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Wednesday 26.10.2016 | Name days: Kaiva, Amanda, Amanta

Estonia not willing to ban fur animal keeping and skinning

Reacting to a call from animal rights activists, Estonian environment and rural affairs ministries have found that there is no reason to prohibit fur farming in the country.

IMF on Estonia: Increase in wages could harm exporter competitiveness

Estonia should take care of rising imbalance of wake increase and lagging productivity to ensure Estonian exporters can be profitable in foreign markets, the International Monetary Fund evaluated.

Estonia increases tax revenue by 6.8%

Estonia’s tax collector has in the first nine months of 2016 received 6,8% more revenue that in the same period in 2015.

Maxima in Estonia also attracts Latvians tackling shortage of workers

With many retailers in Estonia struggling to find workers for modestly-paid jobs, Lithuanian retail giant Maxima is attracting Estonians for afar and even Latvians to fill the vacant places.

Kallas criticises divisions in Estonia’s long-ruling Reform Party

Political heavyweight and presidential candidate in Estonia’s recent presidential election voiced criticism about how Estonia’s leading Reform Party co-founded by him in 1994 is organised and did not exclude forming a new party.

5G internet in Tallinn planned for 2018, firm says

Swedish telecommunications company Telia has on October 17 announced plans to introduce fifth generation mobile data network in Tallinn and Stockholm in 2018.

Estonia: Purchase of infantry fighting vehicles has been planned strategically

Estonian Defence Forces have received the first batch of a purchase of 44 infantry fighting vehicles and its Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso commented that the region's military threat profile has been taken into account in the long-prepared purchase.

Kaljulaid: Strong civil society is key to Estonia’s security

Estonia’s new president Kersti Kaljulaid in the first speech after taking office has emphasised the need to strengthen civil society and asked fellow politicians to encourage Estonians to dream and to be by their side, when dreams have turned into failure.

Estonian doctors said to be hiding mistakes in fear of prison sentence

The court proceedings against doctor Igor Gorjatšov are discussed widely in Estonia and specialists evaluate that the current legal framework of doctor fault causes cases of medics hiding their mistakes.

Storms cause power outages in Estonia, ferries to stay in ports

Storm winds and rough weather conditions in Estonia resulted in power outages for over 7,000 households on October 5 and continued to affect ferry traffic to Estonian islands and over the Gulf of Finland.

Swiss engineering firm ABB expands in Estonia

Swiss engineering system manufacturer ABB group will launch its new regional business service centre in Tallinn in October.

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.

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