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31.12.2012  Republic of Estonia Established 95 Years Ago
The Republic of Estonia, established in 1918, will celebrate its 95th birthday in 2013. Read more...
23.12.2012  Christmas Customs in Estonia
Christmastime is still the most important holiday celebrated in Estonia. For Estonians, Christmas is a mixture of the traditional, the modern, the secular, and the religious. Read more...
17.12.2012  Tallinn Declared Most Budget-Friendly Destination for Christmas Trip
The Christmas Market Barometer survey conducted by the British retail postal service Post Office Ltd. described Estonia as a special and stress-free location to spend Christmas, which it said was in part ...
13.12.2012  Estonian Web Constable Project Earns 5 000 Euro Prize
The Estonian web constable project earned a 5 000-euro prize as the best crime prevention project in Europe. Read more...
11.12.2012  Estonia Leads Peers in Rule of Law Index
Estonia has the strongest rule of law in Eastern Europe and Central Asia according to the World Justice Project, a Washington-based NGO. Read more...
11.12.2012  Estonia Tops WHO List For Best Air Quality in the World
In a ranking released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) this week, Estonia topped the list as the country with the best overall air quality. Read more...
10.12.2012  Estonia Supports Digital Defenders Partnership
The Foreign Ministry has decided to support the new Digital Defenders Partnership. Read more...
29.11.2012  OECD Boosts 2012 GDP Growth Forecast to 3.1%
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has become the latest institution in recent days to raise its predictions for Estonia's economic growth, pegging it at 3.1% for 2012 and ...
27.11.2012  New Estonian Film Music Site Unveiled
The Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn Music Week, and Film Estonia have come together to create a new webpage introducing the music of Estonian films – www.filmmusic.ee. Read more...
26.11.2012  Siblings Triin and Martti Aljand Win Silver Medals at European Swimming Championships
It was another good day and year for the Aljand family at the European Short Course Swimming Championships. Read more...
22.11.2012  Estonian-Latvian Film Wins Prize at Rome Film Festival
A Latvian-Estonian joint production called "Pizzas" grabbed a slice of the honors at a film festival in Italy last weekend. Read more...
20.11.2012  Moody's Affirms Estonia's A1 Rating
On 16 November Moody's Investors Service affirmed Estonia's A1 government bond rating and stable outlook, citing both the strength of the economy and the state's fiscal responsibility.  Read more ...
19.11.2012  Alley by European Parliament in Brussels to Be Named Baltic Way
An alley next to the Brussels building of the European Parliament (EP) will be named after the historic Baltic Way movement in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the office of Lithuanian MEP Vytautas Landsbergis ...
16.11.2012  Five More Scientists From University of Tartu Added to Most-Quoted Scientists List
Five new scientists at the University of Tartu in southern Estonia have been added to the one percent of the most-quoted scientists throughout the world and as a result there are now 20 University of Tartu ...
13.11.2012  Estonia Elected Member of UN Human Rights Council
Yesterday, 12 November, elections for the UN Human Rights Council took place in New York and Estonia was elected to be a member of the council from 2013-2015. Estonia's candidacy received support from ...
12.11.2012  Conductor Paavo Järvi Receives French Cultural Order
Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi has been awarded the French cultural title Commandeur de l´Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters). Read more...
05.11.2012  Beloved Estonian Work of Literature Turns 100
Today marks the 100th anniversary of Oskar Luts's "Kevade" (Spring), one of the most beloved works of Estonian literature. Read more...
02.11.2012  Best Restaurant in Estonia is Alexander at Pädaste Manor
For the third consecutive year, Alexander restaurant at Pädaste Manor was awarded the title of Best Restaurant in Estonia by "Flavours of Estonia", while Pädaste's sister restaurant in Tallinn, Neh, also ...
31.10.2012  Estonia 35th Among 142 Countries on Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index
Estonia is in 35th place among the 142 countries on the Legatum Institute's 2012 Prosperity Index. Estonia scored highly in the areas of entrepreneurship and business freedom, governance, education, and ...
26.10.2012  Tallinn Among Top 21 Intelligent Communities in the World
The international think tank Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) included Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, on its list of the 21 most intelligent communities in the world. Read more...
25.10.2012  World Bank Study Ranks Estonia 21st in the World for Ease of Doing Business
The World Bank report Doing Business 2013 (DB 2013) puts Estonia in 21st place, three notches higher than last year, in the measures of ease of doing business. Read more...
24.10.2012  Nature Photographer Wins Second Place in International Competition
Estonian nature photographer Remo Savisaar's photo of a deer was deemed worthy of second place in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year black and white nature photography category last week. Read more ...
22.10.2012  Standard & Poor's Raises Estonia's Outlook to Stable
On Friday ratings agency Standard & Poor's revised its economic outlook for Estonia from negative to stable and affirmed the country's long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings at AA- /A-1+. Read ...
