ERR - For the third straight year, Freedom House's recent survey indicates Estonia has the greatest internet freedom in the world.
EMT AS was declared the Most Competitive Company 2012 already for the second consecutive year at the gala reception held at the Estonia Concert Hall on 20 September 2012. EMT also won in the category of communications and IT-service.
BBN - “The whole Northern Europe and Estonia are some sort of an oasis. It’s a fact that other economies elsewhere are doing much worse than Scandinavia and Estonia. We are enjoying this situation and praying that is remains like that,” Jüri Käo, one of Estonia’s most powerful businessmen, told Äripäev.
ERR - President Toomas Hendrik Ilves signed the European Stability Mechanism ratification instrument into law today.
ERR - Russia was the biggest export destination for Estonian goods in July, according to Statistics Estonia. It was the first time that had happened and represented a 35 percent increase compared to the same month last year.
BBN - Starbucks, one of the world’s most famous coffee chains, may be expanding to Estonia and has already been studying the Estonian market.
ERR - The power transmission capacity between Estonia and Latvia is more limited than normal due to an uncoordinated maintenance shutdown of a 330-kilowatt power line in Russia.
ERR - Immigrant-unfriendly circumstances are hindering Skype Estonia from recruiting IT developers from abroad, according to the company.
ERR - hief among the issues to be discussed at the June 28-29 meetings is a plan authored by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and the heads of the European Commission, European Central Bank and the Euro Group to, as some see it, increase federal control over the countries in the euro area and reduce national sovereignty.
ERR - Minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies of the conservative Kokoomus told Turku-based daily Turun Sanomat that he plans to introduce the proposal to the cabinet for discussion, saying it would encourage companies to invest rather than withdraw profits.
WSJ Online - Estonia is the 132nd-smallest country in the world by land mass, yet it produces more start-ups per head of population than any other country in Europe. It has a population the size of Copenhagen but has one of the world's most advanced e-governments.
ERR - Newly sworn-in central bank governor Ardo Hansson, one of the architects of Estonia's 1990s monetary reform, has sounded off on this week's public clash over economic paradigms, underlining that a Keynesian approach may not even be an option for larger countries.
Globalpost.com - TALLINN, Estonia — It’s the euro zone Jim, but not as we know it.
Sixteen months after it joined the struggling currency bloc, Estonia is booming. The economy grew 7.6 percent last year, five times the euro-zone average.
Straitstimes - FROM all accounts, Singapore is doing well in trading with China, the United States, India, Japan and Asean.
Estonia has made progress over the last decade in terms of improving the quality of life of its citizens. Until the financial crisis of 2008, the economy had seen recordbreaking growth. Notwithstanding, Estonia still ranks low in a large number of topics relative to most other countries in the Better Life Index.
ERR - The Raybike, a new type of scooter, has been selected as the winner of this year's Ajujaht (Brain Hunt), a competition for innovative entrepreneurs with a 20,000-euro award.
ERR - A delegation from the Leningrad Oblast in noerthwestern Russia is visiting Lääne-Viru County to familiarize with local agriculture and food production.
ERR - The government of Azerbaijan has launched a public online service site developed by Estonian software firms.
ERR - For the fourth consecutive month, Estonia topped the Eurozone's annual inflation rankings in April with a 4.3 percent price increase, recently published data by Eurostat reveal.
ERR - A panel discussion titled "The Eurozone: Out of the Woods or Out of Order?" was one of the main events at the Lennart Meri Conference in Tallinn on Saturday.
ERR - The Ministry of Economic Affairs has made a proposal to the Cabinet for Estonia to participate at the 2015 Expo world fair in Italy, which would cost the state an estimated 3.7 million euros.
ERR - Airlines from Singapore, Oman and Qatar will participate at a two-day aviation conference in Tallinn on May 20 to 22 to start negotiations for opening new routes with Estonian Air.
Tradingfloor.com - Peter Garnry
Non-Independent Investment Reseach
The debt crisis in Europe is still on and the overhang from our reckless spending in governments and households will haunt us for years, maybe even decades. The hangover will be worst for the most indebted countries, predominantly peripheral countries and French-speaking countries (France and Belgium). Our current situation is a cancer brought about by two main catalysts: dysfunctional labour market laws and a reckless spending culture fueled by disregard for savings and investment. Estonia has completely avoided this cancer and the country's model should be considered the future model of Europe.
EUROVIEWS - Estonia has a long history of both emigration and immigration that has coincided with periods of colonization, independence and occupation. The other period added to this list can be – euro crisis. High prices, austerity measures, bitterness of helping technically richer southern countries, and other disappointments that the euro brought to Estonia encourage Estonians to pack their bags and leave to pursue their happiness in other countries.
BBN - According to a study of the Development Fund, Estonia should have at least two to three times more IT specialists than at present, writes Äripäev.