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Estonia to build 90-km fence along border with Russia

Estonia has announced specific plans to equip its eastern border with a technologically advanced surveillance system and a 90-kilometre-long fence.

Rail Baltica route in northern Estonia contested in court

In Estonia, two Harju and Rapla county village associations together with 16 private individuals this week disputed before Tallinn’s Administrative Court the county governors’ decision on the route of the Rail Baltica project.

Internet of things lab unveiled at Estonia’s leading university

This week, a laboratory of the internet of things has been unveiled at Estonia’s Tartu University. It is equipped as a smart home and smart office that can be controlled over the internet.

Estonia’s exports down to five-year low

Estonia’s exports in January, compared to December 2015, decreased by 10% to 825 million euros in current prices, which is a five-year low, Statistics Estonia estimated.

Free condoms necessary to reduce HIV infections among Estonian youth

Estonian government should consider providing free condoms, as the number of new HIV cases via sexual transmission is on a rise among young people in the country, suggests the Estonian Sexual Health Association.

Estonia receives files on 21 possible refugees

Estonia has received from Greece and Italy documents on 21 possible refugees suggested for relocation to the Baltic country, which have been deemed insufficient for deciding, whether or not they should relocated to Estonia.

Reaction to BBC’s provocative documentary in Estonia

Soon after the Latvian LTV1, Estonian state television ETV also broadcast the British hypothetic documentary Third World War: Inside the War Room about Russia attacking the Baltics. The reaction in Estonia has been reserved and calm.

Tallink earns 59 million euros in 2015

Estonian shipping company Tallink has managed to double its net profit to 59.1 million euros in last year from 27.3 million in 2014.

Courts in Estonia allowed stripping licences from parents behind alimony payments

Courts in Estonia are from March 1 allowed to strip driver’s, hunting, fishing and gun licenses from parents being behind their alimony payment schedule.

Estonian average teacher salary surpasses 1,100 euros for first time

The average monthly salary of municipal school teachers crossed the 1 100 euro mark for the first time in November last year, according to the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.

Ieva Ilves visits Estonian SOS children’s village

Estonia’s first lady Ieva Ilves has become a patron of SOS children’s village in Estonia and has paid a visit to one SOS village.

Finnish street patrol group gains popularity among Estonian soldiers

Several dozen Estonian Defence League members and Defence Force’s servicemen have expressed support to an Estonian branch of the Soldiers of Odin, a Finnish neighbourhood patrol organisation.

Estonia plans to establish state alimony fund

A bill on state alimony fund has been drawn up in Estonia envisaging the state collecting alimony from parents, who have been ordered to pay alimony, but fail to do so.

Data on population poverty released in Estonia

Researchers at Statistics Estonia have found that in 2014, 21.6% of Estonians were relatively poor, while 6.3% were statistically absolutely poor.