11.02.19 ... The purpose of the Enterprise Estonia representation opened in Dubai on Sunday is to strengthen Estonia's economic ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and increase the export opportunities of Estonian businesses in the Gulf region, Enterprise Estonia CEO Alo Ivask said in a press release.
08.02.19 ... Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, who took over as head of the Latvian government late last month, paid his first foreign visit to Estonia, meeting with Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) in Tallinn on Friday.
07.02.19 ... ERR News hosted a live pre-election debate on Thursday featuring panellists Yana Toom (Centre), Riina Sikkut (SDE), Keit Pentus-Rosimannus (Reform), Eva-Liisa Luhamets (Isamaa) and Liina Normet (Estonia 200), and moderated by ERR News' Aili Vahtla. Those who missed the live stream can watch it here.
02.02.19 ... In a speech on the 99th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Tartu between Estonia and Soviet Russia, which marked the end of the War of Independence, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser described the events leading up to the signing of the treaty as a major historical victory of nascent Estonian diplomacy, as it established the foundation for Estonia's international recognition as an independent state.
25.01.19 ... Hosted by Triinu "Lepatriinu" Paometsa and musician Reigo Ahven, the Estonian Music Awards gala was held at Tallinn's Saku Suurhall on Thursday night, where awards were handed out in a total of 17 categories.
22.01.19 ... The National Electoral Committee on Monday registered all candidates for the upcoming Riigikogu elections, determining the order of parties and independent candidates by drawing lots.
20.01.19 ... The first official Women's March to be held in Estonia took place in Tallinn on Saturday afternoon, in which hundreds of demonstrators marched through Tallinn's Old Town to Telliskivi Creative City via Baltic Station.
19.01.19 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) and Minister of the Interior Katri Raik (SDE) on Friday visited the point in Southeastern Estonia where the borders of Estonia, Latvia and Russia meet and where construction of Estonia's modern eastern border will begin.
11.01.19 ... The coalition Social Democratic Party (SDE) on Friday became the second party to submit its candidate lists and other required paperwork to the State Electoral Office ahead of the 2019 Riigikogu elections.
09.01.19 ... Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) representatives Jaak Madison and Henn Põlluaas submitted their party's candidate lists to the State Electoral Office on Wednesday.
07.01.19 ... Some 200 people participated in hikes on Sunday along the historical battlefront of the Estonian War of Independence in commemoration of key battle victories that changed the course of the war.
03.01.19 ... The Estonian Weather Service on Wednesday issued a Level 2 storm warning for the the country's western and island counties which by afternoon spread to include its northern coastal counties as well. High winds and near whiteout conditions resulted in disruptions to ferry and even air travel and left thousands of households without power.
26.12.18 ... ERR readers submitted snapshots of their Christmas celebrations, which were made especially festive by a thick blanket of snow that fell in time for the holidays this year.
12.12.18 ... A number of choirs gathered at the Song Festival Grounds in Tallinn at dawn on Wednesday to sing in memory of the legendary Estonian composer and choir conductor Gustav Ernesaks on what would have been his 110th birthday.
10.12.18 ... The Smart and Healthy Estonia (Tark ja Terve Eesti) movement held a protest at Freedom Square on Sunday against the UN Global Compact for Migration and in support of the freedom of speech. At the same time, Estonia 200 convened at the adjacent Wabadus Café, promising an alternative to fearmongering politics.
04.12.18 ... An official ceremony was held on the grounds of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces in which Gen. Riho Terras handed over command of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) to Maj. Gen. Martin Herem.
08.11.18 ... Continuing a tradition of public Christmas trees going back centuries in Tallinn, this year's official tree, a spruce found growing on Kibuvitsa Street in the capital's own Kristiine District, was cut down at 9:00 this morning and reached Town Hall Square around midday.
06.11.18 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas on Tuesday opened the Alzhir memorial stone in Astana, Kazakhstan, dedicated to the victims of political repressions and totalitarianism. While in Kazakhstan, he also visited Petrovka, a 125-year-old village with Estonian roots.
24.10.18 ... Team Estonia earned the bronze medal in sitting volleyball at the Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia after defeating Poland 2:0 in the bronze medal match.
15.10.18 ... The all new Arvo Pärt Centre in Laulasmaa east of Tallinn is opening its doors to the public on Wednesday this week. The centre's new building is the latest in a by now long line of cultural efforts made in Estonia's centennial year.
15.10.18 ... For the 14th time, the Ministry of Education and Research recognised Estonia's best teachers, students and supporters of education, crowning Teachers of the Year in a total of 11 categories. Ülo Vooglaid was also the first recipient of the ministry's Lifetime Achievement Award.
14.10.18 ... Earlier this year, news broke of an extraordinary find of medieval artifacts in Tallinn — not in the famous Old Town, but outside of its walls, in what is the now trendy district of Kalamaja. The thousands of artifacts uncovered at the construction site of the new Mündriku Residents complex at Jahu 6/Väike-Patarei 1 have since reached the hands of the Estonian History Museum, among others, but just two months ago, the priceless objects were still being dug up and bagged up by hand — by students.
11.10.18 ... Minister of Defence Jüri Luik (Pro Patria) visited Estonian troops serving in the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission. The Estonian infantry platoon deployed to Afghanistan is tasked with offering force protection to allied units advising Afghan security forces.
09.10.18 ... Construction of the new museum started on 6 October, if everything goes according to plan, the museum will open to the public in July next year.
08.10.18 ... On the second day of their two-day visit to Estonia, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex met with students of Tallinn English College, a general education school in Estonia's capital offering in-depth education in the English language for grades 1-12.
