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 2021-08-26 09:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Reform MP: Police can't get salary and staff increase at same time...

The police cannot increase their salaries and boost their staff numbers all at the same time, Reform MP Jrgen Ligi says....

 2021-08-26 09:15 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Roadworks planned to rejuvenate Maardu-Jgala highway section...

The speed limit on a 10-kilometer stretch of highway between Maardu and Jgala, east of Tallinn, is to be raised to 120 kilometers per hour, the Transport Board (Transpordiamet) says, once a procurement project which will upgrade the highway's intersec...

 2021-08-26 09:09 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Jazz Awards 2021 winners...

On August 25, the Estonian Jazz Association and the festival Jazzkaar recognized Estonia's most outstanding jazz musicians at the Vaba Lava in Tallinn's Telliskivi district. The awards were presented for the 15th time, and the ceremony took place ...

 2021-08-26 08:40 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

SDE MPs given free vote on Alar Karis at Monday's presidential ballot...

The opposition Social Democratic Party (SDE) will join Isamaa in allowing its 11 MPs to vote as they wish at next Monday's Riigikogu presidential elections first round ballot, and has not agreed to pledge support for the coalition parties' candida...

 2021-08-26 08:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Jri Luik presents credentials to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg...

Estonia's Permanent Representative to NATO Jri Luik has presented his credentials to the organization's Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg....

 2021-08-26 07:42 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 405 new coronavirus cases diagnosed...

During the past day, 405 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Thursday....

 2021-08-26 07:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Domestic market boosted construction volume in second quarter...

In the second quarter of 2021, the total production value of Estonian construction enterprises in Estonia and abroad increased by 17 percent year on year, data from Statistics Estonia showed. Considering only the Estonian construction market, the growth i...

 2021-08-26 07:08 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

SDE MP: Too close to call on whether party will back Karis as candidate...

Social Democratic Party (SDE) board member and MP Jevgeni Ossinovski says he cannot predict whether his party will support Alar Karis as president or not. There are some in the party who would be prepared to do so, and others not, the MP said....

 2021-08-26 06:42 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Feature | Iceland and Estonia: 30 Years of Friendly Relations...

Thursday, August 26, marks the thirtieth anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Iceland and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Iceland was in fact the first country to recognize the restoration of independence of the three countrie...

 2021-08-26 06:04 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kontaveit through to quarter-finals in Cleveland...

Anett Kontaveit is through to the quarter-finals of the WTA Tennis in the Land tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, after defeating world number 61 Caroline Garcia (France) in straight sets, 6:3, 6:3....

 2021-08-26 05:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

First Afghan family arrives in Estonia...

The first family from Afghanistan has arrived in Estonia, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) confirmed on Wednesday night....

 2021-08-25 16:15 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia, Latvia open cross-border power line...

Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and the Latvian head of government Krisjanis Karins opened the third EstonianLatvian electricity connection on Wednesday....

 2021-08-25 15:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Vaccination chief: People should not wait for Jannsen vaccine...

COVID-19 vaccination project leader Marek Seer said that those interested in getting vaccinated should not wait for the single-dose Jannsen vaccine....

 2021-08-25 15:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Vaccination chief: People should not wait for Janssen vaccine...

COVID-19 vaccination project leader Marek Seer said that those interested in getting vaccinated should not wait for the single-dose Janssen vaccine....

 2021-08-25 15:17 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Isamaa leader: Our MPs can vote with their own consciences on president...

Opposition party Isamaa will allow its MPs to vote for whichever presidential candidate they wish at the first Riigikogu ballot next Monday, party leader Helir-Valdor Seeder said on Wednesday afternoon....

 2021-08-25 14:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Firm developing 250 food packaging collection systems for Tallinn and Tartu...

An Estonian firm is developing a reusable packaging recycling system in Tallinn and Tartu, with collection stations which can be used by businesses as well as private consumers planned to number 250....

 2021-08-25 14:15 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

President: Ukraine NATO, EU membership likely years away...

