Gallery: New Triigi-Sõru ferry enters regular service

01.05.17 ... Built in the shipyards of Baltic Workboats in Nasva, the latest of Estonia’s new island ferries, the Soela, will take up regular line service between the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa today Monday. Unlike the larger ferries recently introduced on the routes from the islands to the Estonian mainland, Soela was finished a week before the deadline.

Gallery: MPs Siret Kotka and Martin Repinski get married

01.05.17 ... Members of the Riigikogu for the Center Party, Siret Kotka and Martin Repinski, got married on Sunday. The reception took place at Mäetaguse Manor in Ida-Viru County.

Gallery: US F-35 fighter jets arrive in Estonia

25.04.17 ... Two U.S. F-35 Lightning II stealth Joint Strike Fighters landed at Ämari Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. The new fighter jets are in Europe for several weeks in order to participate in joint training flights together with the aircraft of U.S. and other allied air forces.

Protests in Tallinn against current shape of Rail Baltic project

23.04.17 ... Protesters gathered in Tallinn’s Freedom Square on Saturday to express their objection to the Rail Baltic project in its current form. The “line drawn from Tallinn to Pärnu”, in their opinion, is not based on sufficient research, and will destroy wildlife and have too grave an effect on the environment.

Ryan in Tallinn: US shoulder to shoulder with Estonia against all dangers

22.04.17 ... Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, arrived in Tallinn on Saturday, where he met with Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) and later on also President Kersti Kaljulaid. Ryan expressed unwavering support for NATO and promised that the U.S. would stand with Estonia in case of any danger coming to the country.

Gallery: NATO battle group begins service with military parade in Tapa

20.04.17 ... The NATO battle group stationed in Estonia marked the beginning of its service with a ceremony and military parade at the 1st Infantry Battalion's Tapa Army Base on Thursday afternoon.

Gallery: First British Airways flight lands at Tallinn airport

28.03.17 ... U.K.'s flag-carrier airline British Airways kicked off flights on its new route connecting Tallinn and London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday.

Gallery: Candles lit across Estonia in honor of March 1949 deportations

26.03.17 ... March 25 marked the 68th anniversary of the March 1949 deportations of over 90,000 people from the Baltics. Estonians across the country paid tribute to the victims with ceremonies, services and tens of thousands of candles.

Gallery: Seven new attractions to receive Enterprise Estonia support

17.03.17 ... The seven attractions across Estonia to be granted support by Enterprise Estonia range from a space park in Põltsamaa to a seaside center in Dirham that will include a beach, an aquarium and a scuba diving center.

Birds' spring migration already underway

07.03.17 ... The first of Estonia's migratory birds have already been making their way back to the country, including swans, larks, lapwings and geese — species that winter relatively nearby, in warmer parts of Europe.

Gallery: Estonian, US soldiers face off at Winter Camp

02.03.17 ... The tactical phase of the 1st Infantry Battalion's Winter Camp exercise began on Wednesday, in which battalion conscripts and a company-sized unit of U.S. troops will face off against Estonia's Scouts Battalion.

Gallery: President Kaljulaid lays wreath on grave of Konstantin Päts

23.02.17 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid laid a wreath on the grave of the first President of the Republic of Estonia Konstantin Päts in a ceremony held at Tallinn's Forest Cemetery.

Gallery: 1920 peace treaty on display for opening of new National Archives building

03.02.17 ... After seven years of planning and construction, the National Archives of Estonia opened its new main building Noora in Tartu this week. Following an invitational event on Wednesday, Noora kicked off a three-day open house on Thursday during which the public is welcome on guided tours of the facilities and can see the original 1920 Treaty of Tartu.

Gallery: Estonia's National Defence Committee visits UN peacekeepers serving in Lebanon

01.02.17 ... From Monday through Wednesday, members of the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu visited soldiers serving on the UNIFIL peacekeeping mission in Southern Lebanon in order to familiarize themselves with the tasks and service of Estonian peacekeepers serving there.

Gallery: Ratas, Sester and Palo tour soon-to-be-renovated Linnahall

21.12.16 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center), Minister of Finance Sven Sester (IRL) and Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo (SDE) visited Tallinn's Linnahall on Wednesday afternoon in order to get an overview of the architectural monument's current state and provide an overview of opportunities available for supporting the realization of the structure's renovation from the state budget.

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