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[30.10.2014, 12:41] Infortar Grupp, a major shareholder in the listed shipper Tallink Grupp, announced yesterday that it was willing to buy Estonian national carrier Estonian Air.
[30.10.2014, 10:23] Andres Keevallik, Rector of Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), said yesterday that he is going to leave his post after a traffic accident late Tuesday in which he was found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol, writes Postimees.
[30.10.2014, 10:22] Estonia was ranked 17th out of 189 economies by ease of doing business, according to the World Bank report Doing Business 2015.
[29.10.2014, 10:23] Estonian Air has signed a cooperation agreement with tour operators Novatours and TEZ Tour to increase its share on the market of charter flights. According to the agreement Estonian Air will operate flights to Turkey and Croatia in 2015.
[28.10.2014, 16:27] Tallinn Airport is among the best airports in Europe, based on the overall airport experience determined by travellers who had taken the site’s 2014 airport survey.
[28.10.2014, 10:01] Victoria, the Crown Princess of Sweden, in visiting Tallinn today for the award ceremony of the enterprise competition Swedish Business Award 2014.
[28.10.2014, 10:00] The Reform Party yesterday nominated Maris Lauri, former chief analyst of Swedbank in Estonia, for the post of Minister of Finance after the resignation of Jürgen Ligi, writes ERR.
[28.10.2014, 09:57] Yesterday afternoon a 15-year-old student killed 56-year-old German language teacher Ene Sarapik in a school shooting in the South Estonian town of Viljandi.
[27.10.2014, 12:26] Political analyst Tõnis Saarts says that Ligi’s decision to resign is a prececent among Reform Party’s ministers because he did it because of his words and not his deeds.
[27.10.2014, 10:49] Estonian Finance Minister Jürgen Ligi said on Sunday he will resign in the interest of resolving a government crisis, reported Eesti Päevaleht.
[24.10.2014, 12:12] More and more Lithuanian businessmen have decided to register holding companies in Estonia. According to experts, the reasons are Estonia’s stable tax system and zero income tax on reinvested profits, writes Äripäev.
[24.10.2014, 12:06] Finance Minister Jürgen Ligi has again made headlines, but this time it may cost him his job, writes Äripäev.
[24.10.2014, 12:04] Estonia and Finland are coming to an agreement over building a gas pipeline between the two countries and on building a LNG terminal in both Estonia and Finland.
[23.10.2014, 12:03] Columnist Jaano Martin Ots writes in Äripäev that the e-residency that Estonia is shortly offering foreigners should be a means in the movement towards something called borderless e-Estonia.
[23.10.2014, 10:00] Several large IT companies  in Estonia say that the wages in the IT sector are being fuelled by one company – logistics company Kühne + Nagel, more specifically by its IT development centre that is based in Estonia.
[23.10.2014, 09:58] Victoria, the Crown Princess of Sweden, will visit Tallinn on October 28 for the award ceremony of the enterprise competition Swedish Business Award 2014.
[22.10.2014, 18:34] The changed security situation in the Baltic Sea region means that the two countries must intensify cooperation, the new Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said yesterday in Tallinn.
[22.10.2014, 18:33] The Keila city government that is controlled by the Reform Party is downplaying the fact that the town is heavily indebted, writes Äripäev.
[22.10.2014, 18:32] Äripäev writes in the editorial that it’s understandable that Estonia’s chemical industry is worried about growing environmental fees at the time when oil prices have been falling.
[22.10.2014, 18:31] Äripäev writes that the chancellor of law Indrek Teder is looking into whether the restriction that allows only family doctors to be shareholders in family doctor centres is constitutional.
[22.10.2014, 18:30] At the end of 2013 Estonia had the lowest government debt measured as a ratio to gross domestic product (GDP) in the European Union and the smallest government sector deficit, data published by Eurostat show.
[22.10.2014, 18:27] Baltic Property Fund II, a fund managed by Swedish property investor East Capital, has accquired the centrally located Metro Plaza office building from Lords LB Baltic Fund I for 21.8 million euros.
[22.10.2014, 10:25] Yesterday the Estonian Parliament passed a bill that sets out the legal basis for the issuance of a digital identity to persons who are not Estonian citizens or residents of Estonia.
