Ilves to Head International Committee of Internet Experts

ERR– Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has been appointed to lead a committee of IT experts drawing from government, business and civil society, whose task is to address global challenges facing the future of the Internet. The organization, called together by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an organization that manages IP…

Alma Media widens career services joint venture with Monster

BNS – Alma Media, parent company of BNS and CV Online, has announced the establishment of a joint venture, Alma Career, in collaboration with the U.S. career services company Monster Worldwide, Inc to run the portals of both companies in Eastern Europe. “In the Baltic countries we will continue cooperation under the name CV Online,…

University Teams Up with Mitsubishi in Electric Car Research Program

ERR – Tallinn University of Technology has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation for efficiency and consumer behavior studies concerning electric cars. Researchers will study the use of 450 electric cars used by Estonian state and local officials that were acquired from Mitsubishi in 2012. Estonia also recently opened a nationwide network of electric…

Austrian Vienna Insurance Group to enter Estonian market

BNS – According to Peter Hagen, CEO of the owner of life insurance company Compensa Life, Austrian insurance company Vienna Insurance Group (VIG), the group will enter the Estonian insurance market next year, the daily Postimees reports on Monday. “We are already on the Latvian and Lithuanian insurance market — we went to Lithuania a…

Estonia, Russia, Finland to forge golden tourism triangle

Estonia, Russia and Finland are planning to forge a golden tourism triangle as representatives from the three countries met at the first conference on tourism cooperation in Estonia’s northeastern city of Narva on Wednesday. The conference, running from Nov. 6 to 8, was attended by representatives of St Petersburg (Russia), South Karelia (Finland) and Ida-Viru…

Deloitte sets up law office in Estonia

BNS – The auditing company Deloitte is about to enter the legal services market of Estonia by setting up a law firm under the name Deloitte Legal. The establishment of the law office arises from the demands of the time and the market, Veiko Hintsov, partner with Deloitte Estonia, said in a press release. “In…

Estonian shipbuilders to show their products at Hamburg international boat show

BNS – The business support agency Enterprise Estonia is together with 17 Estonian shipbuilders participating in hanseboot 2013, the largest boat show in the Baltic Sea region taking place in Hamburg, Germany from Oct. 16 to Nov. 3. The Estonian joint display represents 14 shipbuilding companies and three design companies, Enterprise Estonia said. Displayed will…