Politics, Political Systems & Governance

Nordic ideals of Estonia and Finland: a longing for a strong leader sets Finland and Estonia apart from Scandinavia

Finland joined Nordic cooperation in the 1930s and has valued being part of the Nordic countries ever since. Estonia has striven to be a member of the prestigious Nordic club since the 1990s. Today, the political cultures of Finland and Estonia share a surprisingly large number of common features, although there are also differences. The entrenchment of democratic values among citizens is at a good average European level in both, but lower than in other Nordic countries.

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Sakkov to Daily Beast: It’s Straight Out of the Trump Playbook

“It’s straight out of the Trump playbook,” commented Sven Sakkov, director of the International Centre for Defense and Security Tallinn to Kimberly Dozier, the Daily Beast, the rise and acting of Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) at the annual Lennart Meri Conference that also had a panel discussion on the siren calls of populism.

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ICDS in Mykolaiv: Digital Skills for Effective e-Governance, Information Security and Cyber Defence

“Strengthening national resilience and information security requires to increase competences of both experts and decision-makers. The current knowledge and skills of many professionals do not meet information challenges and cyber-attacks of tomorrow,” noted Dmitri Teperik, Chief Executive of the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) and Programme Director “Resilient Ukraine” noted at an Estonian-Ukrainian expert discussion on 22 March 2019 in Mykolaiv.

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