USA-Mehhiko ohtlikul piiril pihtide vahel
President Donalt Trump on kuulutanud suure suuga, et püstitab USA ja Mehhiko piirile müüri. Pole see nii suur lubadus midagi! Arteri ajakirjanik veendus oma silmaga, et Trumpi eelkäijad on kolmandiku sellest tööst juba ära teinud.
11.03.2017, Priit Pullerits
6 väga levinud müüti koerkasvatmises, mis üldse paika ei pea
Koera kasvatamise kohta levib endiselt väga palju müüte, mis alguse saanud kes teab kust, aga mitte kuidagi vaibuda ei taha.
Quota filled for the first time
Estonia has been willing to take in no more immigrants than 0.1 percent of its permanent population in recent years. The figure comes to 1,317 people this year, and the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) is convinced the quota will be filled before the year is out.
29.11.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Six Estonian people smugglers nabbed in Latvia
Latvian border guards detained 37 illegal immigrants and nine human smugglers, including six Estonian citizens, in the eastern part of the country last weekend.
Baltic Workboats completes EUR 3 mln patrol boat for Belgian customs
The Saaremaa, Estonia based boatmaker Baltic Workboats AS has completed a 22-meter patrol boat, Zeeleeuw, for the customs service of Belgium at a cost of approximately three million euros.
Sending back a Vietnamese costs thousands of euros
This year, Estonia had dozens of Vietnamese enter it illegally. Yesterday, the last one i.e. No 30 was flown back home.
03.08.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
Evidence points at accident with perished border guards
At press conference yesterday, Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) internal audit office said that according to evidence accumulated an accident happened with border guards who perished at sea near Haapsalu on June 28th. The cause of the alleged accident is still unknown.
08.07.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Beer river from Latvia rising to drown Estonia's packaging system
Beer bought in Latvia and guzzled in Estonia may deal death blow to Estonian packaging return system which has worked well for a decade.
10.06.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
Like neighbours, Estonia to lay down a frontier zone
Within years, the Estonian Eastern border modernised for €71m will after the example of neighbours get a frontier zone with specific requirements, says interior minister Hanno Pevkur (Reform). While width is not yet decided, border guards will gain richer information of what is happening near the border, and whoever goes there will be better scrutinized.
02.06.2016, Oliver KundPM
Forest fire near Estonian-Latvian border spreads to 45 hectares
The forest fire near Aitsra village near the Estonian-Latvian border that the Latvian emergency service notified Estonia of on Wednesday had spread to almost 45 hectares by Thursday morning, by which time firefighters had contained the blaze.
Estonia-Latvia borderlands merger makes Riigikogu splash
At the end of March, Latvia's Valka County duma chairman Vents Krauklis decided to do an experiment in Valga Hospital. Namely, he sent his wife across state border to give birth there.
11.05.2016, Priit PulleritsPM
Special units to get a boost
Police special unit K and border guard strike teams on Eastern border will get dozens of new members and equipment for added special operations capacity.
03.05.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Legally illegal. A day in the life of homeless Africans
Postimees spent a day with Africans held in Harku Detention Centre for 18 months. Now, the guys are Tallinn's outlaws – impossible to expel and without right to be here.
02.05.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
State ponders paying people extra for border lots
Interior minister Hanno Pevkur (Reform) said the state is considering paying owners of land at Estonia-Russia border more than prescribed by real estate evaluators assessors. Just to keep peace.
18.03.2016, Merike TederPM
Police: Crackdowns on immigrants in St. Petersburg increasing pressure on Estonian border
Russian authorities conducting raids on illegal immigrants in St. Petersburg can be felt also on the Estonian border, in the form of growing numbers of attempts at illegal crossing of the border, the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board says.
Editorial: migrants on Estonia-Russia border?
May Russia direct to Estonian border the asylum seekers flow halted at Norwegian and Finnish borders by high level agreements? The honest answer is yes. True, the option is still hypothetical. The other issue being: how, in that case, would Estonian institutions and society react?
Setos on edge over pennies offered for border land
Kuldar Laanelind, a Seto, is not about to hand his 1,550 square metres of border strip to the state for €90: «I'd have my Dad turn over in his grave for just giving it up like that!»
07.03.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Russian helicopter violates Estonia's airspace
The Estonian Foreign Ministry has delivered a protest to the Russian ambassador after a Russian Mi-8 helicopter violated the Estonian airspace near the border guard base of Vasknarva shortly before noon on Thursday.
