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Signing the MoC in Tallinn on May 25th. From the left: Siim Sikkut, Government CIO of Estonia; Mari Vavulski, Head of Startup Estonia; Lehar Kütt, CEO of Kredex Fund, Mikk Vainik, expert from the Ministry; Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital.
25.05.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EIT Digital and Startup Estonia join forces to boost Estonian startup ecosystem

EIT Digital and Startup Estonia today signed a Memorandum of Collaboration to help the Estonian innovation ecosystem develop further during Estonia’s EU presidency and also play an increasingly important role in the international digital landscape. "Estonia is a hotbed of European innovative...
11.05.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia supports the EU's revised approach to dumping calculation

At the European Union’s Council meeting for Trade Ministers, held today in Brussels, the Ministers discussed the EU's new approach to dumping calculation in anti-dumping procedures. The new approach is motivated by the changes in the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, which so far allowed...
WInners and jury for the Estonian preliminary round for the 2017 European Enterprise Promotion Awards. From the left: Tiit Elenurm, Mari-Liis Lind (Tech Sisters), Viljar Lubi, Mehis Pärn and Evelin Rätsep (Enterprise Village of Estonia), Alo Ivask, Evelyn Sepp.
10.05.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The best enterprises fostering Estonian entrepreneurship are Enterprise Village of Estonia and Tech Sisters

The winners of the Estonian preliminary round for the 2017 European Enterprise Promotion Awards are Enterprise Village of Estonia, introducing a basic knowledge of business and economy through role-playing games for children and young people and Tech Sisters, popularising the IT field among women...
Minister of Economic Affairs and Communication Kadri Simson and the European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager.
10.05.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Kadri Simson presented the priorities of the Estonian Presidency to the members of the European Commission

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson met in Brussels, on Wednesday with four European Commissioners and presented them with the objectives and activities of the Estonian Presidency. "Estonia will take over the Presidency in interesting times. In transport, we can look...
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo and the head of the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Jerzy Buzek
04.05.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Palo: Europe’s economic growth can not be achieved without the cooperation of science and industry

During the governments visit to Brussels today, Estonia’s Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo met with the head of the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Jerzy Buzek. "It is extremely important that Europe’s economic growth...
Swiss President Ms Doris Leuthard at today's meeting at the Ministry of Economic Afairs and Communications.
10.04.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson met with Swiss President Ms Doris Leuthard

Today, on April 10th, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications hosted a welcome visit by the Swiss President Ms Doris Leuthard, who met with the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson to discuss economic relations between Estonia and Switzerland. The main...
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson
07.04.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Simson discussed the financing of start-ups at the Competitiveness Council

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson attended the European Union Competitiveness Council in Malta today, where discussions were held on the topic of creating a favorable business environment for seed and start-up ventures. Along with entrepreneurs, the Ministers...
17.03.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The Cabinet supports the development of vehicle taxation regulations for trucks

Yesterday, The Cabinet discussed the principles needed for the application of the draft law of vehicle taxation and decided to support the development of the draft as an amendment for the Traffic Act. The project draft foresees the implementation of time-based vehicle taxation on public roads...
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia Urve Palo.
17.03.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

IT-entrepreneurs are introducing their solutions in Japan

Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo took part in the IoT Acceleration Lab in Tokyo, along with 10 Estonian IT-entrepreneurs. "We have much to learn from Japan, but we also have a lot to give back. The Japanese see Estonia as a highly developed IT-country,...
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia Urve Palo and Finnish Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen signing the agreement.
07.03.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Finland and Estonia set up a joint institute to develop X-Road technology

Finland and Estonia enhance their cooperation by setting up the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions. The agreement on this was signed on 7 March during the state visit of the President of Estonia, H.E. Ms. Kersti Kaljulaid and her spouse Mr. Georgi-Rene Maksimovski. The institute, to be...

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