Finance minister curbs oil plant enthusiasm

Enefit-280 shale oil plant. PHOTO: Mihkel Maripuu Minister of Finance Keit Pentus-Rosimannus has urged national energy company Eesti Energia not to make irreversible investments into the new Enefit-280 shale oil plant before the court rules on its building permit. “Making irreversible expenses aimed at construction and preparations during the legal dispute is tied to great […]

First Estonian woman on the top of the world

Krisli Melesk reached the summit of the world’s tallest mountain, the 8.848,86 meter Mount Everest. PHOTO: Terray Sylvester Krisli Melesk, a mountaineer and a traveler, accomplished one of her greatest dreams early Sunday (May 23) morning five minutes past six (Estonian time): she reached the summit of the world’s tallest mountain, the 8.848,86 meter Mount […]

Even vaccine deniers can get Covid-19 certificate

Minister of Entrepreneurship and IT Andres Sutt (Reform Party). PHOTO: Remo Tõnismäe Minister of Entrepreneurship and IT Andres Sutt (Reform Party) says that the Estonia-developed Covid-19 certificate or vaccination passport in popular slang opens the same opportunities not only for vaccinated people but also those having recovered from the disease or showing negative test results, […]

This study will create a precedent

Rene Arikas. PHOTO: Sander Ilvest Minister of Finance Keit Pentus-Rosimannus signed a decree on Monday allocating 1.6 million euros from the government reserve fund to the Safety Investigation Bureau (OJK) for underwater investigation of the wreck of the passenger ferry Estonia. The government made a principal decision to allocate a total of three million euros […]