It’s all getting very taxing.
Estonia and Hungary are arguing that EU member states cannot legally implement the OECD agreement on corporation tax.
Estonia has digitised 99% of its public services.
Estonia spends less per student than Australia, but its average wages are lower too.
Australia spends virtually the same on schools as the Estonian government, once wage differences are taken into account.
People gather in the streets in Vilnius, Lithuania to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s statehood.
While many countries across Eastern Europe celebrate 100 years since they were born or restored as nation-states after the First World War, not everyone in these states are celebrating.
The March 3, 2019, elections in Estonia were well-defended against anti-democracy influences.
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An Estonian cybersecurity leader explains how her country defends itself, its society and its elections from Russian interference.
Look out for Russian influence.
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. The US can learn from their experience.
Ride-hailing services have gone global, and even women in Saudi Arabia – only recently given the right to drive – are getting in on the action. In this June 2018 photo, a female driver for Careem, a regional ride-hailing Uber competitor, is seen behind the wheel.
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Canada is simply a consumer of ride-hailing services, and has not established any of its own Ubers or Lyfts, even as tiny countries like Estonia get in on the game. That needs to change.
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
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The president, who called the European Union a ‘foe’ following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
It might not be effective now, but the development of self-driving vehicles could be a game changer for public transport services.
Students infiltrate a host computer under the watchful eye of a mentor during a capture the flag exercise.
Cyber Security Summer School is a chance for researchers to test their skills during live penetration testing.
The solider of Tallinin, a bronze statue that triggered the first recognised cyber attack.
A decade after the first coordinated cyber attack, the players might be the same, but cyber operations have changed dramatically.
Estonia is all about digital governance.
Big data, analytics and predictive models will play the main role in the the next wave of e-government innovation.
Russia is pressing its national interests online.
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The FBI is warning of Russian cyberattackers probing American election systems. Information warfare scholars discuss Russia’s digital efforts to benefit its national interests.
How the internet has made us terrifyingly vulnerable.
A digitally integrated identity card with comprehensive security could simplify many transactions with government and business.
It’s time to bring our digital identity up to date with other developed nations. That might even mean a unified digital identity card with top notch security and privacy protections.
Tallinn might be a medieval town, but it’s governed via 21st century means.
Since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia has leapt ahead in the adoption of digital technology. Australia could learn a lot from Estonia in terms of e-government.
Brinkmanship is back.
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As tensions run high over Russia’s gas supplies to the Ukraine, and by extension parts of Europe, the reality for the EU is less than perfect: it will need Russian gas for the foreseeable future.
NATO Baltic air policing mission highlights rising tensions north of Ukraine.
Anxiety over the crisis in eastern Ukraine has ratcheted in recent days amid claims of an effective Russian invasion, and warnings of NATO making a 4000-troop reaction force available to the region. As…
Edgar Savisaar, left: ‘an agent of influence for Russia’.
In March, a new government won power in Estonia. The change of government was triggered by the decision of the prime minister, Andrus Ansip of the ruling Reform Party (RE) to step down so that he could…
Too close for comfort? Narva Bridge on Estonia’s Russian border
The Russian invasion and rapid absorption of the Crimean peninsula might seem like the spark ready to ignite a new Cold War. In fact, given the feeble Western response so far, the more likely outcome is…