19.10.2012  Ewert and The Two Dragons Wins European Border Breaker Award
The winners of the 2013 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), were announced today by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and the European music ...
18.10.2012  Let's Do It! Cleanup Campaign Dives Into the Sea With New Mediterranean Project
There has been talk of the "Let's Do It World" cleanup actions, which got their start with a community cleanup event in Estonia, moving from the land to the water. Now it has been confirmed that a new ...
17.10.2012  Estonia Beats Andorra in World Cup Qualifier
Estonia picked up its first victory in football's 2014 World Championships qualifiers, scoring in the 59th minute of its Group D match against Andorra and protecting the lead to the end. Read more.. ...
11.10.2012  Over One Million Tourists Stay in Estonian Hotels in Summer Months
In the three summer months of this year more than one million tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments, Statistics Estonia said. Read more...
10.10.2012  Conductor Eri Klas Receives Baltic Star Prize
The renowned conductor Eri Klas is being presented with the reputable Baltic Star prize in St. Petersburg's Hermitage Theatre today. Read more...
05.10.2012  Tartu University Holds Place Among World's Top 400
Estonia's top educational institution, the University of Tartu, has made it into the 351-400 grouping of Times Higher Education magazine's world's university rankings for the second year in a row. Read ...
04.10.2012  Seaplane Harbour Reaches Final of World Architecture Festival
The Seaplane Harbour of the Estonian Maritime Museum has been short-listed for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in two subcategories. Read more...
01.10.2012  Number of Foreign Tourists Doubled in Ten Years
It appears from Statistics Estonia data that 2.46 million foreign tourists stayed in the country for more than one day in 2011, which means that the number of tourists has doubled during the past ten ...
24.09.2012  Freedom House: Estonia Has Greatest Degree of Internet Freedom
Estonia is on top of the rankings in the Freedom on the Net 2012 report released by Freedom House. Read more...
24.09.2012  Kanepi Finishes Second in Seoul
Estonia's top tennis player, Kaia Kanepi, reached the finals in the KDB Korea Open over the weekend when she lost to top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 6-0. Read more...
21.09.2012  Estonia Surpasses USA in Economic Freedom Report
In the Fraser Institute's newly released "Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Annual Report", Estonia has surpassed the United States in terms of economic freedom. Read more...
20.09.2012  Estonian Men Win Gold at Rowing European Championships
The London Olympic fourth-place finishers, Estonians Kaspar Taimsoo, Tõnu Endrekson, Allar Raja and Andrei Jamsa, won gold in men's quadruple sculls at the rowing European championships in Varese, Italy ...
17.09.2012  Estonian Researchers Receive First NATO Scientific Achievement Award
Researchers from the Department of Chemistry at the Tallinn University of Technology, along with experts from other countries, participated in a research group whose accomplishments in the area of camouflage ...
13.09.2012  Estonian Hotels See Record Number of Foreign Tourists in July
In July, 279 000 foreign tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments, 2% more than the year before and more than in the month of July in any previous year. Read more...
10.09.2012  Kontaveit Makes It To Juniors Finals at US Open
Estonia's top girls' professional tennis player Anett Kontaveit expressed satisfaction with her good run at the US Open last week, which fell just short of the trophy with a loss to America Samantha Crawford ...
05.09.2012  Estonian Children Will Learn to Code in Public Schools
Estonia is implementing a new education programme that will have 100 percent of publicly educated students learning to write code. Read more...
21.08.2012  Kanepi Reaches Highest Position Yet in Rankings
Despite a rough season, Estonia's top tennis player Kaia Kanepi rose to 15th in the Women's Tennis Association rankings, achieving her career's best position, reported sport.err.ee. Read more...
15.08.2012  Startup Incubator Launched in Tallinn
One of Tallinn's most high-profile technology business centers, the Tehnopol Science Park, opened a new incubator on 14 August aimed specifically at helping fledgling tech companies get off the ground. Read ...
08.08.2012  Kanter Takes Bronze in Discus
Discus thrower Gerd Kanter earned Estonia its second medal of the 2012 Olympics on Tuesday evening, finishing third in the event with a 68.03 meter throw. Read more...
07.08.2012  Nabi Wins Silver Medal in Wrestling
Heiki Nabi earned Estonia its first medal of this summer's Olympic Games on Monday by taking silver in men's 120kg Greco-Roman wrestling. Read more...
06.08.2012  Kanter Finishes First in Olympics Discus Qualifier
Discus thrower Gerd Kanter, arguably Estonia's last best hope for coming away from the London Olympics with a medal, achieved the top score in the event's qualifying round on Monday. Read more...
01.08.2012  Estonian Athletes at the London 2012 Olympics
Click here to see Estonian Public Broadcasting's overview of all 32 Estonian athletes competing in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Read more...
26.07.2012  Moody's Affirms A1 Rating for Estonia
Moody's Investors Service affirmed Estonia's A1 government bond rating and stable outlook on 25 July. Read more...
