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Eesti Energia increases its renewables share in Enefit Green

Estonian state energy giant Eesti Energia, primarily an electricity producer from fossil oil shale, has considerably increased its renewable energy production in the subsidiary Enefit Green.

Take two in Estonia coalition-building as Centre rejects Reform's offer

Estonia grand coalition attempt fails after two largest parliamentary parties fail to agree on tax policies. Election winners, Reform Party, are now focusing on their other option with social democrats and national-conservatives.

Swedbank Estonia possibly been used to move massive «hidden» sums, media report

Cyprus coal trader Carbo One has been a key corporate client of Swedbank Estonia with transfers exceeding a billion euros and Russia's billionaire Iskander Makhmudov has allegedly transferred huge sums through «shadow» accounts despite a lack of official links to the coal firm, Estonia's Postimees and Swedish SVT report.

Estonian newspapers go against paid advertising in municipal publications

Estonian press, united by the Estonian Newspaper Association, is convinced there is a need for law prohibiting local governments from selling ad space in their informative publications and thus compete against local and regional newspapers. The chairman of the Estonian Newspaper Association added that the organisation signed an agreement in 2018 with the Association of Estonian Cities and Rural Municipalities.

Estonia convicts ex-army officer, his father for treason

A court in Tallinn has convicted ex-officer of the Estonian Defence Forces, Deniss Metsavas, his father for state treason, finding them guilty of selling state secrets to Russian intelligence.

Estonians preparing Antarctic expedition with sailing ship

An expedition to the Antarctic is being planned by the Estonian Maritime Museum and a team of enetrepreneurs willing to make the journey Baltic-German explorer Fabian Gottlieb Bellingshausen made almost to centuries 200 years ago. If the expedition will attract the necessary funding, the crew would set off in Kronstadt in Russia on July 11.

UK likely to crash out of EU by accident, EU negotiator says

Amid the current situation with UK's withdrawal from the European Union, the country is very likely to crash out of the EU without a deal by accident, according to the EU's deputy chief negotiator Sabine Weyand. Monday, January 29, speaking at an event in Brussels, Weyand, who is a deputy to the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, explained that other options for the Irish border had been extensively discussed and referred to the months-long negotiations with her UK counterparts.

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