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.
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.
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.
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.
The nation woke up to find that the much-anticipated snow-clouds had finally arrived and covered almost the entire country with a shiny white blanket. The snowfall was heaviest in northeastern Estonia, the islands are yet to get their share of the white stuff.
A Pessimist's Guide to the World in 2015, put together by Bloomberg News, suggests that the Baltics may become one of the geopolitical flashpoints.
Eurobarometer survey shows that Estonians continue to worry about jobs and social security, but show little concern for crime and terrorism.
The cost of housing rapidly rocketed upwards in Estonia in the summer, as the Dwelling Price Index jumped by 4.1 percent from the second to the third quarter, and by 13.2 percent compared to the third quarter of 2013.
The political parties that are currently not in the Parliament, have promised to take on tax reform, if they manage to pass the 5-percent election threshold at the beginning of March.
The Center Party board unveiled its slogan for the March 1 parliamentary elections. The “Teeme teisiti!” translated as “We will do it differently” refers to changes in economic policy.
The aftershocks of a former Internal Security Service employee, Uno Puusepp, who stated on Russian television that he had been a spy for Russia during his time working for the ISS, was the topic that still had people talking early last week.
The Tallinn Registrar's Office reports that 250 more couples have married this year than in 2013. The number of births has also gone up a bit, while the number of divorces is roughly the same.
Arnold Sinisalu, the chief of the Estonian Internal Security Service, said events surrounding Uno Puusepp's escape to Russia began with the capture of FSB mole Vladimir Veitman.
A minibus carrying a group of Estonian junior athletes, who were on their way to an international competition in Alūksne, crashed in Latvia on Saturday morning. Vladimir Klinkov, the coach driving the bus, died at the scene.
The United States has pledged 25 million dollars (20 million euros) in its 2015 defense budget for upgrading Ämari's infrastructure.
With Estonia set to decriminalize many offenses starting January 1, retailers say one of the changes - increasing the minimum threshold for criminal larceny - could encourage more extensive and better organized shoplifting.
Defense Minister Sven Mikser has welcomed amendments recently adopted by the Lithuanian parliament on use of military forces in peacetime, partly in response to the growing awareness of hybrid warfare and meddling on NATO's borders.
Chronological winter has coincided with a change in the weather. The town of Otepää, the country's top Nordic skiing center and "winter capital," rang in the official start of the season at 1:02 early this morning, while Tallinners woke up to a few centimeters of fluffy white coating the city.
An opinion in Newsweek bursts Estonia's bubble over its relatively high defense spending, saying the 0.05-percentage-point increase after a year of national security threats was laughable.
The controversial choice of a conservative "family-values" group as the winner of this year's Aadu Luukas social dialogue prize produced more fallout over the weekend, as a CSR mailing from Swedbank mentioning the bank's annual donation to the Luukas foundation didn't go over well with many customers.
The Estonian-Georgian film "Tangerines" has made it onto the short list for Academy Award for best foreign-language film, being one of nine candidates that will be further pared down to five in mid-January, it was announced tonight.
Estonian Sports Press Association has revealed their choices for the "Athletes of the Year Awards". The favorites of the 42 voting members are hurdler Rasmus Mägi, fencer Erika Kirpu and the women's fencing team.
Every Christmas, Design and Architecture gallery in Tallinn city center holds a gingerbread art and design exhibition. This year's theme is toys.
The nation's three biggest petrol station chain operators, Neste, Statoil and Olerex, today cut petrol prices by a further two cents per liter.
Estonian photographer Maie Kirnmann was one of four people whose photo was highlighted in the nature section of the National Geographic photo contest of 2014.
The Estonian Air Force will take delivery of two light transport aircraft Sherpa C-23B+ as a gift from the United States in 2015.
Arnold Sinisalu, Chief of the Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS), confirmed to ERR's program “Kahekõne” that Uno Puusepp, a former ISS employee who now lives in Moscow and allegedly worked for Russian FSB for 15 years, was at least partially telling the truth.
Around 3,250 people living in Estonia receive a pension from the Russian Federation with the sums calculated in rubles, and the recent drop in the currency could mean the Estonian government will stump up the difference.
European Union leaders, including Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, endorsed a new €315-billion investment program intended to kick-start economic growth at a summit in Brussels on Thursday, despite a split between EU members over its contents.
Entry bans are always declared on a case-by-case scenario and no decision comes lightly, says Erkki Koort, the Deputy Secretary General for Internal Security Policy at the Ministry of the Interior.
The North Estonian Regional Hospital (PERH) is holding a pre-Christmas blood drive, beginning on Saturday at two locations.
The Health Board has released its figures for infectious diseases brought back by travelers for the first 11 months, showing that five infections are by far the most common dubious "souvenirs" for people returning from abroad.
Santa, talking with the well-known voice of Estonian comedian Rohke Debelak, expressed his delight that he draw in such a crowd, causing some of the MPs to finally visit the hall for once.
The Estonian company Taxify announced Thursday that it has received a big boost in funding, an additional 1.4 million euros for its startup taxi application, which should help it move into new markets.