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Estonian National News channel. ERR started its operation on June 1, 2007, when Estonian Radio and Estonian Television were merged.

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Estonian World

Estonian World is a global independent online magazine, founded in London in 2012 and headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia.

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Norway Today

Norway Today is an independent online newspaper which is politically unaffiliated. The newspaper is owned by Tor Ingar Oesterud.

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1.08.2019

Several e-residents, spanning the globe from Vancouver, Canada, to Seoul, Korea, have formed EERICA – the Estonian E-Residents’ International Chamber Association…

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7.06.2019

Estonia has, for the first time, been elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The vote took place on 7 June at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City. All 193 UN member states were in present to cast their votes…

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7.04.2019

Three parties have inked a coalition agreement to form a new government in Estonia. The deal most likely spells the end of another party leader’s chances of becoming Estonia’s first female prime minister…

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16.03.2019

Even though Estonia has its own national carrier, Nordica, the Latvian airline, AirBaltic, has become the number one airline carrying passengers to and from the Tallinn Airport…

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12.03.2019

97% of Norwegian employers plan to keep or increase the number of employees up to the summer.That is higher than at the same time last year reported ManpowerGroup…

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08.03.2019

For International Women’s Day, Estonian World has compiled a list of the most outstanding Estonian women on the global stage. It is important to emphasise that this is not the ultimate list of the most important Estonian women in the world. There are many others who work hard and stand out…

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07.03.2019

Of EU member states, Estonia saw the sharpest quarterly increase in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2018. Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% on quarter in the euro area and by 0.3% on quarter in the EU during the fourth quarter of 2018, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU. In the US, meanwhile, the quarterly increase was 0.6%…

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4.03.2019

In Sunday’s parliamentary election in Estonia, the center-right Reform party won 29.4% of the vote, setting up its leader Kaja Kallas to become the first female prime minister of the Baltic country, so long as she can form a coalition government…

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27.02.2019

According to preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2018 the total profit of the business sector reached €2.9 billion, which is 4% more than in the year before…

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19.02.2019

Estonia is often described as a genuinely digital society. Today a majority of government services are offered 24/7 online, and data integrity is ensured by blockchain technology. You can use medical e-prescriptions, file taxes, or even buy a car online without needing to go to the vehicle registration office…

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8.02.2019

For a small country, Estonia has made a big impression on the global stage. The Baltic nation of just 1.3 million people has attracted the attention of world leaders, academics and venture capitalists thanks to its high-tech digital society…

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28.01.2019

Leaders from tech giants Google, Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, Nvidia, Taxify, Microsoft and Starship are due to meet President Kersti Kaljulaid in March, when they will discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI)…

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10.01.2019

According to an overview of average wages in the EU, Estonia’s average net wage has placed 17th overall, surpassing those of Portugal and Greece. Georgia-based entrepreneur and investor Reinis Fischer published on his site an overview of average wages in the EU according to which Estonian wages have reached 17th overall…

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08.01.2019

Providing no major changes occur in commodity prices, the Bank of Estonia is forecasting that inflation in Estonia will remain below 3% in 2019. Inflation remained high in Estonia in 2018, as prices rose at twice the average rate for the euro area, averaging 3.4% on year, said Bank of Estonia economist Sulev Pert in his comments on December and full-year inflation data published by Statistics Estonia on Tuesday…

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02.01.2019

As of the end of 2018, a total of 1,300 residence permit applications had been received for purposes of employment and enterprise in Estonia. Combined with the applications received on Wednesday, the number of applications currently being processed by the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) already exceeds the entire 2019 immigration quota of 1,315…

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12.2018

Index Venture, the international venture capital company, evaluated the business policies of different countries in the world and found that Estonia’s economic environment ranks the first place in terms of startup friendliness. Startups are less prone to fail here, and Estonia is perceived as an extremely attractive place for business thanks to its reasonable business policy…

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7.12.2018

After many years of campaigning, the Norwegian Government today amends the Citizenship Act to allow for the concept of dual citizenship. The Parliament of Norway will today approve changes to the Citizenship Act that will allow Norwegians to hold dual citizenship, a move that brings Norway in line with much of the world…

