Veronica Anghel: Eastern Europe, President Trump and his not-so Great America
Trump’s mandate to the White House indicates that human rights and democratic political reform are no longer at the core of American foreign policy. A vanning American power is bad news for the young democracies of Eastern Europe.
27.03.2017, Veronica Anghel, Bukarest
NASA tahab Europale elu otsima minna
NASA kavandab Jupiteri jäisele kuule Europa missiooni, et sealt võimalikke elumärke otsida.
10.02.2017, Riin AljasLim
Перья, стразы и нагота: смотрите, как прошла церемония MTV Europe Music Awards
В минувшее воскресенье, 6 ноября, в Роттердаме прошла ежегодная церемония MTV Europe Music Awards.
Euroopa Liit esitas Apple’ile hiigelnõude (3)
Euroopa konkurentsiamet kohustab maailma suurimat tehnoloogiakompaniid Apple tasuma Iirimaa valitsusele 13 miljardit eurot, kuna komisjoni hinnangul on ettevõte saanud nii palju ebaseaduslikku riigiabi. Lisaks põhisummale tuleb ilmselt tasuda ka intresse. Apple’i sõnul on otsus poliitiliselt motiveeritud, sellel ei ole mitte mingit seaduslikku alust, ning lubab nõude vaidlustada.
31.08.2016, Tõnis OjaPM
Editorial: Estonians up in arms
Estonia has above 27,000 weapons owners in possession of some 68,000 hunting, sports and self defence guns. Initial applications for permits are sharply up this year with six month figures exceeding 2012 and nearly equaling 2013 totals. The reasons vary from the EU trend towards toughening gun laws to the added sense of security.
Editorial: let's bring violent deaths down by half
Regarding deaths by violence and accidents, Estonian statistics tell two tales. First, the shrinking numbers over these past decades are impressive. Secondly, we are still lagging behind the nations safest in Europe.
Editorial: Estonia, established in European Hall of Fame
For any state or union, well functioning regulations are an unquestionable foundation for success. That in 2015 Estonia stood out by lowness of infringement proceedings regarding adoption of EU directives, says a lot while mainly underlining how well we understand the importance of being in the bloc.
Europoli tagaotsitavate kurjategijate nimekirjas on kaks isikut, kelle leidmise eest on tasu välja pandud
Euroopa Politseiameti (Europoli) tagaotsitavate kurjategijate nimekirjas Europe´s Most Wanted Fugitives on vaid kaks kurjategijat, kelle leidmise eest on välja pandud rahaline tasu.
01.08.2016, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Estonians introduced to terrorism travel insurance
Alerted by the increase of terrorist attacks in the West, a couple of Estonian insurance companies have added the costs related to risk factor to their basic packages.
25.07.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
Editorial: a changed world
Recently, the phrase «the world is not what it used to be» has been well worn out. The truth being, the world is in constant change while it is the tempo that differs, and the perception of it all.
25.07.2016, Urho MeisterPM
Editorial: Estonia touched by the tragedy of Nice
Of the people dead or injured after the truck attack in Nice, over half were from abroad. And for the first time, terrorism and its consequences have brought mourning and grief into families in Estonia.
Entrepreneurs unsupportive of proposal by Vähi
Responding to call by former prime minister Tiit Vähi to improve (business) relations with Russia, entrepreneurs showed understanding while, unlike the Poet of Sillamäe owner, they support troops of NATO in Estonia.
05.07.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Tiit Vähi: anti-Russia torch of war damaging to business
Estonia ought to alter current course and support removal of anti-Russia economic sanctions imposed after annexation of Crimea says former prime minister turned transit businessman Tiit Vähi.
04.07.2016, Andres Reimer
Rootsi meedia: Ericsson koondab sel suvel kuni 4000 töötajat
Rootsi päevalehe Svenska Dagbladeti anonüümsete allikate andmetel plaanib telekomiseadmete tootja Ericsson koondada veel sel suvel 3000-4000 töötajat.
EU energy chief differs with Nord Stream 2 team
Vice president of European Commission regarding energy union, Maroš Šefčovič says no business project has encountered such political headwinds as the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline. If the builders wish to carry out their current plans to complete the work by 2019, he says they will have to consider all EU rules the third energy package included.
