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Republic in Baltic Region of Northern Europe

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Estonia: Republic in Baltic Region of Northern Europe
Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a country on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea, covering a total area of 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi), water 2,839 km2 (1,096 sq mi), land area 42,388 km2 (16,366 sq mi), and is influenced by a humid continental climate. The official language of the country, Estonian, is the second-most-spoken Finnic language.

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Estonian PM survives no-confidence vote

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Friday called by the opposition after a minister from his junior coalition partner, the far-right EKRE party, tried to..
Reuters - Published

Uber-rival Bolt enters European food delivery business

Estonia's Bolt, a popular ride-sharing service in Eastern Europe and Africa, on Wednesday launched food delivery service in its home town of Tallinn, the nation's capital, and said it plans to roll out..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Estonia

Ogier wins Rally Turkey [Video]Ogier wins Rally Turkey

Ogier keeps title hopes alive with victory in Rally Turkey

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:06Published

Lappi takes early Rally Turkey lead [Video]Lappi takes early Rally Turkey lead

Lappi makes the early running in Rally Turkey

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:15Published

Steven Davis turns up the heat on Germany ahead of crucial Euro 2020 qualifier [Video]Steven Davis turns up the heat on Germany ahead of crucial Euro 2020 qualifier

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis believes the pressure is on Germany and Holland as the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign moves into its decisive stages. Michael O’Neill’s side have given..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

Tanak holds narrow lead over Neuville in Rally Germany [Video]Tanak holds narrow lead over Neuville in Rally Germany

Ott Tanak holds a 2.8 second lead over Thierry Neuville at the end of day two of the Rally Germany

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:35Published

Baltic Way: 30 years since the 600-km human chain that helped trigger the collapse of communism [Video]Baltic Way: 30 years since the 600-km human chain that helped trigger the collapse of communism

Friday marks the 30th anniversary since two million people from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania joined hands and made a 600-kilometre human chain that spread across the three Baltic states.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:02Published

On the frontline of the Estonia-Latvia booze tax war [Video]On the frontline of the Estonia-Latvia booze tax war

A booze tax war has broken out between Estonia and Latvia, but, at a border town on the frontline, there is little sign it’s had much impact.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:22Published

Tanak takes early Rally Finland lead; WRC2 driver Pietarinen crashes [Video]Tanak takes early Rally Finland lead; WRC2 driver Pietarinen crashes

Estonian in control early on as he looks to fend off challenge to his championship chances

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:27Published

Championship leader Tanak sets early pace in Finland [Video]Championship leader Tanak sets early pace in Finland

Estonian is quickest in the shakedown as he looks to maintain lead over Sebastien Ogier

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:50Published

 

Estonia President says far-right minister unfit for job

Estonia President Kersti Kaljulaid said on Monday that Finance Minister Martin Helme, one of the leaders of the far-right EKRE party, was unfit to serve in the cabinet, citing Helme's attempt to fire..
Reuters - Published

Celtic beat Sarajevo to progress in Champions League

Celtic ease aside Sarajevo to set up a Champions League second qualifying round meeting with Nomme Kalju on Estonia.
BBC News - Published

Wimbledon 2019: Heather Watson loses in second round

British number two Heather Watson is outclassed by Estonian 20th seed Anett Kontaveit in the Wimbledon second round.
BBC News - Published

Estonia PM says EU leaders will seek bigger majority to agree on top jobs

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Monday said there was enough backing for an agreement on how to allocate the European Union's top jobs, but that it was the right decision to pause talks between..
Reuters - Published

Ambitious 2050 climate goal relegated to footnote at EU summit

A push by most European Union nations for the world's biggest economic bloc to go carbon neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after resistance from Poland, the Czech..
Reuters - Published

Estonia: How boom-time Baltic republic embraced far right

estonia: how boom-time baltic republic embraced far right
After a divisive election that saw far-right party EKRE surge, Estonia is figuring out what's next.
BBC News - Published

Ten former Danske Bank managers charged over Estonia case: Berlingske

Danish prosecutors have charged 10 former Danske Bank managers over their suspected involvement in one of the world's biggest money laundering scandals, newspaper Berlingske reported on Wednesday,..
Reuters - Published

Estonia's far-right ministers face rocky start with first resignation

estonia's far-right ministers face rocky start with first resignation
First there were allegations over a white nationalist symbol, then came a minister's resignation.
BBC News - Published

Estonian far-right minister goes after one day in office

Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid said on Tuesday she had relieved a minister from the far-right party EKRE of his duties, just a day after the new government was sworn in.
Reuters - Published

Estonian parliament gives Center's Ratas nod to lead government

Estonia's Center party leader Juri Ratas secured parliament's support on Wednesday to continue as prime minister and form a new government that will bring a far-right party into the cabinet for the..
Reuters - Published

Estonia president turns to Ratas to form a government

Estonia's president turned on Tuesday to Center leader Juri Ratas to form a new government - a move that will likely bring a far-right party into the cabinet for the first time.
Reuters - Published

