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Wednesday 16.10.2019 | Name days: Daiga, Dinija

Estonia, Lithuania offered energy and environment portfolios in next EC

In the next European Commission, the areas of responsibility offered to the commissioner picks of Lithuania and Estonia are environment and energy, respectively, the EC stated on Tuesday, September 10.

Estonian trade deficit widens as imports up in face of shrinking exports

The import of goods to Estonia has in July increased by five percent as compared to the trade data of July 2018, leading to a significant widening of the country’s trade deficit, Estonian official statistics showed.

You go bankrupt - Estonian greens recommended to wind down

The Estonian party funding watchdog has suggested the Estonian Green Party to go bankrupt seeing it has been unable recover from persistent and large debt.

Estonia probes alleged EU fund fraud at Taltech university

Estonian prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings over possible fraud involving European Union funding in the Tallinn University of Technology on basis of whistleblower and press information, reported Estonian public broadcaster ERR.

IKEA to land in Estonia from next week

Swedish furniture design and retail chain IKEA plans to enter the Estonian market on August 29. According to the firm, it would first open an online store.

Kaljulaid opposed to Estonian minister after police chief scandal

Alleging that Estonian Interior Minister Mart Helme has violated the law by trying to sack top police chief, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has stated that the minister has no place in the government.

Estonia to invest 22 million in construction of a new TV house

Estonian government has set aside EUR 22 million for the construction of a new public television building, as reported by Estonian public media ERR.

Estonia decides to reform pension system; increase not promised

Helir-Valdor Seeder, leader of Estonian coalition party Isamaa, has confirmed that the government has agreed on his proposed pension reform, as reported by Estonian public media ERR.

Cross-border trade between Latvia and Estonia declines

Estonia’s Finance Minister Martin Helme has announced that excise tax revenue from the first month after the rate’s reduction has increased 40% when compared to July 2018, whereas cross-border trade with Latvia has reduced.

Estonia – no-country for Russian citizens from Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk

Russian passports of people from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in Ukraine, which are illegally controlled by pro-Kremlin separatists, will not be recognised in Estonia, the Estonian Foreign Ministry has stated.