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Russia may put troops in Belarus permanently to send a message to NATO.

Thomson ReutersVALETTA - Estonia's defense minister said on Thursday that Russia may use large-scale military exercises to move thousands of troops permanently into Belarus later this year in a warning to NATO. Russia and Belarus aim to hold joint war games in September that some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies ...

- Business Insider - US

NATO cyber defense center in Estonia staging world's biggest exercise in cyber defense - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN- The Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence is staging the world's biggest international traini......

- The Baltic Times - US

TransferWise moves into Asia Pacific with opening of regional HQ in Singapore.

TransferWise, the billion-dollar valued startup that reduces the cost of cross-border payments, has taken a big step to globalizing its service after it opened an Asia Pacific office in Singapore. The UK-based service was started in 2010 by Estonian entrepreneurs Kristo Kaarmann and Taavet Hinrikus, its CEO, as a method ...

- TechCrunch - US

Estonia says Russia May Put Troops in Belarus to Challenge NATO.

Estonia's defense minister said on Thursday that Russia may use large-scale military exercises to move thousands of troops permanently into Belarus later this year in a warning to NATO, Reuters reported. Russia and Belarus aim to hold joint war games in September that some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies believe ...

- Novinite - BG

Estonia says Russia may put troops in Belarus to challenge NATO.

VALETTA - Estonia's defense minister said on Thursday that Russia may use large-scale military exercises to move thousands of troops permanently into Belarus later this year in a warning to NATO.

- Reuters - US

Cyber attacks ten years on: from disruption to disinformation.

The solider of Tallinin, a bronze statue that triggered the first recognised cyber attack. 65817306@N00/ , CC BY-NCToday is the tenth anniversary of the world's first major coordinated cyber attack' on a nation's internet infrastructure. This little-known event set the scene for the onrush of cyber espionage, fake news and ...

- The Conversation - UK

World's largest cyber defence exercise takes place in Estonia.

Locked Shields 2017, the largest and most advanced cyber defence exercise in the world, is taking place this week. It is organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia.

- NATO - INT

Either tensions will ease, or there will be total war - FM.

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says his country "does not want to even think about a black scenario like a possible conflict between Russia and NATO." Dacic told a joint news conference in Belgrade on Tuesday with Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser that he believes "a policy of easing must follow - because the alternative ...

- B92 - SK

The US just landed F-35s in the Baltics to drill with NATO amid tensions with Russia.

Thomson Reuters Ämari - Two of the US Air Force's most advanced warplanes, F-35 stealth fighters, landed for the first time in Estonia on Tuesday for exercises in the small NATO state amid tensions with neighbouring Russia. The move was seen by Estonian defence officials as a gesture underscoring Washington's commitment to ...

- Business Insider - US

Australian Foreign Minister visiting Estonia - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN - Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop is on an official visit to Estonia on Wednesday.Bishop......

- The Baltic Times - US

US F35s fly into Estonia in show of NATO solidarity.

Two of the US Air Force's newest and most advanced jets landed in the Baltic state of Estonia for the first time yesterday , a symbolic gesture meant to reinforce the United States' commitment to the defence of NATO allies that border Russia.

- EurActive - UK

Get Ready, Russia: America's Stealth F-35 Is Heading to the Baltics

Saagar Enjeti Security, Europe Putin won't be happy.  The U.S. Air Force is dispatching the F-35A to Estonia Tuesday to reassure its European allies just days after Russian bombers flew near the coast of Alaska, CNN reports. The fighter jets will likely not be permanently stationed in the country but are part of the ...

- The National Interest - US

US sends stealth fighters to Russia's backyard for Nato drills

ÄMARI, Estonia — Two of the US Air Force's most advanced warplanes, F-35 stealth fighters, landed for the first time in Estonia on Tuesday for exercises in the small Nato state amid tensions with neighboring Russia. The move was seen by Estonian defense officials as a gesture underscoring Washington's commitment to its ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

U.S. deploys F-35 stealth fighters to Estonia for NATO drills

Two U.S. F-35 fighter jets arrived on Tuesday in NATO member Estonia to take part in the military alliance's drills as the aircraft saw their first operational deployment in continental Europe. The planes with stealth technology to avoid detection by radar landed at the Amari air base from a base in Britain. Air Marshal ...

- The Japan Times - JP

US sends stealth fighters to Russia's backyard for NATO drills

Two of the US Air Force's most advanced warplanes, F-35 stealth fighters, landed for the first time in Estonia on Tuesday for exercises in the small NATO state amid tensions with neighbouring Russia.The...

- Expatica - NL

US F-35 stealth fighters arrive in Estonia for NATO drills

Two U.S. F-35 fighter jets have arrived in NATO member Estonia to take part in NATO drills as the aircraft see their first operational deployment in continental Europe.

- FOX News - US

'EU membership, regional stability are our priorities'

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday met with Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser, who congratulated the president-elect on the election victory. Mikser also "noted Serbia's progress on the European path was very significant for stability across the region," Tanjug reported.

- B92 - SK

U.N. and Jack Ma partner with Estonia's e-Residency to support startups in developing countries

The United Nations announced today that it will start working with the digital residency platform created by Estonia in an effort to make starting a company easier for entrepreneurs in developing nations. Dubbed “e-Trade For All,” the new program was unveiled today in Geneva, where it was also revealed that ...

