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.
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.
On Monday, the Board of Directors of the Estonian Social Democratic Party (SDE) endorsed President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor as the party’s candidate for Estonia’s next president, while Pro Patria and Res Publica Union’s (IRL) Board of Directors and Parliamentary Group decided to submit Chancellor of Justice Allar Jõks to the party’s extended board for endorsement.
The Estonian Writers’ Union confirmed that well-known Estonian author and translator Ellen Niit has died. Niit, who was married to likewise well-known Estonian author Jaan Kross from 1958 until Kross' death in 2007, would have celebrated her 88th birthday in July.
Estonian state-owned airline Nordica is not planning on flying to London due to the route’s high cost, and while the carrier currently still offers two flights per week in each direction between Tallinn and Paris, Nordica CEO Jaan Tamm admitted that it may not be canceled without warning, but Paris is not the most reasonable route for the airline to maintain.
Invited by Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, Prince Andrew, Duke of York is scheduled to arrive in Estonia shortly, where he will be giving the opening keynote at tech conference Latitude59, to be held in Tallinn from May 31 to June 1.
The Conservative People’s Party of Estonia’s (EKRE) Council, who recently convened in Järvakandi, found it was important that the party have its own candidate in Estonia’s presidential race this summer, and so it proposed that EKRE’s upcoming June 12 convention nominate party chairman Mart Helme as its presidential candidate.
With the growth of e-commerce, the number of offenses committed online is on the rise. Prefect Kristian Jaani of the Estonian police’s North Prefecture said that the authorities received four to five notifications of fraud and fraudulent conduct every day.
The Riigikogu’s State Budget Control Select Committee will begin looking into the National Audit Office’s report on the circumstances of national carrier Estonian Air’s demise and the development of the new state-owned airline company NAG/Nordica.
The main part of the 2016 U.S. European forces’ “Saber Strike” exercises will take place in Estonia. While the troops currently moving towards the Baltic States from Germany will train tactical movements on the way as well, a staff exercise will begin in Tapa already on Tuesday.
Two young Pärnu residents recently opened Estonia’s first packaging-free store, where customers buying groceries and cosmetics must bring along their own appropriate bottles, jars, baggies or containers from home. If anyone forgets, however, they can purchase a container from the store if needed.
A round table at the Ministry of Justice included discussion on how to make legal aid more accessible to Estonian residents. An additional 700,000 euros has been allocated to improving access to first-tier legal counseling.
Armored units from the US Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment began their motorized journey from Vilseck, Germany to Estonia and the other Baltic States in order to participate in the annual US Army Europe (USAREUR) military exercise Saber Strike, which will be held across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in June.
The Estonian Government approved and forwarded a bill to the Riigikogu which, among other changes meant to facilitate the increased recruitment of foreign workers and specialists, will require employers to pay foreign employees the average Estonian salary at minimum, a decrease from current wage requirements.
This summer, NATO troops may begin using Swedish territory, as the Swedish Riksdag ratified the Host Nation Support Agreement with NATO on Wednesday, a step agreed upon already at NATO’s 2014 Wales Summit.
Lithuanian company Transaviabaltika won the tender of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications to operate subsidized flights between the Estonian islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa and the mainland.
Tartu Deputy Mayor Kajar Lember, who is suspected in repeatedly taking bribes, resigned from the office of deputy mayor and the supervisory boards of all firms connected with the city on Thursday. He left the Social Democratic Party (SDE) on Friday.
Patriot missiles were needed in the Baltic States to deter a potential Russian invasion, Estonia's defense chief Lt. Gen. Riho Terras told the Financial Times in an interview.
Estonia's Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kristen Michal supports the proposal of the European Commission’s Vice President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip to do away with geoblocking in the EU, as it would ensure Estonians’ access to e-commerce throughout the union.
Parliamentary Group Chairman Kadri Simson confirmed that the removal of convicted criminals Priit Toobal and Lauri Laasi from the ranks of the Center Party is still an item on the agenda, however it has yet to be officially registered as party chairman Edgar Savisaar refuses to allow it.
The Animation Generation team, whose stop-motion animation project aims to bring Estonian-American children's connections to their families' homeland to life, continued on from the American Midwest to the project’s West Coast debut with workshops in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
According to Tartu University Clinic (TÜK) Executive Board member Mart Einasto, the number of births in Valga and Põlva has long since been too low to continue providing obstetric care at their hospitals. Both hospitals are at risk of losing 24-hour emergency care as well.
A wildfire which broke out in southern Valga County, near the Latvian border, on Wednesday spread to 45 hectares, or approximately 111 acres, but those fighting the blaze have confirmed that the fire is now under control and is not expected to spread any further.
After meeting in Saaremaa on Monday to discuss preparations for the upcoming NATO summmit in Warsaw, Estonian Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso and his Latvian and Lithuanian counterparts traveled to Tbilisi, where Hanso met with various Georgian officials and visited the Georgian Cyber Security Bureau.
Ukrainian Air Force pilot and Verkhovna Rada Deputy Nadiya Savchenko was pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin, released and returned to Ukrainian soil on Wednesday in exchange for two Russian nationals pardoned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
The Center Party’s Board of Directors chose Tõnis Mölder to replace Priit Toobal as the party’s representative to the Estonian Supervisory Committee on Party Financing (ERJK).
The South District Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that the Central Criminal Police detained Tartu Deputy Mayor Kajar Lember (SDE) under suspicion of repeatedly taking bribes. The prosecutor’s office also confirmed that Tartu City Government offices were searched in relation to this criminal case.
President of the Riigkogu and member of the Social Democratic Party (SDE) Eiki Nestor announced that he has decided to run for president in the upcoming election. According to Nestor, the SDE should endorse his candidacy sometime during the next two weeks.
Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the European Court of Human Rights this afternoon, Bulgaria will symbolically pass the chairmanship of the Council of Europe (CoE) on to Estonia, after which the Bulgarian flag in Broglie Square will be lowered and replaced with the Estonian tricolor.
MP Oudekki Loone was confirmed as the Center Party’s new secretary general during the party’s Board of Directors meeting yesterday.
One or two of five options currently on the table, the Estonian state is currently weighing the possibility of getting rid of its current system of county governments in favor of four to six regional administrations. The decision must wait until at least June, however, when they expect to receive the results and associated proposals of an audit currently underway.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves congratulated Alexander Van der Bellen on his election as President of Austria. The president and president-elect have in common that they were both born into families that had to escape from Estonia because of war and violence.