EstoniaLatest news regarding the land of the eestlased

  • Ministers ramp up 'divide and conquer' Brexit charm offensiveThe EU has given a lukewarm reaction to the Government's "divide and conquer" charm offensive as a fourth round of Brexit talks got under way. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis are meeting EU ministers this week to bolster support for the UK following the Prime Minister's Florence speech. — Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:45:19 GMT (via This Is London)
  • [Ticker] No immediate declaration after Tallinn digital summitThe Estonian presidency will write a report about the debate on Europe's digital future after Friday's summit in Tallinn, but the summit itself will not produce a written text, a source close to the presidency told journalists in a briefing. Estonian prime minister Juri Ratas will "draw oral conclusions" in the closing press conference, the source added. — Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:27:46 GMT (via EUobserver)
  • Estonian provider of aviation ground power solutions Electroair expands in AsiaElectroair OU, Estonian provider of ground power unit solutions for the aviation sector, began supplying its products to new markets in Asia this year and wishes to become listed on the Tallinn stock exchange within the next two years, writes LETA/BNS.... — Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:35:08 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • EU threatens to scupper PM's plan for two-year transitionEU threatens to scupper PM's plan for a two-year transition unless Britain gives more ground in Brexit talks Brussels warned yesterday that it will block Theresa May 's call for a Brexit transition deal unless the UK caves in during negotiations. In a fiery opening to the latest round of talks, the EU threatened to thwart the arrangement unless Britain first agrees to pay a huge 'divorce' bill and accept Brussels' rules during this time. — Tue, 26 Sep 2017 01:24:37 GMT (via Daily Mail)
  • Estonian court closes proceeding regarding people tried in Liviko competition casePeople tried on competition related charges in a case centered on the Tallinn-based alcohol producer Liviko will escape sentences as the court at the end of last week terminated criminal proceedings with regard to them due to lack of public interest, reports LETA/BNS.... — Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:05:49 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Monese boards Brexit battle bus... ongside some basic profile information. Monese currently has 170,000 users. The team is based in London and Tallinn, Estonia, and since closing a Series A round last year, has grown to a team size of 90. — Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:27:00 GMT (via Finextra Research news)
  • [Agenda] Macron speech and Catalan vote This Week... the EU by the end of the year. EU leaders will have a chance to digest his ideas at informal talks in the capital of Estonia, the EU presidency country, on Thursday and Friday. The Tallinn Digital Summit is meant to discuss EU policy on digital ... — Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:46:15 GMT (via EUobserver)
  • Minister Martirosyan meets with EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc in TallinnArmenpress News Agency , Armenia September 23, 2017 Saturday Minister Martirosyan meets with EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc in Tallinn YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 23, ARMENPRESS. Armenia's minister of transport, communication and information technologies Vahan Martirosyan met with EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc on the sidelines of 'Connecting Europe' conference in Estonia's capital Tallinn, press service of the ministry told Armenpress. — Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:25:53 GMT (via Groong)
  • Armenia and Slovenia signed an agreement on international road...... meeting of the Eastern Partnership Transport Ministers is organized by the European Union under the chairmanship of Estonia in the EU Parliament. It follows the Sofia Regional Investment Conference and aims to support the expansion of the "TEN-T" ... — Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:21:19 GMT (via Groong)
  • Ireland says 'lot of work' needed to move to next phase of Brexit talksIreland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney attends an informal meeting of European Union Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Tallinn, Estonia September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins DUBLIN: Ireland's foreign minister on Friday welcomed Theresa May's speech in Florence calling for a Brexit transition deal, but said a lot of work was still required before the EU could move on to the next phase of talks with Britain. — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:52:05 GMT (via
  • Syrian refugee in Estonia jailed for setting wife on fire... in March. The couple's child, who was also in the apartment at the time of the blaze, was unharmed. They arrived in Estonia as quota refugees from Greece in June 2016. — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:34:54 GMT (via Stars and Stripes)
  • The Graphene Flagship takes technology innovation to the Tallinn Digital SummitThe Graphene Flagship will exhibit key technological advances enabled by graphene and related materials at the Tallinn Digital Summit on 29 September 2017. This event, held under the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union, is a forum for Heads of State and Government from across Europe to discuss digital innovation and Europe's digital future. — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT (via EurekAlert!)
  • U.S. Tech Giants in EU Sights as Tax Clampdown Takes Shape... though momentum has picked up across the EU to tackle this issue, some of the finance ministers meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, last week said it should be dealt with at a global level instead. Any opposition will affect the ultimate legislation since ... — Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:45:03 GMT (via The WHIR)
  • Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Communication on A Fair and...We have adopted a Communication that describes the challenges Member States are facing when taxing the digital economy and trying to ensure that profits are taxed where they are earned. I would like to thank Commissioner Moscovici and his team for the good cooperation on this file. — Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:32:41 GMT (via PressReleasePoint)
  • Elephants in the room at Tallinn's bid for digital glory... hijacked by matters more prosaic. This was not the plan. The informal summit on 29 September is supposed to showcase Estonia's six-month rotating presidency of the EU, and let the small Baltic state of 1.32m people offer the union's leaders its big ... — Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:51:51 GMT (via Financial Times)
  • The Voyages Issue: How Do Families Around the World Spend Their Vacations?In the deciduous forests of southern Estonia, small cabins made of logs layered with moss dot the countryside. These are the smoke saunas - places to bathe bodies and cleanse spirits. — Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:16:58 GMT (via The New York Times)
  • Fleep launches paid subscription, offering admin control to organisationsThis week sees Fleep enhance its free project based communication solution by rolling out "Fleep for Business" as a paid subscription. TALLINN, Estonia - Sept. — Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:03:12 GMT (via PR Log)
  • EU still divided over curbing power subsidies with CO2 cap... Poland, which gets around 90% of its electricity from coal, came out against it but coal-lite countries like Estonia and Latvia supported the idea. Germany and Finland backed the proposal in theory but have attached conditions to their support, ... — Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:07:19 GMT (via
  • Elite anti-terrorist units from Europe train in SlovakiaThe LeA A training centre sees a special exercise for the members of anti-terrorist units from eight European countries. More than 20 elite units registered for the exercise taking place on September 20 and trained in standard operational procedures aimed at dealing with high-profile incidents taking place in buildings with the use of special technology. — Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:13:58 GMT (via Slovak Spectator)
  • EU Seeks Legislative Changes To Avoid Disputes Over Nordstream 2 PipelineThe European Union's top energy official said the bloc's legislative body will seek legal changes to avoid some of the controversy surrounding a new Russian-backed undersea pipeline. Speaking at an informal EU meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, on September 20, Canete told reporters that the bloc's executive office is waiting for backing from member states to negotiate with Russia over the pipeline, known as Nordstream 2. When completed in 2019, it will run directly from Russia, under the Baltic Sea, into Germany, bypassing several European transit countries. — Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:38:18 GMT (via Weekday Magazine)

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