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Tourist favourite Ruhnu island in Estonia affected by broken-down ferry

Estonia's scenic Ruhnu island, which is located closer to Latvian mainland than to other Estonian territories, is affected by disrupted ferry traffic from the city of Pärnu and the romantic island in the heat of the tourist season.

Average school exam scores in Estonia too low for University of Tartu

Pupils at Estonian secondary schools have taken their state examinations this summer and their average results show that the average potential student would not qualify for the University of Tartu, the highest ranking higher education institution in the Baltics and Eastern Europe.

Estonia experiences safe Midsummer festival as «bonfire guards» registered for first time

Estonian traditional Midsummer festival of Jaanipäev has been a weekend of active work to the the Estonian Rescue Board, which introduced the voluntary registration of bonfire guards this year.

Production of mines and grenades planned in Estonia

As the Estonian parliament has adopted new rules on military arms and ammunition production in the country, local defence firm Eesti Arsenal has voiced its plan to build a factory in Estonia to make military explosives.

Around 15% of Estonian 15-19-year-olds estimated to have mental illness

In Estonia, an estimated total of 20,000-40,000 adolescents, comprising 10-20% of all teenage Estonians, have been found to suffer from a mental illness and close to 3,000 children have been prescribed antidepressants.

Ending Savisaar's corruption case identifies shortcomings in Estonian law, says prosecutor

After a high-profile corruption case against former Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar was ended this week by a court ruling based on the defendant's poor health, Estonian prosecutor Steven-Hristo Evestus has pledged to appeal against it and pointed to shortcomings in Estonian law.

Estonian cyber-defence experts share knowledge with Singapore colleagues

The Estonian Ministry of Defence has provided cybersecurity training and a cyber range exercise to military cyber experts in Singapore's Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces.

Estonian renewable energy firm acquired for EUR 289 million

Estonia's state energy giant Eesti Energia entered a deal to purchese 100% of the shares of the Estonian renewable energy firm Nelja Energia.

This June «it shouldn't snow», Estonian climatologist predicts

As the Baltics have been experiencing warm-to-hot temperatures and little rain in May, weather forecasts for Estonia show there is a warm June ahead and snow should not surprise people on holiday as it has in the past.

Flats built in Tallinn, construction volume in Estonia up by 21%

Construction companies in Estonia have in the first three months of 2018 expanded their production by 21%, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

Tartu railway routes operating again, system recovery from fire worth millions

In Estonia, railway traffic around the second city of Tartu interrupted last week by a cable fire has been restored with a temporary solution. To fully restore the automatic system, Estonian Railways estimate, millions of euros could be spent.

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