Estonia – a country, where the poor go to work sick
The government’s 2009 decision to cease paying compensation for the first three days of sick leave hit the hardest the low wage earners, who went to work sick – the amount of sick leave taken was suddenly halved. This emerges from the doctor’s paper Evelyn Aaviksoo recently defended in Tartu University.
08.06.2017, Nils NiitraPM
Czech builder of War of Independence monument pays Estonia last part of fine
The Czech company Sans Souci that built the Monument to the Victory in the War of Independence in Tallinn has paid the Estonian Defense Ministry the last part of the fine for works not performed.
Affair of former brewery head reaches court
Recent marketing director of Saku brewery, released from office by former CEO Margus Kastein right after information came to light of an affairs between the two employees, has contested her dismissal in court and is demanding fair compensation.
21.10.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Arts Academy rector says «somebody stood in the way»
I had a nice contact with Ester Palm, owner of house next door, and after every meeting I felt we found a solution. With other neighbors we settled regarding compensation and Ester Palm was the only exception.
05.08.2016, Signe Kivi, Estonian Academy of Arts rectorPM
Estonians introduced to terrorism travel insurance
Alerted by the increase of terrorist attacks in the West, a couple of Estonian insurance companies have added the costs related to risk factor to their basic packages.
25.07.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
On road to Syria, fear nearly turned Toom back
When about to enter into Syria from Lebanon this past weekend, MEP Yana Toom (Centre Party, ALDE) said she was actually about to turn around for the sake of security. EU imposed sanctions on Syria in 2011, extended this May till July 2017.
13.07.2016, Georgi BeltadzePM
Randpere «took time for own things, too»
Member of the parliament Valdo Randpere says he used four-five days of the 2.5 week Thailand holiday for official meetings. Cost compensations drawn covered half of flight ticket price.
22.06.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Valdo Randpere does Thailand trip for Riigikogu cost compensation
Last winter, deputy chairman of Riigikogu's Reform faction Valdo Randpere spent two and a half weeks of working time at his Thailand country home citing it as official travel and asking 50 percent of flight tickets back as costs compensation.
22.06.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Dozens of flights above a reactor in flames
«I went there twice,» says a most unique liquidator of the nuclear catastrophe, the Lithuanian helicopter pilot Algirdas.
25.04.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
State ponders paying people extra for border lots
Interior minister Hanno Pevkur (Reform) said the state is considering paying owners of land at Estonia-Russia border more than prescribed by real estate evaluators assessors. Just to keep peace.
18.03.2016, Merike TederPM
Court partially satisfies photographer's claim on Estonian Center Party
The Tallinn-based Harju county court has satisfied in part a claim of photographer Jill Greenberg on the opposition Estonian Center Party and a nonprofit of the Center Party for unauthorized use of her work.
Setos on edge over pennies offered for border land
Kuldar Laanelind, a Seto, is not about to hand his 1,550 square metres of border strip to the state for €90: «I'd have my Dad turn over in his grave for just giving it up like that!»
07.03.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Tough times descending upon deadbeat parents
When March comes around, Estonian law turns to be among the severest in Europe towards those avoiding payment of child support. The state hopes for a success story while bailiffs are skeptical. Hardened debtors threaten to leave the country if the pressure rises, there to then dwell as alimony refugees.
05.02.2016, Oliver KundPM
Restoring dental costs compensation considered
The dental treatment compensation, abolished in 2009, may resurface next year in a new form so that health insurance fund pays dentists on basis of price list. The latter prefer compensation paid to patients to maximum fees imposed.
21.01.2016, Heilika LeinusPM
Work capacity reform stage two: old sick leave system to go
Think-tank Praxis suggests people might work while on sick leave. Also, analysts say employees might think about compensation stretched from five days to 30.
14.01.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Tsahkna: people must not pay the bigger bills
Yesterday, social protection minister Margus Tsahkna (IRL) interviewed by Postimees said he understands the panic in parents when getting the unexpectedly big bills for technical aids and is not about to justify mistakes made.
07.01.2016, Marian VõsumetsPM
Mighty mess made by social ministry
What would you feel like when posted a bill six times larger than the month before, in January while not having been notified? Just what faced hundreds of parents of disabled children this week.
06.01.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
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.
Minister: Redundancy payouts to Estonian Air employees depend on creditors
Due to the requirement that all parties be treated equally, employees of Estonian Air will get redundancy payouts if all creditors agree to this, Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications Kristen Michal said.
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.
Baltic countries preparing to claim occupation damages from Russia
Justice ministers of the three Baltic countries on Thursday signed a cooperation memorandum in which they agreed on activities for submitting a claim to Russia as the legal successor of the Soviet Union for the compensation of damage concerning the occupation.
