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 2021-09-17 14:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Wastewater study shows even spread of the coronavirus throughout Estonia...

The coronavirus has spread evenly all over Estonia the results of the University of Tartu's latest wastewater study shows....

 2021-09-17 14:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Wastewater study shows even spread of coronavirus throughout Estonia...

The coronavirus has spread evenly all over Estonia the results of the University of Tartu's latest wastewater study shows....

 2021-09-17 13:53 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

German president: Baltic states, 'you are not alone'...

Anyone who threatens the Baltic states threatens the entire North Atlantic Alliance and Germany, said President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a meeting with heads of state from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Thursday, the 100th anniversary o...

 2021-09-17 13:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Black Nights Film Festival reveal six first main program films...

The Black Nights Film Festival (PFF) announced the first six films in the main competition program, all of which will be world premieres. There are a total of 20 films in the main competition program, which will be released on October 21....

 2021-09-17 12:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Release of Estonian films "Soo" and "Apothecary Melchior" postponed to 2022...

The release date of Estonian films "Soo" and "Apothecary Melchior" will be pushed back to 2022, while comedy "Hunting Season" will reach cinemas in December....

 2021-09-17 12:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

justice chancellor: Riigikogu should debate coronavirus restrictions...

There is a clear difference between whether significant restrictions are imposed by the government or the parliament, as the multiplicity of views and understandings in the Riigikogu should ensure that the decision made is the best possible, Chancellor of...

 2021-09-17 11:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

EKRE MP under criminal investigation after 'pushing' deputy mayor...

Criminal proceedings were started against EKRE MP Anti Poolamets on Friday after it was claimed he pushed another man in Rakvere, local newspaper Virumaa Teataja reported....

 2021-09-17 11:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Competition Authority urges caution over electricity package choice...

Consumers are being advised to be cautious when thinking about changing their electricity package by the Competition Authority after a week of record-high prices....

 2021-09-17 10:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn apartment prices starting to outstrip purchasing power...

Apartment prices in Tallinn are rising too fast for residents of the capital to keep up. However, lower interest rates on housing loans is providing a bit of breathing space....

 2021-09-17 10:35 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

More than a dozen developments could be completed in Tallinn by elections...

There are more than a dozen different construction objects planned to be completed in Tallinn before the local government elections in mid-October....

 2021-09-17 10:07 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Traffic Insurance Fund: Record number of accidents this summer...

A record number of traffic accidents occurred this summer - from June to August, there were 8,000 traffic insurance cases in Estonia with a total loss of 15 million, data from the Estonian Traffic Insurance Fund (LKF) shows....

 2021-09-17 09:53 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ministry plans to remove cold temperature limit for outdoor PE classes...

The Ministry of Social Affairs is planning on removing the cold temperature limit for physical education (PE) classes held outdoors. Instead, a directive on organizing classes outdoors in the cold will be drawn up....

 2021-09-17 09:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board spot-checking Tallinn eateries for coronavirus certificates...

Tallinn eateries are being spot-checked to ensure compliance with coronavirus certificate rules. The PPA and Health Board are carrying out the patrols....

 2021-09-17 08:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tartu-Helsinki flights may restart in spring 2022...

Flights between Finland and Estonia's second largest city Tartu are expected to restart in spring 2022, although no firm agreement is in place yet....

 2021-09-17 08:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Minister: We cannot be happy until all care home workers are vaccinated...

Minister of Social Protection Signe Riisalo (Reform) said that although getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is voluntary, people refusing vaccines should not work in care homes. She noted that the situation is not solved before all care home workers are i...

 2021-09-17 08:01 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

President-elect announces top advisors...

President-elect Alar Karis will appoint Peep Jahilo as director of his office. In addition, the next president of Estonia has chosen his security, foreign affairs and education advisers, but did not reveal any other advisers' names....

 2021-09-17 07:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Care homes can dismiss unvaccinated workers, but replacements hard to find...

Data from the Health Board shows that there are currently COVID-19 outbreaks in 15 Estonian care homes and infections there mostly stem from unvaccinated workers. The social ministry says care homes can dismiss unvaccinated workers, but care homes say it ...

