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.
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.
The tech site Gizmodo has profiled one of the more evocative locations in Estonia, Rummu quarry.
Estonia's version of the freedom to roam just became clearer and more liberal, with sections of the Environment Code on everyman's right entering force today.
Estonia's second city, Tartu, now has a electric powered bicycle rental service.
Three Javelin missiles were shot in a demonstration at the central military training area near Tapa on Tuesday - with both the Defense Minister and the Commander in Chief of the Defense Forces watching - ahead of a deal for Estonia to buy 80 such systems.
The popular trad band Zetos performed on Saturday night at the country's premier folk music/crossover festival in Viljandi.
The recording of the English-language debate between European Parliament - organized and moderated by the British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce and the Baltic News Service - is now available for viewing.
A man charged with riding a bus in Pärnu without a ticket when he was actually in Beijing took his case to court, since the institutions involved refused to admit their mistake.
ERR's sports chief Marko Kaljuveer was sacked last week, for preferring larger sporting events, such as the football World Cup and the Tour de France, to small tournaments with Estonian athletes. ERR News's opinionated sports editors debated the subject over Skype as the public broadcaster's supervisory board was meeting today - inconclusively, as it turned out - to address the tensions that have flared around the subject.
Darla, Tallinn Zoo's Amur leopard, is resting comfortably with offspring after giving birth to two male cubs last night.
As a guide to readers who are following Estonia at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, we have compiled a schedule of the events in which the nation's athletes are competing.
With the prospect of a medal-less Winter Games looming for Estonia, we have decided to take a look back at how the country has fared in previous Winter Olympics competitions since re-independence.
As of today, the ERR News site has a new section where readers can find all of our coverage of the 22nd Winter Olympics in one place.
Among the controversial revelations in former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates's newly-published memoirs is one that will resonate in Estonia and any other country that supported the Eastern Partnership outreach efforts.
Former Commander in Chief of the Estonian Defense Forces, retired general Ants Laaneots, has said that Moscow is frightened of NATO forces being deployed near its borders and the possible collapse of the nation.
Toomas Alatalu, a historian and former MP who is now a member of the Social Democratic Party, says the scale of regional conflict in the Middle East and Africa makes Baltic concerns about Russia trivial.
While well above the norm temperature-wise, December 2013 will not go into the record books.
Prosecutors announced that the doctor who admitted prescribing EPO for athletes over a 12-year period will not face charges as the statute of limitations has expired.
A ramp leading to the a car deck of the Tallink Star, leaving Helsinki for Tallinn, collapsed on Thursday evening damaging four trucks.
Postal service Eesti Post has stepped up its activity for the Christmas season. It is having to sort through 10,000 parcels a day, with a 700 percent increase from Chinese online stores this year.
Following a call by the Latvian president for international experts to evaluate buildings, a Finnish-based Estonian civil engineer has warned of design flaws in other supermarket buildings throughout the region.
UK Defense Minister Philip Hammond will arrive in Estonia for a visit this evening to sign a military cooperation agreement.
A Land Cruiser took the direct route down from Harju Hill today around noon in an effort to shake police pursuers.
Police descended on the Defense Ministry in central Tallinn after a man committed suicide in one of the buildings in the complex.
Legislators voted down the opposition party's plan to move the higher-education-level public service academy to predominantly ethnically Russian northeastern Estonia, with only 29 of a total possible 101 MPs voting in favor.
After concerns were raised that the never-completely-finalized border between Estonia and Russia is not properly marked and guarded, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas has assured that additional funds will be found to improve oversight.
The World Food Moscow exhibition has drawn three Estonian companies, but many have stayed away due to the import ban on EU food products.
A poll by daily Postimees taken among Estonians on the question of independence for Scotland from the United Kingdom gives the Yes camp a 2 percent lead.
The city of Tallinn's war on public drinking continues to generate fodder for a colorful sideshow, with some of the brand-new signs denoting outdoor drinking areas going missing and a city official alleging a national government plot.
