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01.02.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Finland decided to officially join the Rail Baltica joint venture

On Friday, the Finnish government decided to set up a separate company, Oy Suomen Rata AB, to develop the railway industry in its entirety. According to Kadri Simson, the Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, RB Rail AS, a joint venture in Rail Baltica, will become one of the...
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...
22.09.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU transport ministers expect investment security for major projects

The European ministers for transport, who met in the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) yesterday and today (20-21 September), confirmed that in order to realise major investments in infrastructure it is necessary to ensure the continuation of investments in the same manner as in the current...
21.09.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU transport ministers discussed ways to improve air connections

Yesterday and today, 20-21 September in Tallinn, the European transport ministers focused on ways to ensure better flight connections in the European periphery. "There are currently two ways in which the European Union is able to increase the number of air links needed: setting public service...
20.09.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU energy ministers focus on the functioning of the electricity market

Today, 20 September, during the informal energy and transport ministers meeting (TTE) in Tallinn, energy ministers of the European Union are discussing the operation of a unified European electricity market. The global energy sector is expected to undergo significant, necessary changes to contain...
17.08.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The Rail Baltica project joined the Estonian Declaration of Intent on Digital Construction

Yesterday at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Indrek Orav, head of Rail Baltic Estonia and Baiba Rubesa, head of RB Rail AS, gave their digital signatures on the Estonian Declaration of Intent on Digital Construction. In the declaration, the signatories are aiming to implement...
Minister Kadri Simson at the European Parliament's transport and tourism (TRAN) committee meeting.
11.07.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Simson: during the Presidency of the Council of the EU, Estonia will be focusing on land transport in the transport sector

Today in Brussels, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson presented the priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU to the European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee. One of the key roles of the Estonian Presidency is to resolve the functioning of...
Minister Kadri Simson at Luxembourg.
09.06.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Simson emphasized the role of road transport in the European Union

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Kadri Simson said on Thursday at the European Union Transport Ministers Council in Luxembourg that road transport plays a crucial role in the functioning of the EU single market and is therefore indispensable for the creation of jobs and economic...
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...
02.03.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia Allowing a Number of Self-Driving Cars on the Streets Starting Today

Starting from today, the testing of self-driving cars is allowed on the streets and roads of Estonia. There is an additional condition that the car must also have a driver who can take control of the car if needed. Kadri Simson, Minster of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure said that self-...

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