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Tallinn 2011 council member resigns in protest

Tallinn 2011 council member resigns in protest

TALLINN — The troubles with Tallinn European Capital of Culture project continues, now the foundation’s administrative council member Katrin Saks resigned from her position amid acrimony about political control over the project. Saks, a Social Democrat and Tallinn alderman, said her resignation was prompted by the lack of support for her proposal to add another […]

Trade up across Baltics

Trade up across Baltics

TALLINN — The import of machinery, transport equipment and metals bolstered the strong growth of Estonian foreign trade in June. Statistics Estonia reported Tuesday that the smallest Baltic state’s export improved by 7 percent, and import by 22 percent compared to the same period last year. The export reached up to 10.2 billion krooni (€651 […]

Who was bribed?

Who was bribed?

TALLINN — The guilty verdict in the Valdeko Sibul trial leaves an unresolved question — who on the Tallinn City Council accepted his bribes? 58-year old Valdeko Sibul was found guilty of bribing a public official on Aug. 16, but the prosecutor’s office remains unable to find out which officials were accepting his bribes. Sibul […]

Producer prices up

Producer prices up

TALLINN — The producer price index of industrial output in Estonia is continuing to climb as the country recovers from the economic crisis. Prices rose by 3.9 percent in July compared to the same time last year. From the previous month July’s prices were up 0.5 percent, according to the country’s Department of Statistics. July’s […]

Drug lab worth millions busted in Tallinn

Drug lab worth millions busted in Tallinn

TALLINN — Estonia’s Police and Border Guard announced Thursday that a drug laboratory in Tallinn where large quantities of amphetamine and GHB were produced was busted earlier this week. Three people, an 18-year old named Anatoli, a 40-year old named Ruslan and one juvenile girl were detained Monday for illegally dealing with narcotic substances. Anatoli […]

Kosovo hires Navirec

Kosovo hires Navirec

TALLINN — Estonian GPS and monitoring system company Navirec won a state procurement from Europe’s newest nation Kosovo to provide 5,000 state cars with tracking devices, even though Navirec had the most expensive offer. The contract between 100 percent Estonian-owned Navirec and the Kosovar government will be signed Friday, and 2,600 cars will have the […]

Brem bankruptcy case dropped

Brem bankruptcy case dropped

TALLINN — Tallinn heating company Tallinna Küte withdraw the bankruptcy request on Brem, a large Estonian real estate maintenance company after it paid most of it’s debt. Brem had 800,000 krooni (€51,129) worth of unpaid heating bills since the end of last year to Tallinna Küte, which filed for Brem’s bankruptcy in the Harju County […]

What is killing the Baltic states seagulls?

What is killing the Baltic states seagulls?

TALLINN — The cause of death of hundreds of seagulls found on the northern coast of Estonia at the end of last month remains a mystery. The Estonian Environmental Inspectorate found more than 200 dead seagulls on the northern coast from Muuga Harbor to Salmistu, which is about 100 km out of Tallinn. Inspectorate spokesman […]

Are you ready for an e-song festival?

Are you ready for an e-song festival?

TALLINN — Whether it’s e-government, e-voting or e-prescriptions from doctors, Estonia seems it can’t get digital enough. Now, the country is planning it’s first e-song festival, so to speak, uniting its traditional song festivals with its digital craze for the first time in history. The digital song festival will take place in August 20, when […]

Are Estonia’s bakeries an illegal cartel?

Are Estonia’s bakeries an illegal cartel?

TALLINN — The Estonian Association of Bakeries’ statement last Friday that an increase of bread prices is inevitable is being answered with a criminal investigation of cartel agreement by authorities. The state prosecutor’s office announced Monday that a criminal investigation was initiated to investigate the alleged anti-competitive pricing agreements by bakeries in the Baltic state. […]

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