Estonia is already something of a pioneer when it comes to digitization. Almost all administrative processes in the small nation take place digitally. It now wants to use its EU presidency, to bring fellow EU members up to speed.
From the hacking attack on Estonia in 2007 to the fake news targeting the NATO battalions on the alliance's eastern border in 2017 — the Baltic states have been the bull's-eye of Russian-backed digital warfare.
Estonia is one of Europe's digital pioneers. Most of the country’s government administration is managed online. Estonians start learning how to use the technology in programming classes at school.
Not far from the conflict in northern Iraq, refugees are studying for their digital future. The IT concept aims to help them out of unemployment with computer skills. Ariana Dongus and Christina zur Nedden report.
Eager to take over the EU Council's rotating presidency, Estonia has said it can help bridge divides among EU members. A digital pioneer, the Baltic nation has much to contribute to the bloc's cyberdefense.
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