05.10.18 ... Construction at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds is underway to ensure that singers at the 150th anniversary of the Song Festival in 2019 can feel safe onstage standing under the iconic arch as they perform.
04.10.18 ... It can seem funny to think of the details of our daily lives as a part of history, but isn't history just a collection of stories about daily lives? The clothes we wear, the music we listen to, and — as shown in this exhibit — the furniture that we use to decorate our homes often represents larger social, cultural, and political stories.
02.10.18 ... The Music Endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Music Council marked International Music Day on 1 October with the 11th Music Awards gala held at Tallinn Airport.
28.09.18 ... Friday marks the 24th anniversary of the sinking of the MS Estonia in the Baltic Sea, which still remains the deadliest peacetime shipwreck to have occurred in European waters.
27.09.18 ... The Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) on Tuesday introduced the newest version of Estonia's ID card, featuring additional security elements and a contactless interface, which will begin to be rolled out no later than next year.
25.09.18 ... Following the conclusion of Holy Mass in Freedom Square, Pope Francis, who was in Tallinn for a one-day visit on Tuesday, departed Estonia. Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) saw the Pope off at Tallinn Airport, thanking him for his visit.
25.09.18 ... Pope Francis arrived in Tallinn on Tuesday morning, where he was received by President Kersti Kaljulaid in Kadriorg. Spectators gathered to catch a glimpse of the head of the worldwide Catholic Church, who is in Estonia for a one-day visit.
25.09.18 ... Following the arrival of his flight at Tallinn Airport on Tuesday morning, Pope Francis traveled to Kadriorg, where he was received by President Kersti Kaljulaid. The head of the worldwide Catholic Church is in Estonia for a one-day visit.
25.09.18 ... Pope Francis arrived at Tallinn Airport shortly before 10:00 EEST on Tuesday. The head of the worldwide Catholic Church is in Estonia for a one-day visit.
25.09.18 ... Tallinn's Freedom Square buzzed with action on Monday as workers quickly set up the square in preparation for Pope Francis' visit and the Holy Mass to be celebrated on Tuesday afternoon.
24.09.18 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) on Sunday met with members of the Estonian community of New York to hear their opinions on the preservation of Estonian culture and the future of Estonia, celebrating the country's centennial as well as Estonia's increasing role and responsibilities in the world.
23.09.18 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) on Friday toured Hiiumaa, Estonia's second largest island, where he met with educational workers, local government leaders, entrepreneurs and local residents as well as visited the Hiiu Subdistrict of the volunteer Estonian Defence League (Kaitseliit).
17.09.18 ... The first ever World Cleanup Day, whose roots lie in the Estonian civic movement Let's Do It!, was held on Saturday, 15 September, with an estimated 13 million people across some 150 countries worldwide pitching in to clean up their local areas. Cleanups were postponed in some parts of the world due to inclement weather and other concerns, however, which means that various WCD figures are not yet final.
14.09.18 ... Following extensive renovations, Tammsaare Park in the heart of Central Tallinn reopened to the public on Friday, where new features include new paved paths, white benches and a series of frames that are already proving a popular place for visitors to pose for pictures.
09.09.18 ... Estonian Roman Fosti won Sunday's Tallinn Marathon in 2:24:08.
29.08.18 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid will spend the next seven days in Narva, where she will stay at a local guesthouse and work from the University of Tartu's Narva college. The move has already brought the eastern border town increased attention.
23.08.18 ... The newly completed Victims of Communism Memorial in the Maarjamäe neighbourhood of Tallinn was opened with a special ceremony on Thursday timed to coincide with the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, also known as Black Ribbon Day.
22.08.18 ... Rene Tammist (SDE) was sworn in as the new Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology before the Riigikogu on Wednesday.
20.08.18 ... Continuing a tradition first introduced by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves in 2007, President Kersti Kaljulaid held a reception in the Rose Garden of the Presidential Palace in Kadriorg on Monday in honor of the Day of Restoration of Independence.
17.08.18 ... The Police and Border Guard are dispatching several hundred officers to this year's Weekend Festival in Pärnu. Several ten thousand visitors are expected to attend the 70 concerts and parties of the festival.
16.08.18 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) visited the remote Western Estonian island of Kihnu on Wednesday, where he met with local government and civic leaders, visited singer Kihnu Virve and the site of the island's new rescue centre, among other things.
16.08.18 ... So the UEFA Super Cup came and went on a pleasant mid-August night in Tallinn on Wednesday. The game had a lot to live up to after all the build up and was kicking off very late, at 22.00 EEST, to make it an eight-in-the-evening start for fans of both teams back home in Spain. Most of the big names from both teams made an appearance on the pitch, though Belgian 'keeper Thibaut Courtois remained on the bench throughout in favour of yet another World Cup alumnus, Keylor Navas of Costa Rica. Angelo Palmeri gives us his post-match analysis of what turned out to be a pretty eventful game, followed by a gallery of photos of fans, players and everything connected with the event.
10.08.18 ... Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) infantry platoon ESPLA-26, which deployed from Estonia early Monday morning, entered service under the French-led anti-insurgent Operation Barkhane this week.
04.08.18 ... Swiss triathlete Philipp Koutny won the first Ironman Tallinn on Saturday. German Marc Dülsen finished second. Estonian Marko Albert came in third, overtaken by Koutny and later Dülsen only 10 km before the finish.
31.07.18 ... Mourners gathered at the Estonian Television building in Tallinn to pay their last respects to longtime ETV journalist Mati Talvik, who died last Wednesday at age 76.