Posts tagged as Tallinn

Tallinn mayor: We will wait for other offers to renovate Linnahall

Monday, July 19, 2021

Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart (Center) met with representatives of investment fund manager BaltCap’s infrastructure fund on Friday to speak about renovating the Linnahall building. The city is awaiting BaltCap’s final proposal by the end of the summer, but is keeping an eye out for other offers. BaltCap’s infrastructure investment head Marek-Andres Kauts sees Linnahall as a potential conference and cultural center. “BaltCap’s infrastructure fund is not a classic private…

AK: Tallinn and Tartu differ on EU-compliant public transport fuel sources

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Questions of what eco-friendly fuels will be used to power public transport in Estonia’s two largest cities abound in the aftermath of this week’s European Commission announcement that fossil fuels must be phased out in the coming years, and certainly by 2035. Tallinn seems to be leaning towards the use of electric buses, with bio-gas-fueled buses as an intermediate interim, while Tartu, Tartu County and also Pärnu already use bio-gas…

Estonia: Swine fever case found on Harju County farm

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

A case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been found in a Harju County pig farm, following a reported case detected in a wild boar corpse earlier this week. The outbreak was first reported to authorities Tuesday and affects a farm run by OÜ Pijlaka Farm at Kiili, 20 km south of Tallinn. Hele-Mai Sammel, deputy director general of the Agricultural and Food Board (Põllumajandus- ja Toiduamet) said: “The positive…

Bolt dark warehouse seeking to replace corner grocery store in Tallinn

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Bolt is expanding its courier services, adding a so-called dark warehouse in Tallinn orders from which should reach customers in 10-15 minutes. The pilot project will be launched in Tallinn, while the company aims to offer the service in ten European countries. Retail chains have been expanding their online businesses in recent years, and while the coronavirus period has helped boost turnovers, e-commerce remains a marginal activity for major supermarket…

Overview: How expensive is it to holiday in Estonia with a family?

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

This year is the second summer where it is difficult to go on vacation abroad, so the opportunity to spend a family vacation in Estonia is increasingly being looked for. ERR’s Estonian portal looked into how expensive it is for a family to spend one summer weekend in Estonian accommodation establishments outside Tallinn. ERR used the most popular weekend of the summer as a comparison July 16-18. They looked for…

Government delays giving €20 million to Tallinn Airport

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Plans to give Tallinn Airport €20 million funding may be on hold for some time as the Tallinn Airport is checking if the European Commission should be asked about state aid. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Tallinn Airport was expecting to make a large profit in 2020, but instead accrued a loss of €2 million. The company believes it has lost €30 million from its investment capacity in 2020 and 2021.…

AK: Tallinn students unveil new, driverless race-car

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tallinn students have been putting the finishing touches to a self-driving open-wheel race car, due to compete against other universities soon, ETV news show ‘Aktuaalne kaamera’ (AK) reported Monday night. Students from Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and TTK University of Applied Science have been jointly working on the project, the latest in a long line of similar endeavors Estonian students have been involved in for around 15 years now.…

Cruises between Tallinn and Stockholm resume as Estonia eases restrictions

Monday, June 14, 2021

Day trippers to the Baltic country can skip quarantine if tested, vaccinated or reconvalescent. Citing epidemiological situation improvement, the Estonian government has relaxed restrictions for indoor and outdoor events, activities, and on-site eating and drinking. Cruises between Tallinn and Stockholm have also got the green light. And, from 1 July, day trippers will be able to enter Estonia more easily. Events, museums, exhibitions, catering establishments Up to 600 people are…

Tallinn rent discount continues until August

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Tallinn City Government has extended its 100 percent rental discount scheme until the end of August for outdoor terraces. The 50 percent discount for tenants operating in city-owned commercial premises will also be extended. “Although the Estonian government has begun to gradually ease the restrictions imposed to prevent the outbreak, businesses will probably feel the negative effects of the outbreak and the restrictions for a long time to come. That…

Tallinn Airport requests further €20 million for cargo hub investment plans

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Tallinn Airport has requested an additional €20 million from the state. The airport wants to expand its facilities, particularly for cargo planes and aircraft maintenance. Economics affairs minister Taavi Aas (Center) hinted that the money might be forthcoming. Work on the development, at the southern part of the airport’s territory, has already started, and would see Tallinn increase its competitiveness as a cargo destination, relative to Riga and Vilnius airports,…