25.07.2012  Press-Telegram: Tallinn Keeps Visitors Busy
From May to September every year, cruise ships from at least a half-dozen lines slip out of ports in Western Europe and head for such familiar Baltic cities as Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and St. Petersburg. ...
20.07.2012  Number of Visits to Visitestonia.com Doubled
The main Estonian tourism site visitestonia.com has gotten twice as many visitors in the first six months of 2012 as it did in the same period last year. Read more...
19.07.2012  Annual Opera Days Festival Being Held on Island of Saaremaa
The first opera festival in Estonia was born in 1999 and is held at the Medieval Episcopal Castle in Kuressaare, the capital of Estonia's largest island Saaremaa. Read more...
17.07.2012  Bright Minds Arrive for International Physics Olympiad
The 2012 International Physics Olympiad opened in Tallinn on 16 July, an event involving over a thousand participants representing 82 countries. Read more...
13.07.2012  Mountaineers From Estonia to Rise to University of Tartu, Parrot Peaks
To mark the 380th anniversary of the University of Tartu, Estonian mountain climbers want to once again climb the University of Tartu and the J. F. Parrot peaks in the Central Pamir Chain that were first ...
09.07.2012  Startup Estonia Programme to Support First European Gaming Business Accelerator GameFounders.com
GameFounders is the first business accelerator in Europe that is purely focused on the field of gaming. The accelerator, co-financed by the Startup Estonia programme, will offer starting game companies ...
03.07.2012  UEFA Under 19 Football Championship Begins Today in Estonia
This year's UEFA European Under 19 Football Championship, which Estonia is hosting, kicks off in four locations today, 3 July. Read more...
03.07.2012  Quality of Estonia's Inland Swimming Water Best in Europe
Estonian lakes and rivers scored highest on an overview of the quality of bathing water recently published by the European Environment Agency. Read more...
02.07.2012  Kanter Takes Silver at European Championships
Discus thrower and Olympic gold medalist Gerd Kanter won a silver medal at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday with his 66.53-meter throw. Read more...
29.06.2012  Hurdler Sets Estonian Record at European Athletics Championships
Runner Rasmus Mägi flew through his European Athletics Championships 400-meter hurdles semi-final, setting a new Estonian record and securing a spot in the final eight. Read more...
27.06.2012  Estonia Opened Fifth Honorary Consulate in Austria
On Tuesday, 26 June, Minister of Culture Rein Lang and Ambassador in Vienna Eve-Külli Kala opened Estonia’s fifth honorary consulate in Austria. The new honorary consulate is located in Innsbruck, the ...
26.06.2012  Estonian Theatre Agency Opened New Arts Export Site
Following close on the heels of initiatives in film and other disciplines, the Estonian Theatre Agency has opened an English-language performing arts "export portal." Read more...
21.06.2012  Retired Estonian Currency Celebrates 20th Birthday
This week in 1992 Estonia introduced its national currency, the kroon, now replaced by the euro but one of the most fondly-remembered milestones in this year's cavalcade of 20th anniversaries. Read ...
19.06.2012  "Let's Do It" Cleanup Initiative Under Way at Rio+20 Conference
A "Let's Do It!" civic cleanup action, sparked by an initiative that originated in Estonia, will take place in Rio de Janeiro today as part of the United Nation's Conference for Sustainable Development ...
14.06.2012  1941 Deportations Remembered
One of the single most fateful days in Estonian history will be remembered today across the country. On 14 June 1941, Soviet occupation forces deported over 10 000 people to Siberia in the first wave of ...
07.06.2012  First Electric Car Charging Station in Estonia Up and Running
The nation's first fast-charging station for electric cars opened today in Tallinn's Ülemiste City technology park. Though the station is currently operating only in a test capacity, it will be one of ...
04.06.2012  Estonia Celebrates 128th Birthday of National Flag
The national blue-black-and-white flag of Estonia has its 128th birthday today, with a number of events marking the occasion across the country. Read more...
31.05.2012  Estonia climbs two notches to place 31 on IMD competitiveness scoreboard
Estonia was ranked in place 31, two places higher than last year, in the 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings published by the Lausanne-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD) on ...
31.05.2012  First Set of Census Data Says Estonia's Population Is 1,294,236
Today Statistics Estonia published the first set of data obtained in the 11th population census conducted from 31 December 2011 to 31 March 2012. Compared to the previous census in 2000, the number of ...
30.05.2012  Explosive Cache Could Be Biggest Ever Found in Estonia
May has been a busy month for the nation's bomb squads, but no one expected a find on the scale of one made late last week. Bomb deactivation personnel on the outskirts of Tallinn found 15 tons of TNT ...
24.05.2012  Water Quality at Estonian Bathing Areas is Among Europe’s Best
The water quality at Estonia's bathing sites is among the best in Europe according to analysis of last year's data by the European Environmental Agency. The water quality in 95% of Estonian bathing areas ...
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