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Estonia

Estonian cross-country skier Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is free of doping suspicions 

In 2014 -- nearly a decade later after Šmigun-Vähi won the gold in Torino  -- Russian media began to insinuate that she had used illicit drugs to get her place on the podium.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
14 Dec 2017 Estonia

EU will withdraw financial aid from Estonia

Economically, Estonia is doing great. So great, in fact, that the EU will slowly start cutting back on financial aid. Understandably, this makes Estonians a little anxious. Are we ready to join the circle of wealthy countries?
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
7 Dec 2017 Estonia

We will all get old -- and then what?

According to Estonian law, children must look after their parents or grandparents when they get old. The majority cannot afford a nursing home. Hence the parliament proposes a new project  -- special insurance for the elderly.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
30 Nov 2017 Estonia

Estonia is no longer a cheap booze paradise 

The tax on alcohol has increased almost twofold since July as part of a government program to fight alcohol-related diseases. But no worries, the Estonians get by. They now buy their liquor in Latvia.
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
23 Nov 2017 Estonia

20-year-old gamer allegedly a Russian spy   

In early November, the Estonian Internal Security Service detained a 20-year-old Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agent who tried to attack Estonian authorities. Fortunately, he was stopped before he could do any damage. 
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
15 Nov 2017 Estonia

Estonia's beloved e-government threatened

This fall, Czech scientists discovered a potential security risk in Estonian ID-cards. People are upset, but not because of the security threat.
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
9 Nov 2017 Estonia

Estonia's ex-PM accused of sexual harassment

One of the most popular Estonian politicians, the cover boy of the leading Reform Party, the shining example, ex-PM Taavi Rõivas, has been accused of sexual harassment. How will he come out of this?
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
26 Oct 2017 Estonia

Grounded marine researcher haunted by his past

Was a priceless artefact found in Estonian waters handed over to Finnish researchers because of a petty rivalry?
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
19 Oct 2017 Estonia

E-voting for the Estonian Centre Party

An unprecedented number of people placed their vote online this year, but these elections are likely to strengthen the power of the ruling central party.
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
11 Oct 2017 Estonia

Estonia's unfaced drug problem

Estonians have gotten used to witnessing various odd behaviors in public spaces, like incessant scratching, a common withdrawal symptom.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
6 Oct 2017 Estonia

Mothers cheer as Estonia gives fathers a boost

The Estonian government gave fathers additional 30-days of paid time off with their newborns, which is one of the longest paid paternity leave for fathers in European Union. 
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
28 Sep 2017 Estonia

It pays to be young in Estonia

Estonia is a country that loves its young people. In the spirit of putting our money where our mouthes are, this affection for our youth is clearly reflected in their salaries. 
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
26 Sep 2017 Estonia
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