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  • Estonia condemns Russian attack on Ukrainian vessels in Kerch Strait
  • Estonia to lead Baltic defence cooperation next year
  • EKRE board issues call to mobilise in defence of Estonian sovereignty
  • Estonia and the Kindness of Strangers
  • Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd. sets up unit in ...

    Finance


  • Bank of Estonia: Finance's weaker relations with Nordics mean new ...
  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week
  • Estonian financial watchdog proposes money laundering prevention ...
  • European Commission chides Estonia over money laundering ...
  • Pool of unemployed workforce almost exhausted, says finance ministry

    Celebrities


  • Celebrity candidates: Headed for political fame—or notoriety
  • SDE unveils top candidates list
  • Estonia to be advertised with help of foreign celebrities
  • Kenyan stars pick of the lot in battle for New York crowns
  • Cross-country skiing champion Kristina Šmigun-Vähi running for ...

    Culture


  • Alutaguse established as Estonia's sixth national park
  • PRODUCTION: Volmer in Post-production with Biopic of Estonia's ...
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  • For Estonian refugees, a masthead made a new home, half a world ...
  • EKRE board issues call to mobilise in defence of Estonian sovereignty

    Criminal


  • TIMELINE-How Danske Bank's Estonian money laundering scandal ...
  • Gardaí trailed Estonian hitman for two days before arrest for feud ...
  • Cartel hitman 'The Butcher' stalked north inner city day before arrest
  • Estonian tax and customs officials bust 28kg of marijuana
  • HKScan, Rakvere Farmid seeking over €4.8 million from Teet Soorm

    Religion


  • Estonians one of the least culturally chauvinist in Europe – but they ...
  • Eastern and Western Europeans Differ on Importance of Religion ...
  • East Europeans see faith as a gateway to nationality
  • Survey reveals Romanians' views of minorities, religion, social issues
  • Estonian youngsters second least religious in Europe

    Politics


  • Former British MP Lembit Öpik considers running for Estonian ...
  • Secret Service Protects Estonia's President As She Runs US Marathon
  • Lembit Opik considers president of Estonia race
  • Secret Service agents join president of Estonia for New York City ...
  • President: People can sleep sound at night thanks to Estonian ...
  • The Latest: Estonia calls security meeting on Russia
  • Former British MP Lembit Öpik considers running for Estonian ...
  • Secret Service Protects Estonia's President As She Runs US Marathon
  • Lembit Opik considers president of Estonia race
  • Digitisation on agenda as prime minister of pioneering Estonia visits ...
  • Riigikogu to vote on UN Migration Compact declaration on Monday
  • Estonia condemns Russian attack on Ukrainian vessels in Kerch Strait
  • Prime Minister in Germany presenting digital Estonia
  • Estonian Prime Minister's visit to Kazakhstan focuses heavily on ...
  • Ratas to visit Prague, attend Czech-Estonian digital conference
  • SEB lowers 2019 economic growth forecast to 3%
  • OECD estimates Estonia's economic growth to be 3.5% in 2019
  • EBRD lowers Estonia's economic growth forecast to 3.6%
  • Swedbank leaves 2018 economic growth forecast unchanged at 3.5%
  • Estonia and the Kindness of Strangers
  • EBRD expects Latvia to have the most rapid economic growth ...
  • Estonian PM in Prague for major digitalisation conference
  • SEB lowers 2019 economic growth forecast to 3%
  • OECD estimates Estonia's economic growth to be 3.5% in 2019
  • OECD estimates Estonia's economic growth to be 3.5 pct in 2019
  • EBRD lowers Estonia's economic growth forecast to 3.6%
  • Fleet Complete Announces New Investment Partnership with ...
  • Second pension pillar reform: the first meaningful campaign promise ...
  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week
  • Changes in Estonian Defense Policy Following Episodes of Russian ...
  • An ageing population is good for us and the planet
  • Estonia and the Kindness of Strangers
  • Slovak households fall into debt fastest in the EU
  • Changes in Estonian Defense Policy Following Episodes of Russian ...
  • Mukesh Ambani sets up Estonian joint venture for e-governance ...
  • How does Egypt reach an 8% growth rate?
  • An ageing population is good for us and the planet
  • Estonia and the Kindness of Strangers
  • Slovak households fall into debt fastest in the EU
  • SEB lowers 2019 economic growth forecast to 3%
  • EBRD lowers Estonia's economic growth forecast to 3.6%
  • Growth continues in Latvia's foreign trade figures
  • Swedbank leaves 2018 economic growth forecast unchanged at 3.5%
  • Scotland's John Ross starts sales to China amidst drop in October ...
  • August exports up 7%, imports 11% on year
  • Russia-Ukraine Feud Heats Up the Sea of Azov: Echoes of Russia's ...
  • Estonia passes 2017 record level budget spending to bolster defense
  • Estonia's state budget to exceed €10 billion for first time in history
  • Estonia about to reach 2018 third-country immigration quota
  • The social consequences of European Union expansion
  • Finance Ministry sets 2018 economic growth forecast at 3.6%
  • US allies to spend $12B more on defense this year: NATO chief
  • Trump vows to crackdown on leaks, chastises NATO
  • Trump touts success on NATO, terrorism battle, thanks troops in trip ...
  • NATO troop increase plan draws criticism in Afghanistan
  • Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive
  • Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await

