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.
According to this morning data of Estonian weather service, the snowiest areas are the eastern part of Harjumaa and northwest of Lääne-Virumaa, where the snow cover thickness reaches to 40 cm.
The Estonian Road Administration on Monday opened to traffic the season's first official ice road that connects the northwestern regional capital of Haapsalu and the Noarootsi peninsula.
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.
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.
Minister of Justice Urmas Reinsalu (IRL) urged Minister of Regional Affairs Arto Aas (Reform) to give Ida-Viru County special regard in the consideration of the location and creation of jobs, and to relocate 1,000 jobs there from other places of Estonia.
Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso said that the alliance’s announcement to bring additional forces to the Baltic States was as an extremely important development.
The timetable had to be adapted due to changes at Brussels, ETV’s “Aktuaalne Kaamera” reported. The morning flight from Tallinn would leave 30 minutes earlier than before. Nordica resumed its evening flights to the European capital already on Apr. 17.
NATO would station 4,000 troops in Poland and the Baltic States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The United States is likely to provide two battalions, Germany and Britain one each.
Over the next two months, a total of ten members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wounded in battle will arrive in Estonia for treatment and rehabilitation.
Estonian Minister of Culture Indrek Saar met with his counterpart, Chinese Minister of Culture Luo Shugang, in Beijing on Friday, with whom he discussed possibilities for the strengthening of cultural relations between the two countries.
Minister of the Interior Hanno Pevkur (Reform) said on Friday that rapid reaction units as well as the K-Commando special unit of the criminal police needed to be expanded in response to the changing security environment of the eastern border.
According to Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski, the state government has decided to reinstate adult dental benefits, and has earmarked 12 million euros for the benefit in 2017.
The government announced on Friday that the translation of package information leaflets into Russian would be made obligatory. So far, distributors often refused to do this, claiming that it would make higher prices necessary.
Network operator Elering reported on Thursday that it had applied for funding from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) together with Finland’s Baltic Connector OY. Funding by the CEF is an important step towards the investors’ final decision to build the new pipeline.
The government supported a bill on Thursday which, among other things, would permit Estonia’s military intelligence service to collect information outside national borders.
With its endorsement of the 2017-20 budgetary strategy, the government supports Estonia’s campaign for a seat on the UN’s Security Council. The proposed strategy also includes funding for the renovation of Estonia’s embassy in Moscow.
On Thursday evening, the next 12 refugees to be settled in Estonia under the EU’s migrant relocation program arrived in Estonia from Greece, including a total of three families and one single adult.
A delegation from the International Relations department of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is scheduled to visit Estonia on May 2-3 in order to get acquainted with Estonia’s manufacturing, research and decision-making circles, as well as forge direct contacts for possible talks on Estonia joining CERN.
According to Russia’s Permanent Representative to NATO Alexander Grushko, NATO’s enlargement in the region is effectively introducing a military dimension to Moscow’s relations with Poland and the Baltics that did not previously exist.
The Estonian government introduced a new labor market service and job creation subsidy proposed by Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski on Thursday, which is to be paid to employers hiring at least 20 unemployed residents of Ida-Viru County within one month.
Finland celebrated its National Veterans’ Day on Wednesday, and the Embassy of Finland in Tallinn marked the occasion this year by honoring the Estonian citizens, known informally as the Finnish Boys ("soomepoisid" in Estonian, "Suomen-pojat" in Finnish), who chose to fight the Red Army in Finnish uniforms rather than in German ones during World War II.
In the first three months of 2016, the total number of reported crimes in Estonia decreased by seven percent compared to the same period in 2015.
The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, the four countries of the Visegrád Four (V4), or Visegrád Group, have reached a political agreement to each send a unit of soldiers to the Baltics beginning in 2017 within the framework of measures aimed at increasing NATO’s presence in the region.
A strike by a German public sector union at Munich Airport has forced Estonian national airline Nordica to cancel all Wednesday, April 27 flights on its Tallinn-Munich route.
The crisis management exercise, aimed at testing the abilities and teamwork of Tallinn ambulance crews and Tallinn Children's Hospital involved a scenario in which a fire had broken out in another hospital, from which fifty children needed to be rescued, triaged, and transported to the capital city’s children’s hospital for intake and treatment.
The total land area under organic management in Estonia expanded to 170,800 hectares (422,000 acres) by the end of 2015, making up 17 percent, or nearly one fifth, of the country’s total agricultural land.
An average of slightly more than 70,000 online purchases were made per day in Estonia in the first quarter of 2016 — almost double the number of purchases made per day in 2012, the Bank of Estonia said on Tuesday.
Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand did not agree with a recent claim by US Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute that there was no chance of NATO enlargement in the near future as this could aggravate and destabilize Russia.
Former longtime Minister of Foreign Affairs and current member of Estonia’s ruling Reform Party MEP Urmas Paet has confirmed that if the requisite minimum of 21 MPs wished to nominate him, he would be prepared to run for President of Estonia in the upcoming 2016 elections.
Four years after the hospital temporarily took its patient portal offline for maintenance, a period which was expected to last only a few months, East-Tallinn Central Hospital still has not managed to get its online portal back up and running again.
Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) Urmas Viilma announced a fundraising campaign on Monday to support the bankrupt St. Alexander’s congregation of Narva and help salvage its assets.
Construction has officially begun on a new building in Central Tallinn that will jointly house four of Estonia’s eleven government ministries. The new building is scheduled to be completed by summer 2017.
As of mid-April of this year, current Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand was the most popular potential candidate for the Estonian presidency among voters polled, earning the support of 30 percent of respondents, according to a BNS-ordered survey conducted by TNS Emor.
A draft gained approval in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications allocating €43 million to be spent on the renovation of street lighting systems across the country.