Ukraine cannot become a member of NATO until its territorial integrity disrupted since 2014 is restored, while EU membership will take perhaps 20 years' work to achieve, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid says....

 2021-08-25 13:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian paralympian: Tokyo facilities have been excellent...

Estonian paralympian Robin Liksor says that while he would like to see more coverage of the games, which started Tuesday, in his home country, the facilities in Tokyo had so far proved excellent....

 2021-08-25 13:07 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn City Center Expat Chat: Jacobina from Mexico...

The tenth interview in our collaboration with the "Tallinn City Center New Arrivals Project" is with Jacobina from Mexico....

 2021-08-25 12:43 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Scientist: Estonia's population still on downward trend, due to emigration...

Estonia's population forecasts are no longer as pessimistic as they were twenty years ago, but the number of Estonians is still declining due to emigration, professor of demography Allan Puur says. However, the coronavirus crisis has not so far affect...

 2021-08-25 12:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Karis: Estonia could have the world's most educated people...

Potential presidential candidate Alar Karis said Estonia could become the most educated country in the world during an interview on Wednesday. He also said Estonia's "seamless society" is divided and needs to be "sewn together"....

 2021-08-25 11:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Center collects enough signatures to nominate Karis as candidate...

Twenty-five members of the Center Party have agreed to support Estonian National Museum director Alar Karis as a presidential candidate, the party confirmed on Wednesday. Karis needed 21 to be nominated....

 2021-08-25 11:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Center Party government ministers to run in local elections...

The Center Party's cabinet members are likely to all run in the local elections in October, primarily in Tallinn, Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik, says....

 2021-08-25 11:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Swedbank: Estonia may have highest economic growth of past 15 years in 2021...

Swedbank has forecast 2021 economic growth in Estonia of 8 percent, up from 3 percent forecast in April. This means the country is likely to experience its fastest rate of growth in 15 years, Swedbank says, though it has revised its 2022 forecast downward...

 2021-08-25 10:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Isamaa chairman discharged from hospital...

Isamaa chairman Helir-Valdor Seeder, who recently contracted coronavirus, has been discharged from hospital for treatment at home....

 2021-08-25 10:18 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Opinion | Transnational education: The next Estonian export?...

Worldwide, the coronavirus pandemic has closed borders and reduced the number of students studying abroad. At the same time, however, it has actually opened new opportunities for Estonia to further promote itself as a world leader in higher education. Now...

 2021-08-25 09:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tanel Visnap bags gold in World Deaf Athletics 100 meters...

Sprinter Tanel Visnap has won gold in the 100 meters at the World Deaf Athletics Championships (WDAC) in Lublin, Poland, also setting both a new personal best and competition record, with his time of 10.54....

 2021-08-25 09:16 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health minister: Society won't be completely closed with new restrictions...

The mask-wearing requirement, which will come into force on Thursday and makes the practice mandatory in indoor, public areas where coronavirus vaccination certificate checks are not conducted, is part of a package of measures that will help prevent the s...

 2021-08-25 09:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Financial authority: Luminor anti-money laundering regime needs tightening...

Anti-money laundering (AML) systems and internal rules at Estonian bank Luminor need improving, the financial supervisory authorities of all three Baltic States have found....

 2021-08-25 08:43 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Scientist: Ventilation is key to stopping virus spread...

As the coronavirus spreads mainly through air as a droplet infection, wearing a mask is important in limiting its spread, but it is even more important to ensure adequate air ventilation, Heikki Junninen, a researcher at the University of Tartu, says....

 2021-08-25 08:11 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: Defense League personnel take part in Ukraine independence day parade...

Estonian Defense League (Kaitseliit) personnel took part in the Ukrainian Independence Day parade in Kyiv Tuesday, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reports....

 2021-08-25 08:11 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: Defense League personnel take part in Ukrainian independence day parade...

