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.
27.08.19 ... Listed Estonian construction company Nordecon is scheduled to open the first phase of the renovated D-Terminal of Tallinn's primary passenger port in two months. The extension and other reconstruction work at the port are scheduled to be completed by next summer.
23.08.19 ... Friday marks the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, when two million people formed a 670-kilometer human chain across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in a mass protest against the ongoing Soviet occupation. The anniversary is being marked by events throughout Estonia and the Baltics as well as abroad.
23.08.19 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way together with Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis in Riga on Friday.
21.08.19 ... Russian president Vladimir Putin was in Helsinki Wednesday, meeting his Finnish opposite number Sauli Niinistö.
21.08.19 ... Tuesday, Aug. 20 was Day of Restoration of Independence in Estonia, marking 28 years since the country became free again after close to five decades under Soviet occupation.
19.08.19 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) hosted his predecessors, the previous prime ministers of Estonia, at Stenbock House on Monday.
17.08.19 ... The Reform Party wants a vote of no-confidence in the coalition government led by Jüri Ratas (Centre).
13.08.19 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) paid a visit to the Tapa military base, east of Tallinn, Tuesday, chatting with British soldiers based there as part of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup.
13.08.19 ... From the organizers of Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), Tartu Love Film Festival "Tartuff" began in the Southern Estonian city's Town Hall Square on Monday night, where nearly 700 people showed up for the opening ceremony despite the rain.
13.08.19 ... Reggae, hip-hop and reggaeton festival Wagwan attracted nearly 4,000 fans to the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds last Friday.
12.08.19 ... On Saturday, Aug. 10, more than 1,100 festivalgoers filled Tallinn's Pirita Convent for this year's Ballet Gala. Birgitta Festival's gala performance, under the artistic direction of Toomas Edur, brought world-class ballet dancers to the stage from Germany, Finland, Estonia, Russia and Sweden — all places that played a pivotal role on the creative journey of Estonian ballet conductor Eri Klas.
12.08.19 ... Around 9,000 people attended the seventh annual Opinion Festival (Estonian: Arvamusfestival) in the central Estonian town of Paide over the weekend.
07.08.19 ... Estonian infantry platoon ESTPLA-30, which began serving at a military base in Gao, Mali in April, conducted its final patrol in the city on Tuesday and is prepared to hand over its tasks to ESTPLA-32, the infantry unit to replace it.
06.08.19 ... From June 27 through July 3, Estonians from across the world came together to celebrate their Estonian culture and identity at the 12th ESTO festival. ESTO 2019, dedicated to the theme "Our Future," took place immediately prior to the XXVII Song and XX Dance Festival, beginning in Helsinki and moving through Tartu before concluding in Tallinn. Toronto Estonian Juku Gold takes a look back at the festival through the eyes of a youth delegate.
04.08.19 ... For the 26th time, the Seto Kingdom was proclaimed for a day in the Setomaa region of Southeastern Estonia, this time in the tiny village of Küllätüvä. The pinnacle of Seto Kingdom Day, which is one of the highlights of the Seto calendar, was the democratic direct election of the next ülembsootska, or regent of the god-king Peko.
03.08.19 ... The second ever Ironman Tallinn triathlon is currently underway, with athletes completing a swim, bike ride and full marathon in immediate succession.
29.07.19 ... Sunday marked the hottest day of the summer yet in Estonia. The heat has since broken, however, and the new week has brought with it more comfortable temperatures.
26.07.19 ... U.S. F-35A Lightning II and F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets arrived at Ämari Air Base on Thursday, where they practiced tactical refueling in the course of the exercise Rapid Forge.
25.07.19 ... Thursday marks the last additional day of filming on Laagna Road in Tallinn's Lasnamäe District granted to British director Christopher Nolan for his feature-length film "Tenet." Filming was originally scheduled to wrap on Sunday, but the film's production company successfully sought an additional two days of filming this week.
21.07.19 ... Tallinn Zoo celebrated Ice Cream Day on Saturday, when animals and visitors alike had the chance to cool off with frozen treats.
19.07.19 ... A public driverless bus, Estonia's second, made its debut at Tallinn's Kadriorg Park on Friday, part of a six-month pilot introduced by Tallinn Transport Department in cooperation with Tallinn University of Technology (Taltech).
19.07.19 ... Returning to Estonia for the fourth time, Metallica gave a sold-out show to 60,000 at Raadi Airfield in Tartu on Thursday night.
17.07.19 ... Filming that began on Laagna Road in Tallinn's Lasnamäe District last Wednesday has continued this week. British director Christopher Nolan's film crew is back on Laagna Road as of Wednesday, where filming is scheduled to wrap up over the weekend.
17.07.19 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid was among those to see the Admiral Bellingshausen off from Estonian waters at the Port of Roomassaare in Saaremaa on Wednesday, as the yacht, ultimately bound for Antarctica, begins to make its way south.
16.07.19 ... A free movie music concert was held at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds on Monday evening, organized in connection with the filming of Christopher Nolan's "Tenet." The concert was part of Lasnamäe Movie Summer, a program offering a series of free events throughout the period when filming is taking place in Tallinn's Lasnamäe District.
15.07.19 ... An Estonian-led expedition to Antarctica broke anchor at Tallinn harbor Sunday night, setting sail for the southern hemisphere in the coming days, according to a report on ETV's "Aktuaalne kaamera".
14.07.19 ... A dominant Ott Tänak won Rally Estonia in front of a home crowd on Sunday.
13.07.19 ... Saturday sees a major air show taking place at the Ämari Air Base, west of Tallinn. The event marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Estonian Air Force (Eesti Õhuvägi) and brings over 30 aircraft from various countries for the public to take a look at both in the air, and closer up on the ground.
13.07.19 ... Rally Estonia takes place over the weekend, in South Estonia. Local hero Ott Tänak put in the fastest test time on Friday morning, though Welsh driver Elfyn Evans in the Ford Fiesta was top qualifier in the afternoon.
12.07.19 ... An ERR reader snapped pictures of filming work in progress at Tallinn's Laagna Road on Thursday evening.