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Estonian media: Latvian eurozone entrance would benefit Estonia

Anvar Samost, the executive editor-in-chief of Postimees daily, says that if Latvia were to join the eurozone in 2014 it would benefit Estonia.

Estonians re-sell tires thrown away by Finns

A big part of second-hand tires that are being sold in Estonia are actually tires that Finns have thrown away. Some Finnish mechanic is quoted as saying that he often sees Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians and Poles going through the container of used tires.

China awards Estonian company with five-year tax break

Estonian developer of timestamp, Guardtime, has received a five-year tax exemption from the Chinese government, says CEO Mike Gault.

Estonia is EU’s most unpopular destination for asylum seekers

Of all EU member states, Estonia is the least popular destination among asylum seekers, shows the latest Eurostat report.

Estonia’s inflation highest in Eurozone

Estonia's annual inflation rate of 4.1 percent in September was the highest in the Eurozone, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Estonian Air may need USD 60m for debt guarantee

Estonian Air has issued a guarantee for the amount of USD 60m in connection with the purchase of Bombardier aircraft.

Estonia tourism development plan draws criticism

Estonia has embarked on an ambitious tourism development plan. In the next seven years, the export of tourism services should go up by 25 percent.

Estonia – second after USA in regard to the number of IT companies per capita

Estonia is the second country in the world after USA in terms of the number of newly founded IT companies per capita. Nonetheless, Estonia’s as an exemplary IT country’s fame is somewhat exaggerated, says a “typical” businessman and investor Alan Martinson.

Estonian black comedy enters Oscar race

Helmer Toomas Hussar's debut feature Mushrooming, a black comedy of modern political and celebrity manners, is Estonia's nomination for foreign language Oscar consideration.

Estonia’s budget surplus widened to 1.1% of GDP in 2011

Estonia’s budget surplus was revised higher to 1.1 percent of gross domestic product last year.

Eesti Energia invests €110m in cutting emissions

By investing €110m in up-to-date filter installations, this year Eesti Energia has already managed to cut the Narva power plant's sulfur dioxide emissions threefold.

Swedbank: Average wages in Estonia to grow 6.5% in 2012

Average wage growth to reach 6.5% in Estonia in 2012, taking into consideration that the wage growth in the services sector will accelerate during the second half of the year, Swedbank said in a statement.

Russian military inspectors to fly over Latvia, Estonia

A group of Russian military observers begin on Monday, September 10, a six-day inspection mission in the skies of Latvia and Estonia under the Open Skies Treaty.

Computer programming will soon reach all Estonian schoolchildren

Estonian Tiger Leap Foundation in September 2012 launched a program called «ProgeTiiger», in the framework of which Estonian students in grades 1 to 12 will be introduced computer programming and creating web and mobile applications.

Estonia ratifies EU permanent bailout fund

Estonia has become the last country in the Eurozone to ratify the European Stability Mechanism treaty on Thursday, August 30.

Estonian retail sales keep growing

In July 2012 compared to July of the previous year, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 6% at constant prices, reported Statistics Estonia.

New law in Estonia to protect unmarried couples

If people who live together in Estonia don’t want to get married but want more security they can soon legalise their cohabitation without marrying. The justice ministry has drafted a law of cohabitation, which doesn’t change the principles of marriage but offers an alternative option.

Estonians seek ways to award Boris Yeltsin

Estonia is now the only Baltic state which has not yet granted the late Boris Yeltsin, Russia’s first president, the nation’s highest award.

Estonia output price inflation remains stable

Estonia's producer price inflation remained unchanged in July, according to data released by Statistics Estonia.