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Photo: September 1 is the traditional start of the school year in Estonia. Author: (Siim Lõvi/ERR)

The week started with positive news and hopes, as tens of thousands of children started another school year. Sadly, the week took a more tragic turn when the asylum seekers' accommodation center in Vao suffered a suspected arson. Luckily, no one was hurt.

The first Renard GT, the first motorcycle designed and built in Estonia, was presented to the buyer on Monday.

On Tuesday, tens of thousands of children (and adults) started yet another school year in Estonia

On the early hours of September 3, the asylum seekers' accommodation center in Vao suffered a suspected arson. President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and PM Taavi Rõivas called for zero tolerance on a brutal attack on a house that had 13 children in it.

Two US Air Force's F-22 Raptors landed in Ämari on Thursday. 

On Saturday, the Estonian Food Month was officially opened at the Viimsi Farmers Market at the Viimsi Open Air Museum.

Otherwise, the weekend was dedicated to sports, where it was mixed news for Estonia. Whereas it was good news in tennis, rowing and football, the national basketball team had to accept two rather demoralizing defeats at the EuroBasket 2015 in Riga.

In politics, the Social Democrats are calling back nearly all of their government ministers and replacing them with new faces, including party chairman Jevgeni Ossinovski.

Editor: M. Oll

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.

Opinion digest: How can Estonia shed its reputation as a frontline state?

In a recent opinion piece in Postimees, Propastop, a blog maintained by Estonian Defence Forces volunteers, listed suggestions on how Estonia could shed its international reputation as a frontline state.