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 2021-07-25 11:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kregor Zirk through to Tokyo men's 200m freestyle semis...

Estonian swimmer Kregor Zirk has reached the semi-finals of the men's two-hundred-meter freestyle event at the Tokyo Olympics, setting an Estonian record in the process....

 2021-07-25 11:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Swimmer Eneli Jefimova through to Tokyo semi-finals...

Fourteen-year-old Estonian swimming star Eneli Jefimova is through to the semi-finals in the women's hundred-meter breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-25 11:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Hot summer sees upsurge in insurance claims...

This year's hot summer has had its impact on the nation's insurers, some of whom have reported a rise in claims over damages not only relating to storms, but also directly and indirectly to hot weather in general, including traffic accidents and d...

 2021-07-25 10:45 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Narva local becomes Russian national football team manager...

Narva-born former footballer Valery Karpin has been appointed new Russian national team manager....

 2021-07-25 10:11 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

EDF pledges 280 personnel to NATO readiness initiatives...

The Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) have pledged close to three-hundred of its personnel towards NATO's readiness project, including the utilization of eighty special forces soldiers....

 2021-07-25 09:37 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Bloomberg: Danske still not recovered from money laundering scandal...

Danske Bank still suffers from both reputational damage and a loss of custom, over three years after the media reports shed light on the full extent of money laundering activity which itself had been taking place a decade ago according to a recent article...

 2021-07-25 08:10 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Puusta starts Olympic regatta with 15th place...

Ingrid Puusta took 15th place in the first run of the RS:X windsurfing competition of the Tokyo Summer Olympics....

 2021-07-25 08:00 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Day brings 90 new cases...

Estonia analyzed 2,075 tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the last 24 hours of which 90 or 4.3 percent returned positive, the Health Board said on Sunday....

 2021-07-25 07:40 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Iranian frigate entered Estonian territorial waters without permission...

An Iranian military vessel entered Estonian territorial waters without authorization after 10 p.m. on Friday but promptly left after being contacted by Estonian authorities....

 2021-07-25 06:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Vaccination protest takes place in Tallinn...

People gathered in Tallinn's Freedom Square (Vabaduse vljak) on Saturday to protest against vaccination. The demonstration titled "For Freedom" (Vabaduse eest) took place for the third time....

 2021-07-25 06:15 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Phone fraud on the rise...

Bank fraud is becoming a growing concern as people have been taken for over 800,000 this year. While monthly incidents numbered 25-30 last summer, there have already been over 50 cases a month this year....

 2021-07-25 05:38 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tartu leads youth vaccinations...

Tartu is concentrating on immunizing children and youths, which efforts have given it the greatest vaccine coverage in the age group. The county hopes to make sure 70 percent of children aged 12-17 have received at least one dose of vaccine by the start o...

 2021-07-25 05:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Men's quadruple scull secures place in the final...

The Estonian men's quad (Kaimar Taimsoo, Tnu Endrekson, Allar Raja, Jri-Mikk Udam) took second place in the Saturday repechage, securing a place in the A-final of the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-24 15:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Saaremaa, Hiiumaa ferry ticket booking system partly reinstated...

Ticket sales for ferries serving Estonia's two largest islands, Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, have been partly restored after an incident involving one of four vessels which provide the links had put it out of action. The three remaining ferries were still ca...

 2021-07-24 14:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Minister: Lithuania migrant influx constitutes hybrid attack...

A recent surge in illegal migration into Lithuania represents a hybrid attack on that country and the region and European Union as a whole, defense minister Kalle Laanet (Reform) says....

 2021-07-24 14:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ministry: EDF contributing two members to EU-led Mozambique mission...

The Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) are set to see a new African nation added to their list of deployments, with this time the country of Mozambique, which has requested the support....

 2021-07-24 13:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Two-dozen EDF members likely to join UK-led defense...

Up to twenty-four Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) personnel are set to join a British-led, eight-nation-strong, multi-faceted expeditionary for 2022, the Estonian defense ministry says....

 2021-07-24 13:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Two-dozen EDF members likely to join UK-led defense framework...

