Danes acquire Estonian sawmill

Arno Tammjärv, the owner of Estonian sawmill Barrus that manufactures window and door components in South Estonia, has sold the company to a Danish enterprise Inter-Invest A/S, writes aripaev.ee.

Although the company did not disclose the purchase price, it is estimated to have been between 50 million to 100 million kroons, based on the company’s economic results from recent years. Barrus ended last year with the turnover of 152 million kroons, an increase of 1.1 times from 2008.

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Estonia’s first embassy in Africa is in Cairo

As of the beginning of September, the Estonian Embassy in Cairo will begin accepting applications for visas to travel to Estonia.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the embassy opened in Cairo this year is Estonia’s first embassy in Africa. “Cairo is one of the biggest centres of not only the Arab world, but of all Africa. The Estonian Embassy being active in Cairo provides a basis for intensifying ties with the region as well as for the development of business and cultural contacts,” he said. “Since Egypt is one of the most popular tourist destinations for Estonians, the existence of the embassy is also important for helping out our citizens in Egypt,” Paet added.

Previously Estonia was represented by the Latvian Embassy in Cairo for the issuing of Schengen visas in Egypt.

Estonian Embassy in Cairo
8th floor, Abou El Feda Building
Abou El Feda 3, Zamalek
Cairo 11211
Tel: (20) 227 384 190
Fax: (20) 227 384 189
E-mail: embassy.cairo@mfa.ee

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affaris

Huge differences in taxi tariffs in Tallinn

A price survey conducted in August by consumer protection authorities found major variations in taxi tariffs in Tallinn, wrote aripaev.ee

For instance, according to the findings of the survey, the cheapest kilometre tariff in Sõbra Takso was twice lower than in Linnatakso.

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