Vikerraadio marks European Day of Languages with 'Three Jolly Fellows' quiz

21.09.23 NEWS ... Tuesday, September 26 is the European Day of Languages, and this year, Vikerraadio, in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Estonia and Tallinn European School (TES), invites you to put your language recognition skills to the test with a special quiz based on a classic Estonian children's book.

Gallery: Tallinn Fringe Festival 2023 comes to an end

20.09.23 NEWS ... The annual Tallinn Fringe Festival (TFF) wrapped up on Monday, bringing a month of a variety of different performances to a close.

Banking Association chief: bank tax would reduce capacity to boost growth

19.09.23 NEWS ... Olavi Lepp, head of the Estonian Banking Association and CEO of Swedbank's Estonian branch, said that banks would be able to cope with the increase in advance income tax, which has already been decided on. However, Lepp added that an additional bank tax would harm the Estonian economy.

Monument to Red Army soldiers removed from Narva's 'Dark Garden' park

19.09.23 NEWS ... On Tuesday, representatives of the Estonian War Museum began work on dismantling a Soviet-era monument and the examination of a possible burial site in Narva's "Dark Garden" park. The monument was dedicated to Red Army soldiers who died in the Estonian War of Independence.

'The Art of Adapting' opens at Kadriorg Art Museum

16.09.23 NEWS ... "The Art of Adapting" explores how we perceive, interpret and value natural environments and fellow human beings.

Gallery: Light festival comes to historic Old Town, ends today in Kadriorg

16.09.23 NEWS ... On Friday evening, the festival Light Walks arrived in the Old Town of Tallinn. The festival is also taking place in Kadriorg Park and Tondiraba Park.

Gallery: Estonian National Library original 1980s construction

12.09.23 NEWS ... Monday marked the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Estonian National Library (Rahvusraamatukogu) in central Tallinn, though no major events could take place on-site, as the building, on Tõnismägi, is currently under renovation.

Gallery: Sixth Station Narva festival

12.09.23 NEWS ... The sixth Station Narva festival took place in the eastern border town over the weekend.

Gallery: Riigikogu kicks off fall session

11.09.23 NEWS ... The Riigikogu convened for the first sitting of its fall session on Monday.

Photos: First modern school building in Kohtla-Järve nearly finished

11.09.23 NEWS ... Nearly doubling in cost along the way, construction of a new basic school building in Kohtla-Järve, Estonia's fifth largest city, is nearing completion. Resolving design flaws has slowed the pace of construction, pushing move-in day for students and staff at Kohtla-Järve City Center Basic School from September 1 to the new year.

Gallery: Mihhail Kõlvart elected new Center Party chair at Paide congress

10.09.23 NEWS ... Tallinn mayor and deputy party chair Mihhail Kõlvart was elected the new chair of Estonia's Center Party at an extraordinary congress in Paide on Sunday, succeeding Jüri Ratas in the role. Candidates supporting Kõlvart's run earned more support in the party board elections as well.

Kenyans bag quadruple victory at Tallinn Marathon, top Estonian takes sixth

10.09.23 NEWS ... The 2023 Tallinn Marathon was won by Kenyan Sammy Kigen on Sunday morning, who finished with a time of 2:11.42. Leonid Latsepov topped the Estonian rankings and placed sixth overall with a time of 2:14.23 (+2.41).

This year's honey yield average, but very sweet due to drought

10.09.23 NEWS ... While Estonia has seen what can be considered an average honey yield this year, dry summer conditions have led bees to produce very sweet honey. This Friday and Saturday, the small Southern Estonian city of Karksi-Nuia hosted its 15th Honey Festival.

Gallery: Pop star Louis Tomlinson appears in Tallinn

08.09.23 NEWS ... British singer-songwriter Louis Tomlinson played the Unibet Arena in Tallinn earlier this week.

Kaja Kallas to run for Reform Party chair again this fall

08.09.23 NEWS ... Prime Minister Kaja Kallas says that the Reform Party board supports her remaining in office as prime minister, and confirmed Friday that she intends to run for reelection as chair at the party's regular elections this fall.

Association symbolically hands Riigikogu speaker petition opposing car tax

08.09.23 NEWS ... On Friday, the Estonian Car Owners' Association symbolically handed over a "No to car tax!" petition to Riigikogu Speaker Lauri Hussar (Eesti 200). 77,442 digital signatures were collected in the petition, which opposes the introduction of a much-discussed new car tax in Estonia.

