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Estonian Central Criminal Police to be headed by Leho Laur

Leho Laur, who previously headed the economic crime bureau of the Estonian Central Criminal Police, will start work as chief of the Central Criminal...

Re-election of von der Leyen shows pro-European majority in the EP...

The re-election of Ursula von der Leyen as the President of the European Commission (EC) shows that the European Parliament (EP) still has a...

AC Hotel by Marriott to open in central Vilnius on site...

The territory of the former St. Jacob’s Hospital in central Vilnius will host an AC Hotel by Marriott, which will be operated by Orkela,...

Germany’s Datagroup to provide IT services in Lithuania, hire 30 employees

Datagroup Operations Lithuania, a newly established business of German IT company Datagroup in Lithuania, will provide IT services to the German company. According to Melanie...

National Blood Center acquires irradiation equipment to speed up blood delivery...

The purchase of blood irradiation equipment for 250,000 euros will shorten the delivery of blood in Vilnius, Daumantas Gutauskas, director of the National Blood...

Lithuania posts one of lowest inflation rates across EU in Jun...

Lithuania's EU-harmonized annual inflation rate was one of the lowest across the EU in June, the latest figures from Eurostat, the bloc's statistics office,...

Migration authority to inform 4,650 Russian citizens on steps they need...

The Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs will send out letters to 4,650 Russian citizens at the beginning of August to inform them on...

Pärnu-Uulu section of Via Baltica opens to traffic

The Pärnu-Uulu four-lane road section, which cost 35 million euros, was opened to traffic on the Tallinn-Pärnu-Ikla road on Wednesday, where, according to a...

Vehicles with Belarusian license plates banned from entering Estonia

On July 1, the European Union ramped up sanctions imposed on Belarus to limit the ability of the Belarusian regime to participate in Russia's...

Estonia testing emergency alerts on smartphones

Estonia will be testing a unique technology over the next two years as part of the Pocket Siren project enabling to instantly send emergency...

The EU and its allies must do more to curtail Russian...

By journalist Inga Karlinska. EU-Russia tensions have been elevated since the latter's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and have gone downhill since Russia's outright invasion...

Cholera suspected in Estonia after more than 31 years

A sample taken from a child who returned to Estonia from abroad with family is being analyzed at the Health Board's infectious diseases laboratory,...

Government approves new mark-up system for medicines

After two hours of debating, the government on Tuesday approved a new mark-up system for medicines intended to reduce the prices of prescription medicines. At...

More than 660,000 people have fled Russia since start of war

The number of Russian citizens who have left their country since the start of the full-scale war and who have not returned home is...

Mezviets reappointed for third term as head of State Security Service

The government on Tuesday approved the reappointment of Normunds Mezviets for a third term as head of the State Security Service. Commenting on the decision,...

Tallinn plans additional tram line to airport

An additional tram line branch will be established at Tallinn Airport by early 2026, allowing trams to pass each other, tighten schedules if necessary,...

Orlen Lithuania fails to recover over EUR 8 mln in losses...

Orlen Lietuva, the Lithuanian oil import and refining subsidiary of Poland's oil group Orlen, has failed to recover more than 8 million euros in...

President tasks Kristen Michal with forming next government

President Alar Karis on Tuesday morning met with Kristen Michal, the Reform Party's prime ministerial candidate, and gave him the role of forming Estonia's...

Almost 70 pct of people aged 55-64 worked in Lithuania in...

As much as 69.1 per cent of the population aged 55-64 were employed in Lithuania in 2023, which was one of the highest rates...

Adax Lithuania awaits investment following acquisition of Norway’s Adax Group by...

Adax Lithuania, the Panevezys-based household electrical appliances manufacturing company, awaits significant investments and adaptation to new standards following the acquisition of Norway's Adax Group...

SDE leader says govt coalition to look for ways to alleviate...

Leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDE) Lauri Läänemets said that the ruling coalition is seeking solutions during negotiations to reduce the co-financing required...

Estonian police warn of phishing scam posing as LHV bank communication

The Estonian police are warning about phishing emails that are designed to appear to be associated with LHV bank and its security services. "A phishing...

Internal Security Bureau this year has initiated prosecution for crimes committed...

In the first half of this year, the Internal Security Bureau (IDB) has urged the prosecutor's office to initiate prosecution in 24 criminal proceedings...

Swedes propose that Latvian government gives up control of LMT mobile...

The telecommunications and technology company Tet should be split up and its telecommunications business should be sold to the mobile communications company Latvijas Mobilais...

Political violence is unacceptable – Rinkevics

Political violence is unacceptable and deplorable, Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics said in a tweet. He said he was shocked by the attack on former US...

Employers value computer science, business and economics-related study programs – survey

Study programs related to computer science, entrepreneurship and economics are rated as the most useful by employers, according to the ranking of study programs...

