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Tuesday 25.07.2017 | Name days: Jēkabs, Žaklīna

WSY: Why Estonia is a tech start-up nation

Estonia is the 132nd-smallest country in the world by land mass, yet it produces more start-ups per head of population than any other country in Europe. It has a population the size of Copenhagen but has one of the world’s most advanced e-governments.

Economist: Ilves is right, but Krugman is not

According to Anders Aslund, economist at the Peterson Institute in Washington, Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman lashed out on Estonia because he has a personal issue with the Baltic states.

Estonia and Russia may resume talks on border issue

Russia's Ambassador to Estonia Yuri Merzlyakov has implied that the two countries could resume negotiations on the "frozen" border treaty issue.

Estonian ruling party uses secret Swiss bank account

Current Estonian Justice Minister and then Reform Party’s general secretary Kristen Michal is said to have declared smaller election campaign costs for the party.

Estonian exports fall 7%

Estonian export of goods decreased 7 percent on an annual basis to EUR1.018 billion in April, marking the second consecutive decline.

Estonian Air doubles the amount of passengers

In the first five months of 2012, Estonian Air carried 46% more passengers than in the same period in 2011. The amount of passengers on regular flights increased by almost half, also the load factor of Estonian Air flights has improved significantly.

Ilves to go on a train trip to Latvia

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Mrs. Evelin Ilves are planning a three-day state visit to Latvia next week, and, unlike other times, go there by train.

Estonian tax burden lower than EU average

On the basis of the data annually released by Eurostat and the European Commission, the Estonian tax burden contracted 1.5 percentage points to 34.2% of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010, well below EU average.

Estonian Air to benefit from bankrupt airlines

Estonia's national carrier Estonian Air might benefit from the recent bankruptcies of the regional Sweden’s airlines - Skyways, its subsidiary City Airlines and the Danish Cimber Sterling.

Finnish Ruukki wins EUR 11 million order in Estonia

Finnish company Rautaruukki has signed a contract worth around EUR 11 million with Estonian Alstom Power to deliver the steel frame for a new power plant in Narva, Estonia.

Estonia to welcome 85 airlines in Tallin

Routes Europe, now in its 7th year, will see a record number of attendees when the 2012 event opens in Tallinn in four days’ time. The event will be hosted by Tallinn Airport at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia in Estonia’s historic capital.

Estonian Air to conquer Asia

Airlines from Singapore, Oman and Qatar will take part in a two-day aviation conference in Tallinn from May 20 to 22 to negotiate cooperation with Estonian Air.

Americans help Estonians clean up waterfront

“Estonia is a nation on the sea and of the sea and it is fitting that Estonians are now looking to their beaches and waterfront for future economic growth as well as national environmental treasures,” says Michael C. Polt, U.S. Ambassador to Estonia.

Estonian road companies want to cooperate with Georgia

Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia Ramaz Nikolaishvili has met with the head of the road department of the southern region of Estonia and major Estonian road companies.

Port of Tallinn paid 57 million euros in dividends

Port of Tallinn, together with income tax for the last year, paid in dividends a record amount - 57 million euros, according to information on the port's website.

Estonians take drugs to Finland

Finnish customs officials say smugglers brought 8700 ecstasy tablets to Finland from Estonia last year.