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Estonian government picks Kadri Simson for European commissioner’s post

Estonian government coalition has picked ex-Economy Minister Kadri Simson for the post of European commissioner, Estonian public media ERR reports.

EP elections in Estonia reach 34% turnout by afternoon

In Estonia, on European Parliament’s election day on Sunday, voter turnout reached 34% by the time of 16.00, according to data from the Estonian Electoral Commission. Throughout the Baltic states, the results of the EP elections are not expected to be published before midnight on Sunday, May 26.

Estonian electricity grid operator enters deal to join European network

Estonian electricity and gas network operator Elering has signed the agreement to become part of the synchronous electricity network of Continental Europe together with Latvia and Lithuania.

Estonia-developed TransferWise highest-valued fintech start-up in Europe

The Estonia-developed cash transfer service TransferWise has been valued at 3,1 billion euros. This makes the British-based firm the leading financial technology start-up by value.

Estonia’s Ansip expects different EU Commissioner for Estonia

European Commission seeking more women in its next composition and Estonian Reform Party being nationally in opposition would mean that Andrus Ansip would not continue as the Estonian Commissioner, the politician himself says.

Not OK. France’s Le Pen after Estonia visit asks to delete controversial selfie

Marine Le Pen, the founder of French right-wing National Rally party, has visited Estonia to meet with the Conservative People's Party of Estonia. Following the meeting, she has asked an Estonian MP to remove a joint photo showing a sign increasingly perceived as a white supremacist gesture.

New Estonian Minister not to receive €31,000 compensation after stepping down

Marti Kuusik, the new Estonian Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technologies, who has resigned this week after a few days in office, would not receive any compensation.

Estonian President stands for freedom of speech at government ceremony

«Word is free» read a slogan on a sweater worn by Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, when she attended the ceremony of the new Estonian government taking office. This way she opposed the criticism of media work voiced by the controversial EKRE party, newcomers to government in Estonia.

Retail in Estonia up 6% on year, as marketplace- and direct sale surges

E-commerce stagnates, market sale grows – such could be the characterisation changes in retail sale in Estonia in March 2019, compared to the same month last year, which showed a 6% total increase, according to official statistics.

Estonians worried about haze, smell of smoke, apparently from fires in Russia or Belarus

In central and southern Estonia, a cloud of bluish haze has made people and fire-fighters worried about possible wildfires, but meteorologists and NASA point to smoke coming from Russia and Belarus.

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