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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...
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...
Minister Urve Palo's opening words at the Startup Nations Summit.
21.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Today marks the beginning of the largest startup event of the Estonian presidency

The largest startups meeting of the Estonian presidency, the Startup Nations Summit will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MKM) together with the Global Entrepreneurship Network brings together representatives of startup companies and...
European Space Week 2017 in Tallinn
07.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU-ESA Space ministers to discuss the future of Earth observation in Europe

The EU-ESA informal space ministerial meeting taking place in Tallinn today, 7 November will focus on the evolutions of the EU Earth Observation Program Copernicus in the years 2020+. Mrs Urve Palo, Estonian Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, said that the aim of the...
Winners of the Procura+ awards at yesterday's ceremony, held in Tallinn.
18.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Europe's most innovative public procurements announced

The Procura+ awards ceremony, held last night in Tallinn, awarded Europe's most innovative procurements that involved recyclable textiles, eco-labelled school buildings and remanufactured furniture. According to Viljar Lubi, Deputy Secretary-General for Economic Development, this year's winners...
Minister Urve Palo opened the Conference in a historical cinema called "Kosmos" or "space" today.
17.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Innovation procurers share experiences in Tallinn

The two-day international Conference on Innovation Procurements began in Tallinn today. Participants from 33 countries discuss how to point contracting authorities towards using public funds in smarter ways and the opportunities for encouraging innovation procurement in the EU Member States....
Minister Simson at today's IMCO meeting.
12.07.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

During the Presidency of the Council of the EU, Estonia wants to contribute to the development of the single market

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson said before the European Parliament’s committees that, in order to develop the single internal market, Estonia would like to issue a presidential decree to prevent unjustified geo-blockages and other forms of discrimination. Minister...
Minister Palo at today's IMCO meeting.
12.07.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

During the Presidency of the Council of the EU, Estonia wants to make the whole of Europe more digital

Urve Palo, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, confirmed to the European Parliament's commissions that the Estonian Trio Presidency with Bulgaria and Austria has set the goal of reaching an agreement on all digital single market files by the end of next year. "Digital Europe...

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