Concert Held on Freedom Square in Support of Ukraine (1)
A concert in support of Ukraine was held at noon on Tallinn's central square.
This livecast has now ended.
A concert in support of Ukraine was held at noon on Tallinn's central square.
This livecast has now ended.
A new study by researchers at the University of Tartu found that 32 percent of Estonian children and young people experience sexual abuse, but that only a small percentage of them ever turn to a specialist with the problem.
Estonia has no need for self-proclaimed law enforcement groups like the Soldiers of Odin in Finland patroling the streets of towns, the police said.
Four Estonian doctors returned from Ethiopia yesterday. The country suffers from a chronic lack of medical personnel. The doctors spent two weeks performing surgery and training medical staff.
Even though Turu-uuringute AS' latest poll suggests trust in ERR remains relatively high, a slight downward trend is noticeable.
Estonia ranks 23rd worldwide, three places higher than last year, in the 21st edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index published by Transparency International on Wednesday.
Making for quite the start into the new year, the presidential wedding of 2 January has attracted a lot of attention. Ieva Ilves, Estonia's new First Lady, has granted ERR her first interview, broadcasted today January 14.
The Center Party's attempt to throw out the act that allows the registration of same-sex couples seems to be gathering momentum. After the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE), IRL is now considering supporting the bid as well.
A first-tier court in Estonia on Tuesday handed real jail sentences to two men tried on charges of supporting Islamic terrorism who themselves denied the accusations.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs probably will not pursue an amendment that would restrict the number of firearms people can register and own for self-defense in Estonia.
Estonian businessman Oleg Ossinovski is officially a suspect in the case of Ugis Magonis, the former head of Latvijas Dzelzcels (LDz, Latvian Railway) who was arrested in August 2015 on suspicions of graft, and it will soon be handed to the prosecutor's office, said Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers in an interview with commercial LNT television on Thursday.
The Estonian government is to handle a draft regulation at its sitting on Thursday that would raise the lower salary limit for full-time teachers of basic and upper secondary schools to 958 euros.
The Estonian Interior Ministry is working on a legislative amendment that would limit to one the number of firearms that a person can possess for the purpose of self-defense.
The Estonian Chamber of Notaries has drawn up recommendations regarding the Cohabitation Act, which gives same-sex couples the right to legally register their relationship. The act is due to enter force on January 1, but implementing acts to the law were not passed by Parliament in time, causing legal confusion.
The Police and Border Guard Board sent out nearly 1,000 cards to people who have five or more traffic violations from 2015, warning them to behave in the future.
The iconic Balti Jaam market, named after Tallinn's central railway station next door, will move to a new location until spring 2017, when renovation work on the old site should be complete.
With Estonians expected to spend 73 percent more on Christmas this year, compared to 2014, charities are also reporting record yields during the holiday season.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will marry Ieva Kupce on January 2 this year, less than a year after divorcing Evelin Ilves, the previous first lady.
The referendum on same-sex marriages in Slovenia, where 63.5 percent voted against giving same-sex couple the right to marry, has given new energy to the anti camp in Estonia too, says Erkki Bahovski, head of the Diplomaatia magazine.
This year, 20 asylum seekers have left the Vao asylum seeker center of their own accord. That figure was less than 10 last year.
The number of Latvians, who live near the Estonian border but have registered as residents of Estonia, is increasing. The move allows them to switch to the Estonian health care system.
The fear of refugees is largely grounded in socio-economic insecurities of people with low income and education level, found a poll commission by the Goverment Office. At the same time, the number of people who say that refugees deserve our help has increased since the last poll in July.
The government plans to set a maximum immigration quota of 0.1 percent of the total population, or just below 1,320 people for 2016. Minister of Entrepreneurship Liisa Oviir sees a need to increase the number in the coming years.
Estonians are not aware of the fact their common sense and morals are based on a Christian foundation, Archbishop Urmas Viilma of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, said on Tudengi TV.
Majority of residents support tougher restrictions on alcohol ads and sale, new poll reveals.
The Supreme Court ruled that former Port of Tallinn supervisory board chairman and current Estonian Olympic Committee president Neinar Seli is guilty of overseeing donations by the port authority to the committee.
Implementing acts to the much debated Cohabitation Act, which gives same-sex couples more rights, will not be passed this year, meaning the initial act will enter force on January 1 with a number of legal loopholes and problems.
When asked about the most important episodes in Estonian history, most Estonians tend to bring out similar events. Tallinn University's professor of cultural history Marek Tamm claims that on the one hand, this can be attributed to the revolutionary importance of these events. On the other hand, it comes from the shared common memory, which helps Estonians remember the story of the their everlasting fight for freedom.
In an annual tradition dating back to 1994, the Estonian Newspaper Association (EALL) has named the year's most press friendly figure and the most unfriendly figure, with police chief Elmar Vaher named the former and businessman Rein Kilk the latter.
Prosecutor General Lavly Perling said if corruption is not investigated then it supposedly is non-existent and Estonia can climb international rankings in the short-term, adding that the effects will kick in later when people discover corruption has set in in new places.
Former First Lady Evelin Ilves said President Toomas Hendrik Ilves's recent engagement new answers many questions asked from her since August 2014, when she was pictured in an intimate embrace with an unidentified younger man at a Tallinn roof-top hotspot.
On Monday, the Prime Minister responded to questions from opposition MPs who sought answers as to why bills needed for the implementation of the administrative reform signed into law over the summer had yet to reach the Riigikogu.