Gallery: Natural history museum exhibition teaches visitors about mushrooms

08.09.23 NEWS ... Last month's rainy weather means it has been an exceptionally good year for mushrooms in Estonia. To the delight of mushroom lovers, the annual mushroom exhibition is now also open at the Museum of Natural History in Tallinn. However, this year in particular, it is definitely worth getting to know which mushrooms are poisonous, as they are also more abundant than usual in Estonia's forests.

Gallery: Tallinn streets before and after reconstruction

04.09.23 NEWS ... The city of Tallinn has released videos on what streets currently being renovated in the city center should look like once the work is completed. ERR publishes the gallery complete with images of how the streets looked before reconstruction and how they should look after.

Start of schoolyear traffic fears fail to materialize

04.09.23 NEWS ... The start of the 2023/2024 schoolyear did not result in massive gridlock in the streets of Tallinn on September 1 and 4, contrary to what many feared.

Gallery: NOËP plays to over 10,000 at Tallinn's A. Le Coq Arena

04.09.23 NEWS ... Saturday's concert in Tallinn featuring artist NOËP sold over 10,000 tickets which, the artist himself says, makes it the biggest-selling gig by a domestic performer over the past 30 years.

Paide dairy plant produces first cheddar cheese batch in test run

01.09.23 NEWS ... The first test batch of cheddar cheese has been produced at E-Piim's new dairy plant in Paide, Järva County. The state-of-the-art dairy production facility, which is the most advanced in the Baltics, will be used to produce cheddar, gouda and whey once its full-time operations commence next spring.

Tallinn wants new 1,200-pupil basic school in former ministry building

01.09.23 NEWS ... Tallinn Deputy Mayor Tiit Terik (Center) has proposed that a new school be built in the soon-to-be-vacant Ministry of Rural Affairs building in Tallinn's Old Town, with places for more than a thousand pupils. In order for this to happen, Terik is requesting that the state transfer ownership of the building to the city free of charge.

Gallery: Storm downs around 100 trees in one Võru County park

01.09.23 NEWS ... High winds during a storm in Southeastern Estonia felled an estimated 100 trees in a local park, prompting an all-day clear up.

Gallery: Tallinn tram completes test run on newly renovated line

31.08.23 NEWS ... This Friday, trams 2 and 4 will begin running through the streets of Tallinn once again. On Thursday, a successful test run was completed on the newly renovated sections of track in the center of the Estonian capital.

Gallery: First reservists arrive for exercise 'Ussisõnad'

30.08.23 NEWS ... The "Ussisõnad" exercise brought together the leaders of the Northern Territorial Defense District's reserve subunits at the Tapa military base.

ERR heralds new broadcasting season at Fotografiska gallery

30.08.23 NEWS ... Public broadcaster ERR held a season-opening event on Tuesday, to mark the start of the fall TV and radio schedules and to showcase new content to be broadcast soon.

Gallery: Song Festival Grounds host street food festival

29.08.23 NEWS ... A street food fair held at the Song Festival Grounds (Lauluväljak) not only attracted crowds but also saw awards handed out to participants.

Gallery: Second Hennessy Urban Festival at Põhjala factory

28.08.23 NEWS ... The second Hennessy Urban Festival took place in Tallinn on Saturday, as one of the last major events of summer.

Gallery: Estonian PM Kaja Kallas' visit to AS Metaprint in January 2022

28.08.23 NEWS ... While Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) claims to have been unaware of her husband's business activities in Russia, the Estonian Government Office's photo archive contains a gallery showing a visit Kallas made to AS Metaprint, one of the companies at the heart of the current scandal, on January 28, 2022.

Gallery: Estonian National Opera's new season opens with traditional fair

28.08.23 NEWS ... This Sunday saw the opening of the Estonian National Opera's 118th season. A traditional fair held to mark the occasion gave visitors the chance to get a closer look at the life of the theater and an opportunity to snap up the best tickets for the upcoming season.

Photos: Night of Ancient Lights in Tallinn's Inglirand

27.08.23 NEWS ... The Night of Ancient Lights was celebrated with a concert and bonfires near the Russalka Monument in Inglirand on Saturday.

University of Tartu Rector Toomas Asser takes the oath of office

25.08.23 NEWS ... Rector of the University of Tartu Toomas Asser takes the oath of office during the inauguration ceremony at the open session of the council and the senate of the university on August 25.

Gallery: Flag ceremony in front of Kadriorg Palace marks Ukraine holiday

24.08.23 NEWS ... The Ukrainian flag was hoisted in front of the Office of the President to mark Ukraine National Day on Thursday.

