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Beer more expensive in Estonia: Year’s second excise rise on beer, cider in July

With swift excise tax increase on alcohol continuing, on July 1, the rate on beer and cider is to be raised by 70%, reaching 15.52 euro cents for percent of alcohol by volume per litre.

Estonian court: Right to protection of family life also to same-sex couples

Estonian Supreme Court has established in a decision that same-sex couples also have the right to protection of family life, when the court detailed Estonian court jurisdiction in disputes over residence permits involving foreign nationals.

Most universities in Estonia to cut number of new students this year

Three of the four universities working in Estonia have expressed plans to bring down the number of admissions in the coming academic year.

Defendant Savisaar intends to run in Estonian local government election

The graft-accused former mayor of Tallinn and ousted leader of Centre Party has stated that he intends to run in Estonian local government elections due this autumn.

Estonia’s economic growth forecast up 0.9% to 3.5% this year

Estonian central bank has considerably – by 0.9% - increased the country’s economic growth forecast to 3.5% this year.

Estonian quota refugee family breaches travel deadline

A family of refugees accepted by Estonia as part the European Union’s mandatory refugee relocation scheme has this week surpassed the permitted period of being away from the country.

Estonia’s energy security increased by 16m-euro hub substation

Estonian electric grid operator Elering has connected to its network the Viru hub substation built in the country’s north-east for 16.3 million euros.

1.7 million euros in severance pay sought by ex-Estonian Air employees

59 people, former employees of defunct Estonian flag carrier Estonian Air, are claiming in court that the current national airline Nordica that it owes them severance pay and other payments totalling over 1.7 million euros.

Resignation filed by arrested Tallinn Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor of the Estonian capital has stepped down from office after being arrested as part of a criminal case into violations of procedural restrictions of Tallinn procurement tenders.

More people have moved to Estonia than left it in 2016

13,792 people have emigrated from Estonia in 2016 and 14,822 have immigrated, Estonian statisticians have estimated, concluding that net migration in the Baltic country has been positive for the second consecutive year.

War games start in Estonian large-scale military drill with allied units

The military drill of the annual Estonian Defence Forces entitled Spring Storm has entered its key stage of a week of imitated battles, where units of other NATO member states and partner states are to take part.

Expert taxpayers in Estonia suggest abandoning changes in taxation

NGO Estonian Taxpayers Association has released the assessment that the tax reforms carried out and planned by the current Estonian government are set to adversely affect Estonian economy.

Estonian resort city hopes to cover airport expenses with tourism tax

Pärnu, which has been branded the summer capital of Estonia, has suggested that it could cover the operating expenses of its airport, planned to be reconstructed by Estonian government for 20 million euros, by introducing a tourism tax.

Estonia’s A+ rating upheld by Fitch

Credit agency Fitch has maintained its long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings for Estonia at A+, the third highest investment grade.

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