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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.

Foreign ambassadors urge Estonia to increase fight on HIV epidemic

Finnish American and British ambassadors to Estonia have jointly appealed to the Baltic country to recognise its situation with HIV cases a local epidemic and suggested the Riigikogu to establish a HIV prevention coordination commission.

Estonia receives 15,806 reimbursement claims on Estonian Air tickets

February 8 was the last day, when passengers could apply for compensation for tickets bought, but unused due to the liquidation of Estonian Air. A total of 15,806 reimbursement claims have been received.

Rõivas: Absolute support to Ukraine still one of EU’s top priorities

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas stated that talk of Russia becoming more constructive in relations with Ukraine is a gross exaggeration, since Russia has taken no direct measures to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Estonian President to become adviser to head of World Bank

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has revealed that he would become an adviser to Jim Yong Kim, the President of the international monetary organisation World Bank.

Half of Estonian private sector managers have seen corruption, study finds

A study on corruption practices in Estonian private sector has found that 57% of higher and middle range managers have witnessed at least one corruption method in their experience.

Refugee resettlement to Estonia currently not working due to lack of documents

According to the EU refugee quota scheme, Estonia has to accept 200 refugees in 2016 and an overall total of 550, however incomplete personal files from Italy have resulted in no accepted refugees this far.

Estonian Foreign Minister on show of support visit to Palestine

Estonian Foreign Affairs Minister Marina Kaljurand is has visited Palestine as part of a Middle Eastern tour and has reiterated the Baltic country’s support to a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Estonian army tries out anti-tank guided live fire missiles

Estonia’s Defence Forces held on January 22 its first live fire drill with anti-tank guided missile systems Javelin that were bought from the U.S. in 2014.

Latvian IT firm buys part of Estonia’s largest IT company

Latvian business technology firm Digital Mind has concluded a contract with Estonia’s leading IT company Nortal on the purchase of all assets related to selling, installing and servicing OpenText and Kofax software.

Kupce’s first interview with Estonian public broadcaster

Estonia’s new first lady, Latvian-born Ieva Kupce, has had her first interview with the Estonian public broadcaster ERR. Reportedly, the Latvian Defence Ministry official married Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on January 2.

Indian court convicts Estonian ship guards to five years in prison

Estonian Foreign Ministry reported on January 11 that the Tuticorin court in India has convicted to five years in prison the Estonian anti-piracy guards, who worked on a security ship in the Indian Ocean and were arrested in 2013.

Week of cold weather records in Estonia

In southern Estonia, at Tarvastu weather station, this winter’s lowest temperature was registered on January 7 at -30.4°C.

Police in Estonia sends Christmas cards to traffic offenders

Estonian police administration has sent holiday cards to 920 people, who have violated traffic rules for five or more times in 2015.

Electronic road signs planned for Via Baltica

On the Estonian section of the international highway Via Baltica electronic road signs will be erected on 2017 to make driving safer and better-organised, Estonian Road Administration has unveiled on December 17.

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