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 2018-07-20 12:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Minister: Estonia not planning on declaring drought emergency...

While the Ministry of Rural Affairs is set to make various aid measures available to farmers due to an extended period of hot and dry weather, there is no plan to declare a drought emergency in Estonia....

 2018-07-20 12:07 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Lithuania: Application for synchronisation financing to be filed in autumn...

The Baltic countries and Poland signed a political agreement in June on the synchronisation of the Baltic power systems with that of Central Europe. The synchronisation project is being implemented according to plan, with the financing application due to ...

 2018-07-20 11:11 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Lithuanian company to open casino next to Alko1000 store in Valka...

A Lithuanian company is planning on opening a casino next to the Alko1000 store located in Valka, on the Latvian side of the Estonian-Latvian border, the South-Estonian regional edition of daily Postimees reported....

 2018-07-20 10:40 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Riigikogu Legal Affairs Committee to discuss eastern border question...

The Legal Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu is to convene next Tuesday, 23 July, for an extraordinary session to include issues related to the construction of the eastern border....

 2018-07-20 10:04 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

No way, says Ossinovski on health, unemployment fund name changes...

Social Democratic Party (SDE) chairman and former Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski said on Thursday that after it was announced that the changes would cost the state nearly 900,000, he is against the renaming of the Estonian Unemployment I...

 2018-07-20 09:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Prime Minister gets firsthand look at Ruhnu lifestyle...

Prime Minister Jri Ratas visited the Estonian island of Ruhnu on Thursday evening, and met with the local people and community leaders to discuss both the positives and negatives of life on the island....

 2018-07-20 08:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Second quarter construction price index up 2% on year...

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on Friday, the construction price index of the second quarter of 2018 increased 0.3% compared to the previous quarter and 2% on year....

 2018-07-20 08:03 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Hungary to reopen embassy in Tallinn...

Hungary is to open a new embassy in Tallinn on 23 September, according to an official press release from the Hungarian Government and reported in the Hungarian media. The new embassy will reestablish full diplomatic relations between the two countries in ...

 2018-07-20 07:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Saaremaa Opera Festival opens with Shanghai Opera's 'Carmen'...

The popular Saaremaa Opera Festival kicked off on Thursday with a production of Georges Bizet's classic opera "Carmen" by the visiting Shanghai Opera House, who is in Estonia for the occasion with a 225-member delegation....

 2018-07-20 06:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Eight people hospitalised after eating at top Estonian restaurant...

Eight people reportedly ended up in hospital on Thursday with salmonella poisoning, after dining at NOA, one of the most highly-rated restaurants in Estonia....

 2018-07-20 06:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

14 people hospitalised after eating at top Estonian restaurant...

24 people have reportedly fallen ill with salmonella poisoning this week, 14 of whom have required hospitalisation, after dining at NOA, one of the most highly-rated restaurants in Estonia....

 2018-07-20 05:53 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

June industrial producer price index up 2.9% on year...

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on Friday, the producer price index (PPI) of industrial output in June increased by 0.7% compared to May and by 2.9% on year....

 2018-07-19 14:16 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Astrologer Igor Mang fined 96 for sexual harassment...

Earlier this week, popular astrologer Igor Mang was fined 96 in an extrajudicial proceeding regarding allegations of sexual harassment against him. ERR's online news portal was given access on Thursday to the decision according to which Mang was fined...

 2018-07-19 13:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Cross-border alcohol trade, resulting losses for Estonia continue to grow...

According to figures from the Estonian Breweries Association (EL) and the Alcohol Producers and Importers Association (ATML), the sales of low-alcoholic beverages and strong alcohol alike on the Latvian side of Estonia's southern border have continued...

 2018-07-19 12:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ratas rejects auditor general's criticism over border construction plans...

Prime Minister Jri Ratas (Centre) on Thursday rejected the criticism of Auditor General Janar Holm, according to which the Ministry of the Interior has not presented alternative solutions for the construction of Estonia's eastern border in addition to...

 2018-07-19 11:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ministry of Defence says ongoing wind farm construction lacks permission...

The Ministry of Defence has told ERR that attempts to construct a wind farm in the northeast of Estonia lack the required permits. However the copmany carrying out the work denies it is construction work they are doing, and simply involves 'storage...

 2018-07-19 10:37 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Baltic Sun music festival underway in Narva...

The first ever Baltic Sun, a music festival dedicated to the Estonian centennial, began in Narva on Wednesday. The four-day event brings Estonian and international musicians alike to Estonia's northeastern border city, offering festivalgoers an array ...

