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Estonia convicts ex-army officer, his father for treason

A court in Tallinn has convicted ex-officer of the Estonian Defence Forces, Deniss Metsavas, his father for state treason, finding them guilty of selling state secrets to Russian intelligence.

Estonians preparing Antarctic expedition with sailing ship

An expedition to the Antarctic is being planned by the Estonian Maritime Museum and a team of enetrepreneurs willing to make the journey Baltic-German explorer Fabian Gottlieb Bellingshausen made almost to centuries 200 years ago. If the expedition will attract the necessary funding, the crew would set off in Kronstadt in Russia on July 11.

UK likely to crash out of EU by accident, EU negotiator says

Amid the current situation with UK's withdrawal from the European Union, the country is very likely to crash out of the EU without a deal by accident, according to the EU's deputy chief negotiator Sabine Weyand. Monday, January 29, speaking at an event in Brussels, Weyand, who is a deputy to the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, explained that other options for the Irish border had been extensively discussed and referred to the months-long negotiations with her UK counterparts.

Tallinn decides to cut number of council seats

The city of Tallinn has voted in favour of cutting the number of council members serving on the capital's City Council from 79 to 63. The measure has to be approved by the Estonian parliament to become effective. This proposal was submitted by the Centre Party, who has long dominated the municipality of the Estonian capital.

Estonian post wants to reduce print media delivery days, due to losses

Estonian postal company Eesti Post, also going by the brand of Omniva, has come up with plans to cut the number of days for delivering newspapers and magazines due to losses suffered in 2018. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported on Thursday, January 24, that newspaper and magazine home delivery, currently done six days per week, brought Eesti Post a loss of EUR 1.3 million in 2018.

Facebook meets with Estonian parties in attempt to curb fake news in it

U.S.social networking company Facebook has met with Estonian parliamentary parties and discussed possibilities to combat the spread of fake news in the run-up to the Estonian parliamentary election this spring.

Estonia: Narcotics' mail deliveries could go out of control if not tackled

The Estonian tax and customs body has intercepted a total of 742 parcels containing illegal drugs, setting a new, alarming record for the Baltic country.

Tallink Grupp increased passenger and cargo volumes in 2018

Estonian shipping giant Tallink Grupp has seen moderate increase in the number of passengers and cargo units its ships carried during 2018.

Coalition of liberals and pro-Kremlin front-runners seen as option in Estonia

As Latvia looks set to get a five-party government coalition after months of long discussions, Estonia's public broadcaster ERR has looked into possible coalition models Estonia would have after its parliamentary election due in March.

Estonia issues storm warnings for west as ferry traffic affected

In Estonia, weather forecasters have released a Level 2 storm warning for Harju, Lääne, Pärnu, Hiiu and Saar Counties, noting that the areas are facing dangerously windy weather.

Estonia encounters new trouble with its ID card introduced in December

The PIN codes of the new Estonian electronic ID cards, issued earlier this month, are readable through its envelope by using a simple torch, a cyber security expert has found in a setback to the Estonian ID card system.

Ten Danske Bank suspects arrested by Estonia, more arrests likely

In the criminal investigation into alleged money laundering via the Estonian branch of Danske Bank, Estonian authorities have arrested 10 former employees as suspects.

Danske money laundering scandal in Estonia continues with eight arrests

As the Estonian Office of the Prosecutor General is investigating money laundering in the billions of euros at the Estonian branch of Danske Bank between 2007 and 2015, eight people have been arrested, ERR and Postimees daily report.

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