22.05.18 ... Encouraged by the success of the change at its Sikupilli location, Prisma has decided to switch its Lasnamäe and Mustika Centre supermarkets to 24-hour schedules as well.
21.05.18 ... The Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (EUIF) is to award a total of €11 million in contracts for Estonian language instruction to be conducted in Tallinn, Harju County and Ida-Viru County over the next four years in order to improve the language skills of job-seekers and prepare people for the Estonian language proficiency exam.
21.05.18 ... Industrial output in Estonia is up 2.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) since April last year, according to data from Statistics Estonia, though with a wide difference in performance across the four categories surveyed.
18.05.18 ... Listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp AS and its subsidiaries carried 1.9 million passengers in the first quarter of 2018, 0.5% less than during the same three-month period last year. Its unaudited revenue dropped 3.9% on year to €184.2 million.
17.05.18 ... The operating income of Enterprise Estonia in 2017 totaled €100.7 million and operating costs approximately €100 million, with the foundation's net gain for the year totaling €755,500.
17.05.18 ... According to organic area targets approved by the Estonian government on Thursday, it will be possible to grow or harvest organic products on at least 51 percent of Estonia's land area in 2021.
17.05.18 ... Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary was in Tallinn earlier this week. Ryanair brought 200,000 passengers to Tallinn in 2017 and is aiming at 300,000 for the ongoing year. In the longer perspective, Tallinn Airport may be a candidate for a new local hub for Ryanair, O'Leary said.
16.05.18 ... According to Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo (SDE), the priority of the Estonian government is to train and help find work first and foremost for Estonian information and communications technology (ICT) sector workers.
16.05.18 ... SEB has left Estonia's economic growth forecast for this year unchanged at 3.5 percent. Next year, the bank is expecting three percent growth in Estonia.
15.05.18 ... Construction of the proposed Tallinn-Helsinki railway tunnel would be contingent on private sector investments, but its completion would have wide-ranging positive impact on the Finnish and Estonian economies, the authors of a new report published on Tuesday said.
15.05.18 ... According to information released by Statistics Estonia on Tuesday morning, in the first quarter of 2018, the unemployment rate was 6.8 percent, the employment rate 66.6 percent, and the labor force participation rate 71.4 percent.
14.05.18 ... According to Swedbank chief economist Liis Elmik, one of the chief causes of Estonia's gender pay gap, which is the largest in Europe, is its long parental leave, which is one of the most generous in the world.
14.05.18 ... Cross-border alcohol trade on the Estonian-Latvian border accounted for 13 percent of Latvia's alcohol excise duty revenue in 2017, data from the Latvian State Revenue Service (VID) shows.
14.05.18 ... The shipping companies operating the Tallinn-Helsinki route confirm that their passenger numbers aren't growing as much as they used to, and that they are hoping for tourists from Asia visiting the area to make up for the otherwise lower numbers.
14.05.18 ... Estonia hails the preservation in the European Union's new multi-annual budget of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which is necessary for the construction of Rail Baltica, but considers the cuts in agricultural and cohesion policy to be too big, Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas said ahead of the meeting of the EU General Affairs Council in Brussels on Monday.
14.05.18 ... According to information released by Statistics Estonia on Monday morning, the average gross hourly earnings of female employees were 20.9 percent lower than the average gross hourly earnings of male employees. Following three years of decline, the gender pay gap last year remained at the same level on year.
13.05.18 ... In a recent address to representatives of employers in Estonia, Minister of the Interior Andres Anvelt (SDE) invited them to take part in the work of the ministry-led immigration work group, according to ministry spokespeople.
12.05.18 ... The foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, who met with their German colleague in Palanga on Friday, disagreed with him when it came to the Nord Stream 2 submarine gas pipeline planned to be built in the Baltic Sea by Russian gas company Gazprom.
12.05.18 ... Whilst the real estate market in apartments has been slowing down in Estonia recently, the market for land has seen an accompanying upturn, according to Estonian real estate portal KV.ee.
11.05.18 ... According to information released by Statistics Estonia on Friday, the average gross monthly income per employee in 2017 totaled €1,155, up 7.6 percent on year. The fastest growth of 8.6 percent was registered in the income of those under 25 years of age.
11.05.18 ... Carrying out the synchronization of the Baltics' power grids with Central Europe with two LitPol links is still the preferred option, as in addition to energy security concerns, it is also the most reasonable option in terms of costs, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson (Center) said.
10.05.18 ... The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has raised Estonia's economic growth forecast by 0.4 percent to 3.8 percent, thus forecasting Estonia's economic growth to be the fastest in the Baltic countries this year.
10.05.18 ... According to a report from Statistics Estonia, Estonian exports fell by 3% year on year (y-o-y) in March 2018. Conversely, imports into Estonia rose by 4% when compared with March 2017.
09.05.18 ... McDonald's partnered up with Estonian food delivery service Mychef.ee to begin offering delivery from four of its Tallinn locations last week.
08.05.18 ... The Estonian state-owned port company AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) on Tuesday announced its intention to list its shares on the Baltic main list of the Tallinn Stock Exchange.
