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[08.02.2016, 11:45] Anti-immigrationist national Conservative People's Party (EKRE) has caught up with the Social Democratic Party (SDE) and the Free Party in popularity, it appears from a poll taken for the public broadcaster ERR by Turu-uuringute AS made in January.`
[08.02.2016, 11:41] According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2016, the change of the consumer price index was 0.6% lower than in January of the previous year.
[05.02.2016, 12:07] The winter 2016 economic forecast of the European Commission says that the Estonian economy should grow 2.1 percent in 2016.
[05.02.2016, 12:04] The government press conference held yesterday was proof that the two junior partners  - IRL and SocDems – are almost at war with each other.
[04.02.2016, 11:03] State-owned Estonian airline Nordic Aviation carried 17,267 passengers in January 2016.
[04.02.2016, 11:00] There is reason to be worried about SMIT, the information technology and development centre of Interior Ministry that is one of the most powerful and secretive government agencies and controls all national security IT systems, investigative TV programme Pealtnägija (Eyewitness) reported yesterday.
[04.02.2016, 10:59] Although Estonian political parties have not yet announced their candidates for the presidential elections that will start at the end of August, the main battle is likely to take place between Siim Kallas and Edgar Savisaar.
[04.02.2016, 10:57] The number of crimes registered in Estonia fell to a record low level in 2015.
[04.02.2016, 10:55] A poll made by the Estonian Employers’ Confederation shows that more than a third of entrepreneurs consider the government’s actions in recent months detrimental for the business climate.
[03.02.2016, 09:40] Aripaev writes that head of the Estonian Tax Board Marek Helm made headlines yesterday when he said that the tax authority is considering the possibility of abolishing tax declarations in the future.
[03.02.2016, 09:16] Aripaev writes that in spite of Estonia having about 100,000 corporate tax payers, 75 companies pay more than a third of taxes.
[03.02.2016, 09:13] Aripaev writes that head of the Estonian Tax Board Marek Helm made headlines yesterday when he said that the tax authority is considering the possibility of abolishing tax declarations in the future.
[01.02.2016, 11:28] Last year 28 million tons of freight was carried on Estonian railways which is 23 percent lower than a year earlier.
[01.02.2016, 11:26] Erkki Raasuke, member of a task force that PM Taavi Roivas has put together to analyse key reasons why Estonia’s economic growth is stalling, says that no-one should expect miracle cures from the work of the task force.
[01.02.2016, 11:24] This spring, Nordic Aviation will start flying to several new destinations in cooperation with Adria Airways. Year-round direct flights from Tallinn to Berlin and Vienna will start at the end of March. Flights to Munich, which so far have only taken place in winter, will continue year-round and become more frequent. As for summer flights, Paris will be added to existing destinations Nice and Split in spring.
[29.01.2016, 13:02] Aripaev published a list of 250 entrepreneurs ranking them by dividends they received in 2014, ie for the financial year 2013.In summary, while a year earlier 250 entrepreneurs received 151 million euros in dividends, in 2014 the amount was already 190 million euros.250th person on the list earned 240,900 euros in dividends in 2014.There are also 108 new names on the list who did not feature in the previous ranking.As always, transport companies dominated among sectors with the top three dividends going to transport entrepreneurs.
[28.01.2016, 10:21] Former ex-PM and current chairman of the supervisory board of Eesti Pank, Mart Laar, writes in Aripaev that the problem with today’s ruling politicians is that they are too soft to think or do anything.
[26.01.2016, 10:09] The number of foreign tourist stayovers fell 3.4 percent year on year in Estonia for the first 11 months of 2015, reported Statistics Estonia.
[26.01.2016, 10:06] ERR reports that Tartu County Court will today hear the case where Armen Sahakyan, a PhD student in Tartu University, is accusing the university of discrimination.
[25.01.2016, 11:46] Business daily Äripäev is inviting you to participate in the leading conference on Estonian real estate market, which will give you an insight into the trends, new developments, state-run projects and practical references on timely matters concerning the property market.
[25.01.2016, 11:30] Russian IT company Acronis that in December 2014 announced plans to establish its new development center in Estonia, has now selected Singapore.
