NATO Afghanistan deliberations still in the futureLocal News
- Simson: entrepreneurs too hung up on tax incentivesEconomyMinister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson (Center Party) says in an interview that Estonian entrepreneurs have over the years been brainwashed into thinking the Reform Party is the only force that represents their interests. Companies should realize that what is important is not tax incentives but a strong state and happy employees.
- We must accept we cannot repeat the previous century’s successLocal NewsFormer prime ministers of Finland and Estonia Alexander Stubb and Taavi Rõivas told Postimees about their terms in office when Europe temporarily lost its head as a result of Russia’s aggression. They also answered the question why former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s failure at the Brexit referendum was a culmination of the past few decades.
- Klavan: Liverpool needs an extra centre backSport
- Luzhkov: Savisaar is a statesmanLocal NewsLong-time mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov claims that his former Tallinn colleague Edgar Savisaar never asked for money for the Center Party during their meetings but admits discussing involving Tallinn's Russian-speaking population in local politics to a greater degree. “So that Tallinn's Russian-speakers would have their own status. /…/ How to involve them in active life,” Luzhkov (80), one of Russia's most influential politicians during his time as mayor in 1992-2010, said.
- A normal person does not blow themselves up in the streetEstonian news
- Leadership crisis in organized crimeLocal NewsChief of the central criminal police Krista Aas tells Postimees in an interview how her operatives prevented a murder last year, how the police are involved in protecting the suspect in Nikolai Tarankov's murder, how organized crime is reorganizing itself after recent turbulent events, and how detectives discovered one of the past year's most dramatic economic crimes in Poland.
- Challenges of the world are too large for every individual stateLocal NewsQ: I begin with a remarkable event for the daily. A speech meeting titled “Three patriotic speeches” took place on the Postimees stage at this year’s opinion festival in Paide, and you were one of the speakers, Mrs. President. Your speech was so extensive that it could have well served as a manifesto for running for president. Would you admit that even before the parliament reached the first election stage, you were thinking about becoming the president one day?
- Pevkur would rein in backroomLocal NewsThe general assembly of the Reform Party is scheduled to elect a new chairman on the first Saturday of the new year. Chairman candidate Hanno Pevkur believes that his competitor Kristen Michal and some other members have played a more important role in the party than their titles would suggest. This is something that should change, Pevkur demands.
- Ansip: how is it not a crisis!?Local NewsFormer prime minister of nine years, current European Commission Vice-President in charge of the common digital market Andrus Ansip finds that the actions of the Social Democrat Party (SDE) and Pro Patria (IRL) have left the government in a deep crisis. He also believes President Toomas Hendrik Ilves should be left alone in connection with funds from Enterprise Estonia (EAS).
- New leader must have authority abroadLocal News
- On my honour – ain’t done it!Local News
- Estonia – best target for cyber crookLocal NewsTaimar Peterkop (38), recently appointed head of Estonia’s Information System Authority (RIA), considers it his mission to raise state e-services to a new level and make communication easier between state and citizens. Regarding cyber security, Mr Peterkop says Estonia is among the best targets – having the stuff to attack.
- Riisalu considers Centre cleaner than IRLLocal News
- Taavi Rõivas regards will of people as «sacred»Local News
- Fresh Finnish Prime Minister: hardships are material for achievementsEstonian newsTo act as Finnish Prime Minister, Juha Sipilä (Centre) has had his initial dozen days. The coalition government composed of Centre (6 ministers), the Finns (4 ministers), and National Coalition (4 ministers) entered into office on May 29th. After paying a state visit to Sweden first in line, the day before yesterday, Mr Sipilä made it to Tallinn Airport the selfsame evening – a place familiar from his businessman days. Spurning the comfy car sent to get him from Karja St hotel, he opted walking to Stenbock House thru Old Town sunshine.
- Ossinovski dreams to lead soc dems from RiigikoguLocal News
- Intriguing minister «somewhat humbled» by trust of the peopleLocal NewsKristen Michal (Reform), minister of economic affairs in the new government, says gradual lifting of fuel excise and accommodation VAT rate might be prudent. Collecting excise is effective as compared to car or asset tax, as every euro means more money where intended, and no new mechanism/staff is needed to bring it in. Excise is fairer as taxation applies to consumption.
- Reinsalu resolved to ignore same sex lawLocal News
- Lessons of austerity at education ministry: Ligi sees how to save some moneyLocal NewsEducation and research minister Jürgen Ligi (55) underlines he will function as trade union for teachers and will stand for a rise in their pay. Even so, he admits state budget lacks money for utilities of private schools, and parallel to free higher education it is again being pondered how universities might ask students for extra euros.
- Interview with Ukrainian Minister of Agriculture Oleksiy PavlenkoEconomy
- Defenders of Estonia to be paid betterLocal News
- Big changes promised by PaloEconomyAlready, the fresh entrepreneurship minister Urve Palo (Soc Dems) has encountered Enterprise Estonia (EAS) chief Hanno Tomberg and all recently confirmed EU new budget period support measures will be reviewed, at her request. «Thankfully, nothing is hewn is stone yet,» said Ms Palo, eager to impose many a major change upon her domain.
- Pomerants: drilling oil in Hiiumaa not in pipelineLocal News
- The Times arbitrarily handled statements by IlvesLocal News
- Estonian president's office: The Times associated Ilves' words arbitrarilyLocal NewsEstonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves did not use offensive statements when speaking about any country, the office of the president said in reference to an interview Ilves gave to The Times recently and as a result of which the Greek Foreign Ministry on Wednesday decided to summon forth the Estonian ambassador.
- «I was only joking.»Local News
- Yuri Vendik diagnoses Russia with Soviet nostalgiaLocal News
- National defence better off without resounding election promisesLocal NewsWonderful with national defence raised to central issue in elections, says Commander of the Defence Forces Major-General Riho Terras. Even so, his advice would be to abstain from expensive and emotional spur-of-the-moment decisions in national defence as Estonian is not in war not even close to one.
- Hirvo Surva — Song Celebrations conductor for quarter of centuryLocal News
- Eesti Pank head: eurozone no longer in crisisEconomy
- Dombrovskis: impact of Russian crisis on EU remains rather limitedLocal News
- Estonian president speaks about changed global rules in end of year interviewLocal News
- Security specialist: info outdated in half yearLocal NewsAs shown by Russian security service FSB’s timing with disclosure of alleged Tallinn traitor, Estonian counterpart Kapo has painfully stepped on their toes. For those at helm of Estonian state, however, this ought to spell need of swift change, thinks one-time head of Riigikogu security authorities surveillance select committee Jaanus Rahumägi (Reform Party).