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.
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.
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."
Tallinn District Court ruled today that it will not overturn Harju County Court's guilty verdict of Center Party MPs Priit Toobal and Lauri Laasi. In October 2014, Toobal and Laasi were found guilty of instigating unauthorized surveillance.
Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) and Latvian Public Service Television (LTV) concluded a cooperative agreement today to work together towards implementing the collaborating activities to develop Russian-language TV channels in both countries.
National football team center-back Raio Piiroja, 35, will win his 114th and last cap tonight, in a testimonial match against Iceland in Tallinn.
The Free Party, founded by disgruntled IRL member Andres Herkel, has passed IRL for the first time in a popularity poll.
IRL MP Marko Mihkelson, who headed the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee in the previous setup, said Ukraine has been slow in implementing vital economic reforms.
Conservative People's Party MP Jaak Madison has been fined 100 euros for selling a lost smart phone while working on a ferry, instead of reporting it to the company.
The state-owned national carrier Estonian Air reported 6.4 million euros in losses in 2014, more than double the predicted 3 million euros.
Kadri Simson, acting head of the Center party, and EKRE board member Martin Helme said the three-strong coalition will be voted in, but will crumble before the next elections.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has asked current PM and Reform Party Chairman Taavi Rõivas to form the new Cabinet.
The new Estonian Parliament, the seventh since the restoration of independence, held its first session today, in which a preliminary agreement between the Reform Party, the Social Democrats and IRL was put to test.
According to Eurostat, hourly labor costs in the EU in 2014 ranged from 3.8 euros in Bulgaria to 40.3 euros in Denmark.
The Reform Party, the Social Democrats and IRL have achieved consensus on the main questions of the coalition talks, how many ministries each party will get and who will name the Parliament's board.
Aleksandr Gorlov, a Russian living in Ukraine, has created a series of online films which appear to reject the Russian propaganda that its countrymen in Ukraine are "being oppressed".
The Estonian Information System Authority's (RIA) annual report shows that although the number of cyber-security incidents in Estonia has not increased, the breaches have become more severe.
According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Astana, the club of Estonian cyclists Tanel Kangert and Rein Taaramäe, will be left without a World Tour license.
Speaking at a first-ever conference of UN chiefs of defense, the Estonian Commander-in-Chief Lt. Gen. Riho Terras said more focus should be given to gathering intelligence and advanced warning systems at UN peacekeeping missions, citing the success of the mission in Mali.
Tallinn Music Week (TMW), an annually held music industry conference and the biggest indoor festival in the Baltic-Nordic region, that took place from March 25-29, featured nearly 200 artists from 25 countries and across 32 different genres.
The Tallinn Music Week (TMW), an annual music conference and showcase festival, took place in the Estonian capital over the weekend. Officially launched with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves's introductory speech, it is by no means an exaggeration to say that this year, TMW stretched all expectations and the festival is bigger in its scope than ever before.
Edgar Savisaar's resignation as the Center Party's chairman would lead to the creation of a language based party with an aim of protecting the interests of ethnic Russians in Estonia, says Yle correspondent in Estonia, Risto Vuorinen.
The Center Party's board today decided that Kadri Simson will head the party until Edgar Savisaar has recovered from serious health problems. The board also decided to call a general meeting of party members in two weeks.
One Estonian citizen has been confirmed dead in a bus crash in Antalya, Turkey.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves opens the first session of the new Estonian Parliament, XIII Riigikogu, today.
The Tallinn Music Week (TMW), one of the biggest annual music conference and showcase festivals in the Baltics, ran from March 25-29. Didn't get to attend in person? No problem, you can watch a selection of concerts right here at ERR News.
Estonian national football team took on Switzerland in its fifth Euro 2016 qualifier match that ended the first round of games in Group E. The match, played in front of a full house in Luzerne, ended with a 0-3 victory of the hosts.
According to Eurostat, each person in the EU generated an average of 481 kilograms of municipal waste in 2013. With 293 kilograms of garbage per person, Estonia continues to stand out for low waste production.
Taavi Kotka, a former IT-businessman and now the deputy secretary general at Ministry of Economic Affairs and one of the initiators of the ambitious e-residency plan, said that entrepreneurs should also try their hand in public sector.
Feature film "Spring", a co-operation project between the US and Estonia, has achieved international success and is #1 in iTunes horror films and #3 in romance films categories.
Russian Federation investigators will interrogate the abducted Estonian internal secret service agent Eston Kohver at Moscow's Lefortovo prison today.
Printmaking is a field in which Estonian artists started to be noticed internationally as early as the 1930s and again starting in the 1960s, when, with its innovative spirit, it was the leading art form. The Kumu Art Museum in Kadriorg is currently featuring a representative exhibition, "History of Estonian Printmaking: 1860–1944".
Emotional well-being requires people to be satisfied with themselves and not feel like a failure. People who for some reason fail to take pride in themselves and their achievements run the risk of experiencing distress and depression.