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Estonian holidaymakers die in Ukraine, media report

Three Estonian holidaymakers in Ukraine, have been found dead in a hotel in the Black Sea resort town of Odessa last weekend, Estonian media report without identifying the three young men.

Estonia invited to start CERN membership talks

Estonia has been invited by the Council of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research to start membership talks.

Nordica airline reaches EUR 0.9 million profit in its second full year

Estonian national airline Nordica has registered a 0.9 million profit in its second full year of operations, despite being expected to accumulate losses to the amount of six million euros, the company announced.

Estonian energy progressing in renewable energy sources

As Estonia's national energy giant Eesti Energia offers its customers to opt for electricity coming from renewable sources, the contracts with the green option are said to have risen three times in 2017 and 2018.

Estonia sees increase in industrial production volume in Estonia

The industrial production volume of Estonian companies has grown by three percent between May 2017 and May 2018, official statistics show.

Estonian economy to grow by 3.5% in 2018, central bank estimates

Estonia's economic growth would be at 3.5% in 2018-2019, but it would slow to 2.5% in 2020, according to forecasts by the Estonian central bank, Eesti Pank.

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.

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