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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.
At a Wednesday earing, Harju County Court granted additional time for the Office of the Prosecutor General and the defendants in the case of a criminal organization involved in the illegal issuing of official documents to negotiate plea bargains.
Latvia is ready to sign the international agreement on the implementation of the Rail Baltic European-gauge railroad project.
Police in Estonia have arrested Ivo Milli, technical director of the infrastructure engineer service of North Estonia Medical Centre (PERH), Northern Estonia's largest hospital, as a suspect in corruption.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will be visiting Estonia and Finland on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
The first troops of the multinational NATO battalion to be stationed in Lithuania will be arriving next week, with the full battalion arriving by June, while the battalion to be stationed in Estonia is scheduled to arrive during the spring and Latvia's battalion to arrive by June.
Estonian MEP Indrek Tarand was named one of the candidates for the positions of vice-presidents in the European Parliament, the elections for which are Wednesday.
A bigger wave of ID-card replacements is expected this year, as new ID-cards were issued in 2012 with a validity period of five years. Nearly 200,000 Estonian citizen ID-cards and 150,000 passports will expire in 2017.
Rail Baltic will be of importance to Estonia’s national defense, but only before an actual armed conflict. Though it makes the large-scale transport of equipment and troops to the Baltic states possible, in case of an attack it is vulnerable, and would likely be cut off very soon.
The government will discuss a proposal by the Ministry of Finance on Thursday calling for the introduction of a deposit tax on businesses’ loans to parent companies abroad. Currently loans are used to move untaxed profits out of the country on a large scale.
On Tuesday, the Estonian Minister of Rural Affairs approved the conditions for applying for agricultural crisis support, funded by the EU and Estonia, totaling 16.2 million euros. Applications for the support, which is open to farmers who had cows at the beginning of December or pigs at the beginning of May, will be open as of Jan. 30.
The Riigikogu’s National Defence Committee heard representatives of the Estonian Defence Industry Association (EDIA) on Tuesday, getting an overview of the state and activities of the sector. Both the association and the committee see export potential, and think that legislation should be adapted where needed to support them.
Rain Rosimannus, considered the mastermind of Estonia’s Reform Party, recently formalized, via a Singaporean business, his holding in Arsenal Centre, a shopping center opened in Põhja-Tallinn last fall whose property was sold by state real estate firm Riigi Kinnisvara AS (RKAS) in a selection procedure of remarkably short duration as a result of decisions made by politicians of the ruling IRL and Reform coalition. The RKAS board was headed at the time by Taavi Rõivas.
While last May healthcare workers had demanded 68 million euros for a pay increase, a total of 23.6 million euros of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund's (EHIF) 2017 budget has been earmarked for covering their potential wage hikes.
Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Misker said on Tuesday that he did not support the idea of easing sanctions imposed on Russia as a result of its actions in Ukraine as a reward for Moscow cooperating in some other area.
A bill introduced by the Ministry of Education and Research provides for the allocation of 55.3 million euros to 22 local governments in order to support the modernization of school buildings as a part of the reorganization of the country's school network.
U.S. Ambassador to Estonia James D. Melville, Jr. and Estonian Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna on Tuesday signed a bilateral agreement on defense cooperation between the U.S. and Estonia that will regulate in more detail the status of members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents as well as contractors of the U.S. Armed Forces residing in Estonia.
Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) gave an overview of the current research and development situation as well as the government’s related policy in the Riigikogu on Tuesday. Ratas emphasized that the government’s goal was to improve cooperation between researchers and businesses.
Talking about foreign trade, there are no simple solutions, which is what makes it an unpopular topic with politicians. All the while, Estonia needs an active minister that could work in just that particular area, former minister of trade and entrepreneurship and current Reform Party MP Anne Sulling writes.
A new dictionary of the Kihnu dialect of Estonian, compiled by island natives Reene Leas, Silvi Murulauk and Reti Könninge as well as the late Saaremaa native linguist Ellen Niit, will be presented at a book release at the Museum of New Art in Pärnu on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 12 p.m.
Enterprise Estonia marketing director Piret Reinson confirmed that an Estonian brand did not mean an Estonian logo and that there were no plans to introduce a new logo for the country, which is set to take over the presidency of the EU from Malta in the second half of this year.
Moscow is prepared to return to the ratification of the Estonian-Russian border treaty when bilateral relations are constructive, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court of Estonia on Monday accepted the Center Party's appeal against a court ruling in a case related to letters of guarantee issued by the party.
The Estonian presidency of the EU, which will last from July through December of this year, will bring scores of visitors to Estonia, all of whom must be accommodated as well. Hotel room rates will likely accordingly increase to above-average prices.
As the presiding country over the EU in the second half of this year, Estonia will bring future work-related topics into focus, Estonian Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski said at his meeting with French Minister of Labour Myriam El Khomri in Paris on Monday.
Two families of Syrian war refugees have arrived in Estonia from Greece under the EU's migrant relocation plan in January, according to data available on the Estonian government's homepage.
Weekly recommendations for cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by and published in the Culture critics’ blog at culture.ee: "We have a feeling it’s going to be a very eventful and interesting week!"
According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center), at present the plan is to build three Rail Baltic train stops on the Estonian section of the Rail Baltic project, but more thorough analysis was needed to determine whether or not increasing that number would make sense.
While Russian news portal portnews.ru had reported in December that Russian gas trading company LNG Gorskaya LLC was planning on building a bunkering center for liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Port of Mõntu on Saaremaa, Estonia's largest island, which would be part of a 33 million euro project of the company, it has become clear by now that the planned LNG terminal will not be built there after all.
2016 brought with it a number of changes for Rakvere Theatre — including the opening of its long-awaited new movie and rehearsal hall, designed by Raul Vaiksoo, in the fall, the international theater festival Baltoscandal as well as the large-scale summer production of "At the End of the World" — which helped the theater log over 100,000 visits during the year.
Prime Minister Jüri Ratas offered his condolences to the people of Kyrgyzstan on Monday over a plane crash that claimed dozens of lives.