We will do best in an open world
President Kersti Kaljulaid will be hosted by her Finnish colleague Sauli Niinistö during her two-day visit to Finland who says that while he has no ambition to serve as an arbiter between Russia and the West, neighbors who share such a long border simply have to communicate more closely.
07.03.2017, Marti AavikPM
Estonian thieves specialized
“Sometimes you have ten minutes, other times it's two hours, as that is how long the ferry takes,” an Estonian policeman in Helsinki describes his work. He gives an account for the first time on how our criminals behave on the other side of the gulf and how they are caught.
04.01.2017, Oliver KundE24
Tallink võttis 280 miljonit eurot laenu
AS Tallink Grupp teatas börsile, et on võtnud laenu 280 miljonit eurot.
Estonia's new president to make first foreign visits to neighboring countries
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid will during October make one-day get-acquainted visits to Finland, Latvia and Lithuania.
A. Le Coq sells 20 mln liters of beer in Finland, emerges as 3rd biggest brand
The Estonian beverage house A. Le Coq sold 20 million liters of beer of the A. Le Coq brand on the Finnish market in the first eight months of this year, emerging as the third biggest beer brand in that country according to a study by Nielsen.
Number of passengers traveling from Finland to Estonia, Sweden on same level for 1st time
In the first half of the year the number of ship passengers who traveled between Estonia and Finland for the first time reached the same level as the number of passengers who traveled between Finland and Sweden.
Bus drivers already offered Finnish language courses
Among the Superbus staff forced to find a new job, bus driver Vladimir Gorbatovski has only good to say about the employer and is saddened indeed to see the cooperation ending.
26.07.2016, Cätriin VuksPM
Superbus exits Estonia with court victory
Having beaten Road Administration in lengthy court battle, Bus Transport Holding OÜ i.e. Superbus says it is leaving Estonia due to the stupid situation which would arise should the administration finally opt to issue the line permits applied for a year ago. The CEO Lauri Helke, a Finn, is open about the local 30 bus drivers being more than welcome in Finland where the bus company is a super success.
26.07.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Infamous mushroom seller attacks people in Tallinn marketplace
While in Finland as seller of mushrooms, Mart Kuus attacked a policeman. Early yesterday morning, he assaulted people in Tallinn Central Marketplace. Police found him carrying a knife and two weapons.
22.07.2016, Helen MihelsonN24
Põhjanaabrid löövad laineid: Soome naine voolib puidust eksklusiivseid dildosid
Teatiamo on Soome disainiettevõte, kes on otsustanud täita omapärase turuniši - nimelt valmistavad nad eksklusiivseid puidust dildosid.
14.07.2016, Dagmar LampPM
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
Adviser to Rõivas not backing down on excise rise
Contradicting the everyday experience of Estonians getting cheap alcohol from Valka, Latvia right across the border, adviser to Prime Minister on economy and finances Martin Lindpere cites statistics to prove the price levels of Estonia and Latvia do not differ much. Also, he assures us that Taavi Rõivas has entered no contract in the interests of Alko, the Finnish monopoly, to level vodka prices between the neighbouring nations.
20.06.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Network operator says Estonia to halve power production
State enterprise Elering chief Taavi Veskimägi says we need to jettison the pillar and stay of our energy security which is excess capacity in case of winter colds.
07.06.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Searches for Varvara's slayer spanned cities in Russia and Belarus
In the four years of investigations into sexual murder of Varvara Ivanova (9), the police delved into various serious versions now published by Postimees.
06.06.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Envelope wages increasingly in among country youngsters
Estonian tax system has lost close to 40,000 young people who do not pay taxes and are therefore not entitled to so-called free healthcare, according to Estonian Institute of Economic Research report published yesterday.
02.06.2016, Andres ReimerPM
NATO waving a red rag under nose of Russia
No threat to Russia militarily speaking, the US battalions in Baltics would irritate the Kremlin by their mere presence at Russian border. In response, just to flex muscles, the latter may move over its most modern armaments.
30.05.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Stage builder: absolute anarchy allowed
The total lack of rules in Estonia allows any ignoramus to be in the business of creating contraptions as platforms for public events, says Event Center project manager Margus Jaago operating here and in Finland.
