01.08.2013 Postimees: In search of a cheap European country

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.

27.06.2013 What is Stopping Municipalities from Promoting Local Entrepreneurship

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.

27.06.2013 Opening of the Business Season at the Tallinn Botanic Garden

27.06.2013 Many New Amendments to Enter Into Force on 1 July

23.06.2013 Croatian Business Morning

29.05.2013 Statistics on Value Added Tax Collection Does Not Allow Concluding That There Are Problems

28.05.2013 Changes in the Alcohol Act Increase Obligations of Retail Sellers of Alcohol

28.05.2013 17th Tennis Tournament of the Chamber

09.04.2013 Estonian-Indian Business Forum “Business Opportunities in India”

09.04.2013 Belgian Companies Looking for Cooperation Partners in Estonia

09.04.2013 Czech-Estonian Business Forum

09.04.2013 Chamber Against Taxing Dividends With Social Tax

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.

20.03.2013 Opening of Tallinn European School

12.03.2013 Chinese Economic Forum Opened by Estonian and Finnish MPs

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.

28.02.2013 Furnishing textiles B2B at PROPOSTE 2013 fair in Cernobbio, Italy, 8-9 May 2013

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.

28.02.2013 Retailers’ B2B at Europa Markt 2013, 2-4 May 2013, Magdeburg, Germany

“Europa Markt 2013” will bring Europe to the people. Sellers from several European countries or regions will offer typical products to consumers.

28.02.2013 Nordic-Baltic Cluster-to-Cluster conference and matchmaking, 9-10 April 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark

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.

27.02.2013 EU-Central America: Breaking ground - A first bi-regional relations agreement takes shape - 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.

27.02.2013 Finland might follow Estonian income tax system

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.

24.02.2013 Record number of new companies established in 2012

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.

20.02.2013 Entrepreneurs expect the state to develop a systematic entrepreneurship strategy

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.

14.02.2013 Estonia could become a transport partner for India

Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s business delegation of 25 entrepreneurs accompanied Estonian Foreign Minister Mr. Urmas Paet during his visit to India and Sri Lanka. The majority of entrepreneurs participating in the delegation represented logistics companies.

01.02.2013 Information Day: Entering developing markets with the help of the World Bank

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) want to help Estonian companies explore business opportunities in developing markets.

31.01.2013 Brokerage events at CeBIT and Ecobuild fairs

31.01.2013 Chamber opposes planned Tourism Act amendments

The Ministry of the Interior is planning to amend the Tourism Act, among other changes, the new regulation would establish an obligation for accommodation establishments to forward personal data of guests to the database of law enforcement authorities. By now the Chamber has submitted its opinion on the planned changes to the Ministry, opposing such changes.

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