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Estonian economy has grown 4.4%

The gross domestic product of Estonia grew 4.4 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter of last year, in line with official statistics of the Baltic country.

Offices of Russian internet giant raided in Ukraine in treason case

The offices of Russian web search company Yandex have been raided as Ukrainian State Security Service is performing a treason investigation and looking into establishing if Ukrainian users' data had been illegally collected and transmitted to Russian security services.

Corruption inquiry launched at human rights organisation – Council of Europe

At the human rights monitoring organisation, the Council of Europe, an inquiry has been launched into claims that corrupt dealings have been performed in relation to possible human rights abuses in Azerbaijan.

Finnish manufacturer relocates part of Estonian operations to India

Finnish-owned AS Kolmeks, which is a producer of components for electric motors and industrial robots based in the Southern Estonian city of Viljandi, is set to relocate part of operations to India.

Taxify and Uber drivers in Estonia declare 450,000 euros of income

Estonians, informing the state for income acquired through Uber and Taxify informal taxi services in 2016, have declared revenue totalling 450,000 euros, which is a jump from 67,800 euros.

Russian capital hit by tragic thunderstorm

Russian capital Moscow has been hit by a powerful thunderstorm that has taken the lives of at least 11 people. The storm on Monday, May 29, toppled hundreds of trees and that electrical cables were damaged as Moscow was lashed with high winds, hail and torrential rain.

Estonian wage growth slows down

The average monthly gross wage in Estonia, in the first three months of 2017, compared to the respective period last year, increased by 5.7%, Estonian statisticians have estimated and concluded that the country’s wage increase has continued to decelerate for year in a row.

Belgium allows first minor to receive euthanasia

Doctors in Belgium have granted a 17-year-old person the permission to receive euthanasia, which would be the first such case since the country lifted age restrictions for requests to be helped to die in 2014.

Senior Romanian officials accused of embezzlement

Corruption investigators in Romania have brought charges against six high-ranking officials suspected of embezzlement. AP reports citing a statement by prosecutors on August 29 that they had indicted Rareş Văduva, head of an intelligence agency subordinated to the Interior Ministry, and five former senior officials from the same agency for allegedly abusing ministry funds, abusing their position and making false statements.

Vejonis: meeting of UGF ministers with Dvorkovich does not change Latvia’s stance on sanctions

The meeting between ministers from the Union of Greens and Farmers and Russian Vice-Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich does not change Latvia’s stance on the sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russia, President Raimonds Vejonis told journalists on 24 August.

June deportations in Tallinn remembered with hopeful installation

The June deportations, which affected thousands of people in Soviet-occupied republics in 1941, were remembered in Tallinn on Tuesday with an installation evoking hope that the atrocities would never be repeated.

Ukraine and Russia carry out second prisoner exchange in month

Ukraine and Russia have on June 14 exchanged prisoners for the second time in a month’s time after the release of former Ukrainian military pilot, current MP Nadya Savchenko.

Survey: Half of internet users receive news on social media

More than a half of online users read or watch news on social networks Facebook and Twitter and on video-sharing site YouTube, according to the results of an international survey performed in 26 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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