26.05.2016, Oliver KundPM
25 years of mobile telephony in Estonia
Sounds incredible, but just a quarter of century ago we lived with no phone calls in open air, SMS messages, e-mails and websites. Information was mouth to mouth, with long distance calls hanging to a cord, some news agencies might have had a teletypewriter, and ships had Morse machines. For years, people were waiting in lines for phones at home. Then, something happened. Something which carried the message of «come, buy, and call at once».
19.05.2016, Aivar PauPM
Man who fled Finnish mental hospital caught in Estonian capital
A man who escaped from a psychiatric hospital in central Finland where he was held after being found too mentally ill to face murder charges was detained by the police in Tallinn Tuesday evening.
Small towns in race for ferry link to Kotka
As international passengers grow exceedingly numerous, businessmen Tiit Vähi in Sillamäe and Einar Vallbaum in Kunda are in earnest competition for ship line to Kotka, a coastal city in Finland.
09.05.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Nord Stream 2: the multylayered lobby
During the last half year, gas pipe Nord Stream 2 discussions have heated up both in Brussels and in former Eastern bloc. Lobbying by builders is in top gear. The main confrontation is between critical politicians claiming this is security threat to Europe, and the builders who say it is pure business.
09.05.2016, Joosep VärkPM
Police Board: the men have not helped to be identified
In these recent weeks, four men of African origin have been released from detention centre and are now at homeless shelter in Tallinn. They were released as the maximal 18 months period allowed for organizing expulsion expired.
02.05.2016, Maige LeppPM
Erring doctors deprived of right to work in Finland
During the past three years in Finland, 21 doctors from territory of former Soviet Union have been deprived of right to practice as physicians or subjected to restrictions. Of these, lion's share have passed their medical exams in Estonia.
25.04.2016, Hanneli RudiElu
Hängid järgmine nädal Helsingis? Mine president Toomas Hendrik Ilvese DJ-setti kuulama
Eesti president Toomas Hendrik Ilves teeb endiselt ilma DJna ja kutsub kõiki fänne sotsiaalmeedias enda setti kuulama 28.aprillil Helsingisse.
21.04.2016, Meisi VoltPM
Drug dealers do a fabulous fumble
With whopping-for-Estonia of 200 litres of GBL the «party drug» basis involved, one might think this was the perfect crime perhaps only foiled by a traitor or an unfortunate slight slip.
15.04.2016, Joosep VärkPM
Forecast forces government to tighten belt
Economic forecast tweaked to be more pessimistic than in autumn means that new sources are needed to cover budget deficit for 2018.
06.04.2016, Marge TubalkainPM
Riigikogu pulls doubling of fines off agenda
Unexpectedly, and as advised by its Legal Affairs Committee, the parliament yesterday removed from agenda the law amendments intended to raise fine units as basis for misdemeanour fines from €4 to eight euros.
22.03.2016, Karin KangroPM
Editorial: migrants on Estonia-Russia border?
May Russia direct to Estonian border the asylum seekers flow halted at Norwegian and Finnish borders by high level agreements? The honest answer is yes. True, the option is still hypothetical. The other issue being: how, in that case, would Estonian institutions and society react?
Russia might try smothering Estonia with migration
At end of last week, Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) got this troublesome piece of news from Russia about three refugees of Bangladeshi origin apprehended in Ivangorod wishing to enter Estonia. As dozens of Vietnamese with like plans were afterwards detected in Ivangorod, alarm went off in Estonia.
16.03.2016, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: baddies seeking to serve Odin
We don't want the thieves, the robbers and the violent to keep order in our streets, do we?
Tiit Kuuli: state's best security guarantee is economic wellbeing
During his long career, construction company Oma Ehitaja chairman Tiit Kuuli has not been in media too often but now the post presents a responsibility. He remains modest however and says that in a representative body with 15 professional associations and 15 top managers featured, the role of an individual must not be exaggerated.
