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.
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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.
Conscripts of the Reconnaissance Company of Estonia's 1st Infantry Brigade conducted a virtual training exercise in the course of which they ordered and observed the accuracy of indirect artillery fire.
The 18th Scandinavian Film Festival Los Angeles (SFFLA), which kicked off on Saturday, featured two films by Estonian filmmakers.
The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has granted permission to the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) to carry out marine research in Estonia's territorial waters.
The aim of changing Estonia's pension system is to ensure dignity in retirement and reduce inequality in society, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said in remarks issued after the ruling coalition had agreed to proposed changes linking the size of an individual's first-pillar pension to the number of years worked.
Deputy Mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas and President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) Markku Markkula on Friday discussed matters related to the organization of the Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE) of the CoR in Tallinn this summer.
According to Swedish business paper Dagens Industri, the sale of the Baltic business of Swedish entertainment broadcasting company Modern Times Group (MTG) will go ahead soon.
Two members of the Riigikogu belonging to the opposition Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) praised President Kaljulaid’s criticism of the plan to erect a monument to Estonia's first president, Konstantin Päts, next to the seat of the Estonian parliament.
A 15-member high-level work group to advise the European Commission on innovation will include Estonian co-founder and CEO of money transfer service Transferwise, Taavet Hinrikus.
Prime Minister Jüri Ratas congratulated U.S. President Donald Trump on his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, expressing the wish to maintain and strengthen the very good relationship between the countries, which according to the prime minister has played an invaluable role in Estonia’s history.
President Kersti Kaljulaid sent a letter of congratulation to President Donald Trump on Friday
on his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States.
At Thursday's Cabinet meeting, the Estonian government gave its approval for lowering the income tax rate for mature companies, restricting withdrawal of profit from subsidiaries in the form of loans as well as easing the taxation of and financial reporting rules for self-employed individuals.
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has said that she does not support the plan to build a monument to Konstantin Päts, the first President of Estonia, considering it more appropriate if all the founders of the Estonian state were honored with a single monument.
Gender and Equal Treatment Commissioner, Liisa Pakosta, received a complaint by a woman on parental leave who was not granted a home loan on terms equal to those offered to others. The bank said as the state could not guarantee kindergarten placement of the child later on, the parent could end up in a financially difficult situation, which was their reason for rejecting the application.
Should listed Estonian electrical equipment maker Harju Elekter accept Indian firm Motherson Sumi's offer for its shares in PKC, it would earn €25.8 million from the transaction.
Estonia will be changing its behavior in connection with its forthcoming EU presidency, adopting a policy of "silence" for the six months leading up to it in which the country will seek to avoid major confrontations with other member states of the EU.
The average construction price index fell slightly in 2016, although it increased in the last quarter of the year, driven mainly by increasing labor costs.
What country will Europe's — perhaps even the world's — best young opera star be from? We will find out in May, when Pärnu hosts the 10th Klaudia Taev International Competition for Young Opera Singers. ERR's online Culture portal has put together an interactive map following Estonian conductor Erki Pehk and Toomas Kuter, one of the heads of the competition, as they travel across Europe in search of the continent's top young talent.
Tallinn’s taxi companies see slow business at this time of the year as the reason behind ridesharing service Taxify’s announcement that they were lowering prices. They also call Taxify’s option to lower prices an unfair competitive advantage.
According to a press release issued by Statistics Estonia on Friday, the producer price index of Estonia's industrial output remained completely unchanged in December 2016 compared to the previous month while experiencing a 2.5 percent change on year.
Both Enefit Kaevandused, the mining subsidiary of state-owned energy group Eesti Energia, and VKG Kaevandused, the mining subsidiary of shale oil and chemicals producer VKG, are planning on increasing output this year.
The Reform Party’s Taavi Rõivas criticized the announcement of the government to give the amount of years worked more weight in calculating pensions. The hope of many that pensions would go up would now be disappointed, he said. Rõivas is Estonia’s former prime minister as well as a former minister of social affairs.
At Thursday's Cabinet meeting, the Estonian government agreed on abolishing special pensions for members of the defense forces, prosecutors and police and border guard officials as of 2020. They also chose to proceed with other pension-related changes, including tying the retirement age to the average life expectancy as of 2027 and the size of one's first-pillar pension to the number of years they have worked.
A 12-strong body of Constitution experts set up by the Minister of Justice to analyze problems related to the Estonian Constitution as well as propose solutions for solving them met for the first time at the Ministry of Justice on Thursday.
A Vilnius court has decided that the Competition Council of Lithuania (KT) must decide again whether or not to give the green light for Estonian media group Eesti Media to implement a deal in the classifieds market that was concluded in 2014.
A committee will be created to appoint supervisory board members of state-owned companies. These members were previously appointed by ministers, often based on party membership rather than qualification. The issue led to a government crisis in November 2016 that brought the end of Taavi Rõivas' Reform Party government.
The Estonian government decided on Thursday to forward an agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons, according to which Indian and Estonian citizens sentenced to prison in the other country can serve their sentence in their home country, to the Riigikogu for ratification.
Nordica will publish its annual report in spring, after selling a stake in its subsidiary Regional Jet to Polish national carrier LOT. Until then, the company would continue to publish monthly results, its CEO, Jaan Tamm, told ERR on Wednesday.
Swedbank has lowered its gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast on Estonia for 2017 by 0.2 percent to 2.2 percent.
While four deaths attributed to influenza this season had been reported as of Jan. 5, that number has since increased to 14 across Estonia.
Harju County Court on Thursday authorized the arrest of Ivo Milli, the technical director of the infrastructure engineer service of North Estonia Medical Centre (PERH) accused of corruption crimes.