 2021-09-17 07:30 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 174 hospitalized patients, 532 new covid cases, three deaths...

As of Friday morning, 174 patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 532 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. Of the hospitalized patients, 123 (70.7 percent) are unvaccinated and 51 (29.3 percent) are...

 2021-09-17 07:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Statistics: Number of e-commerce users up as enterprises begin using AI...

The popularity of e-commerce has grown in Estonia with 62 percent of the population aged 16-74 making online purchases in the previous year. Among enterprises, the use of enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management software continues...

 2021-09-17 06:59 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Court state fees to rise by up to 100 percent...

A justice ministry bill aims to hike state fees of turning to court by 40 to 100 percent, with curtailing the number of malicious applications and lowering the courts' workload given as reasons....

 2021-09-17 06:27 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Parties to spend between 500,000-1 million on local elections...

Political parties estimate they will spend between 500,000 and 1 million on the upcoming local elections, with Reform expecting to spend the most and the Social Democrats the least....

 2021-09-17 05:59 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn already looking for suitable Christmas tree...

Tallinn's Kesklinn district government has started its search for a representative Christmas tree for the Town Hall Square in Old Town. The tree would be placed in November, after which the preparations for the traditional Christmas market will start....

 2021-09-17 05:36 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Government decides to ease Hiiu County and smaller island restrictions...

The government made a decision on Thursday to abandon the mask-wearing obligation and to ease hobby education restrictions in Hiiumaa and other smaller permanently inhabited islands, such as Kihnu, Ruhnu and Vormsi....

 2021-09-17 05:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: FC Flora falls to Gent at home...

Tallinna FC Flora endured a 0:1 loss to Belgian club Gent at home in the group stage of the European Conference League....

 2021-09-16 17:45 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Hiiumaa planning 25,000 grant for young family doctors...

Hiiumaa council will discuss giving family doctors a one-time grant of 25,000 to move to the island and practice medicine....

 2021-09-16 14:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Share of alcohol, tobacco tax in Estonia's state budget among largest in EU...

The proportion of income from alcohol and tobacco excise duty in Estonia's state budget is among the largest in the European Union at almost 4.8 percent of the budget, a survey by the Foresight Center shows....

 2021-09-16 13:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn to start pet registration list...

Pets will soon need to be added to a register in Tallinn after the city government passed new rules....

 2021-09-16 13:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Elering CEO: It's too early to talk about electricity policy failing...

The high electricity prices that broke records this week are not the fault of renewable energy or its producers, but the lack of renewable energy capacity and the unexpectedly rapid recovery of the economy, Elering's CEO Taavi Veskimgi said on Wednesd...

 2021-09-16 12:37 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tartu's participative budget ideas exhibited on Kaarsild Bridge...

Twenty-five ideas suggested for Tartu's 2021 participative budget will be on display in an exhibition at Kaarsild Bridge....

 2021-09-16 12:31 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Third reading of so-called Huawei bill postponed over technical error...

The third reading of the Electronic Communications Act bill scheduled for this Wednesday was postponed over what would have been a retroactive entry into force date. [Mobile communications operator] Elisa, the network of which relies on Huawei technology,...

 2021-09-16 12:04 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Minister: Compensation for unvaccinated people could be stopped...

Quarantine salary compensation may be stopped for unvaccinated close contacts from next year, Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik (Center) has said....

 2021-09-16 11:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

'We are like hostages' T1 stopping tenants from leaving...

The bankrupt T1 Mall of Tallinn has fixed-term agreements with its tenants which it refuses to terminate early as the shopping center is up for auction complete with valid rental agreements and real estate. Traders feel they are being held hostage in a ma...

 2021-09-16 11:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

T1 stopping tenants from leaving: 'We are like hostages'...

The bankrupt T1 Mall of Tallinn has fixed-term agreements with its tenants which it refuses to terminate early as the shopping center is up for auction complete with valid rental agreements and real estate. Traders feel they are being held hostage in a ma...

