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Estonia: Narcotics' mail deliveries could go out of control if not tackled

The Estonian tax and customs body has intercepted a total of 742 parcels containing illegal drugs, setting a new, alarming record for the Baltic country.

Tallink Grupp increased passenger and cargo volumes in 2018

Estonian shipping giant Tallink Grupp has seen moderate increase in the number of passengers and cargo units its ships carried during 2018.

Coalition of liberals and pro-Kremlin front-runners seen as option in Estonia

As Latvia looks set to get a five-party government coalition after months of long discussions, Estonia's public broadcaster ERR has looked into possible coalition models Estonia would have after its parliamentary election due in March.

Estonia issues storm warnings for west as ferry traffic affected

In Estonia, weather forecasters have released a Level 2 storm warning for Harju, Lääne, Pärnu, Hiiu and Saar Counties, noting that the areas are facing dangerously windy weather.

Estonia encounters new trouble with its ID card introduced in December

The PIN codes of the new Estonian electronic ID cards, issued earlier this month, are readable through its envelope by using a simple torch, a cyber security expert has found in a setback to the Estonian ID card system.

Ten Danske Bank suspects arrested by Estonia, more arrests likely

In the criminal investigation into alleged money laundering via the Estonian branch of Danske Bank, Estonian authorities have arrested 10 former employees as suspects.

Danske money laundering scandal in Estonia continues with eight arrests

As the Estonian Office of the Prosecutor General is investigating money laundering in the billions of euros at the Estonian branch of Danske Bank between 2007 and 2015, eight people have been arrested, ERR and Postimees daily report.

Estonia testing internet voting with election in mind

E-governance-promoting Estonia is this week testing internet voting offering voters to send holiday greetings and to select themselves a present from the country's e-voting system.

Estonia raises minimum wage

The minimum monthly wage in Estonia has been approved at the level of 540 euros, which is an increase from 500 euros.

Court: Estonia's ruling party fails to avoid repayment of 220 000 euro donation

Centre Party, which is the ruling political force in the Estonian central government and in the capital Tallinn, has failed to overturn a decision that ordered it to repay an illegally received donation of 220 000 euros, according to a ruling of the Estonian Supreme Court.

Estonia sees rise in fire victims, as flats more prone to lethal fires

The death toll of fires in Estonia in 2018 has surpassed that of the two previous years in the past eleven months with all lethal fires occurring in flats this year. On the upside, from January to November 2018, a total of 74 people have been rescued from fires.

Estonian hospital to make patients pay for uncancelled doctor appointments

In Estonia, Ida-Viru Central Hospital plans to introduce asking patients to pay for a scheduled specialist appointment, if the patient does to visit the doctor and has not notified the hospital in advance.

Estonian private clinic is facing criminal investigation

Estonian prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation against Medita Klinik, a leading competitor in public procurement tenders in Estonian health care. Estonian Northern District Prosecutor's Office has initiated the investigation in accordance with the Penal Code section concerning the transmission of false information, according to ETV investigative show Pealtnägija.

Airbnb hosts in Estonia to declare their income automatically

Airbnb hosts in Estonia will have the chance to declare their income to tax inspectors automatically, if they choose to, according to a new agreement signed between the Estonian Tax and Customs Board and the American company.

Luminor bank stays on safe side with reviewing e-resident accounts

The Estonian branch of the Scandinavian-capital bank Luminor has informed its clients of its plans to the accounts of Estonian e-residents from January 1, 2019.