Estonia to buy water vehicles for border guard for EUR 9 mln
Estonian Ministry of the Interior is to buy with help from the European Union's Internal Security Fund multifunctional water vehicles worth nearly nine million euros for the Police and Border Guard Board which would help to react faster to border breaches on bodies of water situated on the border.
Valga buys booze from Valka
While Estonia debates toughening up its alcohol policy, Alko1000 - a chain owned by an Estonian - opened doors just across the border in Valka, Latvia. As early, as 8 am, the bottles are available at lot cheaper than in homeland.
30.11.2015, Taavi NiitteePM
Estonia may miss refugees for Christmas
This coming Monday, Police and Border Guard Board communications officer Priit Põdra (29) goes to Italy to prepare how Estonia will be picking refugees from camps and bringing them here.
29.10.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
International airport idea near Narva faces Russia fear headwinds
Citing security concerns, interior ministry hesitates to award border and customs control operations to the tiny Olgina Airfield near Narva which wishes to receive private planes flown by Russia's rich.
14.10.2015, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Editorial: let's get this border treaty thing over with
A quarter of century process, Estonia-Russia border treaty has undergone debates on either side and twice it has been signed. Hopefully, both will now end up ratifying the document.
Kõik uued nahamoodustised on soovitav eemaldada
Uusmoodustisteks võib pidada kõike, mida nahal varem pole olnud: sünnimärgid, papilloomid, soolatüükad, nahamolluskid, lipoomid jms. Need pole mitte lihtsalt ebameeldivad, vaid võivad olla suisa ohtlikud.
14.09.2015, Julia KudrjavtsevaPM
Estonian minister: Closing Schengen zone talked about in EU
There has been talk in the European Union of closing the Schengen zone due to the flow of immigrants, Estonian Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur said on Friday on the Aktuaalne Kaamera newscast of the public broadcaster.
Editorial: building better border
Judging by the endeavors planning and building Estonia-Russia border, a high tech fence might help secure the Eastern edge of EU in near future.
Eston Kohver jailed for 15 years in Russia
Estonian security police official Eston Kohver kidnapped to Russia from native soil was today sentenced for 15 years of imprisonment by Pskov Oblast court.
19.08.2015, Andres EinmannPM
Editorial: parental permit needed to travel the world
Mothers and fathers sending off kids to travel alone must know that in lots of nations the requirement is to verify the parents are aware, and in agreement. First of all, this is to protect the children and is better obeyed.
Kohver's fate in hands of FSB counterintelligence head?
Held captive in Russia for nearly eleven months, fate of Estonian security police officer Eston Kohver may be decided by Vladislav Menshchkov – fresh counterintelligence chief at his captor, Russia's influential federal security service FSB.
27.07.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Narva checkpoint gets new pedestrian, vehicle terminal
Finance Minister Sven Sester on Monday inaugurated the new pedestrian and vehicle terminal of the Narva-1 checkpoint on the Estonian-Russian border that will make crossing of the border faster and more convenient and contribute to the development of tourism and business.
Russian court extends custody for jailed Estonian security official
A court in the northwestern Russian regional capital Pskov on Friday extended custody for Eston Kohver, staffer of the Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS) held in Russia on charges of espionage, possession and smuggling of a firearm, for two more months starting Aug. 8.
Estonia 'gains' 112 sq km of land as a result of airborne scanning
The total land area of Estonia has turned out to be bigger by 112 square kilometers than previously thought as a result of aerial photography and airborne scanning carried out by the Land Board in recent years, which also has enabled the authorities to adjust the borders and size of territory of individual administrative units.
Govt to start making offers to owners of land plots on Estonian-Russian border
Four in five owners of land on the Estonian-Russian border have given their consent to clearing their land on the border strip of trees and bushes and the Interior Ministry will start making offers to buy the land at the end of this month.
Editorial: the boat people – a shared EU burden
Stuffed into boats, refugees are drowning in the Mediterranean. Last year alone, 278,000 illegal EU border crossings were registered in the region. On their way to Europe, about 3,000 lost their lives. This year, the numbers are on the increase and, already, close to 2,500 have perished. Formerly regarded as a burden for the countries of destination, the crowds coming have swelled so large as to trigger the issue of EU responsibility.
