In Estonia

Wed, 2 Apr 2014, Estonia submits final census report to Eurostat…

In those seven years, nearly 2700 people across Estonia participated in the census. “The data collected, could fill about 90 encyclopaedias, there is now a thorough and a very detailed datab...

Wed, 2 Apr 2014, Sales increase from 2013 levels…

Sales increased in most economic activities. Only retail sales in non-specialized stores selling predominantly industrial goods (e.g. department stores) were 7% smaller than in February of the p...

Wed, 5 Mar 2014, Ansip keeps promise: ‘It’s time to go’…

I have always tried to keep my promises. So today is the day that I can assure you. On Shrove Tuesday, I will hand my resignation application to the president of the Republic.” Looking ahe...

Wed, 5 Mar 2014, EU funds spending agreed…

Estonia gets 5.9 billion euros, during the same period we pay in 1.4 billion euros,” Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said at a government press conference. “The 5.9 billion that we defini...

Wed, 5 Mar 2014, Immunity withdrawal sought for 3 MPs…

for them asking Ivor Onksion to illegally enter the e-mail account of Hannes Rumm and bring e-mails he found there to them. The case first came to light at the beginning of 2012. The State Prosecu...

Wed, 5 Feb 2014, Minors trapped in quick credit schemes…

Sester pointed out that Finnish regulations in this sphere are a good example to follow: for example, the maximum interest rate for loans below 2,000 euros is around 51 percent; there is a minimum...

Wed, 5 Feb 2014, Healthcare IT is 10 years behind, says Ilves…

Estonia holds a leading position in this ranking of 30 countries. In Davos, President Ilves took part in high-level panel discussions that focused on the economy, e-health, the development of inf...

Wed, 8 Jan 2014, Savisaar files lawsuit against Postimees…

16, the Harju county court took into proceedings a claim by Savisaar, in which he demands that Postimees refute the incorrect factual claims or, as an alternative, ascertain the illegality of publ...



ESTONIA is a state in Northern Europe which has borders with Latvia and Russia. Across the Baltic Sea lies Finland in the north and Sweden in the west. Estonia covers around 45 thousands square kilometers. The Estonians are part of Finnic people. The only official language in Estonia is Estonian, which has too much in common with Finnish language. Estonia as a state is a parliamentary republic with internal division of 15 regions. The largest city and the capital as well is Tallinn. Estonia is one of the least-populous countries of the European Union - its population is less than 1.5 million. Various international ogranizations highly ranked Estonia regarding press, democracy and political freedom.

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