A study of a bank account owned by convicted former Environment Minister Villu Reiljan and his wife Anne Reiljan shows how important business is in politics in Estonia, writes Äripäev in its investigative journalism report.COMMENTS (2)
Eesti Päevaleht writes that recent leaks from the customer support database of Gamma Group, the UK-based developer of FinFisher (aka FinSpy), one of the world’s most powerful surveillance software systems, show that the system is being used also in Estonia, most probably by police or intelligence agencies.
The ambitious plan that is backed by Finnish businessmen and is being promoted by leading IRL politician Eerik-Niiles Kross to build Europe’s largest data warehouse in Estonia raises doubts, writes Delovye Vedomosti.COMMENTS (4)
Estonian listed ferry group Tallink and Bridgemans Services Ltd. have entered into a charter agreement to charter Tallink's cruise ferry Silja Europa to Australia from August2014 as an accommodation vessel. COMMENTS (5)
The supervisory board of Enterprise Estonia (EAS) on Wednesday appointed Hanno Tomberg as new head of the business support agency, write Postimees.COMMENTS (2)
European transport commissioner Siim Kallas warns that economically, Estonia must move forward as otherwise it would run out of steam.COMMENTS (5)
More and more wealthy Russians and Ukrainians who are concerned about instable political and economic situation in their countries are now investing in Estonian real estate, writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (6)
In 2013, average monthly gross wages were 949 euros and the average hourly gross wages were 5.73 euros. COMMENTS (2)
Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp carried 756,101 passengers in May, 4.6 percent less than in the same month in 2013.COMMENTS (5)
Tallinn District Court decided this week to reject the claim by LHV banking group against Äripäev.COMMENTS (1)
Four employees of Information Board (Teabeamet), the Estonian foreign intelligence service, are suspected of embezzlement.
Äripäev writes that Estonian businessman Margus Linnamäe, owner of Estonia’s largest pharmaceutical retail and wholesale group Magnum, and co-owner of Postimees and BNS media groups, paid no income tax on 20 million euros in dividends that he took out this year.COMMENTS (1)
According to the flash estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product of Estonia contracted 1.9 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014COMMENTS (4)
According to a report prepared by a group of international, mainly US e-voting experts, Estonian Internet-based e-voting system ( I-voting) is insecure and should be withdrawn, writes Eesti Päevaleht.COMMENTS (4)
The government has started replacing members of supervisory boards of state enterprises which means that Neinar Seli, current chairman of the supervisory board of Port of Tallinn, may also lose his seat.COMMENTS (1)
Estonian national carrier Estonian Air served 110,666 passengers during the first quarter of 2014, down from 121,693 in the same period last year.COMMENTS (7)
Oleg Ossinovski, one of Estonia’s richest businessmen and owner of a large group specializing in transit trade, says that the Estonia must learn how to live next to an empire, but is not doing a good job right now.COMMENTS (20)
Minister of Finance Jürgen Ligi expects Estonia's economy to expand only 2% in 2014, down from the earlier September forecast of 3.6%, reports ERR.COMMENTS (1)
The coalition of Reform Party and Social Democrats are promising more funding for various purposes, but do not yet want to say where the additional money will come for, in other words, from which sectors it will be taken away from, writes Postimees.
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 (3)
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. COMMENTS (1)
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 (6)
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.COMMENTS (1)