05.11.2015, News.postimees.ee / BNSE24
USA suurimate ettevõtete juhid said mullu keskmiselt 143 000 dollari eest lisahüvesid
Konsultatsioonifirma Compensation Advisory Partners uuringu järgi said USA 500 suurima ettevõtte juhid eelmisel aastal töötasudele lisaks keskmiselt 143 000 dollari väärtuses muid hüvesid, kirjutab Business Insider.
Editorial: Riigikogu, shake the shame
At Riigikogu, many are glaringly annoyed at media dealing with costs compensation. But Estonia is a parliamentary state and, regrettably, the behavior of elected representatives has over the years remained much the... same. Memberships come and go yet the issue remains to be solved to satisfy the public. Wisdom lacking, or willingness?
Riigikogu at attempt two to limit its love for cars
The parliament has already set itself a luxury car limit once, then to withdraw it. A Postimees poll shows that in run-up to council of elders on Wednesday deputies remain worlds apart on how they ought to curb their rights to spend taxpayer money... if at all.
12.10.2015, Oliver KundPM
Gallery and video: taxpayer fuels fancy cars for Riigikogu
As revealed by fresh report by Chancellery of the Riigikogu, many at parliament draw from compensations to sport costly cars. «Fair and just?» we asked them.
17.09.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Editorial: dear Riigikogu
The sunny start of Riigikogu, spiced up by President inside and Tractors at the door, got clouded and rainy yesterday. As if to illustrate what the media was up to. Again. Picking apart the costs and compensations.
A million a year
Costs compensated for Estonian parliamentarians sometimes strike the eye as funny... five liters of liquid soap, thousands of boxes of matches, silk scarfs for voters. Otherwise, this membership No 13 looks pretty prudent in its initial months. Some may still wonder whether they just have to spend the extra million euros a year as added to the four-Estonian-averages salaries. Anyway, Postimees took the trouble to browse reports filed. What costs them the most is showing off cars.
16.09.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Estonian govt to cover hospital bill of citizen taken ill in Turkey
The Estonian government on Thursday decided to allocate 48,593 euros to cover the extraordinary hospital bill of an Estonian who was taken ill in Turkey and the Social Ministry is also in negotiations with the Vaatsa rural municipality for partial compensation of medical costs.
Turkish hospital bill awaiting government verdict
For a family of four, and end-of-April trip to Turkey ended with father's illness and a mega hospital bill, the compensation of which hangs on decision by Estonian government.
03.08.2015, Siiri LiivaPM
African fever nears big pig farm: hundreds of jobs in jeopardy
In in high likelihood, African swine fever has hit a few kilometers from Ekseko, the largest pig farm in Baltics. With restrictions applied, tens of thousands of swine might be killed and hundreds of staff laid off.
28.07.2015, Karl-Eduard SalumäePM
«Social experiment» at pricey public procurement
As reported by Äripäev last Wednesday, Estonia’s largest software developer Nortal tricked Road Administration into awarding it a near €6.3m IT-procurement. Yesterday, its CEO Priit Alamäe claimed it was a social experiment from the start.
27.05.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Russia-West relations a reminder of Cold War
In the two initial days of this week, relations between Russia and the West fell to a low last seen in mid-1980ies.
31.07.2014, Tõnis OjaPM
Bosses discriminating the pregnant to be publicly shamed
As announced by bureau of equality commissioner, employers repeatedly discriminating pregnant employees and those with small children will be exposed publicly to shame the problematic practice – still widespread.
State suddenly awakened to consider compensation of damage
Rail Baltic is to pass through fields, woods, lands and houses. How to compensate for these, the state so far has failed to consider. Now it scrambles to find solutions – prolonging the planning procedure and inflating costs of project.
12.12.2013, Mikk SaluPM
Editorial: the manifold matters of medical errors
Apparently, good may come from the European Union, after blunders with banana bends prescribed. The cross-border treatment directive entering into force this October necessitates general insurance for all patients and medical institutions alike. Estonia’s current lack of such system does pose and extra risk for doctors, while not hindering implementation of the directive.
Swift compensation in sight for treatment errors
While currently a lengthy path to prove medical treatment mistakes must be trodden by patients, in order to get complications compensations from providers of healthcare, the process will be simplified and shortened for both parties – by medical institutions liability insurance now in the pipeline. Compensations may shrink, though.
09.08.2013, Anneli AmmasPM
Train ride price to rise
State to compensate Edelaraudtee for waiver.
24.07.2013, Andrus Karnau