Venemaal otsiti läbi Ust-Luga sadama peakontor
Venemaa Föderaalne Julgeolekuteenistus (FSB) otsis läbi sadama Ust-Luga peakontori Peterburis, teatas neljapäeval uudisteagentuurile Interfax advokaat Aleksander Potšujev.
Soome suurimat tõsielusarja filmiti Eestis
Soome telekanalis YLE TV2 algas eile uus tõsielu- ja seiklussari «Heroes of the Baltic Sea», mida filmiti nii Eestis, Soomes, Rootsis kui Saksamaal. Tegemist on «gameality»-sarjaga, mis sai inspiratsiooni erinevatest arvutimängudest ning selles segunevad reaalne elu ning fantaasia.
27.12.2016, Kirke ErtE24
Eesti suurimad ettevõtted kahanevad
TOP 100 edetabelit iseloomustavad ühelt poolt suured muutused, kuid teisalt kummitab mitmendat aastat püsiv trend: suurfirmad kahanevad.
28.11.2016, Adele JohansonE24
TOP 100: vaata Eesti edukamaid firmasid (1)
Tänavune, järjekorras 24. edetabel TOP 100 toob lugejani suured muutused - võitja taandus esisajast ja esikümme vahetus täielikult välja.
28.11.2016, Adele JohansonPM
Estonia will not participate in bilateral defense-related talks with Russia
Estonia will not accept the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Defense to hold bilateral defense-related consultations in Moscow.
Gazprom looking to supply Tallink's new ferry
Tallink will bunker its new LNG-powered ferry using trucks from Russia, Sweden, or Finland, as government decisions have cooled the enthusiasm of investors who were looking to construct an LNG terminal in Estonia.
20.09.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Dam openings unnecessary
The dam connecting the islands of Saaremaa and Muhumaa, known as Väinatamm, has had a positive effect on water quality in the strait, marine scientists find after discussing the matter following a request from the environment minister.
19.09.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Editorial: Finns sitting on a fence
Horrified, the Finnish reporters sat in silence. A Sauli Niinistö fidgeted, all nervous. For Vladimir Putin, this seemed not enough and he decided to quote a friend in Finland who once said that NATO was willing to fight Russia till the last Finn. Mr Putin asked: «Is that what you want?» And added: «We don´t need it.» The words were hardly soothing to anyone present.
Network operator says Estonia to halve power production
State enterprise Elering chief Taavi Veskimägi says we need to jettison the pillar and stay of our energy security which is excess capacity in case of winter colds.
07.06.2016, Andres ReimerPM
NATO waving a red rag under nose of Russia
No threat to Russia militarily speaking, the US battalions in Baltics would irritate the Kremlin by their mere presence at Russian border. In response, just to flex muscles, the latter may move over its most modern armaments.
30.05.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Editorial: the Russian gas gun
During the reign of Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin has used state gas monopoly Gazprom as foreign policy tool to retain influence over neighbours. Since the Ukraine-Russia gas fights in mid-2000ies, energy security and reducing dependency on Russian gas, currently about quarter of gas consumed in Europe, has continually been on European agenda.
Small towns in race for ferry link to Kotka
As international passengers grow exceedingly numerous, businessmen Tiit Vähi in Sillamäe and Einar Vallbaum in Kunda are in earnest competition for ship line to Kotka, a coastal city in Finland.
09.05.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Experts say lion's share of NATO leak is hot air
The picture painted before media eyes in Norway by leaked NATO report regarding Russian special units in Estonia is exaggerated and only partially reflects reality, think the experts.
04.05.2016, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: the outcome of Russia's crazy game
Referring to US deputy defence secretary Robert Work, The Wall Street Journal wrote on April 29th that in response to Russian aggressiveness NATO would boost its presence in Baltics and Poland by four battalions i.e. a contingent of 4,000 men. This still is too little when compared to Russian western military district of up to 350,000 men or the close to 100,000 of troops who have in recent years participated in exercises on Russia's western edge. Much more important, however, is the message therewith sent to Kremlin.
