Doctors demand better pay
Collective agreement talks between medical workers and Hospitals Association are getting tough as the association deems demands by doctors to be Utopian.
01.09.2014, Tiina KaukverePM
Luxury driving on road to recovery
In initial six months of the year, 45 luxury cars have been bought in Estonia – just two short of total sales for 2012.
15.08.2014, Kalev AasmäePM
Average monthly and hourly gross wages increased in all economic activities
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 966 euros and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 6.02 euros. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2013, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased 7.3% and the average hourly gross wages and salaries increased 6.9%.
LNG related price rise looming
Soon, ship engines on Baltic Sea are expected to pollute less. Therefore, new ones need to be built, or expensive filters installed.
20.05.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Price rise triggered by joining EU continues
According to analysts trend won’t stop until Estonian prices catch up with European Union average.
19.05.2014, Katariina KrjutškovaPM
Vodka makers mad at sharp excise rise
Makers and sellers of strong alcohol stagger in shock at plan by new coalition to raise excise of alcohol in four years to come by 15 percent, 10 percent, 10 percent and 10 percent.
15.05.2014, Tuuli KochPM
Ministry initiates bill of steep excise rise
Yesterday, Ministry of Finance came out with draft legislation on amending Alcohol, Tobacco, Fuel and Electricity Excise Duty Act and Fiscal Marking of Liquid Fuel Act whereby several excises will undergo a rise much more pronounced than currently planned, in years to come.
Traffic insurance price to rise
In months to come, hundreds of thousands of car owners may face the sad surprise of traffic insurance getting costlier.
04.02.2014, Tõnis OjaPM
Business pockets historic dividends
In 2013, €1.5bn worth of dividends were declared at Tax and Customs Board – a whopping 35 percent more than the year before and by far the biggest money for the past decade or more. The data being fresh, Taxman has not had the time to do deep analysis to find out how this came to be: by some super payments or numerous newcomers.
28.01.2014, Kadri InselbergPM
Price rise has calmed down
Though 2013 kicked off with close to 30 per cent of electricity bills rise, for inhabitants of Estonia, statistics say life only got dearer by 2.8 per cent – the lowest figure after these past three years i.e. since the crisis-stricken 2009 when prices actually fell.
09.01.2014, Kadri InselbergPM
Editorial: price rise moderate, feelings say otherwise
Statistics say one thing, feelings speak otherwise… As TV reporters ask folks in the streets or shopping centres regarding the rise of prices, most say it’s really big. According to statistics, however, last year’s price rise was rather modest, on the average – Estonia’s 2.8 per cent do indeed exceed the two percent goal set by eurozone; even so, compared to our earlier years the tempo has eased. For this year, experts predict especially good times for the consumer.
Prices nearing boom time highs
An abundance of apartment houses keeps being built in Tallinn and Harju County; curiously, square metre prices thereof come many times higher than older dwellings in these same areas. The principal reason is energy performance of new buildings. At some locations, prices are nearing boom time levels.
02.12.2013, Liisu ArumäePM
Wage rise accelerates five quarters running
Statistical Office says 2013 third quarter gross wages averaged €930, an 8.8 per cent increase year-on-year. Gross hourly wage rose 7.1 per cent to €5.58.
27.11.2013, Liisu ArumäePM
Law & Order wages to get another lift
Next year, 4,100 Police and Border Guard Board employees will get a raise – over 75 per cent of officialdom thereof. According to interior minister Ken-Marti Vaher, the new salaries system will better reflect work load and specific character of regions. «First and foremost, we desire to raise basic wages for police officers with lower incomes and those with higher degree of job-related risk,» explained the minister.
State tops get wage rise
Highest wage rate applied to President and Prime Minister. Starting New Year, both will be making €5,200 a month.
16.10.2013, Karin KangroPM
Editorial: the need to demist money wagon windows
How will the (growth part) of state budget be split, next year? Are we really debating, publicly, things really vital and worthy of debate? As it is, PR advisors of coalition and opposition alike seem to be directing discussions towards tempting yet nonessential or self-evident ruts. And, sadly, journalists have taken the bait.
Government gearing up for wage rise
Next year’s state budget is supposed to see a €400m increase. Should such figures stand, wage rise would amount to ten per cent of budget volume. Even so, the deal is not finalised as yet. According to Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, discussions are the heated kind. As long as all is not agreed, nothing is agreed, says the PM.
13.09.2013, Liina Valdre