People in Narva, Estonia. Editorial credit: Kira_Yan / Shutterstock.com

Estonia

Estonia’s democratic institutions are generally strong, and both political rights and civil liberties are widely respected. However, more than 5 percent of the population remains stateless and cannot participate in national elections. Corruption is a persistent challenge, as is discrimination against ethnic Russians, Roma, LGBT+ people, and others. Far-right and Euroskeptic forces have become increasingly vocal in Estonian politics in recent years.

People gather in Myanmar to protest the February 1, 2021 military coup. (Image credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Freedom in the World — Estonia Country Report

Estonia is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

FOTN COVER

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. 

Ukraine photograph photo auction by anastasiia lukavska

Nations in Transit — Estonia Country Report

Categorized as a Consolidated Democracy, Estonia receives a Democracy Percentage of 83 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2022 report.