E-residency project stuck behind banks
The most widely talked-about aspect of Estonia, the country's e-residency program has hit another bottleneck: ambitions of rapid growth are held back by local banks' conservatism in terms of opening accounts foreign companies need and in some cases must have.
16.03.2017, Aivar PauPM
Estonia's e-residents have set up more than 1,000 companies
In the first two year's of the e-residency project, which provides foreigners with the opportunity to set up companies in Estonia and use other e-state services, Estonia has already 15,000 e-residents who have created more than 1,000 enterprises in Estonia.
The way for Britons to Bremain is being born again as e-Estonians
Post-Brexit, Estonians dwelling in the UK are inviting local friends to turn into e-Estonians. Thus, European status and options would for them be retained.
28.06.2016, Liina KanarbikPM
Minister from Mauritius: what are you Estonians waiting for?
For years, there is a minister responsible for communication and technology in the island state of Mauritius. In Tallinn this week, Etienne Sinatambou challenged us to team up and take the African IT-market. Together.
01.06.2016, Aivar PauPM
Iran is interested in Estonia
The first ever Estonian politician to officially visit Iran, foreign minister Marina Kaljurand was soon to experience a plague of the exhaust-smoky Tehran streets called traffic jam.
11.04.2016, Kadri VeermäePM
Europe to recognise Estonian digital signature
Come summer, Estonian citizens communicating with agencies in European nations will no longer need to send documents by post and will be entitled to require recognition of digital signatures.
08.02.2016, Aivar PauPM
Temperature rising: eHealth heats up
Freshly out of his job, Estonian eHealth Foundation head Raul Mill accuses social ministry in hammering on with a reform potentially in violation with law. The ministry thinks the only way to make eHealth work is grabbing the wheel.
18.12.2015, Oliver KundPM
Interview: Korea hopes to present 5G options in two short years
In merely two years the global e-leader South Korea hopes to be the world's first to equip people with G5 technology and the rapid digital growth may be key to reunification of Koreas in our lifetime, interior minister Jong Sup Chong says in brief interview to Postimees tech portal while visiting Tallinn.
24.11.2015, Aivar PauPM
Editorial: e-image marred
Rightfully, we the people are proud of our e-Estonian reputation. To build that, lots of effort has been applied and much money spent. As pioneers in the domain, at times we'll unavoidably err. At that, what we must not do is squander the trust by affording sloppiness and stupid blunders. In a day of ever increasing popularity of e-services, we must be able to rely on professionalism in people and agencies ensuring glitch-free functioning of the systems.
Finland and Estonia on joint X-Road starting November
According to agreement signed some weeks ago, Estonia and Finland will be the first two nations in Europe to develop a joint data exchange platform to make digital services mutually accessible for inhabitants.
17.07.2015, Aivar PauPM
Estonia – best target for cyber crook
Taimar Peterkop (38), recently appointed head of Estonia’s Information System Authority (RIA), considers it his mission to raise state e-services to a new level and make communication easier between state and citizens. Regarding cyber security, Mr Peterkop says Estonia is among the best targets – having the stuff to attack.
15.06.2015, Aivar PauPM
E-residency application environment chosen as Estonia's best e-service
An expert panel on Thursday selected the e-residency digital ID application environment as winner of the competition of Estonia's best e-services in 2015.
Estonia helped implement e-governance solutions in 26 countries in 2014
Estonia's e-Governance Academy has helped implement e-governance solutions in 26 countries this year, it can be seen from an overview of the academy's operations.
225 applications for e-residency filed
Altogether 225 people from 33 countries have filed an application so far to become an e-resident of Estonia.
For IT-firm Acronis, expanding into Estonia was no easy decision
Yesterday, international data protection systems company Acronis announced creation of new development centre in Estonia, in five years hopefully to employ 500 people.
05.12.2014, Marge TubalkainPM
A controlled Estonian leap into the future
In government’s hopes, the e-residency soon offered to foreigners will act as new economic engine. Meanwhile, to control the system, it will tightly clasp all reins.
24.11.2014, Oliver KundPM
Estonian parlt passes law enabling creation of e-resident's digital ID
The Estonian parliament on Tuesday passed a bill of amendments to the Identity Documents Act and the State Fees Act to set out the legal basis for the issuance of a digital identity to persons who are not Estonian citizens or residents of Estonia.
Keyword: common digital market
No argument whatsoever against directing public services into Internet, said Andrus Ansip – candidate for European Commission vice president over common digital market, in opening statement to grilling before MEPs last night in Brussels. Mr Ansip vowed to do all in his power to link public services all across Europe.
07.10.2014, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
On value of solidarity in healthcare
Health Insurance Fund (HIF) chief executive Tanel Ross ponders the topic raised by healthcare expert Ain Aaviksoo: is Estonian version of financing healthcare obsolete and in need of greater patient participation and responsibility? Is it right to redistribute healthy people’s money to those that are sick?
11.07.2014, Liis VelskerPM
Ilves discusses future of digital society with IT entrepreneurs in California
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who is currently on a working visit to the Unites States, has met with the directors of Microsoft and a number of other global IT companies in Silicon Valley to discuss the future of e-governance and e-services.
Estonia’s best e-service is TransferWise
The winner of the „Estonia’s Best E-service“ contest is TransferWise, a provider of international payments and currency exchange services. The winner was announced at the information society conference today.
Most Estonian businesses satisfied with public e-services - study
Overall satisfaction with public e-services in Estonia's business community is high, with 76 percent of respondents judging the available services to be good or very good, it appears from a study commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.