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.
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 we approach the 20th anniversary of the worst peacetime shipping disaster in the nation's history, ETV's “Pealtnägija” has spoken to two Swedish rescue workers who helped save dozens of passengers and crew members of the Estonia, which took the lives of 852 people.
On September 18, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and author Christopher Frayling met at the Tallinn TV Tower for an armchair discussion on how film - in this case Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" - presaged many technological advances in real life.
Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) was a primary channel for television and multimedia coverage of US President Barack Obama's visit to Estonia. The ERR News live blog rounded up the day's action, sights and sounds.
The Royal Danish Air Force today handed over the Baltic Air Policing Mission at Ämari over to the Germans.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said people living in Estonia should not be divided, and in the current climate, we should embrace each other instead of neglecting our fellow citizens.
The irregularly held ChiliFest was held this Sunday in Tallinn, with a pair of Swedish newcomers claiming the people's choice award with a classic purist's Texas chili and Texas Honky Tonk winning hottest bowl. The judges' best overall went to "Rob's Black Bean Chili."
The annual Festival of Opinion Culture is being held today and Saturday in Paide.
ERR News wrote about new local craft beers last week, but missed one from an internationally well-known brewery on the other side of the world that got its start in rural Saaremaa.
The Tondiraba Ice Arena is now open for business, and hosted the Tallinn Cup basketball tournament over the last few days.
NGO the Estonian Islamic Congregation currently only accepts members from seven NGOs, all based on ethnic groups, but not Estonians or Russians.
The past few weeks have seen many top Estonian footballers change clubs, with the most notable examples being Frank Liivak and Henri Anier.
Erasmus exchange students of the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu have demonstrated that it is possible to fully take over the control of commercial drones.
ERR and the University of Tartu have launched a voting advice website where people can discover their position in the political landscape for upcoming elections.
Former foreign minister and current MEP Urmas Paet said the next few weeks will be very bloody in Ukraine.
The Silicon Valley-based American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz leads a new 51.65-million-euro investment round in the Estonian-founded, London-based, money transfer firm TransferWise.
The US Army in Europe will soon send a team to scout locations in eastern Europe, including the Baltics, for locations to store tanks and other military equipment.
The resort town of Haapsalu on the west coast of Estonia held a Scottish festival this weekend.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has condemned the Russian-supported separatist attack in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Saturday morning, where dozens of civilians were killed.
Estonia's third largest city, Narva, has a new factory, with Russian paint manufacturer Emlak opening a three-million-euro plant, creating 80 jobs.
Separatists fighting the Ukrainian government could have enough manpower and weapons to fill their ambitions, says Mayor Annti Viljaste, a lecturer at the Estonian National Defense College.
The Reform Party, social democrats and the IRL have all said that they will not cooperate with the Center Party after the March elections, regardless of who leads it.
Estonian Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on Friday, with both sides saying relations are good.
Over the next six months, three new Estonian feature films, one animation and 10 documentaries will premiere in the cinemas.
Authorities in Estonia confiscated 481 counterfeit euro bills in 2014, more than double the 192 found a year earlier. That figure was 202 in 2012.
EU member states agree that something needs to be done about Russian propaganda, but are far from reaching a consensus on what form the counter-measures should take. The Baltics are planning a pan-European EU-funded TV channel, but experts say that a more varied approach is needed.
Russian authorities confiscate tens or hundreds of kilograms of food each day at the Ivangorod border checkpoint, just across the river from Narva, a Russian site reported.
Authorities were forced to use a 100-meter passenger ferry to transport a critical patient from Hiiumaa to the mainland for an emergency operation during the night as all emergency helicopters were grounded due to bad weather.
The pullback of Ukrainian forces from the Donetsk airport does not mean the separatists can restore and begin to use the airport, says Martin Hurt, the deputy head of the International Center for Defense and Security in Tallinn.
The Estonian Jewish Center has asked the government for 40,000 euros to beef up security at its school and synagogue.
A comparative analysis done by Statistics Estonia shows that only 39 percent of marriageable age Estonians are married. This is the lowest figure in the EU.
One of Estonia's best-known sci-fi, fantasy and crime writers, Indrek Hargla, says he is pulling out of the writers' union because he feels its policies are diluting the national culture.
Larger hotels and venues in the capital have rejected attempts by pro-Kremlin NGO Impressum to book a venue for its next meeting, due to be held today, and event organizers have been forced to hold the meeting in Maardu, a town east of Tallinn.
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas has welcomed the decision by the alliance to set up staff elements in the Baltics.
A poll conducted by TNS Emor for the daily Postimees has found that the results for the four major parliamentary parties remain at about the same proportions, but two additional parties on the right side of the spectrum could pick up seats.
The Estonian interior ministry confirmed today that Giulietto Chiesa, a former communist and pro-Kremlin Italian member of the European Parliament, would be able to return to Estonia without restrictions as the previous entry ban will not be extended. He was sent out of the country in December for violating an entry ban.
ETV's “Pealtnägija” has revealed a scheme to by-pass strict mining laws and allow people to dig up sand and other resources, used in construction, cheap. The scheme, which is still legal, could provide materials for the Rail Baltic track, resulting in dug-up landscape in some areas of the country.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said at the press conference in Moscow on Wednesday that the reason behind Barack Obama's Estonia visit last September was to annoy Russians, rather than friendly bilateral relationship between USA and Estonia.
The annual European Sauna Marathon, the 6th of its kind, will take place on February 22 in Estonian winter capital Otepää. The registration opened today and sauna enthusiasts can sign up for the challenge until February 10.
The newly opened purpose-built Estonian Embassy building in Beijing will compete at the local architecture competition.