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Former Kentucky Wildcats guard Isaiah Briscoe scored 50 points in the Estonia/Latvia All-Star game this week, earning MVP honors for the game and getting his name in the headlines. Briscoe has been playing for Kalev-Cramo club in Estonia since November, just a month after being waived by the ...
"This shows the special relationship of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania," Ratas said at the centenary reception on Friday. According to Ratas, the Baltic countries have shared the same values throughout history, freedom, the right to chose their own path, and openness to the world. "We have made many right ...

Estonia considers Azerbaijan as a possible corridor to markets of Iran, Middle East and India, Deputy Secretary General for Business Development at Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs Viljar Lubi told Trend in an exclusive interview. Estonian railway companies and sea ports have good relations with ...
Estonia's chief information officer Simm Sikkut landed in Australia this week as a guest of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for what he describes as an 'exploration mission.' It was an opportunity for Sikkut to impart his wisdom on a government that, to put it mildly, has performed rather poorly on ...
The delegation was tasked with establishing contact with the command of the Imperial German army and informing them of the proclamation of the independence of the Republic of Estonia in hopes that Germany would not attack the capital city of a neutral country in a German-Russian conflict.
weather permitting, Estonian and allied aircraft are to fly over the military parade to be held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia on Saturday, Feb. 24. A total of 25 aircraft, including Italian, Danish and U.S. fighter jets and U.S. helicopters, are to possibly perform a flyover on ...

According to current Estonian law, individuals who have been granted a residence permit or visa by another Schengen state can reside in Estonia for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. After that, researchers are permitted to remain in Estonia through the expiration date of the visa or residence permit ...
TARTU, Estonia -- computer technology has given Tonis Leissoo a chance to honor his homeland and its turbulent history through watchmaking. With no formal training as a horologist, Mr. Leissoo, 33, turned to Photoshop, computer-assisted design software and 3-D printing to realize a lifelong obsession ...
The Estonian Defence Investments Centre on 31 January announced the four bidders to be considered for a major upcoming small arms contract, the Baltic News Service has reported. Heckler & Koch, Sig Sauer, Lewis Machine & tool Company, and Patriot Ordnance Factory are to be considered for last ...
MINSK, 7 February (BelTA) - Digital cooperation is the most promising field of interaction for Estonia and Belarus, Estonian Ambassador to Belarus Merike Kokajev told the media ahead of the Belarus-Estonia business forum on 7 February, BelTA has learned. According to the diplomat, businessmen from ...
In 2018, the scrappy Republic of Estonia marks the 100th anniversary of its founding. Having endured 200 years of czarist rule, the unraveling of the Russian Empire and the turmoil of World War I, the Estonian people faced an uphill battle when they declared their republic in 1918. They quickly adopted a ...
The top five countries in the 2018 edition of the index were Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland and Australia; Estonia was outranked by Ireland as well. Estonia came in third place among European countries, however. The global bottom five was made up of North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, ...
According to Loodmaa, the number of Finnish tourists staying at Estonia's accommodation establishments might have declined because Estonia's EU presidency raised hotel prices in Tallinn. Another reason might be that the living standard in Finland has improved so much in the past few years that Finnish ...
The number of Finnish tourists, meanwhile, which accounted for 42 percent of the total number of foreign tourists staying at Estonia's accommodation establishments, decreased by four percent compared to 2016. 72 percent of foreign tourists who stayed at accommodation establishments were on vacation, ...
In 2018, the scrappy Republic of Estonia marks the 100th anniversary of its founding. Having endured 200 years of czarist rule, the unraveling of the Russian Empire and the turmoil of World War I, the Estonian people faced an uphill battle when they declared their republic in 1918. They quickly adopted a ...
In 2018, the scrappy Republic of Estonia marks the 100th anniversary of its founding. Having endured 200 years of czarist rule, the unraveling of the Russian Empire and the turmoil of World War I, the Estonian people faced an uphill battle when they declared their republic in 1918. They quickly adopted a ...
"I saw that Estonia has freshly established diplomatic ties with Sudan, which is led by President Omar al-Bashir, for whom an arrest warrant has been issued by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity," Paet said on social media. "Previously, Estonia's stance was that we do not establish ...

