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Monday, 20.01.2020, 18:00
Over the course of the last 10 days, more than 200,000 passengers voted to determine the nicest Christmas market in Europe and the Christmas market on Tallinn's Town Hall Square was overwhelmingly voted as the best, reported LETA/BNS.
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According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2018, the exports of goods increased by 17% and imports by 20% compared to October 2017. For the first time, exports exceeded 1.3 bln euros and imports 1.5 bln euros. The growth in trade was affected the most by an increase in trade in mineral products (solvent, fuel additives, motor spirit, shale oil).
The joint venture of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, RB Rail AS, has announced a procurement for the design and design supervision services for the second stage of the Rail Baltic railway line in Estonia from Tallinn to Rapla, reported LETA/BNS.
Representatives of the transport ministries of the Baltic states, Finland and Poland, who met in Tallinn on Monday, were of differing opinions when it comes to whether the countries should stay in summer or winter time once the practice of adjusting the clocks twice a year ends, reported LETA/BNS.
President Raimonds Vejonis will withdraw Aldis Gobzems’ (KPV LV) nomination for prime minister. After a meeting with Gobzems on Monday, Vejonis told journalists that he would issue a decree to withdraw the nomination and start consultations with political parties, reported LETA/BNS.
Estonian entrepreneurs' estimation of the share of cash-in-hand wages paid in their sector has decreased on year, it appears from the results of a survey conducted among the members of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, reported LETA/BNS.
In an EU context, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 'Life on land' focuses on progress made in improving the status of ecosystems, in decelerating land degradation and in preserving biodiversity, noted Eurostat.