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.
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 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.
Estonian saxophone player and composer Maria Faust has won "Jazz composer of the Year" and "Special Release of the Year" Danish Music Awards for her album "Maria Faust Sacrum Facere".
In the latest report on Estonia, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) predicts 2.4% economic growth in 2015 and 3.4% in 2016.
Young Estonian composer Marianna Liik won a film music composition award at the European Talent Competition, organized by the film music and sound festival Soundtrack Cologne 11.
The company directors and top managers pocket on average the similar yearly salaries than in Finland.
Andrus Ansip, the EU's Digital Single Market Commissioner, said in an interview with Reuters that he is concerned that big tech companies may be abusing dominant positions, adding that investigations into Google must not be rushed.
Head of the state-owned Estonian Railways, Ahti Asmann, said cargo volumes are continuing to drop and the company is likely to suffer 4 million euros in losses in 2014, and more than double that next year.
Tallinn administrative court has ordered the Ministry of Justice to pay compensation to a father for their failure to comply with the court's verdict that allowed him to see his son.
The football season ended in style, with FC Levadia needing a win on the last day to cement the title, and beat Narva Trans 8-1. The football scene threatened to become a two-county affair, with teams from only Tallinn and Ida-Viru County taking part in the top league, with Tartu thrown in, but the 2015 season will feature promoted sides from Viljandi and Pärnu.
Calculations show that Estonia needs around 1,000 civil servants during its turn to host the EU presidency in the first six months of 2018.
The Estonian Football Association named Augsburg's center-back and national team captain Ragnar Klavan the 2014 Player of the Year on Sunday evening. The women's title went to Kethy Õunpuu.
A 30-strong group of international filmmakers, currently taking part in the Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) in Estonia, took a trip to the northeast, where a local film foundation introduced the area as a great horror movie location.
Edward Lucas, senior editor at the Economist magazine, told ETV's "Välisilm" that the hitherto careful Russian President Vladimir Putin has become reckless and dangerous. The West knows how to neutralize him, but is refusing to take action.
Swedish Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist said a new treaty signed between Sweden and NATO could lead to anti-submarine military exercises.
The Tallinn University of Technolology, Samsung, and communications firm Eesti Telekom are collaborating to set up a mobile applications testing lab in the Mektory innovation and business center in Tallinn.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves took part of the Halifax International Security Forum, held in Canada from Friday to Sunday, to speak about the changed security situation in Europe and the role of technology in securing peace and development.
Although the draw with San Marino was a disgrace, Estonian teams's average result is satisfactory and Magnus Pehrsson has done a good job in the wider perspective, Aivar Pohlak, the President of the Estonia Football Association, told ERR's Vikerraadio.
The week began colorfully, with three out of four parliamentary parties launching ad campaigns ahead of the March 1 national elections. All three campaigns received criticism nearly immediately.
The first delivery of Estonian food aid has arrived at refugee centres in the Odessa region, the Foreign Ministry said today.
Toomas Alatalu, the political columnist and lecturer at the Tallinn University of Technology, compares Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas's appearance at the Reform Party video clip filmed at Ämari Air Base to the likes of Arab sheikhs and kings, rather than what's appropriate for a democratically elected leader.
A union of local Estonian election coalitions called Eesti Valimisliitude Vabakond has published a manifesto describing the problems in Estonia.
Europol reports that at least one arrest has been made in Estonia as part of an international operation against computer highjacking by Remote Access Trojans (RATs), led by the French police and coordinated through Europol.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has released a new report on hate crime and discrimination against sexual minorities in the EU member states. The survey's results raise several concerns and leave room for an improvement.
Archbishop Andres Põder of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church turned 65 on Saturday, which means he had to retire, as stated in church laws, with the church now set to elect a new archbishop on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The state-owned energy giant's plan to construct a nuclear power plant was abandoned for a number of reasons, but mainly to focus on shale oil production, which is more prosperous, says outgoing CEO Sandor Liive.
Finland's President Sauli Niinistö and Minister of Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja gave an interview to the Washington Post where Niinistö admitted that joining NATO would have been easier 20 years ago.
New Estonian foreign minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said the delay in the ratification of the Estonian-Russian border treaty will not affect Estonia's security, but there are no objective reasons for the delay.
The head of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) – the archbishop – must retire when reaching the age of 65, as stated by church laws. The current archbishop turns 65 at the end of this month, and elections for the new archbishop will take place.
The Anglo-American rating agency Fitch Ratings has affirmed Estonia's City of Tallinn's long-term foreign and local currency ratings (IDRs) at 'A' with a stable outlook.
United States military forces will remain stationed in the Baltic states and Poland until at least 2016, as long as the tense security situation between Russia and NATO countries persists.
The Ministry of Justice said it will complete a project to translate 52 of Estonia's most important laws in Russian by the end of the month.