ERR - While confidence in the economy generally worsened across the EU between February and March, in Estonia it took a turn for the better, figures released yesterday by the European Commission show.
ERR - Estonian retailers feel differences in sales law in the EU are hampering their access to many markets abroad, according to the Justice Ministry, which met with several business associations to discuss progress toward this aspect of the single market.
ERR - According to Statistics Estonia, 11,909 companies exported goods in 2011, of which half were located in Harju County. The share of non-resident companies in that total was 15 percent, more than a year ago.
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.
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.
ERR - Baltic prime ministers affirmed their support today for the construction of the five-billion euro Visaginas nuclear power plant in Lithuania by 2020.
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.
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.
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.
ERR - The Ministry of the Interior has submitted a bill that tightens the conditions for granting temporary residence permits to foreign business people.
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.
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ERR - A new report commissioned by the computer security company McAfee ranks Estonia as having a reliable cyber security structure.
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.
ERR - More than one in three of enterprises finished in the red in 2010, according to a senior statistician at Statistics Estonia.
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.
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.
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.
ERR - The government may sign another carbon credits deal with an unnamed Japanese corporation, in exchange for 150 hybrid cars for public sector employees.
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.
ERR - The e-Business Registry began keeping English-language records of company profiles as of this month.
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.
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.
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.
ERR - Estonia improved its ranking in the World Economic Forum's international competitiveness index, published on Thursday.