Estonia Post Times

Tue, 11 May 2021 13:24:18 +0300
Port of Tallinn offering plot for national opera
Valdo Kalm, a member of management board of the Port of Tallinn, would be happy to see the new opera house built on the waterfront yet the national opera seems uninterested.

Mon, 10 May 2021 17:26:20 +0300
Central bank: Estonia needs a debate about taxation system
Rasmus Kattai, an economist of the Bank of Estonia, said in an interview to Postimees that a debate over taxation is inevitable, since the expenses of the state have been exceeding revenues for a long time already.

Thu, 06 May 2021 13:43:00 +0300
Only the Võru county and the islands are all right
The general indicators of the spreading of corona virus have flattened out, says Krista Fischer, a member of the Science Council and professor of mathematical statistics of Tartu University. However, when observing regions individually, infection is ...

Wed, 05 May 2021 16:12:00 +0300
Auditor General Janar Holm: the vaccine stocks are too large
Auditor General Janar Holm said in a live broadcast "Otse Postimehest", that it is reasonable to keep the vaccine stock, but questionable is, as much.

Wed, 05 May 2021 11:17:00 +0300
Estonia dropped one level from very high risk level
Prime Minister Kaja Kallas presented in early April the white book, according to which the corona virus situation in the society can be rated by a four-level colour code. While Estonia’s risk level was initially in the red zone and we reached the b...

Tue, 04 May 2021 19:00:39 +0300
Estonia Theatre’s annex gets cooling-off time
The parliamentary Cultural Affairs Committee decided to recommend to the plenum that two regional projects should be declared cultural construction projects of national significance besides the two main favourites. This move brought the greatest publ...

Mon, 03 May 2021 17:13:16 +0300
Ministries trying to hide budget cuts until election
The state budget strategy approved by the government on Thursday plans to make cuts amounting to 60.4 million euros. The ministries are trying to hide the precise places where the axe would fall, but some painful cuts are already clear.

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:41:17 +0300
Loss-making Tallink hopeful that travelling will restart in summer
Tallink, having reported a 34 million euro quarterly loss, is hopefully looking towards summer. Paavo Nõgene, chairman of the management board of Tallink Grupp, said that they hope to realize at least some plans prepared for the summer season.

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 13:55:00 +0300
Minister: some 60 million must be cut
Interview with Minister of Finance Keit Pentus-Rosimannus.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:53:00 +0300
New start-up brings the e-state closer to the people
The purpose of the start-up StateOS and its eponymous application is to reverse the current model of providing e-services – in other words, in the future people would not look for information and services, but vice versa.

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 15:35:15 +0300
Government to permit final-year students to resume contact learning from May 3
The Estonian governments will enable for final-year students to switch back to contact learning from May 3, instruction must be provided in accordance with all COVID-19 safety rules.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:24:27 +0300
Russia’s neighbors hiking defense spending
Research fellow at the International Center for Defense and Security (ICDS) Martin Hurt said on the “Otse Postimehest” webcast on Thursday that while fiscal balance matters, it is not as important as national defense.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:16:28 +0300
Spending cuts idea startles defense experts
The Ministry of Finance’s proposal for a universal spending cut in all areas for the 2022 and 2023 state budgets has left defense experts worried.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:05:33 +0300
Eve Peeterson: Estonia is better than Silicon Valley
Estonia has one of the highest number unicorns per capita and as has been referred to as Europe’s Silicon Valley. Head of Startup Estonia Eve Peeterson said on “Otse Postimehest” that while people are familiar with Silicon Valley, she would go ...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 11:10:09 +0300
Restrictions to be relaxed in 2 stages starting from April 26
The Estonian government is gradually relaxing anti-COVID-19 restrictions starting from April 26; stores will be permitted to open and primary school children switch back to contact learning from May 3.

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:48:45 +0300
Seer ready for major challenge
Vaccination in the COVID-19 pandemic reached a new level on Monday when Marek Seer was appointed head of a nationwide vaccination organization working group. Seer, who has served on the board of the Tartu University Hospital and headed the Valga Hosp...

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:41:20 +0300
Tiny part of half a million in salary hikes donated
The salaries of ministers, the president and MPs were hiked by €321-494 a month due to indexation last April. While many politicians promised to donate the advance to show solidarity with the people in the coronavirus crisis, it now turns out donat...

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:41:56 +0300
Valdo Põder: Police officers mocked all day
Valdo Põder, head of the North Police Prefecture’s maintenance of law and order bureau, said on the “Otse Postimehest” webcast that forceful police tactics deployed on Toompea Hill on Sunday were his decision and that he sees no reason to resi...

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:29:52 +0300
EKRE scores and promises to back down
The saga of amending the Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Act (NETS) is coming to a close. While head of the opposition Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) Riigikogu group Henn Põlluaas still said that bill 347 SE will be frozen in parl...

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:06:27 +0300
Kallas: Opening schools conceivable
Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said on the “Otse Postimehest” webcast on Tuesday that regionally opening schools is possible and that the government will return to the matter next week.

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:34:06 +0300
ISS chief: Toompea protests not curated from Moscow
There have been attempts to attach all manner of theories to protests in Tallinn that have now lasted for a fortnight, down to the unrest being orchestrated from the Kremlin. Director General of the Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS) Arnold Sin...

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:21:28 +0300
«We will recruit retired Defense Forces members for a new country»
Looking for the organizer of the Toompea Hill protests that have lasted for nearly two weeks now, conspiracy theorist William Koval points us to Center Party reject Tanel Gabtšenko – a 32-year-old man with basic education who believes he knows how...

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 17:26:10 +0300
Mayeri wrestling with sludge and ecolabel
Well-known Estonian washing and cleaning products manufacturer Mayeri has been caught violating environmental regulations on several occasions in the past year and continues to sell ecolabel products despite a corresponding ban.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 10:53:54 +0300
Opening for an invasion
The situation is becoming increasingly tense on Ukraine’s eastern border. While Ukraine claims Russia has consciously put a strain on the eastern part of the country and troop movements have given rise to rumors of the war picking up again, the Kre...

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:31:13 +0300
Finance minister: Situation complicated but growth incoming
Minister of Finance Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said that the ministry’s spring economic forecast holds encouraging news on the backdrop of over a year of uncertainty.