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Three Nigerian citizens attempt to enter Estonia using World Cup fan pass

The Estonian-Russian border. Photo is illustrative. Source: Postimees/Scanpix WVNTR – (BNS) – The Estonian Border Guard on Monday sent back three Nigerian citizens from the Estonian-Russian border after the three individuals attempted to enter Estonia using World Cup fan passes. The three Nigerian citizens, born in 1993, 1991 and 1998, arrived at the railway border […]

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Doubts cast on citizenship of Estonian Interior Minister

Estonian Minister of the Interior Andres Anvelt Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR WVNTR – Andres Anvelt, Estonian Minister of the Interior, has faced a public challenge on the lawfulness of his Estonian citizenship. In an interview in Estonian daily Õhtuleht, Enn Polluaas MP from the Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE), with reference to two of Anvelt’s […]

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Estonia issues three large investor residence permits in 2017

Euros. Source: (Benoit Tessier/Illustration/Reuters/Scanpix) WVN – Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) issued three large investor residence permits, to qualify for which individuals had to invest at least €1 million in Estonia. All three recipients were Russian citizens, daily Eesti Päevaleht reports. As only three large investor residence permits were applied for last year, […]

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Reform submits bill allowing dual citizenship in Estonia

While thousands of diaspora Estonians born abroad already have dual citizenship, it is not currently technically allowed by Estonian law. Source: Aili Vahtla/ERR WVN – (ERR) – The Reform Party parliamentary group submitted a bill to the Riigikogu on Wednesday that would lift the requirement for Estonian citizens by birth to relinquish their Estonian citizenship […]

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Estonia to open diplomatic missions in Budapest, UAE, on US West Coast

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tallinn. Source: Siim Lõvi/ERR WVN – (ERR.EE) – Using the additional funding set out in the fiscal strategy approved by the government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to reopen the Estonian Embassy in Budapest, establish missions in the United Arab Emirates and n the U.S. West Coast, and […]

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Estonia opens honorary consul office in Leeds

WVN – Estonian Ambassador to the U.K. Tiina Intelmann opened a new Office of the Honorary Consul in Leeds on Wednesday. Prof. Adam Beaumont, the new honorary consul, is an entrepreneur, angel investor and the founder and CEO of international technology platform business aql. Speaking at the reception held at aql’s main office, located at […]

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Estonia may see more new e-residents in 2018 than previous years combined

WVN – Ott Vatter, deputy director of Estonia’s e-residency program, told BNS that a total of 37,437 e-residency applications have been submitted since the launch of the program in December 2014. In the first quarter of 2018, a total of 7,272 applications were submitted and 688 companies established by e-residents. He added that the number […]

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