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Estonia set to phase out pre-paid SIM cards, but ban could violate privacy rights

  • 2020-10-30
  • TBT/BNS staff

The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications has said it wants to to phase out the sale of anonymous prepaid mobile SIM cards, but some Estonian lawyers caution it could violate individual rights. The Economics affairs ministry wants to insta...

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Estonia: date for referendum on marriage established, 7,800 people signed Greens' petition to amend Family Act

A petition by the non-parliamentary Estonian Greens party calling for the Family Act to be amended to allow for same-sex marriages had been signed by 7,824 people by 1:20 p.m. on October 24. "The society has given an extremely clear message which can no longer be overlooke...

Estonia contributes 50,000 euros to alleviate humanitarian situation of Rohingya refugees

Estonia has contributed 50,000 euros in support of addressing the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. On October 22, an international donor conference on sustaining support for the Rohingya refugee response was held on the initiative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (U...

Estonia: date for referendum on marriage established, 7,800 people signed Greens' petition to amend Family Act

A petition by the non-parliamentary Estonian Greens party calling for the Family Act to be amende...

Estonia contributes 50,000 euros to alleviate humanitarian situation of Rohingya refugees

Estonia has contributed 50,000 euros in support of addressing the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. O...

Estonia's ex-central banker on budget: There are no free lunches

The 2021 state budget relies too heavily on borrowed money and the planned deficit is too large w...

Estonia: Design by Hayashi- Grossschmidt Arhitektuur wins Patarei architecture competition

An entry by Estonian architecture firm Hayashi -- Grossschmidt Arhitektuur, titled "Taevakaa...

Researchers' discovery may make development of coronavirus drugs more efficient

TALLINN - With the participation of medical researchers from the University of Tartu, two researc...

Visit by Bulgarian president to Estonia canceled due to contact with COVID-19 positive

TALLINN - A visit by Bulgarian President Rumen Radev to Estonia has been canceled because Radev h...

Covid-19 incidence in Estonia dropping because people comply with recommendations more dutifully - expert

RIGA - The epidemiological safety measures introduced in Latvia and Estonia are roughly the same,...

Estonian govt drafting exceptions to travel restrictions for Latvia, Lithuania

TALLINN - Starting from next week, people arriving in Estonia from Latvia and Lithuania do not ne...

Economic development committee: H1 was successful for Estonia's business diplomacy

TALLINN – Despite the difficulties connected with the pandemic spread of coronavirus, the f...

Estonian president meets with OECD sec-gen in Paris

TALLINN - Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is currently on a working visit to France, met...

Estonian MEP Madison: EU seeking to increase control under disguise of AML

TALLINN – The European Union wants to make use of the scandals related to money laundering ...

Estonia approves consolidated annual report for previous financial year

The Estonian government at its sitting on September 24 approved the state's consolidated repo...

Estonia: Tallink suspends operation of Helsinki-Riga route until end of October

Following the Latvian government's decision on September 25 to re-introduce travel restrictio...

Estonia: 800 robocalls made to close contacts of coronavirus carriers

An automatic dialer created by the Estonian Health and Welfare Information Systems Center (TEHIK)...

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