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 2021-07-13 05:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Estonia Olympic team as you've never seen them before, anime-style...

Estonia's olympic team has had the authentic Japanese anime treatment ahead of the games opening in Tokyo later this month....

 2021-07-13 05:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: About a third of schools fail to meet COVID-19 ventilation requirements...

Around a third of Estonia's schools do not meet the required levels of ventilation, ahead of the new school year and any potential further coronavirus waves, education minister Liina Kersna (Reform) says. Only around half the local authorities in Esto...

 2021-07-12 19:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

New cracks discovered in MS Estonia ferry wreck...

Ongoing research revealed that there are more cracks in the wreck of the MS Estonia passenger ferry, which the Swedes knew about a long time ago, but only now decided to share it with the public, the daily Postimees reported on Monday....

 2021-07-12 15:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Bigbank owner donates 100,000 to Isamaa Party...

Bigbank owner Parvel Pruunsild made a donation of 100,000 to Isamaa Party in the second quarter of 2021. Entrepreneur Koit Uus supported Center Party and Reform Party with 30,000 for each....

 2021-07-12 14:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Apollo Group acquires majority of Lido restaurant chain...

Apollo Group, Estonia's largest entertainment company, will soon acquire 51 percent of the well-known Latvian restaurant chain Lido....

 2021-07-12 13:53 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Social ministry looking for new vaccine workgroup manager...

The Ministry of Social Affairs is looking for a new manager for its vaccination workgroup. Current head Marek Seer will not continue in the role after September....

 2021-07-12 13:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Footballing dog from Saaremaa could play in many positions...

A four-legged football talent Muki from Saaremaa is so good at football he could play in several positions on the field, ETV's current news show "Aktuaalne kaamera" reported on Sunday, the day of the European Championship final....

 2021-07-12 12:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Cleaners pull out nearly a ton of trash from Emajgi River...

Nearly a ton of trash was taken out of the Emajgi River during a clean-up initiative this year. There was a large amount of shopping carts found in the midtown area and pots, pans and jars were common in the Supilinn district....

 2021-07-12 12:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

HOIA now compatible with most EU coronavirus close contact apps...

Estonia's coronavirus contact tracing app HOIA can now receive anonymous notifications from most European Union close contact-tracing applications....

 2021-07-12 12:19 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Haapsalu Early Music Festival brings top musicians to Estonia...

For the 28th time, the Early Music Festival will take place from July 22 to 25 in Haapsalu where the top performers of the genre will perform....

 2021-07-12 12:15 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Association: Hotels and restaurants experiencing staff shortages...

The chairman of the Estonian Hotels and Restaurants Association (Eesti hotellide ja restoranide liit) has said the sector is currently experiencing a shortage of workers and is struggling to find new employees....

 2021-07-12 11:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Elron to establish bicycle tickets from 26 July...

Starting July 26, passengers on Elron trains must purchase a ticket for their bicycles. The ticket prices depend on the travel distance and are half of the full ticket price with a minimum of 1....

 2021-07-12 11:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Prime Minister Kaja Kallas visiting United States...

Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) is visiting the United States this week, where she will meet with representatives of the US Congress and speak at the Atlantic Council think tank....

 2021-07-12 11:06 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Daily: 11-year-old girl died from COVID-19 complications...

It has been determined that an 11-year old girl who died in March this year died due to a coronavirus-induced stroke, Eesti Pevaleht (EPL) reported on Monday....

 2021-07-12 11:01 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Eurostat: Estonia the only EU country where risk of poverty decreased...

Estonia was the only European Union country where the at-risk-of-poverty rate decreased compared to 2019, data from Eurostat shows....

 2021-07-12 10:35 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Car-free Avenue 2021 opens, but questions raised over environmental impact...

Tartu's Car-Free Avenue opened for the second year in a row on Friday and can be visited until the start of August. While the event proved popular last year, some people believe the location is wrong, ETV's current affairs show "Aktuaalne kaam...

 2021-07-12 10:08 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Justice minister does not support reduction of budget funds...

Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of Finance Maris Lauri (Reform) said she does not support a proportionate reduction of budget funds....

 2021-07-12 09:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Third country seamen required to have visa or residence permit...

