The Estonian government is meeting an election pledge by a junior coalition member to let more than half the Baltic nation’s 1.3 million residents reinvest or spend mandatory pension savings. Photograph: iStock

Cracking open a €4.85 billion piggy bank of pension savings may be a vote-winner. But Estonia’s plan to allow early access to retirement cash is facin(...)

Estonia apologised to Finland on Monday after Estonia’s interior minister mocked Finland’s new prime minister – the world’s youngest-serving government leader – as ‘a sales girl’ and questioned her ability to run the Nordic country. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP Photo

Estonia apologised to Finland on Monday after Estonia’s interior minister mocked Finland’s new prime minister – the world’s youngest-serving governmen(...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses a press conference at the Arraiolos group meeting of heads of states in  Athens on Friday. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has urged Turkey “to seek an alternative negotiated approach, one that avoids military intervention and its resulting huma(...)

Estonia’s prime minister, Juri Ratas, during the swearing-in of the incoming coalition government in Tallinn. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/File Photo/Reuters

Estonia’s controversial new coalition government has been rocked by the resignation of a far-right minister just one day after taking power. Marti Ku(...)

 US president Donald Trump with (from left) President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Areas of the Baltic Sea and its airspace were closed on Wednesday due to planned Russian missile tests, the day after three leaders from the region s(...)

A robot by Starship Technologies on the streets of Tallinn, Estonia. The country’s focus on information and communications technology  helped it become the birthplace of such companies. File photograph: Getty Images

Amid the fog of uncertainty over Brexit, a growing number of Britons are finding a route to remain in the European Union through a tiny country on the(...)

Independent Estonia: taking part in the Utria Assault in Narva. Photograph: Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty

The border with Russia in the Estonian city of Narva could hardly be more symbolic. It is a half-frozen river running between two ancient castles that(...)