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Eesti Energia considers building another plant, if oil price rises

Estonian energy company Eesti Energia (Enefit) has this week spoken of plans to build another oil shale refinery plant in case the price of crude oil surpasses USD 60 (EUR 53) per barrel.

Estonia purchases border guard surveillance aircraft for over 19 million

Estonian borderguards will on 2018 receive a new surveillance airplane for 19 million euros, according to a contract signed on September 20 by the Estonian Ministry of the Interior.

Estonian households increasingly opt for mobile internet, instead of broadband

The number of Estonian households with mobile internet connection has increased considerably as opposed to households with broadband internet, according to estimates by the Estonian statistics agency. ERR reports citing Statistics Estonia that in the first quarter of 2015, over half, or 56 percent, of households had mobile internet, by the first quarter of 2016 more than three in every four households, or 78 percent, had it.

Ansip encourages not to vote by party lines in Estonian presidential election

With the voting rounds of Estonian presidential election college coming later this month, former long-time Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip has evaluated that having electors vote their conscience would be best for the country.

Pollster: 55% of Estonians predict EU likely to fall

An opinion poll on attitudes towards the European Union has been performed in Estonia in August, with its results showing 77% Estonian EU membership support, while more than a half of respondents have expressed scepticism about EU future in the long run.

Estonian farmers to protest with 10,000 bottles of milk

To raise awareness of the need for solutions crisis-stricken farming sectors, Estonia’s Central Farmers Union plans to hold a large protest in central Tallinn on September 12.

None of the resettled refugees have left Estonia so far

None of the asylum seekers that were resettled in Estonia as part of the programme to reduce the migration crisis in the EU has left the country so far. The same cannot be said of Latvia, however.

More state money - only solution to Estonian health insurer’s budget deficit

The deficit in the budget of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund is growing and the country’s Health and Labour Minister sees allocation of more state funds as the only responsible solution.

Ridesharers in Estonia show profits

Although ridesharing in Estonia is currently legally unregulated, the country’s Tax and Customs Board receives statements from private informal taxi drivers showing profits.

Estonian public figures call to nominate popular Kaljurand for President

Following a decision by Estonia’s ruling Reform Party to back only Siim Kallas as its candidate for the post of President, some 50 Estonian public figures have signed a call to the electoral college to nominate Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand for the office.

Let’s get serious! Ilves urges candidates to show they’re apt for office

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has on August 30 - after the Riigikogu failed to agree on his successor in three election rounds - commented that election campaign is about proving aptness to take on presidential responsibilities and not about entertaining the public.

Estonian presidential election continues with third round

Riigikogu held on August 30 the second round of Estonian Presidential election, where former European Commission member Siim Kallas took the lead, but did not secure the needed 68 votes.

Ilves cannot grasp logic behind neighbours preferring agreements with U.S. over NATO

Estonian head of state Toomas Hendrik Ilves has this week commented that he does not fully grasp the logic behind Finland and Sweden preferring to sign bilateral agreements with the U.S. over opting for NATO membership.

52 residence permits and visas for studies annulled in Estonia

The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board has in the first quarter of 2016 annulled a total of 52 residence permits and visas issued to people, who were actually not planning to study or did not meet university enrolment requirements.

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