Europe Now travels to Estonia this month, 27 years since the country emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union. Our European Affairs Editor, Catherine Nicholson meets former foreign minister-turned MEP Urmas Paet, plus filmmaker Ilmar Raag, to find out how Estonia has evolved in the past quarter century.
We ask how joining the EU in 2004 changed the country – offering new opportunities at home but also inspiring a brain-drain of young talent.
And we meet members of a new centrist political movement inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as emboldened anti-immigration conservatives, to see how their messages are changing the political landscape.
Finally, we visit the top secret NATO cybersecurity base – located in Estonia, thanks to the Baltic state’s digital excellence, and also its proximity to Russia.