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  • Finance Ministry sets 2018 economic growth forecast at 3.6%
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  • Estonian GDP growth accelerates tiny 0.1pp to 3.7% y/y in Q2
  • Tera Ventures fund raises EUR 21 mln for investing in startups
  • Activist: Estonia could take leading role in fight against waste, pollution
  • Finance Ministry sets 2018 economic growth forecast at 3.6%
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  • Estonia an attractive destination for start-ups, says envoy
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  • Employers' manifesto: Tax hikes must be stopped
  • Average wages and salaries growth slows in second quarter of 2018
  • Fuel exports, imports boost trade in July, trade deficit at €137 million
  • Estonian GDP growth accelerates tiny 0.1pp to 3.7% y/y in Q2
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  • Estonian exports decrease in March 2018, imports rise
  • Fuel exports, imports boost trade in July, trade deficit at €137 million
  • Estonian GDP growth accelerates tiny 0.1pp to 3.7% y/y in Q2
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  • Ratas to IMF: Estonia's budget to reach balance by 2020
  • Estonia passes 2017 record level budget spending to bolster defense
  • Enterprise Estonia's 2018 budget increased to €215 million
  • Estonia's state budget to exceed €10 billion for first time in history
  • IMF recommends Estonian government defer expenditures
  • Estonia about to reach 2018 third-country immigration quota
  • Bank of Estonia: Labor productivity grew faster than labor costs in ...
  • Finance Ministry sets 2018 economic growth forecast at 3.6%
  • US allies to spend $12B more on defense this year: NATO chief
  • Donald Trump's NATO Speech Had One Major Flaw
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  • For Germany, Trump is an Opportunity for a Look in the Mirror
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  • Former Prime Minister of Estonia Joins Blockchain Startup Lympo
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  • 2019 state budget to exceed €11 billion
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  • Minister invites foreign representatives to opening of Arvo Pärt Centre
  • ETV+ to begin broadcasting on primary free-to-air network next year
  • Linnahall: the thorn in Tallinn's side
  • Hannes Hanso to leave politics next spring
  • Interview: Estonia's Defence Minister Hannes Hanso
  • Defense minister meets with US counterintelligence chief
  • Hanso: Estonia heard what it went to Washington to hear
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  • Hiiumaa ferry woes continue, Simson points finger at Michal
  • EKRE chairman blames prime minister for Hiiumaa ferry interruptions
  • No-confidence vote against Tallinn mayor fails
  • Form N-PX BLACKROCK ADVANTAGE GLOB For: Jun 30
  • Reform's MPs vote to replace Hanno Pevkur with Kalle Laanet
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  • SDE's main candidate for IT minister Rene Tammist
  • Urve Palo resignation reactions: Not an unexpected move
  • Estonia to host the Startup Nations Summit in 2017
  • Estonia gets €60 million fund-of-funds to solidify lead for Baltic startups
  • MPs divided on pulp mill national designated spatial plan
  • Citizens Confront Estonian State Over Excessive De-Forestation
  • Estonia gets development plan for adapting to climate change
  • Form N-PX AB BOND FUND, INC. For: Jun 30
  • Form N-PX ALLIANZ FUNDS For: Jun 30
  • Minister: Estonia's tax burden to increase to 35.8 percent in 2018
  • Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL) changes party name
  • Gallery: Ratas, Sester and Palo tour soon-to-be-renovated Linnahall
  • Open house day at the Riigikogu
  • The Second CCCTB Proposal Seems Also Headed for a Failure
  • New center at Fletcher hosts conference on cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity and the Law
  • Politicians expect ethnic divide to become issue in election campaign
  • Marina Kaljurand leaves Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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  • Estonia: Jevgeni Ossinovski to resign as minister of health, labor
  • The 100000 Genomes Club
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  • Ossinovski to step down as minister
  • Sikkut joins Social Democrats as party names her Ossinovski's ...
  • Pevkur may be implicated by Silvergate materials now publicly ...
  • Estonia Tightens Security Measures at Country's Transport Stations
  • Cold Welcome: Norway, Estonia to Erect Walls on Russian Border
  • Pevkur appointed member of Constitutional Committee
  • Tallinn to Buy Drones for Russian-Estonian Border Protection
  • Reinsalu: Those who stood against advantaged opponent know ...
  • Reinsalu: EPPO should head future extensive money laundering ...
  • Violent crime victim aid must be funded by perpetrator income says ...
  • Government reaction to treason: ethnicity, citizenship, travel to Russia
  • Estonian justice, interior ministers set new targets for fighting crime
  • Reform Party gearing up for general meeting and internal elections
  • Heat, hardship and horrible harvests: Europe's drought explained
  • Farmers picket Estonian government
  • Russia may station troops in Belarus to challenge Nato, warns Estonia
  • Estonia, US Sign Agreement on Defense Cooperation - Estonian ...
  • Estonia's past plays into refugee debate
  • Resettlement of refugees from Italy to Estonia hindered by ...
  • FAQ: Estonia and migration crisis
  • Financial Times: Estonian Ardo Hansson front runner for ECB ...
  • Bank of Estonia chief: ECB may hike rates faster than market ...
  • Merkel will give up the ECB to win the top job at European ...
  • Musical chairs: ECB prepares to reshuffle board
  • Bank of Estonia sets 2018 economic growth forecast at 3.5%
  • Military committee of NATO's parliamentary assembly meeting in ...
  • Presidential adviser, ambassadors to NATO, US to switch places
  • Estonia's Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Eerik Marmei?
  • Ambassador Marmei: We need to recognise Russia's threat to the ...
  • Sylvia Thompson and Michael Keller receive Estonian state ...
  • The Permanent Missions of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will open ...
  • UNICEF Executive Board opens with a call for action on climate ...
  • What works and what can be done better: UNICEF Executive Board ...
  • UNICEF Executive Board discusses humanitarian action and financing
  • UN forum on indigenous issues opens 2016 session with focus on ...

