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 2021-07-20 15:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Data of over 330,000 people found to be accessible via state portal...

On July 9, the Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) closed a database in the self-service environment for business operators on the eesti.ee state portal, which showed the first and last name, personal identification code, job title and, in some ca...

 2021-07-20 15:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Covid-19 vaccination starts in pharmacies in five cities...

Vaccination against coronavirus will take place in pharmacies in eight outlets in Tartu, Rapla, Jhvi and Narva from Tuesday....

 2021-07-20 15:11 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Reps steps down as Center Party deputy chair, party group leader...

Former minister of education and research Mailis Reps is stepping down as leader of the Center Party group in the parliament as well as from the position of deputy chair of the party. Reps is currently being investigated for misuse of government money....

 2021-07-20 14:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Toomas Sildam: Kallas and Ratas not looking for superhuman candidate...

If the heads of the Reform Party and Center Party can sell running for president to someone who can be sure that what will follow will not be a shadow play, double agenda or a hustle, they will eventually agree, journalist Toomas Sildam writes....

 2021-07-20 14:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Center Party minister: Mailis Reps must decide for herself what to do next...

Former education minister and Center Party deputy chair Mailis Reps must come to her own conclusion about how to act in the light of another corruption scandal she has been implicated in, public administration minister Jaak Aab (Center) says....

 2021-07-20 13:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia may face 100,000 per day fines for logging protected forests...

Unless Estonia stops destroying its protected forests, the state may be facing a fine of 100,000 per day, similarly to Poland. Meanwhile, the Ministry of the Environment continuously allows the logging of nature conservation areas, Postimees reported on T...

 2021-07-20 13:33 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Estonia's Olympic quadruple sculls team starts training in Tokyo...

Estonia's Olympic quadruple sculls rowing team has arrived in Japan and training in Tokyo....

 2021-07-20 12:59 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Indrek Kiisler: Estonia needs a more realistic view of the Nordics...

Estonia has no special relationship with Finland or Sweden, Indrek Kiisler says in Vikerraadio's daily comment and recommends replacing corresponding delusions with attention paid to Latvia and Lithuania whom he regards Estonia's only steadfast pa...

 2021-07-20 12:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Increase in animal accidents during heatwave...

Vets have seen a spike in animal accidents in recent weeks due to the prolonged heatwave in Estonia....

 2021-07-20 12:01 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

International sports court rejects wrestler's temporary olympics appeal...

Wrestler Heiki Nabi has had his temporary appeal on a two-year ban for the use of a banned performance-enhancing substance rejected, meaning he will not be able to take part in the Tokyo Olympics after all....

 2021-07-20 11:33 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

VKG wants to construct 800 million Ida-Viru County pulp mill...

Energy firm Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG) says it wants to create a pulp mill in eastern Estonia which, it says, would create around a thousand jobs. The development would also boost renewable energy production at a time when the European Union recently unveile...

 2021-07-20 10:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Center discussing Mailis Reps' future after new scandal...

The Center Party is discussing the future of deputy party leader and former education minister Mailis Reps after it was reported that the ministry paid for her 45th birthday dinner at a fancy Tallinn restaurant....

 2021-07-20 10:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Derelict building site drowning makes future of Lasname plot more pressing...

A man drowned on Friday in a water-filled abandoned building site in Tallinn's Lasname district. The incident has drawn further attention both to safety in the area and the future of the plot, once set aside for a planned shopping mall which would hav...

 2021-07-20 09:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Lutsar worried about pace of vaccination...

Professor Irja Lutsar, head of the government's scientific advisory council, is concerned about the pace of vaccination now that the coronavirus infection rate is rising....

 2021-07-20 09:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Statistics: Electricity had biggest impact on producer price index in June...

The producer price index of industrial output rose by 9.4 percent on-year to June 2021, state agency Statistics Estonia reported on Tuesday....

 2021-07-20 08:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn's Film City to receive building permit but future funding unclear...

Tallinn's future Film City (Filmilinnak) studio development will receive a building permit from the capital this week but construction will not begin anytime soon as it is unclear who will fund the project....

 2021-07-20 07:40 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 81 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed...

