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Estonia pushes for EU-wide alcohol policy

The European Union needs joint policy in the field of alcohol evaluated Estonian Health and Labour Minister Jevgeni Ossinovski reasoning that it could be effective in limiting the harm caused by large consumption and member states' differing alcohol policies.

Agreement on Estonian minimal wage reached for 2018

The umbrella organisations of Estonian employers’ associations and trade unions have agreed that the minimum gross monthly wage in the Baltic state from 2018 will be 500 euros and the minimal hourly gross wage to be 2.79 euros.

Estonian administrative reform considered complete: 213 municipalities down to 79

The Estonian historic administrative reform has been concluded with the nationwide local elections having passed and the country’s higher court ruling against complaints of forced mergers of municipalities, stated Estonian Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab.

Estonian trade unions: 1 000 minimum wage – not realistic

Head of Estonian Trade Union Confederation has evaluated that increasing the minimum monthly wage to 1,000 euros is not realistic at the moment, although local politicians and businessmen have suggested the four-digit number.

Estonia plans to raise state loan guarantee ceiling to Kredex

The an Estonian parliamentary committee has backed the plan to change the conditions of the operation of the Estonian Credit and Export Guarantee Fund, by increasing the ceiling of Kredex’s loan guarantees by 134 million euros reaching 390 million euros.

Estonian construction price index pushed up by wages

The construction price index in Estonia has in July-September of 2017 increased by 0.9% in comparison to second quarter this year and by 1.7% from July-September of 2016, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

Graft-suspected Tartu deputy mayors resign

In Estonia's second largest city, Tartu, Deputy Mayors Artjom Suvorov and Valvo Semilarski have stepped down from office, Estonian press reported, after the politicians were arrested under suspicion of graft.

Eesti Energia warns: Limiting CO2 emissions on capacity could endanger energy supply

Estonian energy giant Eesti Energia has evaluated that a plan under discussion in the European Union to introduce a carbon dioxide release limit for capacity mechanisms to qualify for subsidies could adversely affect the security of supply in Estonia and the Baltic states.

Estonian port company makes 29% more revenue in January-September

Estonian state port company Port of Tallinn has made the revenue in the amount of 99.1 million euros in the first nine months of 2017, which is a 29% increase compared to January-September in 2016.

Amid alleged harassment scandal, Rõivas leaves post in Riigikogu

The former head of Estonian government Taavi Rõivas, who has been pointed to as allegedly having groped a woman during a visit to Singapore, has denied the claims, but has nevertheless decided to leave the of the second deputy speaker of the Estonian parliament.

Centre party victorious in Estonian local government elections

In the Estonian municipal election, held on October 15, the largest overall support has been won by Centre Party that is also the ruling party in Estonian central government.

Estonian cooperative bank Coop Pank starts operations

Estonian Krediidipank has been from Monday, October 2, rebranded to Coop Pank reflecting the principles of operation of its largest owner – a group of cooperatives.

Estonia, trading CO2 pollution quotas, made 25 million euros in 2016

As part of the EU emissions trading system in 2016, Estonia earned over 23.5 million euros from selling in auction its unnecessary greenhouse gas emission units, the Baltic country’s Minister of the Environment has stated.

Tallinn hosts EU Digital Summit

The Digital Summit of the heads of state and government of European Union member states is held by the Estonian presidency on Friday, October 29. Estonia’s EU Council residency has stated that the most important blocs of issued delegates and heads of state and government are expected to discuss are mutual trust, security, e-government, industry, society, and the economy.

Estonia to reform father benefits and leave

As Estonia continues to motivate fathers to engage more in child- care, the Estonian government has approved proposals for prolonging paternal benefits and reforming the the Baltic country's parental leave and benefits system.

Estonia wishes to attract 500 foreign ICT specialists in 2018

Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology voiced government's plans to attract in 2018 no less than 500 foreigners, specialists in the information and communications technology field, to Estonia.