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 2018-04-26 13:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

University of Tartu named best research university in 'New Europe'...

British weekly higher education magazine Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked the University of Tartu (T) as the best research-intensive university in "New Europe," or the 13 member states to join the EU since 2004....

 2018-04-26 12:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Nordica launches flights to Kiev's Zhuliany Airport...

Estonian flag-carrier airline Nordica is launching a new direct route to Kiev on Thursday, flying to Zhuliany Airport, the Ukrainian capital's second-largest international airport, for the first time....

 2018-04-26 11:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia, Norway team up for 27 million ICT business development program...

Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab (Center) and State Secretary at Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Audun Halvorsen on Thursday signed the agreement for the Green ICT business development cooperation program, the total volume of which is 27 m...

 2018-04-26 10:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Neurosurgeon Toomas Asser elected University of Tartu rector...

With 187 votes in the second round, the electoral body of the University of Tartu on Thursday elected neurosurgery professor Toomas Asser the next rector of the university....

 2018-04-26 08:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Mikser to British foreign minister: We need NATO deterrence strengthened...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) met with British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson in London on Wednesday, where the two officials reaffirmed good bilateral British-Estonian relations as well as discussed ...

 2018-04-26 07:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian government to endorse state budget strategy for 2019-2022...

The Estonian government on Thursday is to formally endorse the state budget strategy for the next four years, according to which Estonia's annual state budgets are to run a surplus nominally and be in balance structurally....

 2018-04-26 07:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian government endorses state budget strategy for 2019-2022...

The Estonian government on Thursday approved the state budget strategy for 20192022, amounting altogether to 47 billion and the main goals of which are increasing cohesion in Estonian society and population numbers, promoting economic growth, and strength...

 2018-04-26 06:53 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Danske Bank to gradually exit Baltic market...

Danske Bank has confirmed that it is planning a gradual exit of the Baltic market, opting to focus, moving forward, exclusively on serving subsidiaries of Nordic customers as well as global corporations with significant presence in the Nordics....

 2018-04-26 05:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

IRL backs EELK's proposal to define marriage in Constitution...

Junior coalition partner Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL) is in favor of a proposal of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) to amend the Constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman....

 2018-04-25 14:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Crown prince, princess of Norway arrive at Kadriorg Palace...

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway on Wednesday arrived in Estonia for an official two-day visit. President Kersti Kaljulaid received them at Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn....

 2018-04-25 13:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian ministry wants to make use of illegal workforce a criminal offense...

In a bid to stem the use of illegal labor, the Ministry of the Interior is planning on making the use of illegal labor a criminal offense, increasing fines for businesses, enabling the imposition of prohibitions on business and engaging in enterprise on b...

 2018-04-25 12:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Study: One in four first graders in Estonia overweight...

One in four first graders in Estonia is overweight or obese, the results of a recently completed monitoring study presented on Wednesday reveal....

 2018-04-25 11:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ratas: New expenditure items may emerge in next EU budget...

Estonia is going into negotiations on the EU's next multiannual financial framework (MFF) hoping that the list of commonly financed activities isn't shortened but recognizing that the need may arise to allocate more funds in the next budget to new...

 2018-04-25 10:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Locked Shields exercise begins at NATO cyber defense center in Tallinn...

Locked Shields 2018, the largest and most advanced international live-fire cyber defense exercise in the world, kicked off at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) in Tallinn on Wednesday....

 2018-04-25 10:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Locked Shields exercise begins at NATO cyberdefense center in Tallinn...

Locked Shields 2018, the largest and most advanced international live-fire cyber defense exercise in the world, kicked off at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) in Tallinn on Wednesday....

 2018-04-25 09:47 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Information System Authority reveals Estonia's top 12 most common passwords...

The Information System Authority (RIA) revealed in its yearbook the 12 most common passwords in use in Estonia, noting that the U.S.' National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) now recommends using longer passwords and two-factor authentica...

 2018-04-25 08:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health insurance fund 2017 income, expenses both total 1.13 billion...

In 2017, the income of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF) exceeded the amount estimated in the budget by two percent and totaled 1.13 billion, while the fund's expenses exceeded the budget estimate by one percent, likewise amounting to 1.13 bil...

