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 2021-07-15 06:39 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Swimming not recommended at Tallinn's Stroomi Beach...

A purple flag has been raised on Tallinn's Stroomi Beach after water samples confirmed the presence of a higher than usual amount of intestinal bacterial enterococcus. Swimming is not recommended....

 2021-07-15 06:04 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: MS Estonia wreck dive reveals vehicle deck ramp fully open...

After initial reports that no major findings had arisen from a new investigation into the 1994 sinking of the MS Estonia ferry, diving work has revealed that the vessel's vehicle ramp now lies in a fully-open position, whereas it had previously been r...

 2021-07-15 05:39 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kallas: Reform have president candidate in mind, now need persuading to run...

The Reform Party has found a suitable presidential candidate for the elections starting at the end of August, the party's leader, and prime minister, Kaja Kallas says. However, the individual, who she has not named, has yet to be persuaded to run, she...

 2021-07-15 05:39 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kallas: We have president candidate in mind, now need persuading to run...

The search for a suitable presidential candidate for the elections starting at the end of August is going well, prime minister, Kaja Kallas (Reform) says. However, the individual, who has not been named, has yet to be persuaded to run, she says, though ad...

 2021-07-14 16:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Live: Kallas discusses digital, international relations at Atlantic Council...

Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will discuss digital policy and international relations at the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. ERR News will stream the broadcast live....

 2021-07-14 16:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Watch again: Kallas discusses international relations at Atlantic Council...

Prime Minister Kaja Kallas discussed digital policy and international relations at the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. ERR News streamed the broadcast live, which can be watched again by clicking the video link below....

 2021-07-14 16:30 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Swine fever case found on Harju County farm...

A case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been found in a Harju County pig farm, following a reported case detected in a wild boar corpse earlier this week....

 2021-07-14 15:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ott Tnak: Competition with Toyota at Rally Estonia will be tight...

The World Rally Championship (WRC) season is making its return to Estonian roads with Rally Estonia set to begin on Thursday. Estonian rally driver Ott Tnak's season has not gone as well as hoped but the Estonian is planning on continuing his streak o...

 2021-07-14 15:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Educational institutions do not know teacher vaccination rates...

The educational institutions of the cities of Tallinn, Tartu and Prnu have no overview of how many teachers are vaccinated. There is also no plan for testing in fall....

 2021-07-14 14:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Commission to investigate construction of Health Board's cold store...

The construction of the Health Board's cold store, which malfunctioned destroying thousands of vaccines, will be investigated alongside the alarm system, State Secretary Taimar Peterkop told ERR on Wednesday....

 2021-07-14 14:15 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

MS Estonia preliminary investigation not yielding any big surprises yet...

An ongoing submarine investigation at the wreck of the MS Estonia has not yet yielded any obvious surprises. The venture is being conducted jointly by Swedish and Estonian teams....

 2021-07-14 14:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Erik Mikkus: State's youth policy is decaying...

The Minister of Education and Research has completely failed in topics relating to the youth - since taking up the position, the minister has only spoken about schools without even mentioning youth work, Erik Mikkus, the Estonian National Youth Council...

 2021-07-14 13:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn woman inadvertently gets additional coronavirus vaccine...

A patient who had attended a Tallinn clinic in the hopes of getting a vaccine against tick-borne encephalitis ended up getting a coronavirus vaccine instead. The individual had already been vaccinated against COVID-19, though no ill-effects are likely to ...

 2021-07-14 13:11 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

State starts exploring longer-term Ruhnu ferry replacement options...

The state is looking at replacing a catamaran ferry which connects the small island of Ruhnu with the Estonian mainland, but which has been prone to technical issues, most recently this week and largely due to its intense schedule....

 2021-07-14 12:35 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board forecast: R rate now between 1.1 - 1.3...

Estonia's coronavirus infection rate - R - has risen to between 1.1 and 1.3 across the country and there may be more than 100 cases a day by the end of the month, the Health Board said in its weekly review....

 2021-07-14 12:09 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board director: Third wave of COVID-19 has clearly begun...

The current increase in infection cases is due to the spread of the Delta strain of the virus and the third wave of COVID-19 has started in Estonia, llar Lanno, director general of the Health Board, said at a press conference on the COVID-19 situation on ...