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

 2021-07-20 07:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

NATO Baltic air patrols intercepted Russian planes six times last week...

NATO jets based in the Baltic States had to intercept Russian military planes six times last week, the Lithuanian defense ministry says....

 2021-07-20 06:59 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia's June inflation among fastest in euro area...

While annual inflation in the euro area slowed from 2 percent in May to 1.9 percent in June, in Estonia inflation accelerated from 3.2 percent to 3.7 percent and was among the fastest in the euro area, according to data from Eurostat....

 2021-07-20 06:31 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Reform Party: Covid restrictions should not apply to vaccinated people...

The Reform Party faction of the Riigikogu believes vaccinated people should not be subject to restrictions during the next wave of the coronavirus in the autumn....

 2021-07-20 05:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Expert: Human intervention not likely cause of Estonia bow ramp shift...

Changes to the configuration of the wreck of the MS Estonia revealed in a recent dive and survey are likely not the result of human activity, one expert says, but could be the result of a range of factors, including corrosion, marine life activity and the...

 2021-07-20 05:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Former justice minister rejects coalition's proposal to run for president...

Former Minister of Justice Jri Raidla has rejected a proposal by the coalition parties to run for president of Estonia....

 2021-07-19 15:03 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

2,000 to start conscription service this week...

Nearly 2,000 young people will start their conscript service in the Estonian defense forces early next week, including 49 young women as volunteers in addition to the young men conscripted into the defense forces....

 2021-07-19 14:36 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Politico: Estonian president among potential candidates for NATO's top post...

The Brussels-based news website Politico has named Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid as one of the potential successors to NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after the end of the latter's term in September 2022....

 2021-07-19 14:06 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Renewables made up nearly third of all energy consumption in second quarter...

The share of renewable electricity in Estonia's total electricity consumption was 28.9 percent in the second quarter of this year, up from 24.7 percent in the same three-month period in 2020, the country's transmission system operator Elering said...

 2021-07-19 13:33 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Water accidents up significantly from last year...

The Rescue Board (Psteamet) has already responded to 163 calls regarding water accidents this year with 34 people having drowned in the first seven months of the year. The share of drownings involving alcohol has also gone up....

 2021-07-19 13:06 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Pharmacies to offer covid vaccinations from late summer...

Pharmacies will be able to start administering coronavirus vaccinations from the end of summer....

 2021-07-19 12:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Kuressaare prepares for Saaremaa Opera Festival 2021...

Saaremaa Opera Festival will begin in the island's capital Kuressaare on Tuesday. The main performers will be the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera....

 2021-07-19 12:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian freedom fighter, politician Enn Tarto dies...

Estonian freedom fighter, politician, honorary member of the Defense League (Kaitseliit) volunteer corps and honorary citizen of Tartu Enn Tarto died on Sunday, the Defense League said....

 2021-07-19 11:36 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

West Tallinn Central Hospital to increase COVID-19 treatment capacity...

West Tallinn Central Hospital, the main location where coronavirus patients are treated in Estonia, is preparing to increase its treatment capacity and is planning to reimpose multiple precautionary measures, hospital chief Arkadi Popov announced....

 2021-07-19 11:08 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

State to motivate vaccinators with performance pay...

In order to increase vaccination tempo and to achieve 70 percent vaccine coverage in Estonia, the Health Insurance Fund (Haigekassa) will begin paying out bonuses to family physicians, nurses and special treatment providers depending on the effectiveness ...

 2021-07-19 10:35 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

36,450 vaccine doses to arrive in Estonia this week...

More than 36,000 coronavirus vaccine doses will arrive in Estonia this week, with more than 29,000 doses coming from Pfizer/BioNTech....

 2021-07-19 10:13 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ministry to grant schools right to ask teachers for vaccine certificate...

The Ministry of Education and Research is planning on granting schools the right to ask teachers for vaccination certificates for when the school year begins on September 1....

 2021-07-19 09:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Sail Tallinn brought ships to Lennusadam and Noblessner...

Sailing ships visited Tallinn over the weekend as part of the Sail Tallinn event....

 2021-07-19 09:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Record number of real estate transactions made in second quarter...

