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News Estonia People: Estonia preparing to launch immunity passport for people recovered from virus

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
Estonia preparing to launch immunity passport for people recovered from virus
News source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/05/21/estonia-launches-one-worlds-first-immunity-passports/

The Baltic state is hoping the technology will help revive its economy as lockdown restrictions ease Estonia has begun testing one of the world's first digital immunity passports in a bid to restart ...

News Estonia People: Next for soccer restart, Estonia set for games on Tuesday

Published on: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Next for soccer restart, Estonia set for games on Tuesday
News source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2020/05/18/next-for-soccer-restart-estonia-set-for-games-on-tuesday/111795654/

When three soccer games are played Tuesday in Estonia, it will become the third European top-tier league to emerge from a shutdown forced by the coronavirus pandemic. Games will, inevitably, start in ...

News Estonia People: 'Thinness Gene' Could Explain Some People Stay Slim Without Trying

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
'Thinness Gene' Could Explain Some People Stay Slim Without Trying
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/thinness-gene-could-explain-some-people-stay-slim-without-trying-1505663

Scientists have identified a so-called "thinness gene" they believe could explain why some people stay lean without trying. The gene, called Alk, is found in the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that ...

News Estonia People: Estonia to expel foreign workers when contracts end

Published on: Tuesday 21 April 2020
Estonia to expel foreign workers when contracts end
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/estonia-expel-foreign-workers-contracts-130802916.html

Estonia's parliament has approved a new law enabling it to expel foreign workers from outside the European Union who lose their jobs at a time when the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus has started to bite. Estonia's three-party coalition includes The Conservative People's Party

News Estonia People: Lessons For The World On How Estonia’s Digital State Is Coping With Coronavirus

Published on: Friday 01 May 2020
Lessons For The World On How Estonia’s Digital State Is Coping With Coronavirus
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/philipsalter/2020/05/01/lessons-for-the-world-on-how-estonias-digital-state-is-coping-with-coronavirus/

Coronavirus is shaking the world out of all sorts of complacencies. Governments’ capacity – or lack of it – is suddenly under the microscope, which is making the case for digital government reforms in the image of Estonia not just attractive, which they have always been, but vital.

News Estonia People: 'Disco Elysium' Team Consider Game's Wider Impact: "Let's Just Hope That it Helps People Through This Time"

Published on: Wednesday 01 April 2020
'Disco Elysium' Team Consider Game's Wider Impact: "Let's Just Hope That it Helps People Through This Time"
News source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disco-elysium-team-consider-games-wider-impact-1287838

Ahead of the BAFTA Game Awards, where the role-playing title is nominated in seven categories, The Hollywood Reporter chats with narrative writer Helen Hindpere and art director Aleksander Rostov ...

News Estonia People: Estonian-founded AI startup to supply Walmart with its technology

Published on: Thursday 26 March 2020
Estonian-founded AI startup to supply Walmart with its technology
News source: https://estonianworld.com/business/estonian-founded-ai-startup-to-supply-walmart-with-its-technology/

The Estonian-founded startup, Pactum, an AI-based platform that helps companies to automate ... “Revisiting those partnerships is key for large companies like Walmart, who may have so many contracts ...

News Estonia People: Estonia won its war on fentanyl, then things got worse

Published on: Wednesday 25 March 2020
Estonia won its war on fentanyl, then things got worse
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/estonia-won-war-fentanyl-things-worse-69807169

Igor Smirnov was introduced to opiates the day his first son was born, when he got celebratory drunk and a neighbor injected him with an intoxicating extract of opium poppies. “I’ve never tried ...

News Estonia People: Party ratings: Estonia 200 overtakes Social Democrats

Published on: Wednesday 19 February 2020
Party ratings: Estonia 200 overtakes Social Democrats
News source: https://news.err.ee/1054622/party-ratings-estonia-200-overtakes-social-democrats

Support for non-parliamentary party Estonia 200 surpassed the Social Democrats (SDE) and is now the fourth most popular party, results from a weekly poll conducted by Norstat and the Institute for Social Research (MTÜ Ühiskonnauuringute Instituut) show.