07.03.2016, Kadri HansaluPM
Leaked memo: migrants may move towards borders of Estonia
Closure of the currently popular Balkan migration routes may put pressure on borders of Norway, Finland and the Baltics says a leaked Norwegian foreign ministry memo.
03.03.2016, VG / The Local / PMPM
Finnish court metes out long prison sentences to gang of Estonian drug criminals
A court in Espoo, southern Finland on Tuesday sent five Estonians to prison for a long time for severe drug-related crimes and other offenses, and one Estonian was jailed for helping them.
The great Keila layoff: a bang. Then, silence
The smokers «cages» attached to the wiring systems maker PKC provided the only and lonely place, yesterday, for those painfully laid off to come talk to reporters.
12.02.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Finns begin assembling Megastar
Yesterday, the traditional keel laying ceremony was held to trigger assembly of the hull of Megastar, Tallink's new passenger ferry, in Meyer Turku shipyard, Finland.
10.02.2016, Aivar ÕepaPM
70 people operating as professional thieves in Tallinn
Northern prefect Kristian Jaani and criminal police chief Urmet Tambre cover nuances of last year's crime and Estonia-related human trafficking.
04.02.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
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
Estonian defmin believes Finland would help Estonia with military power, if necessary
Estonian Defense Minister Hannes Hanso believes that Finland will help Estonia with military power, if necessary, Finnish media group Lannen Media reported on Wednesday.
Estonian woman suspect in murder investigation in Finland
A 20-year-old Estonian woman is being suspected of killing a man in Finland and the Finnish police is to apply for her to be taken into custody on Monday, the daily Turun Sanomat reports.
Africa en example for energy independence to Estonia
Thanks to technology revolution, the Estonian eager for innovation will within years break free from energy taxes imposed by the state, and of the major producers pampered with subsidies, predicts World Energy Council's European region head Einari Kisel.
11.01.2016, Andres ReimerPM
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.
Soomes ehitatakse luksustehissaart Dubaile
Dubai on tellinud Türgi firmalt Admares luksustehissaare, kuhu tulevad hotellikülaliste restoranid, basseinid ning mida aitab ehitada Soome Rauma laevatehases.
Emotions the string pulling Estonians back home again
Estonians dwelling abroad think Compatriots Programme benefits to be vital when teaching their kids the native tongue and culture – the cord to Estonia that serves to bring people back in later years as shown by impact assessment.
18.12.2015, Liis VelskerElu
Soomlased jooksid Tom of Finland piltidega köögirätikutele tormi
Soome tekstiilifirma Finlayson jagas eile jõulumeeleolu silmas pidades 2000 Tom of Finland piltidega köögirätikutekomplekti Tom Time.
03.12.2015, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Estonians involved in Vantaa shooting
All three individuals involved in a shooting at Vantaa Myyrmäe railway station in Finland on Monday night were Estonian citizens dwelling in Finland.
02.12.2015, postimees.ee, virumaateataja.eePM
Editorial: the clear red line
The Syrian civil war and Russia's involvement in it have come to a complex stage where, due to variety of options, the further development is difficult to see as additionally muddied by Turkey downing a Russian jet on Syrian border yesterday with one pilot dead. The only thing clear is the line the Turks drew: with warning ignored, action follows.
Editorial: Europe headed towards collective defence
Right after the tragic Friday, it was obvious that France was not going to be left alone in fighting ISIS. Meanwhile, the way military assistance is being provided sets a presedence and may lead towards improved defence cooperation in European Union.
Finnish professor: Putin is seeking cooperation
Last week featured a lecture at University of Tartu by Tuomas Forsberg, international politics lecturer at Tampere University and a leading Russian expert in Finland, who says the West was overly optimistic regarding Vladimir Putin at the beginning of last decade, but extremely pessimistic now.
06.11.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Three countries to join NATO cyber defense center
Finland, Greece and Turkey will at the beginning of the next week officially join the NATO Collective Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (CCD COE) based in Tallinn.
Estonia may miss refugees for Christmas
This coming Monday, Police and Border Guard Board communications officer Priit Põdra (29) goes to Italy to prepare how Estonia will be picking refugees from camps and bringing them here.
