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An Estonian craft brewery opens a pop-up bar in Beijing

The Estonian craft brewery, Põhjala, has opened a pop-up bar in Beijing, the capital of China, for the period of two months, selling ten different beers from barrels; the selection changes constantly. Põhjala entered the world’s largest beer market in 2016 and the company is testing the market for further …

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Estonian startups have paid €150 million in taxes to state’s coffers since 2016

Data from Startup Estonia shows Estonian startups’ contribution to the country’s budget is constantly increasing – from just €28 million in 2016 to over €32 million in the first half of 2019 alone. According to data, compiled by Startup Estonia, a governmental initiative aimed at supercharging the country’s startup ecosystem, …

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A new medical service suited for expats launched in Estonia

A new medical service suited for expats, minudoc.ee, has launched in Estonia; in addition to English-speaking family physician video consultations, it has also started home visits by an English-speaking nurse and launched the online prescription extension service. This is a paid content. The multilingual portal minudoc.ee launched in 2018 with a …

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Enterprise Estonia opens an office in New York City

Enterprise Estonia, the state-run agency responsible for promoting Estonia abroad and attracting investment, on 28 October opened a representative office in New York City. The representative office was opened by the Estonian prime minister, Jüri Ratas, while the opening speech was delivered by Penny Abeywardena, the New York City’s commissioner for …

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Estonia and Japan agree a visa-free working holiday arrangement

The Estonian parliament, Riigikogu, has ratified a new legislation that allows Estonia and Japan to issue multiple entry working holiday visas to their citizens of 18 to 30 years of age with the duration of up to one year.   The bilateral agreement allows both Japanese and Estonian young adults …

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Estonia’s Tallinn Airport voted sixth best in Europe

According to the airport guide, Sleeping in Airports, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is the sixth best airport in Europe, based on the overall experience determined by travellers who had taken the site’s 2019 airport survey. In the annual survey, the guide asked travellers to rate airports worldwide based on their overall …

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An event in support of the independent Baltic media to take place in Riga

The Baltic Times, a Riga-based independent monthly newspaper published in English, is hosting a fundraising event in the Latvian capital to support the independent media; Estonian World’s editor-in-chief Silver Tambur is also due to speak at the gathering on 10 October. Gene Zolotarev, the publisher of the Baltic Times, told …

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Estonia has the most competitive tax system in the OECD – for the sixth year in a row

According to the Tax Foundation, Estonia has the most competitive tax system in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – a ranking the country has held for the last six years. The Tax Foundation’s 2019 International Tax Competitiveness Index points out that Estonia ranks first overall, the same as …

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