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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...
11.12.2020|Ministry of Finance

Government AML commission: virtual currency service providers need heightened attention

The Government Anti-Money Laundering Commission has discussed in detail the issue of virtual currency service providers and the future of the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) as an independent agency subordinate to the Ministry of Finance. Mr Veiko Tali, the secretary-general of the...
17.09.2020|Ministry of Finance

Estonia joined the Three Seas Investment Fund

The board of the Three Seas Investment Fund, yesterday confirmed that Estonia joined the fund as core investor. The Government decided to participate in the Fund in April of this year and Estonia will invest up to 20 million Euros into the Fund. "The cooperation of Three Seas countries is...
17.09.2020|Ministry of Finance

Minister Aab: Good civil service can be provided by an educated and professional civil servant

The state and municipal government institutions last year employed 27 628 civil servants, accounting for 4.2% of the total employment in Estonia. The institutions continued to restructure work in the fields, to offer a better civil service digitally, as well as in direct communication. The...

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