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Estonia’s big clean-up attracts 50 000 people, Latvians – more active

Estonia’s big clean-up campaign Teeme Ära 2017 reported that over on Saturday altogether 2,130 common voluntary work actions were taken bringing together at least 50,358 people.

Ratas presents updates to Estonia’s security policy principles

Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas has presented in the Estonian parliament novelties to state security policy principles emphasising the importance of cohesive society and that the bill is a consensus among parties working both in the ruling coalition and opposition.

NATO cyber defence drill in Estonia gets bigger

Tallinn’s NATO cyber defence centre is currently holding its annual training exercise, cooperating with NATO members, partner countries and tech firms.

Estonian ex-PM: Bronze Night riots in Tallinn coordinated by Russian officers on site

On the 10th anniversary of the Bronze Night riots in Tallinn, the then Prime Minister Andrus Ansip has noted that Russian special forces’ officers were in the Estonian capital coordinating, where vodka and flammable liquids were supplied.

Estonia plans to allocate additional EUR 5 million for HIV spread prevention

Estonia plans to invest into HIV and AIDS medications and related services a total of 5,5 million euros, sets forth the state budget strategy for 2018-2021 passed by the Estonian government.

Estonian parents increasingly refuse to vaccinate their kids

Estonian health officials have voiced concern that the number of parents refusing the chance of vaccinating their children against a number of infectious diseases is increasing in the northern-most Baltic country.

Estonia to invest millions in IT and technology business development in regions

Close to 160 million euros are planned to be invested in developing the sector of information and communications technologies in Estonia outside larger cities, according to a state budget strategy for 2018-2021 by the Estonian government.

10-50-million-euro worth solar park planned in Estonia, by Finnish firm

Fortum, a Finnish group of energy companies, has announced plans to build a solar panel park in eastern Estonia and to invest in the project 10 to 50 million euros.

Tele2 expands frequency in Estonia aiming 4.75G

Telecommunications firm Tele2 has purchased more volume in the 2,300-megahertz frequency band to be able to upgrade its 4.5G network to 4.75G network and to reach the goal as the first among its competitors.

Estonian doctors speak of strikes lasting for months

Estonian healthcare workers have announced political strike after the country’s government did not decide on additional funding for the sector within a deadline. «We have considered our strike funds and I believe that we could be speaking of months, not weeks, when it comes to the possible length of the strike,» secretary general of the Estonian Medical Association Katrin Rehemaa was cited as saying.

Many emergency specialists at Estonia’s leading hospital – close to burnout

An opinion poll performed at the North Estonia Medical Centre has found that staff working in the emergency medicine department are often on the point of a burnout and in case of doctors, the proportion was near 50 percent.

Estonian officials express support to U.S. first Assad regime attack

Commenting on the Friday’s attack by U.S. army on Syrian government forces that has been the first such strike during the Syrian Civil War, Estonian Foreign Minister and retired army general have expressed support to the strike, which was retaliation for a deadly alleged chemical attack on civilians in the Middle Eastern country.

Robot vehicle traffic supported in Estonia

The government of Estonia has backed changes in legislation that would allow robotic vehicles taking part in street traffic.

HIV continues spreading in Estonia with 70 new cases

In Estonia, where there is the largest rate of HIV infections in the EU, 70 new cases have been diagnosed in 2017.