 2018-07-19 09:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Maintenance payments system both inadequate and ineffective, says judge...

According to Tartu circuit court head judge Kersti Kerstna-Vaksi, the current level of maintenance payments in Estonia is neither sufficient for an average family, nor does it take into account the number of children in a family....

 2018-07-19 08:40 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Danske Bank to forgo Estonian money laundering profits...

Danske Bank said on Wednesday that it would forgo profits made on suspicious transactions in Estonia once the scale of the past money laundering scandal becomes clear, Reuters reported....

 2018-07-19 07:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Four Estonian women in World Fencing Championships, two to face each other...

The World Fencing Championships currently taking place in Wuxi, China have seen four Estonian entrants in the women's pe category, with two of them set to meet each other in the next round....

 2018-07-19 07:18 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia's medicines market should be liberalised, says Justice Ministry...

The Ministry of Justice finds that in order to increase competition, Estonia's medicines market should be liberalised to a significant degree, including by lifting the restriction on pharmacy ownership and the prohibition of vertical integration, amon...

 2018-07-19 06:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Isamaa leader rejects Interior Minister border costs unanimity claims...

Isamaa/Res Publica leader Helir-Valdor Seeder has said that, contrary to proposals by Minister of the Interior Andres Anvelt (SDE), the coalition government is not of one mind when it comes to financing Estonia's eastern border to the tune of 320 mill...

 2018-07-19 05:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

13-year-old girl dies of fentanyl overdose...

Narcotics-related deaths in Estonia have recently seen a sharp decline compared to recent years. In early June, however, a 13-year-old girl died in Tallinn as a result of a fentanyl overdose. Police suspect her 15-year-old boyfriend in causing her death....

 2018-07-18 15:37 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Number of third-country citizen attempts to enter EU up following World Cup...

Following the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, there has been an increase in the number of incidents of third-country citizens attempting to enter the EU from Russia using their World Cup Fan IDs....

 2018-07-18 15:09 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Renaming of health, unemployment insurance funds to cost nearly 900,000...

The Estonian Health Insurance Fund (Haigekassa, EHIF) and the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (Ttukassa, EUIF) both want to change their name next year — to the Health Fund (Tervisekassa) and Employment Fund (Tkassa), respectively. The name cha...

 2018-07-18 14:30 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

New summer temperature record set Tuesday, heat to last through August...

This summer's new record high temperature of 32.4C was recorded at Lne-Nigula Meteorological Station late Tuesday afternoon. According to Taimi Paljak, chief meteorologist at the Estonian Weather Service (EWS), the unusually hot weather currently domi...

 2018-07-18 13:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

803 million invested in Estonia under Juncker Plan...

Altogether 335 billion has been invested in the European economy in the framework of the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe (EC IPE), 803 million of which has been invested in Estonia. Relative to the national GDP, Estonia comes in secon...

 2018-07-18 12:17 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Skeleton Technologies begins relocating manufacturing to Germany...

Skeleton Technologies, the Estonian producer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage devices, is to relocate its manufacturing from Viimsi Municipality, located just outside of Tallinn, to Dresden, Germany, where initial tests have already been conducted a...

 2018-07-18 11:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Baltic countries sign third Rail Baltica grant agreement...

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania last Friday signed an agreement for receiving a grant of 110 million from the European Commission for the construction of the Rail Baltica railway project. Most of the project's third allocation of money will go to Lithua...

 2018-07-18 10:13 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Google Street View cars to be back on Estonian roads...

Google cars with cameras will be touring Estonia again over the course of the summer to update the imagery available on Google Street View....

 2018-07-18 09:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

TS Laevad adding extra departures to Saaremaa, Hiiumaa ferry routes...

As demand to visit Estonia's western islands grows during an exceptionally hot summer and peak holiday period, ferry operator TS Laevad has added extra departures to its Saaremaa and Hiiumaa routes....

 2018-07-18 08:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ruth Lausma Luik named next Estonian ambassador to Portugal...

President Kersti Kaljulaid has recalled Andres Rundu from his position as Estonian Ambassador to Portgual and named Ruth Lausma Luik the new ambassador....

 2018-07-18 08:17 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Water temperatures currently varying much more than high air temperatures...

Whilst the whole of Estonia continues to bask in very high (for Estonia) temperatures this week, the water temperature figures paint a very different picture, with a range of more than 15 degrees difference between different coastal locations around the c...

