Every third offender a drug addict
A study conducted among offenders revealed that about third of them are struggling with drug addiction. Though Estonia features options for treatment and rehabilitation, effectiveness of measures applied has actually not been assessed.
09.03.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
Editorial: careless care
One day it may happen. When it turns out a loved one needs constant care and support due to age or severe illness. Such is increasingly the case thus forcing us to take an ever more serious look at aging with dignity.
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
Law amendment opens doors for qualified foreign workers
Law amendments entering into force on January 1st 2016 make it easier for employers to bring in highly qualified workforce from abroad.
22.12.2015, Joosep VärkPM
Slow pace of healtcare takes toll on patients
Fresh OECD report says Estonian healthcare cannot keep pace with growing needs of people, as evidenced in payments percentage by patients approaching the critical limit.
05.11.2015, Siiri LiivaPM
Estonia lacks teachers for refugee children - school director
Estonian universities graduate at best 15-20 teachers for mixed-language classes annually, but since most of them focus on Russian-speaking students specialists for teaching refugee children whose mother tongue is for example Arabic are in short supply, a school director says.
Start-up of Estonians going for global impact
Yesterday was another day for Estonia to make it unto the big global media – the $58m investment by an US venture capital fund into Transferwise, a start-up created by Estonians, went unnoticed by none of the main newspapers.
27.01.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
For IT-firm Acronis, expanding into Estonia was no easy decision
Yesterday, international data protection systems company Acronis announced creation of new development centre in Estonia, in five years hopefully to employ 500 people.
05.12.2014, Marge TubalkainPM
Estonia to establish digital embassies
While cyber-defence strategy was being created, a plan emerged to create backup of data and services vital for the state to function – in servers located in friendly countries.
27.08.2014, Kalev AasmäePM
Firms hard pressed to find specialists
Skilled workers are of short supply for almost all industrial undertakings, and it’s getting worse. Several specific specialties just aren’t taught in Estonia’s vocational schools and the enterprises have to do the training on the spot. But even to find a man fit to train is hard.
14.08.2014, Liina LaanemetsPM
Estonians eager to team up for forensic analysis
Estonian experts stand in readiness to help identify passengers who perished in the Malaysia Airlines airplane shot down above Eastern Ukraine last Thursday, 193 of whom were citizens of Holland.
22.07.2014, Kaspar JõgevaPM
Companies: software developers hard to find
Estonia is short of skilled computer specialists; reasons listed include IT-students working during studies, and exodus.
05.09.2013, Liisu ArumäePM
Estonian parlt adopts amendments easing immigration of top specialists
The parliament on Thursday passed amendments to the Aliens Act that will make it easier to bring foreign top-level specialists and scientists into Estonia.
Editorial: time to bury memories of Soviet-imported builders
What Estonia lacks is people. Lack of people equals small market and less opportunity for enterprise. Which, in turn, means slower and vulnerable economic growth, expressed in meagre salaries – compared to EU average. Both employees and employers complain. Therefore, the IRL ministers’ initiative to amend Aliens Act, to simplify issuing residence permits to top specialists from third countries, is worthy of support.