Lithuanian c. bank restricts Foxpay’s activities, appoints temporary representative

The Bank of Lithuania said on Friday it has restricted the activities of Foxpay, a financial technology company under the scrutiny of law enforcement...

Orlen Lithuania has new CEO, just six months after appointing previous...

Orlen Lietuva (Orlen Lithuania), a Lithuanian oil import and refining company owned by Poland's Orlen oil group, has been headed by its former CFO,...

Flixbus to open new bus routes to various Finnish cities

International bus operator Flixbus will open three new bus routes with direct connections to different Finnish cities this summer. In addition to the existing Vaasa...

Transactions with inherited pension assets to become easier

The Estonian government has approved amendments seeking to simplify the transfer of inherited second-pillar pension assets to the successor's second-pillar pension account, and additionally,...

Cybernetica completes Estonian digital identity wallet MVP solution

The technology company Cybernetica has completed a significant milestone in the development of the Estonian digital identity wallet -- in mid-June, Cybernetica handed over...

Nature spa hotel to be built in NE Estonia for EUR...

An investment of nearly 36 million euros is to be made to build the first nature spa hotel of its kind on the northern...

Expert: Employees in Estonia exceptionally active in job hunting this year

Employees are exceptionally active in job hunting this year, with over one million job applications submitted to employers so far, according to statistics from...

EUR 450,000 to be invested in Riga startup hub

Over the next three years, EUR 450,000 will be invested to develop a startup hub in Riga, the Riga Investment and Tourism Agency's (RITA)...

Stanley Cup to travel to Latvia for second year in a...

The NHL's Stanley Cup trophy will be travelling to Latvia for the second year in a row, ice hockey player Uvis Balinskis confirmed to...

Gardening retailer Hortes to undergo restructuring

Gardening retailer Hortes, which has been struggling with tax debts and has not submitted annual reports for the past two years, is set to...

Largest-ever apartment building renovation grant to open at summer’s end

Estonian Climate Minister has sent on a round of approvals a proposal to allocate 160 million euros in renovation grants to apartment associations across...

Vilnius to host concert featuring performers from Baltics to mark Baltic...

The 35th anniversary of the Baltic Way will be marked in Vilnius with a concert “650 Kilometers of Freedom” featuring more than 200 performers...

LTV1 was most watched TV channel in Latvia in June

LTV1 public television channel emerged as Latvia's most-watched TV channel in June, receiving 10.9 percent of total viewing time, according to the latest data...

Government extends participation of border guard and police officer in EU...

The government on Tuesday approved the extension of the mandates of a border guard and a police officer participating in the EU Monitoring Mission...

World’s first fully automatic charging station for teledriven cars inaugurated in...

Listed Estonian car-sharing company Elmo and the charging solution provider Elonroad have inaugurated the world's first fully automatic charging station for teledriven cars in...

Czech co to start offering bicycle sharing service in Tallinn

At the end of August, a new bicycle-sharing service provider, Rekola Bikesharing, will begin operations in Tallinn as the company, which has previously operated...

Lithuanian fintech co Foxpay’s owner contests national security non-compliance decision

Ieva Trinkunaite, the owner of Foxpay, a Lithuanian fintech company under the scrutiny of law enforcement and supervisory authorities, has contested in court the...

Lithuanian c. bank proposes reviewing taxes, reducing VAT gap as population...

As the population ages, the Bank of Lithuania proposes reviewing existing tax exemptions and privileges, and income and wealth taxation, and reducing the VAT...

Almost 1,000 Jews ask for compensation for expropriated property in Lithuania

Nearly 1,000 Jews are asking for compensation for property illegally expropriated in Lithuania in the last century. The Good Will Foundation told BNS that it...

‘Be the change you want to see’: Interview with gallery owner...

"Art is not scary, art is fun," says gallery owner Victoria Olt who specializes in showcasing young artists' work at her premises in Tallnn's...

Estonia’s Elektrilevi increasing network fees despite high profits

Estonia's state-owned power distribution network operator Elektrilevi announced a significant increase in network charges, despite the company generating substantial profits, and the needs for...

Estonian cbank: Slowing inflation helping boost people’s purchasing power

Commenting on the latest consumer price statistics, Bank of Estonia economist Rasmus Kattai noted that slowing inflation and wage growth are helping to increase...

Finland, Sweden top list of internet roaming statistics for Telia Estonia...

When traveling in the European Union, residents of Estonia most actively use their smartphones in Finland and Sweden, while outside the EU, the top...

Lithuanian troops to leave for NATO mission in Iraq

Members of the Lithuanian Armed Forces' Redeployable Communications and Information Systems Module are leaving for a NATO mission in Iraq on July 14. During the...

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