Data from the Land Board (Maa-Amet) shows that there were 16,400 real estate transactions made on the market during the second quarter of 2021 with the total value of transactions standing at an all-time record 1.43 billion....

 2021-07-19 08:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Rapid tests can be used at Estonian border from Monday...

From Monday (July 19), both PCR and rapid coronavirus tests can be taken at the Estonian border. The rapid tests give a result in 30 minutes....

 2021-07-19 08:11 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn mayor: We will wait for other offers to renovate Linnahall...

Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Klvart (Center) met with representatives of investment fund manager BaltCap's infrastructure fund on Friday to speak about renovating the Linnahall building. The city is awaiting BaltCap's final proposal by the end of the ...

 2021-07-19 07:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 34 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed...

34 new coronavirus cases have been found of a total 2,084 tests taken - a rate of 1.6 percent - in Estonia over the past 24 hours, the Health Board announced....

 2021-07-19 07:03 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Bear watching in Ida-Viru County...

Bear watching hides in Estonia's eastern counties are becoming more and more popular. If interested bear enthusiasts keep their eyes open, they might also see other animals on the territory....

 2021-07-19 06:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia sending tents, equipment to help Lithuania with migrant pressure...

Responding to Lithuania's request for assistance, the Estonian Rescue Board will send ten tents and equipment to Lithuania to help with the country's recent increase in irregular migration....

 2021-07-19 05:53 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Two Estonians win medals at under-20s European championships...

The past two weekends saw some of the best young athletes competing at the under-20s and under-23s European athletics championships at Kadriorg Stadium in Tallinn. Two Estonians were able to achieve bronze medals at the under-20 competition on Sunday....

 2021-07-19 05:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Oil spill discovered at Sillame Port...

Tens of liters of oil were discovered in the sea off the Port of Sillame, Ida-Viru County on Sunday morning and an operation to clear the pollution is ongoing....

 2021-07-18 12:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Rally Estonia: Rovanper wins first career rally, Tnak takes power stage...

This year's installment of Rally Estonia wrapped up on Sunday with Finnish driver Kalle Rovanper (Toyota) claiming his first career victory. Estonian star Ott Tnak's (Hyundai) streak of bad luck continued with tire failure on Friday knocking him o...

 2021-07-18 12:06 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Prnu Film Festival Grand Prize goes to Dutch filmmaker...

The Prnu Film Festival's Grand Prize went this year to Dutch director Guido Hendrikx, for his work entitled 'A Man and a Camera'....

 2021-07-18 11:20 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Coastal missile firing exercise to take place on Saaremaa Thursday...

Thursday sees a coastal defense missile systems exercise take place on the island of Saaremaa, regional daily Saarte Hl reports. The area in use, on the island's north coast, will be off-limits to unauthorized persons....

 2021-07-18 10:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Expert: Estonia wreck dive equipment not up to the task...

Technology used in a recent wreck survey of the MS Estonia, aimed at shedding light on the nature of the 1994 disaster is not up to the task, one expert says....

 2021-07-18 09:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian co-production 'Compartment No. 6' takes Cannes Grand Prix...

Estonian co-production 'Compartment No. 6' has won the prestigious Grand Prix award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, jointly with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's movie 'Ghahreman'....

 2021-07-18 07:45 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 41 new coronavirus in past 24 hours, no deaths...

Forty-one new coronavirus cases in Estonia have been detected in the past twenty-four hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) says. There have been no deaths relating to the virus over the same time period, the board says....

 2021-07-17 18:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Rally Estonia day three: Tnak on form, Rovanper on track for debut win...

Despite winning six stages on Saturday, Estonian World Rally Championship driver Ott Tnak's poor luck on the Friday still means he is not even in the top 10 of the leaderboard at the end of day three of his home rally, though some clever tactical driv...

 2021-07-17 16:08 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Minister: Estonia will not send new ambassador to Belarus...

The diplomat appointed to the post of Estonia's ambassador to Belarus will not be taking up the position after all, foreign minister Eva-Maria Liimets (Center) said Saturday. The appointment had met with considerable opposition, given it would be a ta...

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