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[30.07.2015, 14:11] In the first six months, rail freight carriage in Estonia totaled 15.1 million tons which is 17.2 percent more than in the same period last year.
[30.07.2015, 11:04] Estonian national carrier Estonian Air has signed a contract to lease two Bombardier CRJ-700 that will replace four Embraer 170 planes that the airline is currently using on a lease from Finnair, reported Postimees.
[29.07.2015, 15:56] Baltic states' largest pig farm Ekseko has been excluded from the African swine fever (ASF) quarantine zone at this stage, reported Eesti Päevaleht daily.
[29.07.2015, 15:36] Eesti Ekspress weekly writes that one of the biggest questions today in Estonian politics is whether Edgar Savisaar is going to return to big politics and if yes, then how it can affect the current coalition.
[28.07.2015, 15:19] The Estonian Tax Board claims that the obligation to declare bills exceeding 1,000 euros will bring in extra at least 70m euros in 2015.
[28.07.2015, 15:06] Forbes magazine has included Vilnius and Tallinn among Europe’s five top entrepreneurial hubs, reported Invest Lithuania.
[28.07.2015, 12:31] Estonian listed casino operator Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) that belongs to Armin Karu has fully acquired the Latvian casino operator SIA Garkalns.
[28.07.2015, 12:30] Estonian-owned retailer Tallinna Kaubamaja has decided to continue its dispute against City of Tallinn over sales tax in a district court.
[27.07.2015, 11:01] One outcome of the recent public tender to find a provider of security services in Tallinn Airport is that the airport will conduct a full internal audit on the issue, writes Äripäev.
[27.07.2015, 10:45] Commenting the latest proposal of Social Democrats to increase income tax rate to 24 percent,
[23.07.2015, 17:33] Estonian Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur says that 150 refugees that Estonia has agreed to take in will not be arriving at one once, giving the country an opportunity to adjust its capacity.
[23.07.2015, 17:33] Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite this week accused Lithuanian Railways of casualness and irresponsibility, saying that it was the reason why the company received only part of EU funding for the Rail Baltica project, reported Delfi Lithuania.
[23.07.2015, 17:32] The number of applicants seeking Estonian e-residency is growing faster than expected, Ministry of Economic Affairs said today.
[23.07.2015, 10:37] There have been three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever affecting small pig holdings in Estonia, announced Estonian Veterinary and Food Board.
[23.07.2015, 10:11] State-owned rail infrastructure company Estonian Railways has decided to offer the job of a new chief executive to Sulev Loo.
[22.07.2015, 15:15] A study commissioned by the Interior Ministery warns that most important risks regarding refugees are that officials are unable to check backgrounds and identify people who want to move into Estonia as refugees and possible increase in crime rates, writes Äripäev and Eesti Ekspress weekly.
[22.07.2015, 12:40] Äripäev wrote this week that Estonian state-owned railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways is reportedly choosing between Peeter Tohver and Sulev Loo as its new chief executive.
[22.07.2015, 12:22] 53-year-old Estonian businessman and real estate developer Urmas Sõõrumaa says that he is not keen about admitting refugees, writes Eesti Ekspress today.
[21.07.2015, 12:45] Marek Reinaas, creative director of an advertising agency, writes in Äripäev that, unlike in earlier decades, Estonia is failing to find the next big narrative
[21.07.2015, 10:58] Under an agreement reached by EU interior ministers yesterday, Estonia will accept 150 refugees in the first stage, reported ERR.
[21.07.2015, 10:57] Estonian state-owned energy group Eesti Energia says it is negotiating with a potential investor over sale of the holding of Eesti Energia in Attarat Power Company, a project enterprise that is developing an oil shale project in Jordan.
[21.07.2015, 00:00] Under an agreement reached by EU interior ministers yesterday, Estonia will accept 150 refugees in the first stage, reported ERR.
[20.07.2015, 12:51] Eesti Päevaleht writes that the big question is whether the tax authority should get extended powers for surveillance and interference, as proposed in a bill tabled by Finance Minister Sven Sester.
[20.07.2015, 10:25] According to Statistics Estonia, the construction price index in the second quarter increased by 0.7% year on year.
[20.07.2015, 10:23] In June 2015, the producer price index of industrial output was 1.7 percent lower than a year earlier.
[16.07.2015, 13:57] Because of special dividend payment, Swedbank ended the first half with a loss of 20.9 million euros in Estonia, said the bank.
[16.07.2015, 13:55] Real estate website Private Islands Online that claims to offer the largest number of private islands for sale is also selling two islands in Estonia, writes Postimees.
[15.07.2015, 15:54] Taavi Rõivas, PM and chairman of Reform Party, says that criticism made by the party’s honorary chairman Siim Kallas about Reform Party’s alleged hostility towards businessmen is unfounded.
[15.07.2015, 15:26] Former European Commission vice president Siim Kallas may become the new leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe  (ALDE/ADLE), writes Eesti Päevaleht.
[15.07.2015, 10:32] The Tallinn organisation of Social Democrats has made its proposals for changing the coalition agreement signed between Reform Party, Social Democrats and IRL.
