08.12.19 ... The first Elron train to run on the newly-opened Riisipere-Turba rail extension in northwestern Estonia left Tallinn station on Sunday.
07.12.19 ... Prime ministers of all three Baltic States have pledged their support for Rail Baltic, the planned high-speed electric rail connection linking Tallinn to the Polish-Lithuanian border, Baltic News Service reports, noting an increased governmental coordination going forward, in the wake of controversies in the private sector management of the project.
07.12.19 ... Friday, the Christmas forest, which was prepared in cooperation with RMK, was opened in front of the Office of the President of the Republic.
05.12.19 ... Thursday saw the coalition government's regular Thursday sitting take place at the University of Tartu, marking the centennial of the founding of the national university.
05.12.19 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) attended a working dinner with United States President Donald Trump in London on Wednesday, following a NATO leaders' meeting at the summit there. The lunch was open to leaders from countries who have met the 2 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution to NATO requirement, ERR reports.
01.12.19 ... While the University of Tartu in its earliest form was first established in 1632, Estonian did not become the university's official language of instruction until Dec. 1, 1919. This year, Estonia's national university is celebrating the centennial of this milestone, with the jubilee culminating in two days of celebrations on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
29.11.19 ... Head of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) Archbishop Urmas Viilma met head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill in Moscow on Friday.
28.11.19 ... A gold bracelet dating from the 3rd century A.D. found in Saaremaa in September has gone on display at Kuressaare Castle, though only for five days.
27.11.19 ... Governor General of Canada Julie Payette is currently on a two-day visit to Estonia, Canada's first official high-level visit to the country, which she began with a meeting with President Kersti Kaljulaid at Kadriorg.
27.11.19 ... A collection of Rein Vainküla's architectural photography is to be unveiled at Tallinn University of Technology on Friday, which documents, among other things, the modernist upheaval in Tallinn's urban construction between the 1960s and 1980s, ERR's culture portal reports.
25.11.19 ... On a visit to Estonia on Monday, Speaker of the Eduskunta (Parliament of Finland) Matti Vanhanen met with President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas (EKRE), with whom he discussed matters related to the Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU, the activities of both countries' parliaments as well as cooperation between the two.
22.11.19 ... The Estonian Navy and Air Force marked their 101st anniversaries on Thursday.
19.11.19 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Monday, discussing security issues and preparations ahead of a NATO leaders' meeting in the United Kingdom next month.
17.11.19 ... While the majority of public schools in Estonia provide Estonian-language education, Russian remains the primary language of instruction at a substantial number of schools, particularly in cities and regions with significant Russian-speaking populations. As educators, experts and lawmakers continue to debate whether and how to transition to a fully Estonian-language model, one tiny school in a rural borough on the northern coast of Lake Peipus continues to operate bilingually — as it has for more than a century already.
14.11.19 ... A motion of no-confidence in rural affairs minister Mart Järvik (EKRE) failed a Riigikogu vote on Thursday.
14.11.19 ... Harju County Court sentenced former national ski coach Mati Alaver to probation for facilitating doping activities on Thursday, ERR reports.
12.11.19 ... Now we're well into November, even the wildlife has resigned itself to the fact that autumn is passing, and winter is nearly upon us, ERR's Menu portal reports.
12.11.19 ... Portraits of former agriculture and rural affairs ministers during the Soviet occupation of Estonia, have reappeared at the rural affairs ministry, ERR reports.
07.11.19 ... This year's Christmas tree, which is being put up in Tallinn's Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square) on Thursday, is once again a native of Estonia's capital city, having grown on a property on Rõika tänav in Haabersti.
07.11.19 ... Incoming foreign trade and IT minister Kaimar Karu took his oath of office at the Riigikogu Thursday.
06.11.19 ... A unit of the Queen's Royal Hussars to arrive in Estonia in the framework of the Tractable exercise formally began its five-month rotation in NATO Battlegroup Estonia with a ceremony held at Tapa Army Base on Tuesday.
06.11.19 ... The top three winning designs for the future Rail Baltica terminal in Tallinn's Ülemiste neighborhood were unveiled on Wednesday, one of which will be selected, following negotiations, as the guiding design for when planning begins.
06.11.19 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid is currently on a visit to Kuwait, where she met on Tuesday with Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to discuss cooperation in the UN as well as the generation of business opportunities for both countries' businesses.
03.11.19 ... In an appearance on Sunday's episode of weekly morning program Hommik Anuga, 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship silver medalists Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Maicel Uibo spoke with host Anu Välba about their recent historic double medal and how they support one another as athletes.
01.11.19 ... On Friday afternoon, supporters of the coalition Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE), many of them on the older side, gathered in Tartu's Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square) to protest against LGBT+ events being held at a youth center in Tartu. Young counterprotesters also arrived on the scene in support of the LGBT+ community.
30.10.19 ... Winner of a design competition for a new parking garage complex in Tartu has been chosen, ERR's Culture portal reports.
