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Estonia fails to elect new president

Estonia’s divided parliament has failed to elect a successor to President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who is having to stand down after two consecutive terms.

Estonia’s divided parliament has failed to elect a successor to President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who is having to stand down after two consecutive terms.

Culture

Master class at the Järvi Academy

Among the most relevant features of the Pärnu Music Festival is the Järvi International Academy for Conducting, a series of master-classes offering a unique opportunity for young conductors to enjoy p

Among the most relevant features of the Pärnu Music Festival is the Järvi International Academy for Conducting, a series of master-classes offering a unique opportunity for young conductors to enjoy p

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Russia accuses Estonian man of spying

An Estonian man has reportedly been arrested in St Petersburg, suspected of spying. He is accused of gathering classified information about the

An Estonian man has reportedly been arrested in St Petersburg, suspected of spying. He is accused of gathering classified information about the

Science_technology

Estonian firm prints 3D customised model of you

An unusual egg-shaped booth in Tallinn’s Seaplane Harbour is where a small team of Estonian engineers is testing its new invention. It’s a 3D scanner

An unusual egg-shaped booth in Tallinn’s Seaplane Harbour is where a small team of Estonian engineers is testing its new invention. It’s a 3D scanner

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Jüri Pootsmann Estonia's pop idol primed for Eurovision success

It has been a whirlwind 12-months for 21-year-old Jüri Pootsmann. He won Estonian Idol in 2015, landing him a record deal with Universal Music, his status as Estonia’s new superstar was cemented after

It has been a whirlwind 12-months for 21-year-old Jüri Pootsmann. He won Estonian Idol in 2015, landing him a record deal with Universal Music, his status as Estonia’s new superstar was cemented after

Culture

Tallinn Music Week brings together Creativity for Change

Tallinn Music Week has made a name for itself as a crossroads between different styles and genres. If you’re lucky, you might even spot Estonia’s

Tallinn Music Week has made a name for itself as a crossroads between different styles and genres. If you’re lucky, you might even spot Estonia’s

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Citizen Cyber Security

Ain Aaviksoo, Deputy Secretary General for E-services and Innovation, Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs: “I think Estonia is a perfect example

Ain Aaviksoo, Deputy Secretary General for E-services and Innovation, Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs: “I think Estonia is a perfect example

Business

Russia has 'bombed its way to Syria negotiating table'

Isabelle Kumar, euronews: “President Ilves, many thanks for giving us some of your time. Russian president Vladimir Putin is considered a risk-taker

Isabelle Kumar, euronews: “President Ilves, many thanks for giving us some of your time. Russian president Vladimir Putin is considered a risk-taker

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Squirrel goes diving in the snow

Hunting for food is a challenge for many animals at the height of the Estonian winter, but this squirrel seems to have found a solution. The animal

Hunting for food is a challenge for many animals at the height of the Estonian winter, but this squirrel seems to have found a solution. The animal

Culture

Finnish movie 'The Fencer' tells tale of 1950s Estonia

Set in Estonia in the 1950s, ‘The Fencer’ is the Finnish contender for an Oscar nomination in the Foreign Film category and it has already received a

Set in Estonia in the 1950s, ‘The Fencer’ is the Finnish contender for an Oscar nomination in the Foreign Film category and it has already received a

Science_technology

Cutting-edge robotic 'turtle' to explore shipwrecks

An underwater robot called U-CAT, inspired by a turtle and developed by a team of engineers at Estonia’s University of Technology in Tallinn, is

An underwater robot called U-CAT, inspired by a turtle and developed by a team of engineers at Estonia’s University of Technology in Tallinn, is

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Estonia and Russia end Kohver row with 'spy' swap

It was a scene reminiscent of the Cold War. On a bridge straddling the border between Estonia and Russia, suspected spies were exchanged. Tallinn

It was a scene reminiscent of the Cold War. On a bridge straddling the border between Estonia and Russia, suspected spies were exchanged. Tallinn

Culture

Arvo Pärt: the most performed living composer

He is the most performed living composer in the world. A devout Russian Orthodox, Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, who turned 80 this year, is often

He is the most performed living composer in the world. A devout Russian Orthodox, Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, who turned 80 this year, is often

Culture

Tallinn Architecture Biennale revisits city of the future

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is home to nearly half a million people. While the small Baltic country is widely recognised as one of the most

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is home to nearly half a million people. While the small Baltic country is widely recognised as one of the most

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Estonian farmers protest at falling prices

Taking their tractors to Tallinn, Estonian farmers are demanding more support from the government. Farmers Europe-wide have been hit by slumping

Taking their tractors to Tallinn, Estonian farmers are demanding more support from the government. Farmers Europe-wide have been hit by slumping

Science_technology

Do you know: are there still treasures under the sea?

We’re taking photos of Pluto and landing spacecraft on comets – surely, by now we know everything about the seas on our own planet? Maarja Kruusmaa

We’re taking photos of Pluto and landing spacecraft on comets – surely, by now we know everything about the seas on our own planet? Maarja Kruusmaa

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Thousands gather in Estonia for punk festival

Rakvere, Estonia became the punk capital for one day only as thousands gathered to perform punk classics in unison. The Punk Song Festival held in

Rakvere, Estonia became the punk capital for one day only as thousands gathered to perform punk classics in unison. The Punk Song Festival held in

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Russia jails 'kidnapped' Estonian 'spy' for 15 years

An Estonian security official has been sentenced to fifteen years in a Russian jail for ‘spying’. The court said Eston Kohver also smuggled weapons

An Estonian security official has been sentenced to fifteen years in a Russian jail for ‘spying’. The court said Eston Kohver also smuggled weapons

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Who are the six EU countries with shortest memories on migration?

With the death count rising alarmingly in the world’s most dangerous sea crossing earlier this year, Brussels finally acted. The European

With the death count rising alarmingly in the world’s most dangerous sea crossing earlier this year, Brussels finally acted. The European

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Soviet prison transformed into dive site in Estonia

What used to be a prison and labour camp has become a popular beach in Estonia, with visitors relaxing on the shore of a flooded quarry and exploring

What used to be a prison and labour camp has become a popular beach in Estonia, with visitors relaxing on the shore of a flooded quarry and exploring

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Germany wins the 14th European Championship of Forestry Skills

Students from different European forestry and agricultural colleges gathered in Luua, Estonia, from May 20-24, to take part in the 14th European

Students from different European forestry and agricultural colleges gathered in Luua, Estonia, from May 20-24, to take part in the 14th European

Culture

Estonian duo among favourites for Eurovision 2015

The Eurovision song contest is just around the corner and among the favourites are Elina Born and Stig Rästa from Estonia. The singer and songwriter

The Eurovision song contest is just around the corner and among the favourites are Elina Born and Stig Rästa from Estonia. The singer and songwriter