08.05.18 ... A little over one million foreign tourists visited in Estonia in the first quarter of 2018, with numbers remaining steady on year. Compared to last year, the number of tourists to visit from Finland dropped eight percent, accounting for 37 percent of the total, while the number of visitors from other EU countries increased six percent.
08.05.18 ... According to information released by Statistics Estonia on Tuesday, the consumer price index (CPI) in April increased 0.4 percent compared to the previous month and 2.9 percent on year.
07.05.18 ... The revenue of Estonian mining and shale oil producer Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG) grew 11 percent on year to €49.5 million in the first quarter of 2018.
07.05.18 ... Estonia's KredEx Foundation began accepting applications on Monday for home grants for large families, the 2018 budget for which is €3 million. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 11.
07.05.18 ... According to Statistics Estonia, 239,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed overnight in March 2018, 5 percent more than in the same month of the previous year. The numbers of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.
05.05.18 ... U.S. biotech company Sweetwater Energy and Estonian wood pellet producer Graanul Invest are about to set up a wood fractionation plant able to process 50,000 tons of locally cut timber into different sugars and high purity lignin.
04.05.18 ... The average price of apartments in Tallinn per square meter rose by 7.5 percent year over year to €1,794 in April, numbers published by the Estonian Land Board show.
03.05.18 ... After expanding by almost 5 percent in 2017, GDP growth in Estonia is set to ease gradually to 3.7 percent in 2018 and to 2.8 percent in 2019, the European Commission says in its spring 2018 economic forecast.
02.05.18 ... Japanese car giant Toyota will no longer offer diesel cars to customers in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, leaving only hybrid and petrol engine cars in the selection. The company explained the decision with the decreasing interest in diesel-powered cars in the Baltic states.
02.05.18 ... Bravo Pharmaceuticals, owned by Indian businessman Rakesh Pandey and based in Estonia, has signed a joint venture deal with Uganda to build a pharmaceutical factory there. While the factory will produce drugs for the African market, it could also supply Estonia, ERR's "Aktuaalne kaamera" reported.
30.04.18 ... Nordica started operating its new flight connections to Copenhagen on Monday. It will fly to Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport up to 11 times a week.
30.04.18 ... According to Statistics Estonia, compared to March of the previous year the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased by 1 percent at constant prices. While in February the turnover increased by 3 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, the growth decelerated slightly in March.
30.04.18 ... Russian on-demand transportation service provider Yandex Taxi is about to start business in the Estonian capital on May 1. Yandex works exclusively with taxi companies that have the required permits. In Tallinn over 300 cars of ten partner companies will be linked up to the platform, the company announced on Monday.
30.04.18 ... According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2018, the production of industrial enterprises increased 8 percent compared to March 2017. Production increased in manufacturing as well in mining and in energy.
27.04.18 ... The savings rate of Estonian households has been catching up to the average EU level in recent years, the Bank of Estonia said on Friday.
27.04.18 ... The first quarter sales revenue of the Estonian state-owned energy group Eesti Energia in 2018 totaled €228.6 million, marking an increase of 6.2 percent on year, while net profits declined 16.1 percent to €40.5 million.
27.04.18 ... The Estonian government decided at its Thursday Cabinet meeting to put the Patarei Sea Fortress-Prison building up for auction under the condition that the buyer has to renovate the structure over the next six years as well as build a seaside promenade along the complex.
26.04.18 ... Estonian flag-carrier airline Nordica is launching a new direct route to Kiev on Thursday, flying to Zhuliany Airport, the Ukrainian capital's second-largest international airport, for the first time.
26.04.18 ... Danske Bank has confirmed that it is planning a gradual exit of the Baltic market, opting to focus, moving forward, exclusively on serving subsidiaries of Nordic customers as well as global corporations with significant presence in the Nordics.
25.04.18 ... In a bid to stem the use of illegal labor, the Ministry of the Interior is planning on making the use of illegal labor a criminal offense, increasing fines for businesses, enabling the imposition of prohibitions on business and engaging in enterprise on business operators alongside the compulsory dissolution of a business and its removal from public procurements.
24.04.18 ... Nordea raised its economic growth forecast for Estonia's 2018 GDP from its January estimate of 3.7 percent to 3.9 percent.
24.04.18 ... The Estonian unit of Scandinavian banking group Swedbank earned a profit of €47 million in the first quarter of 2018, marking a 5.7 percent increase on year driven by higher incomes and lower expenses.
23.04.18 ... Estonian Railways (EVR), the Estonian state-owned railway infrastructure company, is to begin repairwork on the Tallinn-Keila-Riisipere section of rail beginning with Riisipere Station next Monday.
23.04.18 ... A subsidiary of Estonian logistics company GTS Express entered into a cooperation contract with a Chinese company in the framework of which initially two trains from Xian per week should begin arriving in Muuga beginning in June.
22.04.18 ... Hiiumaa Municipality has gathered feedback and information regarding losses incurred by business-owners and residents as well as visitors of the island in connection with difficult transport conditions in recent months.