Estonian border guards detain 3 Nepalese citizens hidden in van
Estonian border guards on Saturday intercepted an attempt by three Nepalese nationals to secretly enter the country in a van in Polva County, southeastern Estonia.
Consul again meets with Estonian security official in Moscow
Estonian consul on Wednesday once again met with abducted security police officer Eston Kohver at the Lefortovo prison in Moscow where he is being detained.
Estonian police officer's case drags on due to investigator's busy schedule - defense
The Russian investigator of the abducted Estonian police officer Eston Kohver's case could be busy with other headline cases in Moscow but this does not mean the Estonian officer's case has been forgotten, Kohver's Russia-appointed defense attorney said on Friday.
Russian govt brings forward Estonia-Russia border accords for ratification
The Russian government on March 5 forwarded the agreements on the land and sea border between Estonia and Russia to President Vladimir Putin, who will put them before the parliament for ratification.
830 kg of hashish found in Lithuanian truck in Narva
Officials found a record amount of 830 kilograms of hashish inside the trailer of a Lithuanian-registered truck at the checkpoint of Narva on the Estonian-Russian border on Thursday.
Three Estonian ice fishers go into Russian territory by mistake
Russian border guards on Thursday detained and handed over to Estonia three Estonian men who had entered Russia by mistake while trying to return to a place where they had been fishing the day before.
Sweden’s asylum seekers are hopping to Estonia for shopping
In Police and Border Guard Board internal mailing list, Northern prefect thereof Kristian Jaani painted an overview of last year highlighting the rising trend of people waiting for asylum in Sweden travelling to Estonia to buy cheap alcohol though not permitted to leave the kingdom.
22.01.2015, Tiina KaukverePM
Estonia not in favor of restoring border controls in Schengen
Estonia does not back the idea of Spain to modify the Schengen treaty to allow border controls to be restored to limit the movements of Islamic fighters returning to Europe from the Middle East.
Court hands non-suspended jail terms to Russian anglers who resisted arrest
The Viru County Court on Thursday handed down non-suspended sentences to two Russian citizens who resisted arrest by Estonian border guards after illegally entering Estonian waters by boat on Narva River in September.
Russian border guard quits cooperation with Estonia
At the beginning of November, former Border Guard Board director-general Vice-Admiral Tarmo Kõuts and University of professor emeritus Ülo Vooglaid handed the Riigikogu a collective address to restore standalone Border Guard. According to interior minister Hanno Pevkur (Reform Party), the idea ought to at least be discussed.
12.11.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Police find 120,000 illegal cigarettes in car in SE Estonia
Police in Polva County in southeastern Estonia found 120,000 illegal cigarettes in a car that turned into a side road after the driver had noticed a patrol Monday afternoon.
Russian court extends custody of detained Estonian security official
A court in Moscow on Friday extended the custody of detained Estonian Internal Security Service official Eston Kohver until early January.
Estonian man detained on Lithuanian-Polish border for smuggling Vietnamese nationals
Border guards detained an Estonian citizen near the Lithuanian-Polish border Thursday on an attempt to take four illegal immigrants from Vietnam across the border to Poland, spokespeople for the Lithuanian border guard service said on Friday.
Air force chief: Russian planes' flights near border are no sign of danger
According to the commander of the Estonian Air Force, Col. Jaak Tarien, there is nothing special about Russian military planes making flights near the Estonian border and there is no reason to panic.
Lawyer for Kohver hands FSB new materials
Yesterday, Eston Kohver’s defence lawyer claimed he failed to receive all documents from Estonia needed to help prove his client’s innocence.
28.10.2014, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Former Russian minister blocked from entering Estonia
This Sunday at Tallinn Airport, border guards blocked entry into Estonia by former Russian minister for nationalities, academician Valery Tishkov – a man under prohibition to enter by Ministry of the Interior. Mr Tishkov (72) was scheduled to speak yesterday at an event organised by media club Impressum on «National relations and conflicts in mirror of politics».
As U-turn from cuts, Estonia bolsters border guard
Come New Year, Estonian state will launch border guard strike teams to be based at Narva and Piusa cordons. «In high likelihood, a third location will be Tallinn; also in high likelihood, maritime capacity will emerge,» added interior minister Hanno Pevkur.
03.10.2014, Tiina KaukverePM
Era of drone freedom is over
Today, Estonian Civil Aviation Administration enforced rules regarding where and how high unmanned aircraft may be flown over our land. The rules are aimed at avoiding accidents. In times that lie ahead, done pilots may come under police surveillance.
