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Sunday 18.02.2018 | Name days: Kintija, Kora

Estonian capital to continue commissioning of Russian-language TV programmes broadcast by PBK

The city of Tallinn has published a call of procurement for buying three Russian-language television shows currently being made by the Russian-owned commercial TV channel Pervõi Baltiiski Kanal.

On Estonian-Russian border, less illegal border crossings and contraband goods

As works to build a monitoring strip along the Estonian-Russian temporary border line continue, statistics suggest that the new strip is helping reduce both the contraband of goods and illegal border crossings.

Kaljulaid against using Russian TV PBK to talk to Estonia population

Estonian President Kersti Kajulaid has criticised that Russian television channel Pervõi Baltiiskii Kanal (PBK), with its versions also broadcast in Latvia and Lithuania, was seen as a channel for informing local residents.

Estonian producer price index continues to climb up

Estonian producer price index of the Baltic country's industrial output in November 2017 changed by 0.3% when compared to October and by 3.3% when set against the same period in 2016, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

U.S. to spend in Estonia Ämari Air Base 12 million euros

The U.S. have decided to spend 214 million U.S. dollars (181 million euros) in European air bases, with 13.9 million U.S. dollars (11.8 million euros) being earmarked for the Ämari Air Base in Estonia.

Estonia continues work on its digital currency

As Estonia is considering the introduction of a virtual currency, it is looking into three models of its future electronic money, dubbed patriotically the «estcoin».

Terrorism, not Russia considered larger threat in Estonia

Estonians believe terrorism is a larger threat to security than Russia's actions, stated Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik at the Tallinn’s International Centre for Defence and Security.

Meat processing giant sees room for growth in ready-to-eat foods

Consumption in the meat market segment of ready-to-eat foods is growing quickly, evaluated Finnish meat processing group HKScan that is planning to invest eight million euros in its factory in Estonia.

Estonian budget passed with 0.25 billion-euro deficit

The Estonian Riigikogu with 55 votes against 41 has passed the country’s 2018 state budget bill planning to spend by 0.25 billion more than it is planned to earn.

Estonian military receives anti-tank missiles, bought with U.S. funding

The Estonian military has acquired another lot of missiles for the American-made man-portable Javelin antitank system bought with U.S. money allocated for supporting European defence measures.

Estonian entrepreneur in Russia convicted to 12 years in prison

A court in Russia has convicted an Estonian aviation technology entrepreneur to a 12-year prison term in a high-security prison, Russian media report.

Estonia urges banks to make lightning-speed payments available to their clients

Bank of Estonia has urged other lenders to follow SEB in introducing the new international inter-bank payment system of instant payments and to make the system available to their clients within a year.

African Union enters e-governance cooperation agreement with Estonia

As part of the joint summit of the European Union and the African Union in Côte d'Ivoire, Estonia has signed cooperation agreements with the African Union and Mauritius on the advancement of e-governance.

Estonian GDP up 4.2% on year in Q3 2017

Estonia's gross domestic product grew 4.2% from July to September in 2017 compared to the respective period last year, the Baltic country's statisticians have estimated.

Estonian Citizen of 2017 stands for granting citizenship to stateless people

The title of Estonia’s Citizen of the Year has been on Monday given to social businessman Rasmus Rask, who has subsequently suggested for the Baltic state to grant citizenship to its tens of thousands of stateless persons, who have not passed the tests needed for acquiring the citizenship.