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Minister Kadri Simson at yesterday's TTE Council meeting.
27.06.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU energy ministers have agreed on savings targets

On Monday in Luxembourg, the Energy Ministers in the European Union agreed on energy savings targets to reduce energy consumption in the European Union by 30 per cent by 2030. "This is an important development for the Energy Ministers and the goals set are in line with the Paris climate agreement...
22.06.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia and Finland set up a non-profit organisation for the development of X-Road

The Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo and Director General of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Finland, Anna-Maija Karjalainen, signed a contract for the establishment of a non-profit organisation, which will make the exchange of data between the...
Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo and Director General of the ESA Jan Wörner digitally signing the memorandum.
14.06.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonian digital solutions making their way to the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) chose Estonia to act as a lead partner in cooperation with whom the ESA will begin to digitise its administrative processes. Today the Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo and the Director General of the ESA Jan Wörner signed a joint...
Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. www.eu2017.ee
12.06.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Your ideas for the next Ministerial Declaration on Digital Government

Estonia has the honor to hold its first presidency of the Council of the EU from 1 July 2017. One of our priorities during our presidency is to make strong progress on the development of digital Europe, especially on the issues around free movement of data in the Single Market – in all possible...
Minister Urve Palo in Luxembourg.
09.06.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The prices of international postal parcels are beginning to fall

On Friday in Luxembourg the Telecom Ministers of the EU reached an agreement on the regulation of postal parcels, which when approved will contribute to the lowering of intra-EU postal parcels in the future. The Ministerial Meeting was lead by the Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and...
Minister Kadri Simson at Luxembourg.
09.06.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Simson emphasized the role of road transport in the European Union

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Kadri Simson said on Thursday at the European Union Transport Ministers Council in Luxembourg that road transport plays a crucial role in the functioning of the EU single market and is therefore indispensable for the creation of jobs and economic...
Minister Palo introduced the Estonian Presidency's priorities and activities in the field of space.
30.05.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Palo: digitalisation supports smarter and more extensive use of space data

On Tuesday in Brussels at the European Union Ministerial Competitiveness Council, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo, said that during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, we will emphasize creating smarter jobs and investments by using space data and the...
EU ministers at the Competitiveness Council.
29.05.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Simson: We need to work hard in the name of the EU Single Market

On Monday at the EU Competitiveness Council in Brussels, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson said that achieving the EU Single Market requires a lot more effort from the Member States. According to the minister, it is necessary to first and foremost change the...
26.05.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

E-services will soon be functioning invisibly

Estonia is formally switching over to modern ways of administrative procedure which will result in public e-services that will predominantly function invisibly - in other words, once only or completely automatically. The Estonian Government approved a ground principle today, that requires public...
Signing the MoC in Tallinn on May 25th. From the left: Siim Sikkut, Government CIO of Estonia; Mari Vavulski, Head of Startup Estonia; Lehar Kütt, CEO of Kredex Fund, Mikk Vainik, expert from the Ministry; Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital.
25.05.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EIT Digital and Startup Estonia join forces to boost Estonian startup ecosystem

EIT Digital and Startup Estonia today signed a Memorandum of Collaboration to help the Estonian innovation ecosystem develop further during Estonia’s EU presidency and also play an increasingly important role in the international digital landscape. "Estonia is a hotbed of European innovative...

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