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Income level of wealthy and poor Estonians differ 5.3 times

Last year in Estonia poor were 17.5% people, besides, comparing with the previous year, number of such people increased by 1.7 per cent, show data of the Estonian Statistics Department.

Eesti Raudtee CEO: Rail Baltica - failed project

CEO of the Estonian railway company Eesti Raudtee Kaido Simmerman sees serious deficiencies in the profitability assessment of the high-speed railway line Rail Baltica, which is intended as a link between the Baltic states and Poland.

Baltics: most available housing - in Estonia

When comparing all three neigbouring Baltic states, it turns that housing is the most available in Estonia. Their salary level, which is the highest in the Baltics, is the key reason for that, says SEB bank socio-economy expert Edmunds Rudzitis.

Tallinn to save on street lighting

This season Tallinn will save on street lighting bills, according to Kalle Klandorf, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn City Government.

Estonia ready to build LNG terminal

The company that owns electric grids around the country, in cooperation with the largest Estonian port operator is planning to build a terminal for Liquefied Gas transit in Estonia.

15.2% of Russian citizens living in Estonia took part in elections

17 941 people were registered at nine Election sites located in Tallinn, Tartu and Narva. This means that approximately 15.2 % of 118 220 Russian citizens living in Estonia and having the right of vote have taken part in the State duma elections.

Dombrovskis to be awarded golden medal for bold reforms

The Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and his Estonian counterpart Andrus Ansip have been given a special recognition from Friedrich August von Hayek Fund for merits in state management. The two Prime Ministers will receive the Fund’s gold medal.

Fast economic growth pace has stopped

In the following quarter, the economic growth will significantly slow down – the fast growth period has ended, indicates the Bank of Estonia.

Why is it impossible to hold referendum on the Russian language in Estonia?

There are less well-educated people who are able to show initiative in Estonia than in Latvia. Consequently, it is impossible to initiate a referendum on granting second official language status to Russian, admits Vladimir Linderman, head of the association Dzimtā valoda.

Analyst: Estonia’s «no» to Nord Stream project driven by emotions

The public discussion on the Nord Stream pipeline in the Estonian mass media was mostly dominated by emotional factors, which also affected the country’s official stance on this matter, says Heido Vitsur, chief analyst at the Estonian Development Fund.

Tajikistan set to help Estonia in the pilot case

Foreign Affairs Minister of Tajikistan Hamrokhon Zarif phoned his Estonian colleague Urmas Paet on November 9 to discuss release of the Estonian citizen - pilot Alexei Rudenko.

Electricity prices surge in Lithuania

Due to the large amount of precipitation in the Nordic countries, electricity prices have increased in the Baltic States. In Lithuania, prices rose by 5.5%, while in Estonia – by 1.6%.

Food price dynamics slows down Estonian inflation

October 2011 inflation slowed down mostly due to dropping food prices. Moreover, the price of vegetables was down more than usual because of favourable weather conditions.

Estonian casino purchases gold for millions of euros

Estonian company Olympic Enterprise Group spent about 6 - 8 million euro for buying gold in the previous quarter,

EU fund payments halted in Estonia

Estonia will not receive the European Union (EU) Structural Funds for at least a couple of months, as the European Commission has suspended the money payment until the control over resources is increased.

Cleanest air – in Tallinn

The capital of Estonia Tallinn has the world’s cleanest air, according to the city’ air quality measurements. Moreover, this conclusion is in line with the released data by the World’s Health Organization on air pollution measurements in cities worldwide.

Air defense radar installation started on Estonian islands

On the island of Muhu, in west Estonia, the construction of post building and grounds for new military air defense radar has been started. It is set for commissioning in 2012.

Five years work in Finland spares from poverty in old age

According to official statistics, currently 22 000 Estonian citizens are residing in Finland, of whom almost half do not intend to return home at all.