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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...
Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
15.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Minister Kadri Simson to begin her visit to Lithuania

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson is visiting Vilnius, where she will meet with the Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications, Rokas Masiulis and the Latvian Transport Minister, Uldis Augulis. The ministers will mainly be discussing the topics of Rail Baltic,...
10.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia and Luxembourg signed an agreement to exchange energy statistics

On 7 November, the Economic ministers of Estonia and Luxembourg signed an agreement that will enable Estonia to sell energy statistics from renewable sources to Luxembourg. The proceeds of the sales, € 10.5 million, will be routed to reduce national renewable energy costs. "The total amount of...
Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure and Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
09.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The economic ministers of Estonia and Luxembourg signed an agreement to exchange energy statistics to the value of € 10.5 million

The agreement was signed by the Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Kadri Simson and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Étienne Schneider. The quantities sold are fixed for transactions in 2018 and 2020, in the cumulative...
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...
Meeting of EU Telecommunications Directors in Tallinn on 3 November 2017. At the forefront, Tõnu Nirk, Head of the Telecommunications Department of the MEAC (left) and PRE Advisor on Digitisation at the EU Luukas Ilves (right).
06.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Next steps to develop the 5G network in Europe were agreed

Today, Telecommunications Directors from 25 Member States gathered in Tallinn to agree on a more detailed timetable and steps for developing the 5G network in the European Union. The 5G network will allow both people and devices to communicate with more data and faster in the near future. "In...
Ambassador Clyde Kull and minister Urve Palo before the TTE council meeting.
25.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonian minister at the Telecoms Council: Europe must become the trailblazer for global cybersecurity

Minister of Entrepreneurship and IT Urve Palo chaired today the Council meeting in Luxembourg, marking the first Telecommunication formal ministerial meeting held by the Estonian Presidency. Ministers in charge of telecommunications and digital affairs from all member states held debates on 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....

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