24.06.21 SPORTS ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the semi-finals of the Eastbourne WTA tournament, after winning her third game in as many days, seeing off Swiss player Viktorija Golubic in a lengthy encounter which stretched to three sets.
24.06.21 NEWS ... Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) said she wants to know the reasoning behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron proposing a new EU-Russia summit as nothing has changed.
24.06.21 NEWS ... The Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) have dealt with almost 800 disturbances during the Midsummer holidays so far, an increase of almost 300 compared with the same period last year.
24.06.21 NEWS ... Estonia will join the EU pre-purchase agreement with vaccine manufacturer Valneva for an initial 10,000 doses of vaccine which is expected to be ready next year.
24.06.21 NEWS ... A covid-19 vaccination center will open in a Narva shopping center to try and encourage people to get vaccinated. Ida-Viru County is the region with the lowest vaccination rate in Estonia.
24.06.21 NEWS ... Eighteen new coronavirus cases were diagnosed during the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Thursday.
24.06.21 NEWS ... ERR News republishes President Kersti Kaljulaid's Victory Day (Võidupüha) speech, given on June 23 in Paide, in full.
23.06.21 SPORTS ... Anett Kontaveit has breezed past world number seven Bianca Andreescu (Canada) at the Eastbourne tennis tournament in England, winning in straight sets, 6:3, 6:3 and booking herself a place in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament.
23.06.21 NEWS ... The Red Arrows, Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) elite display team found weather on its side Wednesday afternoon and gave a planned spectacle in the skies over Tallinn Bay, marking Victory Day (Võidupüha) in Estonia.
23.06.21 NEWS ... A June temperature record which had stood for over a century in Estonia was broken, and broken again, Wednesday, according to readings taken in the east of the country and at the end of a heatwave which has seen several regional records smashed.
23.06.21 NEWS ... The Health Board is urging caution in taking a dip at three different beaches in Pärnu and in the capital, after water readings have returned poor quality levels for the fourth year in a row. The board does not bar swimming at the locations, but recommends children and other at-risk groups do not do so.
23.06.21 NEWS ... Estonia has joined twelve other European Union member states from across the bloc in issuing a statement condemning recent legal amendments passed by the parliament of Hungary and put forward by the prime minister of that country, Viktor Orban, who has been in office over a decade, and his party, Fidesz, which would bar the teaching of LGBT+, gender and related matters in schools in Hungary.
23.06.21 NEWS ... While it struck Hiiumaa and the west of Estonia earlier in the morning, ERR photographer Siim Lõvi can't be in all places at all times, but was at least able to snap images of the storm system as it hit the capital at lunchtime. The storm has caused damage to trees, while power outages have already been reported, affecting 10,000 people in Harju County alone.
23.06.21 NEWS ... Estonia's coronavirus risk level dropped to Green, the lowest-risk category, on Tuesday.
23.06.21 NEWS ... Anett Kontaveit is through to round two of the Eastbourne tennis tournament in England, after overcoming Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russin in three sets, 6:4, 3:6, 6:4.
23.06.21 NEWS ... Close to eight hundred people took part in this year's Victory Day (Võidupüha) parade in the central Estonian town of Paide, ERR reports. President Kersti Kaljulaid gave her traditional speech, which focused on the country's defense forces in their entirety, while chief of the volunteer Defense League (Kaitseliit), Brigadier General Riho Ühtegi, also gave a speech, as did Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform).
23.06.21 CORONAVIRUS ... Twenty-five coronavirus cases have been detected in Estonia in the past twenty-four hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) says. No deaths relating to the virus have been reported over the same period.
23.06.21 NEWS ... The nation blue-black-white flag was raised bright and early at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Victory Day (Võidupüha), in the central Estonian town of Paide, which is playing host to this year's events.
22.06.21 OPINION ... The key to the future of the Isamaa party lies in whether Helir-Valdor Seeder's victorious camp can muster enough political magnanimity not to oust the defeated Parempoolsed (Right-wingers) or ignore their board members and try to involve them instead, political scientist Tõnis Saarts finds in Vikerraadio's daily comment.
22.06.21 NEWS ... NATO fighter jets were scrambled eight times last week, identifying and escorting an assortment of Russian Federation military aircraft, new and old, in the process, with Russian activity particularly frenetic on June 15-17. In one case, two Russian jets violated Lithuanian, and therefore European Union and NATO, airspace.
22.06.21 NEWS ... Estonian and allied aircraft are to fly over the Victory Day parade in the central Estonian county town of Paide on Wednesday, weather permitting.
22.06.21 CORONAVIRUS ... A Tallinn spa has lodged a legal action over coronavirus restrictions which, it says, saw it closed for considerably longer than other tourism- and entertainment-related firms, such as restaurants and hotels, themselves the subject of restrictions during the pandemic.
22.06.21 CORONAVIRUS ... The fifty-percent occupancy requirement is to be lifted from Wednesday, June 23, on those indoor public places where it was still in place, including stores, restaurants and cafes, the government has announced.
22.06.21 NEWS ... ERR News will operate a reduced service from midday on June 22, through to June 23 and 24, due to the Midsummer holidays.
