Outgoing Minister of Culture Rein Lang who handed in his letter of resignation yesterday made, as promised, a 30-minute speech to Parliament in which he said that his arch enemy was online media and blamed three counterparts: media, PR people and Social Democrats.COMMENTS (1)
The central government has been forced to swallow a bitter bill when the Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal over the ownership of the building of House of Blackheads, reports ERR.
Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has announced today that he and his cabinet will resign over the collapse of the Maxima supermarket building in Riga last week which killed 54 people.
Average monthly gross wages in Estonia were EUR 930 in the third quarter, an annual increase of 8.8%.COMMENTS (2)
Enterprise Estonia has suspended the promotion campaign aimed at Russian tourists which featured singing Matrjoshkas and carried the slogan „A holiday in Estonia for you and your 75 friends,” writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (5)
Culture Minister Rein Lang said yesterday on ETV that he will resign in the light of the scandal surrounding the leadership change at a publicly funded culture weekly Sirp.COMMENTS (1)
One of Estonia's most powerful businessmen, Ain Hanschmidt, says that Estonia cannot develop further without borrowing and proposes to issue government bonds.COMMENTS (9)
The parliament will today start reading a draft amendment to the water act and waste act that, if passed, would benefit Estonian businessman Margus Linnamäe who owns 50 hectares of waterfront land on the Paljassaare peninsula in Tallinn next to the wastewater treatment plant of Tallinna Vesi, but may push up water and wastewater tariffs, writes Äripäev.
Court has ordered the tax authority to pay back a million euros to Estonian businessman Igor Izraeljan who owns Technomar & Adrem which produces parquet floorboards.
Estonian media have been shocked at yesterday’s news that Harju county court judge Anu Uritam banned Katariina Krjutškova, an investigative journalist of Äripäev, from the hearing of the Autorollo case, writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (1)
Finnish-born investment banker Joakim Helenius says that the idea of linking Tallinn with Helsinki by a tunnel should be promote more, Äripäev wrote.COMMENTS (19)
Transport businessman Oleg Ossinovski denied real estate developer Hillar Teder the chance to win the Äripäev richlist for the third year running, writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (1)
Businessman Toomas Luman has acquired the 15% holding in Nordic Contractors, parent company of listed Estonian builder Nordecon, from his business partner Mait Schmidt, writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (1)
Opposition had a field day last week when it was found out that Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar had recorded as his official place of residence in Tallinn an apartment that belongs to Tõnis Sõõrumaa, son of Urmas Sõõrumaa, writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (1)
The Norwegian media group Schibsted announced yesterday that it had sold its Estonian media operations to Estonian owners, writes Eesti Päevaleht.COMMENTS (2)
According to the second estimates of Statistics Estonia, the Estonian economy expanded just 1% in the 2nd quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter in the previous year.COMMENTS (3)
The appointment of Dennis Presnetsov as the new principal of Läänemere upper basic school in Lasnamäe raises doubts.COMMENTS (1)
Swedbank AB has sold its 50 percent stake in real estate developer Arealis to Toomas Luman which then transferred it to Natalia Levina, daughter of a Russian millionaire, writes Äripäev Online.COMMENTS (6)
Private passenger rail carrier Edelaraudtee that belongs to Estonian businessman Marcel Vichmann is claiming 5 million euros from the state, writes Postimees.COMMENTS (1)
Denmark’s TV program Kontant that focuses on consumer issues reported in April that two Danish businessmen Morten Flendt and Oyvind Hjulmand who are residents in Estonia are behind Internet websites that in Denmark and Italy enable users to assess their second-hand cars seemingly for free, but later charge the user EUR 60, writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (2)
Parties on power have adopted a wait-and-see approach to the new bold local government reform that would cut the number of municipalities four times, from 226 to 60 by 2017, writes Postimees.
Kristi Liiva, organiser of Arvamusfestival 2013, Estonia’s first two-day opinion festival held in Paide, said that the event was visited by about 2,000 people and could be considered a success.
Sten Tamkivi, the former long-time executive of Skype in Estonia, has been hired by US ventural capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (1)
Estonian businessman Kaido Jõeleht is planning to develop a business and office district in Tallinn in Filtri street that may cost 150 million euros, writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (1)
Estonian media company Eesti Meedia that belongs to listed Norwegian media conglomerate Schibsted is preparing a management buyout, writes Äripäev.
Olympic Entertainment Group, the Estonian gaming operator, announced today it will develop a new upscale hotel to be operated by Hilton Worldwide in Tallinn.
One of Tallinn Old Town’s classiest hotels, Three Sisters, has recently changed ownership as former owner Johannes Wientjes has been forced to give control over the luxury accommodation establishment to a company owned by former police commissioner Veiko Kulla, writes Äripäev.COMMENTS (12)