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25.07.2017|Ministry of the Interior

Emergency Act entered into force on 1 July

The new Emergency Act which entered into force on 1 July and the related implementing act specify the role of state authorities, local governments and private undertakings in preventing emergencies, in preparing for emergencies and in resolving emergencies. The Minister of the Interior Andres...
06.07.2017|Ministry of the Interior

Estonian Presidency press statement following discussions on Central Mediterranean

On Thursday 6 July 2017, EU’s Interior Ministers, under the chairmanship of the Estonian Minister of Interior, Andres Anvelt, and in the presence of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Schengen Associated Countries, addressed the migration situation in the Central...
09.06.2017|Ministry of the Interior

This year’s immigration quota to be reached at six months

The immigration quota, which regulates temporary residence permits for enterprise and employment-based immigration from third countries to Estonia, will already be reached in the summer this year. This year’s immigration quota is 1,317 people. Considering that the Police and Border Guard Board...
25.01.2017|Ministry of the Interior

Hiring of foreign workers simplified for more than 300 Estonian startups

Minister of the Interior Andres Anvelt confirmed a list of Estonian startups that may hire employees from third countries more easily than before. These 339 companies are freed of the obligation to pay foreign experts at least Estonia's average gross monthly pay. They will also not have to ask the...
22.11.2016|Ministry of the Interior

The Ministry of the Interior and the Police and Border Guard Board are developing a migration-related advisory service

The Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) are developing an advisory service that will help both foreigners planning to settle in Estonia as well as companies and organizations that hire them to get personalized and trustworthy advice on the matters of...
14.10.2016|Ministry of the Interior

Estonia is sending a rescue team to the Haiti disaster area

On Sunday, 16 October, the Rescue Board will dispatch a rescue team consisting of two members to Haiti to assist in relief efforts and the coordination of aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Team leader Rauno Kurvits will be joined by physician Maris Filippov. According to the Minister...
17.08.2016|Ministry of the Interior

International anti-terrorism exercise ATHOS 2016 was held in Estonia

An international special units exercise ATHOS 2016 brought members of special units from 15 countries to Tallinn, Estonia to train co-operation against a terrorist attack. According to Estonian Minister of the Interior Hanno Pevkur, ATHOS (Allied Terrorism Hindering Operation Simulation) is the...
12.08.2016|Ministry of the Interior

Migration Area at the Opinion Festival: is there a migration crisis or not?

The whole day tomorrow, 13 August, visitors to the Opinion Festival are invited to take part in discussions on migration, to experience a virtual reality refugee camp and to brainstorm people’s motivations for leaving and returning home. Starting at 10 in the morning, festival participants get to...
28.04.2016|Ministry of the Interior

Draft legislation allows to open a bank account without going to a bank branch

The Government of Estonia has approved and will forward to the parliament a draft legislation that will allow Estonian residents and e-residents to open bank accounts without visiting a bank branch. “We would like to keep up with the times and make opening a bank account simpler and faster,...
Siseministeeriumi kantsler Lauri Lugna ja INVL Technology AB direktor Kazimieras Tonkunas.
20.04.2016|Ministry of the Interior

Andmevara AS shares were sold to Lithuanian IT services company

100% Estonian state owned company Andmevara AS shares were sold to INVL Technology AB. The final price for 100% shares amounted to 664 637 euros. „We are pleased that Andmevara has new respectable owners and we wish them all the best,” said Riho Kuppart, deputy secretary general of Ministry of...