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Cross-border support for petition against closure of Valga maternity ward

In Estonia, as part of a push to keep the maternity ward of the Estonian-Latvian border town Valga open, a petition and signatures have been submitted to Riigikogu Speaker Eiki Nestor.

Estonian Versobank loses operating license

The credit institution's license of Estonian lender AS Versobank has been withdrawn by the European Central Bank at the recommendation of the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority.

Russian ambassadors summoned in Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, report Russian agencies

Russian news agencies report that ambassadors of Russia have been summoned by Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.

Estonia's work immigration quota of 2018 close to completion already

Estonia's quota of accepting work and economic immigrants from non-European Union member states that has been set at 1 315 persons in 2018 is close to being fulfilled in March already.

Don't joke about bombs at Tallinn Airport, they take it seriously

Estonia's largest airport in Tallinn has from early 2017 received 14 threats of the presence of explosives in the air-travel hub, most of which have been discovered to be just jokes said at the wrong place.

Flue takes considerably more lives in Estonia than EU average

This flue season in Estonia, 34 people have passed away from flue-related complications, Estonian Health Board estimated and noted that the average flue-related death rate is below one in 100 000 people, while in the Baltic country it is near three people per 100 000.

All ice roads in Estonia closed for time being

In Estonia, where roads over ice simplify traffic between the country's many islands in winter-time, due to thaw all ice roads have been closed.

Strike in HKScan's meat factory in Estonia continues for month

In the Estonian Rakvere Meat Processing Plant, owned by Finnish HKScan, a strike has been continuing for a month and the plant's management has not clarified whether or not it would raise wages to strikers.

Wild wolves become more visible in Estonia, but people said to be safe

In north-western Estonia, wolves have become more visible to human population and a dog owner in Pürksi village in Lääne County has said that his dog has been attacked by wolves.

Billion-euro pulp factory becomes «hot potato» in Estonia

Reacting to the Estonian ministries of finance and environment suggesting that a billion-euro pulp factory planned by the firm EstFor could be erected in either the city of Tartu or the town of Viljandi, the Mayor of Tartu has objected to the idea.

Estonian economy experiences its fastest growth in five years

Estonia's economy expanded by 4.9 % in 2017 to a gross domestic product of 23 billion euros, which has been the quickest pace of the country's economic growth in five years, estimated Estonian statisticians.

Russian authorities ban Estonian 100th anniversary event in Pskov Oblast

Local authorities in the Pskov Oblast in Russia, which borders Estonia, have barred an Estonian Independence Day reception in Pechory to be organised on March 2 by the Estonian General Consulate in St. Petersburg.

In pictures: Estonia's centenary marked in Tallinn

One hundred years ago, on February 24 1918, for the first time in Baltic history the independence of the Estonian state was declared. BNN offers an insight into the official ceremony and military parade devoted to the 100th anniversary.