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Black Nights Film Festival Breaks Audience Record
The 17th Black Nights Film Festival, which tied up on December 1, screened 585 films in Tallinn and Tartu, and broke its 2011 audience record, this time attracting 77,500 viewers. Read more...
Christmas Season Opens in Tallinn
The internationally acclaimed Tallinn Christmas Market opens its six-week run today, filling Town Hall Square with the sights, sounds and fragrances of the Yuletide season. Read more...
Haapsalu, Estonia Wins Award for Accessible and Sustainable Tourism
EDEN awards: promoting sustainability for six years EDEN is an accolade that the European Commission has been giving out for six years now, awarding emerging destinations that have successfully contributed ...
Estonia Celebrates 22 Years of Regained Independence
Today Estonia celebrates the restoration of its independence on 20 August 1991 after nearly 50 years of Soviet occupation. Read more...
One in Three Households Grow Their Own Food
Almost one in three households in Estonia is growing field crops or horticultural products for their own use, data from the 2011 census and social statistics show. Read more...
Thirteen Estonian Athletes to Take Part in Summer Deaflympics
Estonia will send 13 athletes to compete at the Summer Deaflympics starting this week in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more...
Next Song and Dance Festival to Take Place in Summer 2014
Have you ever heard 18 000 voices singing at once? This emotional experience can be felt during Estonia's Song Festival, which occurs once every five years in Tallinn. Read more...
Bank of Happiness Piques Interest of International Media
Estonia's unique Bank of Happiness caught the attention of two major media outlets this week. Read more...
Geologists Find Unique Fish Fossil
At the end of June Estonian geologists found a fossil of a 394 million year old fish that might be named after the Vadja people, a people related to the Estonians. Read more...
Kaia Kanepi Jumps 22 Places to 24th in WTA Rankings
Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi saw a major boost in her Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking after fighting her way to the quarter-final at Wimbledon. Read more...
“Let’s Do It!” is Estonia's Candidate for 2013 UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights
The Foreign Ministry has decided to nominate the Let's Do It Foundation's worldwide cleanup campaigns "World Cleanup 2012" and "World Cleanup 2013" as Estonia's candidate for the 2013 UN Prize in the Field ...
EU Officials and Tech Executives Discuss Cloud Computing Project in Tallinn
EU officials and tech executives met in Tallinn yesterday for the second meeting of a new cloud computing project, which aims to make European countries more self-sufficient in light of new security concerns ...
Kanepi Makes It Into Final 8 in Wimbledon
Kaia Kanepi broke the hearts of locals at the Wimbledon tennis tournament yesterday, sending top Briton Laura Robson out of further contention. Read more...
Forbes: Tartu Boasts Estonia's Best Investment Environment
In its fresh issue, Forbes magazine for the first time publishes a list of the best Baltic regional business cities, which puts the Lithuanian cities Klaipeda and Kaunas in places one and two and Estonia's ...
Seaplane Harbour Wins International Prize
Europa Nostra, a Europe-wide cultural heritage federation backed by the EU and UNESCO, has handed Tallinn's Seaplane Harbour an award for architecture heritage conservation. Read more...
Kanter Sets Season Record in Oslo
Gerd Kanter took first place in the men's discus throw at IAAF Diamond League track and field meeting in Oslo on Wednesday, setting a season record with 65.52 meters. Read more...
Today is National Day of Mourning and Commemoration
One of the single most fateful days in Estonian history will be remembered today across the country. Read more...
Turkish Airlines Opens Tallinn-Istanbul Flight
At Tallinn Airport on the occasion of the opening of a Tallinn-Istanbul flight by Turkey's national airline Turkish Airlines, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said an airline with such a broad network of flights ...
ICT Demo Centre Offers Look Into Estonia's ICT Solutions
The ICT Demo Centre in Tallinn showcases Estonia's ICT solutions all in one facility. Read more...
Record Number of Full-Length Movies Released in Estonia in 2012
As many as 46 full-length films were released in Estonia in 2012, of which 13 were full-length feature films and 33 full-length documentaries, Statistics Estonia said on Wednesday. Read more...
Estonia's Oldest Known Terrestrial Plant Fossils Found
Palaeontologists have found what they believe are Estonia's oldest-known, visible, land-based plant fossils, tracing back to around 430 million years ago. Read more...
Kaia Kanepi Wins Brussels Open
Estonia's top tennis player, Kaia Kanepi (WTA 40), scored the fourth tournament win of her career on Saturday, beating China's Shuai Peng (WTA 34) 6-2, 7-5 in the Brussels Open. Read more...
