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.
ERR News put the readers nerves and sense of humor to test on April Fool's Day. To avoid confusion, let us clarify the jokes.
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.
A new poll shows that Estonians would like to see current Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand elected President this year. The poll also included other potential candidates, Center Party leader Edgar Savisaar and former EU commissioner Siim Kallas among them.
The Center Party is the big winner, Reform comes in second. The Social Democrats find themselves neck and neck with the Free Party and far-right EKRE, and IRL is quietly trailing off.
Estonia's Minister of Social Protection Margus Tsahkna (IRL) on Friday and Saturday visited Estonian Defence Forces personnel serving on the UNIFIL mission in southern Lebanon.
Suspended mayor of Tallinn and Center Party leader Edgar Savisaar said on Saturday that the Estonian people expected the next president to be a member of the Center Party.
Savisaar had his lawyer file a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights on Friday. The complaint questions the legal proceedings against the mayor in the course of a graft investigation in which he is a suspect.
Estonia will contribute a total of €4.1m to international relief efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries over the next two years. Of these funds, €2.8m will go to the EU’s trust fund for the support of Turkey.
German cars dominate the list of Estonia's most stolen cars of 2015, with Volkswagen, BMW and Audi making up the top three, as a statistic of the Police and Border Guard Board show. Lada came in fourth, Ford fifth place.
Eiki Nestor, the President of the Riigikogu, confirmed to the Baltic News Service on Thursday that parliament will elect a new President likely on 29 and 30 August. In the case of deadlock in the Riigikogu, an electoral college would convene on 24 September.
In his speech at the Supporting Syria and the Region donors’ conference in London on Thursday, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas (Reform) said that only the international community could put an end to the Syrian civil war.
A bill will come into force in March that will make life much more uncomfortable for parents with outstanding child support payments, giving authorities the right to suspend their driver's and other licences.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will award 99 state decorations for special services to Estonia in 2015. Among the honored are General Philip Breedlove and Japanese politician Takuya Hirai.
United States European Command (EUCOM) changes its strategy and finds Russia is the new great threat to security and peace in Europe. Meanwhile, a RAND Corporation study sees the Baltic states as indefensible, and suggests the deployment of three armored brigades in the area.
Let's Do It! movement that began in Estonia in 2008 and has since organized campaigns in 112 countries, involving 14,5 million people, has announced it will hold a worldwide cleanup day on September 8, 2018.
The Tallinn Administrative Court decided on Wednesday to annul the decision of the Government to extradite Vladimir Poljakov to Ukraine. Poljakov is suspected of having fought in the ranks of the separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas (Reform) welcomes the USA’s plan to increase funding of their military presence in Europe and says the Government will do all in its power to support allied troops stationed in the country.
The music program of the eighth Tallinn Music Week (TMW), taking place from March 28 to April 3 has confirmed 237 artists from 33 countries. Finnish Flow and Tuska festivals will present their own stages at TMW.
The Estonian and Finnish Ministers of the Interior met in Tallinn on Tuesday to discuss the two countries’ cooperation in dealing with the migration crisis, and to find common positions regarding the matter.
The commander of the Estonian Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Riho Terras, sees the United States' decision to increase funding for its military presence in Europe as a sign that supporting their allies in Eastern Europe is still important.
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas will be in London from Wednesday to Thursday to discuss topics regarding Syria with his European colleagues at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference.
A new study by researchers at the University of Tartu found that 32 percent of Estonian children and young people experience sexual abuse, but that only a small percentage of them ever turn to a specialist with the problem.
Controversial Estonian writer Kaur Kender has been under fire the last few weeks after publishing a short story considered by many as child pornography. The story provoked a possible criminal investigation, and a state-mandated ban. This is not acceptable, finds Sebastian Suarez.
According to the Estonian Internal Security Service, no growth of extremism could be detected in connection with the topic of refugees.
On Tuesday the European Commission presented its new agreement over data sharing with the United States. The EU-US Privacy Shield will replace the Safe Harbor Principles, which were declared invalid by the European Court of Justice, and has already provoked heavy criticism.
Jaan Kaplinski has been named the 11th Laureate of the European Literature Prize (Prix Européen de Littérature) since the creation of the award in 2005.
Defense Minister Hannes Hanso welcomed the plan of the United States to quadruple the resources it plans to allocate to its presence in Europe.
Approximately 40,000 square meters of new retail area is to be completed in the shopping centers of Tallinn during 2016, and most of it will be located in the less-saturated boroughs of Lasnamäe, Mustamäe and North-Tallinn, an overview compiled by the Uus Maa real estate company says.
Legal advisers from all continents convene in The Hague this week to discuss how peacetime international law applies in cyberspace. The Tallinn Manual 2.0 consultations will bring together over 50 states.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves was speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg today on the migration crisis and the need for a single digital market.
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas (Reform) laid a wreath earlier today at the War of Independence Victory Column in Tallinn to mark 96 years since the signing of the Estonian-Russian peace treaty in Tartu.
To deter Russia's aggression the US is planning to more than quadruple the funding of its forces operating in Europe, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.