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Tallinn City Center Expat Chat: Rodrigo from Brazil

17.04.21 NEWS ... The sixth interview in our collaboration with the "Tallinn City Center New Arrivals Project" is with Rodrigo from Brazil.

Estonia Explained part three: 'The Stare'

16.04.21 FEATURE ... In a new bi-weekly short podcast series entitled 'Estonia Explained', historian and ERR journalist Maarja Merivoo-Parro fuses cultural insight with recent research results, to create an insider's view into topics that might seem bewildering to people who are not from this neck of the woods.

Vaccine passports will end the lockdown, but not for everyone

16.04.21 NEWS ... The idea of "vaccine passports" is popping up all over the world. They could divide the world, but human rights scientists have a plan. Research in Estonia spoke to Estonian scientists about what we know so far.

Spring recommendations: What to do in Estonia #4

15.04.21 FEATURE ... Just because Estonia is in lockdown, it doesn't mean there isn't anything to do outside this spring. The Estonian Institute and "Found in Estonia" podcast has six recommendations for you.

Global Estonian Report: April 14-21

14.04.21 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Spring recommendations: What to do in Estonia #3

13.04.21 NEWS ... How can spring be enjoyed in Estonia while the coronavirus restrictions are still in place? The Estonian Institute and the "Found in Estonia" podcast have some recommendations for you.

Spring recommendations: What to do in Estonia #2

08.04.21 FEATURE ... The Estonian Institute in collaboration with podcast "Found in Estonia" brings you a series of recommendations from English-speaking local foreigners.

Global Estonian Report: April 7-14

07.04.21 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Spring recommendations: What to do in Estonia #1

05.04.21 NEWS ... Last year, ERR News published culture.ee's culture recommendations for what to do in Estonia. Now, due to a change in format, recommendations will be brought to you by the Estonian Institute with a focus on how spring can be enjoyed - despite the coronavirus restrictions.

Estonia Explained: 'Is this a singing nation?'

01.04.21 FEATURE ... In a new bi-weekly short podcast series entitled 'Estonia Explained', historian and ERR journalist Maarja Merivoo-Parro fuses cultural insight with recent research results, to create an insider's view into topics that might seem bewildering to people who are not from this neck of the woods.

Global Estonian Report: March 31 – April 7

31.03.21 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Global Estonian Report March 24 - 31

24.03.21 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Feature | MS Estonia disaster: Official version versus critique

21.03.21 NEWS ... The deadliest peacetime shipping disaster, not only in the Baltic but in all European waters, took place over 26 years ago now, on September 28 1994, when the Estonian-registered MS Estonia ferry sank en route to Stockholm carrying 989 people (803 of them passengers). While the official version was established a few years after the incident, questions continue to be asked - a phenomenon which has seen an upsurge following a documentary aired on Swedish TV last year.

Tallinn City Center Expat Chat: Cassandra from Canada

18.03.21 NEWS ... The fifth interview in our collaboration with the "Tallinn City Center New Arrivals Project" is with Cassandra from Canada.

Estonia Explained podcast: 'The Curious Case of Gentrification'

18.03.21 FEATURE ... In a new bi-weekly short podcast series entitled 'Estonia Explained', historian and ERR journalist Maarja Merivoo-Parro fuses cultural insight with recent research results, to create an insider's view into topics that might seem bewildering to people who are not from this neck of the woods.

Global Estonian Report: March 17– 24

17.03.21 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Global Estonian Report: March 10-17

10.03.21 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Global Estonian Report: March 3-10

03.03.21 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Global Estonian report: February 17-24

17.02.21 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Tallinn City Center Expat chat: Yuri from Japan

13.02.21 FEATURE ... The fourth interview in our collaboration with the "Tallinn City Center New Arrivals Project" is with Yuri from Japan.