29.10.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
US expert: Moscow wouldn't respond to Finland's, Sweden's NATO membership with force
Barry M. Blechman, co-founder of the Stimson Center think tank, said he doesn't believe Moscow would respond in a military way if Sweden and Finland were to join NATO.
Editorial: drunkenness decisively demolished?
Long is the history of fighting alcohol. Even on pages of Postimees. Writes founder Johann Voldemar Jannsen, in Perno Postimees editorial over 150 years ago: «Estonians should have fewer drunkards among us. I know nothing that has thus damaged the nation, and harmed the well-being of their minds and pocket books as vodka. What a shame if Russians would beat us in their contempt for it!»
Booze to vanish from before buyer eye
In near future, purchasing alcohol will grow much more complex – stores will have to erect nontransparent walls around alcohol departments, gas stations must stop selling tipple altogether, and local government get powers to ban sales of intoxicating drinks in eateries at certain hours.
20.10.2015, Hanneli RudiPM
Fixed rate electricity tariffs would power monopoly
While supposedly favorable for consumers and network operators, in current situation flat rate electricity tariffs would only boost the monopoly of Elektrilevi on the market.
19.10.2015, Siiri LiivaPM
Head of Elisa: Europe needs dramatic changes
Veli-Matti Mattila, head of the major Nordic digital services group Elisa, says Europe must act fast to abolish a large part of laws and regulations which hinder development.
15.10.2015, Aivar PauPM
International airport idea near Narva faces Russia fear headwinds
Citing security concerns, interior ministry hesitates to award border and customs control operations to the tiny Olgina Airfield near Narva which wishes to receive private planes flown by Russia's rich.
14.10.2015, Andres ReimerPM
HKScan launches live pig imports from Finland
HKScan Estonia, the largest enterprise in Estonian food industry, is importing a tenth of live swine needed for its production from Finland in fourth quarter.
01.10.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Electric power industry pivotally impacted by solution from Estonia
Sympower, a company of young UK-educated men has created a solution offering up to third in savings for electricity sellers and consumers while helping balance out entire electricity system thus boosting use of solar and wind energy.
28.09.2015, Aivar PauPM
Editorial: euro era dawning on Finland
Profound are the shakings in Finnish society, as visible in the strike and protests. The backdrop issue being how the nation will go from here: is the long-held tradition of employers, employees and government three-party-talks going to break, with trade unions losing ground?
Finns eye Estonian empty cans cash
Bought on the ferry and sipped home in Finland, the beer cans now accepted at Helsinki West Harbour, are about to sink Estonia's empties-returning system effective for a decade. Namely: the cans can indeed be returned in Helsinki for eight cents, but the guarantee money has actually not been paid for them they way it is when buying from Estonian retail network.
21.08.2015, Hanneli RudiPM
Bumper crop expected
If the weather stays fine, an excellent harvest is in store this year - equaling increased exports.
18.08.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
Estonian, Finnish PMs visiting Lebanon together
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas and his Finnish counterpart Juha Sipila have started a two-day visit to Lebanon to recognize members of the defense forces of Estonia and Finland serving together on the United Nations UNIFIL peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.
Sister and brother battle bother on border
A daily task for Estonia's border guards is phone calls to parents from airport to check if it's okay for their kids to leave the country - the mom and dad have forgotten to «attach» a letter of permission. But even that may not suffice, as a paper acceptable in Estonia may spell suspicion in child abduction to an adult escort elsewhere.
14.08.2015, Oliver KundPM
Gas pipe route defies distress of locals
With the two options for Balticconnector gas pipe placement, impact on nature is rather alike. Even so, Elering favours the variant through a village which stands against.
14.08.2015, Anette ParkseppPM
Editorial: a cheaper and nicer return
Immigration into Europe is ratcheting up and «flooded» nations are accumulating problems. Among other issues, the question arises: what do we do with those who were not permitted to stay? Sending them back should be easy on taxpayer while as humane as possible towards the person.
Finland seeks to make migrants go home for money
A large yet little discussed problem for the overwhelmed EU immigration policy are asylum seekers whose need for asylum goes unconfirmed.