    Estonia Leaders


    President


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  • Estonian president calls for parlt to deliberate strengthening welfare ...
  • GALLERY | President starts her week in Narva

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Speaker uses parliamentary opening speech to warn of populism
  • Kicking a common habit could help boost your career, says Estonia's ...
  • Members of parliament underpaid by as much as €1600 per month

    Prime Minister


  • Former Estonian Prime Minister Becomes Blockchain Startup Advisor
  • Gallery: Ratas visits island of Hiiumaa
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    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Deputy minister: No Brexit deals were to be made in Salzburg
  • Vietnam, Estonia eye stronger bilateral ties
  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week

    Minister of Economy


  • Finance Ministry sets 2018 economic growth forecast at 3.6%
  • Free market key to both Estonia and world, says PM
  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week
  • Baltic states cull 35000 pigs due to ASF
  • R&D Council: National priorities needed for European research ...

    Minister of Culture


  • The Estonian Institute launches a new programme to integrate ...
  • 2019 state budget to exceed €11 billion
  • Watch a film on 'The Singing Revolution,' learn about Estonian ...

    Minister of Defense


  • Estonia's defense minister Juri Luik on Russian threats and ...
  • Estonian Defense Ministry Says Lacks Evidence of 'Kremlin Agents'
  • Estonia eyes mid-range air defense systems to rectify NATO 'oversight'

    Minister of Education


  • State secondary schools to bring rural area education up to par with ...
  • Education Minister proposes abolition of basic school final exams
  • R&D Council: National priorities needed for European research ...

    Minister of Energy


  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week
  • Lithuanian energy minister expects green light for synchronization
  • Finance Ministry sets 2018 economic growth forecast at 3.6%

    Minister of Finance


  • Finance Ministry sets 2018 economic growth forecast at 3.6%
  • Estonia: pulp mill in Tartu region unlikely to be built
  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Mikser visits Brunei in first high-level visit by Estonia
  • Estonia – Meeting between Jean-Yves Le Drian and Sven Mikser ...
  • Irish foreign minister to visit Estonia for first time

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Estonian PM in Salzburg: Strong external border is backbone of EU ...
  • Estonian Defense Ministry Says Lacks Evidence of 'Kremlin Agents'
  • Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments

    Minister of Justice


  • Reinsalu: Those who stood against advantaged opponent know ...
  • Reinsalu: EPPO should head future extensive money laundering ...
  • Heiki Loot appointed Supreme Court Justice

    Minister of Health


  • Government to support job creation in Northeastern, Southeastern ...
  • Government to support job creation in East, Southeast Estonia
  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • UK minister: Transport between UK and Estonia, EU needs discussion
  • Public transport subsidy to rise to EUR 101 mln in Estonia next year
  • Japan seeks stronger cooperation with Estonia in cybersecurity

    Minister of Sports


  • Gallery: Ratas visits island of Hiiumaa
  • Former Prime Minister of Estonia Becomes New Chairman of ...
  • Former Prime Minister of Estonia Joins Blockchain Startup Lympo

    Director of State Security Service


  • Estonian state taps ten times as many phones as Sweden, Finland
  • Incoming head of Data Protection Inspectorate fails ISS security check
  • Estonia Suspects Former Officer, Father Spied for Russia

    Chairman National Bank


  • Danske Bank's money-laundering scandalDenmark's biggest bank ...
  • Danish bank CEO quits amid money laundering scandal
  • Danske Bank money laundering scandal inquiry intensifies

