Estonia nears readiness regarding top topics for EuropeEstonian news
- Editorial: Ida-Viru County needs a vision for the futureOpinionIda-Virumaa and its largest city Narva of nearly 60,000 inhabitants has been rather prominent in local and international media these past few years. predominantly, this has been because of the 2014 events in Ukraine: many a Western journalist has been seeking for another Donbas and Crimea both in Narva and the Latvian region of Latgale. Even so, the Daugavpils and Narva reality has proven otherwise, and one may understand the displeasure in locals regarding such focus.
- State ponders purchase of big church building in NarvaLocal News
- EU directive to hit tiny tourism firms hardEconomyFresh EU directive will make life harder for smaller tourism firms required to provide full insurance of services. Should a tourist run into trouble during his travel such as airline filing bankruptcy, travel agent pays back full money. For large companies (such as Estravel) the requirement has always applied; however, it will now be extended to the smaller firms providing two services – accommodation and entertainment.
- Forecast forces government to tighten beltEconomy
- Tiit Kuuli: state's best security guarantee is economic wellbeing Estonian Employers’ Confederation new head interviewedEconomyDuring his long career, construction company Oma Ehitaja chairman Tiit Kuuli has not been in media too often but now the post presents a responsibility. He remains modest however and says that in a representative body with 15 professional associations and 15 top managers featured, the role of an individual must not be exaggerated.
- Work group to hunt elephants hindering economy of Estonia Prime Minister sets sights on catching up with Nordics, no deadlineEconomy
- Incoming helmsman believes Port of Tallinn not steeped in corruptionEconomy
- Editorial: euro era dawning on FinlandOpinion
- Gunnar Okk: related specialties should be taught in one universityOpinionTomorrow, Nordic Investment Bank vice president Gunnar Okk will address research and development committee chaired by Prime Minister to report on situation and options for higher education and research in Estonia. Employees at universities and research agencies are anxious to hear what the report will reveal. In interview underneath, Mr Okk will allow an initial peek.
- SEB: Estonia hit by housing price bubbleEconomyEstonians may enjoy consuming boom till entrepreneurs are able to produce ever more effectively, lift wages and keep unemployment rise in check, says SEB chief Allan Parik, who thinks that while sailing on thin ice in this crisis-smelling world, Estonian businessmen stand on secure foundations and have thus far managed to react correctly to changes in economic environment. Domestic consumption remains solid, unemployment is low, and entrepreneurs are showing strong competitiveness on the weak external markets. No near term solution is to be expected t the differences with Russia, and therefore it makes no sense inserting deals with them into business plans.
- University of Tartu seeks to swallow three institutesLocal NewsDespite the sleepiness of summer, employees at the Institute of the Estonian Language (EKI) are deeply disturbed that their institution – a bastion to defend and develop the native tongue – is in danger of takeover by University of Tartu (TÜ) as approved by the very Ministry of Education and Research.
- Enterprise Estonia again faced with reshuffleEconomyCaught in the whirlwind of promises uttered by fresh governmental coalition, the foundation Enterprise Estonia (EAS) is rearranging both structure of organisation and administration. Starting June 1st, 16 posts will be cut – five percent of staff thus thinned out. On top of that, many a minister has set his sight on the very EAS to cover costs or fulfil personal ambitions. As we remember, it was as recently as last November that EAS confirmed the principles of granting benefits.
- High wages are hitting Finland hardEconomy
- Creation of coalition to take timeLocal News
- A noisy week of talks class. Enter PencilsLocal News
- Editorial: strategic cooperation or tactical spending spree?OpinionWhile a relatively successful user of EU support, Estonia does have stuff to think over regarding the new budget period. In our near-term investments, EU euros play a vital role. Therefore, should we use these unwisely or splash out stupidly, instead of hoped-for economic development all we’ll have is nothingness and an expensive (and at times pointless) infrastructure.
- EU competitiveness aid about to be atomisedLocal News
- ECB's stimulus package will have little impact on Estonia - SEBEconomy
- Panel to vote on proposal that Estonian Vodka must be made in EstoniaLocal News
- Estonian employers' manifesto names competitiveness as priorityEconomy
- Eesti Pank: The increased share of export markets is a reflection of Estonia's increased competitivenessOpinionThe competitiveness of the Estonian economy has improved in recent years, and this can be seen in the growth of GDP per capita, which is faster than in most of Estonia's trading partners. However, growth in the Estonian economy has not been even and stable, and the recession in Estonia was deeper than it was in many other countries.