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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...
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 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...
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...
Minister Urve Palo opening the 16th European Tourism Forum held in Tallinn.
19.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The European Tourism Forum focuses on innovation and security in the European tourism sector

The 16th European Tourism Forum, held today in Tallinn, focused on providing digital and innovative travel services and ensuring more convenient and secure transport connections. Altogether, the forum attracted over 170 top European tourism professionals, both from the public and private sectors....
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....
05.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia is leading the Ministerial meeting of European and Eastern Partnership countries on digital economy

Today, in the afternoon of October 5, the digital ministers of the European Union meet with their Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Georgian, Moldovan and Ukrainian counterparts to discuss cooperation opportunities in digital economy. The clear interest of the EU and the Eastern Partnership...