The state needs warships, helicopters and coastal radar networkLocal News
- Russian ex-minister takes entry ban to Estonia's top courtLocal News
- Estonia buys new border guard plane for EUR 19 mlnLocal News
- Two border guards drown at seaLocal News
- Like neighbours, Estonia to lay down a frontier zoneLocal NewsWithin years, the Estonian Eastern border modernised for €71m will after the example of neighbours get a frontier zone with specific requirements, says interior minister Hanno Pevkur (Reform). While width is not yet decided, border guards will gain richer information of what is happening near the border, and whoever goes there will be better scrutinized.
- Half hundred Vietnamese «creatively» smuggled into EstoniaLocal News
- By phone, police threatened of repeat of Paris events in NarvaLocal News
- Editorial: is Schengen dead?OpinionWe're living in a world where virtual reality sometimes feels more real than life itself. When nations which have agreed to do away with internal borders restore border checks due to influx of refugees, can we speak about Schengen treaty still valid? True: it does allow border control in certain situations and we can still travel freely from Tallinn to Lisbon with ID-card only, so both de jure and de facto if feels business as usual. But... is it?
- Border guard shoots himself in police station, dies in hospitalLocal News
- Parties: compulsion no optionLocal News
- Estonian president: State already too thin in internal securityLocal News
- 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.
- Editorial: parental permit needed to travel the worldOpinion
- Rajavartija* keeps close eye on East-Estonian borderLocal News
- Estonian border guards detain 3 Nepalese citizens hidden in vanLocal News
- Three Estonian ice fishers go into Russian territory by mistakeLocal News
- Pay of €1,000 a month not «police magnet» enoughLocal News
- Thousands of officials required to report trips to RussiaLocal News
- Lawyer: Kohver no use to Russia as prisonerLocal News
- Court hands non-suspended jail terms to Russian anglers who resisted arrestLocal News
- Russian border guard quits cooperation with EstoniaLocal NewsAt the beginning of November, former Border Guard Board director-general Vice-Admiral Tarmo Kõuts and University of professor emeritus Ülo Vooglaid handed the Riigikogu a collective address to restore standalone Border Guard. According to interior minister Hanno Pevkur (Reform Party), the idea ought to at least be discussed.
- Estonian man detained on Lithuanian-Polish border for smuggling Vietnamese nationalsLocal News
- Lawyer for Kohver hands FSB new materialsLocal News
- Russia to have backside of Narva RiverLocal News
- Editorial: sensing securityOpinionDoes the (eastern) border hold? was the question publicly raised by security police officer Eston Kohver hauled away over it. Controversially perhaps, the event – in all likelihood a special operation by Russia – may not reflect what the people now feel. But though the Kohver case in itself was no proof on tightness of border, it did unearth the tight spots: for years, the border and its protection have ceased to be priority enough, and now need added care and money.
- The cordon that Russians never leftLocal NewsA 20 years long Estonian-Russian tussle regarding embassy buildings this year wound up with a 99 years contract pursuant to which Estonia may rent land under its Moscow embassy for a token price while Russia, among other things, is able to use the one-time Soviet border guard cordon in Pirita, Tallinn.
- Truck driver turns in refugees, gets hefty fineEconomy
- Ship guards: invited over, at gunpointLocal News
- Attempts to cross border with false documents on riseLocal News
- Three top officials selectedLocal NewsBorder Guard will come under the leadership of Rando Kruusmaa, up to now employed by Ministry of the Interior, whose long-term service relationship with Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) was suspended until 2016. The most visible victory of the man, working in border guard since 1995, has been the disappearance of long lines of vehicles from the Eastern border.
- Border guards capture human smuggler, illegals in southern EstoniaLocal News