Vehicles only used as business cars to get colored registration plates
Estonian Finance Ministry wants to change as of 2018 the system of taxation of company cars, according to which the taxation of the fringe benefit will depend on the value of the car, while driving logs will partially vanish and cars only being used in entrepreneurship will have to use registration plates of other colors, and these changes will result in 5 million euros less budgetary receipts.
Estonia's administrative reform to change up to 1 mln addresses - postal co
According to the Estonian state-owned postal and logistics services company AS Eesti Post operating under the Omniva brand, the administrative reform is to result in the change of up to a million addresses and after the merger of municipalities the postal code is to play an even bigger role.
Four seasons might become three
The average temperature in Estonia has risen by 2 degrees over the past two years, which is more than global average temperatures. It is probable the climate will continue to get warmer until the end of this century.
09.11.2016, Aivar PauPM
Editorial: let law reflect life
In society, proposals to alter the system of parental leave and benefits are always expected and welcome. The need is prescribed by life itself – the overall changes of work and family relations, the impact of receding stereotypes etc. While we will have to discuss what the changes will be, the ideas currently tabled are surely a step in the right direction.
Estonian ForMin cancels warning against travel to Brussels
The Estonian Foreign Ministry has changed its travel advisory concerning Belgium by canceling the warning issued earlier this month to Estonian citizens against visiting Brussels.
Ministry makes ready for climate to change
In a few decades, climate change may plague Estonia with increased amounts of floods and storms, as well as hundreds of unnecessary deaths a year. The first step to adjust is to become aware.
22.09.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Crime rate continues to show strong decline
The crime rate in Estonia continues to show a sharp decline which however can be partly attributed to Penal Code changes that stepped into effect at the beginning of the year.
Maris Lauri: major tax system overhaul excluded
In opening address to KPMG tax conference yesterday, finance minister Maris Lauri (Reform) said that while coalition talks were yet to agree on tax changes, cardinal changes are surely excluded.
13.03.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
New car sales plummet in December as VAT rules change
The sudden fall in the number of new cars sold in Estonia in December can be attributed to the changes in rules regarding value-added-tax (VAT) that stepped into force on Dec. 1, the car dealers and service companies association AMTEL said.
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.
Editorial: signs in the air – Estonia set for historic autumn heat
Estonia has stuffed three elections into intense 1.5 years – the local ones last fall; the EU elections this past spring; and the Riigikogu elections when next year’s winter is over. If, among other things, the coalition to be formed next spring will basically agree regarding the next President, our politicians are left with two and a half years of no elections.
Tallinn sweats, jolts and groans in traffic havoc
Job neglected by builder makes Tallinn city centre traffic worse than feared.
05.08.2014, Uwe GnadenteichPM
«Optimum» elusive for schools network
Local governments say they won’t close down undersized schools before the money runs out or numbers of kids drop to critical limit. They say: education ministry, eager to cut schools network, fails to grasp local conditions.
10.07.2014, Oliver KundPM
The gender pay gap increased slightly in 2013
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2013, the gross hourly earnings of female employees were 24.8% lower than the gross hourly earnings of male employees, and the gender pay gap grew by 0.2 percentage points compared to the previous year. The gender pay gap was almost non-existent in transportation and storage.
Editorial: the only constant is change
Those predicting labour market changes and deciding state orders to universities always seem to be preparing for the last war. Whatever the market needed yesterday, it may not need today; smaller yet the chance the need is there tomorrow. Still, this is an important question every spring as those about to graduate are thinking which sector would be their future.
Minister says penal power filled with foolish provisions
Minister of Justice Hanno Pevkur (Reform Party) is getting ready to defend greatest Penal Code reform of the decade, before parliament.
06.12.2013, Risto BerendsonPM
Amendment may claim two towns
Pursuant to new rules, the definition «small town» will cease to exist, all small towns turning into towns of villages. Harju County, however, may add some cities.
27.11.2013, Nils Niitra