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

Estonia

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.

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Freedom in the World — Estonia Country Report

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

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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. 

News & Perspectives on Estonia