Czech builder of War of Independence monument pays Estonia last part of fineLocal News
- Independence regained: the tense days twenty five years agoEstonian news
- Jüri Luik: Lennart Meri's legacyOpinion
- Editorial: PHOSPHORITE NO GOOD FOR BREADOpinionIt's 30 years soon from the phosphorite war battles. The people rose up against plans to mine for phosphate rock in Virumaa. Scientists said it may have had destructive effects on environment and, due to influx of Russian-speaking foreign labour force, to the population structure. Not comparable to the War of Independence, the action did boost the national feelings with winds of perestroika glasnost helping along, thus culminating in the Singing Revolution and regained independence.
- Editorial: Estonians choose freedomOpinionYesterday, Republic of Estonia celebrated its 98th anniversary. Quite an age, while we will have to admit that though old in a sense we're still rather young as of the 98 years we have managed to be free for less than a half. As penned by a Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev: slavery is easy and freedom is hard, and for that very reason nations often opt for the former. Even so, in the 20th century Estonians did twice clearly declare that they desire to be free and it is vital in the future to stay true to that choice.
- PM lays wreath at independence monument on 96th anniversary of Tartu Peace TreatyLocal News
- IRL contrives «patriotic» comebackLocal News
- Estonian formin: Policy of non-recognition has relevance for present dayLocal News
- St John’s eager to kick «Estonia 100» into gearLocal News
- Estonia to query Finland over «Soviet» driversLocal News
- Helga Kalm: in the end, it was a close win for Abdul TurayOpinion
- Debating Society: Scotland would be economically viable with its abundance of natural resourceOpinion
- Abdul Turay: the ties of blood, kinship and history are most important to keep the unionOpinion
- Siobhan Kattago: Obama shared more in common with Ronald Reagan than I ever could have imaginedOpinionIn the days leading up to President Obama’s state visit to Estonia on September 3rd, the eve before the NATO summit meeting in Wales, details of his schedule, travel plans and meetings were meticulously scrutinized. As streets closed and helicopters circled, the contrast between the heavy security surrounding the Commander in Chief and his message of freedom couldn’t have been starker. Obama’s visit dramatically underscored the complex relationship between freedom and security in a post-9/11 world.
- Editorial: Estonia – example of staying freeOpinionDefending Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius is just as important as defending Berlin, Paris and London – a highlight from the US President Barack Obama’s speech in Tallinn, yesterday. Naturally, we need this assurance of unshakeable dedication. We need it declared to ourselves, to some lazy-like allies, and most of all to the potential aggressor.
- Mart Laar: we really ought to have resisted Russia, back in 1939...OpinionThe aim of history might rather be to understand, not to condemn. As to decisions taken in 1939, the again-independent Estonia has – by her behaviour and practice – awarded an assessment. Even so, in order to understand history, we still need the answers to a whole host of questions regarding the options in these days of long ago, writes Mart Laar, historian and former Prime Minister of Estonia (IRL).
- Editorial: Estonia, my very own!Opinion«At long last I may breathe easy. I made it. My life is in me still. I’ve got my Estonia, my very own and free!» Just some lines from a documentary novel, written as a diary by Heino Kiik and published in 2007, called «The Joys of Breaking Free» (Vabanemise rõõmud). Penned in August 20th 1991 – 23 years ago.
- National Archives searching for forgotten soulsLocal News
- Editorial: not out of the woods (yet)Opinion