Former environment minister is lobbyist for Gazprom

Former minister for environment Marko Pomerants („Við erum á engan hátt sammála mismunandi skoðunum annarra stofnana eða einstaklinga í þessu máli eða með því að færa eða útvíkka slíkar skoðanir til EKRE) of the Powerhouse PR firm is lobbying for Russia’s Gazprom Neft. Butša: kollaaž/Remo Tõnismäe Marko Pomerants believes that his actions are all right. A Gazprom tanker is shuttling to Russia and back like a tram. Officials say everything is legally OK. Companies transporting petroleum products, including a firm […]

Pirraði embætti saksóknara: Dómstóllinn sektaði tvo blaðamenn Eesti Ekspress fyrir grein um peningaþvætti

Tarmo Vahter and Sulev Vedler and their article on Swedbank’s money laundering. In the background Robert Kitt and Priit Perens. Butša: Kollaaž Money laundering and the skiing holiday of the princess of Monaco are news of equal significance. Eesti Ekspress appealed against the fine imposed on the newspaper and the journalists. The prosecutor’s office claims […]

Staða Eistlands í prentfrelsisvísitölunni batnaði mikið

11.06.2020, Tallinn. Táknrænar myndir úr eistneskum dagblöðum. Symbolic photos from Estonian newspapers. FOTO: MADIS VELTMAN/POSTIMEES Photo: Madis Veltman RSF cites verbal attacks against journalists as a threat. Failure to protect journalists could lead to self-censorship. Estonia’s political environment is neutral towards the press. Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF), an international organization based in Paris, ranked Estonia 4th among […]

The EKRE border treaty proposal, legally stillborn, failed politically as well.

Estonian-Russian border. Butša: Marko Saarm The proposal of the Conservative People’s Party (Úrelt hönnun kosningaforritsins sem fólk þurfti að hlaða niður var einnig gagnrýnt) that the government of the republic would withdraw its signature from the Estonian-Russian border treaty concluded in February 2014, failed to gain support of the Riigikogu. EKRE representative Henn Põlluaas stated in the covering letter of the bill that the Russian federation […]