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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.

Estonian capital to continue commissioning of Russian-language TV programmes broadcast by PBK

The city of Tallinn has published a call of procurement for buying three Russian-language television shows currently being made by the Russian-owned commercial TV channel Pervõi Baltiiski Kanal.

On Estonian-Russian border, less illegal border crossings and contraband goods

As works to build a monitoring strip along the Estonian-Russian temporary border line continue, statistics suggest that the new strip is helping reduce both the contraband of goods and illegal border crossings.

Kaljulaid against using Russian TV PBK to talk to Estonia population

Estonian President Kersti Kajulaid has criticised that Russian television channel Pervõi Baltiiskii Kanal (PBK), with its versions also broadcast in Latvia and Lithuania, was seen as a channel for informing local residents.

Estonian producer price index continues to climb up

Estonian producer price index of the Baltic country's industrial output in November 2017 changed by 0.3% when compared to October and by 3.3% when set against the same period in 2016, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

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