Update on Estonia's First Satellite
The systems of ESTCube-1, Estonia's first satellite, started functioning well and the satellite's first seven days in space have been more successful than expected, the satellite team said. Read more ...
Estonian Architecture to Feature in London Festival
Three Estonian entries will be shown in the "Atlas of the Unbuilt World" exhibition, which is part of the London Festival of Architecture set to take place in June. Read more...
University of Tartu in World's Top 200 for Two Fields of Study
The international consulting firm Quacquarelli Symonds last week published its list of the world's top 200 universities in 30 separate fields of study, with the University of Tartu being named twice. Read ...
Tallinn to Receive 328 Cruise Ship Visits This Year
The berthing of the cruise ship Astor in Tallinn's Old City Harbour last week officially kicked off the summer cruise season, with a total of 328 ship visits scheduled. Read more...
Estonia's First Satellite Reaches Orbit
Estonia's first satellite, ESTCube-1, was rocketed off to orbit the Earth on Tuesday, 7 May at 05:06, after strong winds had caused setbacks, postponing the initial planned launch date on Saturday. Read ...
"Let's Do It!" Initiative Attracts 36 270 People Across Estonia
"Let's Do It!" organisers say the annual event on Saturday, 4 May turned out 1 522 initiatives and 36 270 volunteers in Estonia. Read more...
Estonia Rises in Press Freedom Index
Estonia rose in this year's Freedom House Press Freedom Index, moving from the 22-24 grouping to sharing 13th to 18th place with Ireland, Monaco, New Zealand, Palau. and San Marino. Read more...
Lotte Film Earns Grand Prize at Children's Film Festival
Heiki Ernits and Janno Põldma's animated film "Lotte and the Moonstone Secret" won the grand prize in the animation category at the 5th International Children's Film festival (ICFF) held in India from ...
Estonian Films Win Awards at Tiburon Film Festival
Two Estonian-made movies merited awards at the Tiburon International Film Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more...
Nearly Quarter of Estonians Go to Work on Foot or by Bike
Of all the people going to work in Estonia, 23% commuted to work on foot or by bike in 2012, it appears from the labour force survey conducted by Statistics Estonia. Read more...
Estonia Celebrates First Ever Veterans Day
Flags are flying across Estonia today to observe the country's first Veterans Day. Read more...
Estonia in 22nd Place in World Economic Forum's Global IT Report
Estonia ascended two notches to 22nd place in the World Economic Forum's (WEF's) Global Information Technology Report 2013, which also highlighted shortcomings in Estonia's ICT innovation system. Read ...
Estonia: Wolves and the Wilderness
To celebrate her 50th birthday Catherine Mack takes a leap into the wilderness of Soomaa National Park in Estonia, equipped with a pair of bog shoes, a canoe, and a keen eye for wolves. Read more...
Estonia's First Diplomatic Representation in South America Begins Work
Today Estonia's special mission in Brazil, which will initially be located on the premises of the Portuguese Embassy in Brazil's capital Brasilia, started working. Read more...
Tallinn Music Week Begins Today
A busy time for music fans begins today with the start of Tallinn Music Week. Read more...
Tallinn Seaplane Harbour Among Winners of EU Cultural Heritage Prize
On Tuesday Tallinn's Seaplane Harbour was announced one of the winners of the 2013 European Union prize for cultural heritage/Europa Nostra awards. Read more...
Estonia Celebrates Lasting Liberty Day
Today is a very special day for Estonia-- on this day, the country's present period of independence will surpass the length of the first period of independence from 1918 to 1940. Read more...
"Tallinn Manual" of Rules for Cyber Warfare to Be Published
Even cyberwar has rules, and one group of experts is putting out a manual to prove it. Read more...
Estonian Project Chosen As Best e-Solution of Past Decade
At the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society +10, the award for the best e-solution of the past decade was given to Estonia's e-reporting environment, through which companies can submit ...
Online Estonian Language Course for English Speakers Launched
On Thursday the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research opened an online Estonian language course for English-speaking learners. Read more...
Public Services Website Celebrates 10th Birthday
Estonia's public services website eesti.ee marked its tenth anniversary this week on 12 March. Read more...
Fifth Tallinn Music Week to Present Record Number of Artists
This year's Tallinn Music Week (TMW) will take place from 4-6 April, during which time 30 music venues in the city will fill up with music fans and 233 artists from 20 countries. Read more...