02.10.2014, Oliver KundPM
High level air policing exercise in Estonian skies
Yesterday at Ämari Air Base, NATO troops practiced polite escort home for stray planes. The scenario was by Germans from Ramstein Air Base in South-West Germany: a plane from a friendly nation, with communication and navigation out of order, finds itself in foreign air space. It is there approached by Finnish fighters to nicely point the plane homewards where it comes under German fighters’ care.
01.10.2014, Marian MänniPM
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.
Pevkur pledges proper cameras to watch borders
Interior minister Hanno Pevkur, you met the people working on the border – what about their morale and will to work after the capture of Eston Kohver, and the criticism that followed regarding how the border holds?
24.09.2014, Tuuli KochPM
Rõivas: well let’s get started right away!
Having hiked the Estonia-Russia boundary line, yesterday, with interior minister Hanno Pevkur, Police and Border Guard Board chief Elmar Vaher and other police and border guard officials, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas announced the erecting and completion of border starts this very instant.
24.09.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Estonia increasingly sought as shelter from war
Russian aggression in Ukraine has markedly raised numbers of asylum-seeking refugees.
23.09.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Russian planes straying into foreign airspace
Five times this year, warplanes from Russian Federation have entered airspace of Estonia.
23.09.2014, Toomas RandloPM
Latvian Foreign Ministry Voices Concern over Estonian-Russian Border Incident
The Foreign Ministry of Latvia voices its deep concern over the incident that took place near Estonia-Russia border at the Luhamaa border checkpoint on 5 September, when unknown persons, at gunpoint, abducted an officer of the Estonian Internal Security Service (KAPO).
Security Police: the kidnapped officer is Eston Kohver
As confirmed to Postimees by Estonian Security Police, the security police officer apprehended near Luhamaa border point and taken to Russia at gunpoint this morning is indeed Eston Kohver – as claimed by Federal Security Service of Russian Federation (FSB) in its statement this (Friday) evening.
05.09.2014, Karin KangroPM
Expert: kidnapping of officer after Obama visit no coincidence
According to former police chief and interior minister Ain Seppik (Reform Party), today’s kidnapping of a security police officer near Luhamaa border point cannot be an accident nor an ordinary crime as currently treated by Security Police.
05.09.2014, Karin KangroPM
Security Police «for now excludes political motives for kidnapping officer»
According to Security Police director-general Arnold Sinisalu, KAPO is for now excluding a political motivation for the kidnapping of our officer at the Estonian-Russian border.
05.09.2014, Toomas RandloPM
Ilves expects swift solution for kidnapping
President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves says armed kidnapping info Russia of security police officer this morning near Luhamaa border point is unacceptable. He expects the incident to be solved swiftly.
Foreign ministry summons Russian ambassador due to kidnapping
Due to the incident near Luhamaa border point, Estonian foreign ministry has summoned Russian ambassador to Estonia Juri Merzljakov.
05.09.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Estonian security police officer kidnapped, taken to Russia at gunpoint
This morning at 9 am, unknown individuals from Russia apprehended a security policeman on duty near Luhamaa border point on Estonian territory, and took him to Russia by physical force at gunpoint.
05.09.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Estonia will temporarily restore border check on internal borders
In connection with the visit of Mr Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America, Estonia will temporarily restore border check on internal borders.
Minister calls on bankers and traders to help producers
Banks and retail chains ready to extend helping hands towards Estonian farmers and food producers plagued by Russian sanctions.
13.08.2014, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Editorial: Trojan Truck
Russian role thus far undermines trust towards alleged humanitarian convoy.
Buying Estonian foods, Russians praise sanctions
In Narva grocery-stores from across the border to purchase Estonian sausage and milk products, Russians say Kremlin’s ban on European food import is a step totally justified.
12.08.2014, Irina TokarevaPM
Estonian minister of agriculture: pig plague is here
After a meeting with hunters and swine farmers yesterday, minister of agriculture Ivari Padar (SDE, soc dems) underlined the high likelihood of the African pig plague virus being already present in Estonia.
06.08.2014, Kadri HansaluPM
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.
African pig killer spreading at 300 km/year
Starting this week, Estonian Food and Veterinary Office is limiting exportation of live pigs from Valga region – the plague is encroaching.