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5.12.2018

Estonia’s Parliament, Riigikogu, today passed an amendment to the country’s Commercial Code to remove the requirement that limited companies must use an Estonian bank account when registering share capital. From January 2019, they can instead use a ‘credit or payment institution in the European Economic Area’ for this…

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28.11.2018

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on Wednesday, in the third quarter of 2018, Estonia’s business sector saw a total profit of €871 million, up 21% compared to the same quarter last year. Compared to the third quarter of 2017, total profits increased in most economic activities. Manufacturing, real estate and trade enterprises contributed the most to the total profit of Estonia’s business sector…

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19.11.2018

In the spring of 2019, Estonia is to host the first European defence artificial intelligence and cybersecurity accelerator; early-stage startups in the field are invited to apply to take part in it. The programme, called CyberNorth, is developed by the business-to-business accelerator, Startup Wise Guys, in collaboration with the Estonian Defence Industry Association and supported by the Estonian ministry of defence, the organisers said in a statement…

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3.11.2018

Estonia, along with Iceland, has the freest internet in the world, according to the 2018 Freedom on the Net index, compiled by Freedom House. Estonia and Iceland both score 6/100 in the index, the lowest among all the countries included. 0/100 means the freest internet, and 100/100 the least free…

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1.11.2018

Estonia has fallen four places in the World Bank Doing Business index, having been ranked 16th in the 2019 report. The World Bank Doing Business 2019 index covers regulations affecting 11 areas of the life of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and labour market regulation…

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30.10.2018

Oslo, Norway, 30 October 2018 – yesterday evening, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg met in Oslo to discuss European security and possibilities for a practical digital cooperation…

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25.10.2018

Minudoc, launched in Estonia, is a new telemedical service that ensures a convenient doctor’s appointment is never more than a video call away…

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17.10.2018

Six Estonian institutions and the city of Tallinn will open the International House of Estonia by the end of 2018 in the capital’s Ülemiste City area – the idea is to help expat specialists with information and services in one place…

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26.09.2018

Tallinn has become one of Europe’s most hyped startup cities, and leading technology companies – like Merck – want to partner up with Estonia’s talents…

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20.09.2018

At the season’s kick-off of the Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce (NECC) on August 23, Argo Saul, CEO of Nordic Houses and Vice-Chairman of the board of NECC, handed over a 400€ donation to the Aitan Lapsi charity foundation…

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18.09.2018

In its newly released manifesto, the Estonian Employers’ Confederation (ETK) emphasised the importance of a simple tax system and added that tax increases must be stopped. Recent years’ constant tax amendments have caused confusion and mistrust toward the state among all taxpayers, the manifesto stated…

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4.09.2018

New Ambassador of Norway, Mrs Cecilie Annette Willoch, presented the Letters of Credence to the President of Estonia on 4 September 2018 in Narva, Estonia…

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16.08.2018

The European Chamber, an independent non-governmental organisation, has ranked Estonia as the 12th best country in Europe to do business in. The report, titled the “Best European Countries for Business 2018”, rates 46 countries based on the average of two indicators…

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17.10.2017

Totalt får Innovasjon Norge en budsjettramme på 3,8 milliarder kroner for tilskudd og 3,4 milliarder for lån i foreslått statsbudsjett. I fjor ble 24 prosent av dette gitt til gründere og oppstartsbedrifter, og den fordelingen forventes videreført i 2018…

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16.10.2017

Forslaget til statsbudsjett konkretiserer og følger opp næringslivets innspill og behov for økt satsing på mulighetsområdene for vekst i norsk næringsliv og industri…

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16.10.2017

Protex was awarded the prize of Technological Innovation of the Year at prestigious Swedish Business Awards 2017. This year the Swedish Business Awards ceremony in Tallinn took place on the 10th of October at Kumu Art Museum

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13.10.2017

Dear friends, Welcome and welcome back to Oslo Innovation Week and to the topic of digital power coupling between Norway and Estonia! We are practical examples of how size is not necessarily the most important of willing and adaptable to change…

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13.10.2017

I forslaget til statsbudsjett for 2018 bevilger Regjeringen 50 millioner til satsingen på Merkevaren Norge. Pengene skal gå til å etablere et globalt vekstprogram, styrke Invest in Norway-programmet, styrke næringsklyngene…

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