    Estonia Leaders


    President


  • Lembit Opik considers president of Estonia race
  • Secret Service agents join president of Estonia for New York City ...
  • EKRE board issues call to mobilise in defence of Estonian sovereignty

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Parliament to Martial Law After Russia Flare-Up: Ukraine Update
  • Riigikogu president on official visit to Israel
  • Former Montgomeryshire MP Lembit Opik 'interested' in run for ...

    Prime Minister


  • Estonia condemns Russian attack on Ukrainian vessels in Kerch Strait
  • Digitisation on agenda as prime minister of pioneering Estonia visits ...
  • Riigikogu to vote on UN Migration Compact declaration on Monday

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • The Latest: Estonia calls security meeting on Russia
  • Prime Minister in Germany presenting digital Estonia
  • Former Prime Minister Ansip: Governments led by me prepared for ...

    Minister of Economy


  • Minister: New US import tariffs could impact Estonian economy
  • Minister: New US import tariffs may also impact Estonian economy
  • Digitisation on agenda as prime minister of pioneering Estonia visits ...

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Ratas discusses 2021-2027 EU budget with German finance minister
  • Estonian Prime Minister's visit to Kazakhstan focuses heavily on ...
  • Minister: Digitisation of agriculture at the core of post-bailout Greece

    Minister of Culture


  • Alutaguse established as Estonia's sixth national park
  • Culture minister makes clean sweep of Eesti Kontsert board
  • The Eesti Kontsert saga and the opacity of state appointments in ...

    Minister of Defense


  • Estonia prepared to contribute to missions with up to 272 military ...
  • Ukraine mulls marital law after Russia fires on naval ships near ...
  • Belgian troops to join NATO forces in Estonia

    Minister of Education


  • Katri Raik appointed new interior minister
  • Digitisation on agenda as prime minister of pioneering Estonia visits ...
  • Estonian govt changes arrangement of how European School is ...

    Minister of Energy


  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week
  • Eesti, Nelja Energia deal puts Jevgeni Ossinovski under fire
  • Three Seas Initiative meets ahead of COP24

    Minister of Finance


  • Ratas discusses 2021-2027 EU budget with German finance minister
  • Estonian government decides to terminate pulp mill spatial plan
  • Economic Development Committee: Business diplomacy to reach ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Estonia condemns Russian attack on Ukrainian vessels in Kerch Strait
  • Mikser: Estonia's independence a foreign policy success story
  • Mikser updates government on current status of Brexit negotiations

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Estonia to draw up new public health, internal security development ...
  • Government welcomes Theresa May Brexit deal
  • Grand Narratives of Freedom and Identity Dominate the Latvian ...

    Minister of Justice


  • Analysis: Government crisis a result of Pro Patria campaign tactics
  • Pro Patria EKRE stooge says interior minister, as justice minister ...
  • Back to basics: Lack of ideas sees Reform Party default to 'Russia ...