UK Teams Up With Estonia to Deliver Digital Public Services
The UK government has signed an agreement with Estonia to work together on developing digital public services and to learn from the country's advanced approach to public sector IT. Read more...
Estonia Quiz Held For 18th Time
Today the Estonian Foreign Ministry is kicking off its annual Estonia-themed trivia quiz "Estonia Quiz 2013", which this year is dedciated to the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. Read more ...
Republic of Estonia Celebrates 95th Anniversary
The Republic of Estonia will celebrate it 95th anniversary on Sunday, 24 February. Read more...
Estonia's Electric Car Charging Network Opens
Estonia's country-wide electric car charging network was officially opened yesterday. The country-wide network is the first of its kind in the world. Read more...
Indrek Hargla's Medieval Mystery Published in French
Estonian writer Indrek Hargla's crime novel "Apothecary Melchior and the Mystery of St. Olaf's Church" has been published in French translation. Read more...
Tartu Ski Marathon Taking Place This Weekend
The annual Tartu Ski Marathon will take place this Sunday, 17 February. Read more...
Estonia Opens Embassy in India
At the opening of the Estonian Embassy in New Delhi today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised the importance of expanding Estonia's network of foreign representations in maintaining and developing ...
Estonian Film App Released
The Estonian Film Institute completed its free app for iPad and Android called Estonian Film just in time for the start of the European Film Market in Berlin on 7 February. Read more...
Estonians Win 2nd and 4th Place at Sailing World Cup Stage in Miami
Karl-Martin Rammo collected silver while Lauri Väinsalu placed fourth in Miami at the second stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup on Saturday. Read more...
"Mushrooming" Tops Estonian Box Office Chart in 2012
"Mushrooming" ("Seenelkäik"), a political satire from Estonian director Toomas Hussar, secured a place at the top of the box office rankings for Estonian films in 2012 with more than twice as many viewers ...
Nation Marks Anniversary of Tartu Peace Treaty
Today, 2 February, is the 93rd anniversary of the signing of the Tartu Peace Treaty, a key event in the nation's battle for independence. Read more...
Chef Heidy Pinnak Places 14th in Bocuse d'Or Final
Representing Estonia in Lyon, France, Pinnak's team came in 14th out of the 24 nations competing in the final round of one of the world's most prestigious chef championships. Read more...
Clean World Conference to Be Held in Tallinn
A network of active grassroots leaders and NGOs, co-operating in the framework of the Let's Do It! global civic movement, will gather in Tallinn from 1-3 February 2013. Read more...
Lotte Film Wins at Festival in Bangalore
An animated film about the exploits of puppy detective Lotte has won the grand prize in its category at the Children's India festival. Read more...
Freedom House Places Estonia Among Freest Countries
Freedom House, an organisation based in New York in the United States, has once again placed Estonia among the most free countries in its list of world political and human liberties. Read more...
Arvo Pärt Most-Performed Living Composer
A London-based classical music review website has, for the second year running, named Arvo Pärt the year's most-performed living composer. Read more...
Human Freedom Index Lists Estonia in 9th Place
Estonia shares 9th and 10th place with Japan in the Worldwide Index of Human Freedom compiled by Canada's Fraser Institute, Germany's Liberales Institut, and the United States' Cato Institute. Read more ...
Huffington Post Lists Estonia Among Top 13 Places to Go in 2013
Huffington Post compiled a list of 13 potential travel destinations to visit this year that offer authentic experiences of place, culture, and people. Read more...
Estonia Climbs to 13th in Global Economic Freedom Ranking
In the annual Index of Economic Freedom published today, Estonia's economy gained three notches compared to last year, reaching 13th place. Read more...
Estonian Movie Database Now Online
The Estonian Movie Database was unveiled in December during a ceremony at the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn that marked the end of the 100th anniversary year of Estonia cinema. Read more...
Estonia To Have Strong Musical Presence at Eurosonic Festival
Several past winners of the Skype Award at Tallinn Music Week – Talbot, Iiris, and Ewert and the Two Dragons – will perform at Europe's number-one showcase festival in the Netherlands, Eurosonic Noorderslag, ...
Travel Postcard: 48 Hours in Estonian Capital Tallinn
You could easily lose yourself while exploring the Estonian capital's well-preserved medieval Old Town or becoming absorbed in Tallinn's gritty Soviet and spy-laden past. Read more...
Projects Outlined for Celebrating 95th and 100th Anniversaries of Republic
A number of projects will get under way next year, when Estonia celebrates its 95th anniversary, and culminate in 2018, the year of the centenary of the Estonian state. Read more...
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