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.
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.
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.
According to statistics, despite public opposition to fuel excise duty hike, the government's aim to direct people to buy more economic cars as a result, is not entirely misguided, as studies show that Estonians buy the least carbon-efficient cars in the EU. However, it's not all that black and white. Arno Sillat, CEO of the Estonian Motor Vehicles Sales and Service Companies, says the excise duty rise will only have an effect on those people who can afford to replace their cars. But most people cannot.
The Office of Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves announced today that the president is divorcing First Lady Evelin Ilves, his wife since 2004.
Center Party press secretary Taavi Pukk said that the health of their party chairman and Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar is improving and doctors are satisfied with his recovery.
The biggest jazz festival in the Baltic states takes place over the weekend.
Postimees foreign affairs journalist Liisa Tagel said that Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual Q&A session with the public was a PR exercise which left her laughing, as there was nothing else to do.
According to the coalition agreement, the state is aiming to build a new convention center in Tallinn, and the giant abandoned Linnahall structure could be the location.
Public outrage caused by the coalition's decision to increase excise duty of liquid fuel and subsequent statements by Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas have forced him to apologize for the misinterpretation of his words, as if he had told people who are hit hardest by the price hike to buy more economic cars, but questions about the rationality of the decision remain.
How can we achieve satisfaction and happiness in our lives? It seems that Georg Friedrich Parrot (1767-1852), an academic who worked at the University of Tartu (UT), had an answer to this question in 1795.
Despite the European Central Bank stopping Estonia from buying bonds of state-owned companies such as Elering and Eesti Energia, Bank of Estonia President Ardo Hansson said the topic is still in the air.
British daily The Guardian has put together a list of countries where the unemployed and the disabled enjoy greatest benefits. Estonia is singled out for it's user-friendly e-services, health insurance premiums and generous parental leave policy.
German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced in a press conference in Tallinn on Friday that Germany and Estonia will start cooperating in the media sphere, with the aim of counterbalancing Russian propaganda.
The new government is facing a 100-million-euro budget hole in the next few years if the revised forecasts for economic growth materialize.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, arrived in Estonia for a working visit on Thursday, as part of a two-day tour of the Baltic Sea region, visiting Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The new Estonian government set an ambitious target on Thursday and approved the action plan for fulfilling the priority objectives in the coalition agreement within the first 100 days in office.
GoRail, the Estonian-owned operator of passenger train service between Tallinn-Moscow and Tallinn-St Petersburg, announced today that it has suspended the trips.
Estonia's internationally renowned BMX and skateboarding competition Simple Session celebrates its 15th anniversary with a brand new location and biggest names in the business.
Estonia's fourth largest city, Pärnu, has a new mayor in Romek Kosenkranius, who replaces Toomas Kivimägi, now an MP.
C.P.E, a company which won a tender to sell 10 million euros worth of bulletproof vests to the Estonian Defense Forces, but pulled out shortly after, now has to pay a 267,000-euro fine.
The Finnish weekly newspaper Suomen Kuvalehti has in its possession leaked emails, which disclose that foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja came under criticism from his coalition partners for acting against Finland's interests in relation to European Union's economic sanctions against Russia.
In the light of Russian aggression in Ukraine within the last year, and various statements by the Baltic and foreign leaders about a potential threat the Estonia's eastern neighbor poses, the Estonian media is constantly searching for opinions as to how dangerous Russia actually is. Jaan Murumets, a senior research fellow at the Tallinn-based International Center for Defense and Security, gave his verdict in an interview with Estonian online news portal Delfi.
The Estonian national rugby team came third, from four teams, in its first ever appearance at the European Nations Cup, beating the Montenegro B team 106-0 in the third-fourth place match on Tuesday.
A training program offered by the Estonian Open Air Museum in Tallinn to owners of authentic rural homes was named one of the winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award in the category of education, training and awareness-raising.
The new minister of entrepreneurship, Urve Palo, has promised to build a new convention center in Tallinn, develop support measures for rental sector development and restore production equipment purchase support measures.
Former Justice Minister Andres Anvelt said that the captured Internal Security Service (KaPo) official Eston Kohver question is uncomfortable for Russia and the silence points to an unsuccessful investigation.
A competition to name the new ERR Russian-language television channel collected 360 entries with the winning name to be unveiled next week.
The Bank of Estonia did not receive permission from the European Central Bank to buy bonds of state-owned companies Elering and Eesti Energia.
New Minister of Finance Sven Sester has rejected a request by Ivari Padar, the previous agriculture minister, for 2.8 million euros from the government's reserve fund for dairy farmers.
Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and Estonia’s transformation into a border country of the free world requires more active and determined foreign policy activities. Estonia’s defense capability is not complete without smart diplomacy. It is therefore crucial to boost significantly the resources for executing foreign policy, increasing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ share of funding to at least 1 percent of the total state budget in coming years.
The Tallinn-based Kumu Art Museum opens an exhibition called Art Revolution 1966, which focuses on the breakthrough that occurred in the Soviet-occupied Estonia's art scene in the mid-1960s.
A study by Praxis Center for Policy Research shows that the company boards in Estonia do not reflect social diversity and although there are more highly educated women in Estonia today than men, they are underrepresented in the boards of major companies.