Sweden dumps Estonian airline overnight ({{commentsTotal}})

The Swedish Transport Administration has ripped up three contracts with Estonian airline Avies on March 6, saying there are serious shortcomings with the company's service.

The administration points to canceled or late flights and unexplained inaccuracies, and four serious incidents. Avies has been replaced by a Danish airline on the three internal routes in Sweden, Postimees reported, adding that two new contracts with the company have also been canceled.

The Estonian Civil Aviation Administration said they do not know the exact details of the case, but they have had Avies under close scrutiny since October 2013, when problems with the company first became evident.

Avies serviced routes in Estonia and, until last week, between Estonia and Sweden. It has a fleet of 11 aircraft. The company also has around 120,000 euros in tax debt.

Editor: J.M. Laats

Easter Monday a public holiday? But you're forgetting productionEaster Monday a public holiday? But you're forgetting production
Estonia’s Easter Monday time loop: Discussing an additional day off

Every year, Estonia reliably asks itself the question whether or not Easter Monday should be made a public holiday. Opinions differ. While one side emphasizes the importance of family time, the other thinks an additional day off would threaten economic growth.

Minister of Social Protection Kaia Iva (IRL).Minister of Social Protection Kaia Iva (IRL).
Samost: Kaia Iva’s charisma could help IRL out of long-term low

In Sunday’s “Samost ja Rumm” radio debate show, editor-in-chief of ERR’s online news, Anvar Samost, and journalist and former politician Hannes Rumm discussed the potential and actual candidates for the chairmanship of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL). At the time of the broadcast, Helir-Valdor Seeder had not yet made his intention to run public.