Estonia: Rule changes to ease skills shortages

Amendments to the Aliens Act are under discussion. The proposed changes are in response to a shortage of skilled labour and the need to attract people to Estonia to study and work.

One idea put forward is an easing of statutory pay conditions to make it easier to hire unskilled and seasonal workers. Discussions have also taken place on ways to attract major investors and on making rules more flexible so it is easier for people from outside the country to study and work in Estonia.

While some of the amendments have been approved, others are still under discussion and have yet to be passed by parliament.

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