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Cbank: Estonian household deposits grow for 5th consecutive month

The deposits of households in Estonia grew for the fifth consecutive month, according to the latest overview by the Bank of Estonia. The balance sheets...

Survey: 3/4 of Estonians against car tax

According to the results of a survey commissioned by the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, 76 percent of respondents are against the...

Alvora will have to replace dubious parts of Lithuanian-Polish gas line – ministry

As Amber Grid, Lithuania's state-owned natural gas transmission system operator, has filed a claim against Alvora, the main contractor of the Gas Interconnection Lithuanian-Polish...

Wizz Air, Ryanair to resume flights from Vilnius to Tel Aviv in spring

Wizz Air and Ryanair plan to resume flights from Vilnius to Tel Aviv in the spring after they were suspended in October following the...

Protesting Polish farmers to check what’s transported across Lithuania-Poland border

Polish farmers, who are planning to block a road on the Lithuanian border for a week starting Friday, will check what is being transported...

Lithuanian formin urges international community to wake up on Ukraine

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis called on the international community to make the right historical decisions and to wake up, as he addressed the...

Sweden pledges to deploy 600 troops in Latvia after NATO accession – LATO Secretary General

Sweden has promised to deploy 600 soldiers in Latvia after joining NATO, Sigita Struberga, Secretary General of the Latvian Transatlantic Organization (LATO), told Latvian...

Alar Karis: Being able to find optimism top issue for Estonia’s economy today

President Alar Karis said in his Independence Day speech on Saturday that lately, negative news about Estonia's economy stands out the most, yet he...

IT researchers: Estonia has capability to be a leader in secure AI in Europe

According to Estonian IT scientists, the country has a unique position to lead the development of secure artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. In mid-February, experts...

Estonian lottery player wins almost half a million euros in Eurojackpot

An Estonian lottery player won a prize of 464,247 euros in Friday's Eurojackpot draw with a ticket purchased online. There were a total of four...

Estonia announces EUR 2.2 mln tender for tourism promotion in UK, US, Sweden, Norway and other countries

The Estonian Business and Innovation Agency has announced a public procurement for the promotion of Estonian tourism and tourism business marketing for 2024-2026; the...

Tallink Grupp warns against scam e-mails, SMS messages sent under shipper’s name

Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp is warning against scam e-mails and SMS messages sent under the company's name that started spreading on Thursday. Fraudulent e-mails started...

On the issue of electric trains, Pasazieru Vilciens management board is responsible for everything – Rinkevics

As far as the issue of new electric trains is concerned, the management board of Pasazieru Vilciens rail passenger carrier is responsible for everything,...

Frankfurt beats Vilnius, other cities to host EU anti-money laundering agency

The European Union's new Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) will be based in Frankfurt, which beat off competition from eight other contenders including Vilnius. According to...

Specialists to identify Lithuanian state-owned buildings with potential for shelters

Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite and Ernestas Cesokas, acting head of Turto Bankas (Property Bank), agreed on Thursday that specialists will inspect buildings administered...

Latvia interested in attracting medical tourists from Monaco – health minister

Latvia is interested in developing health tourism by offering  people from Monaco services at Latvian medical institutions, as there is still a great potential...

Kempinski hotel in central Vilnius to be replaced by Hilton

The Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius located next to the capital's central Cathedral Square will be replaced by Curio Collection by Hilton, an upscale hotel...

Riga City Council decides to rename Maskavas iela and other Soviet-era street names in Riga

The Riga City Council on Wednesday decided to rename Maskavas iela and several other Soviet-era street names in the capital. Maskavas iela will be renamed...

Journalism prize goes to reporters of Delfi Meedia, public broadcaster ERR

Estonia's most prestigious award for investigative journalism, the Bonnier Prize, went this year to journalists of Delfi Meedia, who reported on the misuse of...

Lithuanian president OKs Jarukaitis, Norkus as candidates for CJEU positions

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Wednesday signed a decree approving the government's nomination of Irmantas Jarukaitis as a judge the Court of Justice of...

Lithuania hosts meeting of Baltic, Nordic agriculture ministers, other officials

The town of Trakai is hosting on Wednesday a meeting of Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Swedish, Danish and Finnish agriculture ministers and other high-level officials. "The...

Coop: Weekly grocery basket for family of 4 cost EUR 75.96 in Estonia in February

The weekly basket of groceries for a family of four in the Coop store chain cost 75.96 euros in February, about seven euros less...

Estonian oat drink wins top health product award at Dubai Gulfood 2024

YOOK, an Estonian oat drink producer, has won the main award in the health products category at the Gulfood 2024 international food fair in...

Putin kept Navalny alive as bait for his supporters – Vike-Freiberga

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin kept opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died in captivity last week, alive as bait to identify his supporters, according to...

Fixed interest rates would close Lithuania’s mortgage market to EU banks – industry rep

Obligating banks to offer mortgages with interest rates fixed for at least five years would make it difficult for new lenders from other EU...

