None of the most important internet companies are in the EU. Estonia wants to change that. Almost every aspect of Estonian life can be transacted online. But how willing are EU citizens to provide their governments with so much information?
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.
After having discussed a far-reaching vision for Europe, leaders of EU member states focus on the continent's digital future. A digital tax is expected to be a major component of the day's discussions.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced protests in Estonia's capital Tallinn. Some 150 demonstrators from the nationalist-conservative EKRE party rallied against the bloc's migration policies and refugee quota system.
EU foreign ministers have urged the need for dialogue with Turkey while Germany doubled down on its plan to freeze accession talks. Turkey has slammed the block for making a "child's game" out of its membership bid.
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