Democratic institutions are strong, and political and civil rights are widely respected in Estonia. However, about 6 percent of the population remains stateless, and thus may not participate in national elections. Corruption remains a challenge, as does discrimination against ethnic Russians, members of the Romany minority, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people. Women earn significantly less than men for performing similar duties.
Freedom on the Net — Estonia Country Report
Estonia is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
Nations in Transit — Estonia Country Report
Categorized as a Consolidated Democracy, Estonia receives a Democracy Percentage of 84 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2021 report.
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