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Friday 22.06.2018 | Name days: Ludmila, Laimdots, Laimiņš

Estonia to start buying land for Rail Baltica railway construction

Continuing its way to beginning the construction of the pan-Baltic Rail Baltica slated for 2020, the management of Rail Baltic Estonia, has unveiled that this year will be spent on negotiations with land owners and the marking-out of the railway.

Estonian state rail cargo company worked with million-euro losses in 2017

Estonian state-owned rail cargo carrier EVR Cargo concluded the year 2017 with net losses of 1.2 million euros, but managed to earn a million euros in from October to December 2017.

Estonia emphasises animal welfare as demand for animal food products grows

Although the demand for food products from animals is increasing, attention should be paid both animal welfare and sustainability in agriculture, Estonia's Minister for Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm has stated.

Estonia to observe foreign reports on it, prevent damage to its image for 800 000 euros

From 60 000 to 800 000 euros, such is the planned increase of Estonia government's funding on strategic communication aimed at monitoring foreign media reports on the Baltic country and on containing possible damage of the Estonian image.

Estonia prices up by over 3% last year; dairy products and eggs – by 10%

Driven by more expensive food products and non-alcoholic beverages, consumer prices in Estonia have in 2017 compared to 2016 levels risen by 3.4%, statisticians have estimated.

Court in Tallinn upholds decision for ruling party to pay to state 110,100 euros

A court in Tallinn has dismissed Estonian ruling Centre Party's appeal against a decision by party funding watchdog to regard the party's large cash reserves as an illegal donation that should be transferred to the state budget.

American lawyer believes bitcoin created by Estonian IT researcher

As attempts to find the mysterious inventor of bitcoin continue, an American lawyer has noted he believes that Estonian cryptographer Helger Lipmaa working in Tartu can be identified as the author of the crypto-currency – a claim rejected by the Estonian himself.

Estonia’s territory cannot by occupied in matter of days, notes army chief of staff

Estonia’s territory cannot be captured by a foreign power in the matter of days, although certain areas of the country could be occupied in such a short time, evaluated the chief of staff of the Estonian Defence Forces.

Electricity consumers in Estonia changed their suppliers less last year

Estonian consumers changed their electricity supply companies at 21,600 points of consumption in 2017, which is less than the 25,800 points of consumption, where suppliers were switches the year before, estimated the Estonian transmission system operator Elering.

Fall in Finnish travellers seen in Estonia

Businesses operating in the Estonian tourism industry have estimated that the number of Finns to visit Estonia decreased in 2017, but the gap had been filled by visitors from other European Union countries tourists.

Many drunk drivers in Tallinn in New Year morning

In alcohol tests performed in the Estonian capital on January 1 2018, police has found that close to one in ten drivers out of those stopped had alcohol in their body.