Posts tagged as Estonia

Estonia orders protective equipment from China for 10 million euros

Friday, March 27, 2020

Estonia has ordered from a company in China antiviral protection and medial equipment worth more than 10 million euros. Tallinn explained supplies could not be ordered in Europe right now. «The entire [Chinese] order is a one-month supply, as the situation progresses. Even if there end up being more people in intensive care, the supply is covered,» Estonian Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab explained in an interview with ETV.…

Covid-19: All shopping malls closed in Estonia from Friday due to emergency situation

Friday, March 27, 2020

By the government’s decision, all shopping malls in Estonia will be closed from Friday, however, food stores, post offices and pharmacies in malls will remain open, reported LETA/BNS. Strict restrictions on movement in public places as well as entertainment venues and restaurants were imposed by the government already on Wednesday. Staring from Wednesday, a distance of at least two meters must be kept from others in public places, such as…

Military Mind and the Pandemic

By Tomas Jermalavicius on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

“The streets of many American cities and towns are nearly deserted. News reports offer viewers and readers communities tightly shuttered as if bracing for an incoming hurricane. But it is not a hurricane that finds Americans avoiding one another ‘like the plague.’” This is not a passage from the latest news article on the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. It is from a chapter entitled ‘Pandemic’ in a 2009 book by…

Report: Swedbank Latvia “actively pursued high-risk customers”

Monday, March 23, 2020

Swedbank, the largest retail bank in the Baltic states, has published a report by law firm Clifford Chance, which the bank hired in February 2019 to conduct an investigation of Swedbank’s anti-money laundering work. Swedbank has now made the report available at  www.swedbank.com . The investigation includes customers, transactions and activities from 2007 through March 2019 and how the bank has handled internal and external information disclosures. “Clifford Chance reports that Swedbank Estonia…

All schools in Estonia to close from Monday

Friday, March 13, 2020

The government’s crisis committee decided on Thursday that all schools of Estonia will shut down from Monday, according the “Aktuaalne kaam” Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps said that starting Monday, all schools, hobby schools, vocational schools and universities will be closed. This means that learning will switch to home and distance learning. Kindergartens will remain open, but the government advises parents to leave children home if possible. Whether…

A new economic crisis has begun

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A new economic crisis has begun, with the question of how to minimize its consequences to weather it being key, according to Estonian finance minister Martin Helme (EKRE). Figures demonstrate higher levels of decline than have happened since 2008 and which are likely to surpass that, with companies’ balance sheets contracting drastically and banks calling back loans or requesting additional collateral; all of this is a consequence of the effects…

Estonia has lowest infant mortality rate in European Union

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Estonia had the lowest infant mortality rate in the European Union in 2018, a report from Eurostat shows, while Romania had the highest. Estonia had an average of 1.6 infant deaths per 1,000 births in 2018, making it the safest country to give birth and survive, Eurostat said, and far below the EU average of 3.4 per 1,000. Data from 2018 is the most recent available for comparison across all…

Conscript service in Estonia dropout rate down in 2019

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The percentage of people dropping out of conscript service in Estonia is falling, just as the percentage of people volunteering for conscription is increasing. The latter reached 43 percent in 2019. While the conscription dropout rate stood at 11.4 percent in 2018, by 2019 that figure had dropped to 7.8 percent, according to a report drawn up by the Ministry of Defense on the fulfillment of Estonian Defense Forces (EDF)…

Estonian president, US natl security adviser discuss cooperation between 2 states

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is on a working visit to the United States this week, met with US national security adviser Robert O’Brien at the White House on Wednesday evening to discuss security cooperation between Estonia and the United States as well as the geopolitical context of the Three Seas Initiative. “The Three Seas Initiative, the summit of which is to be held in Tallinn in June, is becoming…

The Health Board confirmed the second case of COVID-19 in Estonia

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Health Board confirmed the second case of COVID-19 in Estonia yesterday. The patient flew from Bergamo to Riga and drove a personal vehicle from there to Tallinn on February 29. They have mild symptoms and are under observation at home. The board is looking for people who might have had contact with the patient to contact them and relay its recommendations. The health of people who have been in…