The most significant 2012 project that banks plan for private clients is creation of a single ATM network, says SEB Estonia Chairman Riho Unt.
The investment banker Joakim Helenius holds the view that Estonia should turn English into an official language.
Population and Housing Census online questionnaires were completed by more than half of Estonia's population. They can still be filled in by late evening of January 31.
In night of Wednesday, January 25, 17 tourists from Estonia travelling from Cairo to Hurghada were kidnapped in Egypt. People are warned in advance of all possible dangers, notes Made Otsa, Go Adventure representative in Hurghada, who was among the kidnapped. According to her, everyone hoped that nothing bad will happen to Estonians.
Although Estonia is considered to be a low-tax country in Europe, proportion between tax revenue and gross domestic product (GDP) in Estonia is 29.4%, show statistic data.
The support from the European Union plays a much bigger role than admitted by Estonian Prime-minister Andrus Ansips, whose favourite phrase is – Estonian State finances are the best in the EU, Eesti Ekspress Weekly writes.
Overall Estonian export increase for November has grown by 24%, while import for the analogous period has grown by 22%, Estonian Central Statistics Bureau reports.
In January 2012 software of all Estonian depository ATMs were updated, and as a result of which, now ATMs will be able to recognize counterfeit Euro bills and withdraw them out of circulation.
The significant price surge last year shouldn’t be linked to Eurozone entrance and exchange to the United European currency Euro, notes Estonian Finance Minister Jurgens Ligi.
Regardless of what happens to the countries hit by the debt crisis, in a long run Estonia will only benefit from the transition to the euro, says Raul Eamets, Tartu University economics professor.
Population census is due to start in Estonia on the 31st of December. Yuhan Kivirach, Senior Research Fellow and Sociologist of the International Center of Defense Research, hopes that Estonia beats Canada’s record in the percentage of people taking part in population census through the internet.
This Christmas, Estonian shop owners' businesses flourished more than last year. People mostly shopped on December 23 and December 24, when shops tuned 30% more than in 2010, according to Rimi Eesti Food AS.