Prime Minister: Estonia not spying on TrumpLocal News
- X-file reveals hidden truth about Rail BalticEconomyOutspoken critic of the Rail Baltic project MP Igor Gräzin was not accommodated in January when he asked Prime Minister Jüri Ratas for a presentation given during a 2011 cabinet meeting regarding the railroad. State Secretary Heiki Loot refused to release the document as the economy ministry had deemed it exclusively for in-house use for a period of a decade.
- Estonian govt gives green light to signature of Rail Baltic agreementLocal News
- Ratas' plan would help half of stateless personsLocal NewsPrime Minister Jüri Ratas, who came under a barrage of questions from the opposition during yesterday's Riigikogu Question Time, was forced to assure members of parliament on several occasions that the Center Party's idea to give people who have lived in Estonia for more than 25 years citizenship does not mean an indiscriminate campaign to throw passports at everyone.
- Citizens said no to blanket citizenshipLocal News
- Time of county governments will soon be overLocal News
- Savisaar hoped for money from Kremlin two years agoLocal News
- Ratas promises no prime minister's show on Tallinn TVLocal News
- Our coalition can do without monkey businessLocal News
- Talks entering home stretchLocal NewsWhile the desire of the partners of the new government, now tired of night sittings, to keep their soul and face remains a minor annoyance, the Center Party's promise to ensure voting discipline means the triumvirate will have an agreement by tomorrow evening, which it can then present to party councils on Saturday.
- Initiatives need to be implemented soonEconomyThe prime minister's economic development working group, headed by Erkki Raasuke, presented its report to the public and the incoming coalition yesterday. The working group was paradoxically called to life by outgoing Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, while the fruits of its labor will now benefit his three biggest competitors.
- Ratas: Estonian Center Party's agreement with United Russia is non-activeLocal News
- Heads of 5 Estonian parlt groups invite PM to resign by 2 p.m. on WednesdayLocal News
- Income tax on dividends could be loweredEconomyInformation available to Postimees suggests that the prime minister's economic growth working group will propose cutting the rate of income tax on regular dividends to 14 percent, instead of the current 20, as part of a package of changes next Wednesday. Regular dividend payments would be defined as the average distributed profit for the past three years. Anything above that would be subject to the current 20 percent rate.
- Estonian govt decides to peg retirement age to life expectancy from 2027Local News
- Traitor Dressen deprived of citizenshipLocal NewsThe government decided yesterday to deprive Viktoria Dressen, wife of former Internal Security Service (KAPO) operative, convicted traitor Aleksei Dressen, of citizenship. Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said during the press conference that the decision constitutes a precedent in re-independent Estonia.
- Luik most frequent name in search for presidentLocal NewsParties resumed communication after yesterday's Riigikogu Council of Elders meeting to find a candidate that would suit all six. None can hope to avoid concessions in this process, while all will have to swallow desires and insults in addition to abandoning the temptation of planting their own mouthpiece in Kadriorg.
- Replacement activity rendering the government indecisiveLocal News
- Kaljurand says would give serious consideration to proposal to runLocal News
- Roivas calls for combining strengths of Estonia, Germany to make up Europe's engineLocal News
- Reform rules to support Nestor in 1st roundEstonian newsThe board of the Reform Party decided at a meeting Tuesday morning to accept a proposal of the junior government partner Social Democratic Party (SDE) for the two parties to adopt SDE's Eiki Nestor as their joint candidate in the first voting round of the presidential election in parliament and Reform's Siim Kallas in the second and third round.
- Estonian Reform Party's presidential candidate is Siim KallasLocal News
- Estonian PM: decision to increase NATO presence is breakthroughLocal News
- Adviser to Rõivas not backing down on excise riseEconomyContradicting the everyday experience of Estonians getting cheap alcohol from Valka, Latvia right across the border, adviser to Prime Minister on economy and finances Martin Lindpere cites statistics to prove the price levels of Estonia and Latvia do not differ much. Also, he assures us that Taavi Rõivas has entered no contract in the interests of Alko, the Finnish monopoly, to level vodka prices between the neighbouring nations.
- Threat to kill lands man in prisonLocal News
- Prison sentence requested for man who threatened prime ministerLocal News
- Work group to hunt elephants hindering economy of Estonia Prime Minister sets sights on catching up with Nordics, no deadlineEconomy
- Editorial: power struggle under gay couples coverOpinion
- Albanian family's story about to alter Estonian law «In ten minutes media solved a problem which no-one could in three years»Local NewsAlmen, an Albanian with three years of court dispute under his belt with Police and Border Guard (PPA) regarding asylum application is also filing for residence permit to be processed simultaneously with the application for asylum. A glance on the broader picture reveals a need for law amendment, admit prime and interior ministers.
- Estonian PM promises to deal with shortcomings of refugee policyLocal News
- Estonia to continue on same course - PMLocal News
- Hestitation coalition created by Rõivas embraces seasonal Christmas peaceLocal News
- SDE secretary general says 'red line' has been reachedLocal NewsThe appointment of former prime minister Juhan Parts as candidate for the Estonian representative in the European Court of Auditors (ECA) despite public opposition by the Social Democratic Party (SDE) is taking relations between partners in the ruling coalition to a critical point, the secretary general of SDE, Inara Luigas, said.
- New budget head sees trouble ahead in economy of EstoniaEconomyAs Estonia's veteran budget watchdog Andrus Säälik assumed post as permanent Estonian adviser at OECD in Paris, his chair in September was filled by Sven Kirsipuu with 18 years at finance ministry under his belt. Tomorrow, state budget undergoes its first reading at Riigikogu. To mark the occasion, we thought we'd ask him how Estonian economy is doing?
- PM: No political declarations will be added to Estonian-Russian border treatyLocal News