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Hasina arrives in US to join 73rd UN General Assembly
  • PM flies to London en route to New York
  • PM flies to London Friday morning en route to NY

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Is money-laundering scandal at Danske Bank the largest in history?
  • Danske Bank boss quits over €200bn money-laundering scandal
  • Danske Bank CEO resigns over $300B money-laundering inquiry

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • INTERVIEW: Tallinna Vesi CEO makes Tallinn water even more ...
  • Wall Street is set to open higher after Dow surges 185 points as ...
  • POLITICO Playbook: GOP pushing Kavanaugh nom back on track

    Opposition


  • September party ratings: Only four parties above election threshold
  • 30 years since the most important Singing Revolution concert
  • Danske threat to Denmark's rating triggers political action

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Estonian GDP growth accelerates tiny 0.1pp to 3.7% y/y in Q2
  • Estonian president calls for parlt to deliberate strengthening welfare ...
  • Estonia GDP Growth Improves In Q2
  • The week in corruption, 21 September 2018
  • Danske chief says laundered money nearly €130 billion
  • Activist: Estonia could take leading role in fight against waste, pollution
  • Danske Bank boss quits over money laundering scandal
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    Investment

  • Estonia has just 1.3 million people, so why are its startups setting ...
  • Estonian GDP growth accelerates tiny 0.1pp to 3.7% y/y in Q2
  • Tera Ventures fund raises EUR 21 mln for investing in startups
  • Tera Ventures Fund II raises 21 million euros of investments for seed ...
  • Nestor represents Estonia at Three Seas Initiative summit in Bucharest
  • Finance Ministry sets 2018 economic growth forecast at 3.6%
  • Estonia has just 1.3 million people, so why are its startups setting ...
  • Estonian GDP growth accelerates tiny 0.1pp to 3.7% y/y in Q2
  • Tera Ventures fund raises EUR 21 mln for investing in startups
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    Demographics

  • Activist: Estonia could take leading role in fight against waste, pollution
  • Finance Ministry sets 2018 economic growth forecast at 3.6%
  • Are the Baltic States Right for Your Startup?
  • Estonia an attractive destination for start-ups, says envoy
  • INTERVIEW: Tallinna Vesi CEO makes Tallinn water even more ...
  • Employers' manifesto: Tax hikes must be stopped
  • Average wages and salaries growth slows in second quarter of 2018
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    Export/Import

  • Fuel exports, imports boost trade in July, trade deficit at €137 million
  • Estonian GDP growth accelerates tiny 0.1pp to 3.7% y/y in Q2
  • Business News in Brief: China-America trade war's threat to Danish ...
  • Electricity production in Estonia increased in 2017
  • Imports of goods have reached a historic high; exports witness the ...
  • Estonian exports decrease in March 2018, imports rise
  • Fuel exports, imports boost trade in July, trade deficit at €137 million
  • Estonian GDP growth accelerates tiny 0.1pp to 3.7% y/y in Q2
  • Business News in Brief: China-America trade war's threat to Danish ...
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    Public Spending

  • Ratas to IMF: Estonia's budget to reach balance by 2020
  • Estonia passes 2017 record level budget spending to bolster defense
  • Enterprise Estonia's 2018 budget increased to €215 million
  • Estonia's state budget to exceed €10 billion for first time in history
  • IMF recommends Estonian government defer expenditures
  • Estonia about to reach 2018 third-country immigration quota
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    Public Debt

  • Finance Ministry sets 2018 economic growth forecast at 3.6%
  • US allies to spend $12B more on defense this year: NATO chief
  • Donald Trump's NATO Speech Had One Major Flaw
  • Trump vows to crackdown on leaks, chastises NATO
  • Trump touts success on NATO, terrorism battle, thanks troops in trip ...
  • After Israel and Vatican, Trump Heads to 'Hellhole' Brussels for EU ...
  • NATO troop increase plan draws criticism in Afghanistan
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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2018-08-09EEBalance of Trade JUN?-215M? -150M00
    2018-08-07EEInflation Rate YoY JUL4.00%3.10%01
    2018-08-07EEInflation Rate MoM JUL0.90%0.30%01
    2018-07-31EEIndustrial Production YoY JUN3.20%01
    2018-07-31EEIndustrial Production MoM JUN-0.30%01
    2018-07-30EERetail Sales MoM JUN1%
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  • 11
    2018-07-30EERetail Sales YoY JUN5%
  • Market Update: Bitcoin, EUR/USD, Gold prices, Crude oil, and DAX 30
  • 11
    2018-07-20EEPPI MoM JUN-0.30%01
    2018-07-20EEPPI YoY JUN2.30%01
    2018-07-10EEBalance of Trade MAY?-130M01