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 2021-06-16 17:16 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

President: Finno-Ugric language preservation matter of national survival...

Preservation of the Finno-Ugric languages, including Estonian, is a matter of national survival for the peoples of the region, President Kersti Kaljulaid says....

 2021-06-16 16:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Prime minister comfortably survives no-confidence Riigikogu vote...

A no-confidence motion in Kaja Kallas (Reform) as prime minister failed to pass at the Riigikogu Wednesday evening, after finding 36 votes in favor to 55 against, at the 101-seat chamber, on the second-to-last day before it goes on summer recess....

 2021-06-16 15:11 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

State Secretary on the coronavirus crisis: We came to the precipice...

The government will soon have at its disposal an ultramodern crisis management center and perhaps one of the most secretive buildings in Estonia. State Secretary Taimar Peterkop won't say what will take place there but talks about the culture of crisi...

 2021-06-16 14:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn mayor concerned over drop in vaccination numbers...

Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Klvart (Center) expressed concern on Wednesday that the number of vaccinations for COVID-19 performed in the capital city has decreased significantly in recent weeks....

 2021-06-16 14:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

12-15-year-olds can be registered for covid vaccinations from Thursday...

Parents or guardians can register 12-15 year olds for coronavirus vaccinations from Thursday (June 17), head of the vaccination workgroup Marek Seer has said....

 2021-06-16 13:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Autonomous hydrogen vehicle to be launched in Estonia...

The world's first autonomous hydrogen vehicle has been given permission to drive on Estonian roads from July....

 2021-06-16 13:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Global Estonian Report: June 16 23...

Between 165,000 and 200,000 Estonians are estimated to live outside the country right now, making around 15-20 percent of the total number of Estonians. With many communities being found worldwide, both in English-speaking countries and beyond, ERR News, ...

 2021-06-16 12:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

World famous Red Arrows giving Victory Day fly-past over Tallinn, Paide...

Legendary British Royal Air Force (RAF) aerobatic display team the Red Arrows are to perform an aerial display over Tallinn Bay on June 23, Victory Day (Vidupha)....

 2021-06-16 12:16 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Delta strain coronavirus cases have doubled in 10 days...

Despite a low number of new infections, cases with the delta (Indian) variant have doubled in the past 10 days and pose a threat, Mari-Anne Hrma, deputy director general of the Estonian Health Board, said on Wednesday....

 2021-06-16 11:43 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Guardian picks Estonian documentary to list of best theater documentaries...

The Guardian included the Estonian film "Aasta tis draamat" (A Year Full of Drama) in a list of the "10 great documentaries about theater"....

 2021-06-16 11:11 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

NATO cyclists to cover over 1,000 km in week-long Estonia tour...

Personnel based in Estonia with the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup and other formations are embarking on a thousand-plus-kilometer bike ride around Estonia, starting tomorrow, Thursday....

 2021-06-16 10:58 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Russian jets breach Estonian airspace...

Two Russian Federation aircraft flew in Estonian airspace in the Hiiu County region without permission on Tuesday....

 2021-06-16 10:18 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Perling and Seeder debate party future ahead of Isamaa chairman elections...

Isamaa chairman candidate Lavly Perling and her opponent, current leader Helir-Valdor Seeder held a public debate on Tuesday, with conservative worldview, Isamaa's low rating, future and goals making up the agenda....

 2021-06-16 09:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Former Port of Tallinn head Allan Kiil dies after serious illness...

On Tuesday morning it was announced that the former head of the Port of Tallinn and politician Allan Kiil had died after an illness....

 2021-06-16 09:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

News agency: Finland opening borders to work commuters next week...

Finland is set to ease entry restrictions from next week, Finnish newswire STT reports. The move, which STT says the Finnish government will rule on on Thursday, will likely, if it goes ahead, allow Estonian citizens and residents who had been unable to c...

 2021-06-16 09:02 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Central Bank revises 2021 growth forecast upward, to at least 5.3 percent...

