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Ministers Taavi Aas and Dr Michael Farrugia.
24.01.2020|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia will sell renewable energy statistics to Malta

Taavi Aas, Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia, and Dr Michael Farrugia, Minister for Energy and Water Management of Malta, signed a contract in Valletta today, pursuant to which Malta will purchase renewable energy statistics from Estonia for two million euros. According to...
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28.11.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Grid operators to establish Energy Data Access Alliance to revolutionise European energy market

Press release by Elering. In Tallinn, Estonia grid operators from Spain, France, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Estonia signed a Letter of Intent to investigate launching an Alliance that will connect together the energy data of all Europeans, so that energy companies...
05.09.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

UK driving licenses in Estonia will become invalid a year after Hard Brexit

The Estonian government decided to amend the Traffic Act ahead of Brexit to allow UK’s driving license holders to continue driving in Estonia in the future. “We want to maintain close relations and diverse co-operation with the United Kingdom, and part of this concerns UK’s driving licenses in...
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08.08.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The new e-Residency action plan helps to create more added value for local entrepreneurs and the Estonian state

At today’s cabinet meeting, the government approved the e-Residency 2.0 action plan with the objective to make the e-Residency programme more secure, more beneficial for Estonian entrepreneurs, and more convenient for the e-residency community. According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, the results...
11.07.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Experts: Estonia’s economic state is good

Estonian Institute of Economic Research (Eesti Konjunktuuriinstuut) published yesterday its half-year survey, which underlines that Estonia’s current economic state has remained good for the eighth quarter in a row. At the same time, the economic confidence index, which reflects business confidence...
09.07.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

South Korea's Telecom Company is looking for cooperation opportunities in Estonia

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SK telecom, a South Korean telecommunications company, to promote mutually beneficial cooperation. According to Viljar Lubi, Undersecretary for Economic Development, cooperation between Estonia and SK...
Rail Baltica
26.06.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Study: Rail Baltica freight transport has potential on the Adriatic line

A study was completed under the leadership of economist Erik Terk, which evaluated long-term competitiveness of rail transport with other modes of transport and the competitiveness of Rail Baltica with geographically distant transport channels. Terk evaluates that the future for freight trends on...
07.06.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Minister Taavi Aas met with the Russian Minister of Transport

Taavi Aas, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, today met with Yevgeny Dietrich, Russian Minister of Transport, during the St. Peterburg International Economic Forum and jointly agreed to continue the work of the two countries' transport committee. Aas confirmed to the Russian...
07.06.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Aas to propose purchasing four new trains

In the coming weeks Taavi Aas, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, is going to make a proposal to the Cabinet  to acquire four new trains for Elron, the state-owned Estonian operator of passenger trains that conducts its business under the Elron brand. This would make traveling...
04.06.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

A solution to help the victims of domestic violence won this year's Hackathon

The cyber security company Guardtime won this year's 'Digiriigi Häkaton', a competition that brings together technology companies with an ambition to create better solutions to various services used in the public sector. The purpose of Guardtime's solution was to create a reliable way to collect...