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Flue takes considerably more lives in Estonia than EU average

This flue season in Estonia, 34 people have passed away from flue-related complications, Estonian Health Board estimated and noted that the average flue-related death rate is below one in 100 000 people, while in the Baltic country it is near three people per 100 000.

All ice roads in Estonia closed for time being

In Estonia, where roads over ice simplify traffic between the country's many islands in winter-time, due to thaw all ice roads have been closed.

Strike in HKScan's meat factory in Estonia continues for month

In the Estonian Rakvere Meat Processing Plant, owned by Finnish HKScan, a strike has been continuing for a month and the plant's management has not clarified whether or not it would raise wages to strikers.

Wild wolves become more visible in Estonia, but people said to be safe

In north-western Estonia, wolves have become more visible to human population and a dog owner in Pürksi village in Lääne County has said that his dog has been attacked by wolves.

Billion-euro pulp factory becomes «hot potato» in Estonia

Reacting to the Estonian ministries of finance and environment suggesting that a billion-euro pulp factory planned by the firm EstFor could be erected in either the city of Tartu or the town of Viljandi, the Mayor of Tartu has objected to the idea.

Estonian economy experiences its fastest growth in five years

Estonia's economy expanded by 4.9 % in 2017 to a gross domestic product of 23 billion euros, which has been the quickest pace of the country's economic growth in five years, estimated Estonian statisticians.

Russian authorities ban Estonian 100th anniversary event in Pskov Oblast

Local authorities in the Pskov Oblast in Russia, which borders Estonia, have barred an Estonian Independence Day reception in Pechory to be organised on March 2 by the Estonian General Consulate in St. Petersburg.

In pictures: Estonia's centenary marked in Tallinn

One hundred years ago, on February 24 1918, for the first time in Baltic history the independence of the Estonian state was declared. BNN offers an insight into the official ceremony and military parade devoted to the 100th anniversary.

Estonia sea ice crash: last missing body found

Nine days after a van with six people inside drove onto the ice of the Baltic Sea in south-western Estonia, the body of the last victim has been found.

Estonian income tax should be simplified, parties believe

The existing income tax scheme in Estonia should be simplified, three parties in the Estonian Riigikogu find, but there are differences in opinion as to maintaining the current state budget income. Meanwhile, the opposition Reform Party has voiced backing for an annual tax-free income of 6,000 a year to every earner.

15 Estonians die in flu period from complications

The number flu patients in Estonia is currently increasing. So far during this year's flu season, 15 people have passed away with flue-related complications.

Third of beer consumed in Estonia in 2017 bought in Vidzeme, Estonian factory breweries evaluate

Saku and A. Le Coq, two largest beer makers in Estonia have not published their exact sales numbers for the last year, but have been quick in stating that about one third of all beer drunk in Estonia was purchased in Latvia.

Estonian ultracapacitor maker to relocate manufacturing entirely to Germany

Estonian ultracapacitor maker and exporter Skeleton Technologies has decided to relocate its production from Estonia to Germany with the aim if working at a location closer to its clients.

Estonia allocated 200 million euros to compensate population for second level pension contributions

To compensate to the part of Estonian population that during and after the financial crisis voluntarily continued their contributions to the second level pension fund or paid higher second level pension fund contributions from 2014 to 2017, the Estonian state has transferred additional 227 million euros to the fund during the three-year period.

Russia and Estonia exchange president-pardoned spies

Tallinn and Moscow have exchanged two men, who had been imprisoned for spying, but have been granted presidential pardons.

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