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.
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.
Darla, Tallinn Zoo's Amur leopard, is resting comfortably with offspring after giving birth to two male cubs last night.
As a guide to readers who are following Estonia at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, we have compiled a schedule of the events in which the nation's athletes are competing.
With the prospect of a medal-less Winter Games looming for Estonia, we have decided to take a look back at how the country has fared in previous Winter Olympics competitions since re-independence.
As of today, the ERR News site has a new section where readers can find all of our coverage of the 22nd Winter Olympics in one place.
Among the controversial revelations in former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates's newly-published memoirs is one that will resonate in Estonia and any other country that supported the Eastern Partnership outreach efforts.
Former Commander in Chief of the Estonian Defense Forces, retired general Ants Laaneots, has said that Moscow is frightened of NATO forces being deployed near its borders and the possible collapse of the nation.
Toomas Alatalu, a historian and former MP who is now a member of the Social Democratic Party, says the scale of regional conflict in the Middle East and Africa makes Baltic concerns about Russia trivial.
At a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan in Tallinn Friday, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said both the nations are NATO border countries and both have seen the security situation near their borders shift dramatically.
The Minister of Agriculture, Ivari Padar, is backing a plea by farmers for looser terms for employing foreign seasonal workers, and has asked the Ministry of the Interior to reconsider their current position on the matter.
Last year the Oscar for the best documentary went to "Searching for Sugar Man", which tells an incredible story of an American singer who was unaware that he had millions of fans on the other side of the world.
The Agriculture Ministry says it will change the European Fisheries Fund 2007-2013 action plan to divert over 700,000 euros of unused funds to finding new markets for Estonian fisheries after the Russian ban on food imports.
ETV “Ringvaade” reporter Jüri Muttika visited eastern Ukraine recently, and said areas controlled by the Ukrainian government are unsafe at night as there is great distrust between soldiers, locals and the police.
The increase in passenger numbers on domestic rail routes has forced state-owned operator Elron to look into purchasing more trains, having acquired the current rolling stock only last year.
At a Baltic Assembly and Baltic Council of Ministers meeting held during a cold snap when the temperature in Tallinn has failed to rise above freezing for two days, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stressed the importance of developing Baltic energy independence.
The Swedish heir to the throne and her husband Prince Daniel will visit Estonia on October 28-29.
The bad blood between two Cabinet members has some history, Postimees reported, with Education Minister Jevgeni Ossinovski engaging in similarly over-the-top language in a Facebook attack on Finance Minister Jürgen Ligi.
The Ministry of the Environment has praised the outcome of the EU climate change agreement, which was reached in the small hours of Friday morning and resolves to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent in the next 15 years.
The first festival introducing Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian music in China will start this Saturday and last for a month. More than half of the festival program consists of Estonian music.
The type of Russia military aircraft that violated Estonian airspace earlier this week is used for electronic spying, says Estonian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Janek Lehiste.
The Port of Tallinn, named by the Ministry of Economic Affairs as the operator for domestic ferry services for 10 years from the fall of 2016, said it has signed contracts to buy two new ferries and is hoping to sign the other two contracts in the next few days.
The prime ministers of Estonia and Finland say they are close to an agreement on building a natural gas link between the two countries that will mean terminals in both countries.
Former Estonian PM Siim Kallas, who has been a European commissioner for the past 10 years, is set to return home in when his term expires in November, saying he will take up teaching positions.
After an Internet rant in which he suggested that Education Minister Jevgeni Ossinovski's family background kept Ossinovski from understanding the implications of the Soviet occupation, Finance Minister Jürgen Ligi appears to be facing an uphill battle to hang on to his post.
Parliament approved changes to the Basic Schools and Upper Secondary Schools Act that will mean free school lunches for secondary school children. Those in first through ninth grade already receive free meals.
Ülemiste Keskus next to Tallinn Airport reopened today, leapfrogging ahead of the competition to become Estonia's biggest shopping mall, or "fashion and family center," as the owner and developer would have it.
Toomas Kivimägi, Pärnu mayor since 2009, and Pärnu county governor for 16 years before that, has joined the ruling Reform Party and says he will run for Parliament.
One of the most important events for up-and-coming and established creative talent in Estonia, Tallinn Fashion Week, begins tonight in Kalamaja's Salme Culture Center.
Traders and hotel owners are skeptical of a plan by the Health Committee of Tallinn City Council to ban selling alcohol in the city on Sundays and institute restrictions on shops within a 300-meter radius of schools and kindergartens.
Estonia's often outspoken Finance Minister Jürgen Ligi has apologized for a gaffe where he called Education Minister Jevgeni Ossinovski "rootless," in a reference to the latter's postwar Russian ethnic origins.
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas says that the current situation with the gas supply is worrying and his priority at the European Council meeting is the new climate and energy policy framework.
The Ministry of Defense of Russia said a Russian IL-20 reconnaissance plane did not fly over Estonian airspace on October 21 but was following a flight plan over international waters.
Opposition MPs said the 2015 state budget, which passed a first reading in Parliament on Wednesday, is tailor made for the elections with every sphere getting a little extra, but with no long-term goals.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will start his official two-day visit to Estonia today. The president will be accompanied by his spouse Emine Erdoğan and several government ministers.
The 18th Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn includes 13 films chosen by critics from the multimedia magazine Screen International.
A Russian plane entered Estonian airspace without clearance on Tuesday afternoon, it was reported on Wednesday evening. The incident was amplified by the current context of a possible submarine sighting in Sweden and increased Russian naval movements in the Baltic Sea and drew a diplomatic protest from Estonia.
Those convicted in Estonia's first major investment fraud case may avoid having to serve real time in prison after Tallinn Circuit Court lessened the sentences meted out by Harju County Court in late May.
Testing has shown that the Egyptian death mask in the Mikkel Museum is actually a fake from the 19th century.