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said the captured counterintelligence official Eston Kohver's decision to waive hired lawyers means that objective information and Estonia's reactions to developments will no longer reach Kohver until a consul is again allowed to meet him.
Although the Government Office issued a statement yesterday saying the coalition had agreed on the budget, the Social Democratic Minister of Education and Research, Jevgeni Ossinovski, said that was premature.
Reform Party MP Kaja Kallas said the lack of a functioning bond market means small and medium size (SME) businesses have a hard time finding capital.
Every fifth person in Estonia lives in relative poverty and a 329 euro per household guaranteed income would be enough to tackle poverty, a European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) report said.
Parliament will soon again tackle the issue of allowing non-citizens who are permanent residents of Estonia to acquire land near the border, something they are currently barred from doing, uudised.err.ee reported.
The Estonian counterintelligence official Eston Kohver, who is being held in the Lefortovo prison in Moscow, said he does not want two high-profile lawyers hired by the Estonian state to help him battle espionage charges, according to media reports.
Cargo volumes moving along Estonia's railways are predicted to drop by a quarter, continuing a trend that began in 2007.
A bill to lower the voting age to 16 at local elections, which is currently under debate in Parliament, would have little affect on election results, says Tallinn University political science professor Anu Toots.
Latvian Public Television (LTV) said the Russian Embassy in Riga is seeking volunteers to fight in Ukraine for the separatists.
The fate of the nation's public defense academy, founded in 1992 and one of the few major institutions not to be modeled on a 1930s predecessor, is being decided this week in Parliament. The Sisekaitseakadeemia - which styles itself the Academy of Security Sciences - has been considered for a move to northeastern Estonia in the past few years. Jüri Saar, a Tartu criminology professor and a member of the initiative to form the national conservative Free Party, says doing so would not bolster security or the local economy and would hurt academic quality.
The Reform Party-Social Democrat coaltion in the Estonian Parliament has reached an agreement over the size of next year's state budget, which is predicted to increase by 0.5 billion euros to 8.5 billion.
MPs were reimbursed for more than 500,000 euros spent in the first six months of 2014, a daily reported.
A meeting of Estonian and Russian border guards on the case of the captured ISS official Eston Kohver again ended without an agreement on Tuesday.
The world's largest 3D printer manufacturer, Stratasys, signed a deal to buy GrabCAD, an Estonian-founded startup, on Tuesday.
IRL MP Juhan Parts, who has been put forward as the party's top candidate for the 2015 elections, said at a press conference Tuesday that he will not resort to political sweet talk.
Six Estonian soldiers took part in the first-ever Invictus games in the UK, winning three medals.
The University of Tartu rose and the Tallinn University of Technology fell in the latest QS World University Rankings.
Head of the ruling Reform Party faction in Parliament, Kristen Michal, said the news that Juhan Parts is poised to lead IRL at the upcoming elections means the party is moving back to the political platform of Res Publica, which merged with the Pro Patria Union in 2006 to create IRL.
The constant flow of people bringing goods in small quantities from Russia to Estonia has reversed, as Russians living near the Estonian border have began shopping here after the sanctions.
Free food is being given away in Tallinn on Wednesday, and unlike past giveaways, it's not a party's campaign stunt.
Tallinn University political scientist Tõnis Saarts said IRL chairman Urmas Reinsalu's idea to make Juhan Parts the front man for the parliamentary elections next year is less risky considering the alternatives.
Economic Affairs Minister Urve Palo said she is disappointed that the state-owned Port of Tallinn did not participate in a procurement to provide domestic ferry services, with only the current providers submitting an offer.
Police stopped a vehicle on Sunday in northeast Estonia which was driven by a 10-year-old girl, whose father sat in the passenger seat drunk.
Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said Denmark will come to the aid of Estonia if the territory of the nation is violated.