The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) has issued its summer economic forecast, saying that economic growth for 2021 could be as high as 8.2 percent in a 'sharp growth' scenario, or stand at 5.3 percent in a more conservative estimate, adding that Eston...

 2021-06-16 08:35 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Legal experts spot problem with ABIS cross-use of data bill...

The Riigikogu passed the draft of the so-called personal identification database bill (ABIS) on Tuesday regardless of EKRE's delaying tactics. Legal experts have said the main problem is the possibility that information added to the system for another...

 2021-06-16 08:30 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Prime minister faces no-confidence vote on Wednesday afternoon...

Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) will face a vote of no-confidence on Wednesday afternoon called by the opposition parties against upcoming budget cuts totaling 60 million....

 2021-06-16 07:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

August's Tallinn Old Town Days itinerary unveiled...

Tallinn's annual Old Town Days event will go ahead this August, with this year's theme focusing on myths and legends, as well as historically factual stories, connected with the capital, ERR's Menu portal reports....

 2021-06-16 07:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 59 new coronavirus cases...

Fifty-nine new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed during the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Wednesday....

 2021-06-16 07:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Construction of new Prnu bridge to start in autumn...

The construction of a new bridge in Prnu will start in autumn after the city granted a building permit to the project. The work will take two years and will reduce traffic through the city center....

 2021-06-16 06:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

LSM: Latvia eases non-essential travel entry restrictions...

Latvia will ease restrictions for non-essential travel from Wednesday (June 16)....

 2021-06-16 06:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Watch Live: VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples opening ceremony...

The VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples taking place in Tartu starts Wednesday, and the opening ceremony can be viewed via live-stream here, together with English-language simultaneous translation....

 2021-06-16 05:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Majority of participants attend Finno-Ugric world congress remotely...

The eighth World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will take place in Tartu this week but the majority of representatives will attend remotely online due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-06-16 05:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Party ratings: EKRE polls highest support level ever...

Support for the opposition Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) has reached its highest-ever level, according to one recent poll, narrowing the gap between it and the larger of the two coalition partners, Reform, whose support has dipped belo...

 2021-06-15 18:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

e-Residency scheme reports record revenue, profits for 2020...

Estonia's nation e-Residency program has reported a 2020 revenue of 19.7 million, the highest in its six-year existence, with profits also topping previous records....

 2021-06-15 15:43 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Aivar Hundimgi: Much ado about taxes...

Both head of the Reform Party Kaja Kallas and Center Party leader Jri Ratas have supported reforming and modernizing the Estonian tax system in words. Unfortunately, the actions of neither seem to suggest any real willingness to tackle the issue, Aivar Hu...

 2021-06-15 15:09 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Jaak Aaviksoo: On more than legal education...

Top jurists' "deep concern for the status quo and moreover the future of legal education in Estonia" expressed in a recent public address definitely deserves a debate that goes beyond narrow professional circles, Jaak Aaviksoo writes....

 2021-06-15 14:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn Music Week 2021 festival line-up and venues revealed...

The international music and city festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW), scheduled to take place in Tallinn from September 29 to October 3, has revealed the music program line-up. The festival will showcase a hundred and fifty-five artists, from nineteen count...

 2021-06-15 14:11 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

President appoints Juri Luik ambassador to NATO...

President Kersti Kaljulaid has appointed former Minister of Defense Jri Luik as the new ambassador of Estonia to NATO....

 2021-06-15 13:36 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn City Expat Chat: Jie from China...

The eighth interview in our collaboration with the "Tallinn City Center New Arrivals Project" is with Jie from China....

 2021-06-15 13:36 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn City Center Expat Chat: Jie from China...

The eighth interview in our collaboration with the "Tallinn City Center New Arrivals Project" is with Jie from China....

 2021-06-15 13:02 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Viljandi Folk Music Festival to bring more than 40 artists on stages...

The Viljandi Folk Music Festival, which takes place at the end of July, will bring nearly thirty domestic artists and eight foreign performers to the audience. The relaxed requirements for organizing major events will also allow new festival and day passe...