12.08.2015, Martin DislisPM
Finnish MEP Paavo Vayrynen buys hotel in Estonia's Parnu
Paavo Vayrynen, member of the European Parliament from Finland, has bought a small hotel in the southwestern Estonian sea resort Parnu, STT news agency reported.
40,000 electro fans flood Pärnu
Weekend Festival Baltic got going in Pärnu yesterday - the yearly peak for electronic dance music lovers making its Baltic debut. For the occasion, the global biggies come to town, with 40,000 fans expected to listen on the beach.
07.08.2015, Laura SinimäePM
SEB: Estonia hit by housing price bubble
Estonians may enjoy consuming boom till entrepreneurs are able to produce ever more effectively, lift wages and keep unemployment rise in check, says SEB chief Allan Parik, who thinks that while sailing on thin ice in this crisis-smelling world, Estonian businessmen stand on secure foundations and have thus far managed to react correctly to changes in economic environment. Domestic consumption remains solid, unemployment is low, and entrepreneurs are showing strong competitiveness on the weak external markets. No near term solution is to be expected t the differences with Russia, and therefore it makes no sense inserting deals with them into business plans.
06.08.2015, Andres ReimerPM
Govt plans long and winding road to vodka shop
Yesterday, social ministry presented alcohol market report ordered from Estonian Institute of Economic Research (EKI) in 2014 underlying dominating trends, attitudes and observations in the domain of drinking.
05.08.2015, Kerli KivistuPM
Estonian man suspected of causing fellow countryman's death in Finland
The police in eastern Finland are investigating a shooting case in which an Estonian man stands suspected of causing the death of a fellow countryman, Finnish news agency STT reports.
Survey: difficulty of identifying immigrants a major hazard
Survey ordered by interior ministry says strongest security threat related to intake of immigrants is entry of unidentified individuals.
23.07.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Estonian prison investments twice smaller than in Finland
On pages of Iltalehti, Finnish parliamentarian Laura Huhtasaari said conditions in Estonian prisons were so bad that should Finnish sexual offenders sit behind Estonian bars, the environment would serve as additional disciplinary punishment. Postimees sought to specify the differences.
17.07.2015, Indrek MäePM
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
Working in Finland: homecoming considered with wage rise or when retired
An ethnology Master's student at University of Tartu, Keiu Telve studied perceptions of Estonian men working in Finland regarding the commuting, and its impact on their financial behaviour and relations at home.
15.07.2015, Kristi KarroPM
Fresh Finnish Prime Minister: hardships are material for achievements
To act as Finnish Prime Minister, Juha Sipilä (Centre) has had his initial dozen days. The coalition government composed of Centre (6 ministers), the Finns (4 ministers), and National Coalition (4 ministers) entered into office on May 29th. After paying a state visit to Sweden first in line, the day before yesterday, Mr Sipilä made it to Tallinn Airport the selfsame evening – a place familiar from his businessman days. Spurning the comfy car sent to get him from Karja St hotel, he opted walking to Stenbock House thru Old Town sunshine.
10.06.2015, Marti AavikElu
Sellel reedel esineb Soome üks andekaim ja populaarseim DJ Spinny peol Bad Jam
Sellel korral on DJ Bad J oma külaliseks Bad Jam’ile kutsunud Soome ühe popolaarseima ja andekamategija - DJ Spinny, kes on vaatamata oma noorele eale võitnud mitte ainult korra vaid lausa kahel korral väga olulise «NRJ DJ Championship Finland» tiitli (aastatel 2013 ja 2014).
Finns buy third of Estonia's booze
Last year, 34 percent of alcohol sold in Estonia was purchased by Northern neighbours. The trend is downwards, though.
13.05.2015, Marge Tubalkain
Digiteenused tsenseerivad Soome muusiku plaadinime
Spotify ja muud digitaalsed muusikateenused tsenseerivad Soome räppari Henri Julma plaadi nime.
Most Finns living in Estonia would recommend moving to the country - survey
According to the results of a survey carried out by Enterprise Estonia most of the Finns living in Estonia would recommend moving to the Baltic country to their acquaintances because abodes are better in Estonia and the purchasing power greater, the Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat reports.
