The IV International Martial Arts Games are being organised at the Estonian Fair Centre in Tallinn from 23-27 February 2011 by the Estonian Taekwon-do Association. More than 1000 participants from 40 countries have already registered for the event, which will showcase 17 different martial arts.
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Estonia’s banks earned a total of 70.5 million euros in net profits last year, according to new figures.
ERR reports that during the last three months of the 2010, the reported 23.4 million euros in profit.
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Since the year 2000, when the state-owned export credits foundation KredEx started issuing housing loan sureties, 13,640 young families, 7,300 young specialists and 69 people who lived in houses returned to lawful owners, i.e. over 21,000 households have improved their living conditions thanks to KredEx, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
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Considering the fact that fewer than 1.5 million people speak Estonian globally, the path for Estonian language maintenance and enhancement requires careful consideration.
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Estonia’s culture minister has confirmed that the country is set to continue with plans to revamp the national museum.
Laine Janes has confirmed that the Estonian National Museum will continue to be located in the Raadi district of Tartu, reported Postimees/LETA.
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DANIEL McLAUGHLIN wrote for IRISHTIMES.COM:
“The UFO that appeared above Tallinn on New Year’s Eve surely helped convince any doubters that 2011 would be a special year for Estonia.
When dawn broke on January 1st, the shining disk and its “alien” pilot may have disappeared from the crane that suspended them over Tallinn, but it was still a changed city – it was now a European Capital of Culture and the euro was its currency.”
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The training programs Estonia has offered to countries in the EU Eastern Partnership have now found a permanent home.
The Eastern Partnership Center, a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Estonian School of Diplomacy, was opened on January 26 in Tallinn by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet.
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In 2010, every tenth person to invest in residential real estate came from abroad. Estonia’s biggest real estate company, Uus Maa, said a tenth of its customers come from Finland, LETA/ERR reports referring to Helsingin Sanomat.
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Academician Endel Lippmaa said: „The future is actually very bright for Estonia, but provided that we continue with current policies and don’t borrow from abroad in large scale.”
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Estonia’s accession to the euro region and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has attracted a wave of foreign-investor interest, a government official said.
The national business promotion agency EAS is working with potential investors on 112 projects, compared with about 50 projects a year earlier, Krister Kalda, the head of EAS’s investment and trade development unit, said in an e-mailed response to questions today.
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