Up to twenty-four Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) personnel are set to join a British-led, eight-nation-strong, multi-faceted expeditionary force for 2022, the Estonian defense ministry says....

 2021-07-24 13:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Minister: Planned oil shale plant shouldn't fall foul of EU state aid rules...

State aid for a proposed oil shale plant in eastern Estonia should tick all the boxes despite concerns enumerated by a recent National Audit Office (Riigikontroll) report, Minister for Public Administration Jaak Aab (Center) says. Concerns have been raise...

 2021-07-24 12:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Grid distributor Elektrilevi acquires competitor in 29-million deal...

Grid distributor Elektrilevi has acquired competitor Imatra Elekter, Estonian subsidiary of a Finnish firm, for 28.9 million. The move means Elektrilevi now serves nearly all customers nationwide....

 2021-07-24 12:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Fencer Katrina Lehis takes Estonia's first Tokyo medal...

Fencer Katrina Lehis has bagged Estonia's first olympic medal in Tokyo after defeating Aizanat Murtazaeva of Russia, to take bronze....

 2021-07-24 11:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Defense ministry plans to extend Operation Barkhane activities into Niger...

The defense ministry says it plans to extend an existing Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) peacekeeping mission in the West African nation of Mali to include territory in neighboring Niger. The mission would comprise special forces EDF members....

 2021-07-24 11:27 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Prnu County peat bog wildfire declared extinguished Friday evening...

Rescue Board (Psteamet) brigades fully extinguished Friday evening a peat bog fire in Prnu County which had been burning for over three days....

 2021-07-24 10:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Cyclist Tanel Kangert 46th out of 130 in arduous Tokyo men's road race...

Estonian Cyclist Tanel Kangert finished 46th in the two-hundred-and-thirty-four-kilometer men's road race at the Tokyo Olympics Saturday....

 2021-07-24 08:07 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Mart Helme likely to run in Lasname...

Deputy Chairman of the Conservative People's Party (EKRE) Mart Helme said he will run in Tallinn and likely in the Lasname borough at the upcoming local government council elections....

 2021-07-24 07:53 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Day brings 106 COVID-19 cases...

Estonia analyzed 3,084 tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 in the last 24 hours of which 106 or 3.4 percent came back positive, the Health Board said Saturday....

 2021-07-24 07:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia to send Lithuania 100 kilometers of barbed wire...

The Ministry of Defense pledges three drone teams and 100 kilometers of barbed wire to help Lithuania cope with a wave of migrants from Belarus....

 2021-07-24 07:03 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tnis Saarts: Presidential institution at an all-time low...

The worst outcome would see politicians refuse to take any kind of responsibility for repeatedly derailing presidential elections, while continuing to oppose the idea of direct elections. That would leave the institution at an all-time low, Tnis Saarts fi...

 2021-07-24 06:04 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Lehis and Beljajeva make quarter finals in Tokyo...

The women's epee individual tournament is being held in Tokyo on Saturday. Estonia is represented by Katrina Lehis (FIE 12), Julia Beljajeva (FIE 36) and Erika Kirpu (FIE 23)....

 2021-07-24 05:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kontaveit out in first Olympic round...

Anett Kontaveit (WTA 28) lost to Maria Sakkari from Greece (WTA 19) 5;7, 2:6 in the opening round of women's singles in Tokyo. The match lasted an hour and 33 minutes....

 2021-07-24 05:31 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Defense Forces military band budget to be halved...

The Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) military band is to have its annual budget cut in half, with the bulk of its workforce which itself will be downsized to work part-time rather than full-time. The announcement follows speculation about the orchestra's...

 2021-07-24 05:31 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Companies introducing vaccination incentives...

Several Estonian companies are offering incentives for people who decide to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in the near future. Entrepreneurs hope that mass vaccinations will help avoid putting life on hold again this fall....

 2021-07-24 05:00 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Lutsar: Infection rate growing would not see schools-kindergartens closed...

The Delta or so-called Indian strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has become prevalent in Estonia in July, while other strains keep spreading elsewhere in the world. The Gamma mutation that originated from Brazil has reached Russia, while ...

 2021-07-23 15:00 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

EU's e-CODEX data exchange channel to be based in Tallinn...

The Committee of Permanent Representatives at the Council of the European Union (COREPER) has approved the EU's IT agency eu-LISA, located in Tallinn, as the seat of the EU cross-border data exchange channel e-CODEX....

 2021-07-23 14:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Auditor General concerned over outstanding oil shale plant financials...

Financials on a proposed oil shale plant in eastern Estonia promised by the preceding administration and to be drawn up by the finance ministry have missed their deadline, Auditor General Janar Holm notes. The issue is heightened by the planned developmen...

 2021-07-23 14:01 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Coronavirus outbreak infects 13 at Rally Estonia...

Thirteen people have contract coronavirus after an outbreak at Rally Estonia in Tartu and South Estonia over the weekend of July 16 and 17....

 2021-07-23 13:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Number of people allowed at unsupervised public events to be reduced...

The number of participants at indoor and outdoor events will be reduced to limit the spread of COVID-19 from August, the government decided on Thursday....

 2021-07-23 12:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Startups more than double employee numbers in five years...

The number of people employed in the Estonian startup sector grew by 130 percent in five years, whereas the sum total of labor taxes paid by the sector's companies more than tripled during the same period, Startup Estonia said on Friday....

 2021-07-23 11:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia names new ambassador to Czech Republic...

Estonia has appointed a new ambassador to the Czech Republic, replacing Eva-Maria Liimets (Center) who left the role to become minister of foreign affairs....

 2021-07-23 11:01 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tll incident prompts ferry switchover, additional flights...

The temporary loss of ferry which plies its trade between the island of Saaremaa and the mainland is to be covered by its equivalent on the Hiiumaa route. The out-of-service vessel, the Tll, collided with a pier Wednesday, causing minor damage. The swap h...

 2021-07-23 10:18 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Cyclists protest Elron's new bike ticket policy...

Cyclists gathered to protest the introduction of bike fares on Elron trains on Thursday in Tallinn....

 2021-07-23 09:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ethics chief: Ministry secretaries general responsible for funds monitoring...

The anti-corruption buck stops at any government ministry with that ministry's secretary general, head of the Council of Ethics of Officials (Ametnikueetika nukogu) Heiki Sibul says. Sibul made his remarks in the context of fresh allegations that form...

 2021-07-23 09:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ethics chief: Ministry secretaries are responsible for monitoring funds...

The anti-corruption buck stops at any government ministry with that ministry's secretary general, head of the Council of Ethics of Officials (Ametnikueetika nukogu) Heiki Sibul says. Sibul made his remarks in the context of fresh allegations that form...

 2021-07-23 08:58 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Archer Reena Prnat ranks 53rd in Tokyo opening contest...

Reena Prnat, one of Estonia's top archers, placed 53rd out of 64 in the women's archery ranking round at the Tokyo Olympics Friday....

 2021-07-23 08:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Finland to allow entry for cruise tourists from Monday...

Finland is set to relax border crossing rules from Monday, July 26, harmonizing the requirements valid for foreigners arriving for work and for tourists, and also allowing entry for cruise passengers if they produce proof of a negative COVID-19 test resul...

 2021-07-23 07:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 84 new coronavirus cases diagnosed...

Eighty-four new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed during the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Friday....

 2021-07-23 07:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Luik and Tiido: Neutrality would have meant ending up alone...

A small country needs to punch above its weight to be noticed and refrain from isolating itself, former ambassadors Jri Luik and Harri Tiido say of foreign policy in re-independent Estonia....

 2021-07-23 07:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Stroomi beach swimming warning issued again...

Stroomi beach (Stroomirand) in North Tallinn has been flagged again as not safe for bathing after recent water samples returned...

 2021-07-23 06:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board want overview of vaccination by profession...

The Health Board is seeking an overview of vaccination by profession and workplace in anticipation of the third wave of coronavirus. To do this, it will be necessary to amend the law....

 2021-07-23 06:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Olympic quadruple sculls team not yet through to Tokyo final...

Estonia's quadruple sculls team did not make it directly to the finals at the Tokyo Olympics, but is still in with a shot of doing so, via the 'B' route, whose heats are to take place Sunday....

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