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Estonia’s ruling party to employ corruption-charged Savisaar

Estonia’s ruling Centre Party has decided to employ and pay salary to its former leader, Edgar Savisaar, who has been charged with severe crimes, and the party would not ask him to compensate for 117,000 euros it was found having received in forbidden donations and has to pay back on his behalf.

Healthcare professionals in Estonia refuse to back collective agreement

Estonian associations of healthcare professionals have refused to conclude a collective agreement offered by the country’s Public Conciliator, arguing that it could be signed in case politicians assumed specific obligations for ensuring better access to medical care.

Estonian manufacturing production up in 2016

The total manufacturing production of Estonian companies increased by two percent in 2016, according to initial estimates by Statistics Estonia.

Estonian teenagers increasingly prescribed antidepressants

Teenagers in Estonia have in 2016 received considerably more treatment with antidepressants and tranquilizers as compared to previous years.

Milk retail price in Estonia reaches 55 cents per litre after to price hikes

After a long period of low milk purchase prices in Estonia, milk retail prices in the Baltic country have increased twice, reaching the point where famers receive just enough to cover milk production costs.

Estonia concludes bilateral defence framework deal with Finland

Estonia and Finland have signed a bilateral defence cooperation framework agreement aiming for closer and more regular cooperation in the field by the neighbouring countries.

Defence cooperation agreement concluded by Estonia and U.S.

Estonia and the U.S. have signed a bilateral agreement on cooperation in the field of defence, which clarifies the legal framework for the presence of American Armed Forces in Estonia.

Adding more EUR 10m Rail Baltic stops up for analysis, says Ratas

The current project of the international high-speed railway Rail Baltica contains three stops in its Estonian part, while adding more would need careful analysis, stated Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.

Estonia registers increase in population

The number of Estonian population has last year grown by 0.14%, or 1,850, people – estimated Statistics Estonia.

Media link Estonian spies to possible Trump aide and Russian intelligence meeting

U.S. media report that during the U.S. presidential election campaign aides of current U.S. President-elect Donald Trump had met in Prague with Russian intelligence representatives under surveillance performed by or linked to Estonian external intelligence service.

Estonia’s exports grow, leading markets – Nordic nations

The exports of Estonian companies have grown 6% from November 2015 to November 2016, the Baltic nation’s statisticians estimated.

Estonian administrative reform continues merging 231 municipalities to 75

Estonia’s sweeping administrative reform continues as part of which local governments were asked to agree on mergers so that no less than 5 000 would live per municipality. The aim of the reform is to cut the number of local governments from 231 to 75.

Estonia to consider switching to four-year budget cycle

Estonian Finance Ministry has started the year by suggesting considerable change. On Monday, January 2, it proposed to the government changing the cycle of state finance planning from a one-year to a four-year budget.

Tallink shipping company cuts share capital

One of Estonia’s largest companies Tallink Grupp has announced on Wednesday, December 28, that it has ended the procedure of reducing its capital.

Estonian competition watchdog: Electricity network fees should be lowered

The Competition Authority of Estonia released on Tuesday, December 27, a conclusion that the cost of electricity distribution services of electric grid operator Elektrilevi is not adjusted to their current costs and should be lowered by 6.7%.

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