Late delivery leaves ferry operator in the blackLocal News
- Tõll has trouble dockingLocal News
- Half of four ferries ready by OctoberLocal NewsWith forty days to go till operator change in mainland-islands ferryboat connection, only one of the four boats built is in its final stage of construction – Leiger, under construction in Turkey. With Tõll built in Poland a slight chance exists for it to enter service on October 1st as well, but the more realistic date is mid-October.
- Cheap Ukrainian workforce free to enter Estonia via PolandEconomy
- Preparing for darkest scenarioLocal News
- Editorial: don't sell security for pottage of lentilesOpinion
- Ministry misses mark with its energy crisis talkEconomy
- Russian history professor: we've lost the taste for truthEstonian news
- No toys for traitorsOpinion«So [the president] will take all the toys away from you. You will go home, and he will govern Poland on his own! Mister president gives you a chance to work a consensus out. You should be thankful to president» – Krzysztof Szczerski, minister in the president’s office, told representatives of parliamentary parties during a talk show in Radio Zet.
- NATO waving a red rag under nose of RussiaEstonian news
- Editorial: don't pay the ferryman until he gets you to the other side ...Opinion...And then the ferryman said,There is trouble ahead, So you must pay me now (don't do it), You must pay me now (don't do it), And still that voice came from beyond, Whatever you do, Don't pay the ferryman, Don't even fix a price, Don't pay the ferryman, Until he gets you to the other side. -Chris de Burgh
- Port of Tallinn wants Polish shipyard to pay for replacement ferryEconomy
- A €120m deal with just two guys guilty?EconomyA Polish shipyard will be late with one of the ferries for Saaremaa as the mess of a contract allows ignoring the deadline set by Estonians. Former minister and port council are tossing the responsibility around like a hot potato, making Port of Tallinn ex-managers Allan Kiil and Ain Kaljurand the sole culprits.
- Nord Stream 2: the multylayered lobbyEconomyDuring the last half year, gas pipe Nord Stream 2 discussions have heated up both in Brussels and in former Eastern bloc. Lobbying by builders is in top gear. The main confrontation is between critical politicians claiming this is security threat to Europe, and the builders who say it is pure business.
- Editorial: the outcome of Russia's crazy gameOpinionReferring to US deputy defence secretary Robert Work, The Wall Street Journal wrote on April 29th that in response to Russian aggressiveness NATO would boost its presence in Baltics and Poland by four battalions i.e. a contingent of 4,000 men. This still is too little when compared to Russian western military district of up to 350,000 men or the close to 100,000 of troops who have in recent years participated in exercises on Russia's western edge. Much more important, however, is the message therewith sent to Kremlin.
- Sõnajalg bros wind park partly financed by major Swedish tax debtorEconomyBusy building a Sindi, Pärnu County wind park, Eurowind is owned by equal parts by turbine maker Eleon owned by Andres and Oleg Sõnajal, and a Panama-registered company E3WA. Representative and owner of the latter is Pär Anton Henrik Stigell (46) who according to Swedish tax board data owes the state 130 million kronor (€14.2m). Into the wind farm, Mr Stigell has invested half million euros.
- Commander-in-Chief convinced in increased NATO presence in BalticsLocal News
- Half hundred Vietnamese «creatively» smuggled into EstoniaLocal News
- Drug dealers do a fabulous fumbleLocal News
- Farming crisis paving way for milk from PolandEconomy
- Polish shipyard goes too slow with our ferriesEconomy
- Poland to send infantry unit to Estonia this springLocal News
- Expert amazed at strange ship price gapEconomy
- Africa en example for energy independence to EstoniaEconomy
- In Ukraine, society outperforms stateEstonian news
- Polish shipbuilder doesn't agree with corruption allegationLocal NewsThe Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding does not agree with the suspicion filed by prosecutors in Estonia that two members of their management have given a bribe to former managers of the Estonian state owned company Port of Tallinn to win a tender to build ferries for routes connecting the mainland and Estonia's big western islands.
- Editorial: Europe, pay up for your defenceOpinionAt NATO summit in Wales a year ago, all 28 members vowed to boost defence spending to a minimum of 2 percent of gross domestic produce in ten years. Think-tank Carnegie Europe's analysis «The Politics of 2 Percent: NATO and the Security Vacuum in Europe» compiled for its first anniversary finds the hope all reach the goal is overly optimistic. The analysis underlines the thus greater need to focus on what Europe needs to do to fill the vacuum.
- Hopes high to have other allies added to incoming BritsLocal News
- Saaremaa ferry gets «Merry Christmas» splashEconomy
- In Turkey, 300 plus people build ferries for HiiumaaEconomy
- USA seeks ways to boost Baltic defenceEstonian newsThe swampy Baltic terrain, outdated international agreements, bottlenecks in transit roads and holes in defence capacity make it difficult to move military units here, lists the US defence ministry's journal Stars and Stripes in an article published last Friday, citing reasons for updating the Baltic defence strategy.
- The minister-to-minister makings of a major bribery scandalEconomyThis past decade, many a economy minister has assumed the state overpaid businessman Vjatšeslav Leedo for arranging ferryboat traffic and that the state would do better providing the service itself. As cooperation with the entrepreneur failed, they ended up buying public vessels and have Port of Tallinn act as operator. Turns out, port managers accepted bribes buying the ships and all contracts are to be reviewed. Also, the search is on for a person politically liable.
- Suspicion: Kiil amassed money with Kaljurand awareLocal News
- Hunting adviser: hunt no good to stop spread of feverLocal NewsEnvironment ministry hunting adviser Tõnu Traks says it was no way African swine fever could have been slowed down by hunting wild swine once the hazard surfaced. To the contrary: Estonia opted, by banning driven hunt, to keep the beast in place where they were and thus granted farmers time to take needed measures in farms. Now, it is only the diligence of farmers that can keep fever off domestic swine.
- Editorial: remembering the victims of communism and NazismOpinionWhile seemingly so during the brighter moments in human history, we are not on a path towards ever increasing civilization, away from atrocities, crimes and trampling on people's rights. Alas, the year at hand is no guarantee of avoiding the ugliness we eagerly label as «not for 21st century» even when happening before our very eyes.
- Bumper crop expectedEconomy