), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden in the west and Finland in the north. The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands and islets in the Baltic Sea, covering 45,339 km2 (17,505 sq mi) of land, and is influenced by a humid continental climate.

Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic divided into fifteen counties, with its capital and largest city being Tallinn. With a population of 1.3 million, it is one of the least-populous member states of the European Union, Eurozone, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the OECD and the Schengen Area. Ethnic Estonians are Finnic people, and the official language, Estonian, is a Finno-Ugric language closely related to Finnish and the Sami languages, and distantly to Hungarian.


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Estonia’s first female prime minister vows to tackle climate crisis

The Guardian 01 Feb 2021
Kaja Kallas, a 43-year-old lawyer and head of Estonia’s Reform party, was sworn into ...

Kaja Kallas becomes first female prime minister of Estonia

The Times/The Sunday Times 01 Feb 2021
Estonia has become the only country to have a female prime minister and president after a centrist lawyer took office ... For the past two years Estonia had been ...

Estonia: Government led by nation's first woman PM sworn in

The Joplin Globe 26 Jan 2021
HELSINKI (AP) — A new two-party coalition government was sworn in Tuesday in Estonia, led by the first woman prime minister since the Baltic nation regained independence in 1991. The 15-member Cabinet of Prime Minister Kaja Kallas took office after lawmakers in Estonia's parliament approved the government appointed by President Kersti Kaljulaid.

Reform Party leader tasked to form Estonia's new government

The Journal 14 Jan 2021
HELSINKI (AP) � Estonia�s president on Thursday tasked the leader of the main opposition party to form a new government, a day after Prime Minister Juri Ratas and his Cabinet stepped down in the wake of a corruption scandal in Ratas' ruling Center Party ... A lawyer and former ...

Lawsuit demands $100m damages in tangled case of hidden Russian art worth $60m

The Art Newspaper 07 Jan 2021
A tangled four-year-long legal struggle over $60m worth of Russian art that the financier Rustam Iseev allegedly stole from Shchukin Gallery—which previously had galleries in New York, Paris, and Estonia—has taken a new turn. On 1 January, Shchukin and its lawyers Weingrad & ...

How Not to Lose Your Cryptocurrency License in Estonia

XBT.MONEY 02 Aug 2020
Recently, there have been discussions regarding Estonia’s new law on cryptocurrency, the revocation of 500 crypto licenses in Estonia, and companies exiting from Estonian regulatory jurisdiction ... Mykola Demchuk is a fintech lawyer based in Estonia who has been working with blockchain clients since 2016.

Death of a Banker: Did Laundered Russian Billions Play a Role? Part 3

WhoWhatWhy 29 Nov 2019
In 2018, in Latvia, the country bordering Estonia on the south, Martins Bunkus, a lawyer who worked on winding down the business of a bank that lost its license in 2016 after it broke anti-money-laundering and terror-financing rules, was shot dead while driving ... Removal of sign from Danske Bank headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia, October 5, 2019.

World’s longest undersea rail tunnel hits first obstacle

Independent online (SA) 17 Aug 2019
Financing of 15 billion euros ($16.8 billion) was agreed this year for the tunnel to link Finland and Estonia ... “We’re working on providing more detailed answers to the government so a decision can be taken as soon as possible,” according to Paul Kunnap, a lawyer representing the developer.

World's longest undersea tunnel hits first blockage

The National 13 Aug 2019
Financing of €15 billion (Dh61.62bn) was agreed this year for the tunnel to link Finland and Estonia ... “We’re working on providing more detailed answers to the government so a decision can be taken as soon as possible,” according to Paul Kunnap, a lawyer representing the developer.

Danske Bank A/S (DNSKF) CEO Chris Vogelzang on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha 19 Jul 2019
The Estonia case continued to have a negative impact on our retail business in Banking Denmark in the first half of 2016 ... The starting point is the 2018 cost base excluding the donation of DKK 1.5 billion of income from Estonia branch ... Then there’s the Estonia case, which we do still anticipate that we will be spending a good amount of U.S.

ICC: Congo Warlord Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

Human Rights 08 Jul 2019
July 8, 2019 Video. Video. Verdict on Former Congolese Warlord ... In May 2019, Ntaganda filed a Judge Kuniko Ozaki, who in early 2019 briefly acted as Japanese ambassador to Estonia while still serving on the Ntaganda case. Ntaganda’s lawyers argued that the appearance of her judicial independence and impartiality had been compromised ... 1973 ... 1990 ... 1994 ... < .

Indian Crypto Community Petitions Government for Regulation

Bitcoin 16 Jun 2019
Sethi also outlined other countries’ crypto regulatory efforts such as Japan, Malta, Canada, Estonia, Germany, and Norway, “to better regulate and tap the potential of this technology.” The lawyer proceeded to make some suggestions for India such as officially ...

EELA 2019

ZDNet 13 Jun 2019
Conference app for the delegates of the European Employment Lawyers Association Conference 2019 (23-25 May 2019, Tallinn, Estonia)... .