 2018-07-18 07:19 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn mayor rejects Guardian road criticism...

In a response to an article in UK quality daily The Guardian, Mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas has rejected criticism concerning the construction of Reidi Road (Reidi Tee) in central Tallinn....

 2018-07-18 06:42 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

1.9 million in supplementary drug benefits paid in first half of 2018...

During the first six months of 2018, a total of 1.9 million in supplementary drug benefits has been paid out to nearly 50,000 people....

 2018-07-18 05:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Video: US citizen resident in Estonia on Trump security worries...

Long term Estonian resident Scott Abel, originally from the US, gave his views on the recent Helsinki Summit and Donald Trump to ETV current affairs show 'Aktuaalne Kamera' on Tuesday evening....

 2018-07-17 18:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

ERR in Moscow: Election meddling to continue impacting US-Russian relations...

According to ERR's Moscow correspondent Anton Aleksejev, Monday's press conference with US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin clearly demonstrated that accusations that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential electio...

 2018-07-17 15:17 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Heat warning issued for Estonia as temps climb to 30C...

The Estonian Weather Service (EWS) has issued a heat warning for the entire country as high temperatures in Estonia are expected to reach 30-31C over the next few days. Only parts of coastal areas may see slightly cooler temperatures....

 2018-07-17 14:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Auditor General: Plan to build eastern border must list alternatives...

Auditor General Janar Holm has invited the Ministry of the Interior to make additions to the plan for the construction of Estonia's eastern border to include the criteria for the selection of the technical solutions set out in the plan as well as the ...

 2018-07-17 13:10 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Competition watchdog taking extra time to decide on Nelja Energia purchase...

The Estonian Competition Authority has taken extra time to decide whether it will approve a transaction made by the Estonian state-owned energy group Eesti Energia with which it is to purchase renewable energy company Nelja Energia from Norway's Varda...

 2018-07-17 12:04 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

LHV to involve German, Austrian deposits via Raisin platform...

Estonia's LHV Pank has signed a contract with international deposit platform Raisin, through which the bank is planning to involve new deposits from the German and Austrian markets in the future....

 2018-07-17 10:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

NATO expansion further east viewed very negatively, Putin tells interviewer...

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sat down with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Monday following the Helsinki Summit where he met with US President Donald Trump. A wide range of topics were covered in the half hour or so that the intervi...

 2018-07-17 09:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Two Russian aircraft violate Estonian airspace near Vaindloo island...

Two Russian aircraft violated Estonian airspace near the Gulf of Finland island of Vaindloo within an hour of each other on Monday morning. According to daily Postimees, one of the aircraft may have been carrying Russian President Vladimir Putin....

 2018-07-17 08:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Mikser: Trump-Putin summit didn't fundamentally change anything...

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE), generally speaking, nothing in the world has changed following US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting in Helsinki on Monday....

 2018-07-17 07:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian dailies relieved nothing too unhinged arose from Helsinki Summit...

The headlines of the three biggest Estonian dailies all agree that the meeting between the leaders of the US and Russia, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki, Finland yesterday, whilst being a resounding victory for Putin, did not yield anything p...

 2018-07-17 06:38 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kasekamp: Maybe a good thing Trump, Putin didn't bring up Baltic region...

It may be a good thing that US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not touch on the Baltic states during their joint press conference in Helsinki on Monday, as Trump's messages are always unpredictable, said political scien...

 2018-07-17 05:58 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ministry supports building southern Tallinn ring road...

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson (Centre) has announced that the ministry is backing an initiative to build a 'Tartu Road delta road' or so-called Smaller Tallinn Ring Road, in order to help calm road traffic on the maj...

 2018-07-16 15:06 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ministers prepared to amend laws to make traffic supervision more effective...

Traffic supervision in Estonia should be made mobile and more effective and laws should be changed if necessary to enable this, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson (Centre) and Minister of the Interior Andres Anvelt (SDE) said at ...

 2018-07-16 14:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Culture.ee's weekly recommendations: 16-22 July...

A selection of cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by culture.ee: "This week's recommendations mix various topics such as photography, South Korean cinema, Soviet hippies, opera, death metal, farm life and Kadriorg Park. C...

 2018-07-16 13:31 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian court sentences four to prison for handling large amounts of pot...

Tartu County Court on Monday found two men and two women guilty of handling more than 2.5 kg of marijuana and sentenced them to prison for terms ranging from five to six years....

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