 2021-06-15 12:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

June 2020 Laagna Road crash claims third victim...

The fatal crash of multiple vehicles caused through the actions of two road-racing young men on Laagna Road in Tallinn last June, in which two people were killed, has claimed a third casualty, the prosecutor's office has confirmed to Postimees....

 2021-06-15 12:36 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

NATO jets scrambled twice over Russian military aircraft last week...

NATO fighter jets policing the Baltic airspace were scrambled twice last week to identify and escort Russian military aircraft flying in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Monday....

 2021-06-15 12:19 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Auditor: Rural agency gave out 'coronavirus' loans virtually as cash cow...

A body tasked with issuing state support to rural businesses has been issuing funds aimed at mitigating the effects of the coronavirus crisis to enterprises not obviously hit by it, the National Audit Office (Riigikontroll) says. Meanwhile rural affairs m...

 2021-06-15 11:37 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Liimets: I am concentrating on successfully performing professional tasks...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets, who joined the Center Party last week, says that she prioritizes her foreign policy tasks above party politics for the time being....

 2021-06-15 10:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia's infection rate continues to fall...

Estonia's infection rate - R - has continued to fall and this week measures at 0.7 compared to 0.74 a week ago, the Health Board said in its weekly review....

 2021-06-15 10:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Narva power station biomass bill only benefits Eesti Energia, critics say...

A bill which will allow the use of low-grade woody biomass in a Narva power plant has passed its first Riigikogu reading. While the bill is presented as a temporary fix, and one which will help keep electricity prices stable given its green dimension the ...

 2021-06-15 10:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Government further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions...

The government decided on Tuesday to further relax COVID-19 restrictions from June 28 by raising permitted attendance numbers for indoor and outdoor events alike....

 2021-06-15 09:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Researcher: Size of Estonia's third covid wave depends on vaccination level...

The size of Estonia's third coronavirus wave will depend on the number of people who are vaccinated this summer, Mario Kadastik, a member of the government's scientific council and a senior researcher, told ERR....

 2021-06-15 09:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Riigikogu passes draft personal identification database bill...

On Tuesday, the Riigikogu passed the draft of the so-called personal identification database bill (ABIS). 56 members of the Riigikogu voted in favor of the Act and 38 voted against it....

 2021-06-15 09:35 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Head of scientific council: Delta strain must be watched...

Although the coronavirus and other diseases spread slower in the summer, it is important to keep watch and, above all, on the delta strain, professor Irja Lutsar said on Tuesday....

 2021-06-15 09:01 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: Tallinn students roll-out latest driver-less race-car...

Tallinn students have been putting the finishing touches to a self-driving open-wheel race car, due to compete against other universities soon, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reported Monday night....

 2021-06-15 09:01 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: Tallinn students unveil new, driverless race-car...

Tallinn students have been putting the finishing touches to a self-driving open-wheel race car, due to compete against other universities soon, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reported Monday night....

 2021-06-15 08:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallink reopens Tallinn-Stockholm route...

Tallink will reopen the Tallinn-Stockholm ferry line on July 9 almost 16 months after it closed due to coronavirus....

 2021-06-15 07:47 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 61 new coronavirus cases diagnosed...

Sixty-one new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the last day, the Health Board said on Tuesday....

 2021-06-15 07:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Viljandi fire causes extensive damage to two buildings...

A fire in the South Estonian town of Viljandi caused extensive damage to two buildings Monday evening. Noone was injured in the blaze, on Carl Robert Jakobson street, one of the main thoroughfares, east of the city center....

 2021-06-15 06:58 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

77 side effects reported after vaccination last week...

Last week, 67,465 vaccine doses were administered in Estonia and 77 potential side effects were reported to the Agency of Medicines. This is 0.11 percent of the total....

 2021-06-15 06:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Galleries: June 1941 deportations 80th anniversary marked nationwide...

Events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the June 14 1941 Soviet deportation of Estonians took place nationwide Monday....

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