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.
Daily Eesti Päevaleht reports that the Social Democrats are split on wheather to stay or leave the coalition, with the on camp being led by new head Jevgeni Ossinovski, the other by the previous party chairman, Sven Mikser.
Sixteen officials faced disciplinary proceedings for Police and Border Guard Board's (PPA) KAIRI information system. Four lost to their jobs for unauthorized access.
Two dozen people were injured when a coach, a minibus and a car collided on Tallinn-Narva highway.
For over 20 years now, the last Saturday of August has been celebrated as the Night of the Ancient Lights. This year is no different - hundreds of bonfires will light up the shores of the Baltic Sea to connect people with their ancestors and their neighbors.
Center Party and Free Party heads met for the first time since the March 1 elections, with speculation rife that the current Reform Party-SDE-IRL coalition could split. The Center Party (27 seats) and the Free Party (8 seats) are the two largest opposition parties in the Estonian Parliament.
In an opinion article published with the Center for European Policy Analysis, Lucas argues that it's time for Estonia and the rest of Easter Europe to show some generosity.
IAAF World Championships are taking place in Beijing, China, from August 22-30.
A week after the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board said it wants to build a fence, backed up by sensors and cameras, along the majority of the Estonian-Russian land border, Latvia said it is also toying with the idea.
The Prosecutor's Office said the now former Port of Tallinn board member Allan Kiil is accused of taking bribes totaling millions of euros and former CEO Ain Kaljurand in the thousands of euros. Both men said they are innocent. Both men were placed under arrest today for up to six months.
Lawyer and academic Carri Ginter, who was named as one of two new temporary Port of Tallinn board members, said his main task is to guarantee smooth cooperation between the company and the authorities.
A 35-year-old man had to fire two warning shots from a registered gun in Tallinn city center in self-defense.
The culture ministry has put together a selection of latest Estonian books, films and music, to send to the Estonian communities in Washington and Vancouver.
The government today began debating the 2016 state budget, although much of it has already been divided up in the coalition agreement.
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said the corruption allegations surrounding state-owned Port of Tallinn pose a serious security threat to the nation.
Starting from September, an adviser from the Integration and Migration Foundation will be in residence once a month at Tallinn Central Library to share information and answer any questions people might have about life in Estonia.
An Estonian taxpayer had an average gross income of 11,758 euros last year, it emerges from the data released today by the Tax and Customs Board (MTA). This is 4.8 percent - or 535 euros - more than the year before.
The parties behind the alleged bribes to Port of Tallinn board members are three companies, Baltic Maritime Logistics Group, Esteve Terminal and CF&S, Eesti Päevaleht reported.
Marko Mihkelson, the chairman of the Parliament's Defence Committee, said that it is important for Estonia's security that the Ämari Air Base be regarded as an independent component of the Baltic air policing mission, just like Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania is today. Currently, the support mission of Šiauliai is located in Ämari.
Although it is part of the wider defense realm of Estonia, internal security has become underfunded, says President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
Although universities in Tartu and Tallinn have all been refurbishing their residence halls, many new students still struggle to secure a room.
State-owned Port of Tallinn's supervisory board will meet today to discuss the corruption allegations against the company's entire management board, which includes the CEO and one board member.
Despite widespread belief that Estonia has sufficient reserves of fresh water, the country could face severe water stress by as soon as 2040, an international study suggests.
Young Estonian artist Eleriin Ello’s new series of paintings called Closer, displayed at Tallinn Art Hall Gallery from Friday onward, focuses on visual memories of nature.
Estonian road cyclist Rein Taaramäe has signed for Russian pro team Katusha.
The Internal Security Service (ISS) have apprehended state-owned Port of Tallinn CEO Ain Kaljurand and board member Allan Kiil.
After years of failed tenders, Tallinn has sold a notorious 17-hectare plot in northern Tallinn for 1.9 million euros to Fund Ehitus, which will invest around 55-65 million euros in the next 12 years to turn the run-down neighborhood into a modern residential area.
Dramatists Frans Baunsgaard and Steen Bille, who have worked on critically acclaimed Danish TV-series like "Borgen" and "Nikolaj and Julie", will share their experiences and extensive industry know-how with the winners of the Estonia 100 television drama series competition.
A study by SEB bank about the money-saving habits of the Baltic youth also revealed that 60 percent of young Estonians plan to spend at least a year abroad.
Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand said Estonia condemns the imprisonment of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and activist Alexander Kolchenko by the Russian military court.
A popularity poll conducted among 1,200 people living in Estonia found that Marina Kaljurand, the current foreign minister, is the peoples' choice to succeed President Toomas Hendrik Ilves in a year, when his term ends.