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Obama visits Tallinn in show of solidarity
Obama visits Tallinn in show of solidarity
TALLINN - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Tallinn on Sept. 3, partaking in his first visit to the Baltic region for discussions with Baltic leaders over rising tensions due to the conflict in Ukraine. This is the first visit by a U.S. president since Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush visited the region in May 2005 as part of the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. This time it was not in memory of a past conflict that brought the president to Eastern Europe, rather new tensions and the fear of further destabilization in the region. The ...  Full story...
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 Sep 03, 2014 - Baltic Way: ‘unique event’ in European history...
Baltic Way: ‘unique event’ in European history
TALLINN - Prime Minister Taavi Roivas attended the Baltic Way’s 25th anniversary commemorative event in Riga on Aug. 24, where in a speech he noted that the mass event organized in 1989 was a unique event in the recent history of Europe, reports LETA. “The Baltic Way was the greatest mass demonstration held by our peoples in our history,” said Roivas, adding that it was th...
 Sep 03, 2014 - Mihkelson argues for permanent NATO presence...
Mihkelson argues for permanent NATO presence
TALLINN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who visited Latvia last month, on Aug. 18 said that NATO will defend the Baltic States should there be need for it, but she ruled out the possibility that NATO would set up permanent bases in the Baltics. Estonian leaders, however, continue to reiterate that NATO’s presence in the Baltic region must grow, reports Public Broadcasting. Merkel rul...
 Aug 06, 2014 - Defense law to be upgraded...
Defense law to be upgraded
TALLINN - The new state defense law that was sent for a round of approvals to different state institutions will make the prime minister the highest military head in Estonia, reports Postimees. The aim of the bill is to modernize Estonia’s defense and guarantee leadership of the state with clear command lines. The current state defense basics are considered outdated and comparable to the...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Early Ukraine crisis resolution unlikely, says Ilv...
Early Ukraine crisis resolution unlikely, says Ilves
TALLINN - Pesident Toomas Hendrik Ilves said in an interview to Estonian public radio Vikerraadio on the eve of Victory Day - celebrated on June 23 - that, due to the steps taken by Russia in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the world is back in the years just after the Second World War, reports Public Broadcasting. Ilves added, though, that there are many in Europe who still see Russia’s ...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Ilves remembers crimes of mass deportations...
Ilves remembers crimes of mass deportations
TALLINN - In a speech dedicated to the June 1941 deportations, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on June 14 reminded Estonians that “The brutally cold wave of deportations affected the whole of Estonia, all of our people,” reports Delfi. “Crimes of Communism and Nazism, deportations, the Holocaust and the Holodomor are crimes against humanity that we must not forget,” said ...
 Jun 04, 2014 - Cohabitation rules to protect partnerships...
Cohabitation rules to protect partnerships
TALLINN - The Estonian government supported on May 22 a bill on cohabitation, which allows couples who, for some reason, cannot get married or do not want to get married but who want legal guarantees, to register their cohabitation, reports Public Broadcasting. The bill creates the possibility of concluding gender-neutral cohabitation agreements with the aim to guarantee adequate protection...
 Jun 04, 2014 - Conservatives strong in EP poll results...
Conservatives strong in EP poll results
TALLINN - European Parliamentary elections that ended on May 25 brought some surprising results, specifically in some startling shifts in voting against the typically strong center-left and center-right parties. With impressive results from more extreme parties, the message to Brussels is that citizens are becoming increasingly dissatisfied about the direction the European Union is moving, and ...
 May 01, 2014 - Alien life among us...
Alien life among us
TALLINN - According to a study that was conducted by the Tartu University department of religion, nearly half of the residents of Estonia believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life, while a fifth have participated in new age practices like yoga, meditation or liberation breathing, reports Postimees Online. Nearly 70 percent of the 1,100 people who were polled agreed with the statement ...



 Sep 03, 2014 - New education center pushes sc...
TALLINN - President Toomas Hendrik Ilves attended the opening of the new physics building of the University of Tartu (Physicum) on Aug. 25, reports...
 Sep 03, 2014 - Eesti in brief...
Estonian discus thrower Gerd Kanter became the most successful athlete in Estonia’s post-Soviet history when he won the silver medal at the E...
 Aug 06, 2014 - Azov denies Estonian presence...
TALLINN - The Ukrainian Azov battalion has confirmed that no Estonian citizens are involved in the war in Ukraine as part of their unit, reports De...
 Aug 06, 2014 - Russia silent on border pact...
TALLINN - Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the situation with the Estonian-Russian border treaties is unchanged and new contacts with Russia o...
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