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16.03.2012 Estonia Leads Eurozone in Labor Cost Growth

ERR - The cost of employing workers in Estonia rose 7.2 percent between the final quarters of 2010 and 2011, the biggest jump in the Eurozone.

08.03.2012 National Carrier Continues Developing Regional Strength

ERR - The second of the four Embraer 170 aircraft leased from Finnair arrived on March 7, allowing Estonian Air to continue implementing its strategy for competing with low-cost carriers on regional routes.

08.03.2012 Baltic PMs Confirm Support to Lithuanian Nuclear Project

ERR - Baltic prime ministers affirmed their support today for the construction of the five-billion euro Visaginas nuclear power plant in Lithuania by 2020.

07.03.2012 Housing, Food and Fuel Put CPI Growth at 4.2%

ERR - Estonia's consumer price index was up by 4.2 percent in February compared to the same month of last year, with the increases largely helped along by rising housing costs, Statistics Estonia has said.

07.03.2012 Estonia Should Train More Career IT People - Executive

ERR - Estonia should increase state funding in IT field education to be able to bring in work to the country as well as export specialists, said a regional executive of a business software giant.

23.02.2012 Average Monthly Wage Grows in Q4

ERR - The average gross monthly wage in the fourth quarter of 2011 stood at 864 euros, 6.3 percent higher than in the same period the year before, according to Statistics Estonia.

20.02.2012 Bill Seeks to End Soft Line on Residence Permits for Entrepreneurs

ERR - The Ministry of the Interior has submitted a bill that tightens the conditions for granting temporary residence permits to foreign business people.

20.02.2012 Tourism Sector Sets Modest Expectations for 2012

ERR - Although last year was exceptionally good for the tourism sector, the expectations set for 2012 are humble, said Feliks Mägus, chairman of the Hotel and Restaurant Association. 

09.02.2012 New Europe Venture Contest event in Tallinn

Warsaw Stock Exchange and New Europe Events have a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the New Europe Venture Contest Semi-Final conference on February 15, 2012 in Swissôtel Tallinn, Estonia.

09.02.2012 McAfee Report: Estonia a 'Frontrunner' in Cyber Security

ERR - A new report commissioned by the computer security company McAfee ranks Estonia as having a reliable cyber security structure.

09.02.2012 Fits.me Scores Investment from Entrepreneurs Fund Published: 03.02.2012 09:36

ERR - Fits.me, a company that develops robotic fitting technology for clothing sales over the internet, has received the financial backing of the London-based Entrepreneurs Fund.

09.02.2012 1/3 of Companies Ended 2010 in Loss

ERR - More than one in three of enterprises finished in the red in 2010, according to a senior statistician at Statistics Estonia.

08.02.2012 Annual Consumer Price Growth Hits 4.5% in January

ERR - Consumer prices in January were up 4.5 percent compared the same month of last year, with the growth fueled to a large extent by rising energy costs, Statistics Estonia has announced.

08.02.2012 Spanish Hello Kitty Factory Says Hello to Tallinn

ERR - Spanish manufacturer Atienza & Climent Group will open a new factory in Tallinn next week specializing in the production of plastic toys, including those under the popular Hello Kitty brand.

31.01.2012 Estonia Clocks 18% Industrial Production Growth in 2011

ERR - Estonia's industrial production volumes finished up 18 percent higher last year compared to the year prior, Statistics Estonia has announced, though the bang seen in early 2011 has since turned to a whimper.

31.01.2012 Government 'Seeking to Trade' Emissions Credits for Hybrid Cars

ERR - The government may sign another carbon credits deal with an unnamed Japanese corporation, in exchange for 150 hybrid cars for public sector employees.

30.01.2012 Parliament Committee Passes EU Fiscal Treaty

ERR - Parliament's committee on European affairs approved the European Union's new fiscal treaty draft, which would instate more stringent penalties for violations of budget deficit and public debt ceilings.

25.01.2012 E-Business Registry Launches English-Language Version

ERR - The e-Business Registry began keeping English-language records of company profiles as of this month.

24.01.2012 Consumer Confidence Improves, Remains Below Average

ERR - Consumer confidence improved in January compared to the previous month but is still below the long-term average, the Institute of Economic Research reported.

20.01.2012 Tallinn Tech Students Visit Silicon Valley

ERR - Tallinn University of Technology is sending three students on a week-long trip to Silicon Valley in April, to help develop a new technological concept.

19.01.2012 Paet Joins Finnish Minister for Indonesia Visit

ERR - Foreign Minister Urmas Paet of Estonia and Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb of Finland will join forces to cut a new export path to Indonesia on January 23 to 26.

13.01.2012 Nation Holds Stable in Competitiveness Rankings

ERR - Estonia improved its ranking in the World Economic Forum's international competitiveness index, published on Thursday.

10.01.2012 Number of Tax Debtors Drops 15% in 2011

ERR - The number of tax debtors had shrunk to 50,300 by the close of 2011, a 15 percent decline from the beginning of the year, according to the Tax and Customs Board.

09.01.2012 Economists Ponder Reasons for Higher Cost of Capital for Companies

ERR - Despite many sound economic indicators, the cost of credit for companies in Estonia appears to be higher than in many other countries. Some experts question the statistical methods while others say it is due to the ownership structure of banks.

05.01.2012 Nordic Interest in Estonia Growing

ERR - SEB Estonia Bank Manager Riho Unt said yesterday that, in the last quarter of 2011, there were 30% more Nordic company bank accounts opened in SEB as compared to the same quarter previous year.

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