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Estonia tops internet freedom study

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2011 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , ,

BalticTimes — Estonia has been ranked as the best country in the world in terms of internet freedoms in the “Freedom on the Net 2011” study by Freedom House.

“Estonia ranks as one of the most wired and technologically advanced countries in the world,” the study said.

Estonia secured the top spot in the study, followed by the US, Germany, Australia and the UK. At the bottom of the list were Iran, Burma, Cuba and China.

The study was conducted by Freedom House, a US-based NGO that promotes freedom, democracy and human rights worldwide. The study covered 37 countries worldwide.

The study also found that Estonia has had some of the most improvement in internet freedoms, improving its score from 13 in 2009 to 10 in the most recent study.

Overall, the report found that internet usage has boomed alongside “diverse and growing threats to internet freedom”.

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Tallinn builds house of straw

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2011 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

TALLINN(BalticTimes) – A theater built from straw, which is projected to be the biggest installation during the European Cultural Capital 2011 festivities in Tallinn, is currently undergoing construction and will open its doors in less than a month, reports news agency LETA. Straw is a worthy building material, which does not harm the environment and is so inexpensive that the theater house will accommodate a large hall, lobby, cafe, outdoor children’s playground and a small sporting area for a cost…. read more

 

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New Estonian cabinet inaugurated

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2011 by admin Tagged: , , , , , ,

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

TALLINN, April 5 (Xinhua) — Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on Tuesday inaugurated here the new cabinet of ministers led by Prime Minister Andrus Ansip.

“The strong parliamentary majority won in the election gives you a mandate and an opportunity to make decisions based on that majority. However, sound political culture means that different opinions also get noticed and taken into account,” Ilves said at an inauguration ceremony.

The president called on the new cabinet to bring public debate out of Parliament and its committees, and to listen to non- governmental organizations (NGOs), professional associations and non-partisan experts.

In his address to the Parliament, Ansip outlined his government ‘s goals for the next four years, stressing the importance of improving the quality of people’s lives.

“The government’s goal is the creation of an Estonia where our culture will develop, where more children will be born and Estonians will have longer lifespans, and where people will want to live happily,” Ansip said.

Ansip pledged to continue structural reforms in education and pension, make strategic decisions for the national energy sector, create an insurance system for industrial accidents and improve labor market flexibility.

The prime minister also touched on tax and business issues. “We intend to reduce labor taxes, lower the income tax rate to the same level as Value Added Tax, abolish the tax on payments given for job-related training, develop the business environment in a direction that is more friendly to businesses and increase social security for families with children and retired people,” he added.

 

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Prestigious World Travel Award for Swissôtel Tallinn

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

Swissôtel Tallinn is proud to announce the receipt of the prestigious award of the World Travel Association (WTA) as it was singled out this year as “Estonia’s Leading Hotel”.

The award ceremony was held in the city of Antalya in Turkey beginning of October.

The World Travel Awards European regional ceremony united senior management and decision makers of Europe’s travel and tourism industry to celebrate their achievements. Also referred to as the “Oscars of the travel and tourism industry” by the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards was founded in 1993 and is recognized globally as the foremost recognition of excellence in product and service worldwide. This year results are based on an independent vote by 185’000 travel agents and tourism professionals in over 200 countries.

Swissôtel Tallinn is a luxury hotel with 238 guestrooms and suites set admidst the business district of Tallinn, boasting unrivalled postcard panoramic views across the UNESCO listed Old Town and the Baltic Sea. Only 10 minutes away from the Airport and in walking distance to all hotspots of the city, Swissôtel Tallinn offers excellent accommodation, a wealth of facilities including three restaurants, the largest ballroom in Estonia as well as the Amrita Spa & Wellness Centre for relaxation and a wide range of treatments.

“Being recognised by the World Travel Awards in this way confirms our company slogan, a passion for perfection, which is based on our warm Swiss hospitality combined with quality, efficiency and reliability”, says Bart Westerhout, General Manager of the outstanding property. “It is pleasing that the Swissôtel Tallinn, which is representing Swissôtel in this extraordinary destination, has within a few years established a reputation to earn this prestigious award.”

More information on Swissôtel Tallinn is available under: swissotel.com/Tallinn

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Tallinn’s Culture Capital project will get 120 mln kroons in 2011

In Uncategorized on September 26, 2010 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

European Cultural Capital 2011Foundation Tallinn 2011 board member Jaanus Mutli said that the budget of the culture capital project will in 2011 about 120 mln kroons but that more detailed plans will be revealed in October 2010, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht Online reports.

The city of Tallinn will contribute around 54 mln kroons next year in the budget of the foundation that is preparing the Culture Capital 2011 programme in Tallinn.

“The budget has been compiled with the calculations that the whole planned programme can be implemented 100%,” said Mutli.

Mutli said that the detailed budget of the project for next year will be completed by the end of October. The biggest spending is on programme of the project while marketing, communications and operating costs will stay at this year’s level.

The culture capital project’s budget volume this year was 72 mln koons.

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Elisa Eesti Demonstrates Superfast 4G Internet in Central Tallinn

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2010 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

On June Elisa Eesti gave a demonstration of superfast 4G Internet in the centre of Tallinn. The data communication speed achieved was almost 100 Mbit/s – the first time such a high speed had been achieved in mobile Internet in Estonia.

On June Elisa Eesti gave a demonstration of superfast 4G Internet in the centre of Tallinn. The data communication speed achieved was almost 100 Mbit/s – the first time such a high speed had been achieved in mobile Internet in Estonia

Elisa Eesti has carried out successful tests of the 4G network in cooperation with its supplier Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). Its 4G coverage is now available in most areas in central Tallinn.

