Estonia political stakes and digital economy
Despite of its size-45.227km², 1.351 million inhabitants- Estonia is a model for Europe. It improved its computer system. Access to internet is a Constitutional right. Control of the Information and Communication Technologies-ICT- allowed Estonia to improve democracy efficiency and openness affairs of State. The ICT represents 13.5% of the GDP, including Finland companies as Nokia or Ericson which have a number of factories located in Estonia. Contrary to the other Baltic States (Lettonia and Lituania), Estonia interests don’t depend solely of Russia but also are relied with neighbouring countries’ partners-Finland, Sweden, Germany, Baltic States), Members States of EU. Russia is still a major client and supplier of Estonia-Russia handles 11% of the exports and 8.3% of the imports of Estonia-. Russian Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Estonia amounted to €521.1 million, it accounts for 4.1% of total FDI . In the opposite direction, Estonian FDI in Russia amounted to €276.7 million, it accounts for 7.7% of total FDI (4). Since 1991 and specially 1995, Estonia is closer to EU and its neighbours countries.