Krediidiandjad tahavad kiirlaenukontori mainest pääseda
Eesti tarbijakrediidi pakkujad on asunud end rehabiliteerima ning püüavad jõuliselt kummutada arusaama nagu oleks igasugune laenutegevus väljaspool suuremaid panku seotud halvamaiguliste kiirlaenudega.
08.02.2017, Lennart RuudaElu
Tänasest on Spotifys saadaval räpipundi 5Miinust remiks Jüri Pootsmanni viimasest singlist «Nii Või Naa»
Universal Music Baltics plaadifirma alt ilmus täna vaid Spotifys 5Miinust remiks Jüri Pootsmanni loost «Nii Või Naa». Uus versioon on tulemus Universal Music Baltics ja raadio Sky Plus koostöös toimunud ametlikule remiksivõistlusele.
USA wants F-35 fighters in Baltics (1)
The United States of America have been discussing sending a unit composed of their most modern and expensive F-35 fighter planes into the Baltic region as these are employed in second half of the year. «We desire that F-35, for instance, do a little Baltic air policing,» (AAC) head General Herbert «Hawk» Carlisle said speaking to US Congress armed forces committee the day before yesterday.
15.07.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Polish analyst: four battalions no invasion force (1)
While Russia may accuse NATO for acting to threat, the four battalions obviously aren't a force to attack them with says Michał Baranowski of Marshall Foundation in Poland as interviewed by Postimees.
13.07.2016, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Editorial: don't sell security for pottage of lentiles
The closer the NATO summit in Warsaw, the more abundant the Kremlin propaganda and – somewhat surprisingly – the repeating of like messages by our own people. Such are not many, however, as seen in answers by entrepreneurs interviewed in Postimees today.
Tiit Vähi: anti-Russia torch of war damaging to business
Estonia ought to alter current course and support removal of anti-Russia economic sanctions imposed after annexation of Crimea says former prime minister turned transit businessman Tiit Vähi.
04.07.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Eerik-Niiles Kross: Brexit significantly worsens security situation
Short-term, Brexit will surely and significantly worsen the security situation; possibly, the long-term security situation will deteriorate in all of Northern Europe, writes Riigikogu member Eerik-Niiles Kross (Reform Party).
28.06.2016, Eerik-Niiles KrossPM
Editorial: 75 years since the initial deportations
In the Russian language sphere people sometimes say they wish the others would «get Stalin.» Always, it is for the others, for who would want to have his live valued as nothing.
Russian history professor: we've lost the taste for truth
Mythologising history, loss of objective view, hindering learing lessons from history, is a problem with all of former Soviet bloc nations says Russian historian Andrei Zubov (64), known for his stand against Kremlin propaganda.
01.06.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
EU energy chief differs with Nord Stream 2 team
Vice president of European Commission regarding energy union, Maroš Šefčovič says no business project has encountered such political headwinds as the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline. If the builders wish to carry out their current plans to complete the work by 2019, he says they will have to consider all EU rules the third energy package included.
30.05.2016, Joosep VärkPM
Editorial: the importance of a clear message
The closer we are drawing to the Warsaw summit of NATO on July 8-9, the louder and sharper is Russia in its statements, obviously intending to sow discord and create anxiety in the West. Meanwhile, to ensure security, the very unity and steadfastness is our key.
Editorial: the outcome of Russia's crazy game
Referring to US deputy defence secretary Robert Work, The Wall Street Journal wrote on April 29th that in response to Russian aggressiveness NATO would boost its presence in Baltics and Poland by four battalions i.e. a contingent of 4,000 men. This still is too little when compared to Russian western military district of up to 350,000 men or the close to 100,000 of troops who have in recent years participated in exercises on Russia's western edge. Much more important, however, is the message therewith sent to Kremlin.
Loe, millises Balti riigis on perekonnal odavaim elada (4)
Baltimaade pealinnade leibkonna kulutuste analüüsi andmeil kulutab neljaliikmeline perekond toidule, kodule ja ühistranspordile Tallinnas ligi 493 eurot, Vilniuses 525 eurot ja Riias ligi 585 eurot kuus.
27.04.2016, Eleen LaasnerPM
Commander-in-Chief convinced in increased NATO presence in Baltics
Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces Riho Terras tells Postimees in live studio he is convinced the Warsaw summit in the beginning of July will decide to increase NATO presence in Baltics. He underlined that in run-up to such summits, presenting of dark scenarios in reports is the norm.
22.04.2016, Marian VõsumetsPM
Russia should not be allowed to perceive it can act unchallenged
NATO needs to decisively acknowledge Russian danger in Baltic Sea region and significantly increase presence of ground and air forces, as well as of navy says a fresh report.
20.04.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
Three banks for sale in Baltics. Maybe more
To the knowledge of Postimees, at least three smaller banks operating on the Baltic market have been for sale for years: Nordea, DNB, and Danske. Trouble is, nobody seems to be too interested.
12.04.2016, Tõnis OjaPM
Swedes sell Starman to Americans
Swedish investment firm East Capital Explorer announced agreement to sell cable TV and internet connection provider Starman Grupp to US private equity firm Providence Equity in what would be among the biggest transactions on Estonian business landscape for years. The press release said the deal is worth about €81m with up to five million euros to be added in 2017. East Capital Explorer claims it has earned at least €35m in exit profits.