[21.10.2014, 15:26] EU states decided to uphold sanctions on Russia and to better co-ordinate their response to the Ebola crisis at a meeting of foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday, reported EUobserver.
[21.10.2014, 15:05] Kilvar Kessler, head of the Estonian Financial Supervisory Authority (FI), says in an inteview to Dagens Industri that although housing prices in Estonia are growing rapidly, the real risk is the Swedish market.
[21.10.2014, 14:56] Investment expert and columnist Peeter Koppel writes in Äripäev that, for some reason, politicians and people with political ambitions like to toy with ideas that instead of improving the wellbeing will affect those who are the weakest.
[21.10.2014, 14:38] UK second-instance court will rule within a couple of weeks whether to extradite former Estonian politician Anna-Maria Galojan to Estonia, reported ERR.
[20.10.2014, 15:15] Estonian Police and Border Guard Service (PPA) says that it remains on alert in monitoring Baltic Sea areas near the Estonian islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa for possible anomalies in the light of recent events unfolding in Sweden, reported ERR.
[20.10.2014, 15:11] Garri Kasparov, the 13-time world champion in chess and one of the fiercest critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says that Putin is ready for anything to maintain his high popularity among the Russian population, writes Postimees.
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[20.10.2014, 10:25] According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2014, the producer price index of industrial output fell 2% compared to September 2013.
[20.10.2014, 10:22] Russia is unlikely to reduce or stop gas supply to Estonia, partly because the gas line that is currently feeding St. Petersburg runs through Estonian territory, writes Postimees.
[17.10.2014, 12:16] The investment banking and financial advisory company Prudentia and stock exchange Nasdaq Riga presented a list of ten most valuable Baltic companies today, reported The Baltic Course with reference to LETA.
[17.10.2014, 10:51] Estonia is among top three most vulnerable EU member states that would suffer if Russia were to stop gas supply, and has gas reserves for only five days, reports ERR.
[16.10.2014, 11:49] Estonian association of chemical industries has launched a campaign targeted against the plan of the Estonian Ministry of Environment to increase environmental fees between 3 and 10% a year for the next decade, writes Eesti Päevaleht.
[16.10.2014, 11:48] The consolidated unaudited sales revenue of the listed Estonian retail group Tallinna Kaubamaja in the third quarter of 2014 was 133.2 million euros, 6.8 percent bigger than in the corresponding period a year ago.
[16.10.2014, 11:48] Chief executives of Kuwei’ts eight largest travel agencies will visit Estonia in the final week of October on the invitation of travel agency Wris, writes Eesti Päevaleht.
[16.10.2014, 11:47] Deputy Mayor of Tallinn Arvo Sarapuu admitted yesterday that Ester Tuiksoo, former member of Centre Party who was convicted of corruption in land-swapping scandal is working in the foundation that is preparing to set up a municipal bank, writes Eesti Päevaleht.
[14.10.2014, 15:01] The three Baltic countries will sign the agreement on founding a joint venture to carry out the Rail Baltic railway link project in Riga on October 28.
[14.10.2014, 14:57] In September, 19 percent more cars were sold in Estonia than in September 2013.
[14.10.2014, 14:55] The Finnish food group HKScan is planning to invest 20 million euros into its meat processing factory in Rakvere.
[13.10.2014, 12:30] Jõelähtme municipality near Tallinn sold a 1.4-hectare waterfront lot in Kaberneeme fishing village for 490,000 euros without notifying legal heirs who were entitled to the property, writes Eesti Päevaleht.
[13.10.2014, 12:25] Centre Party’s leader Edgar Savisaar made sure that any hopes that Kadri Simson may have to be nominated the party’s candidate for PM, this is not going to happen any time soon, writes Postimees.
[13.10.2014, 12:22] 25,242 people were registered as unemployed in Estonia in September, according to Statistics Estonia.
[13.10.2014, 12:21] Harju County Court will today start hearings in the case where Estonian businessman and former chairman of Port of Tallinn, Neinar Seli, is suspected of having abused his office when he voted in the Port of Tallinn’s supervisory board for sponsoring the Estonian Olympic Committee while he himself was president of EOC at the time.
