Estonia is a country in north eastern Europe, the northernmost of the three Baltic states. The others being Lithuania and Latvia. Despite being a small country it includes some 1,500 islands and islets; the two largest of these islands, Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, are off mainland’s west coast.
Aerial view of the old city centre of Tallinn.
Estonia has been dominated by foreign powers through much of its history. In 1940 it was incorporated into the U.S.S.R. as one of its constituent republics. It remained a Soviet republic until 1991, when, along with the other Baltic states, it declared its independence. The Soviet Union recognised independence for Estonia and the other Baltic states on September 6, 1991, and United Nations membership followed shortly thereafter. The country set about transforming its government into a parliamentary democracy and reorienting its economy toward market capitalism. It sought integration with greater Europe and in 2004 joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the European Union (EU).
This small country is very advanced in many ways, one such way is offering E-Residency, it is the first country in the world to offer this. It enables digital entrepreneurs to start and manage an EU-based company online. It is a government-issued digital identity and status that provides access to Estonia’s transparent digital business environment. You can find out more here.