 2021-07-14 11:43 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia's high temperature record unlikely to be broken this summer...

Although the weather in Estonia is currently warmer than usual, Estonia's high temperature record will not be exceeded this year, a meteorologist believes....

 2021-07-14 11:16 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Five-month state budget deficit smaller than expected...

As of the end of May, the Estonian general government budget deficit reached 1.6 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and was 467 million. Compared with the end of May 2020, the budget deficit stood at 325 million lower....

 2021-07-14 10:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kopli Bay oil slick largely dissipated, potential source found...

Seawater pollution just off Tallinn had dissipated as of Wednesday lunchtime. A possible source of the thin layer of oil detected in Kopli Bay Tuesday has been identified....

 2021-07-14 10:44 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board crisis chief: Hospitalized COVID-19 patients are now younger...

Health Board emergency medicine chief Urmas Sule said the general infection trend and hospitalizations have gotten increasingly younger recently. He told ERR that he considers medical staff vacations the most critical preparation for a possible third wave...

 2021-07-14 10:18 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Daily: Elderly Viljandi woman dies after pedestrian crossing bus accident...

An eighty-one-year-old Viljandi woman has died after being hit by a bus in the South Estonian town. The accident, which took place on a pedestrian crossing known to be an accident hotspot, happened Monday morning, and the woman passed away Tuesday, region...

 2021-07-14 09:47 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Cultural Endowment grants only to go to natural persons, not legal entities...

Whereas previously the Estonian Cultural Endowment (Kulka) paid subsidies to both natural and legal persons, from August only natural persons, i.e. private individuals, can apply for subsidies....

 2021-07-14 09:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Paper: Lightning strike kills seven cattle in Prnu County...

Six cows and a bull were killed after being struck by lightning at a farm in Prnu County, newspaper Maaleht reported on Tuesday....

 2021-07-14 08:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: Southeastern border infrastructure construction making progress...

Work building infrastructure along Estonia's land border continues, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reported Tuesday evening....

 2021-07-14 08:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Some Pltsamaa residents wish to transfer to Tartu municipality...

Some people in Pltsamaa, specifically the area of the former Puurman municipality, want to transfer to Tartu municipality instead. Pltsamaa local municipality government is soon organizing a public vote to measure the interest for a possible administrativ...

 2021-07-14 07:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Weekend brings beefed-up four-day WRC Rally Estonia, 25,000 spectators...

This weekend (July 15-18) sees the second Rally Estonia to take place since it became a full World Rally Championship calendar event, with last year's three-day-event being extended out to the more customary four days, starting Thursday. An estimated ...

 2021-07-14 07:42 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 56 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed...

56 new coronavirus cases have been found of a total 5,001 tests taken - a rate of 1.1 percent - in Estonia over the past 24 hours, the Health Board announced. 500,000 people have now completed their vaccination process....

 2021-07-14 07:22 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Responsibility for rental car accidents lies with the driver...

There were multiple traffic accidents involving Bolt Drive rental cars over the previous weekend. Both Bolt Drive and Tallinn's deputy mayor Andrei Novikov say irresponsible traffic behavior is to blame in the accidents....

 2021-07-14 06:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tartu launches summer vaccination campaign...

The City of Tartu and Tartu University Hospital have launched an information campaign "Open Tartu" to help provide a new boost to vaccinating city residents and to also keep Tartu open in the autumn....

 2021-07-14 06:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Rare untouched burial site found in Prnu County...

An archeological expedition from the Estonian History Museum discovered an untouched burial site in Lneranna municipality in Prnu County recently, likely containing the remains of a young girl during late antiquity....

 2021-07-14 06:02 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Party Ratings: Gap in support between Reform and EKRE continues to shrink...

The gap in support between the coalition Reform Party and the opposition Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) is continuing to narrow, according to a recent survey....

 2021-07-14 05:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Marine pollution discovered in Tallinn's Kopli Bay...

A thin layer of marine pollution was found in Kopli Bay in Tallinn on Tuesday and an operation has been launched to stop it from spreading. It is not yet known what the substance is....

 2021-07-13 14:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn's Central Market to host vaccination without registration sessions...

Vaccination without prior registration will take place in a parking lot next to the Central Market (Keskturg) in Tallinn this week and next....

