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Estonia to pour into Finnish-Estonian cultural fund 700 000 euros

Estonian cabinet of ministers has decided to attribute 700,000 euros to the Finno-Estonian Cultural Fund, an organisation working since 2015 aimed at fostering cooperation between the two states in culture, creative economy and training both for individuals and organizations.

Kaljulaid sees African opportunities to outplace EU in digitalisation

During a visit to Ethiopia, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has discussed African-EU relations with the African Commissioner for Trade and Industry and recommended investing into digital development that would be beneficial for the continent itself.

Estonian railways operator happy about increasing freight volume

Freight carried on the infrastructure of the Estonian state railway company Estonian Railways in October amounted to one million tons, which is a 10.4% hike compared to October 2016.

Tallinn pushes to pay corruption-accused Savisaar 15 000 euros

It has been proposed in the Tallinn City Council to pay to Edgar Savisaar, who has been deposed from the office of the Mayor on suspicion of large-scale corruption, a severance pay equalling three monthly salaries in the amount of 15,865.20 euros.

Booming alcohol stores on Latvian-Estonian border to expand

Facing large interest from Estonian customers, alcohol stores located at the Latvian side of the defunct Ainaži-Ikla border crossing rush to expand their premises.

Estonia detains suspected Russian spy, Embassy – perplexed

The top Russian diplomat in Estonia has expressed perplexity of suspicion by Estonian authorities that a Russian citizen detained in the Narva border crossing could be an agents of the Russian Federal Security Service.

Business without tax returns – goal to Estonian tax collector

Submitting tax returns to the tax collector i san integral part of doing business, isn’t it? The Estonian Tax and Customs Board thinks otherwise and has voiced its long-term goal of giving up tax returns in favour of data-based information exchange.

Ratas invites tech entrepreneurs to test self-driving cars in Estonia

Addressing the Web Summit tech forum in Portugal, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas presented his country to businesspeople, companies and venture capitalists as a place ready to welcome innovative Technologies and test them.

Estonia's foreign trade decreased in Q3

Estonian exports in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the respective period last year increased by four percent and imports by six percent on year during the third quarter; however, overall trade was less active if aligned with the first two quarters of 2017, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

Talks on collective agreement with Luminor launched in Estonia

Collective agreement talks with new Luminor Bank, which has been established as a result of merged o Baltic operations of Nordea and DNB, have been launched, where the bank’s workers are represented by the Union of Estonian Financial Sector Employees.

First 30 000 ton timber cargo sent from Estonia to China

From Estonia’s largest cargo port, the Muuga Harbour, the first cargo ship carrying 30 000 tons of timber owned by Estonian wood exporter Westwood Group departed for the port of Lanshan, China.

Active air traffic to Estonian Saaremaa and Hiiumaa islands

To the larger Estonian Baltic Sea islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa a total of 106 passenger flights have been operated in October.

Estonia unable to provide online solution to 18 000 vulnerable ID cards

18,000 of the holders of 800,000 Estonian identity cards that are exposed to a security risk cannot renew their certificates remotely because of technical reasons, so they would have to go to an Estonian Police and Border Guard Board service point personally to update their electronic document.

Banker: economic inequality in Estonia is wider than ever before

The economy of Estonia is in its best condition, yet inequality in the society is greater than ever before, evaluated the head of Swedbank Eesti in a business conference.

Knife man in Tallinn, now dead, had been Estonian

The man in Tallinn, who was shot and died on Tuesday, October 31, after scaring other people with knives in the street and trying to attack police officers, was an Estonian citizen, local police has stated.

Estonia pushes for EU-wide alcohol policy

The European Union needs joint policy in the field of alcohol evaluated Estonian Health and Labour Minister Jevgeni Ossinovski reasoning that it could be effective in limiting the harm caused by large consumption and member states' differing alcohol policies.

Agreement on Estonian minimal wage reached for 2018

The umbrella organisations of Estonian employers’ associations and trade unions have agreed that the minimum gross monthly wage in the Baltic state from 2018 will be 500 euros and the minimal hourly gross wage to be 2.79 euros.

Estonian administrative reform considered complete: 213 municipalities down to 79

The Estonian historic administrative reform has been concluded with the nationwide local elections having passed and the country’s higher court ruling against complaints of forced mergers of municipalities, stated Estonian Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab.