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Robbie Williams to perform in Tallinn

On August 20, 2013, the star of British popular music Robbie Williams will sing at the Tallinn Song Festival stage. This will be the only concert in North Europe. Only 7 000 tickets will be sold in Latvia.

Greek central bank sees euro zone of 16, ignores newbie Estonia

For the Bank of Greece, the euro zone is a bloc of 16 members, rather than the full complement of 17. Although many analysts have tipped Greece, in the throes of a long recession, to be the first to leave the currency union, it is tiny Estonia that Greece can live without, at least according to the central bank’s website.

Estonian Air announces new route closures

Estonian Air will cut flights on the Tallinn-Paris route next year and suspend flights to Vienna. In addition, the planned routes to Tbilisi and Hannover will not be opened in 2013.

Tallin to have free public transport

Estonia was the first country in the world to introduce online voting and pioneered the use of free public internet. It was also the first former Soviet republic to join the eurozone. Precisely two years after that event, on January 1, 2013, Tallinn will become the largest city in the world and the first capital to provide free public transport to all of its residents.

Estonia' economic growth accelerates in Q3

The Estonian economy expanded at a faster rate in the third quarter, preliminary data released by Statistics Estonia showed Monday, November 12.

Latvijas Finieris opens production plant in Estonia

Latviajs Finieris has opened its daughter company, OU Kohila Vineer, 20 million EUR worth birch veneer plant.

Elering: Estonia to have power surplus for next 10 years

Estonia will maintain a power surplus for the next 10 years, even during peak winter demand, while neighbours such as Lithuania strive for electricity independence and lower prices, Estonia's grid operator Elering said.

Estonian media: Latvian eurozone entrance would benefit Estonia

Anvar Samost, the executive editor-in-chief of Postimees daily, says that if Latvia were to join the eurozone in 2014 it would benefit Estonia.

Estonians re-sell tires thrown away by Finns

A big part of second-hand tires that are being sold in Estonia are actually tires that Finns have thrown away. Some Finnish mechanic is quoted as saying that he often sees Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians and Poles going through the container of used tires.

China awards Estonian company with five-year tax break

Estonian developer of timestamp, Guardtime, has received a five-year tax exemption from the Chinese government, says CEO Mike Gault.

Estonia is EU’s most unpopular destination for asylum seekers

Of all EU member states, Estonia is the least popular destination among asylum seekers, shows the latest Eurostat report.

Estonia’s inflation highest in Eurozone

Estonia's annual inflation rate of 4.1 percent in September was the highest in the Eurozone, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Estonian Air may need USD 60m for debt guarantee

Estonian Air has issued a guarantee for the amount of USD 60m in connection with the purchase of Bombardier aircraft.

Estonia tourism development plan draws criticism

Estonia has embarked on an ambitious tourism development plan. In the next seven years, the export of tourism services should go up by 25 percent.

Estonia – second after USA in regard to the number of IT companies per capita

Estonia is the second country in the world after USA in terms of the number of newly founded IT companies per capita. Nonetheless, Estonia’s as an exemplary IT country’s fame is somewhat exaggerated, says a “typical” businessman and investor Alan Martinson.

Estonian black comedy enters Oscar race

Helmer Toomas Hussar's debut feature Mushrooming, a black comedy of modern political and celebrity manners, is Estonia's nomination for foreign language Oscar consideration.

Estonia’s budget surplus widened to 1.1% of GDP in 2011

Estonia’s budget surplus was revised higher to 1.1 percent of gross domestic product last year.

Eesti Energia invests €110m in cutting emissions

By investing €110m in up-to-date filter installations, this year Eesti Energia has already managed to cut the Narva power plant's sulfur dioxide emissions threefold.

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