[18.01.2016, 15:31] According to the initial estimates of Statistics Estonia, the population number of Estonia as at 1 January 2016 was 1,311,800, which is 1,500 persons fewer than at the same time a year ago.
[15.01.2016, 12:50] Estonian shale oil producer Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG) announced today that it plans to make approximately 500 employees redundant.
[15.01.2016, 12:48] Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and the Jordanian Attarat Power Company (APCO) that is partly owned by the Estonian energy group Eesti Energia signed this week agreements on financing the construction  of an oil shale-fired power plant and related open-cast mine in Jordan.
[15.01.2016, 09:22] Vilja Kiisler, opinion editor of Aripaev, writes that the problem with Estonians is that they value hard work more than the outcome.
[14.01.2016, 13:49] Valdo Kalm, former CEO of Eesti Telekom, has been appointed the new chairman of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn.
[14.01.2016, 10:37] In the road accident in Latvia the Liepaja-Riga road where prominent Estonian construction businessman Mati Heinsar was killed on Tuesday, the co-passanger was severely injured.
[13.01.2016, 17:03] Prominent Estonian construction businessman Mati Heinsar was killed in a road accident on the Liepaja-Riga road shortly after midday on Tuesday.
[13.01.2016, 10:44] In November, Estonia's foreign trade deficit increased as exports fell and imports showed no variations, figures from Statistics Estonia show.
[13.01.2016, 10:32] President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has called on leaders of the government coalition parties to find unanimity that would help Estonia move forward.
[13.01.2016, 10:18] Former minister and current board member of Reform Party, Rein Lang, has been hired by the software developer Nortal.
[13.01.2016, 10:15] Austrian risk capital fund Speedinvest is going to invest 600,000 euros in the Estonian crowdfunding platform Investly.
[12.01.2016, 11:33] Aripaev writes that Estonian parties on power are facing a major moral dilemma after it has been reported that they have recently received donations from major property developer Hillar Teder who has been declared a suspect in the bribery case involving prominent politician Edgar Savisaar.
[12.01.2016, 11:29] Aripaev writes that for the first time in several years, the number of wage-earners decreased last year, and according to Eesti Pank and large corporations, the fall is likely to continue also in 2016 and 2017.
[11.01.2016, 10:41] Lembit Eespaev, owner of Jetoil, who is suspected of massive fraud, claims that the real objective of charges brought against him is to clarify how IRL is being funded.
[11.01.2016, 10:00] The number of Russian tourists stayovers in November fell 38 percent in November year on year, according to Statistics Estonia.
[08.01.2016, 11:36] According to Statistics Estonia, Estonian consumer prices were 0.9 percent lower in December than a year earlier.
[08.01.2016, 11:32] An OECD study shows that in the last five years, Estonian property prices in relation to net income have grown in one of the fastest rates in Europe.
[08.01.2016, 11:30] Postimees writes that the latest case showing that Estonia is far from being an e-state is the requirement of the Ministry of Social Affairs that forces family doctors to fill out excess paperwork with regard to issuing special appliances to persons with disabilities.
[08.01.2016, 11:29] Entrepreneur and freelance journalist Mariliis Pinn writes in Aripaev that Estonia that likes to promote itself as an e-state should stop using its public servants are human printers.
[08.01.2016, 09:51] Yesterday, Estonian media channels published conflicting reports whether Oleg Ossinovski, one of Estonia’s richest businessmen, has been officially declared a suspect in the case of Ugis Magonis, the former head of Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railway) or not.
[07.01.2016, 10:35] Aripaev writes that according to Estonian businessman and former Hansabank CEO Indrek Neivelt, large banks operating in Estonia are very lazy and have too much fat.
[07.01.2016, 10:10] A study of 16 European countries by job mediation portal Glassdoor said that the easiest countries for finding a job are Estonia and Norway.
[07.01.2016, 10:09] ERR News, the English-language news portal of Estonian Public Broadcasting Company ERR, has been forced to limits its reporting due to lack of staff, reported Eesti Paevaleht.
[06.01.2016, 15:48] Estonian ferry operator Tallink said it carried 712,129 passengers in December 2015, 4.3 percent more than in the same month a year ago.
[06.01.2016, 15:47] Port of Tallinn handled 22.4 million tons of freight in 2015, down 20.8 percent year on year.
