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 2021-07-17 13:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Driving test mask-wearing requirement lifted for those vaccinated...

From Monday, those taking their driving test are waived the face-mask-wearing requirement, provided they can provide proof of coronavirus vaccination....

 2021-07-17 12:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

High-risk fire hazard declared for four Estonian counties, starting Sunday...

The Rescue Board (Psteamet) has given a fire hazard warning for four counties in northeastern Estonia, starting Sunday. This not only bars, for instance, burning campfires in the affected areas, but even puts a ban on motor vehicles driving into such zone...

 2021-07-17 11:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Circuit court lifts injunction on oil shale plant construction...

A court has lifted an injunction barring the construction of a shale oil plant in northeastern Estonia....

 2021-07-17 09:15 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kristjan Prikk presents credentials as Estonia ambassador to US...

Estonia's new ambassador to the United States, Kristjan Prikk, has presented his credentials to President Joe Biden, via an exchange of letters between Tallinn and Washington, due to coronavirus considerations....

 2021-07-17 08:35 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Tallinn market coronavirus vaccine bus attracts plenty of interest...

Members of the public were waiting in line Saturday morning, to take advantage of a coronavirus vaccine drive at Tallinn's central maket (Keskturg), which required no registration in advance....

 2021-07-17 07:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 64 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours, no deaths...

The Health Board (Terviseamet) has reported sixty-four new coronavirus cases in Estonia over the past twenty-four hours. No deaths relating to the virus have been reported during that time....

 2021-07-17 07:13 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia sending 200,000 aid to Lithuania amid migrant influx...

Estonia is providing 200,000-worth of assistance to Lithuania, to help the southernmost Baltic State in dealing with an upsurge in numbers crossing its border with Belarus....

 2021-07-17 06:05 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Coronavirus wastewater surveys postponed a week...

Regular weekly coronavirus wastewater surveys are taking a break again this week. While the original plan had been to resume the surveys, which report rates of coronavirus traces found in sewage, earlier, the Health Board (Terviseamet) is unable to provid...

 2021-07-16 14:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Alexela Group posts 41.3 percent revenue loss in 2020, still turns profit...

Energy Group Alexela Grupp has reported an over-forty-percent fall in revenue on year to 2020, the first full year of the pandemic, though it still turned a profit of nearly 12 million. The group's fuel retailer subsidiary, Alexela AS, also reported p...

 2021-07-16 14:17 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Telecoms firm Elisa reports Q2 revenue up 8.4 percent...

Telecoms provider Elisa Eesti as reported revenue of 46.7 million for the second quarter of 2021 (Q2 2021), up 8.4 percent on the corresponding period last year....

 2021-07-16 13:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Swedbank profits up 1.6 million on year to first half of 2021...

Swedbank Estonia has reported first half of 2021 profits of 89.2 million, a rise of a little under two percent on the same period last year....

 2021-07-16 13:36 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

29 children infected with coronavirus at summer camp...

Twenty-nine children became infected with coronavirus at a children's camp in Prnu County, the Health Board said on Friday. Preliminary data suggests they have delta strain of the virus....

 2021-07-16 13:10 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ratas on EU's climate package: Estonia needs to stand up for itself...

Chairman of the Center Party Jri Ratas said Estonia must stand up for itself in relation to the European Union's climate package because there is a difficult situation developing in several sectors. At the same time, he said that it is not reasonable ...

 2021-07-16 12:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Galleries: One-off musical production brings huge 'diver' to Tallinn...

A one-off musical production staged in Tallinn was promoted with no less than two aquatic-themed publicity stunts ahead of its performance Thursday....

 2021-07-16 12:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Sony Pictures Classics buys Finnish-Estonian film "Compartment No.6" rights...

Sony Pictures Classics announced on Thursday that it has acquired the rights to the Finnish-Estonian-Russian-German collaboration film "Compartment No. 6" in North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East....

 2021-07-16 11:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia joins NATO's Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative...

Estonia and seven other NATO Member Countries have signed the Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative which allows them to share ammunition storage in order to better protect each other and work together....

