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Estonian economy grew faster in quarter three

Estonian economy has grown faster in the third quarter of 2018, with its gross domestic product being by 4.2% higher in the third quarter of 2018 than in the respective period last year, the country's official statistics showed.

Russia's arms inspectors visit Estonian military bases

Estonian military units are this week inspected by a delegation from the Russian Center for Arms Control in line with the requirements of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Estonian parliament supports UN Migration Compact in marathon sitting

The Estonian parliament has passed a declaration expressing its support to the UN Compact on Migration following a long debate and only 41 out of 101 MP backing the document.

Estonia's Kaljulaid not to take part in UN vote on migration compact

As the Estonian government has proved unable to decide on it support to the UN Global Compact for Migration, Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Estonia, has unveiled she would not attend a vote on it at the UN General Assembly in January, in New York.

Estonian Interior Minister Anvelt steps down

Estonian Interior Minister Andres Anvelt has announced his resignation from office as the social democrat plans to leave politics altogether.

Finnish guests in Estonia at lowest numbers since 2008

The traditional cornerstone of Estonian tourism industry, guests from Finland, have in the third quarter of 2018 showed less interest in the Baltic country with their numbers dropping to a 10-year low.

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.