28.10.19 ... Tallinn Zoo (Tallinna loomaaed) broke the record for the intake of produce at its annual pumpkin drive this year, surpassing last year's total of 20 tons of the gourd and filling out all of its storage capacity over the weekend.
28.10.19 ... Nearly 32,000 customers were still without electricity Monday morning, following storms which ravaged much of western and southern Estonia on Sunday afternoon, ERR's online news in Estonian reports.
28.10.19 ... Tens of thousands of homes across Estonia were left without electricity as high winds lashed the country. South Estonia was most affected, as the weather service issued a level one storm warning, and the southern town of Võru was left completely cut off.
26.10.19 ... Macho the German Shepherd dog is retiring from police service after celebrating his 10th birthday, ERR's Menu portal reports.
17.10.19 ... Speaking at the Estonian Defence Forces' (EDF) Central Training Area on Thursday morning, President Kersti Kaljulaid said that the snap exercise Okas 2019 has once again demonstrated the efficiency and combat readiness of Estonia's reserve forces.
26.09.19 ... Thursday saw a blood donation drive at ERR as personnel from North Estonia Regional Hospital's (Põhja-Eesti Regionaalhaigla) Blood Center (Verekeskus) visited the News House on Kreutzwaldi Street in Tallinn.
24.09.19 ... A new review of the case of the sinking of the MS Estonia began in Tallinn Administrative Court on Tuesday. The primary demand of the plaintiffs in the case is a new dive to the shipwreck.
23.09.19 ... Sunday saw the marking of national day of resistance in Estonia, which commemorates all those who stood for the preservation of Estonia's national continuity and independence during the close-on half a century of Soviet occupation.
23.09.19 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) greeted representatives of the Estonian community in North America, as well as those of Latvia and Lithuania, at an event hosted at Estonian House in New York on Sunday.
21.09.19 ... Kai Art Center opened in a former submarine factory in Tallinn's Noblessneri sadam (Port Noblessner) on Friday. The new center will be the first permanent home for Estonian contemporary art.
21.09.19 ... The second World Cleanup Day (WCD), a large-scale worldwide civic action with its roots in Estonia, kicked off on the Pacific island of Fiji and will end in Hawaii, involving millions of volunteers in 163 countries — including several tens of thousands of Estonians — coming together to clean up their respective countries around the world.
20.09.19 ... On Thursday evening a speech and concert was held on Tallinn's Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square) which commemorated Estonians fleeing from the Soviet Union 75 years ago.
17.09.19 ... Restoration of a church in Estonia have brought new life to interior paintings from the later middle ages, according to a report on ETV current affairs show Aktuaalne kaamera.
16.09.19 ... At approximately 9:15 a.m. on Monday, a passenger train crashed into a Renault vehicle at a level crossing lacking a crossing gate in Türi Municipality. Two passengers in the vehicle sustained injuries in the collision.
14.09.19 ... Saturday saw the literary street festival (Kirjandustänava festival) in Tallinn, which celebrated Estonian literature, its heritage and the literary scene in the country, ERR's Menu portal reports.
14.09.19 ... A demonstration at Hirve Park in Tallinn Saturday called for the resignation of Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) and his government.
10.09.19 ... Estonia's national football team lost 4-0 at home to the Netherlands in a European Championships qualifier in Tallinn Monday night, leaving the team firmly rooted at the bottom of Group C.
07.09.19 ... Saturday saw the 10-kilometer Optibet Autmn Race (Sügisjooks) won by Vasil Koval (Ukraine) in 30 minutes and 10 seconds. Otmane Nait-Hammou (Sweden) and Ibrahim Mukunga (Kenya) finished a few seconds later in second and third place, with fourth place going to Estonian Karel Hussar, ERR's online news in Estonian reports.
07.09.19 ... Readers out and about in central Tallinn a bit before 4 p.m. on Saturday may have already spotted this beast as it made a low flyover, but perhaps weren't sure at the time what it was.
01.09.19 ... Sunday, Sept. 1 marked the start of the new school year in Estonia, with students all over the country attending ceremonies and getting reacquainted with school friends and teachers. One upper secondary school (Gümnaasium) in Kohtla-Järve, Ida-Viru County, opened its doors for the very first time, welcoming just over 320 students. The school teaches in the Estonian language in a region with a large proportion of native Russian-language speakers.
01.09.19 ... The night of Saturday, Aug. 31 saw the night of ancient bonfires (Estonian: muinastulede öö) marked across the country with fires large and small heralding the end of summer.
29.08.19 ... Even broken up across a period of several years, a total price tag of €320 million for a modern Estonian-Russian border seems to be too much for a government struggling with budget issues. And so now Estonia has to start looking for corners to cut from the original plans and lean on the EU for as much support as possible, writes journalist Toomas Sildam.
29.08.19 ... The first passengers traveled by self driving bus in Kadriorg, Tallinn after a new bus line was launched on Wednesday.
28.08.19 ... While not yet opening a full-sized store, Thursday will mark Swedish furniture giant IKEA's entry into the Estonian market with both the launch of its online store and the opening of a limited brick-and-mortar location in Tallinn featuring an online order pickup point and showroom.