Gallery: Victims of totalitarianism remembered in Maarjamäe

23.08.23 NEWS ... Victims of totalitarian regimes were remembered today at the memorial to victims of communism in Maarjamäe.

Lt. Gen. Johannes Kert memorial unveiled in Võru

23.08.23 NEWS ... Commander of the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) Gen. Martin Herem, Estonian Minister of Defense Hanno Pevkur (Reform) and representatives of the Estonian Reserve Officers' Association (EROK), unveiled a bust of Lt. Gen. Johannes Kert on Tuesday in Võru, in the square in front of Taara barracks.

Gallery: Ninth Urissaare Country Festival attracts crowd of over 2,000

23.08.23 NEWS ... More than 2,000 people attended the Urissaare country festival (Urissaare kantrifestival) in Pärnu County last weekend.

Gallery: Kaja Kallas hosts annual meeting of former prime ministers

21.08.23 NEWS ... Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) hosted an annual meeting of the country's former prime ministers at Stenbock House on Monday.

Gallery: Estonian singers Liisi Koikson, Ott Lepland give open air concert

21.08.23 NEWS ... Events marking the 32nd anniversary of the restoration of Esstonian independence included a free open-air concert in Tallinn, featuring singers Liisi Koikson and Ott Lepland.

Gallery: President Alar Karis' reception marks restoration of Independence

21.08.23 NEWS ... President Alar Karis hosted the annual Rose Garden (Roosiaed) reception at Kadriorg Sunday evening, marking the 32nd anniversary of the restoration of Estonian independence.

Gallery: Viljandi Guitar Festival organizes summer concerts in Noblessner

19.08.23 NEWS ... Mari Jürjens and Krista Citra Joonas gave a joint concert at the Noblessner leisure center as part of the Viljandi Guitar Festival. Two more guitar concerts are scheduled for late August.

Gallery: Informal meeting of Baltic prime ministers at Arvo Pärt Center

18.08.23 NEWS ... The Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian prime ministers started their annual informal meeting this morning at the Arvo Pärt Center, Estonia.

Speaker of Finnish Parliament makes official visit to Estonia on Thursday

17.08.23 NEWS ... On Thursday, Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Jussi Halla-aho is on a one-day visit to Estonia.

Gallery: Vanemuine Theater in Tartu kicks off 154th season

17.08.23 NEWS ... Tartu's Vanemuine Theater opened its 154th season with an extravaganza, as both new and old faces were honored.

Flora out of UEFA Conference League after 5-0 aggregate loss to Farul

17.08.23 NEWS ... Estonian Meistriliiga champions FC Flora Tallinn exited this season's UEFA Europa Conference League following a comprehensive 5-0 aggregate defeat to Romanian side Farul Constanța. Farul came away from Tallinn's A Le Coq Arena with a comfortable 2-0 victory to book their spot in the competition's final qualifying round.

TV series about MS Estonia ferry disaster chosen for Toronto Film Festival

16.08.23 NEWS ... "Estonia," a television drama series telling the story of the sinking of the MS Estonia ferry and subsequent joint investigation by the Estonian, Finnish and Swedish authorities, has been selected for the primetime program of the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Haljala Church renovation work reveals unique wall niches

16.08.23 NEWS ... Three unique wall niches have been found in a Lääne-Viru County church, during the course of renovation work, ETV news show "Aktuaalne kaamera" (AK) reported Tuesday. The niches, built into the exterior walls, would most likely once have been used to contain statues of saints.

Ultima Thule and friends perform in memory of Riho Sibul

13.08.23 NEWS ... Veteran Estonian rockers Ultima Thule gave a concert Thursday evening, in memory of band member and guitarist Riho Sibul, who died last November.

Gallery: The Weeknd brings high energy to Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

13.08.23 NEWS ... Superstar Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd performed before a sell-out crowd of over 55,000 enthusiastic fans at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds (Tallinna lauluväljak) Saturday night, when the weather remained clear and warm.

Gallery: Setomaa Treski festival day one

13.08.23 NEWS ... The first half of August is high season for festivals and outdoor events in Estonia, and this year has been no exception, including this weekend's Treski Festival in Setomaa, southeastern Estonia.

Gallery: British and Irish Isles focus of this year's Viru Folk Festival

13.08.23 NEWS ... The 16th edition of the Viru Folk Festival started Friday in the picturesque coastal village of Käsmu, Lääne-Viru County.

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