[10.10.2014, 15:56] House prices remained stable in the euro area and rose by 1.7 percent in the European Union in the second quarter of 2014, with the highest annual rise recorded in Estonia, it appears from data released by Eurostat.
[10.10.2014, 15:55] Preliminary application for e-residency that Estonia will be offering for foreigners from December attracted more than 5,600 people in the first day, writes Eesti Päevaleht.
[10.10.2014, 10:12] According to Statistics Estonia, 379,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in August, which was 2% less than in August of the previous year.
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[09.10.2014, 13:40] Igor Rõtov, CEo of Äripäev, writes in Äripäev that strong investigative journalistm is critically important in every society and that Äripäev has been filling this duty well.
[09.10.2014, 13:26] Local politician Taivo Luik who ran for the Reform Party in local elections is being accused of embezzling 214,000 euros from two Swedish customer, writes Postimees.
[09.10.2014, 13:21] Tallinn Airport served 195,301 passengers in September, which is 2.6 percent more than a year earlier.
[08.10.2014, 14:13] Estonian state-owned rail freight carrier EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.23 million tons in September, increasing by 3.8 per cent year-on-year, said the company.
[08.10.2014, 14:00] Ivar Veskioja, CEO of 1Office UK, writes that the UK and London is still an attractive destination for Estonian start-ups and tech companies. Renting your own office in London is more difficult in comparison to Estonia, on the one hand the reason for that is the flurry of historic legislation and on the other the different unwritten rules.
[08.10.2014, 09:49] The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament unanimously approved the candidacy of Estonia's former prime minister Andrus Ansip for the post of vice president responsible for the digital single market in the new European Commission under Juncker, Aktuaalne Kaamera reported.
[07.10.2014, 14:13] Estonian MEP Indrek Tarand unleashed an attack over the Communist past of Andrus Ansip, a candidate for the post of vice president responsible for the digital single market in the new European Commission, writes Postimees.
[07.10.2014, 10:29] In its report on the third quarter, the Estonian Institute of Economic Research (EKI) has raised its full-year economic growth forecast on Estonia to 2 percent from the estimate of 1 percent published in the report on the second quarter.
[07.10.2014, 10:27] Estonian small and medium sized companies (SMEs) are generating more value added than in the pre-crisis level, shows the 2013/2014 Annual Report on European SMEs by the European Commission.
[07.10.2014, 10:24] Estonian Association of Pharmacists is demanding that the Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Laura Ratya, studies whether Ülikooli Apteek, Estonian unit of Finnish-owned pharmacy group Yliopiston Apteekki, is abusing its market position in Estonia, writes Äripäev with reference to Kauppalehti.
[06.10.2014, 12:34] Estonian icecream and frozen goods producer Premia Foods announced today that its ice cream and frozen goods business in Baltic states and Russia will be sold to Food Union, a Ukraine food business.
[06.10.2014, 11:01] Estonian ferry operateor Tallink Grupp said that it carried 593,064 passengers in September.
[06.10.2014, 10:58] Indrek Orav will be head of the holding company Rail Baltic Estonia OU, according to the foundation documents signed by Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Urve Palo last week.
[03.10.2014, 12:46] Yesteday the supervisory board of the Estonian state-owned energy giant Eesti Energia elected Hando Sutter to become the company's next CEO.
[03.10.2014, 12:44] Estonian Tax and Customs Board said this week that it is still waiting for 4.9 million euros in income tax and social tax as well as the second payment of land tax that was due by October 1.
[03.10.2014, 12:42] Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church plans to develop a 130-metre-high building in Tallinn centre for offices and apatments, writes Postimeees.
[02.10.2014, 11:34] Eesti Päevaleht writes in its editorial that political parties have started their parliamentary election campaigns, focusing on two issues.
[02.10.2014, 11:33] In August 2014 compared to August of the previous year, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 7 percent at constant prices and while in July retail sales increased 9 percent on year, in August the retail sales growth decelerated a little, Statistics Estonia reported on Wednesday.
[02.10.2014, 11:32] The output of Estonia's industrial enterprises grew 3 percent in August year on year, reported Statistics Estonia.
[01.10.2014, 15:42] The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Latvia's state railway company VAS Latvijas Dzelzcels have signed a new 10-year loan, totalling EUR 17.3 million.
