20.04.2012 President of Estonia: “Thank you for going. And even more for coming back”

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.

13.04.2012 Study: Estonia needs two or three times more IT specialists

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.

13.04.2012 Baltics Adopt Joint Declaration on EU Agriculture Subsidies

ERR - Parliament committees from the three Baltic states adopted a declaration today, drawing attention to unequal distribution of EU agricultural subsidies among member states.

05.04.2012 Foreign companies move their backoffices to Estonia

BBN - More and more foreign companies are discovering Estonia as a provider of share services functions, writes Äripäev.

05.04.2012 Quality of Life Stagnant Despite Fast Economic Growth

ERR - Statistics Estonia senior analyst Silja Karu says last year's fast-paced economic growth did not improve quality of life for Estonians because prices rose faster than earnings.

02.04.2012 Economic Confidence Grows in March

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.

02.04.2012 Ministry Discusses Common Sales Law with Traders

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.

16.03.2012 Foreign Companies More Influential in Export

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.

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 Scores Investment from Entrepreneurs Fund Published: 03.02.2012 09:36

ERR -, 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.

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