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 2021-09-20 10:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Enefit Green's renewable electricity production up 75 percent on year...

Eesti Energia's renewable energy subsidiary Enefit Green produced 96 gigawatt-hours of electricity this August, an increase of 75 percent compared to a year ago when its electricity output reached 55 gigawatt-hours....

 2021-09-20 10:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Politicians: Voters more interested in local issues than before...

Politicians currently campaigning for the local government elections in mid-October have noted that they sense more interest on local issues than the previous local elections. The high point of campaigning is still yet to arrive....

 2021-09-20 09:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Russian citizens in Estonia participated in State Duma elections...

Russian citizens living in Estonia also participated in the State Duma elections, which took place over the weekend, with close to 15 percent of the Russians visiting polling offices in Narva....

 2021-09-20 09:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian cranberries rarely make it to jams and juices...

Autumn is the time for berry picking, and vitamin-rich cranberries are ready in Estonian bogs and marshes. Unfortunately, due to changing weather conditions and the declining number of berry pickers, imported berries from further afield have been used mai...

 2021-09-20 08:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

President's internal and public relations advisers revealed...

Two ERR journalists are set to join president-elect Alar Karis' office - Toomas Sildam will become the internal advisor to the president-elect and Indrek Treufeldt will be his public relations adviser....

 2021-09-20 08:31 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

European Commission transport chief: Nordica should fly from Tallinn...

If we have a state-owned airline, it would be elementary for it to fly to destinations other than the home airport, Henrik Hololei, head of the European Commission's Chief-General for Mobility and Transport said....

 2021-09-20 07:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Hydrogen buses set to drive on Tallinn routes in near future...

In addition to electric buses, Tallinn's municipal public transport firm Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS (TLT) intends to use hydrogen buses on Tallinn routes in a few years. The company is also planning on developing a hydrogen filling station network....

 2021-09-20 07:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Prime minister: Riigikogu's role in budget proceedings should be increased...

If there is a change within the budget year and it is more than 30 percent of the volume or more than a certain amount, then this part of the budget must return to the Riigikogu for decision, Prime Minister and Reform Party chairwoman Kaja Kallas said....

 2021-09-20 07:18 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 175 hospitalized patients, 366 new covid cases, two deaths...

As of Monday morning, 175 patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 366 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. Of the hospitalized patients, 127 (72.6 percent) are unvaccinated and 48 (27.4 percent) are...

 2021-09-20 06:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Eesti Kontsert opens season alongside Czech musicians...

State concert-organizing body Eesti Kontsert opened its fall season on Saturday with a performance joined by Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra philharmonics and pianist Lukas Vondracek....

 2021-09-20 06:33 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Party ratings: Isamaa passes Social Democratic Party...

A recent survey by pollsters Turu-uuringute on behalf of ERR found that the support for Isamaa passed the Social Democratic Party's (SDE). Reform continues atop the rankings with the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) second....

 2021-09-20 06:06 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Sir John Elvidge to join Tallinn Airport council...

Based on the decision of the nomination committee, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas (Center) has approved Sir John Elvidge as a board member of Tallinn Airport....

 2021-09-20 05:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Statistics: Producer price index up 15 percent on year to August...

The producer price index of industrial output increased by 1.7 percent compared to July 2021 and by 15.5 percent compared to August 2020, state agency Statistics Estonia reported....

 2021-09-20 05:17 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn Airport expects more than a million travelers this year...

Tallinn Airport board chairman Riivo Tuvike said the airport is preparing for the total number of travelers to exceed a million by the end of the year. Extension works are also planned, which the airport hopes can bring the number of travelers above what ...

 2021-09-19 14:19 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Samost and Sildam criticized unwillingness to address price of electricity...

Journalists Anvar Samost and Toomas Sildam talked about the recent electricity price hike and criticized relevant comments by politicians and head of Elering Taavi Veskimgi that they found arrogant on the "Samost ja Sildam" talk show....

 2021-09-19 13:07 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Finnish sailboat stranded in Tallinn anchorage...

A Finnish sailboat found itself in trouble in the Tallinn anchorage and had to be towed to a quiet spot by a Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) vessel. The Finnish craft cannot be towed to port due to difficult weather conditions and the PPA vessel will ...

 2021-09-19 12:39 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

'Olukorrast riigis' discussed involving anti-vaxxers in elections...

