Posts tagged as Estonia

Estonian ministry’s analysis: Technical education ensures greater income

Monday, October 14, 2019

“Success on the Labor Market”, a fresh analysis of the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, indicates that a technical education ensures a bigger income. In higher education, graduates of information and communications technology (ICT), transport and security services and technical fields earn higher salaries. When it comes to vocational education, graduates of security service, fishery, forestry and technical fields earn higher salaries. This year was the first time ever that…

Estonia: operators are not interested in Latvia ferry service

Friday, October 11, 2019

Potential operators are not interested in the ferry service between the port of Montu on Saaremaa island and Latvia’s Courland region despite very good terms offered to them, according to the regional newspaper Saarte Haal reported LETA. The provision of 400,000 euros by the state for dredging in Montu port has increasingly come into question due to lack of interest toward the service on the part of businesses. “What the…

Estonian President Kaljulaid is attending the meeting of the Arraiolos Group in Greece

Friday, October 11, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a one-day working visit to Athens today to discuss security, economic and migration issues with the heads of state belonging to the Arraiolos Group. In addition, the Estonian Head of State will have a bilateral meeting with Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland, to talk about the climate crisis, multilateralism and Brexit. The Arraiolos Group is known as a series of informal meetings that began…

Estonia refuses to accept migrants as EU debates new migration scheme

Thursday, October 10, 2019

As long as the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) is in government, Estonia will not accept immigrants, Interior Minister Mart Helme said at a meeting of interior ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday. Following a draft deal reached in Malta in September, EU interior ministers aimed to sign an agreement to distribute migrants rescued in central Mediterranean. The deal, which according to AFP was to see Lithuanian participation, failed to…

Kaljulaid meets with Angela Merkel during Germany visit

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid met with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday during an official visit. The two leaders discussed the digital society and e-governance solutions. Kaljulaid introduced the Estonian e-health system to senior German officials. Digital sovereignty in Europe and cybersecurity were also discussed. The Estonian president also met with President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble.  

Helme: Estonia will not accept even one asylum seeker

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

As long as the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) is in government, Estonia will not accept immigrants, Interior Minister Mart Helme said at a meeting of interior ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday. Two weeks ago Germany, France, Italy and Malta agreed on a voluntary system which would see countries that join accept an asylum seeker within four weeks of arriving in Europe. They will then check the validity of…

Estonian president, German chancellor discuss building up digital society

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Building up a digital society begins with creating a relevant judicial area — in order for the state to start constructing a digital economy and e-state, clear principles must be established in legislative drafting, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid told Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday. “Naturally, switching to digital services entails risks; however, the advantages provided by digitization outweigh these risks. Estonia’s public and private sectors are happy…

Estonia agrees to deepen cooperation with U.S. focusing on security

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Estonian and American top diplomats have agreed to enhance cooperation between the two allied countries in a joint statement signed in Washington. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports that the document was signed on Tuesday, October 8, when Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu (Pro Patria party) met with this U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo, while on a working visit to the U.S. The statement expressed willingness to deepen cooperation between Estonia and…

ICT Cluster to contribute EUR 100,000 to Estonia’s participation in Dubai EXPO

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Estonian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Cluster, which is one of the key partners of the Estonian pavilion at the Dubai EXPO 2020, is to invest altogether 100,000 euros in participation in the world fair. “By 2023, the Estonian ICT Cluster will help increase the export earnings of its partner companies by at least 200 million euros,” ICT Cluster manager Doris Pold said in a press release. “The joint…

Estonia unveils €96.9 million Olympic swimming pool tender

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tallinn City Government has announced a €96.9 million procurement for an Olympic-size swimming pool in the residential district of Lasnamäe, Baltic News Service reports. The procurement covers the design, construction and public operation by the tender winner, for a 50-year term. The proposed location is at 14a Varraku street, next to the Tondiraba Ice Hall, with a car park included next door. Should a suitable tender be found, construction at…