Hospitals Ban Visitors Due to Flu
West Tallinn Central Hospital has now banned visitors to patients in connection with the rise in flu cases.
West Tallinn Central Hospital has now banned visitors to patients in connection with the rise in flu cases.
According to this morning data of Estonian weather service, the snowiest areas are the eastern part of Harjumaa and northwest of Lääne-Virumaa, where the snow cover thickness reaches to 40 cm.
The Estonian Road Administration on Monday opened to traffic the season's first official ice road that connects the northwestern regional capital of Haapsalu and the Noarootsi peninsula.
In less than a week, the annual minesweeping exercise Open Spirit has led to the discovery of seven hitherto unknown wreckages in Estonian waters.
Estonia's oldest citizen, former schoolteacher Elle Mälberg, celebrated her 108th birthday on Friday. Mälberg was born in 1907.
The treasure includes 51 Roman coins - a host of sestertii and the first ever assarius found in Estonia, as well as rings and a few other pieces from 2-3 centuries AD. It doubles the number of sestertii unearthed in Estonia and stored in local collections.
The mining park's new visitor center, the only one in Europe dedicated to the oil shale industry and based in the former mining and sorting premises of Kohtla mine, opened on Saturday. The center has different interactive displays that introduce the field of energetic and geology to children and adults alike.
Reili Argus, a professor of Estonian at the TU Institute of Estonian Language and Culture says mastering a language does not depend on how difficult or complicated a language is deemed to be. Children are able to master the most complicated grammar at an early age and with little to no effort. It turns out that the richer the grammar is, the earlier children grasp it.
ERR News put the readers nerves and sense of humor to test on April Fool's Day. To avoid confusion, let us clarify the jokes.
The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened its annual Estonia-themed quiz “Estonia Quiz 2015”. One lucky participant will win a trip for two to Estonia.
A mare of Estonian Tori breed has beaten all odds by giving birth to twins. A twin-birth is rare for all horse breeds, but this is the first known for Tori horses.
A partial solar eclipse could be observed in Estonia on Friday.
If you're a foreigner eavesdropping on a conversation in Estonian, how do you tell what mood the speakers are in? It turns out your interpretation of whether the Estonians are happy, sad, angry, or in the most common state in Estonia, the elusive "normal," depends on your nationality.
Ivo Felt, producer of the Estonian-Georgian movie "Tangerines", spoke to ETV's daily news magazine program "Ringvaade" about the Oscar nomination.
Lembit Ulfsak, the star of the Oscar-nominated Estonian-Georgian movie "Tangerines", said that although the film's potential was clear to him from the moment he first laid eyes on the script, none of the crew members had even dreamt that it would be the first ever Estonian movie to be nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar.
The Estonian-Georgian movie, "Tangerines" ("Mandariinid" in Estonian), has been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards.
Cargo ship Sylvia, that suffered an engine failure on the Baltic Sea on Thursday, has been towed to the port of Tallinn.
Heidy Purga, the producer of Estonia's pre-Eurovision contest Eesti Laul, announced the top 20 songs from the record 219 entries that will compete in the semifinals on February 7 and 14.
In 2014, Estonia lost many notable public figures, particularly in the fields of culture and entertainment.
ERR News brings you the year's biggest trends in the news.
As the books finally come to a close on what can only be described as a disastrous year for East-West relations, Russia's increasingly hostile antics and looming financial implosion continue to give its nearest neighbors the jitters.
Mart Raukas, who has organized crisis training for more than 100 schools over the years, says he senses high tension in schools and that the teaching profession has become less attractive following Estonia's first fatal school shooting, in which a 15-year-old targeted a teacher of German.
The family of the 15-year-old who is likely to be charged shortly in modern Estonia's first school shooting has issued a statement.
On ETV's “Foorum” program, politicians from the four major political parties weighed in on the security situation in Estonian schools, saying that although schools are prepared for events such as the one on October 27, more prevention work must be done.
Viljandi will remember one of its best teachers today in a prayer service at St. Paul's Church at 17:00.
As the search for a motive in the slaying of a teacher at a Viljandi school Monday goes on, it has come to light that the 15-year-old shooter had a run-in with police and school authorities earlier in the year over possession of a knife.
In a tragedy with many echoes elsewhere, a teacher at a school in Viljandi was fatally shot by a student today.
Victor Guzun, the Moldovan ambassador to Estonia, has a deeper history with the country than most diplomats assigned to Tallinn.
ETV nightly news ran a segment on Kent Härstedt, a Social Democratic MP who at age 29 was one of the passengers on the ill-fated Estonia ferry.
Hundreds of people gathered Saturday night and Sunday at the "Broken Line" monument on Suur Rannavärav bastion in Tallinn in memory of those who lost their lives on the MS Estonia ferry, which sank in the early morning of September 28, 1994, between Tallinn and Stockholm.
The flight schedule of Estonia's state-owned airline Nordica was delayed due to the failure of two planes on Monday.
As we all know, the first week of September tends to be hectic, especially as it heralds the beginning of the new school year for many grade school and university students alike, but it is also important for one to find some time to take a break and relax as well. Here are the culture.ee culture critics' weekly recommendations on how best to do so this week.
Several small and medium-sized companies in the Põlva area have gone bankrupt or ceased operations over the past year. This brought along a wave of lay-offs, in which more than a hundred people lost their jobs. For Põlva County, this is a high number.
