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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...
19.09.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Member states, Commissioner Arias Cañete, and EU industry associations to sign the Tallinn e-energy declaration

Today and tomorrow, 19-20 September, EU energy policy-makers and stakeholders will come together in the Tallinn Cultural Hub (Kultuurikatel) to thoroughly discuss the topic of the new structure of the electricity market. On 19 September the future of the electricity market will be discussed during...
13.09.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

European Space Week brings top experts of the space sector to Estonia

Under the initiative of the European Commission and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the European Space Week will bring top politicians, community members and experts of the space sector to Tallinn the first week of November to discuss how to analyse and apply large-scale space...
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...

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