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Consumer prices in Estonia jump 4.4% in year

The consumer price index in Estonia, has from October 2017 to October 2017 increased by 4.4%, with transport costs being the key contributing factor, according to calculations by official statisticians.

Estonia considering maritime law changes to attract 300 to carry its flag

Estonia plans amendments to its Ship Flag and Ship Registers Act and is aiming to attract up to 300 large cargo vessels under the Estonian flag in seven-years time.

Estonia to close railway line and wait for Rail Baltica

Passenger traffic in the Estonian railway line connecting Tallinn and forth largest city Pärnu will be railway line will be interrupted in December to be restored when Rail Baltica railway is operational in 2026.

Estonian emergency doctors sought by 57% non-emergency patients, audit reveals

In Estonia, the 57% of visits to emergency medical departments could have been avoided by seeing a doctor, the country's National Audit Office has found. It also concluded that the situation has increased waiting times in emergency medical departments, which are the most expensive place to treat patients in the whole health care system.

Video consultations with doctors offered by Estonian online platform

An innovative telemedical service has been launched in Estonia, where certified doctors from general practicioners to psychoterapists offer help in pre-scheduled individual consultations, improving access to doctors to rural population and expats.

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.

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