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Estonia's meat producer to export poultry products to Hong Kong

The leading meat processing company in Estonia - HKScan Estonia - has received approval to start exporting chilled and frozen poultry to Hong Kong, China.

Tartu and Tallinn Universities to open help desk for cooperation with businesses

The Tallinn University of Technology and the University of Tartu will in 2016 open a service called T-HelpDesk with aim of strengthening and simplifying university-industry contacts.

Estonia's government moves on with fairly radical administrative reform

The government of Estonia has this week decided to establish a committee for negotiating, drawing up legislation for a reform that might reduce the country's 215 administrative entities to 50.

Estonian volunteers help 19 000 migrating amphibians cross roads

During the 2015 «Roads With(out) Frogs» campaign, a total of 19,185 frogs, toads and newts migrating to their breeding grounds were helped cross roads not to be run over by motorists.

Estonia reaches 3%-increase in exports in Q1

Growth in foreign sales of electronics equipment has helped Estonia reach a three percent increase in exports in the first quarter of 2015.

Estonia opposes EU migrant quota plan

Estonia, Hungary and Slovakia do not support European Commission's upcoming proposal for introducing a quota system to distribute migrants across its member states, German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) reported in the weekend.

Season of cruise ships open at Port of Tallinn

The Old City Harbour in Tallinn hosted its first cruise ship of the season that is expected to last until October 17.

Estonia recruits foreign specialists to build career in Estonia

Estonia on Tuesday, April 28, launched a new web site called «Work in Estonia», motivating and inviting foreign specialists to relocate to Estonia.

Tallinn hosts NATO cybersecurity drill

This week the Estonian capital Tallinn hosts annual NATO cybersecurity drill, where 400 participants from 16 countries gather to increase their skills in countering cyberattacks.

Estonian Russian-language anti-propaganda channel named ETV+

Estonian public broadcaster ERR is moving ahead with the new Russian-language TV channel to be launched later this year. ETV+ has been selected as the name of the channel, while German Deutsche Welle will it Russian-language content.

Railway company in Estonia to suspend passenger routes to St. Petersburg and Moscow

Estonian private company GoRail, which has carried passengers to and from Russia since 1998, has decided to suspend routes Tallinn-St. Petersburg and Tallinn-Moscow.

Estonia plans to raise fuel excise by 10% per year

A week after receiving the backing of the parliament, Estonia's new government has announced a plan to rapidly increase excise duty to liquid fuels for several consecutive years.

Ilves calls for permanent Nato force in Estonia

President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia has noted a permanent Nato force would be needed in Estonia, expressing concern that Russia could take over the northernmost Baltic country, before Nato's rapid response force could arrive to help the Estonian army.

New car sales in Estonia reach 7-year record in March

After a slow start of the year, new car sales in Estonia in March have reached a 7-year record, also pointing to the growing economic confidence of businesses.

Areas of responsibility agreed by Estonia's upcoming coalition

The upcoming coalition partners in Estonia - the Reform Party, the Social Democrats and the IRL – have divided their responsibilities over ministries in the new government.

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