Contest for Tesla factory
Electric vehicles maker Tesla made it known last year that it plans to build its next factory in Europe. The announcement has resulted in a race where countries try to advertise themselves as the best possible location for the gigafactory.
12.04.2017, Lennart RuudaPM
Palo wants to take over development of Ida-Viru County
Minister of Enterprise Urve Palo wants to take the Ida-Viru County national development program away from Minister of State Administration Mihhail Korb as she finds the current plan is unable to kick-start life in the region.
27.03.2017, Lennart RuudaPM
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
EAS to pay €152,000, Alajõe silent
The internal audit at Enterprise Estonia (EAS) found that two previous boards have made legally unsound or hurried decisions concerning the agency's right of recourse against OÜ Ermamaa, even though the violations were nor intentional. EAS will have to return €152,000 to the European Commission itself as it is impossible to collect it from former president Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
01.02.2017, Oliver KundPM
EAS weighed using taxpayer money to bail out Ärma farm
Chairman of the board of Enterprise Estonia (EAS) in 2012, Maria Alajõe, looked into saddling the taxpayer with €190,000 euros in tourism support for which First Lady Evelin Ilves' OÜ Ermamaa was no longer eligible.
24.11.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Leading employees of Enterprise Estonia support CEO Tomberg
Leading employees of Enterprise Estonia (EAS) have made a joint statement to the organization's supervisory board in which they demanded for CEO Hanno Tomberg to be allowed to stay in his position, saying that the organization is very well managed and today's leadership is not responsible for the saga of financing the Arma farm of former president Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
17.11.2016, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Supervisory board of Enterprise Estonia recalls CEO Hanno Tomberg
The supervisory board of Enterprise Estonia at an extraordinary meeting decided to recall chairman of the management board Hanno Tomberg.
16.11.2016, Andres EinmannPM
FinMin to look into EAS support for Ermamaa
The financial control department of the Ministry of Finance is about to open an inquiry to determine whether the decision of Enterprise Estonia (EAS) to reclaim 10 percent of the support granted to former President Toomas Hendrik Ilves' company Ermamaa was legal.
Editorial: errare humanum EST
To boost the Estonian PR-endeavour, a friend from Holland called Peter Kentie has tabled a simple, playful and likable though not totally new idea. In just one day, it gained both fans and foes. The latter being greatly outnumbered.
For free: Dutchman creates new brand for Estonia
By the tech magazine Wired, Dutch town Eindhoven has been listed among world's top eight design cities. In his spare time, its marketing manager Peter Kentie is working at a comprehensive marketing platform for Estonia. No money asked.
27.05.2016, Kristjan LepikPM
State ponders purchase of big church building in Narva
Yesterday, bankruptcy committee for Narva Alexsander's congregation decided to cancel auction of the church building as, among others, asked for by interior ministry considering its purchase for the state.
06.05.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
By the hundreds, tax debtors go to mass grave via Panama
The grand-named Panamanian company Transatlantic International Brokers Corp owns 168 firms says Estonian commercial register, all under liquidation with help by Raul Pint and his business partner Andrus Räppo. Nearly all owe taxes to Estonian state, some more and some less – but put together the arrears arise above a million euros.
22.04.2016, Joosep VärkPM
Russian IT-firm says expansion into Estonia not worth wasting the effort, money, time
Promises by state not kept. Unexpected difficulties in finding competent staff locally. Unwillingness of foreigners to come work in Estonia. For these reasons, says a major Russian IT group with international reach, have they backed out of vast investments into Estonia.
25.01.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
An Enterprise Estonia (EAS) representative in Japan, Kosaku Yamaguchi-san vigorously does the «self-flagellation» thing whenever in a Kilingi-Nõmme sauna.
30.10.2015, Riina LuikPM
Development Fund perhaps not needed
Gradually, the future of Development Fund is beginning to take shape. Having convened yesterday, Economic Affairs Committee will propose that the government spread out its functions.
27.10.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
Ministries swell with fresh vigour
Analysis by Chamber of Commerce and Industry says Estonia's public officialdom is resistant to thinning and if the numbers do come down at all, then on account of police patrols and firefighters. Meanwhile, the ministries keep on ballooning.
07.09.2015, Nils Niitra
Galerii ja videod: Forte Eestist ja Team Pro4U Rootsist on uued ORC klassi avamerepurjetamise Euroopa meistrid
Tänane Volvo Estonia ORC klassi avamerepurjetamise Euroopa Meistrivõistluste viimane sõit toimus taas päikselistes oludes, kuid suure draama saatel: nii rebimine võidu nimel, 20-kraadine tuulesuuna muutus kui mõõtmisprotest tegid päeva “huvitavaks“.
18.08.2015, Piret SalmistuPM
Millions of taxpayer euros and many years later, magic start-up not on market yet
Having secured over €2.5m from Enterprise Estonia four years ago, the start-up claims to have completed the promised technology called MagicSIM. Alas, the masses are still waiting.
11.08.2015, Aivar PauPM
Japanese giant buys up Estonian start-up
Rakuten, a leading e-commerce group in the world, has bought up the Estonian start-up Fits.me which provides virtual fitting room services.
14.07.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Enterprise Estonia again faced with reshuffle
Caught in the whirlwind of promises uttered by fresh governmental coalition, the foundation Enterprise Estonia (EAS) is rearranging both structure of organisation and administration. Starting June 1st, 16 posts will be cut – five percent of staff thus thinned out. On top of that, many a minister has set his sight on the very EAS to cover costs or fulfil personal ambitions. As we remember, it was as recently as last November that EAS confirmed the principles of granting benefits.
29.04.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Backing out of EXPO would cost Estonia over €1m
As announced yesterday by the foundation Enterprise Estonia (EAS), Estonia’s participation at EXPO Milano 2015 world exhibition is in doubt as contestation of building procurement received legal protection and they cannot enter into contract with pavilion builder in time.
16.12.2014, Kadri HansaluPM
Sulling sees Enterprise Estonia overhaul as greatest feat
Minister Anne Sulling does not think it bad for competition to arise regarding labour force: economy must adjust to resources, not vice versa.
09.07.2014, Kadri InselbergPM
Power shift swings axe at councils
New government is gearing to reshuffle councils of state enterprises; members loyal to IRL will have to go – some, if not all. No voices raised regarding significant sifting of members with Reform Party background.
27.03.2014, Katariina KrjutškovaPM
Enterprise Estonia kicks off campaign to attract Finnish tourists
Enterprise Estonia on Monday launched a publicity campaign in Finland inviting residents of the northern neighbor to come to this country for rest and relaxation.
Enterprise Estonia announces procurement for start-up accelerator
Enterprise Estonia has opened an international public procurement process for the launch of a new start-up accelerator in Estonia.