A European Reassurance Initiative program was announced by President Obama on Tuesday in Poland to give needy Eastern European republics more peace of mind.
Tartu, Vilnius, Pärnu....who wouldn't want in on a sleek, 240 kph Rail Baltic line to Germany? With narrower interests especially vocal in recent weeks, it's looking like it will be a long, long journey...
With only four large parties represented in Parliament and undecided as well as disillusioned voters increasing, several politicians have plans to compete for a slice. Jaan Männik and Kristiina Ojuland are two of them.
Illustration by Toon Vugts
What's next for Kaur Kender, writer and self-styled heart surgeon, after a short-lived posting as Sirp editor? Our artist, Toon Vugts, speculates that perhaps there's room in Kender's vision for a soon to be vacant senior post.
Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who will arrive for a visit to Estonia tomorrow Thursday, said in an interview with ERR on Wednesday that Turkey’s improved relations with Russia didn’t signify a policy shift in the country’s foreign policy.
Following the first two state visits of her presidency to Finland and Latvia last week, President Kersti Kaljulaid visited Lithuania for her third on Wednesday, where she met with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė in Vilnius.
Estonian construction group AS Nordecon and the Estonian Road Administration signed a contract worth 11.2 million euros, excluding VAT, for the construction of passing lanes and U-turns on the Ääsmäe-Kohatu portion of the Tallinn-Pärnu-Ikla Highway.
Harju County Court sentenced a woman to prison on Tuesday who had called in a bomb threat on Kristiine Shopping Centre in Tallinn in May.
The exclusion of Edgar Savisaar from the Office of the Mayor of Tallinn as a preventive measure in a criminal investigation remains in force and simply paying a visit to the city government does not constitute a breach thereof, the Office of the Prosecutor General said on Wednesday.
The three needle exchanges operating in the Estonian capital of Tallinn were visited approximately 30,000 times in total during 2015, issuing approximately 800,000 needles to injecting drug users, it appeared from a survey published by the National Institute for Health Development (NIHD).
The force that the UK will deploy in Estonia next spring as a part of NATO deterrence measures will likely include tactical drones, Challenger 2 main battle tanks and Warrior armored infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) along 800 troops, British Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon said in a recent interview.
The Reform Party Board of Directors assembled at the party's head office in Tallinn on Wednesday morning to discuss disagreements and Siim Kallas' proposed changes to the leadership of the party.
The estimated budget of the Estonian National Museum (ERM) for the coming year is 7.3 million euros in size, of which nearly 3.5 million euros will be spent on building-related management costs.
Unlike Center Party Chairman Edgar Savisaar, who is under criminal investigation, Arvo Sarapuu (Center), a deputy mayor of Tallinn, has been spared from having to go on trial in relation to the criminal case involving the financing of advertisements for the capital city's Hiiu Stadium.
Sea levels between the Estonian mainland and it's second-largest island Hiiumaa, which had reached exceptionally low levels over the weekend, have begun to rise again, allowing all ferries to resume service on the route connecting the two by Tuesday afternoon.
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.