Estonian prime minister to resign after nine years

Feb 24, 2014

Estonian prime minister to resign after nine years

Estonia’s prime minister said Sunday he would step down next week after nearly nine years in office in the small Baltic nation. Andrus Ansip’s resignation had been expected after his 2012 announcement that he wouldn’t seek another term in next year’s parliamentary elections. In ...

Net whiz kids now take aim at big banks

Feb 16, 2014

Net whiz kids now take aim at big banks

Irked by the high bank fees that are applied to international money transfers, two Estonian IT whizzes who helped engineer Skype and Paypal have hatched Transferwise, a global Internet platform that coordinates currency swaps between individuals. “Hey, hidden fees. Your secret’s out,” taunts the ...

Global amphibious journey starts

Nov 3, 2013

Global amphibious journey starts

An Estonian on Saturday began a trip around the world in a Toyota Land Cruiser that he turned into an amphibious vehicle that will cross land, oceans and rivers on a 60,000-km journey. Mait Nilson, 44, a mechanical engineer who has been working on ...