Estonian Defense League (Kaitseliit) personnel took part in the Ukrainian Independence Day parade in Kyiv Tuesday, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reports....

 2021-08-25 07:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 437 new coronavirus cases diagnosed...

During the past day, 437 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Wednesday....

 2021-08-25 07:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ida-Viru County has Estonia's lowest coronavirus infection rate...

Ida-Viru County currently has Estonia's lowest infection rate, despite the low vaccination rate. The Health Board said the rules are being followed and many people have already had covid-19....

 2021-08-25 06:53 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Registration starts for first round of presidential elections...

On Thursday at 9 a.m., the registration of candidates for the election of the President of the Republic of Estonia begins. Candidates can be submitted until Saturday evening....

 2021-08-25 06:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

60 million state budget cuts to be reviewed next month...

Better-than-expected economic performance, and with it higher tax revenues, have raised questions whether spring's proposed cuts of 60 million to the state budget will go ahead unchanged. However, more will be known following the economic forecast pub...

 2021-08-25 05:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Growth in life expectancy slows, but people still live longer healthy lives...

In 2020, life expectancy at birth for Estonian inhabitants was 78.8 years, data from Statistics Estonia shows. Male life expectancy was 74.4 years and female life expectancy was 82.8 years for the second year in a row....

 2021-08-25 05:27 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Party ratings: No major changes, SDE sees small support rise since July end...

Support for the major political parties remains stable, a recent poll by Norstat Eesti AS says. The opposition Social Democratic Party (SDE) has seen a small improvement since the end of July....

 2021-08-24 21:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Registration for free Estonian classes opens on Wednesday...

Registration for free Estonian language courses will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (August 25) at levels A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1....

 2021-08-24 16:00 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Speed skater Saskia Alusalu retires...

Speed skater Saskia Alusalu is retiring from the sport, she announced Tuesday....

 2021-08-24 15:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Finding the right balance: The role of foreign scientists role in Estonia...

Research in Estonia summarized a recent debate at the Opinion Festival on the role of foreign scientists in Estonia....

 2021-08-24 15:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Finding the right balance: The role of foreign scientists in Estonia...

Research in Estonia summarized a recent debate at the Opinion Festival on the role of foreign scientists in Estonia....

 2021-08-24 14:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Tallinn harbor pedestrian bridge opens...

A new bridge has opened linking the A and D terminals at Tallinn harbor....

 2021-08-24 14:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

This year's cereals harvest yield forecast 20 percent lower than 2020...

Cereal harvests this year are likely to be around 20 percent down on the figure for 2020. Last year's harvest set a record, however, while the hot and dry summer this year is the main factor in the absolute decline....

 2021-08-24 13:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Saaremaa gmnaasium school building ready for new year...

Saaremaa's new 6.5 million school held its opening ceremony on Monday and will see two high schools merge....

 2021-08-24 13:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Raivo Tafenau quartet opens Jazzkaar Festival...

On August 23, the Jazzkaar 2021 festival started at Vaba Lava in Tallinn, with the Raivo Tafenau quartet, along with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, performing at the opening concert....

 2021-08-24 12:38 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

First 13 Afghans traveling to Estonia...

Thirteen people from Afghanistan are on their way to Estonia, Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets (Center) said on Tuesday. They are people who have worked with Estonia in the past....

 2021-08-24 12:37 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Expert: Center likely to lose overall Tallinn majority in October elections...

The Center Party is likely to lose its overall majority on Tallinn City Council at this October's local elections, according to one expert....

 2021-08-24 11:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ratas: Estonia's tax system needs to be modernized...

Estonia's tax system needs to be modernized, Jri Ratas, chairman of the Center Party and speaker of the parliament, said in his opening remarks at a conference on the Estonian economy in Tallinn on Tuesday....

 2021-08-24 11:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Justice minister doesn't favor merging legal education in one university...

Minister of Justice Maris Lauri (Reform) has rejected a proposal from high-profile legal scholars to consolidate academic legal education into one university....

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