 2021-07-16 10:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Preliminary survey reveals significant damage to ferry Estonia wreck...

A preliminary survey of the wreck of the passenger ferry Estonia, which ended on the night between Thursday and Friday, showed that the wreck is significantly damaged in several places, while the nature of the damage to the hull is similar to the geometry...

 2021-07-16 10:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Government opts to donate 400,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to African nations...

Estonia is to donate 400,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to sub-Saharan African countries as part of an initiative drawn up in June, the government announced Thursday....

 2021-07-16 09:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Rasmus Puur awarded Young Cultural Figure Award...

Composer and conductor Rasmus Puur has received the President's Young Cultural Figure Award....

 2021-07-16 09:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tire failure ends day two of Rally Estonia early for Ott Tnak...

A tire failure has made a second consecutive victory in front of a home crowd at Rally Estonia an uphill struggle for Ott Tnak, who is now out for the rest of the day....

 2021-07-16 09:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Punctures cut Tnak's Friday short, Rovanper and Breen battling for lead...

The second day of Rally Estonia has wrapped up with Toyota man Kalle Rovanper in the lead ahead of Hyundai drivers Craig Breen (+8.5 seconds) and Thierry Neuville (+53.4). Estonian star Ott Tnak ended his day with an early retirement after puncturing two ...

 2021-07-16 09:10 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Mobile traffic cameras have caught twice as many people as last year...

Mobile traffic cameras, which have been in use for two years now, have raised a lot of money for the state this year. However, according to a traffic lawyer, there is one problem with them, most of the fines are for speeding below 9 km/h over the limit....

 2021-07-16 08:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ministry of Social Affairs appoints new undersecretary...

Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik (Center) has appointed Heidi Alasepp as the new ministry undersecretary, replacing Maris Jesse....

 2021-07-16 08:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian skier gives WRC drivers a run for their money...

Day two of Rally Estonia has seen an unusual pitting of WRC car against skier....

 2021-07-16 08:05 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: Tallinn and Tartu differ on EU-compliant public transport fuel sources...

Questions of what eco-friendly fuels will be used to power public transport in Estonia's two largest cities abound in the aftermath of this week's European Commission announcement that fossil fuels must be phased out in the coming years, and certa...

 2021-07-16 07:45 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 62 new coronavirus cases diagnosed...

Sixty-two new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Friday....

 2021-07-16 07:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

SDE chairman calls on parties to jointly find presidential candidate...

Social Democratic Party (SDE) Chairman Indrek Saar has appealed to party leaders to find a joint candidate for the Riigikogu to elect at the upcoming presidential election in August....

 2021-07-16 06:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: Estonia wants woody biomass recategorization in EU green package...

Estonia is seeking alterations to the treatment of woody biomass in the recently unveiled European Commission green package to reflect the fact that it, along with the other Nordic and Baltic member states, have far higher levels of forestation than the E...

 2021-07-16 06:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Highest ever seawater temperature recorded in Gulf of Finland...

The Gulf of Finland's 20-year high-temperature record was broken on Wednesday when the seawater was recorded as being over 25 degrees (c)....

 2021-07-16 05:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Vaccination bus makes first stop in Ida-Viru County...

The coronavirus vaccination bus from Viljandi Hospital started its tour of Estonia in Sillame, Ida-Viru County on Thursday. In total, 221 people were vaccinated....

 2021-07-15 19:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: New Tallinn cruise ship terminal opens...

The new cruise ship terminal opened at Tallinn's ferry harbor Thursday, after several years' work. The facility includes a promenade almost a kilometer in length....

 2021-07-15 18:47 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tnak fifth in Rally Estonia opening stage Thursday evening...

Ott Tnak has finished fifth in the opening stage of his home rally in South Estonia Thursday evening....

 2021-07-15 14:17 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

EU climate goals package meets mixed reception with Estonian politicians...

The European Union's long-range climate neutrality proposals package was rolled out Wednesday and has been met both by enthusiasm, by environment minister Tnis Mlder (Center), who notes it is tailored to Estonia's biggest challenge in the area, th...