[06.01.2016, 15:46] Former Port of Tallinn board members Ain Kaljurand and Allan Kiil who are suspected of large-scale bribe-taking were released from custody today, reported Aripaev.
[06.01.2016, 15:46] A survey commissioned by the euroskeptic UK Independence Party (UKIP) lists five Estonians among the 200 highest-earning EU officials.
[06.01.2016, 15:45] The demise of Estonian Air at the start of November was key reason why the number of passengers passing through Tallinn Airport in November 2015 was lower than in November 2014, reported Aripaev.
[06.01.2016, 15:16] Estonia's industrial production decreased at a faster pace in November, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Wednesday.
[06.01.2016, 15:14] A study commissioned by the Swedish Ministry of Defence finds that migration which includes  immigration into Scandinavia as well emigration from Baltic states is a considerable security risk for the Baltic Sea region.
[06.01.2016, 11:13] Investor Raivo Hein writes in Aripaev that Estonian government should learn from the example of Singapore and instead of focusing on tax raises, limiting entrepreneurship and buying power, should focus on business, tourism, industry and exports.
[05.01.2016, 11:45] Investor and Hansabank founder Heldur Meerits writes in Aripaev that Estonia needs a major crisis because only that would sweep away illusions and force us to look in the right direction
[04.01.2016, 15:58] Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Latvian cyber defense expert Ieva Kupce were married on January 2, reported Äripäev.
[04.01.2016, 15:49] Postimees writes in its editorial that the change of the year is traditionally a time for summing up and looking ahead.
[04.01.2016, 15:48] Äripäev writes that in recent years, wages in the public sector have increased notably more than in the private sector, and are already at boom-time levels.
[04.01.2016, 15:47] Russian citizens bought three times less real estate in Estonia than a year earlier, Eesti Päevaleht reported.
[28.12.2015, 11:38] Eesti Päevaleht has interviewed Prime Minister Taavi Roivas in which he said that the Estonian economy does not need radical reforms.
[28.12.2015, 11:38] President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will marry his fiance Ieva Kupce, cyber defense expert from Latvia, on Jan. 2.
[21.12.2015, 14:58] According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2015, the producer price index of industrial output was 1.7 percent lower than in November 2014.
[21.12.2015, 14:26] Rein Ruusalu, CEO of PKF Estonia writes in Äripäev that Estonia should do a better job in using its internal cash reserves, for instance by taxing outward investments and listing state enterprises on the stock exchange.Estonia’s income tax system that grants full tax exemption to companies’ retained earnings is a significant source for internal reserves.In the last 15 yeawrs, Estonia has been taxing re-investments made by companies from profits earned in Estonia at zero rate.Since such tax treatment also applies on outward re-investments, Estonia has been offering favourable terms to global economic growth.Instead, Estonia should start promoting re-investments that wil remain in Estonia and declare that Estonia will continue to apply zero income tax on reinvested profits, but only if the investments are made in Estonia.Companies should be left reasonable time to decide what they will do with the profits they have accumulated in Estonia in the last 15 years: whether to invest in Estonia or pay income tax.Such tax revenues could then be used by the Estonian state itself for investments.
[21.12.2015, 12:46] Latvian airline airBaltic announced today it will launch a new direct route between Tallinn and Vilnius on April 18, 2016 with 10 flights weekly, ie twice a day.
[17.12.2015, 15:30] Only 15 percent of Estonians are now against bringing refugees to Estonia, while six months ago 29 percent were against it.
[16.12.2015, 14:17] Postimees writes in its editorial that the Estonian ruling coalition at present is like the swan, the pike and the crab from the famous poem by Ivan Krylov who describes who they were all pulling in their own direction, and nothing changed.
[16.12.2015, 14:16] Igor Rotov, editor in chief of Äripäev, wites that the news from Sweden’s unexpectedly strong economic growth automatically raised a question what Estonia was doing wrong because Estonia’s economic growth has been stagnating in the last five years.
[16.12.2015, 14:15] Latvian authorities have formally declared Estonian rail businessman Oleg Ossinovski a suspect in bribing the head of Latvian Railways Ugis Magonis.
