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Tartu railway fire partly stops trains at Estonian second city

In Estonia, railway traffic to an from the city of Tartu has partly stopped and been substituted with buses after a signal box fire.

Estonian opposition cautious about suggestions to cut public sector by half

Kaja Kallas, the leader of the largest Estonian opposition party, has reacted to a group of Estonian business people planning to hammer out apolitical suggestions to reduce the number state officials by half and other far reaching reforms.

Explosion in Estonia to steal money from cash machine

Burglars in the Aravete town in northern Estonia have used an explosion to try to steal money from a cash machine located in grocery shop.

Estonian women earned 21% less than men last year

The gender pay gap on Estonia that has previously decreased for three consecutive years has remained unchanged at about 20,9% between October 2016 and October 2017, Estonian statisticians have calculated.

Military exercises showed Estonian readiness to defend country, says Minister

As the Estonian large-scale military exercises Siil concluded on Sunday, May 13, Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik evaluated that the Estonian readiness to protect their country has been demonstrated.

Tallinn Mayor Aas survives no-confidence vote

The Mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas from Estonia's ruling Centre Party has survived a no-confidence vote at the Tallinn City Council as 38 out of the 79 council members voted against him on Tuesday, May 8.

Estonia visited by 39% more Russian tourists this spring

At accommodation establishments in Estonia in March 2018, five percent more domestic and foreign travellers have stayed than in the first spring month of 2017, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

200 thousand Estonian e-mail passwords found leaked online

The global database of the illegally leaked passwords of tons of e-mail addresses contains passwords used by some 215 000 Estonian internet users.

Estonia and Finland to share patient data over innovative «secure» data highway

The Estonian-developed international data exchange technology X-road, said to be hacker-proof is to be the basis for a new Estonia-Finland system of linked doctor prescription registers that would make prescriptions issued in one country available in pharmacies in the other.

Russian nuclear power plant to be towed through Gulf of Finland

In a move that has caused concern in Estonia, Finland and other Nordic Countries, Russia plans to tow a floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov, from the port of St. Petersburg through the Baltic and North Seas to Murmansk with it journey planned to begin on Friday, April 20.

Longest strike in Estonian history ends with pay rises

Slaughterhouse workers at the Rakvere Meat Processing Plant, which is owned by Finnish HKScan, are ending their strike on Monday, April 16, held since February 6.

Tallinn transport company worker in custody suspected of receiving EUR 2 million in bribes

In Tallinn, on suspicion of having taken bribes totalling two million euros, an assistant manager at the captal's transport Tallinna Linnatranspordi has been detained, according to Estonian media. The suspect is reported to be employed as an assistant manager at the company's bus repair workshops and to have been driving a Lamborghini sports car.

Campaign against phone use at wheel held in Estonia

In Estonia, the police an the Road Administration are holding a No Phone Day campaign for a third time encouraging people not to use their headsets at all while driving and then in the evening tonight to reflect about whether or not they have missed anything serious.