Estonian security agency caught person recruited by Russia's GRU
The Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS) caught a person at the beginning of this year who had been recruited by the Main Intelligence Agency (GRU) of the armed forces of Russia, ISS chief Arnold Sinisalu told journalists at the presentation of the 2016 yearbook of ISS on Wednesday.
Estonia's e-residents have set up more than 1,000 companies
In the first two year's of the e-residency project, which provides foreigners with the opportunity to set up companies in Estonia and use other e-state services, Estonia has already 15,000 e-residents who have created more than 1,000 enterprises in Estonia.
Independence regained: the tense days twenty five years ago
On 20 August 1991, Estonia declared formal independence during the Soviet military coup attempt in Moscow, reconstituting the pre-1940 state. Every year, 20 August is celebrated as the day of Restoration of Independence.
Martin Helme axe laid to Marina Kaljurand roots
At a public meeting this Tuesday in Viljandi, Riigikogu member and a leader in EKRE Martin Helme pointed to an additional problem with Marina Kaljurand as potential presidential candidate: not limited to being backed by Reform Party, she is by nationality a Russian.
15.04.2016, Rannar RabaPM
Editorial: Estonians choose freedom
Yesterday, 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.
25.02.2016, Urho MeisterPM
Eiki Nestor: The Republic of Estonia was, is and will continue to be
Today is Estonian Independence Day. Speech by the President of the Riigikogu Mr Eiki Nestor at the ceremony of hoisting the national flag.
Editorial: Long live Estonia, land for the free
Indeed, what tougher moment to strive towards liberty than having shaken the rioting bolsheviks just to get occupied by Germans. And yet, ninety eight years ago tomorrow, what rang out was «Manifesto to the Peoples of Estonia».
Estonia not to appeal negative decision re Estonian Air state aid
The Estonian government decided on Monday not to appeal against the European Commission's decision regarding state aid provided to the national carrier Estonian Air.
All e-residents got faulty cards
Deficiency in Estonian ID card certificates discovered by checks performed by Google concerns close to 250,000 ID-card holders including all of the about 5,000 e-residents.
02.10.2015, Aivar PauPM
President Ilves: the garden of forking paths choose wisdom
The speech of president Toomas Hendrik Ilves on the 97th Anniversary of Estonian Independence 24 February 2015:
25.02.2015, Toomas Hendrik IlvesPM
A man legally nonexistent for years
Born in Estonia, a man is in his eighth year of life without any documents, residence permit or outlook to get legalised.
05.01.2015, Irina KablukovaPM
225 applications for e-residency filed
Altogether 225 people from 33 countries have filed an application so far to become an e-resident of Estonia.
Editorial: a war for independence of all peoples in Estonia
Today is 96 days sharp from the start of Estonian War of Independence. The victory, for Estonia, is impossible to overestimate. War is enforcing a will – while assessing the meaning of wars, we must ask what was the essence of the will which prevailed.
Court confesses state inability to arrange father meet child
On Friday, Tallinn Administrative Court enforced State Liability Act to sue justice ministry for €7,500 to compensate a man as for three years the state has proven unable to enforce the fulfilment of a court decision – enabling the father to meet his son.
25.11.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Russia to have backside of Narva River
In the name of a boundary line more logical, Estonia intends to hand over a natural beach it possesses at Russia’s edge.
14.10.2014, Oliver KundPM
Nestor: Estonians never lost their spirit of resistance
On Monday morning, the President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor met the students of Tallinn School No 21 who had hoisted the Estonian flag on top of Tall Hermann tower on Resistance Struggle Day. He reminded the young people that the Estonian nation never lost their spirit of resistance while living under foreign rule.
Ilves: the withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia was our first priority
What's happening today in Ukraine only serves to prove how important it was to get the occupying Russian troops withdrawn from Estonia and how correct our behaviour was, said the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, today at a rally to recall the withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia on 31 August 1994.
Editorial: Estonia, my very own!
«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 souls
1914–1918. With about 100,000 mobilised into WW1 from Estonian and Livonian National Archives searching for forgotten souls.
13.08.2014, Nils Niitra