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President of Estonia visited Ukraine

  Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid had a working visit to Ukraine on Thursday and Friday. She met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk and parliament speaker Dmytro Razumkov. She also was one of the speakers at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) meeting. Politicians, diplomats, entrepreneurs and civil society leaders from several dozen […]

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Estonian students will start receiving bachelor’s degree

  In September a new Higher Education Act will enter into force in Estonia. According to it professional higher education students will receive bachelor’s degrees for the first time at the end of their studies. Estonian higher education is moving closer toward countries like Germany or Switzerland. Under the new Higher Education Act, the same […]

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Estonia has got preliminary state reform plan for 2019-2023

  On Thursday the government of Estonia endorsed a preliminary action plan for the state reform for 2019 to 2023. The reform focuses on merging state authorities, relocating state-paid jobs from the capital city and improving the quality of public services. The action plan for the state reform for the coming four years includes a […]

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Estonia will join European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

  Estonia has signed a contract with EMBL to become a prospect member state of the EMBL from June 2019. The EMBL is a leading molecular biology research institution established 45 years ago with main research facility in Heidelberg, Germany. Currently, the EMBL has 27 member states. The prospect membership grants Estonian researchers for three […]

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Estonian space sector in Toravere

  Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology Kert Kingo visited the Tartu Observatory in Toravere on Friday. She met with researchers and entrepreneurs of the Estonian space field. By now, Estonia has been a full member of the European Space Agency (ESA) for four years already. Joining ESA has created a wide range of […]

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Estonia discussing digital cooperation with Argentina

  Estonian Minister of Foreign Trade and IT Kert Kingo met with Argentinian Minister of Modernization Andres Ibarra in Canada to discuss digital cooperation. The Argentinian minister invited Estonia to be the co-chair of the Open Government Partnership initiative. The Estonian minister will also meet with a Georgian delegation on Thursday. Georgia is a member […]

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15th anniversary of Estonia’s EU membership

  On May 1 it was the 15th anniversary of Estonia’s joining of the European Union. To celebrate the anniversary government leaders of all countries who joined the EU in 2004 gathered in Warsaw on Wednesday. Prime Minister of Estonia Juri Ratas in his speech emphasized on that these joint years in Europe have been […]

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Start of e-prescriptions exchanging between Estonia and Portugal

  Two countries will start the exchange of e-prescriptions already this year. An agreement about the terms of exchange has been signed by Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and IT Rene Tammist and Portugal’s Health Minister Marta Temido. Since January this year, Finnish patients started using a digital prescription issued in their home country also in […]

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Estonia started nomination of candidates for European Parliament

  Estonian National Electoral Committee informed that nomination of candidates for the election of the European Parliament has begun on Wednesday, March, 27. The deadline for the nomination of candidates is at 6 p.m. on April 6. Seven members of the European Parliament will be elected from Estonia. The elections to the European Parliament in […]

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Estonia should pay more attention to the tourism development

  The number of foreign tourists in Estonia is dropping down and the state needs to take action to address this worrying state of affairs. The board chairman of Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Association Verni Loodmaa pointed out that tourism accounts for 7 percent of Estonia’s GDP. Loodmaa said that political parties should begin coalition […]

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