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Tuesday 25.07.2017 | Name days: Jēkabs, Žaklīna
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Resignation filed by arrested Tallinn Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor of the Estonian capital has stepped down from office after being arrested as part of a criminal case into violations of procedural restrictions of Tallinn procurement tenders.

More people have moved to Estonia than left it in 2016

13,792 people have emigrated from Estonia in 2016 and 14,822 have immigrated, Estonian statisticians have estimated, concluding that net migration in the Baltic country has been positive for the second consecutive year.

War games start in Estonian large-scale military drill with allied units

The military drill of the annual Estonian Defence Forces entitled Spring Storm has entered its key stage of a week of imitated battles, where units of other NATO member states and partner states are to take part.

Expert taxpayers in Estonia suggest abandoning changes in taxation

NGO Estonian Taxpayers Association has released the assessment that the tax reforms carried out and planned by the current Estonian government are set to adversely affect Estonian economy.

Estonian resort city hopes to cover airport expenses with tourism tax

Pärnu, which has been branded the summer capital of Estonia, has suggested that it could cover the operating expenses of its airport, planned to be reconstructed by Estonian government for 20 million euros, by introducing a tourism tax.

Estonia’s A+ rating upheld by Fitch

Credit agency Fitch has maintained its long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings for Estonia at A+, the third highest investment grade.

EU provides additional funding for project intended to improve cross-border business

European Union has allocated additional funding for the project intended to improve small and medium Estonian and Latvian cross-border business development.

Estonian exports up 15%, as more agricultural produce exported

The exports of Estonian goods in March as compared to March 2016 grew 15 percent and imports by 12 percent compared, the country’s statisticians have estimated.

Estonia’s big clean-up attracts 50 000 people, Latvians – more active

Estonia’s big clean-up campaign Teeme Ära 2017 reported that over on Saturday altogether 2,130 common voluntary work actions were taken bringing together at least 50,358 people.

Ratas presents updates to Estonia’s security policy principles

Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas has presented in the Estonian parliament novelties to state security policy principles emphasising the importance of cohesive society and that the bill is a consensus among parties working both in the ruling coalition and opposition.

NATO cyber defence drill in Estonia gets bigger

Tallinn’s NATO cyber defence centre is currently holding its annual training exercise, cooperating with NATO members, partner countries and tech firms.

Estonian ex-PM: Bronze Night riots in Tallinn coordinated by Russian officers on site

On the 10th anniversary of the Bronze Night riots in Tallinn, the then Prime Minister Andrus Ansip has noted that Russian special forces’ officers were in the Estonian capital coordinating, where vodka and flammable liquids were supplied.

Estonia plans to allocate additional EUR 5 million for HIV spread prevention

Estonia plans to invest into HIV and AIDS medications and related services a total of 5,5 million euros, sets forth the state budget strategy for 2018-2021 passed by the Estonian government.