The Green City not yet on the right track
Despite Tallinn public transport becoming free from January 1, 2013, the number of city residents who use it have failed to increase. Why has this social and ecological experiment not transformed the city? Because town planners forgot to factor in what users actually needed.
‘Saatse Boot’, last crumb of the Russian Empire
The 115-hectare enclave of Russian territory is a lure for tourists visiting the southeastern edge of the Baltic State. However, it will soon be returned to Estonia, much to the relief of local residents.
Berlin – Tallinn: four days of blisters on the bum
Travelling from Germany’s capital to Estonia by train is possible. But more than the landscapes, it’s the slowness of the journey and the need to harmonise the European railways that stays with the Estonian journalist who braved the trip.
Shale is chic
Estonia has an asset that enables it to avoid dependence on Russian gas: shale oil. In spite of the pollution it generates, the country has chosen to continue to use and develop this home-grown fuel source.
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