Under Siim Kallas as governor, Estonian central bank Bank of Estonia issued more than USD 100m worth of guarantees for unknown purposes and without the bank having any records of it, according to documents at the disposal of Eesti Päevaleht.
Estonian entrepreneurs who have business interests in Ukraine do not believe in an all-out war, but admit that the situation is tense.COMMENTS (8)
Siim Kallas who on Saturday was confirmed as the Prime Minister candidate of the Reform Party denied any plans to go into government with Social Democrats, writes Eesti Päevaleht.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 4th quarter of 2013, the monthly wages without irregular bonuses and premiums were 7.6% higher than in 4th quarter of 2012.
Äripäev general manager Igor Rõtov writes that the change of government and replacement of Andrus Ansip as Prime Minister with Siim Kallas is a good opportunity to overcome political and economic stagnation.COMMENTS (6)
Andrus Ansip, Europe’s longest-serving Prime Minister, will resign along with his government on March 4, he announced at a traditional Independence Day speech on the state of affairs of the nation Sunday night, reported ERR.
This year’s Bonnier award for investigative journalism went to Dannar Leitmaa and Margus Järv, journalists of Eesti Ekspress, who reported on the vote-buying scheme of Europarliament member Kristiina Ojuland in Reform Party's internal elections, writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (2)
The Lawyer, a leading international website for the entire legal profession, has named SORAINEN the Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2014 for advising on innovative landmark transactions while maintaining high levels of client service and developing its strategic vision.
The police have declared Neinar Seli, chairman of the supervisory board of Port of Tallinn and chairman of the Estonian Olympic Committee, a suspect for violating anti-corruption legislation by participating at a vote in October where Port of Tallinn decided to allocated 250,000 euros to the EOC, writes Eesti Päevaleht.COMMENTS (3)
A survey made by Äripäev among businessmen on how they view the possibility of Siim Kallas replacing Andrus Ansip as Prime Minister shows that most would like the switch and agree that it would strongly improve the image of the ruling party.COMMENTS (11)
The likelihood that European Commission vice president and Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas is preparing a comeback into Estonian politics is growing, writes Eesti Päevaleht.COMMENTS (3)
Estonian building material producer and one of Estonia’s biggest exporters Wolf Group has acquired 75% of Spanish company Olivé Química S.A., reported aripaev.ee.
In a few years, Estonia will find itself in a situation where it will have fewer people entering the labour market than leaving it, writes Postimees.COMMENTS (12)
Google announced this week that it has paid USD 400m for artificial intelligence company DeepMind.COMMENTS (2)
Nimeta Baar in Tallinn Old Town at Suur-Karja street has taken the Tallinn City Government to court over its decree to restrict the bar's opening hours, reports Delfi.COMMENTS (7)
Former Finance Minister and head of the tax authority, Aivar Sõerd, says that the situation where banks in Estonia continue to rake in huge profits while paying no income tax is unbearable and must be changed, writes Postimees.COMMENTS (6)
Banks in Estonia continue to rake in huge profits while paying no income tax, writes Postimees.
In an interview to Eesti Päevaleht, Parts said that all his initiatives are commercially and politically justified.COMMENTS (4)
Just a few days after the Estonian Minister of Juhan Parts insulted the Lithuanian government by calling them fools over their demands on Rail Baltic project, there is now a new controversy surrounding his actions.COMMENTS (1)
Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs Juhan Parts is in the middle of a diplomatic row, after Wall Street Journal published a blog posting where Parts was quoted as saying that certain Lithuanian government members were “fools”.COMMENTS (9)
Estonia climbed two places to 11th in the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom compiled by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street JournalCOMMENTS (4)
In November, Estonian exports of goods decreased by 9% while imports remained at the same level at current prices, COMMENTS (2)
The report on the biggest mergers and acquisitions in Estonia in 2013 says that Estonia is no longer attractive for foreign investors.COMMENTS (5)
Estonian listed ferry operator Tallink is putting pressure on the employees of its hotel subsidiary TLG Hotell who want to join a trade union of seamen with which Tallink has strained relations.
The main problem facing Estonia is not migration, but how to attract people back to Estonia and how to keep growing in the new situation, say bank managers interviewed by Äripäev.COMMENTS (2)
Estonia should attract middle-aged foreigners because they can benefit the country.COMMENTS (25)
Centre Party chairman and Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar has sued Postimees daily for two articles that the paper published on December 15 and 16, 2010 that were based on a leaked document from the Security Police are named Savisaar a threat to national security and an agent of influence, reported Eesti Päevaleht.COMMENTS (4)
Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip took part in the ceremony of withdrawing the first euro banknote from an ATM in Latvia on New Year's.COMMENTS (5)
One of Tallinn Old Town’s classiest hotels, Three Sisters, has recently changed ownership as former owner Johannes Wientjes has been forced to give control over the luxury accommodation establishment to a company owned by former police commissioner Veiko Kulla, writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (12)