Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Estonia as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Estonia: Government supports draft digital nomad visa bill

In early 2018, we reported that the Ministry of Interior was planning to develop a “digital nomad visa” …

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Estonia: Average gross monthly pay in Q3 2019

Over the year to Q3 2019, the average gross monthly pay in Estonia increased by 8 …

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Estonia: Government endorses 1,314 immigration quota for 2020

The Government of Estonia has set the immigration quota for 2020 at 0 …

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Estonia: Gender pay gap continues to be present in all economic activities

According to the latest available gender pay gap data, in October 2018, the biggest pay gap was in the financial and insurance sector (32 …

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Estonia: Riigikogu passed visa-free work agreement for young people in Japan

Under a newly signed intergovernmental agreement, both Japanese and Estonian citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 may obtain multiple entry visas for up to a year from each other’s country, with the right to work without prior registration at the police and border guard authority …

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Estonia: Law change to award vocational higher education graduates bachelor degrees

Currently those successfully completing advanced, tertiary-level courses in professional or vocational subjects have secured a qualification called a “diploma in education” …

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Estonia: Labour cost Q1 2019

Over the year to Q1 2019, average monthly labour costs in Estonia increased by 7 …

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Estonia: Average monthly gross income per employee increased by 6.8%

In 2018, average gross monthly earnings increased by 6 …

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Estonia: Law of Ship Flag and Ship Registers Act, the Income Tax Act and related laws passed second reading

The Economic Affairs Committee of the Estonian Parliament has passed the “Law of Ship Flag and Ship Registers Act, the Income Tax Act and related laws” at second reading …

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Estonia: Minimum wage increased

The minimum wage has risen from €500 (US$565) to €540(US$610) per month with immediate effect …

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Estonia: Danske Bank head quits after giant money laundering scandal

It is now almost 4 years since a whistleblower at Danske Bank in Estonia alerted the company to the existence of widescale money laundering in the country branch of the bank …

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Estonia: A draft law to implement GDPR withdrawn after a wave of criticism

A draft law to implement GDPR (the “General Data Protection Regulations”) sent by the Estonian Ministry of Justice to the Parliament in April 2018 has been withdrawn after a wave of criticism by the public and journalists …

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Estonia: Interest in a digital nomad visa?

The Ministry of Interior is planning to develop a “digital nomad visa”, which would enable people from all over the world to work and travel in Estonia for a year and allow them to visit 25 other countries in the Schengen Area for up to 90 days …

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Estonia: Minimum wage agreement

On October the 26th 2017, the Estonian Employers’ Confederation and the Estonian Trade Union Confederation (EAKL) signed a minimum wage agreement …

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Estonia: Amendment to the Labour Disputes Act

An amendment to the Labour Disputes Act will further simplify the settlement of individual and some collective claims through Employment Disputes Committees …

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