Will Nordica fly?
Name Nordica picked for national airline uncovers nonsense of public contests, say advertisement experts.
10.03.2016, Marge TubalkainPM
Editorial: the art of reading reports restfully
Of the report of the US think-tank Rand Corporation the slogan-like idea stood out that Russia may take Baltics by blitzkrieg if it so desires. Let such reports be read with an attitude of rest, though – carefully and thoughtfully while not overly dramatizing the details regarding conclusions drawn.
NATO squeezed by Kaliningrad bottleneck
Predicting occupation of Tallinn and Riga in less than 60 hours, a RAND Corporation report does underestimate Estonian defence capacity but points out the cold hard facts of gaping holes in deterrence capability of the Baltics which they believe need to be fixed latest by NATO summit in Warsaw.
16.02.2016, Oliver KundPM
10-12 tanks added to Pskov Air Assault division
The 76th Guards Air Assault Division in Pskov, Russia and immediate vicinity of Estonia gets boosted by a tank unit. Experts say security of Estonia is thereby under no greater threat.
02.02.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
LHV pension funds entering the big league
With five fund managers currently operating on the pension funds market, it's four soon in all likelihood. To the knowledge of Postimees, Estonian branch of Danske Bank is intending to sell its subsidiary Danske Capital, a pension fund manager. The deal ought to be finalized within a month.
26.01.2016, Tõnis OjaPM
EMT and Elion deleted
Though the Swedish TeliaSonera owned telecommunications company Eesti Telekom since early 2010, now every client knows as well. The bells have tolled to the Estonian brands EMT and Elion, and starting today all services are offered by Telia Eesti. Brought in to lead the enterprise from January, Swede Dan Strömberg says this is a new beginning in lots of ways.
20.01.2016, Kadri HansaluPM
Andrei Katkov: Sillamäe oil plant has a future
In a rare public interview, owner of Port of Sillamäe and a prominent St Petersburg businessman Andrei Katkov talks about the strengths of the harbour, on why he is investing in Estonia, and why it isn't in Russia's interests to give up transport of goods via Baltic ports.
15.01.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Editorial: with NATO, or without?
These past years, Russia has not shown itself the trustworthiest of neighbours. As a result, the nations near it are seeking additional guarantees of security.
Swedish defence analysis admits migration is serious threat
Migration – into Nordics and out of Baltics – poses considerable security risk to Baltic Sea Region (BSR) as admitted by freshly released research ordered by Swedish defence ministry.
06.01.2016, Evelyn KaldojaTe
Tamro Baltics: apteegivaldkonda võib ähvardada kaos
Ravimite kaubanduskontserni Tamro Baltics hinnangul tuleb konkurentsiametilt karmi hinnangu saanud apteegituru regulatsioon taas valitsuses ja riigikogus lauale tõsta, sest vastasel juhul ähvardab apteegivaldkonda kaos.
15.12.2015, Heilika LeinusPM
Foreign minister says Estonia not intending to claim compensation for damages by occupation
Estonia is not intending to claim compensation from Russia for damages by Soviet occupation, foreign minister Marina Kaljurand told Russian news agency Interfax this Sunday while commenting a memorandum of cooperation signed by justice ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania regarding presenting such claim to Russia as legal successor to Soviet Union.
Estonia emerges as Baltic laggard
Two summers ago as it was already known that Latvia was joining the euro, consultancy EY Estonia head Ivar Kiigemägi predicted this was Estonia's last year with fastest growth in eurozone. He was right.
23.11.2015, Tõnis OjaPM
Editorial: compensation for Soviet damages again tabled
Talking about damages caused for the occupation, thought go towards human lives being destroyed even as we write this, in Ukraine, due to activities by Kremlin. To mainly Russian-speaking people, vast material damage has been caused and the environment devastated. Regrettably, the powers that be at Kremlin have failed to learn the lessons of history that slaughter of people and destruction of assets comes with a price - potentially to be paid by them and their nation.
Baltics team up for Venice Biennale
Yesterday, Estonian Centre of Architecture proclaimed winner of curator call for representing Estonia at 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice in 2016: a work named «Balti Atlas».
23.10.2015, Janar AlaPM
Hopes high to have other allies added to incoming Brits
Unable to specify, I think more good news are in store said defence minister Hannes Hanso commenting on the news released yesterday of UK sending soldiers to support Baltics.
09.10.2015, Evelyn KaldojaPM
USA seeks ways to boost Baltic defence
The swampy Baltic terrain, outdated international agreements, bottlenecks in transit roads and holes in defence capacity make it difficult to move military units here, lists the US defence ministry's journal Stars and Stripes in an article published last Friday, citing reasons for updating the Baltic defence strategy.
08.09.2015, Jürgen TammePM
ERGO «feels no fear for Baltics»
ERGO International AG board member Thomas Schöllkopf in charge of Eastern Europe says they go cautious in Russia and Ukraine due to their conflict while not worried and confident in the Baltics.
