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29 Jul: Estonia Vs Slovenia

An item first published on this blog on 6th July, 2012. An interesting and detailed post here, from the redoubtable Edward Hugh, about one of the two other CEE countries, apart from Estonia, that have acceded to the Eurozone, namely Slovenia (the third country is Slovakia). Having consistently outperformed Estonia and even ‘older’ Eurozone countries…

03 Jul: Estonia Hosts Euro U19 Football Championships Starting Today

You could be forgiven for thinking that with Spain’s historic victory in the European Football Championships on Sunday, all those who dislike football could breathe a sigh of relief, for at least a month or so. However this is not the case – the under 19 European Championships are underway, and Estonia is hosting some…

23 Jun: Estonian Foreign Minister Speaks On The Environment

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet recently made a speech in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, urging the necessity of wholesale changes in people’s lifestyles, according to a report by Kristopher Rikken on the Estonian Public Broadcasting English site. After noting the importance of citizens living within their means, Mr. Paet, formally Estonian Defence Minister, set out…

22 Jun: Estonian Finance Minister Jürgen Ligi Firm on Greece

Estonian Minister of Finance Jürgen Ligi has stated that  Greece will not receive any significant concessions on the terms that have been set out in the European Stability Mechanism, according to a report by Ingrid Teesalu on the English language service of the Estonian Public Broadcasting website . At a meeting in Luxembourg yesterday (Thursday…

20 Apr: Estonian Property Prices Rising Despite Most Countries Seeing A Fall

According to a recent  global property report from prestigious real estate company Knight Frank, whilst the general global trend for house prices is for a continuing  fall, Estonia is bucking this trend and seeing rising prices. Written by Kate Everett-Allen, the report referred to Knight Frank’s own Global House Price Index (GHPI), where Estonia saw…

02 Feb: Estonia Placed Third Equal In Press Freedom Rankings

The recently-published Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index has seen Estonia rise six places to joint third (with the Netherlands) just behind Finland and Norway which occupy the top two spots. The Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom index is based on a survey compiled and sent to partner organisations, journalists, correspondents, jurists and other interested…

28 Oct: Estonia 26th in World Corruption Index

Estonia ranks in 26th place in the world table of perceived corruption, according to figures released by Transparency International. With a score of 6.5 (where 10 equals ‘highly clean’ and 0 ‘highly corrupt’) Estonia has moved up the table by one place compared with last year, says a report compiled by Baltic Business News. The…