Editorial: Finns primed for a nice Prime Minister
What matters most is for somebody to win and put together a government – how apt these words by a Finnish businessman to express the frustration created by former coalition, a motley mix and therefore rather indecisive. Yesterday, the Finns elected themselves a new parliament. As predicted by polls, a decided winner emerged in Centre Party led by its new leader Juha Sipilä.
Jarmo Mäkelä: secret defence policy deal sealed between Finnish parties
Heads of Finnish political parties have agreed regarding defence policy different than thus far presented to public, Finish journalist Jarmo Mäkelä tells Estonian Newspaper Association conference this Thursday.
10.04.2015, Jarmo MäkeläPM
Editorial: Finland changing course
Today’s Postimees features an opinion article by Finnish journalist Jarmo Mäkelä casting some light on changes weighty in the context of the fast-approaching general elections in Finland, yet unnoticed by the public. Turns out, a greater than expected agreement has emerged among leading Finnish politicians regarding defence policy – including the issue of drawing nearer to NATO.
Nordic cos reach agreement on tightening cooperation, including with Baltics
The Nordic countries have agreed to tighten cooperation, including with the Baltic countries, the Norwegian daily Aftenposten reports.
US fighter jets destroy ground targets at Estonia's central training ground
U.S. F-16 fighter jets fired at ground targets during a joint training exercise of the air forces of Estonia and the United States at the Estonian defense forces' central training ground Wednesday.
Editorial: the Finnish lesson
Before reading the lines below, be reminded that Finland is a prosperous and strong society from which Estonia has a lot to learn in various fields, even nearly a quarter century after our regained independence.
High wages are hitting Finland hard
The Finnish welfare state is wobbling as the high salaries – or, actually, the continually high salaries despite the economic slump – have rendered the economy uncompetitive.
18.03.2015, Tõnis OjaPM
Costly, but payback promised
As assessed at Helsinki-Tallinn «tunnel studies» this week, an undersea connection is not merely a plan practical and possible but outright vital to save Estonia and Finland from the fate of European periphery.
13.02.2015, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Editorial: the Finnish pipe dream
Remember punk group J.M.K.E. long ago singing about a pipe to Finland? The song said Tallinn would instantly empty out ...
Editorial: the marginal score a point
Alas, anonymous bloggers behind the Finnish «Todelinnen Tallinna» have achieved their assumed end: sowing ill will in Estonia-Finland relations – as high up as possible.
Tweet triggers cross-border scandal
Finnish freelance journalist «Risto Vuorinen is circulating, fanning Kremlin’s propaganda, my advice: not to give interviews,» tweeted Estonian president’s adviser Iivi Anna Masso on Wednesday. On Thursday, scandal followed.
06.02.2015, Marian MänniPM
Editorial: hey, we’re family
«It is in the times foreign-politically difficult that maintenance of the bridge with Finland tends to slip our minds and signs of disrepair start to show,» Toomas Kiho, editor-in-chief of Akadeemia (the cultural journal) wrote in Postimees this past fall. «Regrettably, to the backdrop of current crises, the same seems to happening again.»
Finns fetch less spirits from Estonia
Since last July stricter rules apply to Finns regarding alcohol bought to bring home from Estonia, as also reflected in second half-year sales.
15.01.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
In two years, bank secrecy buried
From 2016 onwards it makes no sense to hide income by private accounts in Swiss banks of family funds in Liechtenstein – data thereof will be dropping straight into our Tax and Customs Board server.
27.11.2014, Tõnis OjaPM
So how much poorer than Finns are we, actually?
While by gross domestic product dwellers of Finland are thrice as rich as us, in purchasing power Estonia is beaten by 1.5 times only.
17.11.2014, Tõnis OjaPM
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
Electricity price EUR 12.06 higher in Estonia than Finland during Estlink 2 reconstruction
During the Oct. 12-20 period when reconstruction works of the Estonia-Finland undersea power cable Estlink 2 took place electricity was on average 12.06 euros more expensive in Nord Pool Spot (NPS) bidding area Estonia than in bidding area Finland.