Chancellor of Justice lle Madise assessed that Estonian state agencies are violating the law if they do not require third country seamen working on Estonian vessels to have an Estonian residence permit or visa to go with registration of temporary work....

 2021-07-12 08:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Estonia's culture minister attends Cannes Film Festival...

Minister of Culture Anneli Ott (Center) visited Cannes Film Festival over the weekend and attended the premiere of "Kupee nr 6", the first film written by Estonians to feature in the festival's main program....

 2021-07-12 08:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Third country arrivals must now take covid-19 test when entering Estonia...

From Monday (July 12), travelers from third countries with a high coronavirus infection rate, who are not vaccinated, can only enter Estonia if they take a coronavirus test before arrival and the result is negative....

 2021-07-12 07:56 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

MS Estonia wreck preliminary investigation identified deformations in wreck...

The first two days of preliminary investigations into the MS Estonia wreck, which sank back in 1994, were successful. Surveys of the shipwreck and the surrounding seabed were carried out with a fan sonar and the crew received an overview of the condition ...

 2021-07-12 07:39 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 21 new coronavirus cases diagnosed...

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

 2021-07-12 07:33 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Eneli Jefimova wins gold on last day of junior European championships...

14-year old Estonian swimmer Eneli Jefimova won a gold medal in the 100 m breaststroke at the European junior swimming championships in Rome....

 2021-07-12 07:09 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Professor about vaccination progress: Motivation must be increased...

University of Tartu cell biology professor Toivo Maimets said Estonia cannot be pleased with its vaccination coverage process and peoples' motivation should continue to be increased, especially with creating restriction exemptions for vaccinated peopl...

 2021-07-12 06:42 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Tallinn Open House weekend 2021...

Tallinn Open House weekend took place for the third time this weekend giving people a glimpse into buildings that are usually off-limits to the public....

 2021-07-12 06:16 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Food couriers do not check ID when delivering alcohol...

Wolt and Bolt Food couriers do not ask people for a document when delivering alcoholic drinks, giving underage people an opportunity to get their hands on drinks they should not be consuming....

 2021-07-12 05:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

President Kaljulaid on working visit to Singapore...

President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a two-day working visit to Singapore where Estonia has just opened a diplomatic mission....

 2021-07-12 05:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Government does not plan to close society for possible third wave...

Health Board deputy director general Mari-Anne Hrma said restrictions should be imposed if the spread of the coronavirus begins disturbing planned treatments. Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik (Center) noted that the government does not wish to rest...

 2021-07-11 07:57 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 27 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours, no deaths...

Twenty-seven new coronavirus cases have been recorded across Estonia over the past twenty-four hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) says. No deaths have been reported relating to the virus, over that time....

 2021-07-11 07:23 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

State weather service issues forest fire, temperature warnings...

The state weather service (Riigi ilmateenistus) has issued a Level Two (of four) forest fires warning after hot weather Saturday....

 2021-07-11 06:39 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Island ferry line reports record June for Hiiumaa connection...

Ferry line TS Laevad, which connects Estonia's larger islands to the mainland, has reported a year-on-year increase in passenger numbers of 14 percent, with the Hiiumaa route seeing a record result....

 2021-07-11 05:47 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Ministry rejects Statistics Estonia analyst population concerns...

The demographic situation in Estonia is not bleak, mainly thanks to a slowing down of earlier rates of emigration, the social affairs ministry says....

 2021-07-11 04:52 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Bank of Estonia: 2020 economic forecast misread due to false assumptions...

Economic forecasts made early on in the coronavirus pandemic turned out to have been overly pessimistic for 2020 and, to an extent, 2021, the Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) says, and were based on some unfounded assumptions....

 2021-07-11 04:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Signs of recovery as tax take rises 14.6 per cent on year to May 2021...

Tax take in May 2021 was up close to 15 percent on year, the finance ministry says, at 727.3 million in total going to the Tax and Customs Board's (MTA) coffers as recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and its economic effects continued....

 2021-07-10 17:12 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: Estonia border patrols stepped up in wake of Lithuania crisis...

Estonia's border preparedness has been boosted, particularly on its eastern frontier, in response to the migration crisis facing Lithuania which has seen a surge in the number of people crossing its border illegally from neighboring Belarus in what fo...