"Among more than 650,000 unique Smart-ID users in the Baltic states, more than 300,000 are from Latvia, more than 200,000 from Lithuania, and more than 150,000 from Estonia," Smart-ID business development director Liisa Lukin said. According to SK ID Solutions, the biggest increase in Smart-ID user ...
Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a decree naming the 23rd fighter aviation regiment the "Tallinn" regiment, after the capital of neighboring Estonia. The decree, which was signed on January 29, was published on the Kremlin website on January 31. It states that the name has been bestowed "to ...
Language instruction with the goal of an A2 level of proficiency will be provided to at least 150 people. All beneficiaries of international protection, regardless of whether they have arrived in Estonia as part of regular migration or under the EU migrant distribution plan, will be eligible for the program.
Although according to Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman the decision to put Estonia on the list of tax havens only concerns Ukrainian residents, practice regarding Estonian companies unfortunately tells a different story, ministry spokesperson Liisa Toos told BNS. She added that the ministry ...
On my last visit to Estonia's capital city of Tallinn, while I was admiring the view from the terrace atop the city walls, a kindly middle-aged man approached. From a satchel on his shoulder, he pulled out a stack of music CDs, all recordings of Tallinn's famous Song festivals. While he was eager to make a ...
"It is important for Estonia that our large companies do well, as they make up a significant part of the tax revenue," he said. Four percent of all legal persons bring in 85 percent of tax revenue to the state. The remaining 96 percent pay 15 percent of tax revenue. The role of important tax payers in tax receipts ...
One of the most interesting places I have ever visited is Estonia, which is a country in Northern Europe. We were on a boat cruise, so we decided to visit some places that most people don't normally travel to. While we were on the boat to Tallinn, we also went to Estonia. That was in 2010 but I still have fond ...
A third model would essentially enable anyone in Estonia's e-residency community to use Euros on the blockchain, Korjus told AFP. Under this version, "banks would be required to move money in and out of euro estcoins, but transactions could then take place independently of them through the blockchain ...
Tallinn - The Supreme Court of Estonia on Thursday declared the rates of the bailiff fees set out in the Bailiffs Act to be unconstitutional; the decision takes effect six months after the publication date. The Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court resolved a dispute over whether the debtor has to pay the bailiff's ...
The relationship between Estonia and the President Donald Trump Administration is solid, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas told CNBC at the World Economic Forum on Friday, countering doubts over the current U.S. government's commitment to its NATO ally. Asked if Trump has been a dedicated friend ...
The couple will begin their visit of the Baltic states in Latvia on Apr. 23, move on to Lithuania on Apr. 24, and visit Estonia on Apr. 25 and 26. The visit of the crown prince will mark the anniversary of the independence of the Baltic states and the importance of those countries for Norway as allies and partners, ...
F-16s from the Ohio Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing line the ramp at Amari air base, Estonia. They arrived Jan. 14 as part of a theater security package. (MC3 Cody Hendrix/Defense Department). Twelve F-16s and about 375 airmen deployed to Amari air base, Estonia, Jan. 14 as a theater security ...
Like the citizens of Estonia, e-residents had to quickly renew the certificates of their ID cards to eliminate the danger of identity theft. Although a bigger crisis was averted and, according to the state, no instances of e-identity theft occurred, the director of the e-residency program Kaspar Korjus tells ZDNet that ...
As far as the selection of series and movies on Netflix is concerned, Estonia could be in Africa or somewhere in South-East Asia. Though other countries in the EU, "and even Lithuania" as some would say have access to a better choice, Netflix subscribers in Estonia get but a fraction of the company's ...
More than 250 airmen and a dozen F-16 fighter jets deployed last week from the Ohio Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing to Estonia. The mission is part of a theater security package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The mission provides a large U.S. military presence in Europe capable of ...
Japan is to become a member of the Estonian-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced. The announcement was made during a visit by Abe to Tallinn on 12 January. Merle Maigre, director of the NATO CCDCOE, said: "Japan is ...
