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Ceturtdiena 23.11.2017 | Name days: Zigfrīda, Zigrīda, Zigrīds

Destination for student holidays: fun for all the family in Estonia

Latvian students and schoolchildren will be going on autumn break this week. Estonia is a great destination for people seeking family fun. Modern interactive museums and science centres, thematic parks, exciting active leisure centres – all of it is mere hours away from Latvia.

Police in Estonia arrests officials trading driver's licenses

Police in Estonia has arrested five officials of the Road Administration accused of taking bribes for driving licenses.

Conscript drugs test in Estonia shows nearly 40% have used narcotics

In a drugs test of the conscripts of mandatory conscription service in Estonia, nearly 40% of men were found to have used either cannabis or amphetamine.

Number of affected VW group vehicles in Estonia doubled to 4 000

At least, 4000 vehicles in Estonia made by Volkswagen group, including Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda and Seat carmakers, have been equipped with illegally installed software intended for misleading devices that measure emissions harmful to the environment.

«No» normally means «no» - interaction manual for refugees published in Estonia

The Estonian office of the International Organization for Migration has published an electronic manual for expected refugees and asylum seekers, explaining Estonian habits of every-day communication and providing general information about Estonia and life in the country.

Court suspends Tallinn Mayor from office over bribery case

A court in Estonia has on September 30 suspended from office the Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar, who is also the leader of Riigikogu's second largest party, at the request of prosecutor investigating a high-profile corruption case.

Omniva to found joint firm with Chinese company

Estonian logistics firm Omniva plans to found a joint enterprise with Chinese courier company SF Express with the aim to mediate goods between China and Europe in a faster and more efficient manner.

I will not resign, says Tallinn Mayor named suspect in bribery case

After being named suspect in high-profile corruption case, Edgar Savisaar has announced on September 23 that he would not resign from the post of Mayor of Tallinn or step down as the Centre Party chairman.

Estonia refuses entry to Russia Today senior worker

Estonian Police and Border Guard on September 14 denied entry to the country to a senior worker of the Kremlin-funded TV network Russia Today.

Baltic's largest wind turbine park to be built in Estonia

A wind turbine park with 30 large turbines and 100 megawatt output is planned to be built in Estonia and could become the largest wind turbine park in the Baltic states.

Estonian GDP up 2% in Q2

Estonian economy grew 2.0 percent from April to June compared with the second quarter of 2014, Statistics Estonia has estimated.

Estonian port corruption investigation involves Polish shipyard

Corruption investigation against the former management of Estonian state port company Port of Tallinn has spread involving a search at Polish shipyard Remontowa in Gdansk. According to ERR, this is the shipyard that won a tender to build two new ferries for the Port of Tallinn.

Weekend destination: Estonia’s artificial caves and water with salts of the Dead Sea

The history of Estonia’s SPA and resorts dates back 200 years. Every year, people wanting to relax in SPA-centres and undergo rehabilitation are offered more and more services. Furthermore, massive renovations have been carried out in two of the largest spa centres in Pärnu this year.

Finnish pensioners opt for retirement in Estonia

Spending retirement in Estonia has been the choice of an increasing number of pensioners from Finland, who emphasise cheaper prices and comfortable living as the reasons behind the decision.

20% of Estonians stay in workforce after retirement

In Estonia, more than a fifth of workers having reached the retirement age - 62-63 years – stay in workforce.