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Estonia considers dropping county administrations

In the context of Estonia’s upcoming administrative reform, the country is currently evaluating the option of abandoning the model of 15 county governments in favour of six regional authorities.

Immigration to Estonia exceeds emigration for first time since renewed independence

During 2015, 13 003 people emigrated from Estonia, while 15 413 imigrated to the Baltic country, Statistics Estonia has estimated and found that for the first time since the restoration of the independence of Estonia more people have arrived in the country than the people, who have left.

Estonian average monthly income exceed 1,000 euros for first time

The average monthly gross income in Estonia surpassed 1,000 euros for the first time in 2015, Statistics Estonia estimated.

Estonia to chair Council of Europe

Estonia is on May 18 taking over the rotating chairmanship of the Council of Europe with its top diplomat planning to focus on human rights in the Internet, gender equality, and children’s rights.

Asylum seekers in Estonia appeal in court against denial of refugee status

According to Estonian media, two asylum seekers, who have been recently relocated to Estonia as part of the European Union refugee relocation scheme and have received a year-long subsidiary protection status, have taken the country’s Police and Border Guard Board to court over the decision.

China allows Estonian dairy products to enter its market

China’s Vice Minister Mei Kebao and Estonian Minister of Rural Affairs Urmas Kruuse have signed an agreement on food safety expected to allow Estonian dairy producers to sell their produce on the Chinese market.

Gazprom sells its stake at Eesti Gaas

Russian gas company Gazprom has sold its ownership at Estonian gas company Eesti Gaas to Trilini Energy, a firm controlled by investment firm Infortar, which now controls 88% of Eesti Gaas.

Navy leaders of 26 European countries convene in Tallinn

Tallinn on May 13 hosts a forum of navy leaders of 26 European states planning to talk about current maritime and cooperation issues.

Estonia’s annual mass cleanup held

Over the weekend, some 42 000 environmentally aware Estonians took part in the annual nationwide cleanup entitled «Let’s Do It» or «Teeme Ära».

Estonian capital rejects plan to close street for march on May 9

Tallinn has this week not permitted closing a street as asked by organisers of a march to take place on May 9.

Estonia denies entry to three Russian journalists

The Schengen visas of three Russian TV journalists have been revoked and they have been denied entry in Estonia on May 2, Estonian public broadcaster reports.

Tallinn airport starts repair and construction works

Tallinn airport in Estonia has on May 1 started repair and construction works that for the most part will be conducted at night not to affect operation of the airport.

Companies seek funding for Estonian-Finnish gas grid interconnection

Estonian gas grid operator Elering has on April 28 announced that it in cooperation with Finnish firm Baltic Connector has applied for EU co-funding for building a Estonian-Finnish gas grid interconnection.

Jobs to be subsidised in Estonian border region

Estonian government has on April 28 adopted a programme to subsidise wages to employers, who would hire at least 20 of Ida-Viru county’s jobless.

Estonian online shopping nearly doubles in four years

The number of average daily online internet purchases in Estonia has surpassed 70 000 in the first quarter of 2016, which is nearly double the rate recorded in 2012, Estonian Bank has estimated.

Works of energy-efficient Estonian ministry of ministries launched

The works of building the new Estonian ministry of ministries have commenced in Tallinn, planned to provide office space for four government ministries.