 2021-07-15 13:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia reciprocally expels Russian diplomat...

Estonia will expel a Russian diplomat in response to Russia expelling an Estonian diplomat last week....

 2021-07-15 13:45 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Expert: New Estonia ferry findings do not prove official enquiry is wrong...

While the new preliminary investigations of the MS Estonian ferry wreck revealed that its vehicle deck ramp is completely open this does not mean the previous official explanation is wrong, said Kristjan Tabri, senior researcher at TalTech's Institute...

 2021-07-15 13:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health minister: Government not currently discussing new restrictions...

The government is not discussing new possible restrictions at the moment, Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik (Center) said on Thursday. He added that many restrictions still apply today and that if the virus spreads, the government may lower the numb...

 2021-07-15 12:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Minister on 100 years of diplomatic ties: Italy and Estonia great partners...

Italy and Estonia have a strong relationship in defense and security, digital issues, business, culture and more, foreign minister Eva-Maria Liimets say....

 2021-07-15 12:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Bergman's 'Scenes from a Marriage' premieres...

On July 15, Ingmar Bergman's play 'Scenes from a Marriage' is to premiere at the Jaanihanso Cider Factory, where beloved actors Evelin Vigemast and Mrt Avandi will take on the roles of a legendary couple for the Estonian film and theater histo...

 2021-07-15 11:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

0.13 percent of fully vaccinated people diagnosed with coronavirus...

As of the beginning of this week, 0.13 percent of people who have completed the vaccination course have become infected with coronavirus afterward. About 0.02 percent of those vaccinated have needed hospital treatment....

 2021-07-15 11:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kredex, supplementary budget crisis measures extended until end of 2021...

Using money from the 2020 supplementary budget and Kredex foundation crisis measures will be extended until the end of 2021, the government agreed on Thursday....

 2021-07-15 10:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Self-isolation rules for travelers to change from Monday...

From Monday (July 19), only travelers from European counties with a coronavirus infection rate of 75 per 100,000 inhabitants or less can enter Estonia with no restrictions. The rules do not apply to people who are vaccinated....

 2021-07-15 10:19 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Man fined over communism memorial photoshoot...

A man has been fined after parking his car within the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Tallinn, and using it as a backdrop to an apparent photoshoot....

 2021-07-15 09:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

New preparedness law for crises in pipeline in case of bleaker future...

The preparedness law, which will be drafted under the leadership of the State Chancellery, will transfer the management of high-impact crises to the prime minister and the government, so that the situation where a small state agency (in this case the Heal...

 2021-07-15 09:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia's coronavirus risk level rises from low to medium...

The risk of coronavirus spread in Estonia has risen from low to medium, moving from green to yellow, on the government's traffic light scheme....

 2021-07-15 09:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Eesti Energia: Renewable electricity generation levels behind record prices...

Low renewables output and a rise in demand are behind the current, record levels of electricity prices in Estonia, among other factors, state-owned Eesti Energia says....

 2021-07-15 08:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

SEB's half-year profit in Estonia increased to 50 million...

The Estonian units of SEB ended the first half of 2021 with a profit of 50.7 million, an increase of 23.3 percent compared with the same period last year....

 2021-07-15 08:38 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 64 new coronavirus cases diagnosed...

Sixty-four new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Thursday....

 2021-07-15 08:19 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Vaccinated pupils will not need to isolate as close contacts next term...

Vaccinated teachers and students will not need to self-isolate next term if they come into contact with a covid positive person, Minister for Education and Research Liina Kersna (Reform) has said....

 2021-07-15 07:42 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: EDF personnel take part in Bastille Day parade...

Estonian special forces soldiers took part in the official Bastille Day parade in Paris Wednesday, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reports....

 2021-07-15 07:07 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Study: Facial recognition for e-voting not currently recommended...

Adding facial recognition technology to e-voting is feasible but there are additional risks that may not outweigh the benefits, a study by the State Information Systems Authority (RIA) and Cybernetica has found....

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