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Tuesday 25.07.2017 | Name days: Jēkabs, Žaklīna

Estonian parents increasingly refuse to vaccinate their kids

Estonian health officials have voiced concern that the number of parents refusing the chance of vaccinating their children against a number of infectious diseases is increasing in the northern-most Baltic country.

Estonia to invest millions in IT and technology business development in regions

Close to 160 million euros are planned to be invested in developing the sector of information and communications technologies in Estonia outside larger cities, according to a state budget strategy for 2018-2021 by the Estonian government.

10-50-million-euro worth solar park planned in Estonia, by Finnish firm

Fortum, a Finnish group of energy companies, has announced plans to build a solar panel park in eastern Estonia and to invest in the project 10 to 50 million euros.

Tele2 expands frequency in Estonia aiming 4.75G

Telecommunications firm Tele2 has purchased more volume in the 2,300-megahertz frequency band to be able to upgrade its 4.5G network to 4.75G network and to reach the goal as the first among its competitors.

Estonian doctors speak of strikes lasting for months

Estonian healthcare workers have announced political strike after the country’s government did not decide on additional funding for the sector within a deadline. «We have considered our strike funds and I believe that we could be speaking of months, not weeks, when it comes to the possible length of the strike,» secretary general of the Estonian Medical Association Katrin Rehemaa was cited as saying.

Many emergency specialists at Estonia’s leading hospital – close to burnout

An opinion poll performed at the North Estonia Medical Centre has found that staff working in the emergency medicine department are often on the point of a burnout and in case of doctors, the proportion was near 50 percent.

Estonian officials express support to U.S. first Assad regime attack

Commenting on the Friday’s attack by U.S. army on Syrian government forces that has been the first such strike during the Syrian Civil War, Estonian Foreign Minister and retired army general have expressed support to the strike, which was retaliation for a deadly alleged chemical attack on civilians in the Middle Eastern country.

Robot vehicle traffic supported in Estonia

The government of Estonia has backed changes in legislation that would allow robotic vehicles taking part in street traffic.

HIV continues spreading in Estonia with 70 new cases

In Estonia, where there is the largest rate of HIV infections in the EU, 70 new cases have been diagnosed in 2017.

Border monitoring system in Estonia fails five times in half-year

The monitoring system that is used by Estonian border guards to look after the country’s eastern border has encountered five critical failures over the last six months, the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board announced this week.

Estonian entrepreneur succeeds in Crimean court against Russian Defence Ministry

Estonian entrepreneur has won a trial against the Russian Defense Ministry in a case, where his is defending rights to own real estate in the Russian-annexed Ukrainian peninsular of Crimea.

Estonian pork producers hope to recover from crisis in no less than three years

In the Estonian pork industry, the amount of pigs will not grow in 2017 and to retake the market share lost to imported produce, it would take no less than three years, a meatpacking firm evaluated.

Mixer in U.S. suggests allies should be consistent in their messages

As the Baltic states foreign ministers met with the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the head of the Estonian foreign service emphasised the significance of consistency and clarity in messages by allies.

Estonian gas seller: Excise duty hike unconstitutional

Estonian natural gas importer and seller Eesti Gaas has addressed the country’s Chancellor of Justice insisting that the increase of excise duty passed in 2016 was not in line with the rules of the Estonian constitution.

Tallinn Airport summer schedule to contain 36 routes

Tallinn Airport has announced its summer schedule that will include direct flights to 36 destinations and take effect from mid-April to late May depending on the airline.

Pärnu property sold for building plywood plant

Finnish capital company Metsä Wood Eesti has bought 104,000 square metres of land with plans to construct a 50 million euro plywood factory that would employ 200 workers.