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.
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.
Retired Commodore Raimo Tiilikainen, the Finnish official who led rescue operations 20 years ago at the site of the Estonia ferry disaster and who was in Tallinn for the commemorative events this weekend, told uudised.err.ee's Rain Kooli in an interview that an accident of that magnitude is still possible on the Baltic Sea.
The concert at the landmark Tallinn church on September 27 was organized by Memento Mare, a victims' support group.
Concerns over the status of the sunken Estonia passenger ferry have been voiced again in light of advances in amateur diving capabilities since the 1994 disaster, and unconfirmed reports in a Swedish evening paper that some items have been removed from the wreck over the last 20 years.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the worst peacetime shipping disaster in the nation's history, ETV's “Pealtnägija” has spoken to two Swedish rescue workers who helped save dozens of passengers and crew members of the Estonia, which took the lives of 852 people.
On September 18, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and author Christopher Frayling met at the Tallinn TV Tower for an armchair discussion on how film - in this case Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" - presaged many technological advances in real life.
Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) was a primary channel for television and multimedia coverage of US President Barack Obama's visit to Estonia. The ERR News live blog rounded up the day's action, sights and sounds.
The Royal Danish Air Force today handed over the Baltic Air Policing Mission at Ämari over to the Germans.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said people living in Estonia should not be divided, and in the current climate, we should embrace each other instead of neglecting our fellow citizens.
The irregularly held ChiliFest was held this Sunday in Tallinn, with a pair of Swedish newcomers claiming the people's choice award with a classic purist's Texas chili and Texas Honky Tonk winning hottest bowl. The judges' best overall went to "Rob's Black Bean Chili."
The annual Festival of Opinion Culture is being held today and Saturday in Paide.
ERR News wrote about new local craft beers last week, but missed one from an internationally well-known brewery on the other side of the world that got its start in rural Saaremaa.
The Tondiraba Ice Arena is now open for business, and hosted the Tallinn Cup basketball tournament over the last few days.
The tech site Gizmodo has profiled one of the more evocative locations in Estonia, Rummu quarry.
Estonia's version of the freedom to roam just became clearer and more liberal, with sections of the Environment Code on everyman's right entering force today.
Estonia's second city, Tartu, now has a electric powered bicycle rental service.
Three Javelin missiles were shot in a demonstration at the central military training area near Tapa on Tuesday - with both the Defense Minister and the Commander in Chief of the Defense Forces watching - ahead of a deal for Estonia to buy 80 such systems.
The popular trad band Zetos performed on Saturday night at the country's premier folk music/crossover festival in Viljandi.
The recording of the English-language debate between European Parliament - organized and moderated by the British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce and the Baltic News Service - is now available for viewing.
A man charged with riding a bus in Pärnu without a ticket when he was actually in Beijing took his case to court, since the institutions involved refused to admit their mistake.
ERR's sports chief Marko Kaljuveer was sacked last week, for preferring larger sporting events, such as the football World Cup and the Tour de France, to small tournaments with Estonian athletes. ERR News's opinionated sports editors debated the subject over Skype as the public broadcaster's supervisory board was meeting today - inconclusively, as it turned out - to address the tensions that have flared around the subject.
Darla, Tallinn Zoo's Amur leopard, is resting comfortably with offspring after giving birth to two male cubs last night.
As a guide to readers who are following Estonia at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, we have compiled a schedule of the events in which the nation's athletes are competing.
With the prospect of a medal-less Winter Games looming for Estonia, we have decided to take a look back at how the country has fared in previous Winter Olympics competitions since re-independence.
As of today, the ERR News site has a new section where readers can find all of our coverage of the 22nd Winter Olympics in one place.
Among the controversial revelations in former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates's newly-published memoirs is one that will resonate in Estonia and any other country that supported the Eastern Partnership outreach efforts.
Former Commander in Chief of the Estonian Defense Forces, retired general Ants Laaneots, has said that Moscow is frightened of NATO forces being deployed near its borders and the possible collapse of the nation.
Toomas Alatalu, a historian and former MP who is now a member of the Social Democratic Party, says the scale of regional conflict in the Middle East and Africa makes Baltic concerns about Russia trivial.
The Federation of Estonian Chemical Industries has launched a campaign to keep the environmental charges hike from taking effect. The Ministry of Environment says the campaign is misleading and manipulates public opinion.
Center Party chairman Edgar Savisaar said on Facebook that he thought that Lauri Laasi and Priit Toobal would be acquitted today in Harju County Court.
