Tag Archives: Estonia

ANNIKA HAAS, PLANE WATCHERS (2010 – 2011)

by documentEast Annika Haas, Plane Watchers (2010 – 2011) Annika Haas, Plane Watchers (2010 – 2011) Watchers (2010 – 2011), a series shot by an Estonian photographer Annika Haas, is a fascinating story of ‘the dacha-district in the surroundings of Tallinn Airport, a relic of the Soviet era’ in contemporary Estonia. Workers of a local […]

Crossing the Baltic 2013 & 2014

The Crossing the Baltic team would like to thank everyone who has contributed to a successful year 2013. In addition to having a published some excellent blog posts and articles we have also been able to do a number of other activities. Two of our editors visited the BASEES European Congress at the University of […]

No More High Tea – The Fall of the Flag Carriers and the Rise of Budget Airlines

Anna-Cara Keim looks at the state of air travel in Northern Europe I begun to write this piece on the plane from London to Washington D.C., travelling for the first time in quite a while with what some people would call a ‘real’ airline. With friendly staff, a generous luggage allowance, and hot meals and […]

Digitalization of Democracy: Is the EU falling behind?

by Teodor Kalpakchiev The recognition of the role of Internet and digital technologies can easily be judged by the self-criticism in the latest Digital Agenda for communication in Europe[1]. With the presence of 50 million wireless devices by 2020, Europe should provide the necessary digital solutions to pave the way to the already existent ICT growth. […]

Politics and social media: why Eastern Europe’s politicians are all atwitter

Politicians in Central and Eastern Europe are taking to Twitter in increasing numbers – but with mixed results, finds Philipp Köker. Since Barack Obama’s use of Twitter and other social media in his successful 2008 presidential campaign, more and more politicians (or their PR advisers) have discovered the power of delivering short, 140-character messages to […]

Comparing inaugural addresses of CEE presidents: Putting the country first?

by Philipp Köker (Note from the editors: This article is the quasi inauguration of a new series of articles on  presidents and presidential activism that we will publish in co-operation with http://www.presidentialactivism.com) On 21 January 2013, Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term as US president drawing thousands to the West front of the […]

Eyewitness: Baltic Summers in Tallinn

The Estonian capital of Tallinn has become one of Crossing the Baltic’s most loved European capitals. Recently, our Finland correspondant Leena-Mari Laukkanen took the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn to experience this beautiful city during summertime.

The North and the Notion of Space: Mental Geographies in the Baltic Sea Region

by Anna-Cara Keim East, West, North or South? The notion of geographical space is always subjective. What we view as North or East constitutes South or West for those living respectively further North or further East. However, in most cases mental geographies are very conscious constructions, and geographical space is no longer simply formed by […]

Tallinn: Not just Cakes and Coffee

by Anna-Cara Keim Two weeks ago I returned from another trip to Estonia’s capital Tallinn. This small but beautiful city tucked away in a far-flung corner of North- Eastern Europe has become one of my favourite travel destinations. Tallinn, which began to appear on European maps in 12th century, is a true gem on the […]

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