Global Estonian Report: February 10-17

11.02.21 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Global Estonian Report: February 3 – 10

03.02.21 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, approximately 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Feature: Women in the Estonian government 1992-2021

27.01.21 NEWS ... On Monday and Tuesday, social media was awash with messages of support for Estonia's first female prime minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) and her (almost) gender-balanced government. ERR's Estonian portal compared the number of men and women in previous coalitions.

Feature | Estonia's first year on the United Nations Security Council

19.01.21 NEWS ... On January 1, 2020 Estonia became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (ÜRO Julgeolekunõukogu) for the first time. ERR News looks back at Estonia's first year.

Global Estonian Report: January 13-20

13.01.21 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which gives a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Black, White and Holiday Blues: Getting through winter in a foreign land

12.01.21 NEWS ... 'Tis the season to be jolly… or is it? Spending winter in a foreign country could be the best thing that could ever happen to someone or it can also be the saddest and the most discouraging event, writes Filipino expat R.J. Malabanan.

Tallinn City Center Expat chat: Melda from Turkey

12.01.21 NEWS ... The third interview in our collaboration with "Tallinn City Center New Arrivals Project" is with Melda from Turkey who has become a favorite among her students.

ERR News looks back at 2020 in Estonia

31.12.20 NEWS ... ERR News looks back at 2020 which was, if nothing else, an eventful year.

What happens to UK citizens in Estonia post-Brexit? Essential FAQs answered

20.12.18 NEWS ... With the Brexit transition period ending on December 31 2020, many United Kingdom citizens resident in Estonia are still concerned what happens next. We've put together this list of FAQs, in conjunction with government ministries and other authorities, to help answer some of the most important questions. Please note this is an updated piece which first appeared on December 20 2018, and was last updated on January 1 2021.

Interview | Head of Catholic Church in Estonia on an unparalleled Christmas

23.12.20 NEWS ... Christmas is here in perhaps more muted and reflective tones than many people can remember, but it's Christmas nonetheless. With that in mind, ERR News talked to Bishop Philippe Jourdan, leader of the Catholic Church in Estonia, and with it the small, but growing and vibrant minority community of Catholics in the country, to find out how things stood with current discussions in society, his experiences in Estonia, and of course what has changed and what has remained constant, with the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tallinn City Center Expat Chat: Johnny from Colombia

11.12.20 NEWS ... The second interview in our collaboration with "Tallinn City Center New Arrivals Project" is with Johnny from Colombia who is never one to back down from a challenge.

Culture recommendations: December 7-14

07.12.20 NEWS ... What is there to do in Estonia this week? The Estonian Institute's culture.ee website and Culture Step program has some recommendations for you.

Global Estonian Report: November 30-December 6

04.12.20 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), has launched a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Interview | Defense minister on Estonia's NATO experience now and in future

29.11.20 NEWS ... Of the current government ministers, Jüri Luik (Isamaa) has more experience than most, and in the same post – defense. ERR News sat down with the minister to ask him what NATO and EU membership brings, how the defense forces tick, what lies ahead in the future, and, conversely, how Estonia's armed forces have transformed since the 1990s in his first stint as defense minister.

Global Estonian Report: November 23 - 27

25.11.20 NEWS ... Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, in conjunction with the Integration Foundation (Integratsiooni Sihtasutus), is launching a weekly Global Estonian Report, which will give a weekly window into Estonian communities and culture from around the globe.

Tallinn City Center expat chat: Andrea from Paraguay

23.11.20 NEWS ... This interview is first of a series carried out by Svetlana Štšur project manager of "Tallinn City Center New Arrivals Project" run by Tallinn City Center (Kesklinn) Government with support from the European Social Fund.

Culture recommendations: November 16-22

16.11.20 NEWS ... What is there to do in Estonia this week? The Estonian Institute's culture.ee website and Culture Step program has some recommendations for you.

Culture recommendations: November 9 - 15

09.11.20 NEWS ... What is there to do in Estonia this week? The Estonian Institute's culture.ee website and Culture Step program has some recommendations for you.