[15.12.2015, 15:39] Nordic Aviation will launch flights to Munich on Saturday, Dec. 19. Since it does not have its own fleet of aircraft or crew yet, the flight is operated by Adria Airways in cooperation with airlines such as BMI, Trade Air, NextJet and Carpatair that provide the fleet and the crews.
[15.12.2015, 15:38] Temporary bankruptcy trustee of Estonian Air, Andrias Palmits, says that the airline may repay its creditors a maximum of 9 million euros while the company owes its creditors and employees at least 95.8 million euros.
[15.12.2015, 10:10] Eesti Päevaleht writes that Armen Sahakyan, an IT student at Tartu University, is claiming 7,000 euros in damages from Tartu University for ethnic discrimination.
[11.12.2015, 10:23] Estonia had one of the lowest number of asylum requests per resident submitted in the third quarter, at 55 requests per one million residents.
[09.12.2015, 11:14] A survey by Eesti Päevaleht and Turu-uuringute has ranked Taavi Veskimägi, CEO of Elering, the state transmission operator, the country’s most influential civil servant.
[09.12.2015, 11:12] According to the second estimates of Statistics Estonia, Estonia’s GDP increased 0.7% in the 3rd quarter of 2015 compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year.
[08.12.2015, 11:31] Estonia’s three most influential entrepreneurs are property developer Urmas Sõõrumaa, Swedbank Estonia CEO Robert Kitt and Hannes Tamjärv who owns wind farms and a private school, according to a survey of Turu-uuringute AS that was commissioned by Eesti Päevaleht.
[08.12.2015, 10:57] Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who divorced Evelin Ilves this spring, is engaged to Ieva Kupce from Latvia.
[07.12.2015, 15:32] In November, Estonian consumer price index was 0.2 percent lower than in November 2014, Statistics Estonia said today.
[07.12.2015, 12:32] Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma announced her resignation today, December 7 after a meeting with President Raimonds Vejonis.
[07.12.2015, 12:21] Eesti Päevaleht has named Marju Lauristin, a Social Democrat and European Parliament member, Estonia’s most influential politician.
[03.12.2015, 18:19] Taavi Kotka, the deputy general secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the mastermind behind the e-residency program said that Estonia will never become a tax haven like Luxembourg.
[03.12.2015, 09:09] Äripäev writes that most business executives in Estonia share the view that all people who wish to work are welcome in Estonia, regardless of the colour of their skin or origin.
[03.12.2015, 09:06] Foreign chambers of commerce and the Foreign Investor's Council in Estonia (FICE) have sent a strongly-worded letter to the Estonian government in which they said the government must increase efforts to encourage diversity and tolerance in Estonia as otherwise its ability to attract and retain talent that fuels economic growth would weaken.
[30.11.2015, 11:08] Äripäev editor Harry Tuul writes that it’s worrying that Estonian entrepreneurs have stopped reinvesting in spite of zero tax rate.
[30.11.2015, 10:04] Estonia’s largest opposition party Center Party held a congress in Tallinn yesterday, re- electing its longtime leader Edgar Savisaar as chairman of the party.
[30.11.2015, 09:05] In Q3, the total production of Estonian construction enterprises in Estonia and foreign countries decreased 5% in a year.
[23.11.2015, 12:24] Äripäev writes that the bankruptcy of Estonian Air has made other airlines to compete for travellers, resulting in the situation where several key lines have multiple flight operators.
[23.11.2015, 12:21] Men wearing ski masks and carrying weapons spotted in downtown Tallinn on Sunday triggered a major police operation.
[20.11.2015, 09:26] According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2015, the producer price index of industrial output was 2.2 percent lower than in October 2014.
[19.11.2015, 13:28] Nordic Aviation Group that was set up by the Estonian government announced that it will open a route between Tallinn and Munich as of December 19.
[18.11.2015, 16:40] Estonian Tax and Customs Board plans to lay off 93 staff members as of Jan. 1.
[18.11.2015, 16:37] A Lufthansa flight that was travelling from Frankfurt to Tallinn with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on board was forced to make emergency landing in Berlin today, wrote ERR.
[17.11.2015, 12:43] Aleksander Veskilt, one of the last residents of Kopli Liinid, the area of rundown early 20th century workers barracks in Kopli, has been sold by the city, is refusing to leave and has sued the city, claiming that his eviction is illegal.
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