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12.10.2021|Ministry of Finance

Estonia is attending the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

Eesti Pank and the Ministry of Finance will attend the meetings of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Development Committee of the World Bank on 11–17 October in hybrid form. The focus of the meetings will be on promoting...
17.09.2021|Ministry of Finance

Government Committee: Estonia reacts quickly to the risks of the field of virtual currency

The risks that have arisen in the field of virtual currencies require quick action to ensure a competitive and fair business environment. Estonia intends to quickly take serious steps in this direction, as stated at the meeting of the money laundering and terrorism financing prevention government...
07.09.2021|Ministry of Finance

Estonia continues talks over OECD tax deal

Minister of Finance Keit Pentus-Rosimannus met today with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and the Secretary-General of OECD Mathias Cormann to discuss the status of OECD-led international tax reform. Minister Pentus-Rosimannus emphasized Estonia’s goal to reach an agreement that would...
07.05.2021|Ministry of Finance

Matis Mäeker was appointed as the Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit

The government at its meeting today, decided to appoint Matis Mäeker as the new Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit. The government, in its decision approached from the results of the public competition, conducted by the Top Civil Service Excellence Centre of the Government Office....
06.05.2021|Ministry of Finance

The money laundering prevention government committee approved the national risk assessment report

The money laundering and terrorism financing prevention government committee approved at its scheduled meeting, on 28 April, the national risk assessment (NRA) report. The government committee members also received an operational overview of the activities of the Financial Intelligence Unit,...
18.02.2021|Ministry of Finance

The Prosecutor’s Office takes the lead role in the money laundering investigations

The Cabinet meeting today discussed options to protect the interests of the Estonian state, in international investigations on money laundering. The government decided, as foremost an investigative procedure and cooperation in the field of legal assistance is concerned, to give the lead role of...
03.02.2021|Ministry of Finance

The government committee approved the supplemented Moneyval Action Plan

The Government Anti-Money Laundering Commission, on Tuesday 2 February, approved at its regularly scheduled meeting, the supplemented action plan for the preparation of the Moneyval evaluation. The Government Commission also received an operational overview of the activities of the Financial...
19.01.2021|Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance will start regulating the field of crowdfunding and crypto assets

The Ministry of Finance published a draft regulation, with which are established requirements for service providers that offer investment opportunities, in crowdfunding projects or crypto assets. "Technological innovation has brought with it new business models and services that are currently...
13.01.2021|Ministry of Finance

Teaching financial wisdom in schools is making progress, but requires a systematic approach

A long term vision, centrally coordinated and systematic teaching, unified and easily accessible teaching materials, as well as the further training of teachers are important for teaching consistent and relevant financial wisdom, becomes apparent from the shaping of financial literacy in the...
04.01.2021|Ministry of Finance

The Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit faces rapid expansion

On 1 January, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Estonia started functioning as an independent institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance. Effective prevention of money laundering is very important for the Estonian government and the given field requires greater attention...

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