11 Syrian refugees arrive in Estonia from Turkey
Eleven Syrian refugees who arrived in Estonia on Wednesday are the first refugees arriving in this country from Turkey under the European migrant distribution plan.
Next four refugees from Greece arrive in Estonia
Two Syrian families arrived in Estonia from Greece on Thursday under the European Union's migrant relocation program, the Ministry of the Interior said.
Next 8 refugees from Greece arrive in Estonia
Two Syrian families arrived in Estonia from Greece on Thursday under the European Union's migrant relocation program, Ministry of the Interior said.
Aegean Sea stirs storms between neighbouring Greece and Turkey
Since the 1970’s Greece and Turkey faced quite a few bilateral crises which in many cases brought the two countries on the brink of serious accidents or even conflict.
08.06.2016, Vassilis Nedos, AthensPM
Live broadcast: international cyber conflict conference CyCon 2016
8th International Conference on Cyber Conflict is held on 1-3 June 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia.
Two refugees brought to Estonia go to court
Of refugees of war brought to Estonia according to European migration plan, two have had recourse to the courts not being satisfied to status awarded. By today, the police have altered the way they operate.
17.05.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Next 12 refugees from Greece to arrive in Estonia next week
The next 12 refugees to be settled in Estonia under the European Union's migrant relocation program are to arrive in Estonia next week.
Commander-in-Chief convinced in increased NATO presence in Baltics
Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces Riho Terras tells Postimees in live studio he is convinced the Warsaw summit in the beginning of July will decide to increase NATO presence in Baltics. He underlined that in run-up to such summits, presenting of dark scenarios in reports is the norm.
22.04.2016, Marian VõsumetsPM
4 Estonian officials off to Greece to help register asylum seekers
The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board on Wednesday dispatched four officials to Greece to help the authorities of that country with the registration of refugees.
Three countries to join NATO cyber defense center
Finland, Greece and Turkey will at the beginning of the next week officially join the NATO Collective Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (CCD COE) based in Tallinn.
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.
Riigikogu shines green light on rescue package for Greeks
Yesterday, Estonian parliament decided to support third financial package to support Greece set to total €85.5bn.
19.08.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
Estonian parlt to convene extraordinary sitting on Tuesday to discuss Greek aid package
Estonian government on Thursday sent to the parliament the bill of the Greek aid package and asked the Riigikogu to convene an extraordinary sitting on Aug. 18.
Finland seeks to make migrants go home for money
A large yet little discussed problem for the overwhelmed EU immigration policy are asylum seekers whose need for asylum goes unconfirmed.
12.08.2015, Martin DislisPM
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 Reimer, RiiaPM
Turkey draws shivering Estonians desperate for a tan
Alas, the weather hath turned terrible in Estonia this summer. The result is folks fleeing the country, seeking for sunshine elsewhere in Europe with Turkey topping the charts.
29.07.2015, Anette ParkseppPM
Estonia under threat of forced aid to Greece
Though approved by Riigikogu's European Union Affairs Affairs Committee last Friday, financial aid for Greece within European Stability Mechanism (ESM) could just as well be forced upon us, say experts - and that in volumes prescribed by other members.
23.07.2015, Indrek MäePM
Estonia not against using EFSM to help Greece
Estonia is not against tapping into the European Financial Stability Mechanism (EFSM) to provide Greece with bridge financing.
Editorial: the brittle edge-of-knife deal
When asked by Postimees to sum up 2009 (our toughest in recent history), the twice prime minister Mart Laar stressed this: «IMF control and Latvian path avoided.»
Estonia envisions «nothing notable» tomorrow
Fresh from extraordinary Eurogroup gathering in Brussels, Estonian finance minister Sven Sester (IRL) told journalists at Tallinn Airport that nothing notable would be happening the day after rescue programme expires: Greece will not exit eurozone, Estonia’s and other euro users’ guarantees will not be capitalised, but Greece itself will experience increased financial instability.
29.06.2015, Georgi BeltadzePM
Editorial: mess made yet hope not lost
«Tsipras messed up.» The words by a eurozone official to Reuters serve to describe the conundrum created by the Greek prime minister by TV address to nation at midnight this past Saturday. On Friday evening the outlook had been a bit more benign: almost half a year of talks with the new Greek government under their belt, European leaders believed (or wanted to believe) that an agreement regarding continued Greek reforms would become reality. The needy one was Greece itself, firstly: this was the condition to be handed the last remaining €7.2bn of the €245bn aid package. The deadline is tomorrow as €1.6bn is to be paid back to International Monetary Fund.
Editorial: Greek poker-bluff at abyss-edge
Debt payments by Greece are due every month, and almost weekly: like on June 5th, 12th, 16th and 19th. The Syriza-led government is playing poker on other European nerves.
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.
Editorial: see you in four months … or sooner
To a bystander, Greece and the so-called troika – European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF – long look like the cacophonic quartet from a parable by Ivan Krylov. Which, as we know, ended in the morale: change the seating if you like, the sound gets no nicer.
Editorial: balm promised for Greek torments
Who could count the tragic ends of heroes in Greek mythology... This past weekend, fate came cruelly down Antonis Samaras and his centre-right New Democracy, after three years of navigating the treacherous waters of financial woes.