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Court quashes County bid to charge tax for Ukunda Airport.

Appellate Judges say they are satisfied that no land rates are chargeable in respect to the airstrip.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Estonian parliament refuses to revoke signatures under border treaty with Russia.

TALLINN - The Estonian parliament declined on Oct. 17 to stop ratification of the border treaty with Russia and revoke signatures under this document. The motion was submitted by the opposition Conservative People's Party. Nine parliamentarians supported the motion, and 63 voted against it. The motion failed to pass the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Estonian minister: 'Nobody is objecting' to CO2 limit on power plant subsidies.

The European Commission's proposal for a CO2 limit on power plant subsidies is supported by the Council of Ministers, insists Ando Leppiman. But now the issue is more how it can be managed, he told EURACTIV.sk.

- EurActive - UK

Russian citizen sets self on fire on election day in Narva, escapes with minor injuries - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN – A Russian citizen set himself on fire in a central square of the northeast Estonian border city Narva on Sunday in what he ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Almost a quarter of Estonian residents were at risk of poverty in 2016 - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN – Of residents of Estonia 320,000 or 24.4 percent were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 320,000, it appears from statisti......

- The Baltic Times - US

Taavi Aas receives most votes among mayoral candidates in Tallinn - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN - Taavi Aas, the mayoral candidate of the Center Party, received the most votes among the mayoral candidates of larger parties in Tallin......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonia Supports Bulgaria's Entry into Schengen.

Estonia, which is currently chairing the EU Council, has announced its support for Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen area and appreciates the efforts of the country to protect the EU's external borders, reports Mediapool.  This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Sven Micker. "The decision is based ...

- Novinite - BG

Taxify takes on Uber with own premium rides.

Estonian-based online taxi-hailing application Taxify has taken on its key American rival Uber with a new premium cab category.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Estonian court jails man who knowingly spread HIV - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN - The Tallinn-based Harju County Court on Friday handed down a jail sentence of two years and eight months to a man who had unprotected ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Rutherford leading Maryland trade mission to Europe.

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford began a trade and diplomatic mission to Europe Friday with stops planned in France, Belgium and Estonia. Among the topics Rutherford will discuss with European officials are cybersecurity and opioid abuse. The latter has been a particular focus of Rutherford’s service as...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Ministers agree common position on forestry climate rules.

EU environment ministers on Friday agreed a common position on a legislative proposal aimed at preserving forests and counting the CO2 emissions they absorb. They propose to amend the European Commission's complex proposal to give Finland, an EU member with a large surface area of trees, some "flexibilities". NGOs fear the ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU talks over carbon trading reforms hit impasse

BRUSSELS - Talks between negotiators for the EU nations and the European Parliament over reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System after 2020 ended without an agreement early on Friday, EU presidency Estonia said.

- Reuters - US

Ex-Estonian PM resigns over sexual assault allegations in M’sia

However, Taavi Roivas says claims against him and his delegation were ‘exaggerated’.

- Malaysiakini - MY

More talks needed to reach deal on emissions trading system

Negotiators representing national governments on one hand and the European Parliament on the other "were close to reaching an agreement" on the reform of the EU's emissions trading system . They spoke "until the early hours of Friday" but still need another meeting, a spokeswoman for the Estonian presidency of the Council ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU talks over ETS reforms end without agreement: EU presidency

BRUSSELS - Talks between negotiators for the EU nations and the European Parliament over reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System after 2020 ended without an agreement early on Friday, EU presidency Estonia said.

- Reuters - US

Estonian ex-PM steps down as Parliament deputy after scandal

A former Estonia prime minister has said he will step down as deputy speaker of the Baltic country's parliament after a scandal involving sexual harassment by members of an Estonian trade delegation during a visit to Malaysia last month.

- FOX News - US

Estonian ex-PM steps down as Parliament deputy after scandal

- Townhall.com - US

Eerie reminder of Baltic maritime disaster washes ashore

More than two decades after the sinking of MS Estonia, which claimed the lives of 852 people, a life buoy believed to be from the shipwreck has been found.

- The Local - SE

Bill of amendments to parental leave, benefits system passes 1st reading in Estonian parliament - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - The bill of amendments to the parental leave and benefits system passed the first reading in the Estonian parliament on Wednesday.......

- The Baltic Times - US

Nighttime construction work at Tallinn Airport completed after 2 years - The Baltic Times

TALLINN – After two years, nightly construction work at Tallinn Airport was concluded on Thursday, during which the surface layer of the r......

- The Baltic Times - US

Investing in research is not a luxury - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - Investing in research and innovation is not a luxury, but a necessary step in maintaining the competitiveness of the European Union, E......

- The Baltic Times - US

Central Eastern Europe: United by Regional Security

When it comes to regional interests, Russia seems to be the only thing on which the Central and Eastern European states can reach an agreement. On October 9, Warsaw served as a gathering place for leaders and ministers of foreign affairs of the Bucharest 9' . The format created at the Central and Eastern Europe presidents' ...

- GMF - DE

Warning for anti-kleptocracy rally; news of sexual assault in KL hits Estonia

KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Bulgaria Among 20 EU Countries to Establish Prosecutor's Office

The Council of EU has been given approval to regulate establishment of European Public Prosecutor's Office , a new prosecution, which will deal with financial crimes. Accordingly, EU member 20 countries will establish a Luxembourg-based EU prosecutor's office until 2020. European Public Prosecutor's Office for EU will be ...

