Centre Party wins the local municipality elections in Estonia

The Estonian Centre Party won the local municipality elections in Estonia on Sunday with a result equal to the previous local municipality elections in 2009, with a convincing victory also in Estonia’s capital Tallinn, informs LETA. According to the National Elections Committee homepage, the Centre Party scored 199,888 votes or 31,9% of all votes cast…

Producer price index of industrial output in Estonia grew by 1.2% in September

According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2013, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 1.2% compared to August 2013 and by 4.9% compared to September 2012. In September, compared to the previous month, the producer price index was more than average influenced by the increase in prices in the manufacture of refined petroleum…

Wheelies: The Electric Network Edition

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Estonia is the first country in the world to establish a nationwide network of fast chargers for electric vehicles, Reuters reports. The network is made up of 165 chargers that were produced and installed by the engineering group ABB. The fast chargers placed…

Rail Baltica provides key connection

Connecting East and West is of major importance for Estonia as a transit and border state with a strategic location, Estonia’s Economy and Communications Minister Juhan Parts said at the pan-European transport conference TEN-T on Oct. 17 in Tallinn, reports Postimees Online. “Developing the transport network is important also from the point of view of…

Estonia becomes self-sufficient on shale gas boom

The Baltic tiger of Estonia is the world’s first country to meet all its power needs from shale, with enough left over for neighbours and fuel exports for the shipping industry. “We are the most energy independent country in the European Union, and we will not compromise our energy security. We have a large neighbour,”…