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 Estonian subsidiary of international intercity bus operator Lux Express announced that it will add a total of 78 additional departures per week on its popular Tallinn-Tartu and Tallinn-Pärnu routes beginning August 1 due to high summer demand as well as the planned exit of competitor Superbus from Estonia.
Businessmen Marcel Vichmann, Veljo Kuusk and Tiit Pruuli want to put up a new shopping center on a property located across the street from Tallinn's Kaubamaja department store, however neighboring apartment associations are against the plan.
According to the Union of Estonian Financial Sector's Employees (EFL), relations between the management and trade union of Nordea Estonia have improved unexpectedly quickly and there is hope that the Estonian banking sector's first collective agreement will be signed soon.
Conscripts from the Viru Infantry Battalion of the Estonian Defence Forces' 1st Infantry Brigade faced off against Polish servicemen from an infantry company currently in Estonia in a friendly physical challenge earlier this week.
Russian IT firm Yandex is planning on introducing its taxi-ordering app Yandex.Taxi to Estonia in the near future. According to Estonian transportation network company Taxify, however, the Estonian market is already oversaturated with taxi apps and competition for drivers is stiff.
Estonia ranked number one in democratic development among 29 post-communist nations in the annual democratic development report Nations in Transit released by US-based human rights organization Freedom House.
Furanylfentanyl, a synthetic analog of fentanyl produced in China which has caused a wave of overdoses among drug users in Estonia since May, was added to the country's list of banned substances this week.
TS Laevad, the subsidiary of the state-owned Port of Tallinn that is to take over operation of ferry routes between Estonia's mainland and its larger western islands in the fall, has entered into a contract with Saaremaa Shipping Company to buy the ferry Regula as part of a backup plan to guarantee uninterrupted ferry service beginning on October 1.
Membership of Estonia's volunteer-based Estonian Defence League and its affiliated organizations grew by nearly 400 during the first six months of this year.
Drug manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical Company is slated to sell drug packaging plant Takeda Pharma AS, located in Põlva, to Swiss drug manufacturer Acino.
It was conclusively confirmed on Tuesday that, following Brexit, Estonia's presidency of the EU will no longer coincide with the country's centennial during the first half of 2018 as originally scheduled but rather take place half a year earlier, during the second half of 2017.
The Police and Border Guard Board's (PPA) North Prefecture sentenced Dmitrijev to a 1,000 euro fine and driver's license suspension of four months for a misdemeanor traffic offense in which he caused a car accident after which he was found to be under the influence of alcohol. The punishment has already entered into force.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas offered their condolences to Japan after a deadly mass stabbing incident at a disabled care home claimed at least 19 lives.
Over the weekend, Tatjana Jaanson, a 49-year-old rowing coach from the Southwestern Estonian coastal city of Pärnu, became the first woman to row across the Gulf of Finland solo.
Due to a bomb threat called in during the early hours of Monday morning against flights from Estonia to Germany, police will continue to maintain an increased presence in and around Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport on Tuesday as the Internal Security Service (KaPo) keeps up efforts to track down the caller.
Estonian food industry company Maag Grupp AS will be merging its two meatpacking subsidiaries, Maag Konservittööstus AS and Rannarootsi Lihatööstus AS, while ceasing the operations of subsidiary Maag Konservitööstus
Eight US Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter jets, affectionately known as Warthogs, landed at Ämari Air Base in northwestern Estonia on Monday for a joint air force training which will last through August 8.
Traveling from Tallinn to Switzerland on Monday to compete against winning student teams from 34 other countries for the title of Junior Achievement Europe's Company of the Year Competition (COYC16), student-owned Estonian sweets business Spoony has also found itself neck and neck with the Icelandic team in the race for the competition's Social Media Audience Award just one night before the latter's voting deadline.
While European markets continue to concentrate on large producer countries such as Germany and France, the growth of milk production in the Baltics has gone unnoticed, creating a threat to Finnish dairy farms, reported the confederation of Finnish cooperatives Pellervo.
A total of 28 teams, including 12 teams from eight foreign countries, have signed up for the 2016 Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge in Estonia, one of the world's toughest military endurance competitions.
Police presence has been beefed up in and around Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport as Estonia's Internal Security Service (KaPo) continue to investigate a bomb threat called in during the early hours of Monday morning against flights from Estonia to Germany.
The second ever National Open Farms Day took place across Estonia on Sunday, during which over 230 farms and agricultural businesses opened their doors — and gates — to visitors.
Six members of the electoral alliance Koduvald on the Meremäe Parish Council have not agreed to begin merger talks with Värska Parish, which has caused the proposed creation of a unified Seto Parish from the four current members of the Union of Setomaa Parishes, or Meremäe, Mikitamäe, Värska and Misso Parishes, to grind to a halt.
The Romanian Ambassador to Estonia, who has until now resided in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, will soon be relocating across the Gulf of Finland to Tallinn upon the opening of the Romanian Embassy there.
The first six months of 2016 have seen one-tenth more wildfires in Estonia than during all of 2015 combined, totaling 113 and 102 wildfires respectively, with a total of 73,000 euros already having been spent on firefighting efforts in Ida-Viru County alone.
Following closely on the heels of the opening of its first district cooling plant in Tartu in May, heat and energy firm Fortum has decided to build its second district cooling plant in the same city for 5.3 million euros, Estonian daily Eesti Päevaleht reported.
Income inequalities in Estonia are bigger than in any other EU member state, with regional inequality being especially pronounced, and according to Chairman of the Estonian Social Democratic Party (SDE) Jevgeni Ossinovski, this is holding back the country's development and jeopardizing social cohesion.
Not yet even out of his late 20s, up-and-coming Estonian brewer Peeter Kolk made the jump from brewing for fun and for friends to making a serious go of contributing to the country’s ever more popular craft beer scene with the establishment of his own Kolk Brewery in Uuemõisa, just outside of the western coastal town of Haapsalu in Lääne County, in early 2016.
Estonians living abroad wish to have a say in Estonian politics, but for this they need an Estonian passport in addition to US citizenship, said Estonian World Council (ÜEKN) President Marju Rink-Abel at a meeting with Estonian Minister of the Interior Hanno Pevkur on Friday.
Over half a century before the arrival of the Internet and social media, it was an Estonian-language newspaper published in Manhattan, the Vaba Eesti Sõna, or "Free Estonian Word," founded in 1949, which kept the Estonian-American diaspora connected and up to date on news from both home and the Soviet-occupied homeland. Nearly 70 years later, the paper's official editorial office remains located on the third floor of the New York Estonian House, but in modern e-Estonia style, editor-in-chief Kärt Ulman has been putting the weekly paper together from her home in Tallinn for three years.