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Estonia’s annual mass cleanup held

Over the weekend, some 42 000 environmentally aware Estonians took part in the annual nationwide cleanup entitled «Let’s Do It» or «Teeme Ära».

Estonian capital rejects plan to close street for march on May 9

Tallinn has this week not permitted closing a street as asked by organisers of a march to take place on May 9.

Estonia denies entry to three Russian journalists

The Schengen visas of three Russian TV journalists have been revoked and they have been denied entry in Estonia on May 2, Estonian public broadcaster reports.

Tallinn airport starts repair and construction works

Tallinn airport in Estonia has on May 1 started repair and construction works that for the most part will be conducted at night not to affect operation of the airport.

Companies seek funding for Estonian-Finnish gas grid interconnection

Estonian gas grid operator Elering has on April 28 announced that it in cooperation with Finnish firm Baltic Connector has applied for EU co-funding for building a Estonian-Finnish gas grid interconnection.

Jobs to be subsidised in Estonian border region

Estonian government has on April 28 adopted a programme to subsidise wages to employers, who would hire at least 20 of Ida-Viru county’s jobless.

Estonian online shopping nearly doubles in four years

The number of average daily online internet purchases in Estonia has surpassed 70 000 in the first quarter of 2016, which is nearly double the rate recorded in 2012, Estonian Bank has estimated.

Works of energy-efficient Estonian ministry of ministries launched

The works of building the new Estonian ministry of ministries have commenced in Tallinn, planned to provide office space for four government ministries.

Estonian startup raises 5.5 million investments

Estonian computer technology company Testlio, which provides specialist testing services to mobile app developers, has recently raised 5.5 million euros of investments.

Media report on ABB’s plans to move financial unit to Tallinn

Swiss electrical engineering company group ABB plans to move 500 financial staff jobs to Tallinn, Estonian real estate firm Mainor Ülemiste has said.

Police in Estonian town suggests limiting bar closing times

The local government of Paide town in Estonia has expressed support to a police proposal to enforce a town-wide 4 a.m. limit on the closing times for its entertainment-related establishments to four o’clock in the morning.

Thousand allied soldiers to take part in Estonian spring drill

Six NATO countries have pledged to send a company-strong unit each to Estonia’s annual military exercises to take place in late spring.

More vocational training needed in Estonia, OECD finds

The proportion of secondary and tertiary graduates is high in Estonia, but the country’s education sector should push for more vocational skills and continued consolidation of the school network, the OECD found in a report published on April 6.

Estonia cuts growth forecast for 2016

Estonian Finance Ministry has this week lowered its 2.6% economic growth for 2016 to 2%, citing reduced external demand as an unfavourable factor.

Estonia: Planned increase in NATO presence – insufficient

The planned increase of NATO troop presence in the Baltic region would be too small to defend the Baltic states in the event of Russia’s aggression, says head of Estonian foreign intelligence service.

Estonian MEP – eyewitness of Brussels airport blasts

Estonian MEP Yana Toom has been at the Zaventem Brussels airport early on March 22, when two deadly blasts occurred in the building. The politician recounted the events to the Estonian public broadcaster.

Crime decreases in Estonia in first months of 2016

Estonian law enforcement bodies have estimated that in the first two months of 2016, four percent less crimes have been committed as compared to the respective period last year.

Estonia to build 90-km fence along border with Russia

Estonia has announced specific plans to equip its eastern border with a technologically advanced surveillance system and a 90-kilometre-long fence.

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