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.
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.
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 the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna is approaching, ERR News staff chose their favorite Estonian Eurovision songs of all time.
Arvo Pärt's composer concert in the German capital was performed in front of a full house on Tuesday night.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves who concluded his four-day state visit to the country, said that Europe needs the example set by Germany – its leading role in upholding the finances of Europe and foreign policies.
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas and Minister of Foreign Affairs Keit Pentus-Rosimannus participated in the fourth summit of the European Union and Eastern Partnership (EaP) states in the Latvian capital Riga and called for more support for Estonia's eastern allies.
IRL's Vice-Chairman Jaak Aaviksoo was today elected as the new rector of Tallinn University of Technology (TUT).
Today, over 100,000 people are expected to participate in a cleanup day in Kosovo and tens of thousands in Albania as part of the global civic movement Let’s Do It! World Cleanup, which was originally conceived in Estonia.
According to latest statistics, the emigration from the country slowed down last year and decreased by 30 percent.
The 7th Tallinn Flower Festival opens tonight beside the Medieval town walls around the picturesque Tower's Square (Tornide väljak).
Since the announcement of the European Commission's (EC) plan to introduce migrant quotas for all member states, Estonian social media is rife with debate. The discussion has already been called “Cohabitation Act vol. 2”, in a reference to passed civil partnership bill which split the society last year.
Annual mine countermeasure exercise Open Spirit commenced in Estonian territorial waters this week. The exercise brings together mine countermeasure units from Europe and North America to conduct real-world operations to detect and neutralize deep sea mines from the two world wars.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves is paying a state visit to Germany this week, accompanied by a 40-strong business delegation.
The European Environment Agency's latest bathing water quality report finds that Europe's water has become cleaner.
Estonia-based international chambers of commerce teams will come together for the 6th football tournament on May 23.
Over two dozen Estonian festivals, including Black Nights Film Festival, Prima Vista International Literary Festival and Viljandi Folk Music Festival, have been awarded an EFFE label that marks Europe's finest festivals of 2015-2016.
The smart border crossing management service GoSwift has won the 2015 Transport Achievement Award by the International Transport Forum (ITF).
HKScan Estonia, Estonia’s largest meat and food processing company, operating under brand names Rakvere and Tallegg, has gained approval to begin exporting chilled and frozen poultry to Hong Kong.
The European Network Against Racism (ENAR), an EU-wide network of NGOs standing up against racism and discrimination and advocating for equality and solidarity for all in Europe, has published its latest report on racist crimes and incidents on the continent. Estonia is mentioned few times, but proper data is lacking because the country does not properly record racially motivated crimes.
Russian veterinary officials tranquilized a group of monkeys, originally from Tallinn Zoo, and left at least one baboon dead at the Yalta's Skazka Zoo in the occupied territory of Ukraine, the Moscow Times reported.
A novel molecular genetic analysis evaluates the impact of river restoration activities on brown trout populations in Estonia, demonstrating that one of the most highly priced fish species among fisherman readily benefits from the restoration of spawning grounds by volunteers.
A former TV-personality-turned-MP Mihkel Raud has declared his support for former Minister of Education Jevgeni Ossinovski as prospective party leader of the Social Democrats, voicing opinions that the party needs a leader who dares to speak up.
According to Tarmo Mutso, Director of the Tourism Board of Enterprise Estonia (EAS), the fact that most tourists currently fail to visit Estonia outside of Tallinn is not a reason for worry. However, as the number of Russian and Finnish tourists traveling to Estonia is showing signs of decline, EAS has had to direct its attention toward Sweden.
On Monday evening, tens of thousands of Estonians enjoyed a basketball championship final between old rivals Kalev/Cramo and TÜ/Rock. But one young man's experience was ruined when the dance troupe came on for one last time.
Local governments can apply for support from the 6.5 million-euro European Social Fund (ESF) grant to create new nursery school places or support childcare for children under the age of seven, the Ministry of Social Affairs announced.
The government-owned passenger train operator Elron announced on May 19 that it is planning to purchase a new fleet of inter-city trains.
Taking place from May 21 to 23, this year's Tartu Indiefest is set to host alternative artists from Estonia, Austria, Sweden and England.
Estonia's first satellite, the ESTCube-1, successfully reached the end of its mission yesterday when it stopped working after just over two years in space.
The 2015 Estonian Composers Festival (EHF) is set to host four renowned contemporary ensembles from May 22 to 29. This year's festival takes place in both Tallinn and Tartu, with an increasingly international program. The festival's composers are Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes and the world-famous Italian composer Ivan Fedele.
This year's Estonia's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest successfully passed the semi-final on Tuesday evening.
A newly published study shows how Estonian 8-12 year-olds are tensely occupied with school, hobbies and computers, but critical of the education system and themselves.
Estonian daily Eesti Päevaleht wrote today that while Estonia conducted its largest ever military maneuvers 'Siil', which saw 13,000 soldiers, reservists and allied troops practicing the defense of the country, Defense Minister Sven Mikser was on holiday.