News Estonia People: Estonia angers Beijing by warning Europe not to be 'useful pawns' for communist power

Published on: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Estonia angers Beijing by warning Europe not to be 'useful pawns' for communist power
News source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/estonia-angers-beijing-by-warning-europe-not-to-be-useful-pawns-for-communist-power

"The Foreign Intelligence Agency's assessment is a security assessment based on their own expertise,” Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said Tuesday ... by ignorance [and] prejudice” and “hurt ...

News Estonia People: CIO Interview: Siim Sikkut, Estonian government CIO

Published on: Thursday 13 February 2020
CIO Interview: Siim Sikkut, Estonian government CIO
News source: https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252478476/CIO-Interview-Siim-Sikkut-Estonian-Government-CIO

The Estonian government is going a step further than just making all of its services available online and is contacting people automatically when certain life events require government information.

News Estonia People: Estonia: Russia attack not likely but Baltics under threat

Published on: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Estonia: Russia attack not likely but Baltics under threat
News source: https://www.wavy.com/news/world/estonia-russia-attack-not-likely-but-baltics-under-threat/

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have all been NATO members since 2004 ... old Eamonn Harrison can appeal against an order that he be sent to Britain to face charges of manslaughter and conspiracy to ...

News Estonia People: Ratas: Estonia and Japan want further cooperate with IT and green energy

Published on: Monday 10 February 2020
Ratas: Estonia and Japan want further cooperate with IT and green energy
News source: https://news.err.ee/1033927/ratas-estonia-and-japan-want-further-cooperate-with-it-and-green-energy

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said at a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the two countries are important partners and there should be closer economic cooperation in e-solutions and green energy.

News Estonia People: Estonia stems fentanyl crisis but has few answers for US

Published on: Wednesday 05 February 2020
Estonia stems fentanyl crisis but has few answers for US
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/estonia-stems-fentanyl-crisis-few-answers-us-024453438.html

Sitting in the back of a mobile clinic, in front of racks of anti-overdose treatments and clean needles, Jaan Vaart recalls when fentanyl first appeared in Estonia in 2001. "You go unconscious, you stop breathing, you're going blue," Vaart says. Against the odds, Vaart survived.

News Estonia People: Estonia celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty

Published on: Sunday 02 February 2020
Estonia celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty
News source: https://estonianworld.com/security/estonia-celebrates-the-100th-anniversary-of-the-tartu-peace-treaty/

On 2 February 2020, Estonia is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty that ended the Estonian War of Independence, established the country’s eastern border and obligated Soviet Russia to recognise Estonian independence – the fact the Soviet Union ignored only 20 years later.

News Estonia People: Criminal investigation launched in Estonia on crowdfunding platform originating in Latvia

Published on: Sunday 02 February 2020
Criminal investigation launched in Estonia on crowdfunding platform originating in Latvia
News source: http://www.baltic-course.com/eng2/legislation/?doc=153871

Estonia has launched a criminal investigation on allegedly scam, now bankrupt crowdfunding platform Envestio that traces back to Latvia, said Neka Personiga (Nothing Personal) analytical news program of commercial Channel 3.

News Estonia People: Report: Plight of Estonia's southeastern border villages

Published on: Sunday 02 February 2020
Report: Plight of Estonia's southeastern border villages
News source: https://news.err.ee/1030926/report-plight-of-estonia-s-southeastern-border-villages

Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Tartu, which established the independent Estonian state and its eastern border with the fledgling Soviet Russian state. However, the border drawn up in the treaty does not correspond to the present-day demarcation, with nearly 60 former Estonian "ghost villages" existing in present-day Russia, according to a report on ETV current affairs show "Aktuaalne kaamera" Sunday evening.

News Estonia People: Estonia's islands increasingly popular among Latvian tourists

Published on: Thursday 30 January 2020
Estonia's islands increasingly popular among Latvian tourists
News source: https://news.err.ee/1030326/estonia-s-islands-increasingly-popular-among-latvian-tourists

Tourist trips to Estonia organized by Latvian travel agencies are increasingly gaining popularity, and among the most popular destinations are Estonia's western islands. Representatives of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa's tourism sectors met with Latvian travel agents at the Estonian Embassy in Riga on Thursday to discuss this tourism.