28.07.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Truck driver turns in refugees, gets hefty fine
In the eyes of Andres Tammel, transport business from Saaremaa, British border guards did him plain wrong by fining the firm €3,300 for carrying illegal immigrants. Though his Estonian truck driver turned the people in at port, the Brits say try and prove it – after the event.
13.06.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Jobs in Russia lifeline for folks in Narva
How many exactly work in Russia, from Narva, nobody knows. Hundreds, presumably. Still, this they consider a temporary solution, preferring to work in Estonia. For years, however, employment has evaded them in own home town.
28.03.2014, Irina TokarevaPM
Border treaty in pipeline despite escalating Baltic-Russian tensions
On October 7th, the final formal Russian hurdle was removed from border treaty being signed with Estonia, as President Vladimir Putin approved proposal by government to sign Estonian-Russian state border treaty and sea boundary agreement. That took place a mere couple of days after Estonian and Russian foreign ministers Urmas Paet and Sergei Lavrov met in New York, at the UN General Assembly lobbies, talking about border treaty only.
17.10.2013, Argo IdeonPM
Narva border checkpoints to be renovated next year for EUR 8.2 mln
An agreement on financing of a project for the reconstruction of the border checkpoints of Narva and the neighboring Russian town Ivangorod worth 8.2 million euros, to be carried out within the framework of an Estonian-Latvian-Russian cooperation program, was signed on Thursday.
Estonian border queue system ranked among world's 40 best e-services
The international jury of the World Summit Award (WSA) on Sunday published its list of the world's 40 best e-services that includes the Estonian border queue management system GoSwift.
Two out of 17 Vietnamese caught in South Estonia still waiting for repatriation
Of the 17 illegal Vietnamese migrants caught in South Estonia at the beginning of February 15 have been repatriated, while the remaining two persons still need to be identified.
Border tweak steals tourism magnet
Should the South-Eastern land swap with Russia materialise, a rarity will be history – Estonian local road no longer passing through Russian territory.
07.08.2013, Nils NiitraPM
Estonian formin: Border treaty will be signed in coming few months
The border treaty between Estonia and Russia will be signed in the coming few months, after it has passed domestic approvals in Russia, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said on Friday.
Estonia, Russia to exchange 128.6 hectares of land under border treaty
As a result of adjustments to be made to the frontier line when the border treaty between Estonia and Russia steps into force the countries will swap 128.6 hectares of land, with both sides giving away and getting an equal area.
Estonian formin calls claims related to maritime areas incomprehensible
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has dismissed as incomprehensible a claim according to which Estonia would give up a large portion of its maritime areas by concluding a border treaty with Russia.
Estonian ministers call absence of border treaty with Russia security risk
The Estonian ministers of defense, foreign affairs and education, speaking at the government press conference on Thursday, described the absence of a border treaty with Russia as a security risk for Estonia and said that signing of the treaty is definitely in Estonia's interest.
Estonian govt endorses draft of border treaty with Russia
The Estonian government at its Thursday's meeting approved the draft of the border treaties between Estonia and Russia.
Estonia's legal watchdog: Peace treaty will remain in effect upon signing of border treaty
The signing of the Estonian-Russian border treaty as it stands will not affect the status of the 1920 Tartu Peace Treaty as a cornerstone of Estonian statehood and continuity of the Republic of Estonia, the chancellor of justice says.
Estonia's Conservative People's Party criticizes border treaty with Russia
Neither the Estonian government nor parliament has the authority to conclude a concessionary border treaty with Russia as not a single government has sought the people's mandate for this at a referendum, the extended council of the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) says.
Estonian and russian foreign ministries continue consultations in Moscow
Today, 8 May, another round of border treaty consultations between the Estonian and Russian foreign ministries took place in Moscow. Estonia’s positions at the consultations are based on the positions and topics discussed and expressed by Riigikogu factions and the foreign affairs committee. The border line that the Estonian Riigikogu ratified in 2005 will not be discussed, as this request was not included in the joint proposal compiled by all the factions in Riigikogu last fall.
Borderline not discussed at Estonian-Russian border talks
The course of the borderline is not being discussed at the restarted border talks between Estonia and Russia, the talks being based on the borderline confirmed by Riigikogu in 2005, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet yesterday, in answer to a written question by Riigikogu member Juku-Kalle Raid regarding the border talks.
03.05.2013, Argo Ideon, Postimees