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Estonia expects wages to almost double by 2023

The average monthly gross wage in 2023 will reach 1,741 euros, nearly double the 930 euros observed in the third quarter of 2013, as indicated in forecasts by the Estonian Ministry of Finance.

Estonian President rejects amendments requiring declaring all transactions over 1000 euros

Requirement of declaring all transactions exceeding 1,000 euros is unconstitutional, told Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves explaining decision to reject key amendments to VAT law, previously passed by the Parliament.

Publishing business flourishes in Estonia

Two major book shop chains in Estonia have said their sales have gone up significantly in 2013. Both Rahva Raamat and Apollo plan to expand their businesses.

Eesti Energia negotiating for oil shale mining in Jordan

The Baltics' largest energy manufacturer Eesti Energia is planning to conclude a deal with investors aimed at building an oil shale plant and start mining operations in Jordan, ERR and Postimees report.

New roads in Estonia tear down to quickly, state auditors find

Estonian state auditors and Finnish experts have found that there is much room for improvement in how the Baltic state organises construction of its roads.

Estonia concludes first e-agreement at inter-governmental level

Estonian and Finnish prime ministers have put their e-signatures under an inter-governmental agreement regarding cooperation in e-governance. This might be the first case of signing a government level bilateral document on computers.

Estonian newspaper: wages are set to grow

Between October 2012 and October 2013, the gross average monthly wage in Estonia grew 8.8%, reaching 930 euros. With workforce emigration continuing in Estonia and businesses increasingly lacking qualified specialists, wages will grow on a fast pace for a number of years to come, Äripäev and BBN evaluate

Estonia expects larger number of Russian tourists over coming holidays

The number of Russian tourists visiting Tallinn during the winter holiday season will considerably exceed last year's results, Estonian tourism development authority forecasts.

Social democrat MPs consistently obstruct review of Estonian state budget

The review of Estonia's state budget has had little progress in three days and two nights as the Social Democratic Party has proved consistent in its obstructionist tactics.

Estonia's budget and its warlike review in parliament

The national budget of Estonia is debated this week in the parliament and MPs are discussing 403 proposed amendments. Opposition's Social Democratic party is protesting against insufficient child benefits and is trying to delay the budget review.

Estonian economy suffers growth fall in Q3

Initial estimates by Statistics Estonia indicate that Estonian GDP has risen in the third quarter of 2013 year-on-year by just 0.4%. This is by far lower than the one percent gain registered between the second quarters of 2012 and 2013.

Estonia’s north-east foster tourism co-operation with Finland and Russia

The north-eastern Estonian city of Narva will host an international tourism conference characteristic of the region’s endeavour to boost economic activity by attracting travelers.

Top Estonian companies by turnover listed

Ericsson Eesti AS has been named the leading Estonia's company by daily Postimees, which has compiled a list of the country's leading businesses by turnover.

Tallinn restaurant week to welcome gourmets this November

Throughout November 1-7, the capital of Estonia will feature the 3rd Tallinn Restaurant week. 35 of the best restaurants of this city will participate in this event. Any resident or guest of Estonia is welcome to come and enjoy events planned for this special week.

Hurts, Scorpions and Glenn Miller Orchestra to come to Tallinn

Estonia will soon have a fiery show to offer its residents. This November will rock the scene in Tallinn with concerts from Hurts, Scorpions and Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Railway company in Estonia threatens to stop passenger transport services

The privately-owned railway company Edelaraudtee, which provides passenger transport services throughout Estonia, has said it may stop railway traffic altogether.

Party turns against Estonia's revolutionary electronic voting

A request to assess legality of Estonia's electronic voting system employed in the 2011 parliamentary elections has been submitted by the Centre party to the European Court of Human Rights.