With it, 2017 was the third year in a row in which Estonia registered a population increase, Statistics Estonia reported on Tuesday. 13,520 children were born in 2017, some 400 less than in the previous year. As the number of women of childbearing age is decreasing, this means the average number of ...
Estonia has the EU's second most intensively farmed forests (after Belgium), with logging making up 91% of forest activity. It is also the OECD's most carbon-intensive country, depending heavily on shale oil for its electricity. To meet EU green targets, the Baltic state burns biomass for the vast majority of its ...
Nov. 30, 2017 marked the fifth anniversary of the youth organization of the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE), Sinine Ӓratus ("Blue Awakening"). Blue Awakening was founded and is currently led by Tartu city councillor and EKRE board member, Ruuben Kaalep. Although EKRE is a relatively ...
When in 2002 there were approximately 26,000 people, who took dividend income in Estonia, then in 2017 there are already over 70,000 people who do so," Kallas said. "Ideally local governments should be completely self-sufficient, which means that it is more important than ever to think about how to ...
Their useful life in Estonia is planned to be at least 30 years. If the purchase is made, the first units are expected to arrive in Estonia in 2021, the last ones by 2026. By the time delivery begins, the support infrastructure needs to be ready, armored support vehicles bought, and training of the crews completed.
Possibly the biggest year in the history of cricket in Estonia will reach its climax today when Kalev CC, the defending champions, and the club with the largest number of native-born players, meets Reval CC in the final of the domestic league at the Tallinn Hippodrome. As befitting a final, the third meeting of ...
Estonia boasts advanced information technology expertise, having worked to strengthen its digital defenses after suffering large-scale cyberattacks in 2007. NATO maintains a cyberdefense base there today. And Japan, increasingly worried about digital threats from the likes of North Korea and China, ...
YEREVAN, JANUARY 12, ARMENPRESS. Estonia has ratified the Comprehensive and Enhanced Agreement between Armenia and the EU, press secretary of the MFA Armenia Tigran Balayan told ARMENPRESS. "We received an official writ from Tallinn according to which Estonia has completed all the ...
Raivo Kuut, deputy secretary general for public order and migration policy at the Estonian Interior Ministry, said that the drones are part of the whole border construction project in order to ensure that the external border of Estonia, Europe and NATO is securely protected. "The largest change compared to ...
Estonia boasts advanced information technology expertise, having worked to strengthen its digital defenses after suffering large-scale cyberattacks in 2007. NATO maintains a cyberdefense base there today. And Japan, increasingly worried about digital threats from the likes of North Korea and China, ...
Elering AS , an independent electricity and gas system operator in Estonia, and WePower , a blockchain-based green energy trading platform that aims to drive global green energy adoption and promote sustainable living, announced a joint pilot project to test the large-scale tokenization of energy data on ...
Remedia is the third-largest alcohol producer in Estonia. It was the first private company to get a permit to produce alcoholic beverages in Estonia after the country regained independence in 1991. The company finished 2017 with a loss of €250,000 on sales of €6.8 million. Headquartered in Riga, Amber ...
Tokyo has been increasingly worried over potential cyberthreats from North Korea and China, and is looking to learn from Estonia, which was hit by a large-scale cyberattack in 2007. Abe also meets Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Prime Minister Juri Ratas to discuss EU-Japan relations and ...
Noora, the new main building of the National Archives of Estonia, opened in February 2017. It's remarkable in many respects. Its walls contain a trove of archived pieces of the past, strung together in a web of storytelling and written records. But the historic records are just one piece of Noora's appeal.
Tallinn - National minorities want to contribute to Estonia's development and are really interested in the centennial of the country, Prime Minister Juri Ratas said on Tuesday after a meeting with representatives of national minorities. "It is of course important to the government and to our whole country that ...
(RTTNews) - Estonia's foreign trade gap widened in November from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Wednesday. The trade deficit rose to EUR 111.2 million in November from EUR 93.7 million in the corresponding month last year. In October, the ...
Starting in 1995, the German war Graves Commission established military cemeteries in Tallinn and many other places in Estonia. In 2007 Estonia moved the remains of Russian soldiers as well as a Russian war memorial out of Tallinn despite Russian protests. When the Cold War ended, Estonia was one ...


 

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