07.09.2015, Andres ReimerPM
«NATO finished when not helping a member state»
Amazingly, after a career of 18 years at defence ministry and mainly dealing with NATO, Sven Sakkov is still proud of a newspaper article written in 2004 headlined «Headed towards Nordics» and rejoices that we are closer to the non-NATO Nordic neighbors than ever before.
28.08.2015, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Russians fear freedom
Former Tomsk Oblast cultural department head Andrei Kuzichkin says policy of Putin's regime is built on special operations while Kremlin sees Western leaders as weak.
10.08.2015, Toomas RandloPM
Mihkelson finds fault with NATO communication
Riigikogu's National Defence Committee chairman Marko Mihkelson (IRL) sees communication glitch in not being informed about changes regarding numbers of NATO fighters in Baltics and Poland though the decision was taken as early as this spring.
07.08.2015, Andres EinmannPM
Russia steadily testing resistance of Baltics
An application filed by two Duma members to investigate legality of recognition of Baltics by Soviet Union on September 6th 1991 fits well with an all-out information attack these past three months – aimed not really to scare the Baltic citizens, but rather to test the reactions of the authorities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and the public opinion.
14.07.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Editorial: German protection shown in action
The recent public confirmation of rotating German infantry companies coming to the Baltics, by members of Bundestag, is of great significance.
Similarity stronger than dared to admit
According to fresh TNS Emor study comparing archetypes of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, the inhabitants of the Baltics think themselves to be more different than we actually are.
25.03.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Allied forces to remain in Estonia
Yesterday’s NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels was the first after the alliance’s September summit in Wales. While three months back the vision was laid down to strengthen collective defence, yesterday an overview was provided on advancement thus far.
03.12.2014, Jürgen TammePM
Among Baltic states' residents Estonians have the most savings - Swedbank survey
According to a survey of the Institute for Private Finances at Swedbank most Estonians or 83 percent have savings while 66 percent of Lithuanians and 53 percent of Latvians have set money aside.
Sanctions no big damage to EU
European Commission Deputy Secretary-General Henrik Hololei says repercussions from Russian sanctions do show most in EU agriculture, but financial indicators reveal technology to be worst affected.
11.11.2014, Tõnis OjaPM
European Commission recommends Estonia to conclude gas agreement with Lithuania
Given that a new terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Klaipeda, Lithuania will start work at the end of this year, the European Commission advises Estonia to conclude an agreement with Lithuania for the supply of protected customers in Estonia in case of an emergency with gas.
Editorial: when foreign policy turns domestic
Russia’s neighbours are getting the feeling of living at the foot of a volcano. Firstly, one is forced to learn all about volcanoes. Also, preparedness is needed for earthquakes shaking the occasional fence.
Siobhan Kattago: Obama shared more in common with Ronald Reagan than I ever could have imagined
In the days leading up to President Obama’s state visit to Estonia on September 3rd, the eve before the NATO summit meeting in Wales, details of his schedule, travel plans and meetings were meticulously scrutinized. As streets closed and helicopters circled, the contrast between the heavy security surrounding the Commander in Chief and his message of freedom couldn’t have been starker. Obama’s visit dramatically underscored the complex relationship between freedom and security in a post-9/11 world.
04.09.2014, Siobhan KattagoPM
Editorial: Estonia – example of staying free
Defending Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius is just as important as defending Berlin, Paris and London – a highlight from the US President Barack Obama’s speech in Tallinn, yesterday. Naturally, we need this assurance of unshakeable dedication. We need it declared to ourselves, to some lazy-like allies, and most of all to the potential aggressor.
Russia bringing attack aircraft into Belarus
Up close to Lithuania’s side, the Russian planes would reach Šiauliai air base before its NATO fighters manage to take off.
29.07.2014, Kaspar JõgevaE24
Eksperdid: Eesti maksud võivad peletada
Eesti kui hea maksukeskkonnaga riigi maine on kadumas ning on aeg üle vaadata tööjõumaksud ja tulumaksumäär, vahendab Äripäev maksuekspertide hinnangut.
KPMG: sotsiaalmaksu lae kehtestamine vältimatu
Nõustamisettevõtte KPMG sõnul on sotsiaalmaksu lae puudumine üks tegur, mis pärsib Eesti konkurentsivõimet ning paneb innovaatilistes sektorites tegutsevad välisinvestorid vaatama pigem Läti poole, kus sotsiaalmaksu arvestatakse vaid kuni 3866 eurose brutokuupalga pealt.
Ilves: era of peace is over
Representatives of Estonia and Poland express deepest concern over wider implications of events in Ukraine.
19.03.2014, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Prime Ministers united: we want Rail Baltica
Prime Ministers of Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania (pictured, from the left: Donald Tusk, Laimdota Straujuma, Andrus Ansip, Algirdas Butkevičius) affirmed at a meeting in Tallinn, yesterday, that there were no political obstacles to the fast trains track to pass the four countries; only technical nuances remain to be clarified.
Sochi to miss just one Baltic Prime Minister
Despite criticism, Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip sticks to decision to visit Sochi winter Olympics starting this week.
04.02.2014, Argo Ideon