Posted in People, Sports, Uncategorized

LUIK-DRILLINGE

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GERMAN: Die schnellsten Drillinge der Welt
Das estnische “Trio für Rio” sorgt für DIE Überraschung des Sport-Sommers

http://www.gala.de/lifestyle/galaxy/luik-drillinge-die-schnellsten-drillinge-der-welt_1433019.html

ENGLISH: The Luik triplets from Estonia – the sports surprise this summer.

The third sister Lily was injured at that time and could not participate.

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Posted in Arts, Culture, People, Uncategorized

Bookbinding by Peeter Kippik

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Luxurious bookbinding in the Art Nouveau style made for the collection of poems (Tartu; 1904) of the Estonian poet Ado Reinvald. The author of the the dark-green morocco binding is an Estonian bookbinding master Peeter Kippik (1880-1925) who worked in Tartu and later owned a bindery in St. Petersburg, Russia. The decoration is in the technique of intarsia and old tooling. The edges are gilt, ornamented and coloured with the enamel, the doublure and the fly leaf are made of moiré silk. The two bookbindings by Peeter Kippik held in the National Library of Estonia are the only known works by this master in Estonia.

Read more at http://www.europeana.eu/portal/record/92002/BibliographicResource_1000093325405_source.html

Posted in administration, Finance, Uncategorized

Handelsblatt: Steuererklärung in Estland

Information in English relevant to this article:

https://e-estonia.com/component/e-tax/

http://www.investinestonia.com/en/investment-guide/tax-system

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„Es sind drei Minuten – im Durchschnitt“

… Auch der estnische Regierungschef Taavi Roivas wurde beim jüngsten Besuch in den USA darauf angesprochen. „Wir haben das System jetzt verbessert. Es sind drei Minuten – im Durchschnitt“, verkündete der 36-Jährige im März in einer US-Fernsehshow. Erledigen könne man die Steuererklärung überall dort, wo es einen Internetzugang gibt. Er selbst habe seine Steuer für 2015 per iPad am Flughafen in Luxemburg abgegeben, erzählte Roivas dem staunenden Moderator. …

…  Einer US-Studie zufolge hat Estland das wettbewerbsfähigste Steuersystem unter allen 34 OECD-Ländern.

Vollständiger Artikel: http://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/steuern-recht/steuern/steuererklaerung-in-estland-es-sind-drei-minuten-im-durchschnitt/13456972-2.html

 

Posted in Science, Technology, Uncategorized

Action Plan for Sustainable Energy Management 2015-2020 for the City of Tartu

See https://www.tartu.ee/data/SEAP_Tartu_ENG_2015.docx

Background (see excerpt below): http://www.cascadecities.eu/cascadecities/city_profiles/cascade-cities%20/tartu

… Tartu city also joins the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Aalborg Commitments. Preparatory work to compile a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for Tartu has already started and this is planned to be submitted in 2014. The Covenant of Mayors is due to be signed in 2013.

Targets

  • Average 15-20% reduction of energy consumption in buildings
  • At least 50% of city busses using biogas by 2017
  • Achieve a 50% environmentally friendly public transport fleet
  • 20-25% of all journeys made by bicycle ..

More see link above.