[01.10.2014, 15:32] Estonian media outlets have come under pressure from Neinar Seli, one of the main financiers of the Reform Party, over reports that in October 2013 Seli had voted in the supervisory board of Port of Tallinn for donating 250,000 euros to the Estonian Olympic Committee, writes Äripäev.
[01.10.2014, 15:29] EU has rejected the proposal to finance the development of joint LNG terminal projects proposed by the Estonian company Alexela Energia and Finland's Gasum Oy, writes Eesti Päevaleht.
[01.10.2014, 15:24] Estonian business daily Äripäev has acquired Balti Juhtimiskonverentsi Ltd that organises management conferences under the name of Pärnu Konverentsid.
[30.09.2014, 11:46] Estonia is living in a new situation, the previous success stories do not count and Estonia needs a broad-based government that would unit people, says former chairman of the supervisory board of Bank of Estonia, Jaan Männik.
[30.09.2014, 11:45] Jaak Nigul, management board member of Tarmeko, writes in Äripäev that the popular debate today is whether Estonian businesses are too greedy to pay Finnish-level wages to their employees in Estonia.
[30.09.2014, 11:45] Estonian Air started Monday flying to Stockholm's Bromma airport.
[30.09.2014, 11:44] The three wealthiest Estonian businessmen are owner of a rail transport empire Oleg Ossinovski, property developer Hillar Teder and owner of VKG chemical group Priit Piilmann, writes Äripäev.
[29.09.2014, 10:40] Businessman and former politician Jüri Mõis writes in Äripäev that he recalls when the then PM Mart Laar said at the first cabinet meeting that it was important to protect the people’s right to believe that it’s their government which is the stupidest on the planet.
[26.09.2014, 11:22] Tallinn University of Technology professor Rainer Kattel writes in Postimees that because of the European debt crisis and the Ukraine crisis, the outlook for the Estonian economy remains bleak.
[26.09.2014, 11:20] This week the government approved a cut in the mandatory unemployment insurance premiums paid by employees and employers by 0.6 percentage points to 2.4 percent combined, reported ERR.
[26.09.2014, 11:17] Postimees writes that business organizations are increasingly critical of the way how the ruling coalition imposes new restrictions and obligations on businesses.
[24.09.2014, 14:43] Äripäev’s editor-in-chief Igor Rõtov writes that Estonian businesses are ready to invest in their companies in spite of the unpredictable business climate outside Estonia.
[24.09.2014, 14:42] Estonian central bank Bank of Estonia this week increased its GDP growth estimate for this year to 2.1 percent but lowered the forecast on 2015 to 2.5 percent.
[24.09.2014, 11:03] The Ministry of Justice has proposed to amend the business code and give the Tax Board more powers to supervise whether companies file their annual reports in time, writes Äripäev.
[24.09.2014, 11:01] This week the Estonian government approved the 2015 state budget with revenues of 8.45 billion euros and expenditures of 8.54 billion euros.
[24.09.2014, 10:59] Eesti Ekspress weekly writes that Estonian authorities had jailed political activist Meelis Kaldalu at the time when US President Barack Obama was visiting Estonia September 3.
[23.09.2014, 12:12] Although officially, Tallinn's roads are being cleaned by Teehoolduse Ltd, it is claimed that businessman Nikolai Ossipenko is getting his hooks in the business, writes Äripäev.
[23.09.2014, 11:58] In August 2014, the producer price index of industrial output decreased by 0.1 percent compared to July and by 1 percent compared to August 2013, Statistics Estonia reports.
[23.09.2014, 11:56] Tomorrow, on September 24, Äripäev business media group will host Business Plan 2015 (Äriplaan 2015), the leading business conference in Estonia that will bring together over 600 participants.
[23.09.2014, 11:55] A new survey of Turu-uuringute AS that was held in August shows that the most trusted public institution in Estonia is the Rescue Board that was trusted by 96% of respondents, an increase of 0.4% from the previous survey made in May, writes Postimees.
[22.09.2014, 10:54] Estonian businessman and Ex-PM Tiit Vähi said in his speech held on 10th international maritime conference that whether Estonians like it or not, but Russia will remain our neighbour.
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