According to Ingo Mannteufel, head of the Department for Russia and Europe at Deutsche Welle, there is a possibility of the Kremlin starting to believe its own propaganda, which could lead to dangerous decisions both domestically and internationally.
A prisoner serving time in Tartu Prison called in a bomb threat on the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday morning.
The Russian Embassy has lambasted the recent unveiling of a bust of Harald Nugiseks, an Estonian merited with the Iron Cross for his service in the Waffen SS forces of Nazi Germany, at Laupa Basic School in Järva County, where Nugiseks himself had been a student.
Reform Party Vice-Chairman and MEP Kaja Kallas has announced that while she had hoped to become her party's candidate for mayor of Tallinn in next year's local elections, she did not find support among the party's leading figures and as a result was dropping the idea of running for the position. She would, however, support Marina Kaljurand for mayor of Estonia's capital city.
Dozens of monarchs and other heads of state as well as the leaders of many international organizations have congratulated Kersti Kaljulaid on her election as the new president of Estonia — and more messages continue to arrive two weeks after her inauguration.
On Monday evening, the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets approved of the allocation 1.1 million euros from the European Globalization Adjustment Fund to help 800 workers laid off in petroleum and chemical product manufacturing in Northeastern Estonia find new jobs.
The Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Rural Affairs have arrived at the position that there is no reason to ban fur farming in Estonia and have submitted a proposal to this effect to the Estonian government.
A financial sector tax hike in Sweden may result in an increase in businesses' interest in relocating jobs to the Baltic states, as the necessary competencies exist here, Estonian financial sector body FinanceEstonia said.
Auditors from the European Commission are in Estonia this week to assess prevention measures taken against African swine fever (ASF), which continues to spread across the country.
There are three neighborhoods in the Estonian capital of Tallinn whose injecting drug addicts makes up roughly one tenth of the population, it appears from the results of a study commissioned by the National Institute for Health Development (NIHD) published on Monday.
Weekly recommendations for cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by and published in the Culture critics’ blog at culture.ee. This week’s picks once again feature some fascinating art, films and music. Enjoy and check out culture.ee for more!
Chief Justice Priit Pikamäe will become the president of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union starting Jan. 1, 2017. His term will last two years.
The Reform Party has nominated MEP Urmas Paet as a candidate for vice president of the pan-European Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE).
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas announced via social media on Monday that he and longtime partner and singer Luisa Värk were engaged.
Construction on a building complex at Ämari Air Base in Northwestern Estonia which was originally scheduled to be finished this spring has now been completed, officials reported on Monday.
State-owned Estonian energy group Eesti Energia, which is set to begin selling natural gas to households in November, is targeting a market share of 20 percent, reported Estonian daily Eesti Päevaleht.
An Estonian infantry platoon preparing for the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon headed to Finland for pre-mission training on Sunday.
Estonia's former President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has applied for continued support for his farm in Viljandi County in the context of a law providing for the the compensation of reasonable expenses related to the maintenance of a former president's residence.
In efforts to crack down on an increasing issue with Estonians crossing the country's southern border in order to buy cheaper alcohol there, the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (MTA) wants to install license plate-reading cameras at ten or so currently unsupervised Estonian-Latvian border crossings and is seeking to amend a law which would allow for the making of blind purchases in order to expose illegal resellers of alcohol brought in from Latvia.
While much attention has been paid to former President Toomas Hendrik Ilves' Ärma Farm in recent weeks, Estonia has yet to build a formal presidential residence which would be used by the head of state exclusively during their term of office and house both representative rooms as well as living quarters for the president and their family.
The Center Party's Ida-Viru County Division decided to nominate two candidates for the party's top position: Second Vice President of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas and longtime incumbent party chairman Edgar Savisaar; the party's Põlva County Division has also backed Ratas for chairman.
During the first nine months of 2016, 5.6 billion euros in taxes, 355.7 million euros or 6.8 percent more than during the same period a year prior, was paid into Estonia's state budget, figures provided by the Ministry of Finance show.
There are not enough flights between Tallinn and London currently, and more flights to Northern Europe should be added as well, said Piret Mürk-Dubout, CEO of Tallinn Airport, operator of the capital city's international airport.
Second Vice President of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas, who will be challenging the opposition Center Party's longtime leader Edgar Savisaar for chairmanship of the party at its Nov. 5 party congress, spoke up in favor of regional tax differences during a meeting with party members and supporters in Southeastern Estonian city of Võru on Saturday.
Work on deepening the Rukkirahu Channel, the navigation channel separating the western island of Hiiumaa from Estonia's mainland, began overnight on Friday, following which the channel had been deepened by 20 centimeters already by Saturday morning, reported the state-owned Port of Tallinn.
Estonian police have established that a bomb threat made to Tallinn Airport around midday on Saturday was made by a man serving a prison sentence calling from a prison payphone, reported the regional prosecutor's office.
Tallinn Airport's new parking garage will not be finished in time for Estonia's presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2017.
The Estonian Ministry of the Interior has submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Defence to consider adding the assistant police officer training program to conscripts' basic training course, reported Estonian daily Postimees.
The Board of the Riigikogu has endorsed a proposal to hold a total of seven high-level parliamentary conferences and meetings connected to the Estonian presidency of the Council of the EU in Tallinn during the second half of 2017 and the first half of 2018.