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February 29, 2024, Tallinn, Estonia – Estonian Regional Minister Madis Kallas and Chancellor Marko Gorban presented ministry medals to people who have contributed to the welfare and development of agriculture and regional areas at a formal reception dedicated to the 106th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. Aivar Aus, board member and Managing Director Food Union Estonian Business Unit Premia TKH, was awarded with a certificate of appreciation and silver medal thus recognizing the good and effective work in developing Estonian legacy ice cream maker. In total, 20 people were honored with medals, 18 with silver and two with gold.

On behalf of Estonian legacy ice cream maker Premia, part of Food Union Group, we are deeply humbled and grateful for the received silver medal from the Regional and Agricultural Ministry. This recognition is not just an important recognition for Aivar Aus, our long time leader in Estonia, but most importantly for everyone at Premia who has worked tirelessly to ensure the quality and excellence of our products. It’s a testament to our collective commitment to innovation and sustainability in the food industry across markets,” said Arturs Cirjevskis, CEO at Food Union Europe.

The Estonian Regional and Agricultural Ministry medals are awarded in two categories: gold and silver. The gold medal is given for outstanding services in the development of the ministry’s governance area. The silver medal is awarded for fruitful cooperation with the ministry or successful action within the ministry, a governance area government agency, a state institution managed by the ministry, or in a field within the ministry’s governance area.

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