 2021-09-16 11:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Government still discussing lifting Hiiu County's covid restrictions...

The government will continue to discuss Hiiu County's exemption from coronavirus restrictions, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) said on Thursday....

 2021-09-16 10:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

State Electoral Office offering training for e-election observers...

During the run-up to the October 17 local elections, the State Electoral Office will offer training opportunities that will explain e-voting procedures and activities....

 2021-09-16 10:36 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Global Estonian Report: September 1522...

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, ...

 2021-09-16 10:02 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Top court: Cuts would lead to unconstitutional underfunding of courts...

it is unacceptable to apply a uniform percentage of cuts to all functions of the state, leaders of Estonia's Supreme Court have said. In this case it would lead to the unconstitutional underfunding of the administration of justice, which is a core fun...

 2021-09-16 09:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian costume designer wins Finnish Film Award...

On Wednesday, the Finnish Film Awards or Juss were presented, the biggest winner of the evening was Zaida Bergroth's film "Tove", which won seven awards. Among them, Estonian costume designer Eugen Tamberg was awarded....

 2021-09-16 08:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Design costs of Tallinn hospital will be 17.5 million...

The Italian companies which won the design tender for Tallinn Hospital estimated the cost of their work to be 17.5 million. The competing Estonian companies estimated almost 30 million....

 2021-09-16 08:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Education ministry: Completely stopping spread of covid-19 is unrealistic...

Many schools have already moved to distance learning as more and more outbreaks of coronavirus emerge. The Ministry of Education and Research does not consider this reasonable....

 2021-09-16 07:47 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: five deaths, 162 hospitalized patients, 510 new covid cases...

Five people infected with coronavirus died in the last day and 510 new cases were diagnosed, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said. As of Wednesday morning, 162 people are being treated in hospital....

 2021-09-16 07:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

State planning to scrap PCR coronavirus testing from 2023...

Plans to end extensive PCR coronavirus testing and move to antigen tests are being mulled by the government, Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik (Center) said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-16 06:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

University rector: Replace vaccination campaigns with personal counseling...

The rector of the University of Tartu has said vaccination campaigns should be replaced by personal counseling to help increase the coronavirus vaccination rate....

 2021-09-16 06:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Next stage of coronavirus antibody prevalence study starts...

More than 2,000 people will be contacted to participate in a study measuring coronavirus antibody prevalence over the next two weeks....

 2021-09-16 05:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Police detain two officials over misuse of coronavirus support loans...

Two members of the Rural Development Foundation's management board have been detained by the Central Criminal Police over the mispayment of loans for coronavirus-struck companies....

 2021-09-16 05:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Jaak Aaviksoo: Climate policy and national interests...

I am in no way contesting the need to rise to climate challenges, while actual results depend more on careful consideration and responsibility than pace and ambition. The green turn will still need to observe Estonia's national interests....

 2021-09-15 15:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Is Zapad 2021 any different from Zapad 2017?...

It is still too early to make any conclusions about Russia's large-scale strategic-operational exercise Zapad 2021, but it is possible to identify at least three developments that have taken place since the Zapad 2017 exercise, Martin Hunt writes in c...

 2021-09-15 15:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Opinion: Is Zapad 2021 any different from Zapad 2017?...

It is still too early to make any conclusions about Russia's large-scale strategic-operational exercise Zapad 2021, but it is possible to identify at least three developments that have taken place since the Zapad 2017 exercise, Martin Hunt writes in c...

 2021-09-15 14:59 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Simson: Vulnerable consumers can be helped with subsistence benefits...

Each European Union state has their own model to aid vulnerable consumers and Estonia has its subsistence benefits, the European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson told ERR in response to record-high electricity prices....

 2021-09-15 14:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Outbreaks most common in care homes, schools, kindergartens and workplaces...

Estonia's coronavirus infection rate - R - has increase nationally to 1.1 from 1.05 the week prior, the Health Board's weekly coronavirus overview reads. In addition, the structure of outbreaks is beginning to change in Estonia with care homes, ed...

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