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  • Eesti in brief
    Commemorating Deportation On March 25 1949 over 20 000 people were deported to Siberia by the Soviet forces nearly 3 of the Estonian population at that time On the same date this year one candle was lit on Freedom Square in Tallinn for every man woman and child deported Remembrance services were held at St John s Church in Tallinn and St Paul s Church in Tartu The victims were mourned all over the country as the deportations affected all communities living in Estonia Curbing consumption Tallinn City Council s long crusade to curb alcohol consumption in the capital continues On November of last year Deputy Mayor Merike Martinson announced the project to ban strong alcohol sales in filling stations in order to reduce car accidents related to drunkenness One of the largest vehicle fuel retailers Statoil asked for a ruling from the Supreme Court on this matter stating that the ban was unconstitutional as it goes against the freedom of enterprise But at the beginning of March the Supreme Court rejected Statoil s complaint The ban is due to come into effect on July 1 Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About

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  • Estonian foreign representations accept requests for e-resident digital identification cards
    the world the Estonian ID card allows you to sign documents in minutes set up a company in an hour make bank transfers in seconds participate actively in the management of a company registered in Estonia and declare your taxes with a few clicks of a mouse An e resident s digital ID provides foreigners with the opportunity to do business digitally regardless of location In order to apply for an e resident digital identification card one must contact the nearest Estonian foreign representation and submit an application the applicant s valid identity document colour photo a written explanation in free form and state fee for processing the application 80 euros The application along with the necessary documents shall be forwarded to the Police and Border Guard Board Additional information http vm ee en estonian e residency how apply Although initially future e residents must visit the foreign representation twice applying for e residency will soon become significantly easier In May a virtual environment will be opened where you can submit applications for e resident digital ID cards Applicants must thereafter only visit an Estonian foreign representation once in order to receive their ID document Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access

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    won a narrow victory in this year s elections for the Riigikogu the Estonian Parliament on Sunday Read More Estonia E votes Despite Cyber Security Concerns At its recent Parliamentary Election Estonia celebrated its 10 year anniversary of becoming the first nation in the world to use an Read More Lithuania FM attends Nemtsov funeral meets opposition activists Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius attended the funeral of the murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow yesterd Read More Lithuania aims to be among EU leaders in transparency by 2025 The Deputy Director of Lithuania s Special Investigation Service STT Romas Zienka says that by 2025 Lithuania should be one of the ten nb Read More Latvian journalist hybrid war has already begun via media In words that some will dismiss as being like those of the little boy who cried wolf and that others will see as a cry of despair Latvian TV jo Read More Latvian MEP Kalniete denied entry to Russia for Nemtsov funeral Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete Unity was refused entry into Russia last night when she arrived in Moscow to attend the funeral of Russian opposit Read More Latgale may get Russian language TV channel In an attempt to protect Latvia s information space politicians are planning to create a Russian language television channel for the region Read More Previous 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest

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    believe that the main challenges the country will face in the years to come are the ageing population inequality and a decrea Read More Baltic countries submit joint EC funding application for Rail Baltica Latvia Estonia and Lithuania and the joint stock company RB Rail have submitted a joint application to the European Commission signed by the tr Read More Belarus is the key to the Baltic countries for Putin Shevtsova For Vladimir Putin Belarus is the key to the Baltic countries as a military strategic outpost and thus quite possibly Minsk will Read More Latvia s Karosta prison listed in US magazine s top 10 unusual stays The U S travel website and magazine Premier Travel USA has included Karosta Prison in Liepaja western Latvia on its Top 10 list of unusu Read More Lithuania leads Europe in fibre optic network penetration According to the annual report of the FTTH Council Europe Lithuania has retained its leading position in Europe in fibre optic FTTH Internet Read More Moscow s main goal in Baltics to sow doubts about NATO response Moscow s main goal in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania at the present time is to convince portions of the population of these t Read More Lithuanian Defence Council decides to reintroduce military conscription Having assessed the current geopolitical situation and threats to the state s security Lithuania s State Defence Council has decided to Read More Previous 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic

