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Estonian key military base to be expanded for 10 million euros

The key Estonian army base in Tapa, where NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup is housed, is to be expanded with a warehouse complex and infrastructure for 10.1 million euros.

Estonia to electrify all passenger trains to dodge CO2 quota hike

Estonian cabinet of ministers has approved a plan to switch all passenger trains and most of freight trains from diesel to electricity by 2028 in order to avoid a looming hike of European Union’s carbon dioxide quota payments.

Estonian military traitor reveals Russian spy recruitment scheme

Former Estonian army officer Deniss Metsavas, who was last year sentenced to 15 years in prison for handing Estonian and NATO secrets to Russia, has revealed to The Atlantic, how he was recruited in the first place.

Estonia not to deepen its U-turn on alcohol excise, after Latvian move

Following Latvian plan to retaliate to Estonia’s sharp drop of its alcohol excise tax rates, Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas has stated that Tallinn is not going to cut its rates any further.

Estonian military surveillance plan rejected by Kaljulaid to reach court

Rejected as unconstitutional by the Estonian President, Kersti Kaljulaid, the plan to expand military surveillance in the country will reach the Estonian Supreme Court in autumn. the President and the Estonian parliament disagree on the provisions of the amended Defence Forces Organisation Law.

Hollywood filmmaking in Tallinn? Estonia considering EUR 5 million support

The Estonian government is reviewing a request from film director Christopher Nolan, renown for Hollywood thriller blockbusters, to support with five million euros a film currently shot in Tallinn. Estonian state movie budget for 2018 is two million euros.

Estonian government picks Kadri Simson for European commissioner’s post

Estonian government coalition has picked ex-Economy Minister Kadri Simson for the post of European commissioner, Estonian public media ERR reports.

EP elections in Estonia reach 34% turnout by afternoon

In Estonia, on European Parliament’s election day on Sunday, voter turnout reached 34% by the time of 16.00, according to data from the Estonian Electoral Commission. Throughout the Baltic states, the results of the EP elections are not expected to be published before midnight on Sunday, May 26.

Estonian electricity grid operator enters deal to join European network

Estonian electricity and gas network operator Elering has signed the agreement to become part of the synchronous electricity network of Continental Europe together with Latvia and Lithuania.

Estonia-developed TransferWise highest-valued fintech start-up in Europe

The Estonia-developed cash transfer service TransferWise has been valued at 3,1 billion euros. This makes the British-based firm the leading financial technology start-up by value.

Estonia’s Ansip expects different EU Commissioner for Estonia

European Commission seeking more women in its next composition and Estonian Reform Party being nationally in opposition would mean that Andrus Ansip would not continue as the Estonian Commissioner, the politician himself says.

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