Estonia is determined to stay independent of Russia. As it trains its people as reserve fighters, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have brought new uncertainty
Baltic states have repeatedly voiced their concern at the Russian military build-up in the exclave sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania, both EU and NATO members.
Estonia wants the limit of goods transported across the border to be reduced in Europe as a result of alcohol bought in Latvia and taken to Estonia.
The unemployment rate in the wider 28-country EU was 8.3 percent in November 2016, down by 0.1 percentage point compared with the preceding month and 0.7 percentage point compared with November 2015.
The United States is moving a tank brigade to Eastern Europe with the first military equipment and vehicles being unloaded in the German port of Bremerhaven on Friday.
John McCain has pledged US support to the security of Russia's three Baltic neighbors amid worries that the US may not be fully committed to the defense of NATO allies following statements by US President-elect Donald Trump. He added that Washington should consider basing troops permanently at least in Estonia.
The EU must move forward with free trade treaties which would open up new markets for the EU's agricultural sector, Estonian Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm said.
The Baltic state of Lithuania, on the frontline of growing tensions between the West and Russia, says the Kremlin is responsible for cyber attacks that have hit government computers over the last two years.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Estonian Ministry of Finance have signed the second portion, worth 400 million euros, of a co-financing facility for Estonia aimed at supporting investments in research and innovation, sustainable transport infrastructure and the promotion of the development of the country's micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
Finland's defense minister said he doesn't see the recent deployment of Russian missiles in the Baltic Sea region as a direct threat, but warned Wednesday that a negative spiral of actions and counter- actions could cause "something to happen, even if only accidentally."