Braving Brussels: officials with families smell chance of lifetime
Estonian EU presidency happening half a year early, Estonia's officials have to act swift and get settled in Brussels. Talking to two, Postimees found them unafraid and upbeat.
02.08.2016, Elisabeth KunglaPM
Suspected in corruption, hospital CEO steps down
Yesterday, North Estonia Regional Hospital (PERH) head Tõnis Allik announced his resignation. The council discusses procedure for finding a replacement next week.
16.06.2016, Marge TubalkainPM
Lithuania's Linkevičius says Estonia better run for UN Security Council
A member of UN Security Council two years back, Lithuania paid next to nothing for its campaign to get there, claims foreign minister Linas Linkevičius as interviewed by Postimees.
13.05.2016, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: clamant community confronts closed council
Karula. A picturesque place near Valga. A rare parish in Estonia where population just keeps growing.
06.05.2016, Urho MeisterPM
Savisaar securing power by granting positions
Yesterday, Tallinn city council member Abdul Turay announced his exit from Soc Dems ranks while not excluding joining Centre Party at some point. Power possibly slipping, Edgar Savisaar seems to be offering jobs.
13.04.2016, Tuuli KochPM
Narva council brings down mayor in confidence vote
The council of the northeast Estonian border city Narva on Thursday expressed no confidence in the Centrist mayor Eduard East, citing the mayor's inability to organize the work of the city government and financial irregularities.
27.11.2015, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Position of Savisaar unshaken by incapacity
Incapacitated for work, Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar might be released from office. With help from party cadres, the man may stay in office till the elections in 2017.
04.08.2015, Indrek MäePM
Fingerprints denied, detectives dismissed
Despite Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) sending May 22nd rector election ballot papers to Estonian Forensic Science Institute for expert assessment, four members of its board of governors refused to submit fingerprints. Expert assessment is excluded without agreement of all members.
16.06.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Editorial: state enterprise council – political substitute bench?
As some or several Estonians meet to create a company, they will never start by thinking how much to pay the members of council. Any management structure will be a means to reach the goals set. At that, businesses come with the single-eyed devotion to make a profit.
Brittide sularahaarmastus on otsa saamas
Briti makseteenuste pakkujaid koondava organisatsiooni Payment Council andmetel langes tarbijate, ettevõtete ja finantsorganisatsioonide tehtud sularahamaksete osakaal kogu maksetest mullu 48 protsendile, vahendab Engadget.
Estonian president calls Mariupol attack brutal crime
The terrorist attack by the Russian-supported separatists in Mariupol on Saturday morning, where dozens of civilians were killed by a rocket attack and even more were injured, is a despicable and brutal crime, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said on Sunday.
Mayor Edgar Savisaar survives yet another confidence vote in Tallinn council
A motion of no confidence in mayor Edgar Savisaar put to vote at an extraordinary meeting of the Tallinn city council Tuesday morning failed as only 19 out of the council's 79 members voted for it, spokespeople for the council said.
Urmas Viilma elected new head of Lutheran church
The General Synod of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church on Wednesday elected Urmas Viilma the new head of the church.
Estonia wants EU to support desynchronization of power systems
Estonia wants that during the European Council meeting this week developments of the European domestic energy market and desynchronization of the Baltic countries' power systems from Russian and Belarusian networks would be supported.
Tartu University council puts reform plans on hold
At its meeting yesterday, University of Tartu council opted not to ratify the university’s new statutes prescribing four large faculties instead of the current nine. Neither, however, did the council veto the statues, said chairman of it, Court of Auditors member Kersti Kaljulaid.
17.06.2014, Katre TatrikPM
Sitting on two chairs, again
Unlike his predecessor Allar Jõks the current Chancellor of Justice Indrek Teder cannot be expected to stand, in principle, against Riigikogu members taking a seat at local councils.
03.04.2014, Argo IdeonPM
Estonia says events in Crimea «invasion and occupation»
National Defence Council, an advisory body with the President of Estonia, this Sunday condemned Russia’s aggression in Crimea, Ukraine, and supported strongest measures by European Union and NATO against military activities of Russia.
03.03.2014, Mikk Salu