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Latest update : 2012-05-03

Entrepreneurs swarm to Tallinn for new business ventures

Faced with the eurozone debt crisis, a new wave of web entrepreneurs on the continent have been running to an unlikely destination - Estonia. The small Baltic nation has defied the economic downturn and is offering fledgling companies a cheaper and less bureaucratic alternative to Western Europe. Skype is only one example of how companies can find success in the country. Our correspondents Anne Mailliet and Janis Laizans caught up with those looking to follow in its footsteps.

By Anne MAILLIET

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