22.06.21 NEWS ... A third wave of the coronavirus may occur in autumn but if enough people are vaccinated society should be able to withstand it more easily, said Professor Irja Lutsar, head of the government's research council on Tuesday.
22.06.21 NEWS ... Estonia's bid to become an observer on the Arctic Council was unsuccessful after all members of the council failed to reach a unified decision.
22.06.21 NEWS ... The Estonian Weather Service issues a level two warning due to high temperatures, potential storms and fires on Tuesday (June 22) and Wednesday (June 23).
22.06.21 ECONOMY ... Estonia falls in the top ten in a European Commission ranking of member states' innovation levels.
22.06.21 ECONOMY ... Gasoline prices in Estonia have been steadily rising due to several factors, including recovery from the pandemic and world crude oil prices creeping up. Spokespersons for some of the major fuel retailers in Estonia agree that this trend looks set to continue through summer, and may result in all-time record prices at pump.
22.06.21 NEWS ... Thirty-seven cases of coronavirus were reported during the last day, the Health Board said on Tuesday.
22.06.21 NEWS ... The heatwave has created additional work for police in Tallinn in recent days with the biggest problems clustering around Telliskivi.
22.06.21 NEWS ... The Harju County Court on Monday decided that the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) must apologize to former MEP Indrek Tarand in connection to the events that occurred at a demonstration held in November 2018.
22.06.21 CORONAVIRUS ... Estonia opened its borders Monday to vaccinated arrivals from so-called third countries, referring primarily to non-European Union states and in practice mainly affecting Russian citizens and the Russian Federation, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reported.
22.06.21 NEWS ... In the first quarter of 2021, the Dwelling Price Index increased by 6.6 percent compared both to the fourth and the first quarter of 2020, data from Statistics Estonia shows.
22.06.21 NEWS ... The governing Reform Party's level of support has fallen to its lowest since February 2019, results of a new survey published by Norstat Eesti AS show.
22.06.21 SPORTS ... Rain postponed play top Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit's round one encounter with Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia), at the Eastbourne International Tennis Tournament in England on Monday.
22.06.21 NEWS ... Estonia is planning to send additional "officials and equipment" to Lithuania to help control the country's eastern border after a recent increase in migrants trying to cross the EU's eastern border.
22.06.21 SPORTS ... Tennis star Kaia Kanepi has announced she will not be going to Tokyo for next month's olympics, citing coronavirus restrictions and the lack of large crowds as the main factor. She also said that she would need a break between Wimbledon, starting next Monday, and the autumn tournaments.
22.06.21 NEWS ... More June heat records were broken on Monday due to the heatwave pushing the air temperature above 33 degrees Celsius.
21.06.21 SPORTS ... Anett Kontaveit has risen two places in the World Tennis Association (WTA) rankings to 27th.
21.06.21 CORONAVIRUS ... The handling of loan applications by a state body which doled out several very high-profile sums, and many much smaller ones, in the early phase of the coronavirus pandemic, was not consistent, the National Audit Office (Riigikontroll) finds, particularly with regard to loan rejections.
21.06.21 NEWS ... Due to an upcoming study by the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority, a master's thesis defended at the Estonian Maritime Academy, one whose author, Tauri Roosipuu, criticizes the lack of expertise in the public discussion on the sinking of passenger ferry Estonia, has suddenly found itself in the spotlight in Sweden.
21.06.21 NEWS ... Lavly Perling who recently ran unsuccessfully for the leadership of opposition Isamaa, has said in an interview with ERR that she will continue with the party, and is planning to run in October's local government elections.
21.06.21 NEWS ... Police in Pärnu County in southwest Estonia have seized one of the largest hauls of cannabis plants in recent years.
21.06.21 CORONAVIRUS ... Close to 97,000 anti-coronavirus vaccine doses are due in Estonia this week. Since Wednesday and Thursday are national holidays and vaccination centers mostly closed, less than half of this total will actually be administered.
21.06.21 NEWS ... On Sunday, June 20, the Estonian Choir Association announced the recipients of the annual choir and wind music awards at the Tallinn Botanical Gardens. The awards covered last year.
21.06.21 NEWS ... A police officer was hospitalized with injuries in Tallinn Sunday after efforts to intercept a vehicle whose driver is suspected to have been high on drugs led to a police vehicle being rammed.
21.06.21 NEWS ... The workgroup of the Riigikogu is planning to submit the amendment proposals of the Riigikogu Rules of Procedure and Internal Rules Act. The head of the group, Hanno Pevkur (Reform), said that it's the most difficult to find a solution to obstruction tactics which, he said, may paralyze the Riigikogu's work.
21.06.21 2021 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS ... Isamaa need not fear failing to win seats at October's local elections, neither should it worry about the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) making inroads into its voter base, Helir-Valdor Seeder, returned as party leader for a second term Sunday, told ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera'.
21.06.21 NEWS ... The quality of Estonian medicine is so good that fewer and fewer children die from natural causes every year. However, in terms of child suicide rates, Estonia is unfortunately still a world-leader. Last year, most other causes of child death decreased, but suicides set a dark record. Specialists do not associate the statistics singularly to the difficult year.
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