30.05.2016, Joosep VärkPM
EU directive to hit tiny tourism firms hard
Fresh EU directive will make life harder for smaller tourism firms required to provide full insurance of services. Should a tourist run into trouble during his travel such as airline filing bankruptcy, travel agent pays back full money. For large companies (such as Estravel) the requirement has always applied; however, it will now be extended to the smaller firms providing two services – accommodation and entertainment.
27.04.2016, Johanna VahuriPM
Editorial: Europe is in war
In the war increasingly at hand, what we obviously need is unified European action into which Estonia will need to invest with ideas as well as deeds.
Accidentally, private universities helped dozens of Bangladeshis into Europe
Private universities in Estonia may have unintentionally helped dozens of Bangladeshis enter Schengen space states as seen in a Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) audit.
22.03.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Estonia stands out with high rate of prisoners among European countries
Estonia is in the forefront in the relative number of prisoners, length of prison sentence as well as the rate of people sentenced to prison for drug crimes, it can be seen from data published by the Council of Europe on Tuesday.
Editorial: Europe's last chance
A EU summit in Brussels today bring together heads of states and governments with Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to discuss taming of the migration crisis. On Friday, Donald Tusk charged with chairing the summits told those participating: «We are closing the route across Western Balkans, the main route through which 880,000 migrants flowed into the European Union last year, and 128,000 during the first months of 2016.»
Leaked memo: migrants may move towards borders of Estonia
Closure of the currently popular Balkan migration routes may put pressure on borders of Norway, Finland and the Baltics says a leaked Norwegian foreign ministry memo.
03.03.2016, VG / The Local / PMPM
Donetsk suburb sees no ceasefire
«That's what Europe thinks is armistice...» is how and Ukrainian Army 14th brigade soldier ironically puts it. These past three weeks, his unit has been in constant exchange of fire with separatists in Donetsk who almost daily blast their positions not with light arms only but from mortars. Pursuant to «Minsk-2», these wold have to hold their peace for nearly a year.
26.02.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Estonian truckers driven bonkers by migrants
Life is getting tough for Estonian trucking companies on economic community roads. Firstly due to policemen hunting refugees sneaking into cargo. Secondly, competitors are rolling into Europe from the shrinking market in Russia.
25.02.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Media: US to quadruple funding for military presence in Europe, including Baltics
To deter Russia's aggression the U.S. is planning to more than quadruple the funding of its forces operating in Europe, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
EMT and Elion deleted
Though the Swedish TeliaSonera owned telecommunications company Eesti Telekom since early 2010, now every client knows as well. The bells have tolled to the Estonian brands EMT and Elion, and starting today all services are offered by Telia Eesti. Brought in to lead the enterprise from January, Swede Dan Strömberg says this is a new beginning in lots of ways.
20.01.2016, Kadri HansaluElu
Seksuaalrünnakud Euroopas: Europe röövimine ja rüvetamine?
Youtube`is on mitmeid videoid, milles käsitletakse Saksamaal Kölnis ja veel teistes linnades aset leidnud naistevastaseid seksuaalrünnakuid ja vägistamisi sisserännanud Lähis-Ida ja Aafrika päritolu meeste poolt.
12.01.2016, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Editorial: let's live with no fear
Often, a year has been likened to a book of 365 pages and to be filled by us ourselves. Today, we are at final page of one, to start 2016 off as blank sheets.
Editorial: Estonians. Pro-Europe, but troubled
Are the people in Estonia pleased with the EU? On the one hand, the satisfaction with belonging is still high and our folks feel Europeans, EU citizens. On the other hand, they are worried about what's happening in Europe, especially with what isn't immediately seen in Estonia (immigration crisis, terrorism, the debt crisis of member states) and those who don't think EU image is positive are far more numerous than in spring.
Editorial: the EU must show confidence
There is no possibility of a longer debate to be held over permanent mechanism of relocation of refugees. It is highly unlikely that pivotal decisions will be made regarding the single Schengen visa space. Both are statements by Estonian interior minister Hanno Pevkur. Politically cautious, somewhat in officialese, and therefore a rather European declaration on extremely vital topics ahead of today's meeting of EU interior ministers.
