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.
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.
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 Reform Party board decided on Wednesday to begin coalition talks with the Social Democrats, IRL and the Free Party.
The March 1 Parliament elections were once again characterized by a collective opposition to the Center Party, but a complete boycott of the latter is not in Estonia's interests, says former Center Party and Reform Party member Ignar Fjuk.
Although it was one of the four parties to be invited to consultations with election winner Reform, the Conservative People's Party's (EKRE) presence at the roundtable is becoming increasingly unwelcome, with the head of the Social Democrats ruling out cooperation with the party today and the Reform Party asking EKRE to denounce a comment by one of its members.
The Supreme Court said it will not process a request by fuel and retail company Statoil to rule on Tallinn City Council's ban on the sale of strong alcohol in petrol stations.
A book series in the Seto language, close to the Estonian language, is one of the winners of the annual book design competition "Best Book Design from all over the World," held in Leipzig by Stiftung Buchkunst since 1963.
Last year's league and Estonian Cup winner FC Levadia added a Super Cup trophy to its already impressive honors cabinet, beating second tier Tartu FC Santos 5-0 on Tuesday.
Varro Vooglaid, who led a well-organized campaign against the Cohabitation Act, said the success of Conservative People's Party (EKRE) in making it into Parliament is good news.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves met with the heads of the three Parliament parties which are less likely to be favored by the Reform Party in forming the next coalition.
TAB Tallinn is inviting architects to find a design solution for Tallinn's central traffic junction, the Viru intersection, for the future, when only self-driving cars will drive on the city streets.
Tondiraba ice hall in Tallinn is hosting the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2015 on March 4-8. ERR News is streaming the competition live, starting with ladies short program at 15:30 on Wednesday.
The impression left by the Russian media Estonian election coverage was that the Center Party would have won if Estonian long-term residents had been able to vote, and that Estonian-Russian relations will continue to be chilly, says ERR's man in Moscow, Neeme Raud.
Minister of Defense Sven Mikser bestowed his ministry’s Cross of Merit 1st class on former prime minister Andrus Ansip for long years of service in building the national defence system, the ministry said in a statement.
Prior to the elections, Marek Helm, the top tax official, put in his resignation, saying he felt he lacked support after the agency was criticized for doing too much snooping.
IRL candidate Viktoria Ladõnskaja celebrated on Sunday, winning 1,395 votes in Tallinn, one more than fellow IRL member Sven Sester, and making it into Parliament.
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Kadri Liik, an expert on Russian domestic and foreign policy at the European Council of Foreign Relations, told ETV that losing Boris Nemtsov, who had the ability to draw together opposition forces by concentrating on the important, is a big blow for the Russian opposition.
The new-look Parliament includes a number of European Parliament members and local mayors, who have no plans to quit their current posts and move to Tallinn.
The election winner Reform Party invited four of the other five parties in the next Parliament to preliminary talks, expected to start today, to see which combinations of forces could work in the next Cabinet.
The Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL), a conservative party of two former prime ministers and a broad base across the country, is mulling its options, up to and including a change in leadership, after finishing fourth in the elections and posting its worst performance in years.
Last year saw a rush of public figures joining political parties, but most failed to live up to the hype at the March 1 general election.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has said the next coalition needs to have a broader base than the current cabinet does.
Free Party chairman Andres Herkel told ETV this morning that the Reform Party, which won Sunday's general election, will probably first open coalition talks with the Social Democrats and IRL.
The International Student Barometer (IBS) has found that 89 percent of international students at Estonian universities are satisfied with the quality of education on offer, but find career guidance lacking.
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas increased his vote total from 6,710 four years ago to 15,862, still a long way from Edgar Savisaar this year (25,071) and Andrus Ansip in 2011 (18,967).
The National Electoral Committee has released updated turnout figures, revised upward by 0.5 percentage points for a total turnout of 64.2 percent, 1.2 percent more than four years ago.
Sociologist Juhan Kivirähk says the success of two smaller parties newly represented in Parliament has nothing to do with the pre-election polls, but with the fact that they were able to debate with the big four parties, and voters' wish to break the status quo. The Conservative People's Party also gained popularity for opposing the gender-neutral cohabitation bill.
The number of votes cast for parties and individual candidates which failed to make it to Parliament was a whopping 60,000 at the last national elections, this year that figure was 10,000 as two new parties entered Parliament.
The Reform Party, a right of center, market-liberal force that has played a dominant role in Estonian politics for more than a decade, has held off the latest challenge from a social centrist party in this general election and is expected to play a leading role in forming the next government.
An hour before all precincts had reported and the Reform Party had won the elections, two relatively new parties vying for a place in Parliament clinched a spot, passing the 5 percent threshold.
E-voting results - representing only 19.6 percent of the electorate - have been released as the first returns in the 2015 general election. The general turnout has also been released - 63.7 percent of the electorate voted in these elections, whether electronically, early or at polling places on election day.