Posts tagged as Aktuaalne kaamera

AK: Threefold fall in potato cultivation in past decade

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Potato growing in Estonia has seen a three-fold decline in the past decade, ETV news show “Aktuaalne kaamera” (AK) reported Tuesday. Farmers are blaming the unprofitability of growing the tuber – which only makes money one year out of every three, they say – as well as a lack of Russian demand, competition from producers in central Europe and, in the past year at least, the effects of the pandemic.…

AK: Tourism businesses’ state aid open to applications from Tuesday

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Aid for the tourism sector totaling close to €10 million is available from Tuesday, ETV news show “Aktuaalne kaamera” (AK) reported Monday night. The support, channeled via state agency Enterprise Estonia, will provide direct subsidies to hotels and other accommodation businesses, restaurants and other catering outlets, and travel agents, as well as souvenir retailers and other tourism-related businesses affected directly by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its accompanying restrictions. As…

Cold winter drives economic growth via energy sector in Estonia

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The ongoing cold weather has had a boosting effect on the economy so far, largely driven by increased electricity consumption and production, ETV news show “Aktuaalne kaamera” (AK) reported Tuesday night. Tuesday morning had seen a consumption high for winter so far, and was only a little off the all-time record, while the increased production and higher electricity prices will affect economic growth positively at a time when the coronavirus…