Posts tagged as Tallinn

Latvian construction, gardening store Depo opens in Tallinn on Wednesday

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Latvian construction and gardening chain Depo will open its first store in Estonia on Wednesday ( October 14) in Tallinn on Filtri tee in the Avala business quarter. The depot store is the first building in the Avala business quarter to be handed over to the tenant. At least a third of the energy consumption of the business quarter is covered by solar energy produced by a 15,000 square…

Swedbank to relocate to North Tallinn in 2024

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Swedbank will relocate its head office building on Liivalaia Street in Tallinn’s Kesklinn district and move to the Hippodrome quarter in North Tallinn in 2024, bring all its offices under one roof. Head of Swedbank AS Olavi Lepp said the buildings on Liivalaia Street is too small and the bank and has outlived its time there. “I am extremely pleased that the project, which has been on my mind and…

Tallinn submits supplementary budget to city council

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Tallinn city government will submit a supplementary budget to be discussed and approved by the city council; the volume of the planned supplementary budget totals close to €53.4 million. The budget will be positive rather than negative as forecast in the spring. The updated total of the 2020 Tallinn city budget is €862.3 million. Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kolvart said at a press conference on Wednesday that despite the emergency…

Tallinn Airport’s September passenger numbers down 46.4 percent

Monday, October 5, 2020

In September, 45,225 passengers passed through Tallinn Airport, which is approximately 15 percent of the volume of passengers in September last year; however, the number of passengers fell 46.4 percent compared to August 2020. Eero Pargmae, chief commercial officer of the state-owned airport company, said: “The decline in passengers and flight operations, which began in mid-August, also continued in September, with flight restrictions, rising infection rates and various national travel…

MP doubts whether Tallinn Hospital construction will fit into EU schedule

Monday, October 5, 2020

Opposition Reform Party MP Aivar Sõerd, member of the Riigikogu’s European Union affairs committee, said he doubts whether the construction of Tallinn Hospital will fit into the schedule that needs to be followed in order to receive €350 million from the European Union. “A moment ago, we heard at a sitting of the European Union affairs committee that according to the terms of the funds of the EU recovery plan,…

NyxAir to operate flights between Kuressaare and Tallinn

Friday, October 2, 2020

Estonian carrier NyxAir’s tender to operate subsidized air service between Tallinn and Kuressaare, Saaremaa, has reached a result after months of delays, as courts rejected a challenge to the procurement, and no further appeal was filed. A total of five carriers filed their tender offers for the €16.8 million contract to operate the service, with Estonian carrier Nyxair OÜ picked. The outcome was challenged by Regional Jet, a subsidiary of…

Fuel prices at pump rose in Tallinn Wednesday, both for gasoline and diesel

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Circle K and Olerex filling stations were both charging €1.229 per liter for petrol 95, up from €1.189 the day before. Diesel rose from €0.929 to €0.949 over the same period at both fuel stations. Alexela outlets saw even greater price rises, to €1.249 and €0.969 for petrol 95 and diesel respectively. The rise follows the four-year low for diesel prices experienced mid-month, largely the result of an excise cut on…

Prisma expanding in Tallinn, plans for provincial Estonia too

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Finnish supermarket chain Prisma plans to expand in Estonia, with three new stores planned for the next year. The chain, which already operates in Tallinn, Narva and Tartu, will be adding to its roster in the capital, the company says. Its stores range in size from a small metro-style outlet in Tallinn’s old town through to hypermarkets in the Rocca al Mare center, west of the city center, and other…

Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers meet in Tallinn

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The foreign ministers of the Nordic-Baltic region (NB8) are meeting in Tallinn on September 9. As the 2020 coordinator of the format, Estonia is organising the annual meeting of NB8 ministers this year, and the agenda includes regional and global foreign and security policy, European topics and connectivity (the climate, energy, digital affairs). The meeting will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the NB8 format. Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs…

Tallinn Airport’s July passenger numbers grow over 3-fold m-o-m

Thursday, August 6, 2020

In July, 75,682 passengers passed through Tallinn Airport, which is approximately 24% of the volume of passengers in July last year; however, the number of passengers more than tripled compared to June 2020. “In the last two months, the number of destinations has increased significantly, offering people the opportunity to fly for both holidays and business trips. In July, flights to Warsaw, Milan, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh and Dublin were resumed,” Riivo…