Sõnajalg bros wind park partly financed by major Swedish tax debtor
Busy building a Sindi, Pärnu County wind park, Eurowind is owned by equal parts by turbine maker Eleon owned by Andres and Oleg Sõnajal, and a Panama-registered company E3WA. Representative and owner of the latter is Pär Anton Henrik Stigell (46) who according to Swedish tax board data owes the state 130 million kronor (€14.2m). Into the wind farm, Mr Stigell has invested half million euros.
28.04.2016, Aivar ÕepaPM
Reason behind Russian border provocations: something bad is coming
The upcoming season 6 of the insanely popular TV series Game of thrones has a catchy tag line – winter is coming. The menace of the obvious threat grows in the cold shadows, almost unchecked as everyone is involved in a bickering fight over the Iron throne.
20.04.2016, Vaidas Saldžiūnas, VilniusPM
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.
Russia should not be allowed to perceive it can act unchallenged
NATO needs to decisively acknowledge Russian danger in Baltic Sea region and significantly increase presence of ground and air forces, as well as of navy says a fresh report.
20.04.2016, Helen Mihelson
Sümfooniakontsert, mis lõppes ekstaasis
Ei tea, et varem oleks Estonia kontserdisaal näinud midagi niisugust, mille osaliseks ja tunnistajaks said üleeile enam kui pool tuhat kuulajat-vaatajat, teiste hulgas ka siinkirjutaja.
19.04.2016, Rein VeidemannPM
NATO advised to boost presence on Baltic Sea
The Defence Committee of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) commissioned ICDS to conduct a study on the strategic balance in the Baltic Sea region with aim to contribute, in the run up to the Warsaw Summit, to the discussion on the optimum Alliance military posture in the region. Underneath find its assumptions, findings and recommendations.
19.04.2016, Henrik Praks, Director of ABCD
Kristjan Järvi Estonias
Esmaspäeval, 18. aprillil toimub Estonia kontserdisaalis Baltic Sea Philharmonic’u kontsert «Balti mere maastikud», dirigendiks Kristjan Järvi.
Foreign intelligence chief: Russia is only country threatening Estonia's independence
Russia is the only country that can jeopardize Estonia's independence or constitutional order, director general of the Estonian Information Board (EIB) Mikk Marran said on Wednesday.
NATO squeezed by Kaliningrad bottleneck
Predicting occupation of Tallinn and Riga in less than 60 hours, a RAND Corporation report does underestimate Estonian defence capacity but points out the cold hard facts of gaping holes in deterrence capability of the Baltics which they believe need to be fixed latest by NATO summit in Warsaw.
16.02.2016, Oliver KundPM
UK to send five ships to Baltic
The UK is to send five extra ships to the Baltic Sea as part of a NATO buildup against Russia, The Guardian said.
Editorial: trees to power no bad idea
It makes sense to create options for burning wood in Eesti Energia power stations as helping achieve long-term renewable energy aims, maintain Estonia's energy security, create new jobs in forestry, increase exports etc.
Incoming helmsman believes Port of Tallinn not steeped in corruption
To boost competitiveness, the port and Estonian Railways will need to operate as a cluster or holding corporation says Valdo Kalm yesterday elected as Port of Tallinn CEO.
15.01.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Africa en example for energy independence to Estonia
Thanks to technology revolution, the Estonian eager for innovation will within years break free from energy taxes imposed by the state, and of the major producers pampered with subsidies, predicts World Energy Council's European region head Einari Kisel.
11.01.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Editorial: with NATO, or without?
These past years, Russia has not shown itself the trustworthiest of neighbours. As a result, the nations near it are seeking additional guarantees of security.
Swedish defence analysis admits migration is serious threat
Migration – into Nordics and out of Baltics – poses considerable security risk to Baltic Sea Region (BSR) as admitted by freshly released research ordered by Swedish defence ministry.
06.01.2016, Evelyn KaldojaSp
BSBC avapäev õnnestus: Eesti võitis Rootsi vastu kolm mängu neljast
Eile algas Tallinnas noorteturniir Baltic Sea Basketball Cup, kus omavahel võtavad mõõtu Eesti, Läti, Soome ja Rootsi U16 ja U18 meeskonnad nii neidude kui noormeeste arvestuses. Avapäev tõi vaatajateni kaheksa mängu, kus omavahel kohtusid Läti-Soome ja Eesti-Rootsi kõik võistkonnad.