Culture recommendations: November 2 - 8

02.11.20 NEWS ... What is there to do in Estonia this week? The Estonian Institute's culture.ee website and Culture Step program has some recommendations for you.

Tallinn City Center aims to improve English communication with new arrivals

27.10.20 NEWS ... Over the next three years, Tallinn City Center Government (Kesklinna valitsus) will take part in a pilot project to increase communication in English with new arrivals. ERR News spoke with the project's manager Svetlana Štšur to find out more.

Culture recommendations: October 26 - November 1

26.10.20 NEWS ... What is there to do in Estonia this week? The Estonian Institute's culture.ee website and Culture Step program has some recommendations for you.

Culture recommendations: October 18-25

20.10.20 NEWS ... Are you wondering what to do in Estonia this week? The Estonian Institute's culture.ee website and Culture Step program has some recommendations for you.

Former ambassador Harri Tiido: Belarus as a national project

01.10.20 NEWS ... The first episode of the Vikerraadio series "Harri Tiido taustajutud" (Harri Tiido's background stories) deals with why Belarus' national movement to get rid of Aleksandr Lukashenko and achieve fair elections is so restrained, why the nationalist element is not pronounced and why the movement is decidedly Russia-friendly in its statements and refrains from using EU symbols in its protests.

'Insight' lifts veil of secrecy surrounding sunken submarine

27.09.20 NEWS ... The submarine M-200 sank near the city of Paldiski around 60 years ago – during peacetime, in the conditions of good visibility and with an experienced captain on board. The findings of the investigation were classified. ETV+ program "Insight" helped shed light on the circumstances.

Pealtnägija: Ski coach Alaver was 'the general' of illegal doping scene

23.09.20 NEWS ... Disgraced national ski coach Mati Alaver was nicknamed "the general" within the international doping fraternity, an episode of ETV investigative show "Pealtnägija" due to broadcast Wednesday evening finds, and former ski star Andrus Veerpalu was instrumental in providing doping – essentially the illegal removal of an athlete's blood ahead of a competition, only to replace it shortly before a race to boost performance – to his son, Andreas, a skier caught up with several others following a police swoop at least year's world championships in Austria.

Analysis: Fewer than 7 percent of ERR's news stories are original

18.09.20 NEWS ... Of the stories published on public broadcaster ERR's online news portal (err.ee), 6.7 percent constitute original content, while the weight of original articles by entertainment portal Menu editors is just 0.5 percent, a study by University of Tartu research fellow Marju Himma suggests.

Feature | Late-night alcohol sales ban hits Tallinn, Tartu bar owners hard

07.09.20 NEWS ... Late-night alcohol sales have been banned in several Estonian counties in recent weeks including the three most populated – Harju, Tartu and Ida-Viru counties - following coronavirus outbreaks. ERR News caught up with bar owners and managers to see how the ban has affected them so far.

Feature | How Estonia is helping Ukraine develop e-governance

04.09.20 NEWS ... It's well known that Estonia is a leader in e-governance, but what it does to help other countries implement their own e-services is perhaps less well known. ERR News spoke to Hannes Astok from the e-Governance Academy (eGA), about how Estonia has helped Ukraine in the e-governance sphere over the last decade.

Feature | Estonia launches coronavirus exposure notification app 'HOIA'

20.08.20 NEWS ... Estonia's coronavirus exposure notification app "HOIA" launches today (August 20) and is now available to download. ERR News spoke to Priit Tohver, Ministry of Social Affairs adviser in the field of e-services and innovation, to find out what the app does and how you can use it.

Feature | First Estonian nominated for British LGBT leadership award

02.08.20 NEWS ... Ian Gustav Ahlberg is the first Estonian to be nominated for a British LGBT Award, and has been recognised for his leadership skills promoting the voices of the Financial Times' LGBTQ+ community. ERR News caught up with Ahlberg last month to discuss his life, work and the differences between LGBTQ+ rights in the U.K. and Estonia.
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