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Estonia recruits foreign specialists to build career in Estonia

Estonia on Tuesday, April 28, launched a new web site called «Work in Estonia», motivating and inviting foreign specialists to relocate to Estonia.

Tallinn hosts NATO cybersecurity drill

This week the Estonian capital Tallinn hosts annual NATO cybersecurity drill, where 400 participants from 16 countries gather to increase their skills in countering cyberattacks.

Estonian Russian-language anti-propaganda channel named ETV+

Estonian public broadcaster ERR is moving ahead with the new Russian-language TV channel to be launched later this year. ETV+ has been selected as the name of the channel, while German Deutsche Welle will it Russian-language content.

Railway company in Estonia to suspend passenger routes to St. Petersburg and Moscow

Estonian private company GoRail, which has carried passengers to and from Russia since 1998, has decided to suspend routes Tallinn-St. Petersburg and Tallinn-Moscow.

Estonia plans to raise fuel excise by 10% per year

A week after receiving the backing of the parliament, Estonia's new government has announced a plan to rapidly increase excise duty to liquid fuels for several consecutive years.

Ilves calls for permanent Nato force in Estonia

President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia has noted a permanent Nato force would be needed in Estonia, expressing concern that Russia could take over the northernmost Baltic country, before Nato's rapid response force could arrive to help the Estonian army.

New car sales in Estonia reach 7-year record in March

After a slow start of the year, new car sales in Estonia in March have reached a 7-year record, also pointing to the growing economic confidence of businesses.

Areas of responsibility agreed by Estonia's upcoming coalition

The upcoming coalition partners in Estonia - the Reform Party, the Social Democrats and the IRL – have divided their responsibilities over ministries in the new government.

Three parties in Estonia agree on coalition agreement

The three parties that continue coalition talks following the parliamentary election have agreed on the text of the coalition agreement, Reform party chairman Taavi Rõivas announced on Thursday, April 2.

Latvian and Estonian tourists injured in bus crash in Turkey

On March 29th, a bus carrying Estonian and Latvian tourists crashed in Turkey. An Estonian woman died in that accident.

Estonian economic growth of 2.1% in 2014 driven by retail and manufacturing

Estonian gross domestic product grew 2.1% in 2014 and was driven by retail and manufacturing, Estonian statistics agency has revealed.

Bank of Estonia buys first bonds as part of quantitative easing

Bank of Estonia on Monday, March 9, commenced buying bonds taking part in the European Central Bank-led effort to reach a «healthy» level of inflation in the eurozone by means of quantitative easing.

Reform Party in Estonia pushes for broad coalition

Reform Party, which won the March 1 Estonian parliamentary election, has announced it prefers building a broad coalition that would have a strong mandate.

Estonian election: Last party ratings before vote

Centre Party in Estonia has received the highest rating among the country’s leading parties a week before Riigikogu elections, an opinion poll indicates.

Digging of world’s longest undersea tunnel from Tallinn to Helsinki discussed in study

In relation to the Rail Baltica railway project, possible construction of a 50-km-long undersea tunnel between the capitals of Estonia and Helsinki has been evaluated by specialists from Estonia, Finland and Sweden.

Estonia to buy up land near border with Russia

Estonia has announced plans to buy up land lots situated near the country’s border with Russia, in oder to improve boder security.

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