Progress – Estonians adapt fast

Estonia is logistically in a challenging location—-at a meeting point of seas, land, forest and different cultures. Throughout existence we have been forced to adjust to different influences and restrictions. Estonians have become skilled in adjusting to new conditions. Perhaps our creative skills are not as good as in Southern nations, but we are smart…

The Nordic influence – Estonians are rational and prudent

Estonians live in a Nordic country. This means pristine nature and pure wilderness, as well as periods of white nights or limited daylight. It is the climate that has given us our strict discipline: clear shapes and quality both in thinking and actions. It is also about being introvert and stressed because of painfully long…

Rootedness – Estonians have deep roots

Estonians have been living in their homeland for thousands of years. This is rare even in Europe, not to mention the rest of the world. We have been facing disasters, rulers, wars and climate, but we have prevailed. This gives us our historic heritage, unique in the whole world. There is a kind of heroic…

The Eeastern Influence – Estonians are an open Nordic nation

Estonians originate from the East and in the course of times many other people have come here to stay as well. It would be naive to think that Estonians have no connection to the Rising Sun. Within the ancient and closed world there is another world full of emotions, surprises and exotics. Estonians’ sense of…

Welcome to Estonia

Do we know where we live and who we are? Yes, we do — we live in Estonia, we are Estonians, we are familiar with the pain and pleasure of our country. But since we are so small, it is very likely that people outside Estonia do not know much about us or our country….

Businessman takes out Estonia’s largest dividend payment, pays no income tax

Äripäev writes that Estonian businessman Margus Linnamäe, owner of Estonia’s largest pharmaceutical retail and wholesale group Magnum, and co-owner of Postimees and BNS media groups, paid no  income tax on 20 million euros in dividends that he took out this year. Linnamäe is an example of businessmen’s clever use of loopholes offered by international taxation….

Estonia: Land of contrast

Estonia never quite became a true Soviet republic following its annexation by Stalin in 1940, somehow maintaining its language and culture. Now a dynamic western European country, visitors will be dazzled by medieval Tallinn, formidable castles, wilderness areas and pristine beaches, writes Kiki Deere ESTONIA is a bit of an unknown quantity to its fellow…

Estonia: Land of contrast

Estonia never quite became a true Soviet republic following its annexation by Stalin in 1940, somehow maintaining its language and culture. Now a dynamic western European country, visitors will be dazzled by medieval Tallinn, formidable castles, wilderness areas and pristine beaches, writes Kiki Deere ESTONIA is a bit of an unknown quantity to its fellow…

European parliament election held in Estonia

TALLINN, May 25 – Estonia went to the polls Sunday to elect the country’s European Parliament deputies for the next five years, according to Estonian Election office. The four parties represented in Estonia’s national Parliament and one independent candidate are expected to split five spots, with the sixth seat up for grabs. As it was…

Estonia is among the 30 most competitive states in the world

Estonia is on the 30th position in the fresh 2014 global competitiveness report of IMD as compared to the 36th position last year, LETA/Postimees Online reports. Latvia was on the 35th and Lithuania on the 34th place. The previous time Estonia was in the top 30 was in 2008 (23rd place) and the highest place…