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Friday, 13.12.2019, 16:34
Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kolvart and Deputy mayor of Helsinki Anni Sinnemaki concluded at a meeting held in Helsinki on Tuesday that the capital cities of Estonia and Finland should coordinate their efforts and develop a shared public transport ticketing system, according to the Postimees information reports LETA/BNS.
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The Moscow Tourist Information Support Centre has launched a new hotline for tourists in Moscow. Visitors to the Russian capital can now get 24/7 help via a short number - 122, as well as a ten-digit landline number - +7 (495) 122-01-11, the Moscow Tourist Information Support Center representatives informed BC.
OECD: Reforms in Latvia must result in stronger enforcement to tackle foreign bribery and subsequent money laundering risks16.10.2019
Latvia has continued to improve its framework against bribery of foreign public officials and subsequent money laundering but the reforms need to translate into further effective enforcement, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
The e-Estonia council was given an overview at a sitting on Monday of the current state and future perspectives of self-driving vehicles, the conclusion reached at the discussion was that although there is already a working legal framework for testing self-driving vehicles on Estonian public roads, it is necessary to wait for the algorithmic-liability law to apply it in our broader legal landscape.
Fines measuring in the billions of euros may be slapped on Estonian banks as a result of money laundering breaches, which should eventually land in the Estonian state budget, Finance Minister Martin Helme said on social media, cited LETA.
The European Union Agriculture and Fisheries Council approved at a meeting in Luxembourg new catch quotas for the Baltic Sea for the coming year, including a 92% reduction in the cod fishing quota in the eastern Baltic Sea, reported LETA.
Estonia's Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Jarvik supports the French proposal to leave the budget of the European Union's common agricultural policy (CAP) for 2020+ at the level of the current period and not reduce it, informed LETA/BNS.