 2021-07-10 11:36 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

'Rahva teenrid': Political parties playing long game on president elections...

The continued vexed question of how the presidential elections might even get going, with just a month-and-a-half to go, was the subject of a Vikkeraadio politics talk show Saturday, with one panelist saying that in his view, Estonia's political parti...

 2021-07-10 09:40 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Daily: Wise founders' story contained plenty of twists and turns...

Wednesday's London stock exchange (LSE) listing of Estonian-founded fintech firm Wise, formerly Transferwise, which created Estonia's first two billionaires in Kristo Krmann and Taavet Hinrikus, was the culmination of over a decade's developme...

 2021-07-10 08:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

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

Sixty-four new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the past twenty-four hours in Estonia, the Health Board (Terviseamet) reports. No deaths relating to the virus have been reported during that time....

 2021-07-10 07:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

AK: New MS Estonia investigation commences with memorial service at sea...

The initial ten-day on-site segment of a new investigation into the sinking of the MS Estonia ferry began this week, with a memorial service held on an Estonian police vessel at the site where the ferry went down in heavy seas in the small hours of Septem...

 2021-07-10 06:50 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Gallery: Tallinn Medieval Days opens with procession through old town...

Tallinn's annual Medieval Days kicked off Thursday and continues through the weekend....

 2021-07-10 06:29 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

New week brings new heatwave to Estonia...

A new heatwave is on its way to Estonia and the surrounding region, starting this weekend, the state weather service (Rigii ilmateenistus) and other experts say, with the mercury likely to exceed 33C and even reach 35C in some places. Meanwhile, last mont...

 2021-07-09 19:16 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Weekend brings two walk-in COVID-19 vaccine centers open in Jhvi...

Vaccine coverage in the eastern Estonian town of Jhvi has received a boost with the opening of two walk-in vaccine clinics to operate over this weekend, July 10-11, Baltic News Service reports....

 2021-07-09 17:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Arrivals from Spain, UK, three other states must quarantine from July 12...

Spain and Andorra have joined the list of states whose arrivals in Estonia must quarantine, bringing the total to five European countries....

 2021-07-09 14:01 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Communism victims' memorial used as backdrop to apparent photoshoot...

The memorial to the victims of communism in Tallinn was put to a use far from its original intention Thursday evening after a driver parked their car at the site. An individual was spotted apparently taking photos of the scene....

 2021-07-09 13:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Wild strawberris can be picked this summer, but not blueberries...

Wild strawberries are waiting to be eaten on harvest sites, but this year it is not possible to find the same amount of blueberries or blackberries as last summer. No predictions can yet be made about the mushroom harvest....

 2021-07-09 13:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Wild strawberries can be picked this summer, blueberries not...

Wild strawberries are waiting to be eaten on harvest sites, but this year it is not possible to find the same amount of blueberries or blackberries as last summer. No predictions can yet be made about the mushroom harvest....

 2021-07-09 12:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Birgitta Festival canceled over Russian participants' coronavirus status...

The annual Birgitta Festival, an opera and ballet outdoor event held amid the ruins of the Pirita Convent in Tallinn, has been canceled for the second year running, and again for concerns related to the coronavirus though this time in connection with a sp...

 2021-07-09 12:02 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Cruises to Marienhamn, Visby, Kotka departing from Tallinn in July...

Over the summer season, shipping companies Tallink and Viking Line will organize several special trips from Tallinn's Old City Harbor Marienhamn, the capital of the Aland Islands, the town of Visby on Gotland and Kotka in Finland....

 2021-07-09 12:02 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Cruises to Mariehamn, Visby, Kotka departing from Tallinn in July...

Over the summer season, shipping companies Tallink and Viking Line will organize several special trips from Tallinn's Old City Harbor Mariehamn, the capital of the Aland Islands, the town of Visby on Gotland and Kotka in Finland....

 2021-07-09 11:15 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia to create a central translation platform...

A central translation platform is to be created for the Estonian state by the government's order, the goal of which is to ensure the development and use of the Estonian language in the context of digital technology, the Ministry of Justice said on Fri...

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