After a long period of low milk purchase prices in Estonia, milk retail prices in the Baltic country have increased twice, reaching the point where famers receive just enough to cover milk production costs.
Estonia and Finland have signed a bilateral defence cooperation framework agreement aiming for closer and more regular cooperation in the field by the neighbouring countries.
Estonia and the U.S. have signed a bilateral agreement on cooperation in the field of defence, which clarifies the legal framework for the presence of American Armed Forces in Estonia.
The current project of the international high-speed railway Rail Baltica contains three stops in its Estonian part, while adding more would need careful analysis, stated Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.
U.S. media report that during the U.S. presidential election campaign aides of current U.S. President-elect Donald Trump had met in Prague with Russian intelligence representatives under surveillance performed by or linked to Estonian external intelligence service.
The exports of Estonian companies have grown 6% from November 2015 to November 2016, the Baltic nation’s statisticians estimated.
Estonia’s sweeping administrative reform continues as part of which local governments were asked to agree on mergers so that no less than 5 000 would live per municipality. The aim of the reform is to cut the number of local governments from 231 to 75.
Estonian Finance Ministry has started the year by suggesting considerable change. On Monday, January 2, it proposed to the government changing the cycle of state finance planning from a one-year to a four-year budget.
The Competition Authority of Estonia released on Tuesday, December 27, a conclusion that the cost of electricity distribution services of electric grid operator Elektrilevi is not adjusted to their current costs and should be lowered by 6.7%.
U.S. Senator John McCain, who visited Estonia on Tuesday, December 27, evaluated that the U.S. Congress views Russian President Vladimir Putin realistically.
Estonian Maritime Administration continues its work on a push to attract shipping firms to register their ships in Estonia by offering e-registration and a reduced tax burden.
Lenders in Estonia are continuing to build a common positive credit rating register to enable banks and creditors assess the ability of upcoming clients to repay their debts.