Estonia leads Baltics in drug use - survey
Use of banned substances is considerably more widespread in Estonia than in Latvia and Lithuania, and above the EU average when it comes to cannabis, amphetamines and ecstasy, it appears from the European Drug Report.
Government to boost security of hundreds of buildings
State agencies, the Estonian National Museum, certain bridges, server rooms, and backup generators of hospitals are just some of the things to be added to the government's new list of objects of national security relevance. The latter will have to take more stringent security measures against potential attacks.
21.09.2016, Oliver KundPM
Administrative reform fate slipping into Supreme Court hands
According to thorough legal analysis completed last week the administrative reform violates constitutional rights of local governments in several issues. If Supreme Court sides with the local governments who ordered the analysis, part of the law is likely to be annulled and the reform will not be fully carried out.
15.08.2016, Oliver KundPM
Finnish scientists: in wage rise years Estonan women up and birth boys
The connection between improved economic climate and increase in birth of boys has been shown by research before. At that, scientists do not know exactly why, and whether this is a link or cause-effect. Compared to Western nations, the effect is especially strong in Estonia.
09.08.2016, Riin AljasPM
Estonia shines on as top diligent EU rule keeper
At least in the conscience of Estonians, the perception of us being among the best examples of sticking to European Union's rules and principles has prevailed for quite a while. As again confirmed by the European Commission's fresh report published today.
01.08.2016, Joosep VärkPM
Deadly fentanyl finally listed as drug
Having caused a wave of overdoses among addicts since May, the new synthetic heroin Made in China has this week at long last been added to he banned substances list in Estonia.
27.07.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Farm contests killing of thousands of swine
Kallukse Pig Farm owner suspects that the samples by Veterinary and Food Board (VTA) which showed African Swine Fever and led to what he says was unnecessary killing of over 4,200 swine were incorrect. VTA claims the opposite.
27.07.2016, Toomas HermPM
Editorial: from acknowledging the weaknesses to credible deterrence
With Russia aggressively involved in Northern Caucasus and Eastern Ukraine these past few years as well as increasingly testing the local borders, Estonian and Baltic worries for security are understood. The greater the need for collection of information and analysis for prudent conclusions.
Unconventional warfare expert: Europe must prepare for the worst
When fighting ISIS, it is paramount to counteract their recruiting activities in Europe and this is best done by European Muslims themselves says Estonian Defence Forces Major Margus Kuul with Master's from US Naval Postgraduate School in defence analysis and irregular warfare.
13.04.2016, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Less deaths, all else the same
Road Administration and Police and Border Guard Board last year's report observes that traffic deaths are down to 1945 level while overall driving culture is no better. Number of accidents is stable as well as humans injured.
11.03.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Taking the state apart and putting it back together. To be better
This week, Praxis the think tank blasted state reform as non-satisfactory. The state apparatus is all astir now. As outcome of that, finance ministry came public with their plan for rearrangements of state agencies. Their plan was the fist to be tabled.
04.03.2016, Oliver KundPM
Work capacity reform stage two: old sick leave system to go
Think-tank Praxis suggests people might work while on sick leave. Also, analysts say employees might think about compensation stretched from five days to 30.
14.01.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Emotions the string pulling Estonians back home again
Estonians dwelling abroad think Compatriots Programme benefits to be vital when teaching their kids the native tongue and culture – the cord to Estonia that serves to bring people back in later years as shown by impact assessment.
18.12.2015, Liis VelskerPM
Handwriting helpful to decipher murders and forgery
In her daily work, Forensic Science Institute (EKI) handwriting expert Eve Kristjankroon reveals falsifiers of wills and identity thieves. If needed, she solves a murder mystery.
16.12.2015, Liis VelskerPM
Editorial: do not judge vaccination according to rumours
That a midwife happened to be among those infected by measles who afterwards came in contact with a total of about 40 colleagues and patients is bad coincidence indeed. Imagine the worries and tensions in the expecting mothers now called in to be examined. We wish them that all be well and result to analysis be swift in coming.
Milliste tippülikoolide tasuta kursused on Courseras kõige populaarsemad?
Business Insider reastas õpikeskkonna Coursera kümme kursust, mis on kasutajate seas kõige populaarsemad. Paljud neist on lähiajal uuesti algamas ning ülejäänusid on võimalik võtta endale sobival ajal.
Editorial: the rural Estonian swimming pool boom
Alas, European money alone will not make the Estonian regions equally prosperous. As shown by a Praxis study, the funds have found a use rather self-centered and driven by narrow-minded local interests.
Finnish professor: Putin is seeking cooperation
Last week featured a lecture at University of Tartu by Tuomas Forsberg, international politics lecturer at Tampere University and a leading Russian expert in Finland, who says the West was overly optimistic regarding Vladimir Putin at the beginning of last decade, but extremely pessimistic now.
06.11.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Producers boil over at alcohol policy «favouring Finland»
The government's ever toughening alcohol policy not limited to excise rises but curbing ads and rearranging shelves at stores seems random and based on outdated research and unrelated data, possibly undermining Estonian exports.