Journalists Indrek Lepik and Hindrek Riikoja talked about the potential effects of the Conservative People's Party's (EKRE) move to allow anti-vaccination activists to run in their ranks at the upcoming local government council elections on the Ra...

 2021-09-19 11:59 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Urmas Viilma: Sanctity of MS Estonia grave site needs to be unconditional...

The private expedition headed by Margus Kurm is planning work and activities in and around the wreck of MS Estonia that could violate the sanctity of the grave site, Archbishop Urmas Viilma writes....

 2021-09-19 10:30 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Report: Estonia only EU country without car tax...

Estonia is the only EU member state that has not adopted a car tax to influence people's transport preferences. Taxation of transport falls short of the EU average by 11 percent, a report by the Riigikogu Foresight Center reveals....

 2021-09-19 09:59 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Mrt Vljataga: How to cool the mark?...

The question of who is cheating whom is not always as straightforward as it is in the case of the coronavirus, Mrt Vljataga writes in a comment originally published in Sirp magazine....

 2021-09-19 08:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

People getting lost in the woods due to solid mushroom and berry harvest...

Estonian woods being ripe with wild berries and mushrooms has contributed to people getting lost this year. Authorities have already had to help 137 foragers who have lost their way. The police urge people to consider whether they have done everything the...

 2021-09-19 08:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

139 people hospitalized with Covid, one death...

As of the morning of Sunday, September 19, 139 people are in need of hospital treatment for symptomatic COVID-19. Hospitals have a total of 161 patients with the coronavirus of whom 113 or 70.2 percent are unvaccinated and 48 (29.8 percent) have completed...

 2021-09-19 08:07 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Plan to require new roads include broadband infrastructure mulled...

The government is working on a plan to require road builders to include communications infrastructure in the planning phase of new state roads to aid future high-speed broadband solutions....

 2021-09-19 06:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

'Rahva teenrid': Green turn implemented too quickly and without heed...

Journalists Mirko Ojakivi, Krister Paris and Urmas Jaagant discussed the link between the green turn and the recent hike in the price of electricity on the Vikerraadio "Rahva teenrid" talk show, finding that several coinciding factors are at play....

 2021-09-19 06:05 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Council of Churches opposed to new data collection rules...

The Estonian Council of Churches (EKN) finds draft legislation to amend the Business Register Act unconstitutional and in breach of religious freedom as it would make it possible to compose public registers of members of congregations....

 2021-09-18 13:00 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Over 38,000 people taking part in World Cleanup Day in Estonia...

More than 38,000 people in Estonia are taking part in events for the global World Cleanup Day, organizers said....

 2021-09-18 12:03 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Kaljulaid opens photo exhibition summing up presidential term...

President Kersti Kaljulaid opened a photography exhibition at Kadriorg on Friday showcasing images from her five-year term in office....

 2021-09-18 11:06 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Reform Party board expels Narva mayor from party...

The board of the Estonian Reform Party, which met on Friday, decided to expel Ants Liimets from the party on the proposal of the party's Narva chapter....

 2021-09-18 10:00 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn film industry hub could be completed in two years...

The film industry complex planned for the Kopli district of Tallinn could be completed two years from now. It cost an estimated 13.6 million to build....

 2021-09-18 09:08 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn celebrates Ethnic Culture Days...

Tallinn will celebrate 'Ethnic Culture Days' for the seventh time this month. Events will take place from September 18-26 in the capital....

 2021-09-18 08:37 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 154 hospitalized patients, 391 new covid cases, three deaths...

As of Saturday morning, 154 people are being treated in hospital for coronavirus and 391 new cases were diagnosed during the last day. Three people died....

 2021-09-18 07:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Travel restrictions for arrivals to Estonia from September 20...

Only five European countries will be on Estonia's green list from Monday, September 20....

 2021-09-18 07:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Research group starts expedition to Estonia ferry wreck...

A research group funded by the families of the victims of the Estonia ferry disaster started an expedition to the wreck site on Saturday....

 2021-09-18 07:05 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia sees eurozone's fastest inflation in August...

Annual inflation in the euro area accelerated from 2.2 percent in July to 3 percent in August, according to Eurostat, while inflation in Estonia sped up from 4.9 percent to 5 percent, which was the fastest inflation in the euro area for the second month i...

 2021-09-18 06:05 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

High demand for newly delivered Janssen coronavirus vaccines...

People rushed to book doses of the one-shot coronavirus vaccine Janssen this week after six weeks without deliveries. In total, 4,200 doses arrived this week....

 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...

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