Energy security ensured by oil shale power
Thanks to prudent policy and investment abilities of Eesti Energia, Estonia is producing twice the amount of energy it consumes. Oil shale is among the environmentally dirtiest fuels and burning it is becoming ever more expensive due to EU CO2 policy.
20.10.2014, Andres ReimerPM
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.
Estlink 2 to be out of operation Oct 12-21 due to maintenance works
The Estonia-Finland undersea power cable Estlink 2 will be out of operation between Oct. 12 and 21 because the cable's joint closures that recently brought down the cable twice during a period of one month due to their insufficient moistureproofness are to be made moistureproof by constructor Nexans Norway.
Andres Reimer: three drops of Finnish blood
PR-catastrophe – this is how Finland’s business daily Kauppalehti describes endeavours by their government to delay European sanctions against the Ukraine-harassing Russia. Estonians agree: the statesmen in Finland do behave kind of funny.
12.09.2014, Andres ReimerPM
From the streets: Estonians expect Obama to be definite and decisive
People gathered to see Barack Obama drive by were of the opinion the visit is worth the while, and significant, considering the current situation – proving to Mr Putin that NATO article 5 stands sure.
03.09.2014, Meribel SinikaldaPM
Heikki Hakala: President Niinistö’s disputed trip to Sochi
Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö visited Sochi last Thursday and went on to Kiev on Friday, meeting Presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko. As a devoted observer of Estonian society, I could not help but notice how some of the more visible comments regarding Mr Niinistö’s trip – and on Finland’s policies regarding the Ukraine crisis – have been rather negative, even angry.
27.08.2014, Heikki HakalaPM
European Commission’s LNG terminal decision to come in September
In two weeks’ time, energy directorate of the European Commission is to decide if the EU-supported LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal will be built in Paldiski, Estonia – or, rather, on a location yet to be chosen in Finland.
21.08.2014, Andres ReimerPM
Move to Finland cuts quarter off pension
Indoors, she walks on her own. Outside, an aid comes handy. After losing her two sons, Helmi was left a single pensioner. Her only hope – Tiia, the daughter – lives in Finland (not real names – edit).
01.08.2014, Rivo VeskiPM
Alexander Stubb: I’m fan of Estonia
In Tallinn yesterday, fresh Finnish Prime Minister said his government does apply measures to boost the economy, but growth is still for enterprises and entrepreneurs to create.
01.07.2014, Argo IdeonPM
Finns forced to give good reasons for bringing beer from Tallinn
Starting today, tourists need to prove in Finland that the alcohol hauled along is for private and personal use. Due to that, these past weeks Finns have been purchasing increasingly vast amounts of cheap Estonian alcohol.
01.07.2014, Anette ParkseppPM
International drug biz chief: it was a setup
«I am absolutely innocent in this issue, really,» says Jaak Tarvis, an Estonian claimed to have pulled chief strings of Finland’s topmost drug story of the year.
19.06.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Editorial: Made in Finland
Alexander Stubb (46), set to sit on Finning prime ministerial stool, is the embodiment of a trendy politician. The man casts a dynamic shadow and never seems to sit still.
Another security system applied to Gulf of Finland
ENSI-system will keep keen eye on oil tankers. If these get off course, it’ll ring bell.
10.06.2014, Nils NiitraE24
Riik peab Nordeale kohtuotsusega maksma 1,5 miljonit eurot intressi
Riigikohus tühistas eilse otsusega Nordea Bank Finland Plc Eesti poolt vaidlustatud Maksu- ja Tolliameti maksuotsuse seaduse väära kohaldamise tõttu.
Niinistö: it’s a time of deep distrust
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö (65) thinks joining NATO needs more essential arguments and less emotion, in his nation.
12.05.2014, Argo IdeonPM
Finns urged to buy booze on native soil
Alko, the Finnish alcohol sales monopoly, has launched a campaign against hauling drinks home from Estonia.
05.05.2014, Andres ReimerPM
Editorial: Little Successful Brother
Estonian-Finnish cooperation could inspire rest of Europe.