 2018-04-25 07:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

On working visit to New York, Ratas meets with UN chief Antnio Guterres...

At Tuesday's meeting with UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres, Prime Minister Jri Ratas (Center) discussed the military conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, among other topics....

 2018-04-25 06:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia maintains 12th place in world press freedom rankings...

Estonia placed 12th among 180 countries ranked by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in the 2018 edition of the annual World Press Freedom Index. Norway topped the rankings for the second year in a row, while North Korea remained in last place....

 2018-04-25 05:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia to open diplomatic missions in Budapest, UAE, on US West Coast...

Using the additional funding set out in the fiscal strategy approved by the government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to reopen the Estonian Embassy in Budapest, establish missions in the United Arab Emirates and n the U.S. West Coast, and raise dipl...

 2018-04-24 14:36 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

EELK council supports amending Constitution to define marriage...

The Council of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) in a vote on Tuesday approved a statement according to which the EELK supports the amendment of the Estonian Constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman....

 2018-04-24 13:45 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Searchable database of 215,000 leaked Estonian account passwords now online...

A searchable database is now available online of around 215,000 Estonian online users and passwords....

 2018-04-24 12:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn police arrest Iraqi national suspected of rape...

In the early hours of Sunday morning, investigators of the Sexual Crimes Unit of the Police and Border Guard Board's (PPA) North Prefecture arrested a 35-year-old Iraqi national as a suspect in the rape of a 23-year-old Finnish citizen in Tallinn....

 2018-04-24 11:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Nordea raises Estonia's 2018 economic growth forecast to 3.9 percent...

Nordea raised its economic growth forecast for Estonia's 2018 GDP from its January estimate of 3.7 percent to 3.9 percent....

 2018-04-24 10:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Over 4.7 million visits paid to family doctors in Estonia in 2017...

More than one million people paid a total of 4.7 million visits to their family doctors in Estonia last year....

 2018-04-24 09:47 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Conscript injured during training exercise...

A Kuperjanovi Infantry Battalion conscript was injured during a training exercise at the Central Training Ground of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) on Monday afternoon....

 2018-04-24 08:53 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Swedbank Estonia's first quarter profits up 5.7 percent on year...

The Estonian unit of Scandinavian banking group Swedbank earned a profit of 47 million in the first quarter of 2018, marking a 5.7 percent increase on year driven by higher incomes and lower expenses....

 2018-04-24 07:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian leaders offer condolences following deadly van attack in Toronto...

President Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Jri Ratas (Center) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have expressed their condolences following a deadly van attack in Toronto that left ten dead on Monday afternoon....

 2018-04-24 06:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Need for active citizen engagement emphasized at EU Speakers Conference...

At the two-day Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments held in Tallinn, speakers of the parliaments of the EU emphasized member states' unity, the role of national parliaments and the need for the more active engagement of citizens in shaping the...

 2018-04-24 05:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Australia's first pop-up embassy opens in Tallinn...

Australia's first pop-up embassy, where an ambassador is present on a short-term basis as needed rather than full time, was opened in the Estonian capital of Tallinn on Monday....

 2018-04-24 05:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Australia's first pop-up embassy opened in Tallinn...

Australia's first pop-up embassy, where an ambassador is present on a short-term basis as needed rather than full time, was opened in the Estonian capital of Tallinn on Monday....

 2018-04-23 14:35 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian Railways to begin repairs at Riisipere station...

Estonian Railways (EVR), the Estonian state-owned railway infrastructure company, is to begin repairwork on the Tallinn-Keila-Riisipere section of rail beginning with Riisipere Station next Monday....

 2018-04-23 13:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Fallen soldiers commemorated in Paldiski on Veterans Day...

Comrades of fallen soldiers were joined by representatives of the Estonian state, Estonian Defence Forces (EDF), the NATO battle group stationed in Tapa and the diplomatic corps in a ceremony held at the memorial in Paldiski dedicated to Estonian troops w...

 2018-04-23 12:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian company signs contract to bring railway route from China to Muuga...

