Audit office criticism not enough to derail Rail BalticEconomy
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- RKAS cleared, corruption suspicions remainEconomy
- Faulty regulation blamed as millions of fishery support wastedEconomy
- Editorial: the political component and economic reckoningOpinionDoubtless, state enterprise management and related decisions always come with both economic and political components. If the purely political becomes too much, the resulting imbalance is bad for society, and at times for the decision makers themselves. Seeing that, as a rule, state controls strategic companies directly of indirectly determining functioning and welfare of the state.
- What went wrong with Estonian Air? EverythingEconomy
- National Audit Office: government pumped money into Estonian Air hurriedly and superficiallyEconomyNational Audit Office says the European Commission decision regarding Estonian state having supported national airline AS Estonian Air with €84.9m in violation of EU rules could have been avoided, had the government followed the principles of State Assets Act and asked if giving money and loans to Estonian Air was purposeful, expedient, economical and lawful.
- «State should be stricter with handing out budget money» Police chief interviewedLocal News
- Editorial: the police and budget of an ageing nationOpinion
- Estonia has rejected five Eritrean refugees offeredEstonian news
- Estonian PM promises to deal with shortcomings of refugee policyLocal News
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- Editorial: 34,000 young Estonians busy doing nothingOpinion
- Parts sets sights on EU heightsLocal News
- Special audits to storm Port of TallinnEconomy
- State might take limits off oil shale miningEconomy
- Editorial: why a superhospital?Opinion
- Report: Non-EU immigrants mainly come to Estonia for reasons of family, studyLocal News
- Report: Immigrants no burden on Estonia's welfare systemLocal NewsWhile the people who have immigrated so far have not remained a burden on Estonia's welfare system, meaning that there is no «benefits tourism» in Estonia, the country has not managed to attract workers with a high level of knowledge and skills either, it appears from a report by the National Audit Office.
- Quit drinking, keep smilingHealth
- Editorial: never delete historyOpinionIt’s been embarrassing to track the time-consuming search to find ways to prove why the recordings of meetings at Riigikogu committees must not and cannot be preserved for a longer time. Strange how the desire to hide mechanisms of legislation is so great in the very Estonia trying to sell itself globally as an open and flexible small nation.
- Public funds have been used to advertise politicians and parties under the label of information activitiesLocal NewsAfter analysing the information expenses of local authorities, the National Audit Office found that the City of Tallinn had used funds from its budget to finance information, which against the background of the 2013 local elections could be regarded as election advertising of politicians or political parties.
- «Estonia 2020» vision begs extra gutsLocal News
- Editorial: small schools under shadow of axeOpinion«If school goes, life goes – from a village or a commune.» This, according to think-tank Praxis analysis on Estonian schools network, is a widespread statement on why Estonia keeps keeping alive its schools with few students. The same study claims the reasoning amounts to superficial simplification: a school alone will not breathe life into a region.
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- Pensions: sheepwalking towards barren pasturesLocal News«Only thanks to our decision to increase pensions by five percent during the crisis, has cohesion been preserved in our society,» Prime Minister Andrus Ansip proclaimed just before the last Riigikogu elections. «Pensions will definitely rise the next year as well!» Again, Reform Party took a solid victory at the elections.
- Estonia's outgoing auditor general lauds president's choice for his successorLocal News
- Estonian audit: Ministry fails to exercise supervision over public companies, foundationsEconomyWhile the Public Procurement Act grants the Estonian Ministry of Finance the sole competency to exercise supervision over contracting authorities, the ministry has not exercised any supervision over tenders carried out by public undertakings and public foundations, it appears from the findings on an audit by the National Audit Office.