Government reaches agreement on state budget strategyEstonian news
- Euro didn't raise the prices after allEstonian newsFive years ago, soon after the retailers said euro would not raise the prices, the statement turned into a joke among the people. Just before the switch, chamber of commerce and industry initiated a campaign aimed at avoiding unsubstantiated rise of prices of goods and services while the euro was being adopted in 2011.
- ERR says money lacking, fails to convinceEstonian newsA storm is brewing around budget of Public Broadcasting (ERR) which threatens to bin part of next year's live broadcasts and lay off staff. And yet the Riigikogu finance committee last night supported not the granting of 650,000 extra euros to ERR as the claims about lack of money are allegedly unclear.
- Editorial: Europe, pay up for your defenceEstonian newsAt NATO summit in Wales a year ago, all 28 members vowed to boost defence spending to a minimum of 2 percent of gross domestic produce in ten years. Think-tank Carnegie Europe's analysis «The Politics of 2 Percent: NATO and the Security Vacuum in Europe» compiled for its first anniversary finds the hope all reach the goal is overly optimistic. The analysis underlines the thus greater need to focus on what Europe needs to do to fill the vacuum.
- Editorial: the pain and pleasure of predictingEstonian newsThroughout the ages, predicting the future by the past and present has been a riveting pastime. Oh the oracles, the crystal balls, the soothsayers and the like. For the fans of stuff more sophisticated, try delving into the «Foundation» series by Isaac Asimov where genius-mathematician Hari Seldon invents a discipline for precision knowledge of the future – psychohistory. By the which he predicts the collapse of the Galactic Empire.