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Tuesday 24.04.2018 | Name days: Nameda, Visvaldis, Ritvaldis

Estonian newspaper to take ruling on hard evidence in editorials to human rights court

In a ruling with possible implications to editorials and opinion pieces in Estonian press, the Baltic country's Supreme Court has upheld court decisions against Estonian business newspaper Äripäev ordering it to take back statements expressed in an editorial, where the integrity of people allegedly linked to an MP have been questioned.

Estonia opens in South Korea special centre for collecting e-residency permits

As Estonia seeks to broaden the international access to its e-residence permits until now only available if an approved receiver collects the digital ID card at an Estonian embassy, the country's Police and Border Guard Board has set up its first e-Residency Collection Centre in South Korea.

Consumer prices in Estonia up 0.4% in month

The consumer price index in Estonia has risen in the period from December 2017 to January 2018 by 0.4% and by 3.5% on year since the beginning of 2017, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

Van with six people breaks through Baltic Sea ice

A van carrying six people has broken through Baltic Sea ice off the coast of south-western Estonia. Two people have been rescued and three bodies have been recovered by the morning of Wednesday, February 7.

Number of guests in Estonian hotels reached 3.5 million in 2017

Estonian accommodation businesses have in 2017 hosted 3.5 million guests with 2.15 million foreign tourists among them, which is a 7%-increase from 2016 Estonian statisticians have estimated.

Smile at least once in a century – happy selfies collected in Estonia, to invite people to visit

Ironically encouraging Estonians to smile at least once in a hundred years, a new photo collection website has been set up at the occasion of the 100th birthday of Estonia, where all inhabitants and e-residents are urged to share their fun moments to be included in a global invitation to visit Estonia.

First strike in history of Rakvere meat factory to be held

Workers of the Rakvere Meat Processing Plant, which is even older than Estonia, are on February 6 to hold the first legal strike in its history to push for higher wages. The factory employs over 700 people, who commute to work from places even 50 kilometres away.

Winter road maintenance to blame in two tragic Estonia accidents

Latvian drivers might be surprised to hear that the Estonian Road Administration has acknowledged that insufficient road maintenance has been a factor in two deadly road accidents on Estonian roads in January.

Butter goes cheaper in Estonia; producers speak of unpredictable price fluctuations

Price of butter in Estonia has dropped after its peak and shortages in 2017, yet it is unclear to producers if the record price level would not return.

Ratas encourages EU to look into dropping annual switch summer time

Estonian head of government Jüri Ratas has voiced his support to the idea of the EU dropping the European Summer Time in accordance to which clocks are turned by one hour forward from spring to fall in the majority of EU member states.

With higher alcohol excise tax, Estonia bound to have missed income forecast by 40 million euros

After Estonia raised its alcohol excise tax rates considerably in 2017, Estonian daily Postimees has estimated that the target of the money the alcohol excise tax would bring into state coffers could have been missed by at least EUR 40 million.

Estonian farmers reach considerable cereal crops despite rainy summer

Farmers in Estonia have managed to reach the average cereal yield in 2017 amounting to 3,967 tonnes per hectare, which according to Estonian statisticians is a considerable result despite a very rainy summer.

Estonia to start buying land for Rail Baltica railway construction

Continuing its way to beginning the construction of the pan-Baltic Rail Baltica slated for 2020, the management of Rail Baltic Estonia, has unveiled that this year will be spent on negotiations with land owners and the marking-out of the railway.

Estonian state rail cargo company worked with million-euro losses in 2017

Estonian state-owned rail cargo carrier EVR Cargo concluded the year 2017 with net losses of 1.2 million euros, but managed to earn a million euros in from October to December 2017.

Estonia emphasises animal welfare as demand for animal food products grows

Although the demand for food products from animals is increasing, attention should be paid both animal welfare and sustainability in agriculture, Estonia's Minister for Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm has stated.