[15.07.2015, 09:39] Tahe Outdoors, an Estonian kayak maker that belongs to Marek and Janek Pohla, has acquired two key competitors in Germany and wants to become European market leader, writes Äripäev.
[14.07.2015, 13:31] Former vice president of the European Commission Siim Kallas is questioning the attitude of some of Reform Party’s leaders to entrepreneurs.
[14.07.2015, 10:40] Estonian telecommunications company Starman has expanded operations in Lithuania by buying KAVA, provider of Internet access and pay-TV packages.
[13.07.2015, 13:41] Vladimir Jushkin, head of the centre of Baltic and Russian studies, writes in Eesti Päevaleht that since the share of Russians living in Northeast Estonia is very high, any news about layoffs is also a big security risk for Estonia.
[10.07.2015, 16:06] The board of the Reform Party today backed the proposal made by Estonian PM Taavi Rõivas to name career diplomat Marina Kaljurand as candidate to become the next Minister of Foreign Affairs.
[10.07.2015, 13:25] The list of Estonia’s financially most successful law firms shows that this year lawyers have been taking out more money in dividends, writes Äripäev.
[10.07.2015, 12:49] The number of registered unemployment decreased in June to 25,935 people at the end of the month.
[10.07.2015, 12:46] Friends of Estonia gathered for their sixth annual meeting in Tallinn yesterday, reported ERR.
[10.07.2015, 10:49] According to Statistics Estonia, 268,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in May 2015, which is 2% fewer than in May 2014. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.
[09.07.2015, 17:20] Nitrofert, a fertilizer maker in Northeastern Estonia, announced today that it is laying off
[09.07.2015, 12:17] While Riga Freeport reported a 2.3 percent increase in cargo handling in the first six months of 2015, cargo volumes continues to decrease in Port of Tallinn.
[09.07.2015, 11:57] 1Office UK’s country manager Ivar Veskioja discusses the transposition of the European accounting directive and the recent decision of the European court and explains, what the directive actually changes.
[09.07.2015, 11:21] Since Estonian Conservative People’s Party EKRE refuses to pay for political ads published in Delfi portal, Ekspress Grupp, owner of Delfi, has asked a debt collection agency Julianus Inkasso to claim 16,000 euros from the party, writes Eesti Päevaleht.
[09.07.2015, 11:18] Swedish-owned banking giant Swedbank said it is going to pay an extraordinary dividend in the amount of 400 million euros from the accumulated profit of its Estonian subsidiary.
[09.07.2015, 11:14] Vladimir Tsastsin, a 35-year-old Estonian citizen, has pleaded guilty in an international cyber scam that infected more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries.
[09.07.2015, 10:44] Exports of goods decreased by 6% and imports decreased by 10% in May year on year in Estonia, according to Statistisc Estonia.
[08.07.2015, 10:31] Ports owned by Port of Tallinn served over a million passengers in June which is 1.3 percent more than a year earlier, said the company.
[08.07.2015, 10:30] Tallinn Airport served 217,739 passengers in June or 8.6 percent more than in the same month of the previous year.
[07.07.2015, 11:17] Starting from 3 December 2015, EasyJet will launch double weekly flights on Milan-Tallinn route, announced the Tallinn Airport.
[07.07.2015, 11:15] The so-called Autorollo scandal that cost Keit Pentus-Rosimannus her job as Foreign Minister cost taxpayers 325,000 euros because the Swedbank loan that was taken by her father Väino Pentus who wished to take over Autorollo trucking company was guaranteed by state-owned trade credit agency Kredex, writes Eesti Ekspress.
[07.07.2015, 11:04] Estonian State Information Systems Authority RIA has announced a tender to find a company to support marketing of Estonian e-residency project in the US, writes ERR.
[06.07.2015, 19:00] Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas has cancelled his holiday so that he can attend the emergency euro summit on Greece on July 7.
[06.07.2015, 11:43] Federalnaja Passazirskaja Kompanija, subsidiary of Russian Railways, will re-open the Tallinn-Moscow rail passenger service on July 10, writes Äripäev.
[06.07.2015, 11:38] Estonian privately owned chemical company and one of the largest employers in NE Estonia,  Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG), has re-launched one of the shale oil plants that was stopped in December 2014.
[06.07.2015, 11:35] Alternative real estate investment fund Eften Real Estate Fund III that belongs to investment company Eften Capital succeeded in raising 10 million euros from retail investors in a public offering, reported Äripäev.
[06.07.2015, 09:57] From July 9 to 11, Estonia will host the 6th international meeting of Friends of Estonia that will focus on digital identity.
[02.07.2015, 10:15] Estonia's industrial production declined further in May after falling for the first time in more than a year in April, Statistics Estonia reported Thursday.
[01.07.2015, 17:00] Estonian Air that will next year celebrate ten years of losing money remains the largest airline in Tallinn Airport, writes Postimees.
[01.07.2015, 16:54] According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2015 compared to May of the previous year, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 8% at constant prices.
[30.06.2015, 10:38] The Guardian newspaper reported this week that Estonia's exposure to Greece's potential debt is 800 million euros, or 4 percent of GDP,.
