Over the last two weeks the number of competitors in this year's Eesti Laul has been cut in half. The ten songs that will compete to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest have now been selected.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul continues this Saturday with the second semi-final. The final act to perform will be girl band La La Ladies.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul continues this Saturday with the second semi-final. The eighth act to perform will be singer-songwriter Anett Kulbin.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul continues this Saturday with the second semi-final. The sixth act to perform will be pop singer Grete Paia.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul continues this Saturday with the second semi-final. The fifth act to perform will be electronic duo Púr Múdd.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul continues this Saturday with the second semi-final. The fourth act to perform will be electronic trio I Wear* Experiment.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul continues this Saturday with the second semi-final. The third act to perform is the one of a kind Meisterjaan.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul continues this Saturday with the second semi-final. The second act to perform will be the winner of the 2015 Estonian Idol, Jüri Pootsmann.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul continues this Saturday with the second semi-final. The first act to perform will be tri-national rock band Go Away Bird.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul kicked off last Saturday with the first semi-final. The final act to perform was electronic dance artist Windy Beach.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul kicked off last Saturday with the first semi-final. The ninth act to perform was pop singer Laura.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul kicked off last Saturday with the first semi-final. The eighth act to perform was four piece electronic band Zebra Island.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul kicks off this Saturday with the first semi-final. The seventh act to perform will be Kati Laev, who will be joined on stage by vocal ensemble Noorkuu.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul kicks off this Saturday with the first semi-final. The sixth act to perform will be pop singer Kéa with her song 'Lonely Boy'.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul kicks off this Saturday with the first semi-final. The fifth act to perform will be the collaboration between EDM producers Cartoon and singer Kristel Aaslaid.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul kicks off this Saturday with the first semi-final. The fourth act to perform will be Indrek Ventmann with his summer song 'Hispaania Tüdruk.'
Two semi-finals with ten songs each will take place on 13 and 20 February. Five songs from each will then qualify for the grand final concert, which will take place in Tallinn's Saku Suurhall.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul kicks off this Saturday with the first semi-final. The third act to perform is ethereal minimalist musician Mick Pedaja.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul kicks off this Saturday with the first semi-final. The second act to perform will be electronic trio Würffel.
The 2016 edition of Eesti Laul kicks off this Saturday with the first semi-final. The first act to perform will be Estonian-Australian throwback band 'The Jingles'.
The music program of the eighth Tallinn Music Week (TMW), taking place from March 28 to April 3 has confirmed 237 artists from 33 countries. Finnish Flow and Tuska festivals will present their own stages at TMW.
With Eesti Laul semifinals still weeks away, one semifinalists – “Immortality” by Cartoon feat. Kristel Aaslaid – has already amassed more than one million listeners in Youtube. This is far more than any other semifinalist in the history of the competition.
The Estonian Music Awards might be a chance for the success stories of the previous year to celebrate their work, but this year's event held a number of signs of what, and who, will be big in the years to come. Though a few established artists took most of the awards on offer, they came from across the musical spectrum.
ETV's morning program "Terevisioon" revealed the four jury-picked designs and one people's choice that have made it to the final of the national logo competition. The new logo that will replace the obsolete Welcome to Estonia will be chosen in mid-March.
Estonian photographer Kaupo Kalda's beautiful shots of the Estonian capital bring to viewers the enchanting hidden corners of the Tallinn Old Town.
Elron, the state-owned train company, has a special holiday offer to all Santa Clauses: free train travel from December 24-January 1 on all routes.
Jõuluvana, the Estonian version of Father Christmas, and his Russian colleague Ded Moroz met today on the Friendship Bridge in Narva that connects the two countries to exhange good wishes. The pair visited both Narva and Ivangorod, the twin towns on the opposite banks of the Narva River.
Three months ago, three students from Pirita Business High School decided to set up PU:LIPS, a student company that produces exclusive wooden neckties. The ties have already raised interest in Italy and the US, where the boys soon hope to sell their products through an e-store.
Buddha, a sacred cow and a pair of huge golden angel wings are just some of the exhibits included in this year's Gingerbread Mania exhibition which opens in Tallinn today.
Five MEPs from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have filmed an informative tongue-in-cheek video message to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was recently caught out answering a question about his favorite Baltic nation with "That's not a thing."
The two ministers in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Kadri Simson (Center) and Urve Palo (SDE), announced on Friday that they were recalling all members of the Riigikogu currently serving on state company supervisory boards.
Increased publicity led the Center Party to earn the highest ratings of the year at the beginning of December, while support for both the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) and the Free Party reached new lows for the year, the results of a nationwide poll commissioned by ERR’s online news portal and conducted by Turu-uuringute AS show.
Between January and Dec. 8 of 2016, ahead of the expected impending implementation of visa freedom by the EU, Estonia issued visas to a combined total of just under 15,000 citizens of either Georgia or Ukraine.
President Kersti Kaljulaid met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Thursday. Stoltenberg acknowledged Estonia’s investment of more than 2% of its GDP in its national defense.
