Gov. goes down slippery slope with mergersLocal News
- Coalition to drop two new taxesEconomy
- PM moves to name Jaak Aab Estonia's minister of public administrationLocal News
- Estonia's public administration minister resigns over NATO remarks 1Local News
- Government to allocate €8 million to Haapsalu railroadLocal NewsAfter a week's discussion, the government approved Estonia's transport infrastructure investments plan for 2018-2020 yesterday. The plan will concentrate on the Tallinn-Pärnu highway and the Tallinn and Kärdla airports. Construction of the Haapsalu railroad is also included in the plan. The government will be investing an additional €135 million into transport connections.
- Economic policy leaning to the leftEconomy
- Sickly looking at civilian serviceLocal NewsAn interior ministry plan that has been cooking for two years would have young men deemed physically unfit for military service undergo 12-14 months of civilian service instead. The aim of the system already in use in Switzerland, Norway, and Israel would be to secure Estonia with a reserve of specialists in other fields besides the military in case of crises.
- Analysis: Moving the internal security academy expensive and riskyLocal News
- Next president could be decided by electoral bodyLocal News
- 18 Syrian refugees have arrived in Estonia in FebruaryLocal News
- Center Party again tops popularity ratings in FebruaryLocal News
- Hiding alcohol to cost millionsEconomy
- Estonian ex-president gets prize of Bertelsmann FoundationLocal News
- Pentus-Rosimannus possibly involved with ArsenalLocal News
- Ossinovski drops gas stations alcohol banLocal NewsEven though Minister of Health Care and Labor Jevgeni Ossinovski said alcohol would disappear from gas stations as recently as late December, the ministry has now introduced draft legislation that does not include the ban and exempts small shops from moving alcohol out of sight. Changes will, however, ban alcohol advertisements on social media.
- Shadow of corruption over Arsenal centerEconomy
- Pension to depend on years workedLocal NewsThe government decided yesterday to change the system of pensions to tie I pillar pension to years worked instead of level of income. Ministers also reached an agreement on the special pensions reform that will abolish special pensions of Defense Forces members, prosecutors, police and border guard officials from January 1, 2020. All current special pensions and those of people who take office before December 31, 2019 will be retained.
- Kotka says government in the way of innovationEconomyOutgoing Deputy Chancellor of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in charge of communication and national information systems, long-time ambassador of the Estonian innovation scene Taavi Kotka has decided to throw down the gauntlet and explicitly accuse the government of slowing down innovation.
- Eight firearms new maximumLocal News
- Time of county governments will soon be overLocal News
- Estonian govt endorses ban on free handout of plastic bags in storesLocal News
- Government scored half a victory in administrative reform caseLocal News
- Free Party proposes ministerial suitability criteriaLocal News
- How to spin political moneyLocal News
- Estonian finmin wants to allow drawing up state budgets with structural deficitEconomy
- Estonian PM: Govt's 100 days' program sets out 98 tasksLocal News
- Estonian farm minister resigns after less than 2 weeks on the jobLocal News
- Reps to take care of Russian schoolsLocal NewsLet it be said right away that talk of Mailis Reps' ambition to secure the position of justice minister was, according to her, mere speculation as the Pro Patria Res Publica Union (IRL) was dead set on reserving that position for Urmas Reinsalu from the first. The Center Party's 41-year-old deputy chairman becoming education minister once more was rather a last minute outcome.
- Offer that couldn't be refusedLocal News
- Estonian defense forces to stage snap reserve exercise for 300Local NewsThe Estonian defense forces will stage an extraordinary reservist training event from Dec. 2-5 as part of which more than 300 members of the 433rd infantry company of the Voru district of the Kaitseliit volunteer corps and reservists of the headquarters company who finished their conscript service in 2014 will be called up.
- The era of crossing out spreadsheet entries is overLocal NewsMinister of Internal Affairs Andres Anvelt promises to update the system instead of pursuing austerity for the sake of austerity in the field of internal security. He says that Estonia should restore community police, give municipal police more powers, and allow insurance companies to assist in documentation of traffic accidents.
- Mergers producing new namesLocal News
- Taavi Roivas was PM 974 daysLocal News