[30.06.2015, 09:46] Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp has signed a loan contract with Nordea Bank worth 184 million euros to build a new LNG powered fast ferry.
[29.06.2015, 17:04] Hotel Palace, one of the oldest and most representative hotels in Tallinn, served over 17,000 local and international tourists in the past 12 months.
[29.06.2015, 16:46] Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said that in two years, Estonia could accept approximately 150 to 200 refugees.
[29.06.2015, 13:50] Estonia’s richest municipality Viimsi just outside Tallinn is developing an area in its centre which will have at least five shopping centres, writes Postimees.
[29.06.2015, 13:49] On Friday the Harju county court declared Estonian airline Avies bankrupt, reported ERR.
[29.06.2015, 10:40] After a strong year 2014, the tourism sector is now facing its worst-ever season because the number of incoming tourists is decreasing, tourists are staying and spending less and the government has approved a raise in VAT on accommodation services, writes Äripäev.
[26.06.2015, 12:21] President Toomas Hendrik Ilves critized the way how the ruling coalition pushed through the parliament a bill raising excise duties on alcohol, tobacco and fuel, and VAT on accommodation services.
[25.06.2015, 11:08] Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves was critical in his speech held on Victory Day on how Estonians are handling the prospect of having to absorb refugees.
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[25.06.2015, 10:04] The producer price index of industrial output in Estonia in May was 0.1 percent lower than in April and 2.1 percent lower than in May 2014.
[25.06.2015, 10:03] Ministers of five states - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Finland - signed the Rail Baltic cooperation agreement in Riga on Monday.
[22.06.2015, 11:47] The average price level for consumer goods and services in Estonia stood at 79 percent of the European Union average in 2014, reported Eurostat.
[22.06.2015, 11:46] Eesti Päevaleht writes that Estonia is ahead of only three countries in Europe by purchasing power of minimum wages.
[19.06.2015, 16:14] About five hundred people are supporting on Facebook an initiative by Estonian bikers who wish to drive to the Vao village as a sign of support to locals who are opposing expansion of the accommodation centre of asylum seekers, reported Eesti Päevaleht.
[19.06.2015, 16:06] Estonian state-owned electricity transmission system operator Elering and Russia’s Gazprom have reached an agreement under which Elering will pay Gazprom 20 million euros for a 37-percent holding in Vorguteenus Valdus, owner of the Estonian gas transmission network.
[19.06.2015, 16:03] A poll by TNS Emor shows that Estonia’s two most popular parties in May were Centre Party and Free Party.
[19.06.2015, 12:34] Latvia’s hourly labour costs were up 7.3 percent year on year in Q1, reported Eurostat.
[19.06.2015, 12:03] In the first five months of 2015, Estonian ports loaded 11.6 million tons of cargo which is 14.5 percent less than a year earlier, according to Statistics Estonia.
[19.06.2015, 11:59] Estonia is in principle in favour of the plan proposed by the European Commission to reform corporate taxation in the EU, reported ERR.
[19.06.2015, 10:12] Estonian national carrier  Estonian Air is ready for competition with Latvia's AirBaltic which said this week that it wants to become the Baltic regional airline, instead of focusing just on Latvia, says Estonian Air board member Indrek Randveer.
[18.06.2015, 12:16] Juha Järvinen, chief commercial officer of Finnish national carrier Finnair, says that the airline has been restructuring and sees the Estonian market as a growth opportunity.
[18.06.2015, 11:42] The new report by State Audit Office shows that Estonia badly needs immigrant workforce, Äripäev writes in its editorial.
[18.06.2015, 11:32] The new report by State Audit Office shows that Estonia badly needs immigrant workforce, Äripäev writes in its editorial.
[18.06.2015, 09:27] The three Baltic states should have a joint airline and since Latvia’s Airbaltic has been more successful, Estonia and Lithuanian should acquire a stake in Airbaltic, Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss said at a meeting with journalists on Wednesday.
[17.06.2015, 17:50] Average monthly gross wages were 1,005 euros and average hourly gross wages were 6.14 euros in Estonia in 2014, according to Statistics Estonia.
[17.06.2015, 16:42] Marek Helm, head of the Estonian tax authority, is questioning claims that hundreds of Estonian businesses have been set up in Latvia because Latvia offers them better tax benefits than Estonia, reported Delfi today.
[17.06.2015, 14:10] On Tuesday the Harju County Court discussed the bankruptcy petition of Swedish companies Swedewings AB and Bromma Air Maintenance AB against the Estonian airline Avies, reported Äripäev.
[17.06.2015, 14:08] The European Court of Human Rights this week issued its judgment in the case of Delfi vs Estonia, ruling that that there has been no violation of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and upholding the judgment of the Estonian Supreme Court which ruled that Delfi was liable for anonymous comments posted on its website.
[16.06.2015, 12:00] Yesterday the Estonian parliament passed the controversial bill of tax amendments
[16.06.2015, 10:24] Eesti Päevaleht writes that alarm bells should be ringing in the Estonian government because over the last year, at least five hundred Estonian entrepeneurs have set up a business in Latvia.
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