A subsidiary of Estonian logistics company GTS Express entered into a cooperation contract with a Chinese company in the framework of which initially two trains from Xian per week should begin arriving in Muuga beginning in June....

 2018-04-23 11:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kaljulaid to IMF president: There is no going back from digital society...

Over the weekend, President Kersti Kaljulaid met with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Washington, where the president provided her with an overview of the progress of the Estonian e-state, from its e-Tax system to ...

 2018-04-23 10:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Culture.ee's weekly recommendations: April 23-29...

A selection of cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by culture.ee: "This week offers lots of exciting cinematic experiences and amusing dance rhythms. But there's more to discover!"...

 2018-04-23 09:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Two conscripts injured in hit-and-run, driver turns himself in...

The driver who injured two conscripts standing on the side of Tallinn-Prnu Highway in Central Estonia in a hit-and-run on Saturday turned himself in to police on Sunday....

 2018-04-23 08:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Mart Helme re-elected EKRE chairman...

A congress of the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) on Saturday re-elected incumbent Mart Helme as chairman of the opposition party....

 2018-04-23 07:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

April party ratings: Despite decline, Reform retains strong lead...

Despite a four-percent drop in its rating, the opposition Reform Party has maintained its nearly ten-percent lead over the senior coalition member Center Party, it appears from the results of a survey commissioned by BNS and Postimees and conducted by Kan...

 2018-04-23 06:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia celebrates sixth annual Veterans Day...

Veterans Day is being celebrated in Estonia for the sixth time on Monday to acknowledge and thank Estonian troops who have helped strengthen Estonian security by serving on military operations or been injured while serving....

 2018-04-23 05:53 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ida-Viru County hospital to receive 15.6 million from the state...

The Estonian government decided to support construction and renovation work at Ida-Viru Central Hospital with a total of 15.6 million over the next few years; the money will go toward the construction of a new curative care building and renovation of the ...

 2018-04-22 11:43 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Hiiumaa calculates damage caused by ferry transport crisis...

Hiiumaa Municipality has gathered feedback and information regarding losses incurred by business-owners and residents as well as visitors of the island in connection with difficult transport conditions in recent months....

 2018-04-22 09:01 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Social Democrats' challenging the status quo now a matter of survival...

What seemed to be just an option has now become a necessity. Coming up with proposals for real change appears to be the only way for Social-Democratic parties not to disappear in an ever larger undifferentiated political center. Both in Germany and in Est...

 2018-04-22 07:06 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ilves: Estonia's IT success thanks to progressive adoption of laws, policy...

Speaking at the 2018 Forbes CIO Summit in California, former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said that what Estonia has accomplished in the IT field has been thanks not to technological advances, but rather the configuration readiness of Estonia&#...

 2018-04-21 12:06 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

84 million worth of deposits reimbursed to Versobank customers...

As of Thursday, the Guarantee Fund has authorized compensation for 2,400 customers of Versobank to be paid out in the total amount of 84 million....

 2018-04-21 09:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

State launches program to bring 2,000 foreign ICT specialists to Estonia...

Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo (SDE) signed the terms of a support program for bringing 2,000 foreign information and communications technology (ICT) specialists to Estonia via a 4 million program....

 2018-04-21 07:05 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Norway's crown prince, princess to visit Estonia next week...

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway are to arrive in Estonia on Wednesday, April 25 for an official two-day visit....

 2018-04-20 14:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian documentary 'Kerro 40' goes global...

Providing a peek into life in the Estonian countryside, documentary director Aljona Surikova's half-hour documentary "Kerro 40" is going global, with screenings scheduled in Europe, Africa, Asia and America, including one in Paris on Friday....

 2018-04-20 13:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

More than 15,000 troops to participate in largest Siil exercise yet...

More than 15,000 troops, including around 2,000 allied troops from 15 countries, are expected to participate in the Estonian military exercise Siil 2018 this May....

 2018-04-20 12:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Fox retracts requirement to use Russian guidelines for Baltic translations...

Fox television station has retracted its requirement to translate the station's original programming broadcast in the Baltic states according to guidelines developed in Russia, commercial television channel TV3 reported on Thursday....

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