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  • Estonian foreign representations begin accepting e-residency applications
    a company within an hour make bank transfers in seconds participate actively in the management of a company registered in Estonia and declare your taxes with a few clicks of a mouse and all of this from wherever they are in the world To obtain an e resident digital identification card applicants must contact their nearest Estonian foreign representation and submit an application a valid identity document a colour photo a written explanation of their application and a fee of 80 euros for processing the application The application along with the necessary documents will then be forwarded to the Police and Border Guard Board Additional information regarding this is available at the following address http vm ee en estonian e residency how apply Although at first applicants will have to visit the foreign representation twice during the application process applying for e residency will soon become significantly easier In May a virtual environment will be opened where applications for e resident digital ID cards can be submitted After that applicants will only have to visit an Estonian foreign representation once in order to receive their ID document Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now

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  • Estonian Air protests new airBaltic routes from Tallinn
    state While Estonia is still waiting for a response from Brussels airBaltic received theirs last year The decision was positive Estonian Air manager Jan Palmer questions however why airBaltic has opened routes from Tallinn to Vienna and Berlin One of the things that we had to guarantee was that we didn t expand our business We should turn round our company and make it sustainable but we are not allowed to start new routes and especially competing with other airlines Most likely airBaltic must have the same kind of restructuring plan where they also should be restricted in the way they do their restructuring says Palmer AirBaltic confirmed that the decision on state aid was accompanied by restrictions but that these do not affect the services from Tallinn We as an airline are not allowed to grow Therefore we are opening these new lines only within the limits which we are allowed to operate under We have closed a number of routes where we have been forced to do that due to changes in the market explained airBaltic s Janis Vanags Palmér claims that the two airlines cannot make a profit by competing on the Tallinn Vienna and Tallinn Berlin routes and thinks that the main reason for airBaltic s actions is to apply pressure on Estonian Air AirBaltic however insist that they are focusing on profit not on putting pressure on anyone else Comments Related Articles Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension

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  • Latvia birch sap thieves could face 700 euro fine
    March 23 and he has admitted his crime The offender initially claimed that the sap which was found in extra large sized rubbish bags was being collected for personal consumption In one day it is possible to fill two buckets which amounts to about 20 litres Evidence collected at the scene will be forwarded to the State Forest Service for processing an administrative offence for unwarranted damage to flora The fine for this will be between 70 and 700 euros There are several laws that must be followed while collecting birch sap to ensure that the tree remains unscathed Just one tree can be tapped for private consumption by any one person on each property managed by LVM The hole must be made at least 50 centimeters from ground and on a tree of at least 40 centimetres in diameter furthermore it should not exceed 5 centimetres in depth as the sap flows under the bark If a resident wants to tap several holes he or she must take care of payment according to LVM s price list A sales contract is signed and LVM specifies where the tree can be tapped so that the least amount of damage is inflicted In order to receive such permission residents are urged to contact the LVM authority that manages the particular territory Comments Related Articles U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia Lumbers Towards Higher Spending on Defence Russia Today requests permission to establish Latvian subsidiary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Latvian government reaches for guns over health care Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court Subscribe A subscription

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  • Latvian national TV channel in Russian could cost 6 million in first year
    Russian there should be an open tender in order to pick out the best ideas and synergies taking into account local factors When asked how he plans to pressure the National Electronic Mass Media Council given that this is the only proposal it has made the minister said that the matter should be discussed further Culture Minister Dace Melbarde said I hope that the council having made only one proposal will leave contemplate and return with several scenarios This discussion clearly demonstrates that we need to work on several scenarios as we must reach the local audience in Latgale in a fast and efficient manner Meanwhile the Finance Minister Janis Reirs has announced in an interview with the newspaper Latvijas Avize that his ministry does not support the idea of a new LTV channel being created broadcasting in Russian Both our and Estonia s wish to establish new television channels seems like a waste of money If we actually listen to experts such as Professor Anda Rozukalne it is clear that we would need at least five years to have such a channel of decent quality It will be too late then Due to the presence of privately run media the country already has good television and radio infrastructure It would be logical to buy content from private entities Reirs explained Reirs also expressed surprise that more hardware was needed for the project despite the number of studios and amount of technical equipment in Latvia The Finance Ministry will not support such an initiative We have already allocated funds to existing channels that are loyal to Latvia LTV7 has also received funding which is why instead of buying additional equipment we should invest in content We will be never able to invest in media like Russia does unless we establish

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