime Minister Andrus Ansip stressed the need for more vigorous development of the digital market and the adoption ...
European Voice: Estonia leads the way on safer internet transactions
By Nicholas Hirst, European Voice, 24.10 Prime minister calls for safer and easier online services. Andrus Ansip, Estonia's prime minister, is urging European Union leaders to adopt proposals that would ...
Estonian Prime Minister: Sign up to a Digital Revolution
European Voice, 24.10.2013 By Andrus Ansip, Prime minister of Estonia Over the past few years, the European Union has worked hard towards the creation of a digital single market in Europe, but lots of ...
Disruptive Technology in Financial Services Conference Takes Place in London
Finance Estonia and UK Trade & Investment are organising a conference "Disruptive Technology in Financial Services" in London on the 30th of October. The objective of the conferense is to showcase ...
Interview with The Economist's International Editor Edward Lucas on the Future of the Baltic Countries
ERR News interviewed The Economist's international editor, Edward Lucas, at a recent conference at Cambridge University on the future of the Baltic countries. Lucas has written extensively on the Baltics ...
The Dish Daily: Is Estonia the Next Silicon Valley?
Exhibition Introducing Contemporary Estonian Architecture Opened in London
Yesterday, 15 October, a photo exhibition entitled “Conversion in Estonian Contemporary Architecture” was opened in the Star Gallery of the European House in London. The exhibition provides ...
Estonian Public Broadcasting: Estonian, British Plan to Galvanize Military Cooperation
Chief of the Defense Staff of the British Armed Forces Gen. Nicholas Houghton concluded his two-day visit yesterday, calling for the Estonian and British militaries to continue close cooperation after ...
Photos: the United Kingdom Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Houghton Visiting Estonia
General Sir Houghton: Cooperation Started in Afghanistan Must Continue
Estonian Defence Forces Press release 15 October 2013 On his first formal visit to Estonia, the United Kingdom Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Houghton and the Estonian Commander of ...
Estonian Public Broadcasting: British Military Commander Visits, Presents Overview of Afghanistan Plans
Estonian Public Broadcasting: At Cambridge, Baltic Leaders Seek Way Forward
SmartEST Conference: Opportunities in the Emerging Nordic Country
Statement by Juhan Parts the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communication of Estonia at the Estonian investment conference SmartEST in Belfast on the 2nd of October 2013. Excellences, ladies and gentlemen, ...
Estonia among the Most Wired and Tech-Advanced States in the World
Freedom House released the “Freedom on the Net 2013” report today. According to Freedom House Estonia is on the second place in terms of internet freedom among the 60 countries examined in ...
Cambridge University Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Societies to Organise the Cambridge Baltic Conference
Cambridge University Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian societies are organising the Cambridge Baltic Conference 2013 on Saturday, October 12 from 9.00am to 10.00pm for everyone interested in the Baltics ...
Travel Weekly: The Increasingly Upscale Estonia
Estonia Supports the UK Initiated Declaration on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict
Estonia together with number of other countries supports the UN declaration to stop sexual violence in conflict. The declaration was launched by the UK government and presented by the Foreign Secretary ...
Estonian Public Bradcasting: Estonian Homes, Interior Design Featured in Brussels, London
Students from the Tartu Art College had a chance to shine at the London Design Festival, which ended yesterday, showcasing a designer chair at a furniture and textile exhibit at subconference called Tent ...
Estonian Public Broadcasting: Nabi Takes Silver at World Championships
Estonian Institute’s New Publication „Estonian Heritage”
Do you want to know more about Estonian cultural heritage? Estonian Institute has published a new publication „Estonian Heritage”. The introduction of the publication is following: Estonian cultural ...
The Newest Issue of the Estonian Literary Magazine Has Been Published
The newest issue of the Estonian Literary Magazine has been published. In the new issue the excellent translator of Estonian literature Jean-Pierre Minaudier describes the surprising success of Andrus ...
Skype at 10: How an Estonian Startup Transformed Itself (and the World)
Estonian E-Services Inspire Others. Estonian Public Broadcasting: Finland to Set Up Its Own Data X-Road, Cross-Border e-Services in the Works
British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce is Organising a Trade Mission to Northern Ireland and Ireland
From the 1st until the 5th of October the British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce (BECC) is organising a trade mission to Northern Ireland and Ireland. On the 2nd of October Estonian investment conference ...
Two Estonian Universities Make World's Top 500 List
Estonian Public Broadcasting: Estonian Defense Industry Companies Head to London for DSEI Expo
Estonian GoSwift Queue Management Service Selected Amongst the World’s Best 40 e-Solutions
The University of Tartu in Estonia celebrates twenty years of English-language studies
Let's Do It World has started the world's first virtual cleanup on Facebook
One of Estonia's flagship movements Let's Do It World has started the world's first virtual cleanup on Facebook, promoting a clean garbage free world. More information: letsdoitworld.org/virtualcleanup   ...
The Guardian: Prom 67 - Orchestre de Paris/Järvi - review
Financial Times: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Usher Hall, Edinburgh – review
Ants Laaneots: Two Histories of World War II
Retired General Ants Laaneots writes that World War II was the most tragic event of the last century and the investigation of its causes and consequences has been extensive, but political conjecture ...
Tomorrow is the Night of Ancient Bonfires in Estonia
On the last Saturday night in August firelight will once again illuminate the coastline of Estonia in celebration of the Night of Ancient Bonfires. As in previous years, everyone is invited to come down ...
