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.
According to reports in Norwegian media earlier this week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is set to begin the hearing regarding the suspicious findings of a retest of Estonian cross-country skiing champion Kristina Šmigun-Vähi's doping sample from the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Estonian Art is an English-language art magazine published by the Estonian Institute since 1997; iits 2016 issue, the launch for which will be celebrated at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn on Friday night, focuses on art publishing in Estonia.
Germany is hoping for good cooperation in the field of digitalization and innovative solutions during Estonia's upcoming presidency of the Council of the EU, visiting German Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt said.
The opposition Reform Party in the Tallinn City Council has submitted an inquiry concerning the conduct of Lasnamäe City District Elder Maria Jufereva (Center), who according to media reports accompanied suspended mayor Edgar Savisaar (Center) on a trip to Moscow earlier this week.
As preparations begin for the expansion of the passenger terminal at Tallinn Airport, changes to traffic patterns in front of the terminal will go into effect beginning in November as upper deck access to the terminal will be closed to vehicular traffic.
The size of the benefits to be paid to former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves per year is estimated to be in the same range as that of his predecessor Arnold Rüütel, with the payouts for both depending on how much they travel for work, spokespeople for the Office of the President said.
Exactly who will be running for chairman of Estonia's Center Party at the extraordinary congress scheduled to take place next Saturday should become clear sometime Friday.
At the end of the annual session of the interparliamentary Baltic Assembly in Riga on Friday, Latvia will hand over the presidency of the assembly to Estonia.
President Kersti Kaljulaid began her first domestic visit as head of state on Thursday, first spending the day in Lääne-Viru County before reaching Ida-Viru County by night. The President is continuing with her visit in Estonia's northeasternmost county on Friday.
The Estonian Defence Forces have expressed their sympathies to the family of the Finnish peacekeeper who was recently killed during training in Finland ahead of dispatch on the UN peacekeeping mission to Lebanon, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
The Indian government approved an agreement on Thursday under which it would be possible to transfer sentenced Estonian prisoners to Estonia.
In cooperation with the EU, NATO is preparing for exercises against hybrid threats in which Finland and Sweden are also slated to participate. Finland and Sweden are also participating in Thursday's NATO meeting in Brussels, where one focus is the strengthening of cooperation between EU and the alliance.
On Thursday morning, the Registration Department of Tartu County Court added the new directors of dairy firm Tere to the business' B-card in Estonia's Central Commercial Register, putting an end to the legal uncertainty surrounding the management of the business which was declared bankrupt last week.
Turkey is ready to build a mosque in Estonia provided that Estonian authorities agree to it, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in Tallinn on Thursday.
The Ministry of Justice is recommending that the Estonian government not back a bill introduced by the Free Party Parliamentary Group intended to make changes to current presidential election procedures which would guarantee that a president is elected in the electoral college.
The Estonian government expanded the list of sites guarded by the police on Thursday to include Viljandi County's Ärma Farm, the residence of former President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. The former president's application for compensation of reasonable expenses related to the upkeep of his residence as well as the use of offices located at 5 Roheline aas in Tallinn's Kadriorg neighborhood according to legislation regarding former Estonian heads of state has likewise been approved.
The Estonian Supervisory Committee on Party Financing (ERJK) ended its supervision proceedings concerning the revenues and expenditures of the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) as the latter restructured its party accounting in accordance with the watchdog committee's recommendations.
According to Russia's national railway company Russian Railways, the freight volumes in the direction of Estonia are still declining, the news agency Interfax reported on Wednesday.
President Kersti Kaljulaid invited Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas to Kadriorg on Wednesday evening in order to exchange thoughts on vital national issues. Estonia's new president wants to make such meetings regular.
Following a green light from its Committee on Budgets on Monday, the European Parliament approved the allocation of 1.1 million euros from the European Globalization Adjustment Fund on Wednesday in order to help hundreds of workers laid off in petroleum and chemical product manufacturing in Northeastern Estonia find new jobs.
The Riigikogu ratified the Paris Agreement with 55 votes on Wednesday.
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.