Network Manager of Mobile and Fixed Networks at Elisa Eesti Andrus Kaarelson says that Elisa is testing the 4G network to prepare for the introduction of new technologies and services the moment they can be offered to clients as commercial services.

Elisa Eesti is set to expand its 4G test network even further: 4G stations will soon begin operating in the summer capital Pärnu and in the Kristiine district of Tallinn.

“The test network is based on new generation LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology, which is the answer to the challenges posed by rapidly increasing data communication volumes, which allows us to create new services using a higher data communication speed and which also complements the services currently offered in Elisa’s 3.5G network,” said Esa Harju, Manager of the Baltic and Nordic Regions of Nokia Siemens Networks.

“The superfast 4G network, which offers an even better user experience, takes the mobile Internet service into a new era,” said Kaarelson. “For example, downloading a movie in DVD format will only take about 45 minutes in the 4G network. The new generation network will also allow clients to use mobile Internet to watch HD television, use video conference and multimedia services and play online games.”

The volume of mobile Internet use in the 3.5G network has grown tenfold in recent years. 91% of Elisa’s clients currently use mobile Internet in the 3.5G network. Introducing the 4G network makes it possible to increase data communication volumes considerably and to guarantee the mobile Internet speed requested by clients.

Provision of commercial services in the Elisa 4G network will become possible after the issue of LTE licences later this year.

Today’s demonstration took place in the centre of Tallinn on the rooftop terrace of the European Union Building.

LTE (Long Term Evolution) or 4G is the mobile communication standard that enables operators to offer the possibility to download data at up to 300 Mbit/s and upload data at up to 75 Mbit/s. The further development of the 4G standard LTE Advanced was approved last year. It will make it possible to download data in mobile networks at up to 1 Gbit/s.

Elisa (www.elisa.ee) is the first communications operator in Estonia offering mobile telephone, landline telephone and Internet services all over the country. The services offered by Elisa can be used at home, at work and on the move. Elisa offers an online Internet connection everywhere in the country – its WiMAX wireless Internet reaches 80% of the people living in Estonia and the company covers Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Maardu, Saku and part of Harju County with its fast home and office Internet based on the DSL2+ standard. The mobile communications network of Elisa is accessible to 99% of the population of the country. Elisa and global mobile communications operator Vodafone have formed an extensive partnership and provide joint services in 40 different countries. The company’s turnover in 2009 was 1.406 billion kroons, while its operating profit amounted to 478 million kroons.

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Tallinn to hosts world forum for foreign direct investment

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2010 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

Swissotel Tallinn is host to the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment 2010, a three-day event.

The event organized by Red Hot Locations is held in a different country every year and is an international meeting place for all those concerned with corporate expansion globally: bringing together senior executives involved in corporate expansion with those helping companies to move, the conference focuses on connecting those that attend with the contacts they require to expand globally and make Foreign Direct Investment happen.

EVENT PROGRAMME

Tuesday 8th June: Welcome Reception

6:30 – 9pm All delegates, speakers, sponsors and guests are invited to a pre-conference networking drinks and buffet reception at the Kadriorg Palace, a resplendent summer residence, built by Tsar Peter I in the 18th Century for his Empress, Catherine.
Welcome speech: Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia

Wednesday 9th June

8:15 Forum Registration
8.45 Start of Forum: Welcome and Introduction
Cathy Dawson, Chief Executive, Red Hot Locations
Peter Kellner, President YouGov, Political Commentator, Journalist, and Conference Chairman and Moderator
9.00 Welcome Address: Andrus Ansip, Prime Minister of Estonia
Introduction: Is “Green” and “Clean” an FDI Influencer?
9.15 Attaining Sustainable growth through Social Responsibility
Keynote speaker: Cathy Rodgers, Vice President, Global Engagement Office, IBM
confirmed
Session 1: ICT Expansion in a Carbon, Energy and Resource-Constrained World
10. 00 Guest speaker: Sten Tamkivi, General Manager Estonia, and Director of New Products, Skype
10:20 Guest speaker: Michel Clement, Vice President Central Europe Cluster, Oracle Corporation
10:40 Guest speaker: Juha Ala-Mursula, Nokia
Session 2: Smart Mobility: Logistics, Distribution and Transportation
11.45 Guest speaker: Joseph Ghazal, Senior Vice President and Head of Benelux, ProLogis
12:10 Guest speaker: Stefan van Doorslaer, General Director Ahlers CIS & Baltics
12:30 Guest speaker: Alfred Stienen, Managing Director, FS Mackenzie
3.30 Guest speaker: Craig Reines, Senior Vice President Europe Middle East and
Africa, TeleTech
3.50 Guest speaker: Zhang Dong, Vice President for Overseas Business, Inspur
Group
4:10 Guest speaker: Chirag Patel, Head of Corporate Strategy, Intelenet Global
Services
4.30 Guest speaker: Rick Sturge, Deputy Managing Director Europe, WNS

Day Two: FDI: The Next Chapter/Generation

Thursday 10th June
9 Welcome Address: Gert Stahl, Managing Director, Enterprise Estonia

Session 4: How do you Attract “CleanTech” Companies to your City/Region?
9:15 Guest speakers: Steen Donner, Managing Director, Copenhagen Capacity
Thordur Hilmarsson, Managing Director, Invest in Iceland Agency
Ken Pierson, Deputy Director, Nevada Commission of Economic Development,

Session 5: Clean Technologies: The next Engine of Economic Growth
11:00 Guest speaker: Morgan Jansson, Managing Director, Flotech Sweden
11:20 Guest speaker: Mikko Kantero, Board Member and Business Development Director, Preseco
11: 40 Guest speaker: Jürgen Tiedge, Head of Marketing Central Europe, GE
12: 00 Guest speaker: Pekka Bollstrom, Production Director, Winwin

source: balticbusinessnews.com