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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...
Minister Urve Palo at the European Parliament's International Trade (INTA) Committee meeting.
11.07.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Palo: We will be chairing the EU's foreign trade talks during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Urve Palo, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, empasized today at the meeting of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade that the Estonian Presidency aims to support the international role of the European Union as a spokesperson for active free-trade....
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...
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson on the left, Czech Deputy Minister Mr Vladimir Bärtl on the right.
21.02.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Simson: start-ups in EU need a common legal space

On Monday, the European Commission presented an initiative on start-ups to European competitiveness ministers, on how to effectively boost start-ups and enhance our business environment to a level where our companies opt to grow in the EU rather than move to US. In her speech, Estonian...
21.11.2016|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia to host Startup Nations Summit in 2017

The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and Startup Estonia have been selected to host the Startup Nations Summit in 2017. The event, organized annually by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), will continue to explore rapidly growing European startup hubs. The event in...

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