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Estonian press: Saeima «difficult even for Latvians»

Estonian media have evaluated that the result of the Saeima election in neighbouring Latvia has produced an especially difficult negotiating ground with seven elected parties, but the influence of oligarchs seems to have been reduced.

Estonia calls for EU unity, not uniformity

Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas has made a speech at the European Parliament in France, where he stressed the need for unity in the European Union, but one that recognises the different views of member states.

Estonian industrial production up 6% on year

With a boost in electricity production, Estonia's industrial enterprises' production has grown by six percent between August 2017 and August 2018, official statistics show.

Two-year old X-rayed by mistake on Estonian EU external border

At a border checkpoint on the Estonian-Russian border hi-tech X-ray technology is used to look for contraband in vehicles, but by mistake a young child has been X-rayed, which has prompted mother to consider suing border guards.

Estonia seeks 152 million euro compensation for insecure ID cards

Estonian police is claiming 152 million euros from the maker of the country's electronic identity cards, Gemalto, as the company produced over 700 000 cards that were subsequently found to have a security risk. The revelation dealt a large blow to Estonia's digital reputation.

Estonian men kept for extradition to U.S. over fentanyl and money laundering

The extradition of four Estonian men is sought after by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which has uncovered a fentanyl and money laundering ring, where the men have been allegedly involved.

EU supervisor to investigate Estonian and Danish banking authorities on Danske Bank

The banking supervisory authority of the European Union has been asked to investigate the work of Denmark and Estonia’s national banking watchdogs over possible shortcomings in failing to prevent money laundering through the Estonia branch of Danske Bank.

Four Estonian parties have strong support, enough to enter Riigikogu

Four Estonian parties are believed to currently have enough support to enter the Estonian parliament, a broad opinion poll showed, as leading parties compete for voter backing.

Estonian internet user growth strongest among elderly

The share of internet users in Estonia has continued to grow in 2018 and has over the past three months increased the most among 65–74-year-olds, official statistics show.

Estonia bank watchdog points to Denmark's responsibility over Danske

As to the allegations of doubtful billions flowing via the Estonia branch of Danske Bank, the Estonian watchdog of financial institutions has noted that the Danish supervisory authority was responsible for the lender's risk control.

Estonia sees continued passenger decline in Tartu Airport

The airport near Estonia's second city Tartu has experienced continued decline in passenger numbers, down to 2 000 per month in August, which offers flights to and from Helsinki in Finland every day.

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