The leadership of Estonia's Center Party endorsed Tarmo Tamm as a candidate for the post of Minister of Rural Affairs on Thursday, likewise proposing that Kersti Sarapuu be elected as head of the party's parliamentary group, the position Tamm would be vacating.
Center Party Deputy Chairman and Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps said on ETV program "Kahekõne" on Thursday night that the party's cooperation protocol with Russia's ruling party United Russia is of symbolic significance for Estonia's Russian-speaking population and the party does not dare revoke it.
Tallinna TV (TTV) suspended Mart Ummelas from his job as editor at the TV station on Thursday in connection with a criminal investigation in which Ummelas has been named as a suspect.
There were a total of approimately 11,000 job vacancies in businesses, institutions and organizations in Estonia in the third quarter of 2016, which is a 7-year high following a 16-percent jump from the previous quarter and a 25-percent increase year over year.
The Legal Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu has decided to invite Prosecutor General Lavly Perling to join its meeting on Monday to discuss with her the leaking to the media of information with limited access gathered in the course of a criminal investigation as well as the ensuring of fair justice.
At the government’s weekly press conference, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) said that his government would take up work on its main goals already in the next few months.
Leiger, the first of the four brand new ferries ordered by TS Laevad, the ferry-operating subsidiary of the Estonian state-owned Port of Tallinn, is expected to reach Estonia this weekend.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Estonian Ministry of Finance have signed the second portion, worth 400 million euros, of a co-financing facility for Estonia aimed at supporting investments in research and innovation, sustainable transport infrastructure and the promotion of the development of the country's micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
On his first visit abroad, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) stressed the importance of Estonia’s relationship with Finland, and the need that both countries continue to work on bilateral projects. He also thanked his Finnish counterpart, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, for his personal contribution to the countries’ joint infrastructure projects.
According to allegations against him, Tallinna TV (TTV) CEO Toomas Lepp sold the TV program "Vaba mõtte klubi" ("Free Thought Club") back to the TV channel he headed via acquaintances' missing traders while still having Tallinna TV cover production costs.
The party’s secretary general, Jaak Aab, said that it wasn’t yet clear whether or not former chairman Edgar Savisaar would be helped financially to cover his legal costs. According to Aab, the party is looking into the legal costs as well as its means to help Savisaar.
Businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky-founded "Open Russia," a nationwide community platform focusing on issues such as independent media, political education and the rule of law in Russia, awarded its journalism prizes at an event held at the House of the Blackheads in Tallinn on Wednesday.
Martin Repinski, who announced on Tuesday evening that he would step down as Minister of Rural Affairs after less than two weeks in office, will be replaced by MP Tarmo Tamm (Center).
President Kersti Kaljulaid met with French president François Hollande on Wednesday. The heads of state discussed the future of the European Union and its role in world politics. Security issues, cyber security, and the potential of e-government services were on the agenda as well.
The Munich Security Conference announced on Wednesday that former Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves joined their advisory council. The conference is one of the most important of its kind in the world.
Riho Kangur began working as an adviser on regional and justice policy at the Office of the Prime Ministe Jüri Ratas on Monday.
In Brussels for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser also met with Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikheil Janelidze, with whom he discussed Estonian-Georgian relations, Georgia's integration with the EU and NATO as well as Estonia's upcoming presidency of the EU.
AS Eesti Meedia, the largest media group in the Baltics, has acquired the exclusive free-to-air audovisual rights for the territory of the Republic of Estonia for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The Central Criminal police arrested CEO of Tallinna TV (TTV) as well as one of the channel’s editors on Wednesday morning. They are suspected of having embezzled a few hundred thousand euros.
The nominees for the 59. Grammy Awards were published on Tuesday, and upon closer inspection the list included both better- and lesser-known Estonian names and involved an Estonian music label, a number of Estonian musical ensembles and works by an Estonian composer as well.
Looking into Eesti Energia’s Jordan and Utah projects, both focused on oil shale processing, the National Audit Office found that the company had explained the involved risks sufficiently before making the investment.
In November 2016, the Estonian consumer price index increased by 0.1 percent compared to October 2016 but one percent compared to November of last year.
Minister of Public Administration Mihhail Korb visited a number of municipalities and met with local government leaders in Western Estonia’s Pärnu County on Tuesday in order to get a better overview of how the administrative reform is going.
The leadership of Estonia's Center Party decided unanimously on Tuesday that the party must sell the building of its headquarters in Tallinn's medieval Old Town in order to improve its financial standing.
According to Mailis Reps, a member of the Center Party’s leadership who had read the statement of charges against Tallinn ex-mayor and former longtime party chairman Edgar Savisaar, the latter had been acting solo in the organization of party financing in recent years, with the party leadership unaware of his activities.
The Riigikogu’s Financial Affairs Committee on Tuesday supported the coalition’s proposed tax changes. According to the committee’s chairman, Mihhail Stalnuhhin (Center), the decision was voted on after a heated debate. The bill proposes substantial changes to the Estonian taxation system.