Estonia’s government deficit among lowest in EU last year

The general government deficit of Estonia in 2013, measuring 2 percent of GDP, was lower than in any other EU member state save for Luxembourg and Germany, which boasted a surplus of 0.1 and 0 percent of GDP. The countries with the lowest deficits after Estonia were Denmark with a deficit of 0.8 percent, Latvia…

Helsinki and Tallinn launch initial tender for 50km tunnel

Competitive tendering has begun for a pre-feasibility study into a proposal to build a rail tunnel, or tunnel and bridge, between Helsinki and Tallinn. Competitive tendering has begun for a pre-feasibility study to examine a proposal to build a tunnel, or tunnel and bridge, between Helsinki and Tallinn. The €100,000 (£83,000) pre-feasibility study, which is…

A tourist’s take on Tallin, the charming capital of Estonia

Even though Tallinn ranks among the top digital cities in the world, Vinod Advani is more attracted to the old world charm of some of its areas Right now, wherever in the world you’re reading this from and at whatever time, there is a huge ocean liner plying the Gulf of Finland. En route from…

BBC: Estonia could be the next Silicon Valley

BBC technology correspondent Nigel Cassidy writes that Estonia may be tiny but in tech terms it’s a giant and produces more start-ups per head than any other country in Europe. The following are excerpts from the article that was published in the “Next Silicon Valleys” series. Tallinn, the Estonian capital, is a hi-tech haven for…

e-Cabinet of Estonia

Estonian Government sessions are held in the Government Session Hall of Stenbock House. In 2000, the Estonian Government discarded the old paper document based decision-making system and opted for an innovative digital system — e-Cabinet. This tailor-made solution has been designed to prepare and conduct government meetings in an electronic form — entirely without paper….