Estonian X-Road e-services expand into Finland
Estonian offers Finland option to use its state data exchange layer, the X-Road (X-tee) solution, allowing the creation of common electronic services. The initial pilot projects will commence next year, as data will start to be exchanged between tax boards and social insurance agencies.
11.12.2013, Karin KangroPM
Ilves on the Independence Day of Finland: may your blue cross wave proudly
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves sent congratulations on the Independence Day of Finland to the Head of State of our northern neighbours, Sauli Niinistö.
06.12.2013, Office of the PresidentPM
Ministers of five countries sign Rail Baltic joint venture agreement
Transport ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Finland on Monday signed a declaration on the establishment of a joint venture for the Rail Baltic railway project in Vilnius.
Estonian claims re LNG terminal not applicable in Finland - Gasum
An environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal planned to be built in Finland was under discussion at a joint meeting of the Estonian and Finnish environment ministries in Tallinn on Wednesday.
Number of foreign construction workers in Finland twice bigger than believed
Application for the personal tax number that all workers on public construction sites in Finland must possess from the beginning of March shows that the number of foreigners working as construction workers in Finland is about double the size previously estimated, Finland's public broadcaster Yle said.
Estonia, Finland planning Kunda-Kotka ship route with EU aid - newspaper
Municipalities in Estonia and Finland are drafting a project by which they would apply for European Union funding for the launch of a ship route between Finland and the Estonian North Coast port of Kunda, the regional daily Virumaa Teataja said.
Number of Finnish doctors working in Estonia grown - newspaper
The number of Finnish doctors who are working in Estonia has multiplied compared to the beginning of the century, Finnish newspaper Karjalainen reports.
Russian-speaking Estonians tried for prostitution business in Finland
Three Russian-speaking Estonians were managing an extensive prostitution business in Finland and they are suspected of having brought about 50 Russian-speaking Estonian women to Finland to work as prostitutes, Finnish news agency STT reports.
Editorial: troubling tidings from Finland
What is the message for us Estonians?
Four Estonians charged for forging bank cards in Finland
Four Estonian men appeared before court in Vantaa, Finland on Tuesday charged with copying bank cards and causing damage worth 40,000 euros, Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat writes.
Finnish formin to take part in history conference in Kuressaare
Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja is to take part in a conference on the history of the Baltic Sea countries in Kuressaare, the capital of Estonia's Saaremaa Island, this week.
Russia performing observation flights above Estonia, Finland
Russia started on Sunday observation flights in the airspace of Estonia and Finland under the Open Skies Treaty.
Electricity flows from Estonia to Finland soar 130 pct in Q2
In the second quarter of this year 182 gigawatt-hours of electric energy moved from Estonia to Finland via the undersea cable Estlink, 130 percent more than during the same period of the previous year.
Finnish court slaps long jail terms on several Estonians in biker clubs-related drug case
The Helsinki district court has meted out long jail sentences to 15 men including several Estonians in a drug case connected with the Cannonball biker club, Finnish news agency STT reports.
«If I produced my milk in Finland, I’d make over half million euros more.»
«If I produced my milk in Finland, I’d make over half million euros more on it, in a year, than here,» said the Finn Mika Vehmanen, owner of the Kohala milk farm.
23.05.2013, Andres PulverPM
Editorial: fighting friends, seeking neutral mediators
As evidenced by Finland and Estonia contending over the LNG terminal location, the greatest of friends can fight like dogs for a bone, till the last minute – even at the threat of losing time and losing it all. As confirmed, yesterday, by ministers of both countries, they would now respect a decision by the European Commission as to where the regional LNG terminal should be built – with good luck, brakes coming off the process. Politically, however, the dispute points at the pain of regional cooperation. Even with everybody agreeing, in principle, with the need of it.
Statistics: 520 people from Estonia became Finnish citizens in 2012
During 2012, 520 people coming from Estonia were naturalized as citizens of Finland, the news portal of the Finnish public broadcaster Yle said.
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.
Estonian woman suspected of killing her twins in Finland
The Finnish police suspect an Estonian woman of killing her newborn twins last summer, news agency STT reported.