Posts published in Day: September 21, 2019

Second quarter house price index up 5.8 percent on year

Saturday, September 21, 2019

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on Friday, the second quarter house price index (HPI) increased by 0.9 percent compared to the previous quarter and 5.8 percent on year. Compared with the same period last year, the prices of houses have increased by 6.2 percent, and the prices of apartments by 5.7 percent. Apartment prices increased by 5.7 percent in Tallinn, 6 percent in areas bordering the capital city…

No bee colonies killed due to use of crop protection products in Estonia in 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

“The Chamber of Agriculture has said it out clearly on behalf of its members that not a single bee colony must be killed as result of crop protection. This year, we managed to uphold this principle,” Vahur Tonissoo, board member of the Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce, said in a press release. “A joint contribution by beekeepers, farmers and officials to cooperation has yielded a result,” Tonissoo said in his…

Latvian man who assaulted police left Armagh

Saturday, September 21, 2019

A Latvian national has been handed a conditional discharge for assaults on police which occurred back in 2015 after returning to Armagh.The 31-year-old’s barrister said the defendant had returned to his native country for a period after being  “unaware of his obligations to the court”. Maksims Foross, of Callan Street, pleaded guilty to assault on police at the city’s Magistrates’ on Tuesday. It was heard that at 1.30am on September 6,…

New CEO to take over at Swedbank Oct. 1

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Swedbank’s new CEO, Jens Henriksson, is to take up his appointed position on Oct. 1. Swedbank’s supervisory board appointed Henriksson its next president and CEO at the end of August. Current acting CEO Anders Karlsson will resume his former position as CFO as of October, the bank said on Friday. On March 28, Swedbank dismissed then-CEO Birgitte Bonnesen over her handling of a money laundering scandal. The day before Bonnesen’s dismissal,…