04.12.2015, Urho MeisterPM
Indian IT giant to hire half hundred Estonians
Yesterday, Indian enterprise HCL Technologies of $6bn in turnover opened regional centre in Tallinn to offer IT services to entire Europe. Of the hundred-some staff, half will be hired form Estonia.
04.12.2015, Aivar PauElu
Elu24 loosib! Tantsuparadiisil esineb sellel reedel Ukraina parim meeslaulja Max Barskih
Reedel 4. detsembril toimub Club Hollywoodis taas populaarne üritus Tantsuparadiis (Танцевальный Pай), kus esineb üle kolme aasta Eestis uuesti Ukraina parim meeslaulja ja klubipubliku lemmik Max Barskih oma uue kontsertprogrammiga «TANTSEVAT». Elu24 loosib kaks VIP-piletit kahele!
Editorial: don't forget Ukraine
In the wake of Paris terrorist attacks, the voices of those concerned about Ukraine have again spoken up: while having compassion on the victims in Paris, they worried that the scattered public opinion would further drift from events in Ukraine. Indeed, nit just the attacks in Paris but the refugee crisis in Europe and the situation in Syria have taken Ukraine off the Western orbit. Meanwhile, support from the West is almost the only thing Ukraine may hope in right now. But the hearts of politicians are where the public focus is. And the heart has begun to beat to another rhythm.
Philippe Jourdan: this is anger, not faith
Estonian catholic bishop with French roots Philippe Jourdan says no-one has the right to kill innocent people in the name of faith – this is no religion but anger, boosted by lack of values.
16.11.2015, Tuuli KochPM
Editorial: Paris changed everything? It did not. The values must remain
Reaction in Europe to the Friday night terror attacks in Paris were substantially different from before. The acts owned by Islamic State were coordinated and inhumanly cruel. Even so, some of the reactions have led to conclusions potentially hazardous to basic European values. Should these reactions be allowed to dominate, not only will the terrorist groupings will be sent a signal that have they managed to shake Europe, but our own principles may be endangered.
Editorial: is Schengen dead?
We're living in a world where virtual reality sometimes feels more real than life itself. When nations which have agreed to do away with internal borders restore border checks due to influx of refugees, can we speak about Schengen treaty still valid? True: it does allow border control in certain situations and we can still travel freely from Tallinn to Lisbon with ID-card only, so both de jure and de facto if feels business as usual. But... is it?
Tapperis astub üles maailma üks edukaim gooti-metalbänd Moonspell
Teisipäeval, 3. novembril esineb Tallinnas klubis Tapper maailma üks edukaimaid gooti-metalibände Moonspell. Eestit külastatakse «Road to Extinction Part II» tuuri raames. Koos Portugali suurima tipp-bändiga tulevad kaasa ka maailmakuulus Dagoba Prantsusmaalt ning ex-Iced Earthi trummari uus bänd Jaded Star Kreekast.
Editorial: Europe, pay up for your defence
At NATO summit in Wales a year ago, all 28 members vowed to boost defence spending to a minimum of 2 percent of gross domestic produce in ten years. Think-tank Carnegie Europe's analysis «The Politics of 2 Percent: NATO and the Security Vacuum in Europe» compiled for its first anniversary finds the hope all reach the goal is overly optimistic. The analysis underlines the thus greater need to focus on what Europe needs to do to fill the vacuum.
Head of Elisa: Europe needs dramatic changes
Veli-Matti Mattila, head of the major Nordic digital services group Elisa, says Europe must act fast to abolish a large part of laws and regulations which hinder development.
15.10.2015, Aivar PauE24
Fiat pakub raha VW «romude» vastu
Fiat Chrysler üritab meelitada endale Volkswageni kliente, pakkudes Itaalias hinnaalandust kuni 1500 eurot.
06.10.2015, Urho MeisterElu
Paparatso: Europe`i solist spikerdas laval
Teisipäevaõhtune legendaarse Europe`i kontsert Rock Cafe`s meelitas kokku nii noori, kui vanu rokisauruste fänne.