Harju County Court ruled today that Center Party MPs Priit Toobal and Lauri Laasi were guilty of instigating unauthorized surveillance, and the Center Party forged documents.
As states legitimize new cohabitation possibilities, churches have to make a decision between standing their ground and putting more distance between them and the society, or making compromises. Currently the Roman Catholic Church is showing up all churches in Estonia, says University of Tartu political scientist Alar Kilp.
The Center Party expelled former Tartu councilman Silver Kuusik from its ranks for crossing the line in criticizing party members who voted for the controversial Cohabitation Act.
The Baltic Film and Media School at Tallinn University is opening a new television studio today.
Minister of the Interior Hanno Pevkur said that learning from the US experience of policing its border with Mexico will be useful for Estonia.
Minister of Economic Affairs Urve Palo said there is no need to reassess the decision to hand the new domestic ferry service contract to the state-owned Port of Tallinn despite objections from the Ministry of Finance.
The state-owned rail passenger service provider unveiled new prices set to be implemented starting on November 15, with management saying the average ticket price will rise 7-8 percent.
According to a public opinion survey, most Estonians highly value sacred groves and other natural shrines, and expect the government to protect them.
A European Commission "stress test" report says that if Russia were to completely halt gas imports to the EU, more gas will continue to be delivered to homes and companies - if member states cooperate - even in the case of a prolonged six-month disruption. Estonia, however, is among the most vulnerable EU member states.
Center Party board member and MP Jüri Ratas said he will run for Parliament as a Center Party member, for now ending speculation about the possibility of him switching parties.
Kadri Simson, the head of the Center Party's faction in Parliament, said preparing women for wartime is sensible, there are a great number of barriers to enforced conscription for women in Estonia.
This year's Finno-Ugrian Days focus on indigenous people in the Arctic and have a diverse cultural program.
Along with the recent conclusion of the latest biannual National Defense Courses in Roosta, a seminar on healthcare and the military modeled along the same lines was held at a southern Estonian retreat this week.
IRL's top candidate at the March 2015 parliamentary elections, Juhan Parts, said Estonia needs a tougher foreign minister than Urmas Paet and that Siim Kallas would be the right person for the job.
A panel discussion entitled “Contribution of women to national defense – Defense Forces, Defense League, Women's Home Defense – or?” focused Wednesday on the role of women in Estonian defense structures.
IRL Tallinn Council member Yoko Alender said the party's problems stem from being too focused on past events and ways of doing things.
The head of Estonian Public Broadcasting's administrative and legal department says the organization will appeal yesterday's decision by Harju County Court to prohibit the airing of a segment on an investigative journalism program, while the press ethics representative said such cases must not be allowed to occur regularly.
After an organization of employers said Estonia should reform its education system, making the secondary level - after grade 9 - compulsory, the Ministry of Education said the idea is a non-starter.
Estonian biotechnology group Icosagen, in cooperation with FIT Biotech from Finland, are planning on programs to develop a vaccine and a cure for Ebola.
The government needs to form a serious analysis on how to reduce state interventionism, the Estonian Employers Confederation council president Jüri Käo said after the union presented a new reform manifesto, which he said sets its focus on Estonia's only sustainable asset - the working people, their living standards and their training.
The Ministry of Finance says that the results of the much fought-over ferry tender should be declared null and void.
Tartu County Court found Viktor Nukka, the mayor of Kallaste, a 1,000 population town northeast from Tartu, guilty of embezzlement.
Estonian MEP Yana Toom has thrown her weight behind a petition calling for eradication of statelessness.
Seven innovative Estonian high schools are participating in the European Union LLP Comenius project "Quantum Spin-Off", which aims to bring science to pupils in direct contact with research and entrepreneurship in the high-tech nanotechology sector, and encourages more people to choose careers in science technology, engineering and mathematics.
Social Democratic Party chairman and government minister Sven Mikser said his party's vision of improvements to the Estonian tax system differs considerably from that of its coalition partner, Reform.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Saaremaa Laevakompanii, the owner of current domestic ferry service provider Väinamere Liinid, has no basis for claiming laws were broken in the procurement process.
Last night's "Pealtnägija" was cut short by six minutes due to an 11th-hour Harju County Court decision ordering Estonian Public Broadcasting not to air a segment following up on claims made by a former naval officer over violations in the military.
"Lift" ("Elevator") by Kätlin Vainola and "Kuidas meil asjad käivad" ("How things work in our family") by Anti Saar have been included in the prestigious White Ravens 2014 catalogue of children's books, compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany.