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 2021-07-23 05:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

28th Viljandi Folk music festival kicks off...

Viljandi Folk Festival kicked off for the 28th time on Thursday and will run until Sunday. Over the four festival days, there will be 53 concerts and the theme is "In harmony"....

 2021-07-23 05:00 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

2020 Olympics: Who's who and where to watch?...

Friday (July 23) marks the beginning of the long-awaited Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and even though coronavirus is still ravaging the Japanese capital, athletes and national delegations are eager to compete. ERR News looks at the Estonian athletes set to ...

 2021-07-23 05:00 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

2020 Olympics: Who's who in Team Estonia and where to watch...

Friday (July 23) marks the beginning of the long-awaited Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and even though coronavirus is still ravaging the Japanese capital, athletes and national delegations are eager to compete. ERR News looks at the Estonian athletes set to ...

 2021-07-22 13:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Safety authority: Saaremaa ferry incident the result of technical issue...

Wednesday's minor collision involving the Saaremaa ferry was caused by a technical malfunction which made the vessel unmanageable. Authorities had earlier said they will not be opening an official investigation the incident, which saw minor damage to ...

 2021-07-22 13:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Nurses union considering strike action...

Nurses in Estonia say they are considering strike action after a long-running labor dispute broke down earlier in the summer. At the heart of the matter is nurses' work conditions and the application to specialist nurses. Health minister Tanel Kiik (C...

 2021-07-22 12:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia's state budget to be more detailed, budget process simpler...

The government wants to make the budget more "understandable" and transparent from 2022, Minister of Justice Maris Lauri has said....

 2021-07-22 12:13 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Historic equestrian training session in Tokyo...

Equestrian Dina Ellermann is the first Estonian to participate in the horseback riding events of an Olympic Games and went through a training session on the main event area in Tokyo with her horse Donna Anna on Thursday....

 2021-07-22 11:47 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Developer of Srve wind farm wants larger farm than initially planned...

Saare Wind Energy, the company developing an offshore wind farm west of the Srve peninsula on the island of Saaremaa, said they wish to develop a 1,400 MW wind farm instead of the initially planned 600 MW one....

 2021-07-22 11:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Event capacity limits may be reduced to stop covid spreading...

Due to the increase in the numbers of people infected with coronavirus in Estonia, the government may decide to cut the maximum attendance numbers allowed for events....

 2021-07-22 11:18 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Construction continues to battle with supply issues brought on by pandemic...

The effects of the pandemic have made their effects known within the construction sector and related industries, ERR reports, though not always in ways envisaged. Prices internationally of materials like timber have tripled since May, for instance, though...

 2021-07-22 10:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Technical inspection obligation planned for moped cars...

Owners of moped cars have not had to take their vehicle through technical inspection so far, but the Transport Administration is planning to impose a requirement that would obligate owners to get their vehicles inspected....

 2021-07-22 10:16 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Government working towards keeping society open for those vaccinated...

The government is discussing Thursday options for offering greater freedoms to those who have been vaccinated against coronavirus, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) says....

 2021-07-22 09:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia signs joint statement condemning Cuban regime's crackdown...

Estonia joined the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Latvia, and Lithuania in condemning the Cuban regime's "violent crackdown" on the island's pro-democracy movement....

 2021-07-22 09:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Estonia sends tents to help Lithuania with migrant crisis...

A truckload of tents was sent to Lithuania from Estonia on Wednesday to help the country after a recent rise in irregular migration from across the Belarusian border....

 2021-07-22 08:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Minister: Defense industry collaboration with Germany bearing fruit...

German-Estonian defense industry cooperation is bearing fruit in the form of world class technological developments, defense minister Kalle Laanet (Reform) said during a recent, official two-day visit to Germany which included a meeting with his German co...

 2021-07-22 08:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kontaveit to play Maria Sakkari in Tokyo opening round...

Tennis star Anett Kontaveit faces Maria Sakkari of Greece in round one of her Tokyo Olympics campaign this weekend....

 2021-07-22 07:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Renovation of Narva Town Hall begins...

On Tuesday, the 7 million renovation project at the Narva Town Hall building started....

 2021-07-22 07:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 121 new coronavirus cases diagnosed...

121 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed during the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Thursday....

 2021-07-22 07:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Virtsu-Kuivastu ferry hits Kuivastu Harbor berth...

Tll, a ferry servicing the Virstu-Kuivastu route between the mainland and Muhu Island, collided with the berth at Kuivastu Harbor on Wednesday and was damaged. Nobody on the ferry was injured, but there were damages to a some vehicles, including that of P...

 2021-07-22 07:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ferry hits berth at Kuivastu Harbor...

Tll, a ferry servicing the Virstu-Kuivastu route between the mainland and Muhu Island, collided with the berth at Kuivastu Harbor on Wednesday and was damaged. Nobody on the ferry was injured, but some vehicles at the front of the ramp were damaged, inclu...

 2021-07-22 06:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Heatwave leads to ice cream, beverage packaging shortage...

Due to the recent heatwave in Estonia, there has been a big increase in demand for cold drinks and ice creams which has created a packaging shortage and a higher workload for factories....

 2021-07-22 06:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Flora lose Champions League qualifier first leg encounter at Legia Warsaw...

Meistriliiga football club FC Flora lost 2-1 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League qualifier, away to Legia Warsaw....

 2021-07-22 05:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Wine and spirit bottles can be recycled from autumn...

Wine, spirit and syrup bottles can be recycled from the autumn after an amendment was made to the Packaging Act. However, joining the system is voluntary for companies....

 2021-07-22 05:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Vaccination chief: Pharmacies' role in vaccinations cannot be understated...

Starting this week, it has been possible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in pharmacies. Head of the COVID-19 vaccination work group Marek Seer said in addition to the pharmacies' role of vaccinator, they must also advise people....

 2021-07-21 19:07 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Bookseller Rahva Raamat 2020 profits up over 50 percent on year...

Bookseller Rahva Raamat has reported a net profit increase of 53.2 percent on year to 2020, at 480,100. The company says it has seen a revenue rise of 4.2 percent, to 19.5 million, during the same time-frame, despite the arrival of the pandemic, which saw...

 2021-07-21 16:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

EKRE presidential candidate Henn Plluaas' starts campaign tour...

The Estonian Conservative People's Party's (EKRE) presidential candidate Henn Plluaas started a campaign tour of Estonia on Wednesday and will visit all counties in Estonia....

 2021-07-21 15:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn ambulance boss rejects unvaccinated staff calls for his resignation...

Fifteen Tallinn ambulance service staff who were served notice of termination of contract for failing to take a coronavirus vaccine have issued an appeal to Tallinn city government, charging the service's chief, Raul Adlas, with a dictatorial and inti...

 2021-07-21 15:27 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Cycle bridge connecting two Tallinn streets under development...

A cycle bridge connecting the streets of Majaka and Gonsiori on the border of the Kesklinn and Lasname districts is set to be completed in September, a month before the local government elections....

 2021-07-21 14:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Just over 1,700 local government seats up for grabs at October's election...

This autumn's local elections in Estonia will return 1,717 councilors nationwide, twelve down on the last elections to local government in 2017....

 2021-07-21 14:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia's 3x3 basketball team gets familiar draw for Europe Cup final...

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) recently unveiled the pools for the final stage of the 3x3 Europe Cup in Paris. Based on the federation ranking, the Estonian national team was put into one pool with familiar foes Slovenia and Poland....

 2021-07-21 13:58 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Noted musician Tnu Aare dies...

Estonian rock musician Tnu Aare has died, his family announced. He was just four days short of his sixty-eighth birthday....

 2021-07-21 13:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Family physicians awaiting clear restrictions for unvaccinated people...

Family physicians are awaiting the government for a fast and clear decisions about which kind of restrictions will be imposed on people not vaccinated against the coronavirus in the fall, family physician Karmen Joller said on Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 12:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Zleyxa Izmailova: Climate package ambition must be retained on state level...

Should the government go along with fossil energy companies' rhetoric, according to which the climate plan will make life harder for less fortunate people, it will come as a sign of unwillingness to comply with parts of it, co-chairman of the Estonian...