 2021-07-13 14:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Baltcap keen to invest in Tallinn's Linnahall...

Investment fund manager Baltcap has made a proposal to the Tallinn city government that it could make an investment in the Linnahall arena....

 2021-07-13 13:49 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian refugee centers could accommodate another 88 migrants...

If Estonia was to see a sudden rise in migration, similar to Lithuania, the country has the capacity to accommodate 100 asylum seekers, daily newspaper Postimees writes....

 2021-07-13 13:17 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonian-founded ultra-capacitor firm signs deal with Spanish firm CAF...

Estonian-founded ultra-capacitor producer Skeleton Technologies has inked a deal with rail, tram and bus manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) Power & Automation to supply ultracapacitors for its trams....

 2021-07-13 12:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

13.9 million in rural support aid doled out in latest round...

Close to 14 million is being handed out to support rural areas, primarily towards sectors aside from traditional farming activities....

 2021-07-13 12:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Face-mask refusal leads to Estonia ambassador to Kazakhstan flight bar...

Estonia's ambassador to Kazakhstan was barred entry to a flight Sunday, due to alleged aggressive behavior....

 2021-07-13 11:41 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Safety course addresses poor e-scooter etiquette, safety...

Two separate electric scooter riding exercises held in Tallinn Monday aimed not only to test individual riders skills, but also to highlight the issue of safety when using a mode of transport particularly common on the capital's streets, as well as th...

 2021-07-13 11:20 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Isamaa questioning why Tallinn has rowed back on football hall agreement...

Opposition Isamaa Party's member Raivo Tamm submitted an inquiry to Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) regarding a football hall planned to be built next to the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in the Maarjamae subdistrict of Tallinn....

 2021-07-13 10:35 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Singer Katrin Karisma: Georg Ots would have been world famous singer...

Musicians Katrin Karisma, Hanna-Liina Vsa, Reigo Tamm, Lauri Liiv and Johan Randvere are touring Estonia this summer introducing the beloved singer and actor Georg Ots's music (1920-1975). Karisma said that if Ots was still alive, he would be famous a...

 2021-07-13 10:07 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Sofi Oksanen's 'Purge' to premiere in Canada...

Finnish-Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen's play "Purge" is premiering on July 15 in Fort McMurray, Canada. The play was born in cooperation between the Keyano Theater and Theater; Just Because....

 2021-07-13 09:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Transport Agency vessel stands-in for out-of-service Ruhnu ferry...

The ferry regularly servicing the small Estonian island of Ruhnu is out of commission again due to engine problems. Authorities have found a stop-gap solution via the use of one of their own boats....

 2021-07-13 09:38 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Education minister: Schools can open as usual thanks to vaccination...

Minister of Education and Research Liina Kersna (Reform) believes that schools can continue with contact learning after the summer because teachers and older students have been vaccinated against coronavirus. Unvaccinated teachers, however, will have to s...

 2021-07-13 08:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tartu vaccination center wants to vaccinate people in local municipalities...

Tartu Vaccination Center wants to encourage people from the surrounding municipalities to visit the city and get vaccinated but local governments say more funding is needed....

 2021-07-13 08:27 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Liimets expresses solidarity with Lithuania over migration crisis...

Foreign minister Eva-Maria Liimets (Center) expressed solidarity with Lithuania over the migration crisis brought on by Belarus at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on Monday....

 2021-07-13 07:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 54 new coronavirus cases diagnosed...

Fifty-four new coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Tuesday....

 2021-07-13 07:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn's Vana-Kalamaja street development plans suffer setback...

Tallinn's plan to completely renovate the Vana-Kalamaja Street, joining it with the Old Town and renovating the Baltijaam bus station area have suffered a slight setback after it came out that a solution offered may not work out in practice....

 2021-07-13 06:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Center, Isamaa, SDE all want president elected at Riigikogu...

Leaders of three of Estonia's political parties say that they want this year's presidential elections to be decided at the Riigikogu and not continue via the electoral college. At the same time, none of them have suggested a candidate who could fa...

 2021-07-13 06:20 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Lutsar: A rise in coronavirus cases in Estonia is inevitable...

The easing of coronavirus restrictions has caused infection rates to rise across Europe and Estonia's will inevitably increase too, virologist Professor Irja Lutsar said on Monday....

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