04.01.2016, Kristjan Jaak KangurSp
Tallinnas toimub esinduslik jäähokiturniir
25. kuni 27. detsembrini toimub Tondiraba jäähallis esinduslik noorte U18 vanuseklassi jäähokiturniir Baltic Sea Cup Tallinn 2015, millest võtavad osa Eesti, Läti, Soome ja Venemaa võistkonnad. Ühtlasi juhatab Tallinna turniir sisse uue sarja Baltic Sea Cup Legend Invite, mille patrooniks on augustis Tallinnat külastanud Venemaa jäähokilegend Vjatšeslav Fetissov.
23.12.2015, Kadi PartsPM
Editorial: the clear red line
The 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.
Söö kala. Poola moodi
Poola köögis peetakse nii peedist kui ka verivorstist, samuti on ausse tõstetud Läänemere kalad, selgus poolakate toidudessandil «Eat Poland» Tallinnasse.
15.11.2015, Britt RosenPM+
Söö kala. Poola moodi
Poola köögis peetakse nii peedist kui ka verivorstist, samuti on ausse tõstetud Läänemere kalad, selgus poolakate toidudessandil «Eat Poland» Tallinnasse.
14.11.2015, Britt RosenPM
Medical scientist proves hypothesis set by Lennart Meri
Not limited to liking what Lennart Meri wrote and published four decades back, medical scientist Raul Talvik believed it.
16.10.2015, Priit PulleritsPM
USA seeks ways to boost Baltic defence
The swampy Baltic terrain, outdated international agreements, bottlenecks in transit roads and holes in defence capacity make it difficult to move military units here, lists the US defence ministry's journal Stars and Stripes in an article published last Friday, citing reasons for updating the Baltic defence strategy.
08.09.2015, Jürgen TammePM
Russian prisons hold eight Estonians
At the start of this summer, at least eight Estonian citizens convicted for crimes committed in Russia were jailed in Russian prisons.
18.08.2015, Jaanus PriisaluPM
Estonian bathing water judged bad by Europe
Each time that beach season knocks on door, Estonia traditionally assesses its bathing water quality to be good. Official tests, however, plunge us deep below EU average.
28.05.2015, Stinne LooSp
Salva/Rocki poisid esindasid U16 koondist võidukal turniiril
Läinud nädalavahetusel peeti Tallinnas juba 11. korda rahvusvaheline korvpalliturniir Baltic Sea Basketball Cup, millest võtavad osa Eesti, Läti, Soome ja Rootsi U16 ning U18 koondised.
Estonian PM: Russia must follow provisions of Minsk Protocol
According to Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas it is important that Russia follows provisions of the Minsk Protocol, including the promise to take its forces and weaponry out of Ukraine.
Vopak LNG terminal alters Balticconnector course
Come Monday, world leading fuel storing company Vopak launches environmental impact assessment in Jõelähtme Commune primed to grant Muuga Harbour a LNG terminal in just a couple of years.
20.11.2014, Andres ReimerPM
Russia denies violating Estonian, Lithuanian airspace
The Russian Defense Ministry has denied a Dutch report of the incursion of a Russian military transport plane into the airspace of Estonia and Lithuania on Wednesday.
Editorial: Mistral – the «information carrier»
For information warriors in Moscow, France-Russia Mistral class helicopter carrier sales agreement is a card played with great gusto, aimed to undermine free world unity. Should the issue slightly fade, a Russian deputy prime minister will leak some paper – about first of the vessels to be delivered on November 14th – to then be refuted by the French.
Crown princess of Sweden places wreath at ferry Estonia memorial in Tallinn
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel on Tuesday laid a wreath at the foot of the ferry Estonia memorial in Tallinn's Old Town.
