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Prime Minister introduced Estonia as a country worthy of investments

    Juri Ratas encouraged more than a dozen Norwegian companies and representatives of entrepreneurship organizations to invest in Estonia. Estonia as a country with a strong banking sector, budget policy and a simple business environment that is worthy of investments. The prime minister said that Estonia shares common values with the Nordic states and […]

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#EstonianWay – a new two-year tourism promotion campaign

  This campaign launched by Enterprise Estonia and aims to bring additionally 20,000 tourists to Estonia. As part of the #EstonianWay campaign, 100 well-known foreigners, such as athletes, musicians, businesspeople and social media stars will present Estonia to their compatriots. The budget of the campaign for the two-year period is 650,000 euros, which includes money […]

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Regulations of parental benefits in Estonia will become more flexible

  Amendments to the Family Benefits Act will be put to a final vote at the Estonian parliament on Wednesday. Parents will be granted the opportunity to use their parental leave at the same time and take care of their baby together. The new system would also permit for parents to take turns staying at […]

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Estonia’s cyber capabilities may be at the disposal of NATO

  Defense Minister Juri Luik said that Estonia is ready to give its cyber capabilities to NATO if necessary. “When developing different capabilities, the member states must be ready to share them also with NATO, and the same principle applies to attack capabilities,” Luik said. Estonia is developing its cyber command considering the interests and […]

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Estonia will support getting started with entrepreneurship

  The county town of Valga on the Estonian-Latvian border held an entrepreneurship seminar on Monday. The Prime Minister Juri Ratas emphasized that entrepreneurship is the engine of the state’s development and the government must support getting started with business as well as the growth of existing companies. He said that the development of entrepreneurship […]

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Prime Minister of Estonia met with New York community of Estonians

  Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas met on Sunday with members of the Estonian community of New York. Currently Estonia supports Estonians living abroad through a compatriots’ scholarship program that offers support for maintaining fluency in Estonian, preserving Estonian national culture and identity, and the possibility of returning to Estonia. The prime minister emphasized that […]

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Jonatan Vseviov – new Estonian ambassador to the United States

  The new Estonian ambassador to the United States, Jonatan Vseviov, will present his credentials to President Donald Trump on Monday. Jonatan Vseviov was the secretary general of the Ministry of Defense. President Kersti Kaljulaid named him President Kersti Kaljulaid named Vseviov as Estonia’s new ambassador to the United States at the beginning of August. […]

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Three Estonian cities will vie for European Capital of Culture 2024

  The city council of Estonian resort city Parnu has supported the city government’s proposal to vie for the status of European Capital of Culture 2024 together with Tartu and Viljandi. All three cities want to have an interesting, creative and environmentally aware living environment, attach value to local culture and wish to diversify it. […]

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858,000 of Russians visited Estonia in the first half of the year

  Estonia has become the seventh foreign county in terms of the number of visits by Russian tourists. Russian citizens made 858,000 trips to Estonia in the first half of the year. According to the Rosstat, Russian citizens made 2.28 million trips to Turkey, 1.75 million trips to the separating Georgian region of Abkhazia and […]

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Estonia wants to give robots legal recognition

  Estonia is the country which trying to stay ahead of launching new technologies and to be one of the trailblazers in regulating robotics. The nation’s economy ministry is working on legislation that would address the status of artificial intelligence in legal disputes. One proposal under consideration would create the term “robot-agent”, which would be […]

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