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EU watchdog probes Danske regulators as Estonia branch to shut

LONDON/TALLIN (Reuters) - Danish and Estonian regulators are being investigated by the European Union’s banking watchdog over a possible breach of EU law relating to alleged money-laundering at Danske Bank.


How Estonia became an e-government powerhouse

The European country of Estonia is steeped in history—it's home to the best-preserved medieval capital in Northern Europe. But in the 21st century, Estonia is perhaps most famous for looking to the future, thanks to building an impressive system of e-government.


Estonia just ordered the Danske Bank branch to close

in Estonia, Danske Bank has been ordered to close up after following another money laundering scandal. It is not the first time a major bank has been involved in money laundering and it will not be the last.


Estonia investigates alleged Swedbank link to money laundering scandal

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Estonia is investigating allegations linking Swedbank to suspicious transactions in the country involving Danske Bank, Estonia’s state prosecutor said on Wednesday.


Estonia: Victor Crone wins Eesti Laul 2019 with “Storm”

Estonia has had their say! Eesti Laul 2019 saw twelve songs enter the final, but only one could win. Victor Crone is going to Eurovision 2019 to represent Estonia, with “Storm”!


Will Democrats’ ‘virtual caucuses’ in Iowa be crashed by Russian hackers? 'We’ll see'

Another day, and yet another opportunity arises for Russia to continue finding ways to exploit American democracy and openness. The Iowa Democratic Party just announced a new way for registered members to participate on the state’s caucus night. The goal is to make sure “that every Democrat in Iowa,


peeter pere and eva kedelauk form zig-zag aluminium roof over sauna in estonia

architects, peeter pere and eva kedelauk, have formed a sauna in the village of varbola in estonia. the design combines a new sauna space with an existing wooden sauna, enveloping the two under a zig-zag metal roof. the new roof mirrors the former pitched profile to create a new layer that floats ab


Estonia: Uku Suviste is your favourite to win Eesti Laul 2019 with “Pretty Little Liar”

Tonight sees Estonia crown the winner of Eesti Laul 2019, and we discover who’ll represent the country at Eurovision 2019. It’s been a fortnight since the semi-finals, and in that time we asked you who you wanted to see win tonight’s final.


Estonia kicks out Danske Bank over money laundering scandal

Estonia ordered Danske Bank Tuesday to close its branch in Tallinn before the end of 2018 and transfer all customers and loan contracts to other banks in Estonia following a huge money laundering scandal. Kilvar Kessler, head of Estonia's banking regulator Finantsinspektsioon, said Danske Bank had "


Danske Thrown Out of Estonia After Country Is Drawn Into Probe

(Bloomberg) -- It’s not every day that a bank gets thrown out of a country. But on Tuesday, Estonia took the extraordinary step of telling Danske Bank A/S to get out. Within two hours, Danske did the country’s financial watchdog one better: the harassed Danish lender announced a retreat from the ent


Estonia shuts Danske Bank branch at heart of money laundering saga

TALLINN/LONDON (Reuters) - Estonia ordered Danske Bank to close its local branch within months on Tuesday, as Estonian and Danish regulators faced an EU inquiry into their efforts to prevent one of the largest-ever money laundering scandals.


Vestager ranked best EU Commissioner, favourite to succeed Juncker

EU competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is widely seen as "the brightest star of the Juncker Commission," according to public affairs firm Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW). [© European Union, 2018 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service]


Swedish TV says Swedbank linked to Baltic money laundering scandal

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish television (SVT) said on Wednesday it had uncovered documents linking Swedbank to a money laundering scandal involving Denmark’s Danske Bank. At least 40 billion Swedish crowns ($4.30 billion) had been transferred between accounts at Swedbank and Danske in the Baltics b


Arvo Pärt Centre by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos is surrounded by Estonia forrest

The Arvo Pärt Centre, which is dedicated to the Estonian composer, is deep in an pine forest and has no main entrance or exit. Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos designed the multipurpose cultural centre using curving walls and circular columns to invoke musical compositions.


EU banking watchdog investigates Estonia and Denmark over Danske scandal

An exterior view of Danske Bank building in Tallinn, Estonia 25 March 2017. Banks doing business in Estonia, which has been at the centre of a money-laundering scandal involving Danske Bank, handled more than $1 trillion in cross-border flows between 2008 and 2017. [Valda Kalnina/EPA/EFE]


Estonia orders Danish bank to close unit over alleged fraud

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian authorities said Tuesday that the local branch of Danske Bank must close after the financial group admitted that massive amounts of money from Russia and former Soviet states had been laundered through the subsidiary.


The Culture Of Estonia

Estonia is a Northern European country composed of a mainland and over 2,000 islands. The country is bordered by Latvia, Russia, the Gulf of Finland, and the Baltic Sea. The culture of Estonia is considered to have grown out of Germanic culture. It is also influenced by the cultures of other nations


EU banking watchdog probes regulators over Danske Bank

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union’s banking watchdog said on Tuesday it has opened a formal investigation into a possible breach of EU law by Estonian and Danish regulators regarding money-laundering activities linked to Danske Bank.


EBRD Looks to Join UK Launched Global Financial Innovation Network, Partners with Estonia on Fintech Sandbox

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), has applied to join the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) as an observer. GFIN is a global Fintech Sandbox project orchestrated by the UK. GFIN claims a good number of global regulators – each looking to facilitate innovation in f


Estonia is running its country like a tech company

Estonia is often described as a genuinely digital society. Today a majority of government services are offered 24/7 online, and data integrity is ensured by blockchain technology. You can use medical e-prescriptions, file taxes, or even buy a car online without needing to go to the vehicle registrat