- VentureBeat - US

USAF deploys F-35A to Estonia for 'training'

The US Air Force is to deploy its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to Estonia for training purposes, national media reported on 24 April. An undisclosed number of the eight aircraft that began arriving at Royal Air Force Lakenheath in the UK on 15 April for

- Jane’s - US

Estonia: Group calls later publication of Rail Baltic survey findings 'a disappointment' - The Baltic Times

TALLINN – The postponement of the disclosure of the findings of the feasibility study of Rail Baltic is a disappointment and the published......

- The Baltic Times - US

Luukas Ilves on the Digital Priorities for the Estonian Presidency

It is clear, first of all, that we have a lot of work to do on the Digital Single Market legislative files.

- EurActive - UK

Ten member states register surplus

Ten countries – including Malta – in the European Union registered a surplus in 2016, Eurostat reported yesterday. Luxembourg , Malta , Sweden , Germany , Greece , the Czech Republic , Cyprus and the Netherlands , Estonia and Lithuania registered a government surplus, while Bulgaria and Latvia reported a government ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Poland with 54.4% general government gross debt - Eurostat

According to data released by Eurostat, in 2016, Poland had general government gross debt at 54.4 percent of its GDP, way below the EU average which stood at 83.5 percent. Estonia had the least general government debt, with only 9.5 percent of the GDP, while Greece was at the other end of the spectr...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Estonian parliament speaker to US House Speaker: We value US' contribution to European security - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - Eiki Nestor, speaker of the Estonian Riigikogu, at a meeting with the U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday thanked the United Stat......

- The Baltic Times - US

RFE/RL: U.S. House Speaker stresses importance of NATO during Estonia visit

Republican Paul Ryan, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has said U.S. support for NATO is 'unequivocal, unambiguous' during a meeting with Estonian leaders in Tallinn, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty .

- UNIAN - UA

US House Speaker in Tallinn: US Congress investigation re Russia will help allies - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan during a visit in Tallinn said that one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investig......

- The Baltic Times - US

Nordics to continue supporting Russian-language media in Baltics - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - The committee for the Nordic cooperation of the Nordic Council of Ministers has decided to continue funding a programme which supports......

- The Baltic Times - US

U.S. House Speaker Stresses Importance Of NATO During Estonia Visit

Republican Paul Ryan, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said U.S. support for NATO is unequivocal, unambiguous' during a meeting with Estonian leaders in Tallinn.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

TALLINN, Estonia — One of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched an investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S....

- Townhall.com - US

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs to visit Ukraine

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Ambassador Tina Kaidanow will travel to Germany, Estonia, and Ukraine April 23-29 for discussions on a variety of international security issues, the U.S. Department of State said in a press release.

- UNIAN - UA

US House Speaker Ryan: Russia probe will help US allies

TALLINN, Estonia — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's...

- Townhall.com - US

US House Speaker Ryan: Russia probe will help US allies

TALLINN, Estonia " U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening"...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

NATO battalion battle group raises flags at Tapa - The Baltic Times

TAPA, Estonia - Soldiers of the United Kingdom, France and Denmark raised the national flags of these countries during a ceremony at the Tapa ar......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonian CubeSat to test new technologies for future moon-orbiting satellite

Estonia plans to launch a CubeSat into space in early 2019 aiming to test advanced technologies, including a plasma brake for deorbiting satellites and electric sail propulsion. The mission, named ESTCube-2, will serve as a prototype of Estonia's future moon-orbiting spacecraft.

- PhysOrg - NL

Latvians still feel less secure than Lithuanians and Estonians - The Baltic Times

RIGA - Latvians still feel less secure than people in other Baltic states, shows the latest Ergo Security Index in the Baltic States.&#......

- The Baltic Times - US

One of Tallinn's key malls set to expand and add new facilities - The Baltic Times

Ulemiste Keskus, a large shopping center situated in the area of Tallinn Airport, has decided to build an extension of 13,000 square meters by s......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonian PM attributes party's good poll showing to team spirit - The Baltic Times

The rise in the Center Party’s popular approval rating to 30 per cent is a result of the team spirit of the government of Center, the Soci......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonia to improve officials' awareness of cyber threats - The Baltic Times

The Estonian Information System Authority is about to launch the CybExer cyber hygiene online training platform enabling public sector emp......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonia offering Brits continued access to EU funding via e-residency - The Baltic Times

Estonia is out to lure UK-based academics and entrepreneurs into becoming e-residents with the hope of continued access to EU funding and market......

- The Baltic Times - US

Event Guide - The Baltic Times

ESTONIAApril 20-23, XV International Choir Festival Tallinn 2017, Tallinn’s concert ha......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonia plans civilian service for young people unfit for conscription - The Baltic Times

Young people not fit for military conscript service due to their health will soon have to complete civilian conscript service lasting from 12-14......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonia: Fortum eyes a major solar energy park - The Baltic Times

The Finnish energy group Fortum is planning to build a 10-50 megawatt solar energy park in the Luunja parish situated in Estonia’s Tartu C......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonia, Russia agree to resume transport cooperation - The Baltic Times

According to Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Sergey Aristov, Estonia and Russia have come to an agreement as to the reest......

- The Baltic Times - US

On the Front Lines of Russian Infowar

Christian CarylThe three Baltic republics—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—have been confronting the threat of Russian information warfare for years. What can the United States learn from their experience?

- Pulitzer Center - US

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