 2021-07-21 12:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Farewell to Enn Tarto...

Estonian freedom fighter Enn Tarto died at the weekend. Here, journalist and consultant Jri Estam, who know Tarto personally, reflects on his passing and consequent legacy....

 2021-07-21 12:01 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: African Swine Flu a threat in parts of Estonia...

Following the recent finding of a case of African Swine Flue (ASF) in Harju County, risk of further instances in various parts of Estonia, particularly in the north of the country, is clear and present, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) repor...

 2021-07-21 11:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: Infections rising, per 100,000 rate to exceed 100 in August...

Although the accelerated spread of coronavirus infections stabilized last week, the number of infections still continues to grow, the Health Board noted in its weekly overview. The current estimate is that daily infection numbers will average over 100 in ...

 2021-07-21 10:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Long heatwave can cause locally grown tomatoes to fall into deficit...

Locally grown tomatoes might soon become deficit goods because the long heatwave has affected bumblebees, who have not done enough pollination, causing the tomato plants to lag behind in fruit development....

 2021-07-21 10:31 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Stroomi beach in Tallinn greenlit for swimming again...

The sea off Stroomi beach (Stroomirand) in Tallinn is now suitable for swimming in, after high levels of bacteria found last week led to a warning....

 2021-07-21 10:03 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Local municipality and ministry positive about VKG's pulp mill plan...

The initial feedback for energy firm Viru Keemia Grupp's (VKG) plan to construct an 800 million pulp mill in Ida-Viru County seems to be positive as the project has received positive assessments from the local Lganuse municipality and the Ministry of ...

 2021-07-21 09:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Central bank requires home loan issuing caution for SEB, Swedbank...

The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) has urged caution on the part of two significant banks in issuing home loans, and instigated specific requirements for the two banks in particular, in order to mitigate risk against any potential future downturn and at a t...

 2021-07-21 08:58 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia wreck survey summary: Starboard side 'crushed' significantly...

The wreck of the MS Estonia has significant 'crushing' damage to a large extent of its starboard side, the head of the Estonian side of a recent, joint investigation involving a Swedish team says. The vessel's central portion lies on hard rock...

 2021-07-21 08:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ellermann and Endrekson to bear Estonian flag at Olympics opening ceremony...

Equestrian Dina Ellermann and rower Tnu Endrekson will be the flagbearers for Estonia at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 23....

 2021-07-21 07:45 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 96 new covid cases diagnosed...

Ninety-six new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed across Estonia during the last 24 hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 07:27 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Fire breaks out in northern Prnu County burning 25 hectares...

A fire broke out in peatland in Pitsalu village in northern Prnu County and approximately 25 hectares were burning on Tuesday evening....

 2021-07-21 06:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Statistics: Record high construction price index in second quarter...

In the second quarter of 2021, the construction price index increased by 5.2 percent compared to the first quarter and by 6.2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2020, data from Statistics Estonia shows....

 2021-07-21 06:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

PPA: Some border crossings lacking phones to check QR-codes...

The Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) admitted that there is a lack of phones in busier border crossing points that could be used to check travelers' vaccination certificates....

 2021-07-21 05:53 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Party ratings: Reform fall in support ends, EKRE consolidates second place...

A continued fall in support for the coalition Reform Party has slowed over summer, while the opposition Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) has consolidated its position as second-most-widely-supported party, according to a recent survey....

 2021-07-21 05:15 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Mart Raamat: Buckle up drivers! For the last time...

It is to be hoped that the Estonian government has at least for the time being decided that the European Union's new climate plan cannot cost Estonians more than the Dutch or Germans, that transport needs to remain available and life in the countrysid...

 2021-07-20 17:07 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Prime minister on vacation for rest of July...

Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) is on vacation for most of the rest of July. Minister for Public Administration Jaak Aab (Center) is deputizing for her during that time....

 2021-07-20 16:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Media firms say advertising revenues starting to pick up again...

After taking a major hit in 2020, internet and television advertising is showing signs of recovery, though the case is not the same so much for print media, leading media firms say....

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