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.
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.
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.
While well above the norm temperature-wise, December 2013 will not go into the record books.
Prosecutors announced that the doctor who admitted prescribing EPO for athletes over a 12-year period will not face charges as the statute of limitations has expired.
A ramp leading to the a car deck of the Tallink Star, leaving Helsinki for Tallinn, collapsed on Thursday evening damaging four trucks.
Postal service Eesti Post has stepped up its activity for the Christmas season. It is having to sort through 10,000 parcels a day, with a 700 percent increase from Chinese online stores this year.
Following a call by the Latvian president for international experts to evaluate buildings, a Finnish-based Estonian civil engineer has warned of design flaws in other supermarket buildings throughout the region.
UK Defense Minister Philip Hammond will arrive in Estonia for a visit this evening to sign a military cooperation agreement.
A Land Cruiser took the direct route down from Harju Hill today around noon in an effort to shake police pursuers.
World War II explosives surface fairly regularly in Estonia, but on Monday builders at the site of the National Museum construction found themselves face to face with quite a menacing rocket, weighing in at over 100 kilograms.
In two recent attacks, a neighbor's dogs stole into a farm killing 114 rabbits in the town of Esku.
Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and other top officials visited the scene of the Riga tragedy today.
The Estonian branch of Maxima, a grocery chain that claims to be the biggest employer in the Baltics, said it will increase scrutiny of building safety following yesterday's collapse of a roof at one of its stores in Latvia, where the death toll is close to 40.
A ferry ship en route from Saaremaa to Hiiumaa was freed at 00:40 last night after getting stuck in shallow waters four hours prior.
A Russian Federation military airplane entered Estonian airspace without permission at 23:16 on Wednesday.
Health care professionals' unions say a recent move by the Ministry of Social Affairs to lower the nominal workload per patient in long-term nursing care is an attempt to cover up a funding problem. They say the new figures will harm chronically ill patients' interests.
Last week, authorities detained a military official suspected of repeated bribetaking in a case involving over 10 companies.
This morning sometime before 08:00, a bomb exploded in front of a home on Eha street in Jõhvi, hospitalizing one man with non-life-threatening injuries.
Potentially breaking the hearts of the country's football fans, financial problems have forced Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) to consider selling off the rights to next year's world championships in football. Several other services face deep budget cuts as of the new year.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's two-day visit to Estonia continued on Saturday with a speech delivered at Tallinn University in which he warned about climate change and talked about the UN's plans.
Oil shale company Viru Keemia Grupp is borrowing 150 million euros to build an oil plant, expand production and comply with environmental requirements.
Harju County Court has ruled in favor of extraditing to US authorities three Estonian citizens accused of hacking, Internet fraud and money laundering.
The founder of Russia’s highly successful Facebook-clone has fled the country along with his core technical team, and is looking for a new place to set up shop. That place should be Estonia, and our government should work hard to make it happen.
Estonian bomb disposal experts received internationally recognized certificates in the Estonian War Museum today, issued for the first time in the country.
Besides vaccinating children and younger people, pensioners should also consider vaccinations, says Kuulo Kutsar, an adviser at the Health Board.
In Estonia, the Soviet period was a full-on occupation, whereas in Ukraine, the situation is more complicated and could be described, to a certain extent, as a post-colonial state, a Ukrainian cultural analyst said - Russia has a patronizing attitude towards these regions and the locals themselves begin to believe that they need Russia.
The Cabinet today said it will withdraw 172 million euros in dividends from state-owned companies this year, 73 million euros more than in 2013.
The campaign for the European elections has gotten off to a relatively calm start, with only IRL standing out negatively with its forceful campaign, independent election watchdog group Valimiste Valvurid said.
Pedestrians involved in traffic accidents who weren't wearing a reflective device end up looking like they were at fault due to the way the Estonian media covers traffic accidents, a Tallinn University researcher found.
The Supreme Court today rejected an appeal by Anders Tsahkna, a former deputy mayor of Tallinn and former adviser to the minister of social affairs. Tsahkna was convicted of document falsification in early 2013.
The situation in Ukraine has presented new demands on Estonia's governance, internal security and military defense, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves noted at the meeting of the National Defense Council on Wednesday.
Reserves held by the Unemployment Insurance Fund swelled to 530 million euros at the end of last year and are expected to increase by 55 million this year.
EA7 Milan, home club of Estonia's highest ranked basketball player Kristjan Kangur, last night lost the fourth and final quarterfinals game against Maccabi Electra 86-66, sending Kangur's club out of the Euroleague tournament.
State-owned Tallinn airport announced last year's financial results, with profits increasing by 36 percent to five million euros while turnover also increased, by 3 percent to 30 million euros.
The first stage of Kultuurikatel (Tallinn Creative Hub) was opened on Wednesday, but the future of the rest of the complex is uncertain.
Graduating high school students began their final exams on Wednesday, with all 8,430 students having to navigate three exams.
Estonia has edged ahead one place in the World Economic Forum's Information Technology rankings and is now 21st in the world.
A Russian Federation law that simplifies citizenship for Russian-speaking people and their children who live in formerly Soviet-occupied areas will not result in large numbers of people switching citizenship, Estonian politicians say.
Increasing NATO's presence in the Blatic states is a signal to the Kremlin and indicates where the border between the West and Russia stands, said Gen. Ants Laaneots, former commander in chief of the Estonian Defense Forces.
A type of dairy product currently taking the world by storm is big in Estonia, too, and Farmi Köök's Greek yogurt was deemed good enough to win the country's best food prize handed out for the 20th time by the Estonian Association of Food Industry.
Former police anti-narcotics chief Jarek Pavlihhin has been cleared of revealing state secrets as the prosecution's appeal to overturn the ruling has been rejected by the Supreme Court. The ruling by the Tartu District Court is now finalized and not subject to new appeals.
A survey conducted among German companies operating in the Baltics showed that the job market is considered to be a sore spot in all three countries.
It's perhaps too early to herald a second major independent contender, but at least on social media, candidate number 185, Svetlana Ivnitskaja, 57, running as an independent for one of Estonia's six MEP seats, has been making waves.
Real estate prices have been soaring, prompting the central bank to caution against overoptimism.
Last week's train accident that took the lives of two people near Rassiku is placing some pressure on Elron's service of its routes, the company said.
The second annual Veterans Day began today with the unveiling of a monument in Paldiski to commemorate those men who have fallen in Estonian military missions abroad.
According to a Norwegian daily, former captain of the Estonian national football team Raio Piiroja has plead guilty to charges of tax evasion while playing football in Norway.
The central Asian nation of Kazakhstan will begin to divert its oil exports from Baltic ports to Georgia as a cost-cutting measure and partly due to business uncertainties in Russia.
Estonia's consciption-based reservist model has served it well, but would come up short in terms of rapid response, considering how Russian military capability has increased in recent years, a paper published by the International Center for Defense Studies concludes.
During the past 10 years, 100 people in Estonia have died after catching diseases which could have been prevented by a vaccination.
The parliamentary faction of Social Democrats want the parliament to discuss the candidate for the European Union Commissioner, while the Reform Party points to a possible conflict if the EC does not approve the candidate endorsed by the Estonian parliament.
The United States European Command announced today that it would bolster military presence in the Baltics by sending one airborne company to each country.