26.10.2015, Andres ReimerPM
Crime rate continues to show strong decline
The crime rate in Estonia continues to show a sharp decline which however can be partly attributed to Penal Code changes that stepped into effect at the beginning of the year.
Medieval cog parked beneath building in Tallinn
Till the beginning of August, all those interested are welcome to come glance at ship wrecks unearthed while building apartment houses in Tivoli Quarters, Tallinn.
16.07.2015, Uwe GnadeteichPM
Estonia – the leading drug death land
In Lisbon, Portugal yesterday, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) disclosed its European drug report revealing Estonia still sadly leading the way as «state where largest numbers of people die due to drug overdose».
05.06.2015, Tiina KaukverePM
Effective cure evasive due to random responsibility
A World Bank analysis ordered by Estonian Health Insurance Fund says we lack integrated approach to patients – due to ailing cooperation between family doctors and medical specialists, treatment is often insufficient; once home after being hospitalised, people with acute disease conditions may be left alone with their troubles.
25.03.2015, Marina LohkPM
Undersea tunnel effective with Rail Baltic
Preliminary studies show a tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn would cost €9–13bn to build and pay itself off in 35–40 years.
Editorial: the depressing data on deaths by injury
In order to coordinate policy on prevention of injuries and deaths by these, a working group was instituted. Yet another legalese-sounding committee? Not this time. In reality, this is an extremely serious set of problems that the society will need to tackle if – as a nation – we wish to live a live healthier and happier.
Business flabbergasted by Anvelt reform action
Justice minister Andres Anvelt gave entrepreneurs two weeks to solve a bulky legal problem behind which the latter smell a will to rewrite the entire Commercial Code – their faithful servant for two decades.
01.12.2014, Andres ReimerPM
IKEA again puts off expansion into Estonia
A study in Lithuania was weighing options for IKEA furniture maker expansion into Estonia and Latvia. With the former, Tallinn and Tartu were on the table.
13.11.2014, Siiri LiivaPM
Best chains should bear village pharmacy burden
Pharmacy administration bill will be built around the concept of liberating urban market beginning the coming June while the top successful city pharmacy owners would be expected to open shop in villages. This is the plan put down by social ministry as requested by Social Affairs Committee at Riigikogu.
06.11.2014, Oliver KundPM
EconMin finishes analysis of Rail Baltic route alternatives
Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications has finished the analysis of Rail Baltic route alternatives and based on the results county governors can make their decisions concerning the favored route in Estonia.
Editorial: sensing security
Does 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.
Editorial: esteeming education – essential for successful society
It’s a very important day today – schools start again. First and foremost, a milestone for the almost 15,000 who, in September 1st 2014, take this step for the first time ever. Even so, the occasion’s significance is not limited to the 137,000 pupils at general education schools – add the university students, and those studying at vocational institutions. Plus the grown-ups acquiring extra education or getting a new specialty.
The budget brings quite a headache
Money «pre-eaten» by costly coalition promises and nearly nonexistent economic growth.
18.08.2014, Kadri HansaluPM
Road Administration aims to measure speed in novel way
Estonian Road Administration has set its eyes on some dozen highway sections to use a speed measuring system based on calculating how fast a vehicle drove by the time it took to pass between two measuring points.
08.08.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Foreign Visitors Survey began at border crossing points
On 1 August, Statistics Estonia launched the Foreign Visitors Survey at the border crossing points of Estonia. The survey will be held until the middle of September and aims to determine the expenditures incurred by foreign visitors in Estonia, their travel motivation and behaviour, and satisfaction.
Estonians eager to team up for forensic analysis
Estonian experts stand in readiness to help identify passengers who perished in the Malaysia Airlines airplane shot down above Eastern Ukraine last Thursday, 193 of whom were citizens of Holland.
22.07.2014, Kaspar JõgevaPM
University winks at suspected plagiarism
As plagiarism suspicion surfaced regarding a doctoral thesis already defended, Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) acted in a way that laid bare a legal scheme how people, having received their Doctorates, may in case of suspicions withdraw the thesis, avoid inquiry, and keep it all within university walls.
30.05.2014, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: how to break into bank vault?
Today’s the day that EU e-elections begin. Just two days ago, and international group of activists came out with an announcement that e-elections are not secure. The repercussions have split people into two fronts. A smaller part (mainly the long-term e-elections critics) thinks it was high time for someone to point out the weaknesses in e-elections. The rest have formed a defence, standing for the reputation of e-elections (and, more widely, of Estonia as an e-state), viewing the experts as an attempt by Centre Party to sway the elections.
Estonian dads, do take at least month home with kids
90 percent of men would be willing, in their imagination at least, to stay home with small children instead of wives; in reality, mere five percent have taken the opportunity during nine years of parental benefit.
10.03.2014, Anneli AmmasPM
Analysis advises marked rise of environmental charges
Car tax, fuel excise rise, CO2 tax lifted to €20 per tonne, mandatory excise duty on packaging – these being the most remarkable proposals made by scientists in their environmental charges analysis.
Analysisel valmis video loole «Eestlane»
Võrus tegutsev bänd Analysis sai hakkama oma kõige esimese iseprodutseeritud muusikavideoga.