Estonia

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 20.06.2018, 16:00

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Saaremaa, Ventspils eyeing ferry link for summer

Saaremaa, Ventspils eyeing ferry link for summer

20.06.2018

Representatives of the Estonian island municipality of Saaremaa and the city of Ventspils, Latvia have decided to start searching for a suitable boat to operate a regular ferry service between them already next summer, regional newspaper Saarte Haal reported, cites LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Estonia, Good for Business, Latvia, Port, Tourism, Transport



Estonia's GDP per capita is 77% of EU average

Estonia's GDP per capita is 77% of EU average

20.06.2018

Estonia's gross domestic product (GDP) per capita expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS) last year made up 77% of the average European Union rate, compared to 75% in 2016, the indicator was lower in seven member states and the same as Estonia's in two other member states, cites LETA/BNS.

Personal identification services company Veriff raises USD 7.7 mln

Personal identification services company Veriff raises USD 7.7 mln

19.06.2018

Estonian personal identification services startup Veriff has raised 7.7 million dollars, with the leading investor being Mosaic Ventures, reports LETA/BNS.


Estonian research to get EUR 8 mln from EEA program

Estonian research to get EUR 8 mln from EEA program

19.06.2018

A program agreement was signed between Estonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on June 18th, according to which Estonia will utilize more than eight million euros' worth of support of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism Programme for carrying out research and higher education cooperation projects, reports LETA.

Base salary of police officers, border guards to rise to EUR 1,280 in Estonia

Base salary of police officers, border guards to rise to EUR 1,280 in Estonia

19.06.2018

Estonian Interior Minister Andres Anvelt and management of the Police and Border Guard Board agreed on the gross basic salary of patrol officers and border guards raising to at least 1,280 euros next year, to which bonuses would be added, for instance in East-Viru County the real salary of patrol officers would total 1,700 euros, informs LETA/BNS.


19.06.2018

VKG launched EUR 1.5 mln pipe conveyor in Estonia

The northeast Estonian shale oil producing company Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG) in spring launched a 1.5 million euro Kiviter pipe conveyor, while previously, waste was transported from factories to the disposal area by cars, informs LETA/BNS.

19.06.2018

Estravel given permission to buy Mainor Meelis

The Estonian travel agency Estravel has received permission from the Competition Authority to acquire the travel agency Mainor Meelis OU, informs LETA/BNS.

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