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Friday 17.01.2020 | Name days: Tenis, Dravis

Estonian gas seller: Excise duty hike unconstitutional

Estonian natural gas importer and seller Eesti Gaas has addressed the country’s Chancellor of Justice insisting that the increase of excise duty passed in 2016 was not in line with the rules of the Estonian constitution.

Tallinn Airport summer schedule to contain 36 routes

Tallinn Airport has announced its summer schedule that will include direct flights to 36 destinations and take effect from mid-April to late May depending on the airline.

Pärnu property sold for building plywood plant

Finnish capital company Metsä Wood Eesti has bought 104,000 square metres of land with plans to construct a 50 million euro plywood factory that would employ 200 workers.

Estonia to reduce availability of plastic bags in shops

Having passed amendments to the Estonian «Packaging Law», the Riigikogu has adopted a plan to reduce the use of plastic bags in the Baltic country over the coming years.

Modernising EU VAT – priority of Estonian EU Council presidency

Estonian Minister of Finance Sven Sester has stated that a priority of this year’s upcoming Estonian presidency at the Council of the European Union will be changing of the bloc’s value-added tax.

UK sends part of its 800 soldiers to Estonia

The first part of 800 British soldiers, pledged by the UK to increase the defence capability of NATO in the Baltic region, has been sent to Estonia.

Tallinn’s Vice Mayor reported as being linked to leading garbage management firm

Tallinn’s Vice Mayor Arvo Sarapuu, who has garbage disposal management and awarding contracts among his duties, is seen by Estonian press as linked to the capital’s leading waste disposal firm via his son-in-law.

Estonia eying heavy goods vehicle levy

With the introduction of a heavy goods vehicle levy from 2018, the Estonian Economic Affairs and Communications Ministry hopes to collect extra 17 million euros a year.

Estonian technology firm secures large Norwegian investment

Nettbuss, which is the leading coach operator in Scandinavia, will acquire a 15% share of Estonian electronic ticket company T Solutions.

Election interference should be viewed as act of war, Ilves says

Now, when U.S. intelligence services have confirmed there had been Russian meddling in the elections and when their German counterparts have confirmed breaking into IT systems of the German parliament by same groups of hackers, all liberal democrats needed to reconsider how their electoral processes could be defended, Estonian ex-president Toomas Hendrik Ilves has stated.

Syrian refugee suffers severe burns in Estonia

Estonian police is investigating, why a young Syrian refugee woman suffered severe burns this week in Tallinn in currently unclear circumstances.

Concern about migrating birds returning early to Estonia

Population and ornithologists have noticed that the first species of migratory birds – geese, swans, lapwings and larks – have started returning to Estonia.

Finland, Estonia see multi-speed EU as acceptable, if model stays open

The presidents of Estonia and Finland, The multi-speed model of member state future cooperation in the EU is acceptable, in case closer cooperating countries remain open to for other member states to join in.

Prices to rise three percent in Estonia

The prices of goods and services in Estonia will climb 3 percent in 2017, the Estonian wing of Swedbank predicted. Meanwhile, salaries should increase somewhat faster than prices, the bank’s chief economist, Liis Elmik, evaluated in a press release on Tuesday, March 7.

Example collective agreement – Estonian trade union praises Telia

The collective agreement agreed to by telecommunications firm Telia Eesti is an example to how an employer can treat its employees, evaluated the Estonian Communication and Service Workers' Trade Union.

Estonia allows testing self-driving cars on public roads

Estonia has allowed self-driving cars to take part in public traffic for testing purposes, if a vehicle has a driver who can take over driving, when necessary.

Estonia to continue to develop 25 small ports with EU fund money

A funding programme worth five million euros to develop 25 small ports in Estonia has been signed by Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology.

Estonian off-shore wind farm project approved; others follow

Estonian renewable energy firm 4Energia has been permitted to build a 700 MW to 1,000 MW off-shore wind farm northwest of the island of Hiiumaa in the Baltic Sea.

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