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 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.
While well above the norm temperature-wise, December 2013 will not go into the record books.
Prosecutors announced that the doctor who admitted prescribing EPO for athletes over a 12-year period will not face charges as the statute of limitations has expired.
A ramp leading to the a car deck of the Tallink Star, leaving Helsinki for Tallinn, collapsed on Thursday evening damaging four trucks.
Postal service Eesti Post has stepped up its activity for the Christmas season. It is having to sort through 10,000 parcels a day, with a 700 percent increase from Chinese online stores this year.
Following a call by the Latvian president for international experts to evaluate buildings, a Finnish-based Estonian civil engineer has warned of design flaws in other supermarket buildings throughout the region.
UK Defense Minister Philip Hammond will arrive in Estonia for a visit this evening to sign a military cooperation agreement.
A Land Cruiser took the direct route down from Harju Hill today around noon in an effort to shake police pursuers.
World War II explosives surface fairly regularly in Estonia, but on Monday builders at the site of the National Museum construction found themselves face to face with quite a menacing rocket, weighing in at over 100 kilograms.
In two recent attacks, a neighbor's dogs stole into a farm killing 114 rabbits in the town of Esku.
Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and other top officials visited the scene of the Riga tragedy today.
The Estonian branch of Maxima, a grocery chain that claims to be the biggest employer in the Baltics, said it will increase scrutiny of building safety following yesterday's collapse of a roof at one of its stores in Latvia, where the death toll is close to 40.
A ferry ship en route from Saaremaa to Hiiumaa was freed at 00:40 last night after getting stuck in shallow waters four hours prior.
A Russian Federation military airplane entered Estonian airspace without permission at 23:16 on Wednesday.
Health care professionals' unions say a recent move by the Ministry of Social Affairs to lower the nominal workload per patient in long-term nursing care is an attempt to cover up a funding problem. They say the new figures will harm chronically ill patients' interests.
Last week, authorities detained a military official suspected of repeated bribetaking in a case involving over 10 companies.
This morning sometime before 08:00, a bomb exploded in front of a home on Eha street in Jõhvi, hospitalizing one man with non-life-threatening injuries.
Potentially breaking the hearts of the country's football fans, financial problems have forced Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) to consider selling off the rights to next year's world championships in football. Several other services face deep budget cuts as of the new year.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's two-day visit to Estonia continued on Saturday with a speech delivered at Tallinn University in which he warned about climate change and talked about the UN's plans.
Oil shale company Viru Keemia Grupp is borrowing 150 million euros to build an oil plant, expand production and comply with environmental requirements.
After a period of decrease until 2010 the number of people divorcing hit a five-year high in 2013.
The number of confirmed drownings this week reached five with a fatal accident on Lake Peipus last night.
A draft law currently circling ministries for comments could renew the structure of which government institution is responsible for planning and execution of defense.
The employees' register that became mandatory for companies at the beginning of this month has resulted in 51,000 more people being officially listed as employed, helping reduce abuse of the system by people who draw unemployment benefits while working jobs as well as increasing tax compliance, say officials.
Police have began an investigation after two children, aged five and seven, went missing in Kohtla-Järve, NE Estonia, on Monday night, only to be found unharmed 14 hours later.
Eastern European nations must take defense seriously and increase spending, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said at a meeting of the region's leaders in Warsaw.
According to the Ministry of Justice, murder and manslaughter numbers are down by 10 in the first six months of 2014, compared to the same period last year.
A man found to be in possession of 100 kilograms of hashish last year in an Estonian village has received a stiff sentence of 11 years of real prison time for possession with intent to distribute and trafficking.
One of the architects of the Estonian state e-services, Andres Kütt, said there is no reasonable alternative to developing e-government services.
The artist who took on the Bronze Soldier controversy at the Biennale di Venezia five years ago has opened an installation in St. Petersburg that refers to Maidan and the power of the public square in transforming societies.
The Agriculture Ministry is looking to increase subsidies paid to people who take up the plough before the age of 40, in what is pitched as an effort to revitalize the countryside.
Business daily Äripäev has compiled a list of Russian officials who own property in Estonia, even though the Russian government is taking a harder line on foreign asset ownership, including a proposal to ban foreign real estate holdings altogether.
The freshly appointed senate of the nation's oldest university said it will allow the law school to retain the word "faculty" (teaduskond) in its name, allowing for a more prestigious positioning for the institute after the university structure is reformed.
The current Israeli military operation is likely to end when they are confident Hamas's military capability has suffered serious damage, said Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, commenting on the situation for ERR radio.
Russia has asked a number of European countries, including the Baltic states, to look into their citizens fighting for the Ukrainian government against pro-Russian separatists.
Last evening, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves visited the Dutch Embassy in Tallinn to sign the book of condolences after the crash of the Malaysian Airlines flight in which 298 died, 193 of the victims being from the Netherlands.
Anett Kontaveit had the biggest jump among Estonians in the latest WTA women's tennis rankings, rising from 161st to 146th.
In the latest salvo from reservist Lieutenant Colonel Leo Kunnas, the frequent critic of military policy said Estonia should increase spending on coastal defenses and mobile naval countermeasures on land - areas not included in the current defense forces development plan.
Estonia won a bronze medal at the 2014 World Fencing Championships, yet expectations were higher as the nation won 2 gold medals at the event a year ago, perhaps the greatest sporting achievement of Estonia in 2013.
Estonian Minister of Defense Sven Mikser met Masaaki Yamazaki, the chairman of the upper house of the Japanese National Diet, the nation's bicameral legislature, today to discuss the crisis in Ukraine as well as cyber defense related cooperation between Estonia and Japan.
The Ämari air base opened its doors to the public for the first time in 15 years, with plenty of Estonian and allied aircraft on show.
Political scientist Karmo Tüür said only the United States is bold enough to put pressure on Russia.
A daily has reported on a problem confronting some US citizens who want to get married in Estonia: they are required to present a certificate that the US does not issue in the exact form required, and Estonian officials are no longer looking the other way.
Estonia is prepared to send a team of experts to identify the remains of the 298 people who died in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash last week.
In an annual survey co-published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, ISEAD and the Johnson MBA program at Cornell University, the Global Innovation Index, Estonia placed 24th - one better than last year.
Estonian Public Broadcasting's man in Moscow says Russian President Vladimir Putin and the pro-Kremlin media are all pointing the finger at Ukraine.
One of the main planks in Kuressaare's ruling coalition's platform is to banish cars from the city center of Saaremaa's capital, a daily reported.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said the separatists already had the advanced Buk missile system at the beginning of the week in which the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down.
The weekend saw a first for Estonia and the entire Baltic region: a flyover on a commuter railway was built in just 48 hours.
Outgoing EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas said the airspace over eastern Ukraine has now been shut down for civilian traffic after the missile strike on flight MH17.