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18.12.2012 
Estonia and Israel Agree on Scientific Co-operation
On an official visit to Israel, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leaders agreed on bilateral scientific co-operation exchange of one scientist ...
13.12.2012 
Estonian Web Constable Project Earns 5 000 Euro Prize
The Estonian web constable project earned a 5 000-euro prize as the best crime prevention project in Europe. Read more...
11.12.2012 
Estonia Leads Peers in Rule of Law Index
Estonia has the strongest rule of law in Eastern Europe and Central Asia according to the World Justice Project, a Washington-based NGO. Read more...
10.12.2012 
Estonia Supports Digital Defenders Partnership
The Foreign Ministry has decided to support the new Digital Defenders Partnership. Read more...
19.11.2012 
Alley by European Parliament in Brussels to Be Named Baltic Way
An alley next to the Brussels building of the European Parliament (EP) will be named after the historic Baltic Way movement in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the office of Lithuanian MEP Vytautas Landsbergis ...
13.11.2012 
Estonia Elected Member of UN Human Rights Council
Yesterday, 12 November, elections for the UN Human Rights Council took place in New York and Estonia was elected to be a member of the council from 2013-2015. Estonia's candidacy received support from ...
26.10.2012 
Tallinn Among Top 21 Intelligent Communities in the World
The international think tank Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) included Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, on its list of the 21 most intelligent communities in the world. Read more...
25.10.2012 
World Bank Study Ranks Estonia 21st in the World for Ease of Doing Business
The World Bank report Doing Business 2013 (DB 2013) puts Estonia in 21st place, three notches higher than last year, in the measures of ease of doing business. Read more...
24.09.2012 
Freedom House: Estonia Has Greatest Degree of Internet Freedom
Estonia is on top of the rankings in the Freedom on the Net 2012 report released by Freedom House. Read more...
10.09.2012 
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemns all mockery of the Holocaust
In response to a journalist’s query at a press conference today regarding a picture published in an Estonian daily newspaper, Foreign Minister Paet condemned all mockery of the Holocaust. “Regarding ...
15.08.2012 
Startup Incubator Launched in Tallinn
One of Tallinn's most high-profile technology business centers, the Tehnopol Science Park, opened a new incubator on 14 August aimed specifically at helping fledgling tech companies get off the ground. Read ...
26.07.2012 
Moody's Affirms A1 Rating for Estonia
Moody's Investors Service affirmed Estonia's A1 government bond rating and stable outlook on 25 July. Read more...
31.05.2012 
First Set of Census Data Says Estonia's Population Is 1,294,236
Today Statistics Estonia published the first set of data obtained in the 11th population census conducted from 31 December 2011 to 31 March 2012. Compared to the previous census in 2000, the number of ...
02.05.2012 
Estonia up one notch in Freedom House press freedom rankings
Estonia is ranked 22nd to 24th among 197 countries in the fresh freedom of the press scoreboard published by the New York based Freedom House, one place higher than in the similar scoreboard a year ago. Read ...
30.04.2012 
Estonia Celebrates 100 Years of Filmmaking
It was 100 years ago today that the country's first filmmaker, Johannes Pääsuke, premiered his first short in Tartu, a chronicle of Russian aviator Sergei Utoshkin's stunt flight. Read more...
09.04.2012 
Estonia's oldest pharmacy marks 590th anniversary
Estonia's oldest pharmacy, the Raeapteek (Town Hall Pharmacy) situated in the center of Tallinn's Old Town, marks on Saturday 590 years since it was first mentioned in written records. Read more...
13.03.2012 
University of Tartu In Top 1% for Molecular Biology, Genetics
The new Reuters Web of Science list of the world's most influential research institutions has placed the University of Tartu in the top 1 percent in the fields of molecular biology and genetics.   Read ...
09.03.2012 
Estonian Economy Grew 7.6 Percent Last Year
In 2011 Estonia's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 7.6% compared to the previous year. In the final quarter of the year, GDP growth slowed and was, according to adjusted data, 4.5%. Estonia's GDP in ...
03.02.2012 
Growth in life expectancy in Estonia the highest presumable in EU
The presumable life expectancy of men has grown 7.5 years during the past 16 years and this is the biggest rise in the European Union, it appears from an Eurostat study published on Friday. Read more ...
31.01.2012 
McAfee Report Ranks Estonia Highly for Cyber Security
A new report commissioned by the computer security company McAfee ranks Estonia as having a reliable cyber security structure. Finland, Sweden and Israel were deemed the leaders of cyber security, all ...
27.01.2012 
National ID Card Turns 10
Estonia' much-touted national ID card will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary on January 28. Read more...
25.01.2012 
How e-government can shape competitiveness
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves talks to T Magazine about two key elements of his country's competitiveness: the use of IT to create effective e-government infrastructure and the institution of ...
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