Estonia is a country located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It was a Soviet Republic for more than 40 years, but gained independence in 1991.
Estonia is bordered by Russia to the East and Latvia to the South. Its population is 1.3 million; Tallinn is its capital and largest city. Estonia was an independent state in the interwar period, until its annexation by the USSR in 1944. After regaining independence, it joined the EU and NATO. This page collates all of DW's content on Estonia.
Never mind 4G or 5G, in Germany 3G is still a bit touch-and-go. Why is it that a country so rich is such a digital slacker? And why is the fax machine still going strong? Ditch the signatures, faxes and scanning machines – Damien McGuinness, Michaela Küfner and Chris Koever jealously listen to Maris Hellrand, as she explains how in her native Estonia, mouse-clicks do it all instead.
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Estonia is something of an IT superpower – it’s the birthplace of Skype and claims to offer its entire population free WiFi. It’s also one of the leaders in secure, encrypted communication with the authorities - Estonians can pay taxes and vote online using smart ID cards. Now the country offers a taste of that online future to everyone, through its e-Residency programme. Rob Cameron reports.