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Thursday, 07.05.2015, 10:35
The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled a detailed plan for creating a digital single market, and thereby implement one of its highest priorities, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
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The Estonian Riigikogu approved on Wednesday of the bill on amendments to the Constitution of Estonia for reducing the voting age for local government council elections, which gives 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote at local municipality elections, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The Estonian Car Sales and Servicing Companies Union AMTEL data indicates that 1,984 new cars were sold in Estonia in April 2015, which is by 0.9% less than at the same time last year, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
A study of the expenses of households carried out by Swedbank's Institute of Private Finances has revealed that Lithuanians spend less money on food than Latvians and Estonians. A family of four people that lives in Vilnius spends EUR 291 per month on recommended food products, informs LETA/ELTA.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas discussed at the meeting in Brussels on Tuesday with Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission and Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council the issues of security, energy and Digital Single Market, as well as the challenges faced by Eurozone, reported BC the government communication unit.
Swedish companies are demanding in Harju County Court the bankruptcy of Estonian aviation company Avies, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The controversial Uber that connects drivers and passengers and has caused a lot of problems in Europe because of unlicensed drivers, intends to expand to Estonia and will most likely use the services of people who have a permit of non-regular transport here, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht writes.