Estonia: electricity prices not too high

According to Taavi Veskimagi, CEO of the Estonian state-owned transmission system operator (TSO) Elering, the current low price of electricity does not allow for investments. Veskimagi said that the current quarter’s price jump to more than EUR 40 per megawatt-hour was rather an anomaly, and electricity prices were forecast to return to EUR 40 or…

Estonia: EBRD lowers economic growth forecast

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has lowered its forecast for Estonia’s economic growth this year by 0.2%, to 3.6%, citing poor corporate investment. The EBRD highlighted that following the investment-led strong gross domestic product (GDP) growth recovery of 4.9% in 2017, economic growth in Estonia slowed down to 3.5% YoY in the…