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Estonians worried about haze, smell of smoke, apparently from fires in Russia or Belarus

In central and southern Estonia, a cloud of bluish haze has made people and fire-fighters worried about possible wildfires, but meteorologists and NASA point to smoke coming from Russia and Belarus.

Estonia’s president to meet with Putin; the two will discuss Baltic security

On Thursday, 18 April, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will meet with Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid, as reported by Estonian public media ERR.

Municipality in Estonia wants a nuclear reactor

Viru-Nigula municipality in Estonia is interested in becoming the home for the nuclear reactor Frmi Energia is planning to build in the country, as reported by Estonian public media ERR.

Reform Party leader fails to gather support to form Estonia’s new government

Estonia’s Riigikogu decided on Monday, 15 April, to not entrust formation of the new government to Reform Party’s leader Kaja Kallas, who was officially nominated by President Kersti Kaljulaid as prime minister candidate on 5 April.

Ilves warns against Estonia turning back on liberal democracy

Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, in an apparent criticism of the Conservative People's Party of Estonia, has expressed concern over the effects statements by the party could have, despite not mentioning EKRE by name. The presence of such statements Estonian politics, made Ilves concerned that liberal democracy is under attack.

Estonian party's threats of unrest condemned by 12 ex-interior ministers

Estonia's controversial Conservative People's Party has warned that it not becoming part of the country's next government, would mean «throwing the match into the powder keg». 12 former interior ministers have denounced such talk.

Eesti Energia increases its renewables share in Enefit Green

Estonian state energy giant Eesti Energia, primarily an electricity producer from fossil oil shale, has considerably increased its renewable energy production in the subsidiary Enefit Green.

Take two in Estonia coalition-building as Centre rejects Reform's offer

Estonia grand coalition attempt fails after two largest parliamentary parties fail to agree on tax policies. Election winners, Reform Party, are now focusing on their other option with social democrats and national-conservatives.