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Photo: FIA ERC auto24 Rally Estonia was won by Russia's Alexey Lukyanuk in front of Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Rainer Aus Author: (Ray Põder)

What did week 29 of 2015 bring to Estonia?

On Wednesday, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves officially approved Marina Kaljurand's nomination as Estonia's 29th foreign minister.

The festival season is in full swing. This weekend saw the largest outdoor music festival in the Baltics, the Positivus Music Festival take place in the coastal town of Salacgrīva, Latvia, just 10 kilometers from the Estonian border. Thousands of Estonian music fans made their way over to the south of the border to enjoy an outstanding lineup, including 19 artists from Estonia.

Tallinn, at the same time, hosted the annual Maritime Days, which included a grand maritime parade of 80 vessels, as well as numerous concerts, a fireworks display and a laser show. And in the south of Estonia, a European rally championships stage FIA ERC auto24 Rally Estonia took place simultaneously.

On Sunday, Estonian Television celebrated its 60th anniversary. To mark the occasion, ERR published a selection of photos of its colorful history.

Editor: M. Oll

Opinion digest: Our plans do not have to bend to distorted Russophobia

In a recent opinion piece in Postimees, small business-owner and Reform Party member Vootele Päi responded to criticism sparked by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas' plans to attend a commemorative concert-service at the Estonian church in Saint Petersburg next month.

Kallas, Kasemets, Maasikas: EU is strong, no upside to losing the euro

Speaking on Vikerraadio's "Reporteritund" ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Siim Kallas, Keit Kasemets and Matti Maasikas agreed that despite its prblems, the EU remained strong as a union.