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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 Simson meeting with the EU's competitivness ministers. Photo: EU2017EE
19.07.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU ministers discussed the free movement of data in the single European market

Today in Tallinn, European Union's Competitiveness and Information Technology Ministers discussed how to better exploit the potential of the European single market through the free movement of data. "The digital solutions that we use daily in our home countries, for example to communicate with...
Minister Urve Palo signing the 5G declaration in Tallinn Creative Hub, 18 July 2017. Foto: EU2017EE
18.07.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU flagship initiative, the 5G declaration signed by EU Ministers in Tallinn

A ministerial declaration on making 5G a success for Europe was signed today during the informal meeting of the Ministers for Competitiveness and Telecommunications on 18 July in Tallinn, Estonia. The declaration of intent seeks to establish a common baseline on future 5G standards and confirm the...
Digital Single Market Conference 2017 on the free movement of data
17.07.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Data economy guru: Europe and Estonia are ahead of the rest of the world

The creation of a digital single market in Europe is one of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, but it cannot be created without the free movement of data between Member States. Professor Alex Pentland (MIT), one of the most influential data scientists in the world,...
13.07.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The first digital event of the Presidency brings top-notch digital economy experts to the stage

The first digital event of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Digital Single Market Conference 2017, will take place on Monday 17 July, and bring together leading companies and researchers from around the world. According to Minister Palo, Estonia is leading an important...
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 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 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....
07.07.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Palo is set to introduce digital construction

Under the leadership of Urve Palo, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Taavi Aas, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn, Tanel Tiits, Member of the Board of State Real Estate, Kaupo Sirk, Deputy Director General of Road Administration and Valdo Kalm, Chairman of the Board of the Tallinn...

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