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.
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.
Tallinn's Municipal Engineering Services Department has asked the city for 900,000 euros from next year's budget to test concrete road coverings on a section of the city's streets.
Caving to pressure from interest groups, the Cabinet has scrapped a plan to significantly reduce the VAT deductions on company cars.
After a visit to Sweden last week, county officials are rethinking Rail Baltic, now saying the planned railroad should not bypass small rural towns.
Retired Estonian cross-country skier Andrus Veerpalu, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, has taken an adviser post for the season on Kazakhstan skier Alexey Poltoranin's team.
An Estonian who worked his way up through Statoil over 20 years is taking the helm of the Norwegian multinational fuel company's retail unit in Russia.
At a Narva summit called by Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, foreign ministers from the Nordic, Baltic and Visegrad countries condemned the Russian attack on Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and called for an EU observer mission in Ukraine.
Ida-Viru County, Estonia's majority ethnic Russian stronghold, remains strongly in Estonia's camp in the wake of the Russian military intervention in Crimea, says Tiit Vähi, a former prime minister who is an infuential businessman in Estonia's northeast.
Overall costs slipped 0.1 percent from January, and only rose 0.6 percent compared to February 2013. For a second straight month, the year-on-year price rise was a four-year low
The three parties that partnered up in Andrus Ansip's second administration will be involved in talks to form the next government, with the Center Party excluded in no uncertain terms, it emerged today after a meeting of the Reform Party's board.
Discussions at the Rail Baltic trilateral working group level are stuck, ETV is reporting, with the Lithuanian side lacking authority to discuss the Estonian compromise of a spur to connect Vilnius to the high-speed rail line linking the Baltics with Berlin.
Presdient Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Evelin Ilves met Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in a trip to the G7 nation today.
A Tunisian man is facing a relatively long prison sentence for murder and physical abuse in the death of his Estonian wife last June 26.
Estonia’s 2-0 victory Wednesday night over Gibraltar was a notable European first. The national football team became the first ever to play a professional-level match against all 53 fellow members of the UEFA.
Speaker Ene Ergma (IRL) has criticized the Reform Party's candidate for prime minister, Siim Kallas, for allegedly contemplating a coalition with the Social Democrats rather than with IRL, Reform's current partner.
Already reeling from the Russian decision to suspend fish imports after inspections, Estonian fish producers were dealt another blow by the crisis in Ukraine, another important export market. Companies are now looking to western markets instead, a daily reported.
In this subtitled segment originally aired on Sunday night, ETV's Astrid Kannel traveled between two cities in Crimea, checking in at a base surrounded by insignia-less Russian forces.
Lovers and learners of the Estonian language should set reminders for March 14 at 10:30, when the seventh annual dictation contest will be held on Vikerraadio.
The ratification document for the Estonian-Russian border treaty signed on February 18 now heads to Parliament, where leading MPs say it will be discussed promptly.
Six more F-15 fighter planes landed at Šiauliai air base in Lithuania at 14:00 today in the strongest physical signal of support for NATO's eastern allies following Russia's move on Crimea.
With a daily reporting that Estonia is looking to acquire 100 million euros of infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers from the Netherlands, military adviser Leo Kunnas says the current step should instead be to invest in battle tanks, something the country currently lacks.
A nearly hour-long television documentary aired Wednesday night on Swedish public television, SVT. If there's a saving grace for Estonians, it's that it paints a universally bleak picture of the pro skiing circuit in the 2000s: if the claims are accepted at face value, everyone was doping.
ETV's Astrid Kannel has received positive notice in recent months for her dispatches from breaking news locations from the Maidan to Simferopol.
As the search for a new government goes ahead, Reform Party member Kristen Michal said he sees possibilities for cooperation with both the Social Democrats and IRL.
The risk of a civil war over Crimea is a concern, but several policy analysts and officials have expressed worry over the crisis cooling and hardening.
The total profits for the business sector last year reached 3.1 billion euros, 5 percent more than the year prior, and the most current in a now four-year string of rising profits.
Transmission system operators Elering and Fingrid are set to open the undersea EstLink 2 cable today, increasing power connectivity between Estonia and Finland sufficiently to allow them to be considered a single electricity market region.
The Center Party member who was the only MP to vote against Parliament's condemnation of Russia's Crimean invasion says the discussion was a "colossal waste of time" and that he would prefer to focus on domestic issues.
Audio of a private conversation between Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and European Commission Vice-President Catherine Ashton has been posted on YouTube today, causing the EU more consternation about phone leaks and a scramble to counter possible misinterpretations.
In a special session, the Parliament today approved a motion in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine and stressing the need to send international observers into Ukraine immediately.
Veteran politician and public intellectual Marju Lauristin blasted Center Party leader Edgar Savisaar for comments made on Ukraine, saying he was abandoning his Popular Front roots for something indistinguishable from a revanchist Russian stance.
The Estonian Foreign Ministry has officially opened its annual Estonia-themed quiz. Winners of "Estonia Quiz 2014" can win a grand prize of a trip for two to Estonia.
Commenting on his earlier remarks, Mayor of Tallinn and head of the Center Party Edgar Savisaar today elaborated that "thugs" are not in power in Ukraine, but helped the current cabinet to take charge.
Douglas J. Feith, who served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy for United States for President George W. Bush, and now a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, writes that if Vladimir Putin's gamble works in Ukraine, the Russian leader might be tempted to directly take on the Baltic states, and 'perceive a rare opportunity to wreck NATO.'
Estonia opened a new consulate last week to serve Estonians with a legitimate status inside the United States.