- Novinite - BG

Ex- Estonian PM apologises for alleged sexual assault in M'sia

The delegation was accused of 'groping and aggressively kissing' women at a bar in KL.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Sofia Еxamine the Еxperience of Paris and Vienna to Prevent Air Pollution

Today in Sofia, representatives of various European cities, including Paris, Vienna, Tallinn, Bucharest, Amsterdam and Riga, arrive in Sofia to take part in SOFAIR - a conference to exchange experience and good practices to prevent air pollution in the urban environment. At the opening, besides Sofia Mayor Yordanka ...

- Novinite - BG

Estonian parliament committee supports bill allowing to lift refugee status - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - The constitutional committee of the Estonian parliament has supported a bill that would create an opportunity for withdrawing a foreig......

- The Baltic Times - US

Baltics have largely been left out of Europe's populism story - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - The Baltic countries have largely been left out of Europe's populism story, associate professor at the University of Georgia Cas M......

- The Baltic Times - US

We can simultaneously be Estonians, Europeans - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas at the conference "Nation States or Member States? Reimagining the European Union" o......

- The Baltic Times - US

PACE appoints Herkel rapporteur on Ukrainian law on education – media

At the fall session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly , Estonian delegation member Andres Herkel was appointed to prepare report under urgent procedure on the Ukrainian law on education, according to err.ee.

- UNIAN - UA

Council of Ministers will Discuss the Way of Security of the Airspace of Bulgaria

At the regular meeting of the Council of Ministers will be discussed the way of security of the airspace of Bulgaria, reported BGNES. The strengthening of the security of the airspace of the Republic of Bulgaria will be discussed by jointly accomplishing tasks of the Bulgarian Air Force with the forces of the Italian ...

- Novinite - BG

Estonian official: Coalition of the willing can 'drive' healthcare data in Europe

As long as the political will exists, a coalition of EU member states can speed up the healthcare data mobility in Europe and start showing results in a cross-border manner in order for others to join, an Estonian government official told EURACTIV.

- EurActive - UK

Council of Ministers will Discussed the Way of Security of the Airspace of Bulgaria

At the regular meeting of the Council of Ministers will be discussed the way of security of the airspace of Bulgaria, reported BGNES. The strengthening of the security of the airspace of the Republic of Bulgaria will be discussed by jointly accomplishing tasks of the Bulgarian Air Force with the forces of the Italian ...

- Novinite - BG

Environmentalists: New Baltic fish quotas ignore science

Environmentalist group Pew criticised Tuesday's EU compromise deal on 2018 fishing quotas for the Baltic Sea. "Ministers again set certain fishing limits higher than scientific advice, with no justification provided for this disparity," the group said, repeating its critique from previous years. Presenting the deal, ...

- EU Observer - EU

Gunmen kill two people in Ukunda ambush

UKUNDA, Kenya, Oct 10 - Police are pursuing people believed to be Al Shabaab returnees after they shot dead two people who were travelling in a car within Ukunda, Kwale County. According to Coast Regional Police Chief Larry Kieng, the two university staff members died on the spot following the ambush. Kieng says two police

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Fisheries ministers agree Baltic quotas

EU ministers on Tuesday reached agreement on 2018 Baltic Sea fishing quotas. The all-night negotiations had started on Monday. "We had a very tough but ultimately productive meeting," said Estonian minister Siim Kiisler. Catches for central herring are to go up by 20%, but those for Bothnian herring and Western herring go ...

- EU Observer - EU

US to allocate USD5 million for Russian border radar in Estonia

Washington is to allocate USD5 million to Estonia for the construction of radar systems for electronic monitoring along the Narva river, which forms Estonia's north-eastern border with the Russian Federation. On 6 October, the Estonian Minister of Internal Affairs, Andres Anvelt, said,

- Jane’s - US

6,000 new internet hotspots under 'WiFi4EU' scheme

The EU will fund the installation of free internet hotspots in at least 6000 European localities under the WiFi4EU scheme, the European Council said today. Public sector bodies will be entitled to apply for funding that covers up to 100 percent of costs. "WiFi4EU scheme will make high-quality internet more accessible for ...

- EU Observer - EU

Joint statement by Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Gabriel welcoming the adoption of the Tallinn Declaration on e-government

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 6 October 2017 "We welcome the EU Ministers' pledge to modernise public administrations in Europe, which is an important boost to the digital economy and society. European Ministers responsible for e-government committed today to accelerate wider use of electronic identification ...

- EU - EU

EU sets 2022 target for online government services

European ministers said in a declaration in Tallinn on Friday that citizens and businesses should be able to "interact digitally with public administrations" by 2022. They also promised they would "take steps" to increase their citizens' digital skills, and asked the EU commission for digital skills initiatives by the end ...

- EU Observer - EU

Estonian PM: more EU cyber defence cooperation needed

Estonian prime minister Juri Ratas wrote on Friday in his summary of the digital summit in Tallinn that EU members states should cooperate more on cyber defence. He said "a common European approach to cybersecurity" was needed, as well as a "single European cyberspace". Ratas said "national and joint preparedness" against ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU in talks with Interpol on political abuse

EU states are in talks with Interpol to stop political abuse after Turkey filed Red Notices on dissidents, Estonia has said.

- EU Observer - EU

Ukraine: Drop Bills That Hamper Independent Groups

Expand Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko attends a news conference in Tallinn, Estonia on January 23, 2017. © 2017 Reuters – The Ukrainian government should drop draft legislation to require nongovernmental groups in Ukraine to file detailed public online reports about their funding and employees, Human Rights Watch ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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