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.
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.
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.
The University of Tartu (UT) celebrates its 96th anniversary today, December 1, with the traditional ceremony, torch-light procession and a ball.
The decision to suspend Edgar Savisaar from the mayor's office pending criminal investigation against him was finalized today as the Supreme Court decided not to proceed with the appeal launched by Savisaar's lawyer Oliver Nääs.
Problems arising from mass migration to Estonia only exists in the heads of people and isolation from the rest of the world poses a far bigger problem for our security, says former defense minister and current Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Sven Mikser.
The Estonian gang that targeted jewelers in Leeds in a million pound raid were stopped after one of the members was captured by passers-by, the West Yorkshire Police reported.
A number of former politicians who were automatically ejected form the Center Party after being found guilty at a criminal trial, could return after the party removed the clause of automatic expulsion.
The three parties in power said an Edgar Savisaar-led Center Party will stay in opposition as Savisaar insulted the progress made by Estonia, other parties and the legal system, and praised Russian politicians, in a speech at the party's congress on Sunday, where he was reelected to lead the party.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas laid flowers at the Bataclan theater, where 89 people lost their lives in the Paris terror attacks on November 13.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, commenting on statements made by Center Party Chairman Edgar Savisaar on the Estonian legal system, said Savisaar wants to turn Estonia into an Oblast, an administrative unit in Russia.
How to prepare for crises like snowstorms, forest fires, floods, earthquakes, and industrial and traffic accidents? Scientists at Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) have created a simulation system for professionals to carry out computer-based trainings. The system was created in cooperation with scientists from 15 EU nations, as well as Israel and several private and public sector organizations.
Center Party MP and fresh deputy chairman Siret Kotka said ISS (the Internal Security Service) has placed its agents in the party. She said one was Ivor Onksion, who played a part in a recent trial involving party MPs Priit Toobal and Lauri Laasi. Both were found guilty and ejected from the Parliament.
The gusts of strong winds that hit Estonian shores in the early hours topped at 31.4 meters per second, met office reports. Ferry services between the mainland and islands have been largely suspended and Baltic Queen, which runs between Estonian and Finland, hit a dock in Helsinki.
Parliament parties have sent their vision on how to spend 6.5 million euros earmarked for distribution by each party as seen fit.
The Center Party is ruled by the person who is responsible for Tallinn government and the city's budget, as that is one of the main sources of income for the party, Evelyn Sepp, a former Center Party MP who took on Savisaar, said.
Two young swimmers suffered serious injuries in two separate accidents involving starting blocks at Aura Open Cup competition in Tartu.
Center Party Chairman Edgar Savisaar has a slight advantage in the party's new leadership board, which points to internal battles set to continue, says University of Tartu political science professor Vello Pettai.
The 19th Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) came to a close on Friday evening with a black carpet gala in Nordea Concert Hall.
Edgar Savisaar beat main rival Kadri Simson in the party leadership election on Sunday evening. Savisaar won the vote of 541 delegates, to Simson's 486, from a total of 1,051.
Estonian liberal MEP Kaja Kallas agrees that belonging to a well-known family has been a bonus, but notes she moved up the ladder as a lawyer by herself. As the deputy chair of the ruling Estonia’s Reform Party, she says “people are generally happy” about the way the party handles things, but admits that she had expected Taavi Rõivas, the party leader and Estonian PM, to include more women in the Cabinet. Kallas kindly agreed to answer some questions for ERR News.
At its Sunday congress, the Center Party voted near-unanimously to change its own statutes, deleting a rule which expels any party member who receives a guilty criminal verdict in a court. This will allow party secretary general Priit Toobal and former MP Lauri Laasi to stay in the party, having received a finalized guilty court decision last week.
According to the met office, the storms about to reach Estonia will bring high winds of up to 28 meters per second on Saturday, and gusts of up to 30 meters per second on Monday.
Former Estonian PM and economy minister Juhan Parts said decisions taken on Estonian Air were in the interests of the state. He is blamed by the opposition forces of driving national carrier Estonian Air into bankruptcy.
Estonian-Russian border treaty finalization could be helped along with more trust, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at an event in Moscow where, among others, new Estonian Ambassador to Moscow, Arti Hilpus, presented his credentials.
With average salary having risen 7-8 percent in 12 months, higher inflation is just around the corner, with purchasing power rise set to stall, said Estonia's biggest private bank, Swedbank.
Russia's plan to extend its gas link Nord Stream that helps to bypass traditional transit routes through Ukraine and other Eastern European countries, is not in EU's interests, 10 European nations, Estonia among them, said in a letter to the European Commission.
Terror organization the Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh, has listed 60 nations, which it says are in a global coalition against it. Estonia is also on that list.
The Estonian government has no plans to impose a plastic bag tax to decrease use of plastic bags, and plans to work with shopkeepers to change habits of clients instead.
A US-based travel blog has compiled a list of the 10 most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers. Estonian, Finnish and Hungarian are the only European languages on the list, placed fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.
The state knowingly stripped national carrier Estonian Air of many of its assets before a decision by the European Commission condemned the company into bankruptcy said Jüri Sirel, head of an Estonian Bar Association committee on insolvency.
Estonian Ambassador to Moscow Arti Hilpus handed over his credentials to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. He said there are positive signs in the relations between the two nations.
Culture Minister Indrek Saar presented Helen Sildna with the Citizen of the Year 2015 award in a ceremony at the Estonian History Museum. Sildna was chosen from 21 candidates nominated for the award.