The state of Estonia’s forests is the best in a centuryEconomy
- Estonian thieves specializedLocal News
- Estonia has fewer HIV-positive people than thoughtHealthEstonia's first place in Europe in terms of HIV-positive people per capita is among the country's most tragic calling cards and one it might not soon leave behind as doctors say the capacity to find HIV-positive people is still not sufficient. Estonia has registered 9,492 HIV-positive people as from December 30, which is the figure used everywhere.
- Crime rate falls 9 pct below 2015 level after 11 mosLocal News
- Birthrate down in Estonia, up in Latvia over three yearsLocal News
- Editorial: Estonians up in armsOpinionEstonia has above 27,000 weapons owners in possession of some 68,000 hunting, sports and self defence guns. Initial applications for permits are sharply up this year with six month figures exceeding 2012 and nearly equaling 2013 totals. The reasons vary from the EU trend towards toughening gun laws to the added sense of security.
- Adviser to Rõivas not backing down on excise riseEconomyContradicting the everyday experience of Estonians getting cheap alcohol from Valka, Latvia right across the border, adviser to Prime Minister on economy and finances Martin Lindpere cites statistics to prove the price levels of Estonia and Latvia do not differ much. Also, he assures us that Taavi Rõivas has entered no contract in the interests of Alko, the Finnish monopoly, to level vodka prices between the neighbouring nations.
- Editorial: hiring people with reduced work capacity is step in right directionOpinion
- Estonian economy grew 1.1 pct to EUR 20.5 b in 2015Economy
- Editorial: a safer lifeOpinionYesterday, justice ministry released crime statistics regarding 2015 revealing a decline in crimes committed in Estonia. At that, it is somewhat deceptive with some indicators as 2015 saw the distinction between misdemeanor and crime from €64 to €200. Thus, they registered 32,500 crimes in Estonia in 2015 which is by nearly 5,000 less year-on-year. The decrease is largely due to the altered standards.
- Sexually abused, the youth rarely see specialistsLocal News
- Editorial: 34,000 young Estonians busy doing nothingOpinion
- New budget head sees trouble ahead in economy of EstoniaEconomyAs Estonia's veteran budget watchdog Andrus Säälik assumed post as permanent Estonian adviser at OECD in Paris, his chair in September was filled by Sven Kirsipuu with 18 years at finance ministry under his belt. Tomorrow, state budget undergoes its first reading at Riigikogu. To mark the occasion, we thought we'd ask him how Estonian economy is doing?
- Editorial: fingers crossed for crocodiles!Opinion
- Estonian consumer prices 0.3 pct down on year in AugustEconomy
- Sister and brother battle bother on borderEstonian newsA daily task for Estonia's border guards is phone calls to parents from airport to check if it's okay for their kids to leave the country - the mom and dad have forgotten to «attach» a letter of permission. But even that may not suffice, as a paper acceptable in Estonia may spell suspicion in child abduction to an adult escort elsewhere.
- Estonia's July CPI down 0.3 pct on yearEconomy
- Estonia 'gains' 112 sq km of land as a result of airborne scanningLocal NewsThe total land area of Estonia has turned out to be bigger by 112 square kilometers than previously thought as a result of aerial photography and airborne scanning carried out by the Land Board in recent years, which also has enabled the authorities to adjust the borders and size of territory of individual administrative units.
- Number of central government employees grows by 1,000 in 2014Local News
- Bikers increasingly involved in accidentsLocal News
- Estonian swim skills short to save lifeLocal News
- National defence now Estonia’s top dangerous jobLocal NewsLatest data says it’s no longer most dangerous in Estonia do work in metal and wood industry or in construction, but rather in national defence and public administration. To improve the situation, Labour Inspectorate now makes a strange proposal: national defence injuries should no longer count as accidents at work.
- C-sections have multipliedHealth