30.09.2015, Elu24.ee meelelahutustoimkondLim
Галерея: легендарная группа Europe собрала в Таллинне фанатов всех возрастов
Во вторник, 29 сентября, в Rock Café выступила легендарная рок-группа Europe, которая прибыла в Эстонию в рамках мирового турне «War Of Kings World Tour».
Galerii: legendaarne Europe meelitas kokku noored ja vanad rokifännid
Teisipäeval esines Rock Cafés Rootsi legendaarne rokkbänd Europe, kes saabus Eestisse oma uue maailmaturnee «War Of Kings World Tour» raames.
Editorial: such times sift out the statesmen
Keep Europe in one piece, unite and quiet Estonia, move ahead with strategic problems. A general recipe for the Riigikogu, this fall.
ERGO «feels no fear for Baltics»
ERGO International AG board member Thomas Schöllkopf in charge of Eastern Europe says they go cautious in Russia and Ukraine due to their conflict while not worried and confident in the Baltics.
07.09.2015, Andres ReimerPM
Editorial: aiding Athens. Again
The debate over Package No 3 for Greece at Estonia's Riigikogu was filled with high sounding terminology as «faith» and «believe» kept popping up constantly.
Editorial: a cheaper and nicer return
Immigration into Europe is ratcheting up and «flooded» nations are accumulating problems. Among other issues, the question arises: what do we do with those who were not permitted to stay? Sending them back should be easy on taxpayer while as humane as possible towards the person.
SEB: Estonia hit by housing price bubble
Estonians may enjoy consuming boom till entrepreneurs are able to produce ever more effectively, lift wages and keep unemployment rise in check, says SEB chief Allan Parik, who thinks that while sailing on thin ice in this crisis-smelling world, Estonian businessmen stand on secure foundations and have thus far managed to react correctly to changes in economic environment. Domestic consumption remains solid, unemployment is low, and entrepreneurs are showing strong competitiveness on the weak external markets. No near term solution is to be expected t the differences with Russia, and therefore it makes no sense inserting deals with them into business plans.
06.08.2015, Andres ReimerElu
Odd Hugo, Elephants From Neptune, Micucu ja Würffel esinevad Kesk-Euroopa olulisimal uue muusika festivalil
Kesk-Euroopa olulisem esitlusfestival Waves Central Europe, mis toimub Viinis ja Bratislavas 30. septembrist 4. oktoobrini kuulutas välja tänavuse festivali programmi, mille fookuses on Batlikumi artistid ja siinne muusikaelu, hetkeseisuga esindavad Eestit neli bändi.
Rokkbändi Europe soojendab Tallinnas Islandi trio The Vintage Caravan
29. septembril esineb Eestis esmakordselt Rootsi rokkbänd Europe. Tallinnasse jõuab ansambel maailmaturnee «War Of Kings World Tour» raames. Rock Cafes toimuval kontserdil soojendab bändi Islandilt pärit rokktrio The Vintage Caravan. Piletid kontserdile on müügil Piletilevis.
Refugee reception in precautious preliminary preparation
While local leaders listen rather placidly to soothing talks by ministers responsible to receive the migrants, Vao asylum seekers center chief harbors painful memories from recent meeting in South Estonia.
23.07.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Finland and Estonia on joint X-Road starting November
According to agreement signed some weeks ago, Estonia and Finland will be the first two nations in Europe to develop a joint data exchange platform to make digital services mutually accessible for inhabitants.
17.07.2015, Aivar PauElu
«Missis Planet 2015» teise koha krooni pälvis eestlanna
Bulgaaria kuurordis, Green Life Resort, toimus rahvusvahelise konkurssi «Missis Planet 2015» finaal. Kohaliku eelvoru võitja Kristiina Zara ei saanud meie riiki esindama minna ning selle õiguse sai teine «Missis Estonia 2015» finalist Julia Smoli. Võluv kolme tütre ema sai edukalt hakkama ning tuli koju 2. koha võitjana.
«Missis Estonia 2015» on Kristina Zara!
Nädalavahetusel valiti Tallinnas Olympic Casinos «Missis Estonia 2015» – missise krooni võitis Kristina Zara, kes pälvis samuti Olympic Casino, River Islandi ja Juu Juuksuri Meistrikoja lemmiku tiitlid.
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.
