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.
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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.
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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.
Omar is an Afghan who worked for the Estonian army. When he concluded his work, he claimed asylum wishing to come to Estonia. Last week it was discovered he is studying in India in not too good conditions and still seeking assistance from individual Estonians. Abdul Turay writes why he turned down Omar's request.
Nõmme Kalju leapfrogged FC Flora into first place on Monday in Estonia's top football division, but the top three are separated by only two points after 20 rounds.
Health and Labor Minister Rannar Vassiljev said he will come out with proposals on how to regulate the growing number of medical doctors from outside the EU, who are working in Estonia.
The government has drawn up a bill which will further limit where smoking is allowed.
A company which owns Noa and Oko, both in the Estonian top 10 by best restaurant rankings, earned 350,000 euros in profit last year, quadrupling turn-over to 2.7 million euros compared to 2013.
A bomb disposal unit was called out on Friday when a local hunter found five unexploded shells.
State-owned companies have paid a total of 4.9 million euros in sponsorship deals in the past five years, a study by the Ministry of Finance found.
According to data from Euromonitor, Estonia is in the global top 20 for chocolate consumption per capita.
Thousands of people flocked to the southern Estonian city of Viljandi over the weekend, to enjoy music and atmosphere at the Viljandi Folk Music Festival.
Archeologists have marked around 40 sites on the proposed Rail Baltic high-speed rail track, and are currently examining certain places to determine the archeological worth of the sites.
With arguably Estonia's most important presidential elections around a year away, the campaign is yet to kick off. But few front runners have already emerged.
Tallinn-based casino operator Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) purchased 10 casinos in Riga and 10 in smaller cities of Latvia, by acquiring Latvian casino operator SIA Garkalns.
Estonia will face Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece and Cyprus on the road to the 2018 football World Cup. The Estonian Football Association announced on the day of the draw that head coach Magnus Pehrsson's contract will be extended until the end of 2017, when the qualifying process ends.
Health and Labor Minister Rannar Vassiljev said he is positive that Kohta-Järve and the employment office will solve the unemployment crisis which hit Northeast Estonia after over 600 recent sackings, including 426 with fertilizer producer Nitrofert.
The cleaning crew at the Ataturk Airport found a bomb threat letter on a Turkish Airlines flight which had just arrived from Tallinn on Wednesday evening.
Viljandi Folk Music Festival is transforming the otherwise quiet southern Estonian city of Viljandi into center of folk lovers from across Europe and elsewhere.
Defense Minister Sven Mikser said, looking back at the defense developments within last year, that the expansion of Estonia’s national defenses has passed a number of milestones that increase the country’s security.
Estonian football team Nõmme Kalju lost its second leg match against Vaduz of Liechtenstein 2-0 in Tallinn on Thursday evening, losing 5-1 on aggregate and saying goodbye to international club competition for this year.
Reform Party head, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said the coalition agreement can always be improved, adding that he is not very optimistic on Social Democrat proposals which bring tax hikes.
More Estonians than ever are using debit cards to make payments, instead of cash.
In an interview with Eesti Päevaleht, Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand said that no one is under the illusion that kidnapped Estonian security official Eston Kohver will be cleared by Russian authorities.
Former oligarch and political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky said there are three regions where Russia can start a full-blown war – Ukraine, the Baltic states or in the Middle East.
On July 23, 1940, the acting US Secretary of State, Sumner Welles, issued a declaration that condemned the Soviet Union’s aggression against Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
US paratroopers currently training in Estonia and members of the Estonian Defense League conducted a parachute jump exercise from Black Hawk UH60 helicopters at Nurmsi Airfield on Thursday.
Commenting on a string of proposals by the Social Democrats to alter the coalition agreement, Reform Party Cabinet minister Jürgen Ligi said nothing will turn for the better if one of the coalition members begins to mock the agreement.
Last year the state, and state institutions, conducted 9,107 procurements in Estonia, worth a total of 4.3 billion euros, the most ever.
Estonia produced 42 percent less electricity in June compared to the same month in 2014.
The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board is in a process of forming a dedicated cyber crime unit to deal with crimes that target information technology.
New Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand said Estonia will also reopen ratification of the Russian-Estonian border treaty in the fall after Russia said it will begin discussing the treaty on parliament level in November.
Estonian government has initiated a development of what it calls a Global Estonia network, to boost exports and bring more investement to Estonia.