Moody's Maintains A1 Rating for Estonia
ICT experts to meet in Estonia to select the 40 best digital content developers for the World Summit Award
Joint Statement by Baltic State Prime Ministers Andrus Ansip, Valdis Dombrovskis and Algirdas Butkevičius on the Day of Remembrance for victims of Stalinism and Nazism
Today is European Day of Remembrance for victims of Stalinism and Nazism. Today the world commemorates the victims of the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century. On 23 August 1939, the Soviet Union ...
Lithuania Tribune: The significance of the Baltic Way twenty-four years later
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on the 22nd anniversary of the restoration of Estonian independence
Estonia celebrates the 22nd anniversary of restoring its independence
We celebrate the 22nd anniversary of restoring our independence today. Estonia regained its independence on the 20th of August 1991. Here is an in-depth look back at the chronological events that ...
Estonian Public Broadcasting: Estonia Celebrates Re-Independence With Fire, Water and Stone
BBC: Tallinn’s story, written in the sky
Wall Street Journal: Estonian Nine-Year-Olds to Learn Java
The Telegraph: Britain should follow Estonia's lead on voting, says Bercow
Estonian Public Broadcasting: Double Victory for Estonia in World Fencing Championships
Baltic Business News: Estonia's Guardtime to supply IT solutions to US defence and intelligence industries
Lancaster Guardian: A Tale of Two Tallinns
The Wall Street Journal: Estonia Startup Helps Farmers Manage Crops
The Economist explains: How did Estonia become a leader in technology?
Foodtripper: Eating Out - Tchaikovsky, Tallinn
The Wall Street Journal: The iPhone Weather Station in Your Pocket
Lancashire Evening Post: Feast meets Est in lovely Tallinn
Cosmopolitan: Estonia: A tasty treat
The Economist: Not Only Skype
Urban Travel Blog: The Juice: Tallinn
The Diplomat: Bangladesh: Lessons from Estonia?
Bachtrack: Opera North's enthralling Siegfried at Leeds Town Hall
CNN: Meet tiny nation bucking eurozone's pain
Estonian World: Keeping the flag flying – Estonia’s diplomatic solo artists of the Cold War
Daily Mail: Vikings, ballet and relics galore: it's a Baltic odyssey that's perfect for antiques fans
‘The State of Cyber Security: Information Technology and Statecraft in the 21st Century’
A conversation with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia Chair: James Morris MP, Treasurer, APPG Homeland Security TIME: 12.30 – 1.30pm, Tuesday 21st May 2013 VENUE: Committee ...
Estonian World: President Ilves: “No such thing as a free app”
BBC: How Estonia became E-stonia
Conversation with HE Ambassador Aino Lepik von Wirén on the topic of “Small state diplomacy – challenges and opportunities”
Date: Tuesday, 14th May, 2013 Time: 1-2.30 PM Location: JSB Lecture Theatre, Richmond building, University of Bradford University of Bradford welcomes Estonian Ambassador Mrs Aino Lepik von Wiren ...
TechCrunch: Fits.me Closes $7.2M Series A To “Aggressively Expand” Its Virtual Fitting Room Tech In Europe, Start Prepping For U.S. Push
The Telegraph: Branson backs start-up that cuts FX costs
The Guardian: A lesson in public e-policy
The Telegraph: Estonia: wolves and the wilderness
Virgin.com: Making start-ups truly international by Richard Branson
Examiner.com: Three popular spring travel destinations for 2013
MailOnline: World's seven smartest cities named as they vie for title of Intelligent Community of the Year
Wanderlust: Short break: Tallinn, Estonia
Innovation Insights: Tiny Estonia Hailed Best E-Gov by UN
The Financial Times_Estonia's digital leap
The Guardian_ Rules of cyberwar: don't target nuclear plants or hospitals, says Nato manual
UK and Estonia sign Memorandum of Understanding on digital government
FreshEst presents: Estonian Ministry of Creative Affairs Wins International Fashion Showcase 2013!
Estonian Design Centre and Estonian Embassy in London are delighted to announce that the Estonian Showcase has won the 2013 International Fashion Showcase! Having competed against 27 countries and 110 ...
Business Sense: Lessons from the world’s startup capital
Estonia Opens Honorary Consulate in Great Britain in Aberdeen
Today Estonia opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Aberdeen, Scotland, Great Britain. The Estonian honorary consul in Aberdeen is Simpson Buglass. It is Estonia’s fifth honorary consulate in the United ...
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in London: A Strong and Functioning European Union and Euro Zone Are in Estonia’s Interests
While talking about developments in the European Union during his meeting with Foreign Minister of Great Britain William Hague in London today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that a strong and functioning ...
David Cameron Announced UK’s Plans to Join the Centre
UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced yesterday that UK is determined to join the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence this year. The statement was given during the bilateral meeting ...
Prime Minister Ansip meets with Prime Minister Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Clegg of the United Kingdom
Prime Minister Andrus Ansip met with Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg of the United Kingdom in London today. Discussions ranged from defence cooperation and the NATO mission ...
Black Coffee Morning: ‘Is there an Estonian model for Europe?’
21 January Speaker(s): Andrus Ansip, Prime Minister of EstoniaChaired by: Dick Oosting, CEO, ECFR As Europe plunged into crisis, Estonia managed to lift itself out of the troubled waters by exercising ...
Reuters - Travel postcard: 48 hours in Estonian capital Tallinn
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