Missis Estonia 2015 eelvoor on alanud
Produktsioonifirma Destate Republic kuulutab välja konkursi Missis Estonia 2015 eelvooru. Osaleda võivad abielus või lahutatud naised vanuses 21 kuni 35 a.
Rootsi rokkbänd Europe esineb sügisel Tallinnas
29. septembril esineb Tallinnas, Rock Cafés rokkbänd Europe. Rootsi ansambel saabub septembris Eestisse oma uue maailmaturnee «War Of Kings World Tour» raames.
Neivelt: me oleme rikkamate riikide doonoriks
Me anname ära enam kui vastu saame ja seega me anname rikastele riikidele abi, mitte ei saa seda, leiab Indrek Neivelt.
06.03.2015, Marge TubalkainT24
Video: uuel 20-eurosel on maailmas ainulaadsed turvaelemendid
Eesti Pank tutvustas täna ajakirjanikele uut 20-eurost pangatähte, mis on kolmas verstapost vahetamaks välja kõik käibelolevad euronominaalid.
25.02.2015, Rivo VeskiPM
English-born suspense novelist found time for writing in Estonia
Estonia-based English writer dreams of the day when one of his books becomes a movie – as this is how the ideas for books are born in his head.
21.02.2015, Siiri LiivaPM
Editorial: Ms Merkel on road towards term No 4
The support by Christian Democratic Union (CDU) congress to its leader Angela Merkel, in Cologne yesterday, was remarkable indeed – 96.7 of the delegates in her favour. To this, add the more than half of Germans who, according to polls, would like the Chancellor in her third term to continue beyond the 2017 elections. Obviously, this is support undreamed of in lion’s share of Europe.
Editorial: Moldova maintains trend towards Europe
At 90 percent of votes counted since Sunday election in Moldova, pro-European parties were predicted a tally of 56-58 seats at parliament and the Russia-minded to settle at 43-44. With 101 seats all in all, just like in Estonia, the next Moldovan government will probably lean towards the EU and the West, to continue on current path of integration.
Editorial: the multi-edged sword of sanctions
When in the 1980ies the Reagan administration imposed trade-sanctions on the Soviet Union because of events in Poland, the Kremlin propaganda called these meaningless and assured the USA it would just buy what it needed from other nations in the West. Even in the days of Jimmy Carter, there were restrictions because of Afghanistan – to no avail.
Vaata, mitmes on Eesti elektrijaam Euroopa enim saastavate energiajaamade edetabelis
Climate Action Network ehk CAN Europe avaldas «Europe’s Dirty 30» raporti, milles reastatakse 30 Euroopa energiajaama, mis saastavad kõige enam keskkonda.
Editorial: the mythologies of May
Yesterday, the West celebrated 69 since end of WW2 battles, in Europe. Memorial services were also held in Estonia. At Maarjamäe Memorial in Tallinn, a representative of the government laid wreaths in honour of those the war took. Servicemen of the Defence Forces thus also honoured the fallen among the Red Army at the military graveyard, also decorating with wreaths the Nazi victims’ memorial at Rahumäe Jewish Cemetery.
Ilves: we have kept pressing the snooze button to postpone awakening
The President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who gave a presentation at the influential Brussels Forum, reproached the European Union for its slow and cautious joint counter steps following Russia's aggression in Ukraine.
Ilves: era of peace is over
Representatives of Estonia and Poland express deepest concern over wider implications of events in Ukraine.
19.03.2014, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Europe needs to avoid complacency
According to Olli Rehn, European commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, reforms must carry on, the greatest threat to the region’s economy being excessive complacency.
16.09.2013, Liina ValdrePM
Estonia for liberalization of economic ties between Europe, Latin America
Estonia sees liberalization of Europe's economic relations with countries of Latin America and the Caribbean as important for promoting economic growth, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at a foreign ministers meeting of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
Veebruaris kasvas viljandlaste huvi euroliidu trükiste vastu
Veebruaris võtsid huvilised Europe Direct Viljandimaa teabekeskusest kaasa 345 trükist ehk keskeltäbi 18 trükist päevas ja seda on peaaegu kaks korda enam kui jaanuaris.
12.03.2010, Marko Suurmägi