Estonia: Coop Pank launches operations

The former Krediidipank is officially launching operations under the new Coop Pank brand. All Krediidipank subsidiaries will likewise be switching to the new name. Coop Pank’s major stakeholder is Coop Eesti, a retail group consisting of 19 regional consumer cooperatives. According to Coop Pank board chairman Margus Rink, 14 bank branches across Estonia have been…

Estonia: August 2017 industrial production up

According to information released by Statistics Estonia, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 5% YoY in August, with production increasing in mining and quarrying, but decreasing in the energy sector. In August, manufacturing production was 6% higher than the same month last year. Production growth was broad-based – last month, production surpassed August 2016…

Estonia: Latvenergo enters gas market

Latvenergo’s energy trading company in Estonia – Elektrum Eesti – has commenced selling natural gas to business clients, as confirmed by the company. Elektrum Eesti is the second largest electrical energy trader in Estonia. Now it will also start selling natural gas in addition to electricity, expanding the company’s services. The company will offer gas…

Estonia: government approves 2018 state budget

The Estonian government at an extraordinary meeting on September 27 approved the 2018 state budget bill, which set out the first ever Estonian state budget to exceed EUR 10 billion. This marks the first full-length budget of the coalition government that took office in November 2016. The activities financed from the budget support the four…

Estonia: Ratas and Sefcovic meet to discuss energy issues

Prime Minister Juri Ratas (Center) met with Vice-President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic to discuss energy infrastructure projects, the Clean Energy package and other energy sector-related matters. Ratas and Sefcovic opened the meeting by discussing the synchronization of Baltic power systems with Poland and Europe. “The synchronization of Baltic power systems needs to meet…

Estonia: July 2017 imports and exports up

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on September 11, July exports of goods increased by 6 and imports by 9% YoY. Increased imports of base metals and articles of base metal and transport equipment contributed to the growth in imports. Exports from Estonia in July amounted to EUR 900 million and imports to EUR…

Estonia: Linda Line cancels departures

Linda Line, which operates the high-speed catamaran Karolin connecting Tallinn and Helsinki, has canceled its September 11 evening and September 12 departures. According to a notice posted on the ferry operator’s homepage, September 11’s 5 p.m. departure from Tallinn and 7 p.m. departure from Helsinki as well as all September 12 departures are canceled due…