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Minister Kadri Simson with her Latvian colleagues before the joint session of Estonian and Latvian governments. Photos: Government Communications Bureau
21.08.2018|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonian and Latvian ministers emphasized the importance of mobility between two countries

Kadri Simson, Estonian minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, and Uldis Augulis, Latvian minister of Transport, expressed the wish to further develop railway connections between the two countries. This includes both Rail Baltica and developing Tartu-Valga/ Valka-Riga rail route. „In...
Kadri Simson, the Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure also participated.
12.06.2018|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Corner stone for Balticconnector laid down in Finland on Friday

Press realease by Elering: On Friday, the corner stone of the compression station of the Balticconnector gas link between Estonia and Finland was laid down in Inkoo, Finland to mark the start of the construction work of...
16.05.2018|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

2nd Borderless Real-Time Economy Round Table to take place in Helsinki

The first RTE Round Table discussions held in February in Tallinn will continue in the beginning of next week in Helsinki. Round Table discussion topics lean on ongoing RTE activities and the goal of the event is to strengthen the Nordic-Baltic region’s position in RTE development and piloting....
29.01.2018|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Borderless Real-Time Economy (RTE) Round Table to discuss the future of RTE services

On Thursday and Friday, RTE Round Table event is taking place in Tallinn, where participants introduce the newest RTE projects in the sector and discuss the future of real-time economy system in the Baltics and Europe. Round table is organised by Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and...
Minister Kadri Simson at Brussels at the energy minister' Council's morning doorstep interview. Photo: Tauno Tõhk/Government Office
18.12.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

More competition and engaged consumers in the internal electricity market – the EU Council reaches general approach

On 18 December, the EU's energy ministers reached a general approach (negotiation position) on a directive laying down the common rules to ensure that the internal electricity market in the EU is competitive, consumer-centred, flexible and non-discriminatory. The directive, which is part of the...
Minister Palo signing the 5G roadmap.
04.12.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU Telecom ministers reached an agreement on the 5G roadmap

European telecommunications ministers agreed on a joint roadmap for the development of 5G networks. The roadmap constitutes a common understanding on the harmonisation of 5G spectrum bands and their allocation to telecommunications operators. 5G networks will allow both people and devices to...
Minister Urve Palo at the Telecoms Council meeting in Brussels, 4th of December 2017.
04.12.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia will chair the last Telecoms Council of the Presidency

Today, 4 December the last meeting of the Telecoms Council under the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, will be held in Brussels. Estonian Minister for Entrepreneurship and IT Urve Palo will chair the sitting of telecommunications ministers to discuss free flow of data and The Body of...
30.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Simson: Consumer interests must be more protected in the EU

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Kadri Simson stated today in Brussels at the European Commission's Consumer Protection Policy Initiative that the European Union, as policymakers, must ensure a market where consumers are adequately protected and businesses can grow in a level...
Minister Palo signing the Estonia-China Memorandums of Understanding in Budapest.
27.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Urve Palo signed three economic treaties with China

This Monday in Budapest, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo signed three Memorandums of Understanding with the ministers of the People's Republic of China to improve bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The first agreement, the Silk Road Initiative...
The winners of the Policy Hack - the Egypt team with team leader Rasha Tantawy and organisers from our Ministry.
22.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Eight countries participated in a policy-making hackathon in Estonia

Estonia’s largest meeting of startup companies, the Startup Nations Summit that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, 21 and 22 November, has reached its end. At the heart of the event was the policy-making hackathon, Policy Hack, involving two teams of Estonian policymakers as well as teams...