Editorial: Estonia, established in European Hall of Fame
For any state or union, well functioning regulations are an unquestionable foundation for success. That in 2015 Estonia stood out by lowness of infringement proceedings regarding adoption of EU directives, says a lot while mainly underlining how well we understand the importance of being in the bloc.
Finance minister seeking sponsorship austerity
Could state enterprises keep on handing out sponsorship cash as before? Should the practice be cancelled, or rules applied to it? In questions like these, deep debates are in store at government this fall.
29.07.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Editorial: rules are not for breaking
Yesterday, Postimees wrote about potential danger posed by new buildings being erected using flawed material. At the moment, we have two schoolhouses, an apartment house, and two office buildings under construction featuring defective blocks.
Editorial: fighting? Seek to agree
The truck transport tussle is worthy or broader public attention. The law says carriers adhere not to rules. Truckers smell persecution. Feels like the nation needs to interfere.
«Not humans but robots» – truck drivers honk horn at perceived police persecution
As one, truckers of Estonia have opted to open their mouths and speak their mind about the punitive police raids seemingly bordering on bullying and increasing in volume. Instead of improving anything, they say it's applying brakes on business.
11.03.2016, Aivar PauPM
Editorial: see, I'm a scientist
With science ethics, it's more than written rules or administrative guidelines. More than that, it's about moral principles. Though unwritten, they're vital just the same so as to ensure the functioning of science.
Editorial: no rules replace responsibility
The serious accident in Viimsi water park slide this Saturday is worthy of attention whether the new facilities are guilty or not. While safety of use is a must, let us never forget the personal responsibility to be cautious and think ahead. Rules will always be general, and every incident unique.
Editorial: tax bill to spice up vacation
Tax inspection talk is sensitive, any time. By recent no-confidence vote, the new government has added a dimension or two. Add to this the midsummer tax board announcement of boosted intrusion bill.
Editorial: catastrophe risks may be reduced, not removed
In all likelihood, Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz intentionally crashed into a mountain killing himself and all aboard – totalling 150. Why? Was there something the airline failed to do? Are there systemic errors in aviation making this possible?
Customs to gain right to confiscate counterfeit goods on site
Estonian Ministry of Finance is seeking opinions on a bill of amendments to the Customs Act according to which lodging a traveler's declaration would become easier and customs would gain the right to confiscate counterfeit goods on site.
Amendment allows spending night on private plot
Up to now, sunrise to sunset was the limit for staying on unmarked private land. Not anymore, so feel free to spend the night. A ban on picking berries and mushrooms must be separately signified by owner.
04.08.2014, Hanneli RudiPM
Disorder ordered in public order?
July 1st. New law allows for polite binging and protects people by silent hours starting 60 minutes sooner.
16.06.2014, Tuuli KochPM
Ilves announces new tax rules
Yesterday, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves opted to proclaim Value Added Tax Act Amendment Act, the last version of which he vetoed last December. Riigikogu ratified the amendment on May 7th.
21.05.2014, Liina ValdrePM
Randjärv case changes the rules
After internal audit, University of Tartu Rectorate and Office of Academic Affairs reacted decisively and imposed a new order to protect doctoral students, from now on, from possible arbitrariness by committee once allowed to defend theses. Starting January 1st 2014, new rules regarding issuance of Doctoral level degrees are in force. Underneath, Postimees lists chief changes.
30.01.2014, Tuuli Koch