    Minister of Health


  • Estonian interior minister announces resignation for health reasons
  • Katri Raik appointed new interior minister
  • Why Estonia's ex-PM wants you to sell your healthcare data

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Prime minister calls meeting of security committee over Kerch Strait ...
  • Economic Development Committee: Business diplomacy to reach ...
  • German Air Force chief, Estonian prime minister visit Ämari Air Base

    Minister of Sports


  • Greece investigates display of Nazi symbols at Estonia game
  • Deputy sports minister calls for probe into neo-Nazi soccer fans
  • Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 6 ...

    Director of State Security Service


  • Prime minister calls meeting of security committee over Kerch Strait ...
  • Probing the Baltic States: Why Russia's Ambitions Do Not Have a ...
  • Estonia knows a lot about battling Russian spies, and the West is ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • Explainer: Danske Bank's 200 billion euro money laundering scandal
  • Estonian financial watchdog proposes money laundering prevention ...
  • Danske money laundering whistleblower labels UK structures a ...

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Analysis: Government crisis a result of Pro Patria campaign tactics
  • Estonia UN Security Council spot jeopardised
  • Kaljulaid in the US: Estonia could cooperate more with African ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Top national security aide ousted by Melania Trump reportedly ...
  • Trump cancels US cemetery visit amid diplomatic embarrassment
  • Russia poses bigger threat to UK than terror groups, says army chief

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Analysis: Government crisis a result of Pro Patria campaign tactics
  • Supreme Court to rule on Savisaar within month
  • Michael Avenatti abuse accuser is Estonian actress two decades his ...

    Opposition


  • EKRE board issues call to mobilise in defence of Estonian sovereignty
  • Samost, Sildam predict parliamentary groups' stances on UN ...
  • November ratings: Newcomer Estonia 200 may jeopardise Reform ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Czech purchasing power rising with GDP growth, firming koruna
  • Banks, ignore blockchain at your peril! It could have prevented the ...
  • Digitisation on agenda as prime minister of pioneering Estonia visits ...
  • Estonian Reform Party sees need for minister of foreign trade post
  • Slovak households fall into debt fastest in the EU
  • Reform Party backs call for new foreign trade minister
  • Financial technology growth remains stagnant as inequality gap ...
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    Investment

  • OECD estimates Estonia's economic growth to be 3.5 pct in 2019
  • EBRD lowers Estonia's economic growth forecast to 3.6%
  • Fleet Complete Announces New Investment Partnership with ...
  • Second pension pillar reform: the first meaningful campaign promise ...
  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week
  • Changes in Estonian Defense Policy Following Episodes of Russian ...
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    Demographics

  • An ageing population is good for us and the planet
  • Estonia and the Kindness of Strangers
  • Slovak households fall into debt fastest in the EU
  • Changes in Estonian Defense Policy Following Episodes of Russian ...
  • Mukesh Ambani sets up Estonian joint venture for e-governance ...
  • How does Egypt reach an 8% growth rate?
  • An ageing population is good for us and the planet
  • Estonia and the Kindness of Strangers
  • Slovak households fall into debt fastest in the EU
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    Export/Import

  • SEB lowers 2019 economic growth forecast to 3%
  • EBRD lowers Estonia's economic growth forecast to 3.6%
  • Growth continues in Latvia's foreign trade figures
  • Swedbank leaves 2018 economic growth forecast unchanged at 3.5%
  • Scotland's John Ross starts sales to China amidst drop in October ...
  • August exports up 7%, imports 11% on year
  • Russia-Ukraine Feud Heats Up the Sea of Azov: Echoes of Russia's ...
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    Public Spending

  • Estonia passes 2017 record level budget spending to bolster defense
  • Estonia's state budget to exceed €10 billion for first time in history
  • Estonia about to reach 2018 third-country immigration quota
  • The social consequences of European Union expansion
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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
  • Trump vows to crackdown on leaks, chastises NATO
  • Trump touts success on NATO, terrorism battle, thanks troops in trip ...
  • NATO troop increase plan draws criticism in Afghanistan
  • Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive
  • Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await
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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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  • Marks & Spencer to shut up shop in Hungary
  • Uber gives up fight, quits Hungary
  • 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