Lufthansa strike affects flights from Lithuania to Munich, Frankfurt

This week's strike by the German airline Lufthansa's ground staff will affect six flights to and from Lithuania, Tadas Vasiliauskas, spokesman for Lietuvos Oro...

Estonian chamber proposes EUR 250 as tax-free limit of employee’s health expenses

The Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has once again turned to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Social Affairs with a...

Taltech, NPM Narva magnet plant eyeing industrial incubator in NE Estonia

On Feb. 16, a meeting of executives and academics of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) with managers of NPM took place at TalTech's Virumaa...

300 candidates have applied to join National Guard so far this year

Almost 300 candidates have applied for the National Guard so far this year, said Brigadier General Kaspars Pudans, Commander of the National Guard, in...

11% of Latvians do not sort household waste – survey

In Latvia, 11 percent of residents do not sort their household waste, a ZAAO/Norstat Latvija survey shows. The survey reveals that 6 percent of people...

New Unity and National Alliance lead the party ratings ahead of European Parliament elections

Ahead of the European Parliament (EP) elections in early summer, the leaders in the party ratings are the New Unity and the National Alliance,...

Riigikogu speaker to discuss cooperation, open Estonian honorary consulate in Germany

The speaker of the Riigikogu, Lauri Hussar, began an official visit to Germany on Monday, as part of which he will meet with the...

Estonian merchant: Fewer home appliances bought due to difficult economic situation

The challenging economic environment has affected the purchase of home appliances and electronics as fewer purchases are being made, but when they are, they...

Matto: Street section in front of Russian embassy in Tallinn could be named after Navalny

Hanno Matto, member of the supervisory board of the North Estonia Medical Center and head of the State Elder August Rei Foundation, is of...

Four in 10 Lithuanians would back defense tax from 2025 – Baltijos Tyrimai/LRT poll

Four out of ten people in Lithuania would support a new defense tax from 2025, according to a Baltijos Tyrimai survey published by the...

Estonians can now purchase prescription medications in Greece

Starting this week, citizens of Estonia and Greece have the ability to use cross-border e-prescription and patient summary services, marking a significant step in...

West has not yet betrayed Ukraine, but has forgotten about this difficult war – Latvian volunteer soldier

The West has not yet surrendered Ukraine, but it has forgotten that a difficult war is going on and is instead solving its own...

First Skoda passenger train for Estonia arrives in Pilsen for testing

The assembly of the first of the new Skoda passenger trains being built for Estonia has been completed and the train has been dispatched...

Tenerife, Munich, Vilnius most popular Air Baltic destinations from Estonia in January

For passengers flying out of Tallinn, the most popular flight destinations of Air Baltic in January were Tenerife, Munich and Vilnius. In addition, flights to...

Fly Dubai set to enter Lithuanian market

One more new air carrier is set to enter the Lithuanian market – FlyDubai, a low-cost subsidiary of the UAE's Emirates Airlines, Lithuanian Transport...

Latvia to allocate at least EUR 10 million for drone coalition

Latvia will allocate at least EUR 10 million for the development of the so-called drone coalition within a year, the Defense Ministry informed LETA. On...

Karis: Estonia, Finland assess security situation similarly

Estonian President Alar Karis said at a meeting with outgoing Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in Helsinki on Wednesday that Estonia and Finland assess the...

Notarial authentication of real estate transactions down 17 pct in Estonia in 2023

The number of notarial acts performed by notaries in Estonia fell by more than a tenth on year in 2023 and the number of...

Sanitex wins tender to operate food service stalls on Elron’s new trains

Gobox, a brand of Sanitex OU, has won a public tender of state-owned passenger train operator AS Eesti Liinirongid, or Elron, for the provision...

EU court to rule whether Unigames encouraged gambling – Lithuanian court

The Court of Justice of the European Union will be asked to clarify whether Lithuania's Gaming Control Authority has lawfully found that Unigames, a...

Installation of new gas heating systems in Riga will no longer be approved from 2026

The installation of new gas heating equipment in Riga will no longer be approved from 2026, according to the regulations approved today by the...

Survey: 39 pct of Estonian residents satisfied with their financial situation

Although the Estonian economy has been in decline for eight consecutive quarters, a financial security survey conducted by SEB reveals that 39 percent of...

Number of fake foreign driver’s licenses triples in 2023

Last year, just over 3,800 foreign driver's licenses were submitted to the Estonian Transport Administration for exchange, almost 50 of which were fake, while...

Kaunas airport starts using 3 CT baggage scanners

Kaunas Airport has become the first Baltic airport to scrap the requirement for passengers to remove electronic devices and liquids from their hand luggage...

Iceland’s Play to fly between Vilnius, Reykjavik

Iceland's low-cost airline Play will launch regular flights between Vilnius and Reykjavik from May, Lithuanian Transport Minister Marius Skuodis announced, adding that the flights...

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