28.10.2014, BNS / Postimees.eePM
Juncker granted a gemütlich welcome
Jesting about turning dictator or female, the Luxembourgian conservative pocketed 423 yes and 209 no votes at European Parliament – a mandate to kick his commission into gear starting November 1st.
23.10.2014, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Swedish expert says situation «very frustrating»
In light of past few days’ events there’s not much hope of search in Stockholm waters serving up something revealing, observes Ingmar Oldberg, a Russia policy expert at Swedish Institute for International Affairs.
23.10.2014, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: conflict brewing in Baltic Sea waters
Ever since Friday, Swedish armed forces have fishing for reasons for «foreign underwater activity». Among the isles of Stockholm, a broad military operation is underway – one involving vessels, choppers and infantry.
ENS Admiral Cowan participates in Baltops exercise
Estonian navy minehunter ENS Admiral Cowan has joined the biggest naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, Baltops, as part of the NATO Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1).
Another security system applied to Gulf of Finland
ENSI-system will keep keen eye on oil tankers. If these get off course, it’ll ring bell.
10.06.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Editorial: hoist Estonian flag in mast of every vessel? Never!
Maritime matters do matter for Estonia. Even so, expecting Estonia to favour the well-paid sailors by, for instance, having them treated in our excellent hospitals without paying taxes is just not fair towards other Estonian taxpayers.
Maritime reforms run aground
In 1993, close to 70 cargo ships sailed under Estonian flag. Since April, the number is zero. In cooperation with economy ministry, maritime council (Merendusnõukoda) has worked for reforms for years. They have come up with a 94-page base document, and its application plan. By some, tax policy by Reform Party is seen as headwind.
09.06.2014, Kaspar JõgevaPM
Editorial: Baltic Sea state – to weep, or not to weep?
The headlines shouting about sad state of Baltic Sea have kept popping up for decades. The condition of it, in the shouts, takes turns between being troublesome, terrifying, and ... By now, we may say the threats to Baltic Sea are rather well known. And, to protect it, a lot has been done.
Eutrophication: ugly word, awful effect
The word is enough to scare away a most dedicated reader. But hey, wait! The term does relate to our diet.
03.06.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Port yields a whale of a dividend
With Port of Tallinn turnover remarkably up this year, the state draws out close to €53m as dividends and income tax – almost double the haul of 2013.
30.05.2014, Andres ReimerPM
Chemical weapons still seeking their prey
As assured by scientists in lands bordering with Baltic Sea, chemical weapons dunked during post-war days aren’t too bad on the health of fish. Rather, the danger is there for the fishermen hauling up the occasional bomb or shell.
22.05.2014, Nils NiitraPM
LNG related price rise looming
Soon, ship engines on Baltic Sea are expected to pollute less. Therefore, new ones need to be built, or expensive filters installed.
20.05.2014, Nils NiitraPM
More NATO, come Monday
Starting next week, NATO initial deterrence against Russia will significantly strengthen in Estonia – land, sea and air. Whether members of the alliance will agree to let the units stay for good, is now up to steadfastness of Estonian defence ministry and moves by Russia.
24.04.2014, Oliver KundPM
Baltic Sea countries' joint resolution stresses need for close cooperation
Participants in the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference adopted on Tuesday a resolution aimed at improving cooperation among countries of the region to promote economic growth, innovation, green growth, energy efficiency and creative entrepreneurship.
Baltic Sea countries' cooperation needs to be intensified - Ergma
The countries around the Baltic Sea need to work more efficiently together to become a unified economic engine, Speaker of the Estonian parliament Ene Ergma said in her opening remarks at the annual Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference the overarching theme of which is «Sustainable Innovation for a Competitive Region.»
Paet: next year is Baltic Sea Year for Estonia
At his meeting in Tallinn today with Danish Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that next year is the Baltic Sea Year for Estonia, since Estonia will simultaneously lead the co-operation of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, the Nordic and Baltic countries (NB8), and the Baltic states.
Paet: strong transport and energy connections with other Baltic Sea states are vital to future of Estonia
While opening of the 9th international transit conference TRANSESTONIA 2013 today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia’s transport and energy connections with other countries in the Baltic Sea region are of vital importance to the future of Estonia.