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Estonia: Republic in Northern Europe
Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a country in Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea, covering a total area of 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi), water 2,839 km2 (1,096 sq mi), land area 42,388 km2 (16,366 sq mi), and is influenced by a humid continental climate. The official language of the country, Estonian, is the third most spoken Finno-Ugric language.

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Estonian parliament gives Center's Ratas nod to lead government

Estonia's Center party leader Juri Ratas secured parliament's support on Wednesday to continue as prime minister and form a new government that will bring a far-right party into the cabinet for the..
Reuters - Published

Estonia president turns to Ratas to form a government

Estonia's president turned on Tuesday to Center leader Juri Ratas to form a new government - a move that will likely bring a far-right party into the cabinet for the first time.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Estonia

Swedbank fires CEO as laundering scandal spirals [Video]Swedbank fires CEO as laundering scandal spirals

Swedbank has fired its CEO amid a money laundering scandal that appears to be rapidly escalating. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Meeke fastest in Tour of Corsica shakedown [Video]Meeke fastest in Tour of Corsica shakedown

Kris Meeke sets the fastest time in the shakedown for the Tour of Corsica

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:07Published

Tourists explore flooded landscape by canoe during Estonia's 'fifth season' [Video]Tourists explore flooded landscape by canoe during Estonia's 'fifth season'

Tourists in Soomaa National Park in southern Estonia took to canoes and kayaks, as meadows and woods in the park flooded in an annual event known locally as a 'fifth season'.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Berlin marks Equal Pay Day with symbolic 21 percent reductions for women [Video]Berlin marks Equal Pay Day with symbolic 21 percent reductions for women

A number of businesses in Berlin are offering women a 21 percent discount on goods and services to mark Equal Pay Day and call attention to one of the highest gender pay gaps in Europe. Megan Revell..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Raw Politics in Full: Parade politics, Spain's Vox, Estonia's likely PM [Video]Raw Politics in Full: Parade politics, Spain's Vox, Estonia's likely PM

Catch the full episode of Wednesday's Raw Politics

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 48:49Published

Estonia's new PM? Interview with Kaja Kallas︱Raw Politics [Video]Estonia's new PM? Interview with Kaja Kallas︱Raw Politics

Watch the interview with Kaja Kallas — the woman who may become Estonia's first female prime minister

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 08:12Published

Estonia election results and migrants detained | Europe briefing [Video]Estonia election results and migrants detained | Europe briefing

Take a look back at this morning's top stories from around Europe.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:40Published

Estonians head to the polls in key test for Europe's populist parties [Video]Estonians head to the polls in key test for Europe's populist parties

Estonians voters elect a new Parliament on Sunday as surveys show a surge of far-right party EKRE.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:44Published

Estonia elections, climate strikes and Eurotunnel settlement | Europe briefing [Video]Estonia elections, climate strikes and Eurotunnel settlement | Europe briefing

Take a look back at this morning's biggest stories from across Europe.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:38Published

Five athletes arrested in doping raids at Nordic skiing world championships [Video]Five athletes arrested in doping raids at Nordic skiing world championships

Police arrest five skiers in anti-doping raids as part of an operation targeting a 'criminal organisation' based in Germany.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:49Published

 
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