Law Chancellor to rule on the legality of higher parking fees in Tallinn

The legality of Tallinn City Government’s decision to increase parking fees in central Tallinn will be reviewed by the Law Chancellor Indrek Teder.

From January, Tallinn City Government increased parking fees in Kesklinna, Südalinna, Vanalinna and Pirita zones and is now charging drivers for night-time parking in the Südalinn area of the city center. Parking in Südalinn now costs 3 euros an hour around the clock, while in Vanalinn (Old Town) it is 4.80 euros an hour. In Kesklinn, parking costs 1.2 euros an hour between 7 am and 7 pm on workdays and from 8 am to 3 pm on Saturdays (free on Sundays).

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Catering company Eesti Eine again suspected of foul play

The anti-corruption unit of the police has opened an investigation into claims that catering company Eesti Eine had violated the procurement terms when signing a procurement contract with Maritime Academy, writes Äripäev.

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Swedish investment fund close to selling Klick Eesti

Estonian businessmen Armin Kõomägi, Indrek Prants and Sven Mansberg who own half of Estonian electronics retailer Klick Eesti are interested to buy the rest of the company from Swedish investment firm Askembla Growth Fund, writes Äripäev.

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Attracting people back to Estonia

The main problem facing Estonia is not migration, but how to attract people back to Estonia and how to keep growing in the new situation, say bank managers interviewed by Äripäev.

According to bankers, without migration the Estonian society would be even more closed than what it is today.

Statistics Estonia has reported that last year the number of people leaving Estonia exceeded the number of people moving into Estonia by 6,629 people, respectively 10,873 and 4,244. In comparison, a year earlier the gap was 4,659 people.

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Opinion: Estonia should start retraining middle-aged foreigners

Estonia needs to attract not only foreign students, but also middle-aged foreigners because they can benefit the country, Tiit Paananen, former head of Skype Estonia and current board member of the Estonian Association of Information and Telecommunications Technology, writes in Äripäev.

If you ask an Estonian whether he or she is happy with the way things are in Estonia today, the answer may be yes, no or maybe, depending on who you ask. Today’s Estonia is a success story for some, a constant battle for others and a memory to those who have left for work abroad.

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