State to pay out alimony allowanceLocal News
- Separatists in Luhansk want to exchange an EstonianEstonian news
- Ossinovski drops gas stations alcohol banLocal NewsEven though Minister of Health Care and Labor Jevgeni Ossinovski said alcohol would disappear from gas stations as recently as late December, the ministry has now introduced draft legislation that does not include the ban and exempts small shops from moving alcohol out of sight. Changes will, however, ban alcohol advertisements on social media.
- Crime rate falls 9 pct below 2015 level after 11 mosLocal News
- Legal certainty held in esteemLocal NewsEstonia occupies 14th place among 113 countries in the World Justice Project's recent Rule of Law Index published last week. The pack is led by four Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden, while other countries ahead of Estonia all sport a far higher standard of living than the Baltic Sea country.
- Editorial: let there be truth with mercyOpinion
- Editorial: penalties no panaceaOpinion
- Tough times descending upon deadbeat parentsLocal NewsWhen March comes around, Estonian law turns to be among the severest in Europe towards those avoiding payment of child support. The state hopes for a success story while bailiffs are skeptical. Hardened debtors threaten to leave the country if the pressure rises, there to then dwell as alimony refugees.
- European Parliament calls on Russia to free Estonian security officialLocal News
- Crime rate continues to show strong declineLocal News
- Rein Lang eyeing advocate's jobLocal News
- Anna-Maria Galojan released from prisonLocal News
- Police seeks option to select crimes worthy of investigationLocal NewsA fresh example out of real life: a divorced father was supposed, at ex-wife’s request, to drive daughter to a dancing class by car. The child failed to exit the building in time, searching for her clothes. The father entered to help the kid, found the clothes and got his daughter to the class on time. Arriving home, the mother filed complaint to court as, entering into the apartment, the father violated court-imposed ban of approach. Legally speaking, this was illegal entry into private property.
- Editorial: the court just does its jobOpinionBoys accused in attempted rape of a girl of 12 were acquitted, by court. Criticism towards the court overflowed, in newspaper websites and social networks. Gender equality commissioner weighed in, finding that court judgments are often gender-biased. Anger boiled over. Understandably, as a child has suffered.
- Who wants to be a judge? Lonesome, loaded with responsibility...Local News
- Number of prisoners continues declining in 2014Local News
- Estonian crime clearance rate stays above 50 pctLocal News
- Ülle Madise appointed new Chancellor of JusticeLocal News
- 182 prisoners kept under electronic surveillance in 2014Local News
- A man legally nonexistent for yearsLocal News
- Editorial: hard potatoes and court overloadsOpinionA year ago, European Court of Human Rights happened to satisfy appeal by inmate against Estonian state. A drug lab manager was distressed by lack of sporting options behind bars. After that, complaints by prisoners snowballed to exceed appeals to Tartu Administrative Court by people at liberty – 1,100 out of 1,800 filed from jail. The said court is suffering the worst, located in region of the major prisons.
- State seeking solution to cut serial complainingLocal News
- Editorial: the global echo of a deathOpinion
- Court confesses state inability to arrange father meet childLocal News
- Editorial: what matters most is a heart to helpOpinionSince 2004, Estonia is in the beautiful habit of pinning badges of honour on brave people who have caught crooks, helped along by fearless action, prevented a crime or assisted a victim. Thus, today’s Postimees covers acts of chivalry by those decorated this year round. Thought provoking stories – what may have happened, if... Strangers saved, own lives laid on the line.
- Parliamentarian insists on innocenceLocal News
- Editorial: the state vs the lawyer – a battle of principleOpinion
- State legal aid providers encounter emptiness of pocketsLocal News
- Editorial: Embarrassed in EstoniaOpinionJust some months ago, Vaiko Eplik came out with a new album, 7 ehk Nõgesed. It’s good stuff, and one CD wouldn’t be enough – a pity to kill the thing in the car, and some songs one would like to take jogging. For the car, one can burn an extra CD. For running purposes, stick files in iPod. Both are legal, if done for personal use only.
- Copyright protectors claim governmental compensationEconomy
- Defying critics, temporary pharmacy limit destined to comeLocal News