Andrei Katkov: Sillamäe oil plant has a future
In a rare public interview, owner of Port of Sillamäe and a prominent St Petersburg businessman Andrei Katkov talks about the strengths of the harbour, on why he is investing in Estonia, and why it isn't in Russia's interests to give up transport of goods via Baltic ports.
15.01.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Editorial: the heartfelt Ivo Felt
By numbers, we Estonians are not many and never will be. Among the wealthiest of the world we will probably not be offered a seat. What we have left is having a big heart.
1,500 Estonian firms shirk waste treatment
Environment ministry will target enterprises trading with electronics and tyres which, say the officials, are importing goods harmful for nature while unwilling to pay for recycling thereof.
16.10.2015, Andres ReimerPM
Editorial: Big Booze Blues
Thus wrote Postimees, in February 1916: the czarist state is setting certain sorts of restrictions on the production of vodka. «Among other things, no new vodka factories are allowed to be built.» In August, same year, we wrote about vodka-making being banned country-wide, as well as sales of the stuff in pubs and eateries, till end of war.
Shale oil producer VKG to slash hundreds of jobs, cut wages
Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG), which said at the beginning of December it must scrap up to 200 jobs as a result of falling global oil prices and the high price it must pay Eesti Energia for oil shale, has now announced that the number of redundancies will be bigger and also the pay of some employees will be cut, the regional newspaper Pohjarannik said.
Estonians evolving an unmanned flying object
What’s in common between armies of USA, LAV and Estonia? All use weapon simulators by OÜ Eli, a firm based in Pirita.
27.10.2014, Marge TubalkainPM
Milk price plunges ten years back
Giant farms and couple-of-cow hobby farmers to survive price drop due to Russian food embargo.
02.09.2014, Andres ReimerPM
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
Beer market upheld by tourists
Estonia’s beer market has stayed stable ever since the pre-boom times. This, however, is only thanks to tourists who haul ale home in increasing quantities and drink more while here.
17.07.2014, Tõnis OjaPM
Warm weather blesses consumer, plagues producer
While the ongoing winter has made many happy by significantly smaller heating bills, heat companies are rather sulky.
13.01.2014, Liina Valdre