Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Eesti Vabariik


Estonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Estonia (Estonian: Eesti), officially the Republic of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti Vabariik), is a state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipsi and the Russian Federation (338.6 km). Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden in the west and Finland in the north. The territory of Estonia covers 45,227 km2, and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. The Estonians are a Finnic people, and the official language, Estonian, is closely related to Finnish. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Estonia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 94, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
"Following the March 2015 parliamentary elections, the ruling pro-business Reform Party formed a coalition with the center-left Social Democratic Party (SDE) and the center-right Union of Pro Patria and Res Publica (IRL). The legislature became increasingly fragmented throughout the year, calling into question the stability of the government. By late 2015, four cabinet ministers, including the foreign minister, had been replaced."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 8.30, Rank: 21, Personal Freedom: 8.89, Economic Freedom: 7.70, Democracy Index: 8.87
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.70, Rank: 19