In the first voting round of this year’s presidential election, President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor (SDE) got 40 votes, followed by the Center Party’s candidate, Mailis Reps, with 26, and IRL and Free Party candidate Allar Jõks coming in last with 24 votes. The next voting round will take place at 12 p.m. on Tuesday.
Swedbank lowered Estonia's economic growth forecast by 0.5% to 1.5% on Monday, while the bank left next year’s forecast unchanged.
On the initiative of the non-profit Center for European Initiatives (CEI) and Russia's largest election monitor Golos, 20 observers have arrived from Russia to follow the parliamentary ballot rounds of Estonia’s presidential election.
The number of users of Estonia’s Mobiil-ID service has grown to more than 100,000. The service makes it possible to identify oneself by use of a mobile phone, and has been effective as an official state ID since 2011.
Estonia's National Electoral Committee registered Mailis Reps, Allar Jõks, and Eiki Nestor as candidates for the first ballot round of the presidential election in the Riigikogu on Sunday. Siim Kallas won’t stand for election in the first round on Monday, but is expected to join on Tuesday.
The major Estonian papers don’t believe that the country’s next president will be elected in the upcoming voting rounds in the Riigikogu. The election, which starts with today’s first ballot round, would then be postponed, and the electoral college would be called.
Member of the European Parliament and Social Democrat Marju Lauristin finds that outgoing president Toomas Hendrik Ilves didn’t live up to expectations when it comes to bring the state back to the people. His successor would have to give the citizens’ voice a lot more weight, Lauristin said to daily Postimees.
Deputy director general of the Road Administration Kaupo Sirk said in ETV’s “Terevisioon” on Monday morning that several road construction projects had turned out cheaper than expected.
International Relations lecturer Matthew Crandall identifies the candidates best suited for the diplomatic arena of international politics, comments on the enormous challenge to live up to Toomas Hendrik Ilves’ example, and identifies a unique window of opportunity if Marina Kaljurand or Mailis Reps should be elected president.
Pollster TNS Emor's Aivar Voog said on Friday that the Free Party’s lower ratings were connected to increased support for the ruling Reform Party. This was due to the fact that voters would often see the Free Party as an alternative to Reform.
Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand (independent) stressed at a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Baltic and Nordic countries on Friday that the importance of Baltic and Nordic cooperation in foreign policy as well as other issues was only increasing.
The lodges were introduced in Nye Skåpet in West Norway on Aug. 21. Estonian KOKO Architects designed the complex, more than 600 visitors stopped by on opening day.
“Pretenders” by Vallo Toomla will compete in the New Directors category of this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival from Sept. 16-24.
President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor (SDE) and Vice President of the European Parliament Ulrike Lunacek talked about the future of Europe as well as the impact of Brexit and the refugee crisis at a meeting on Friday.
Plans for the Linnahall arena that is currently standing empty in the port area of Tallinn call for transforming it into an orchestra hall with up to 5,300 seats that would be among the biggest in nearby countries, as well as a conference center, acting mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas said on Friday.
The last article in ERR News' presidential candidates series is about Mart Helme. Helme is the choice of the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE), the chairman of which he has been since 2013. He can be seen as a long-shot candidate, but he shouldn’t be written off completely as he might surprise with significant support later on if the Riigikogu fails to elect the president.
While Marina Kaljurand remains the most popular potential presidential candidate in the month leading up to Estonia's presidential elections, compared to June numbers, Siim Kallas' support has increased the most out of all potential candidates according to a survey commissioned by ERR's news portal and conducted by Turu-uuringute AS.
The Estonian Center of Registers and Information Systems (RIK) is beginning to develop an e-solution for micro-businesses by next year which will enable them to compile annual reports in English in such a way that the official document eventually filed is still completed in Estonian.
Bankrupt Estonian carrier Avies AS has recovered its air operator's certificate (AOC) after a four-month suspension and intends to gradually restart operations by providing business and charter flights and selling aviation-related know-how abroad.
A total of 43 members of the Social Democratic Party (SDE) and the Reform Party submitted their signatures supporting current President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor's formal nomination for the first round of the presidential elections in the Riigikogu.
Citing a regulation of the European Commission, the Estonian Agricultural Board (PMA) has banned the sale of 14 herbicide products based on glyphosate that contain polyethoxylated (POE) tallow amine as a co-formulant.
On Thursday afternoon, a drunken Estonian citizen caused a bomb alert to be triggered aboard a plane at Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport after hinting to a fellow passenger that there was a bomb on the plane.
Twenty-one MPs from the parliamentary groups of Estonia's Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL) and the Free Party formally nominated Allar Jõks as a candidate for the presidency of Estonia on Friday.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves does not see the logic behind Finland and Sweden preferring to sign bilateral agreements with the US over simply joining NATO themselves.
Speaking at SpaceX Event Center in Tallinn on Thursday, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas expressed hope that following German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Estonia, Estonian IT businesses and experts would have the opportunity to cooperate with partners in Germany in initiating a digital revolution in the industry and developing smart cyber solutions together.
ERR News' series about the presidential candidates' foreign policy credentials continues: Kaljurand will not be on the ballot in the Riigikogu election on Monday, but if they should fail to elect a president next week, she is considered a frontrunner for the next stage of the elections in the electoral college. Though not officially affiliated with any party, she is considered to be the Reform Party’s second choice after Siim Kallas.
August saw the largest jump in support for the Social Democratic Party (SDE) while support for the Center Party decreased overall according to fresh party ratings released by Turu-uuringute AS. As no surveys were conducted measuring the popularity of Estonia's political parties in July, August numbers can be compared to those from June.