Estonian parliament rejects Reform's Kallas as PM

Estonia's parliament rejected the leader of the center-right Reform Party, Kaja Kallas, as prime minister on Monday and the president was expected instead to tap Center Party head Juri Ratas to lead..
Reuters - Published

Three Estonian parties, including far-right EKRE, agree on coalition plan

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas unveiled on Saturday a detailed plan for a three-party coalition, including the far-right EKRE-party, which could see him hold power despite his party having come..
Reuters - Published

Estonia election winner downplays chance of becoming prime minister

The leader of Estonia's largest political party received a formal request from the president on Friday to form a government, but quickly she downplayed her prospects of becoming prime minister.
Reuters - Published

Swedbank may have misled U.S. over clients' links to Panama Papers scandal: Swedish TV

Swedish lender Swedbank, under pressure over allegations its Estonia operations may have been used to launder money, may have withheld information from U.S. authorities over suspicious financial..
Reuters - Published

Northern Ireland boss O'Neill demands improvement despite beating Estonia

northern ireland boss o'neill demands improvement despite beating estonia
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill challenges his side to be "a little bit more polished" in the final third after their 2-0 win over Estonia.
BBC News - Published

Northern Ireland defeat Estonia in Euro 2020 opener

northern ireland defeat estonia in euro 2020 opener
Northern Ireland make a winning start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a deserved 2-0 victory over Estonia at Windsor Park.
BBC News - Published

Man charged with murder of a French film maker Laureline Garcia-Bertaux

Kirill Belorusov, 32, was detained in Tallinn, the capital of his home country Estonia
Independent - Published

Northern Ireland striker Grigg out of Euro qualifiers

Sunderland striker Will Grigg is ruled out of Northern Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus with an injury.
BBC News - Published

Kew murder: Man held in Estonia over film-maker death

kew murder: man held in estonia over film-maker death
Laureline Garcia-Bertaux's body was found buried in a shallow grave in her west London garden.
BBC News - Published

Kew murder: Man arrested in Estonia suspected of killing French filmmaker in London

Police to begin extradition proceedings
Independent - Published

Euro 2020: Grigg and Washington back for opening Northern Ireland qualifiers

euro 2020: grigg and washington back for opening northern ireland qualifiers
Will Grigg and Conor Washington return to the Northern Ireland squad for the opening Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus.
BBC News - Published

Estonian PM invites far-right to join cabinet

Estonia Prime Minister Juri Ratas invited EKRE to coalition talks on Monday, reversing a promise to block the anti-immigrant party from the cabinet as he seeks to replace the coalition's smallest..
Reuters - Published

Estonian Reform Party to hold coalition talks with Fatherland, Social Democrats

Estonia's Reform party, the biggest in parliament after the March 3 election, will hold talks with the conservative Fatherland Party and the Social Democrats on a new cabinet, its leader said on..
Reuters - Published

Estonian Centre party rejects Reform party invitation to form coalition

Estonia's Centre Party on Friday rejected an overture from its old rival the Reform party to join coalition talks, saying it could not back plans for a return to a flat tax rate.
Reuters - Published

Estonian election winner to begin coalition talks with rival

The leader of Estonian's main center-right party, who won an election on Sunday but fell shy of a majority, said on Wednesday she would open what are likely to be tough coalition talks with the..
Reuters - Published

Estonian center-right opposition wins elections

Estonia's opposition center-right Reform party pulled off a surprise win over Prime Minister Juri Ratas' governing center-left Centre party in Sunday's parliamentary elections.
Reuters - Published

Estonian opposition Reform ahead in partial election count

Estonia's opposition center-right Reform party took a surprise lead over Prime Minister Juri Ratas' governing center-left Centre party in Sunday's parliamentary elections after votes from nearly 90..
Reuters - Published

Estonia general election: Polls point to tight vote

estonia general election: polls point to tight vote
Estonia's centre-left coalition faces a strong challenge from the Reform party and from eurosceptics.
BBC News - Published

Estonian PM eyes new term with far-right gains to cloud coalition-building

Estonians head to the polls on Sunday with incumbent center-left Prime Minister Juri Ratas the frontrunner, although he would face a difficult task forging a parliament majority due to expected..
Reuters - Published

Danske Bank pulls out of Russia, Baltics after money-laundering backlash

Danske Bank will pull out of Russia and the neighboring Baltic states, the Danish lender said after Estonia ordered it to close the branch at the center of one of the largest-ever money laundering..
Reuters - Published

Dirty money risks encroach on Estonia's digital utopia

Estonia’s push to become a digital society has left it vulnerable to dirty money and sanction breaches, the country’s top banking regulator has warned.
Reuters - Published

The mistake that led to a £1.2bn business

the mistake that led to a £1.2bn business
How two Estonia friends built popular money transfer business TransferWise.
BBC News - Published

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