Late delivery leaves ferry operator in the blackLocal News
- Administration discovers 21 faults with ferryLocal NewsA recent inspection of the ferry Leiger, currently being built in Turkey, by the Maritime Administration (VA) came across numerous shortcomings. The ferry's owner TS Laevad rejoiced two weeks ago, on October 19, how the vessel would begin its journey to Estonia in the next two or three weeks, and that major faults and systems had been fixed. The company's press representative said back then that “less important faults” will be addressed simultaneously with other work.
- Estonian formin discusses state of democracy in Turkey after coup attemptEstonian news
- 11 Syrian refugees arrive in Estonia from TurkeyLocal News
- Half of four ferries ready by OctoberLocal NewsWith forty days to go till operator change in mainland-islands ferryboat connection, only one of the four boats built is in its final stage of construction – Leiger, under construction in Turkey. With Tõll built in Poland a slight chance exists for it to enter service on October 1st as well, but the more realistic date is mid-October.
- Leiger the Ferry test sailing at Sea of MarmaraLocal NewsUnder construction in the Turkish shipyard Sefine, new ferryboat Leiger underwent gear tests on Sea of Marmara waters yesterday and the day before. At noon yesterday, website Marinetraffic showed Leiger under Estonian flag moving at 11 knots on Sea of Marmara near Istanbul doing tests. Once in Estonia, Leiger will sail the Rohuküla-Heltermaa line.
- Tiit Vähi: anti-Russia torch of war damaging to business Former Prime Minister talks to PostimeesEconomy
- Editorial: terrorism – the gangrene of our timesOpinionAmong the largest in the world, the Istanbul Atatürk airport sees tens of millions of passengers flow thru in any year. Right there is housed the headquarters of Turkish Airlines, fourth largest carrier on the planet. Resulting from a terrorist attack in the airport on July 28th, up to 50 are dead by today with hundreds wounded.
- Aegean Sea stirs storms between neighbouring Greece and TurkeyOpinion
- NATO waving a red rag under nose of RussiaEstonian news
- Editorial: don't pay the ferryman until he gets you to the other side ...Opinion...And then the ferryman said,There is trouble ahead, So you must pay me now (don't do it), You must pay me now (don't do it), And still that voice came from beyond, Whatever you do, Don't pay the ferryman, Don't even fix a price, Don't pay the ferryman, Until he gets you to the other side. -Chris de Burgh
- Estonia to accept up to 200 refugees directly from TurkeyLocal News
- Editorial: Europe's last chanceOpinionA EU summit in Brussels today bring together heads of states and governments with Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to discuss taming of the migration crisis. On Friday, Donald Tusk charged with chairing the summits told those participating: «We are closing the route across Western Balkans, the main route through which 880,000 migrants flowed into the European Union last year, and 128,000 during the first months of 2016.»
- Editorial: the Middle-Eastern «gunpowder keg»OpinionAt the beginning of 20th century, interests of then major European nations collided in the Balkans to the degree that the region began to be referred to as a «gunpowder keg». In 1914, it exploded to trigger WW1. Disturbingly, the Middle-East of 21st century resembles another «gunpowder keg» where interests of the West, Russia, the Arab states, Israel, Iran and Turkey clash.
- Expert amazed at strange ship price gapEconomy
- Editorial: the Kremlin TV showOpinionIn an interview to Postimees in November, a leading Russian media expert Valeri Solovei said he had no idea when the state propaganda effect would weaken on Russia's society but he guessed there would be a glitch in the system someday. Looks like this is troubling the very leaders in Russia in these days of dark clouds gathering on home turf. The grumbling is growing louder. Increasingly, protest actions pop up in various corners of Russia.
- Editorial: the clear red lineOpinionThe Syrian civil war and Russia's involvement in it have come to a complex stage where, due to variety of options, the further development is difficult to see as additionally muddied by Turkey downing a Russian jet on Syrian border yesterday with one pilot dead. The only thing clear is the line the Turks drew: with warning ignored, action follows.
- Editorial: Europe headed towards collective defenceOpinion
- Saaremaa ferry gets «Merry Christmas» splashEconomy
- In Turkey, 300 plus people build ferries for HiiumaaEconomy
- Hannes Hanso «embarrassed» that soc dems wanted to cut defence spendingLocal News
- The minister-to-minister makings of a major bribery scandalEconomyThis past decade, many a economy minister has assumed the state overpaid businessman Vjatšeslav Leedo for arranging ferryboat traffic and that the state would do better providing the service itself. As cooperation with the entrepreneur failed, they ended up buying public vessels and have Port of Tallinn act as operator. Turns out, port managers accepted bribes buying the ships and all contracts are to be reviewed. Also, the search is on for a person politically liable.
- Suspicion: Kiil amassed money with Kaljurand awareLocal News
- Estonian tourist falls to death from hotel balcony in TurkeyEstonian news
- Estonian govt to cover hospital bill of citizen taken ill in TurkeyLocal News
- Turkish hospital bill awaiting government verdictHealth
- Editorial: Turkey tackles ISIS crisisOpinion
- Turkey draws shivering Estonians desperate for a tanLocal News
- Estonian woman dies in tourist bus accident in TurkeyEstonian news
- Editorial: chaos in Iraq would threaten broader securityOpinion
- Islamist Fethullah Gülen Movement activated in EstoniaLocal NewsAccording to Internal Security Service, starting 2010 a controversial Islamic organisation of Turkish origin called Fethullah Gülen Movement (FGM) has been activated in Estonia. Behind the banner of inter-religion dialogue, business partnership and enhancement of culture, the closed organisation is mainly involved in spreading its Islamic doctrine, recruiting new members and acquiring resources needed to keep itself going.