Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry opened the traditional business season on 31 August at the Tallinn Botanic Gardens. In his opening speech, Chairman of the Board of the Chamber, Toomas Luman called upon the politicians to start more substantial discussions ahead of the coming elections, and not to increase costs related to administration of the state. The opening of the business season of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a symbolic end to the holiday season and beginning of the new business season.
On the 13th of September University of Tartu, University of Tallinn, Tallinn Univesity of Technology and Estonian School of Diplomacy are launching a year long joint training programme TRADERUN, free of charge. Registration begins on the 15th of August.
Estonia has become the most expensive country in the Eastern part of the European Union, Poland being cheapest. As confirmed by personal experience and fresh Eurostat data.
On 20 June, the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented a survey Local Municipality as Promoter of Entrepreneurship. The aim of the survey was to map the attitudes of local municipalities and their activities in supporting entrepreneurship. In total 161 municipalities answered to the questions, which is 71% of all municipalities.
The Board of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry discussed the recent proposal to tax dividends paid by entrepreneurs with social tax. The Board of the Chamber unanimously found that such change would not consider the general structure and taxation principles of Estonian companies and decided not to support the idea.
Asian Forum II, a forum on Chinese economy is taking place today, on 7 March. The opening speeches will be made by Mr. Marko Mihkelson, member of Estonian Parliament as well as Mr. Markus Lohi, member of the Finnish Parliament and Mrs. Elisabeth Nilsson, Governor of the Östergötland County in Sweden.
The Partnering Event will target furnishing fabrics, curtains and trimmings, namely PROPOSTE exhibitors, home textile manufacturers from Europe and beyond interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners.
“Europa Markt 2013” will bring Europe to the people. Sellers from several European countries or regions will offer typical products to consumers.
Baltic Sea Region International Cluster-to-Cluster Matchmaking and Conference…..
….is a conference dedicated to matching clusters (and SME networks) in the Baltic Sea Region with each other, and support them in finding relevant funding for international activities. This two-day event gives both insight into funding schemes dedicated to clusters (such as BSR Innovation Express) and a unique opportunity to establish international collaboration with other clusters.
Neurope.eu - The EU’s Association Agreement with Central America is a comprehensive instrument that addresses political dialogue, free trade and cooperation. These three complementary components are the driving force of this new generation compact, the first region-to-region instrument for both Europe and Central America. It is also the logical next step in the evolution of our long relationship.
Estonian income tax system is not perfect, but its principles are right, finds the recently elected Undersecretary of State of the Finnish Ministry of Finance in the cover story of Finnish paper Kauppalehti on 21.02.2013.
In 2012, nearly 18,600 new companies were established in Estonia, which is 800 more than a year earlier. Increase in the number of new companies is a clear indication of higher entrepreneurial activity among Estonians as well as improved business environment.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is working on Entrepreneurship Growth Strategy 2014-2020. The Ministry’s vision is to integrate innovative and reliable Estonian entrepreneurs to international business environment; and to develop a public sector that supports entrepreneurship and competitiveness.