Mystically, another dam of same firm fails
With bottom gate for Kunda hydroelectric plant reservoir administrated by AS Generaator pried open for unknown reason this weekend, Monday night Valgejõgi River dam in Kuusalu Parish, Harju County owned by same company gave way.
10.08.2016, Andres EinmannPM
Buying a bottle? Show the passport
Test buys show identity documents are only asked of every second young buyer of alcohol. Still, outcome gladdens hearts of health activists by being better then before.
14.07.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
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
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.
Asylum in Estonia does not come easy
Estonia has hundreds of entries a year from third countries. Illegal entrants with no documents and likely to just «transit» through are put into Harku Detention Centre by Police and Border Guard Board (PPA). Those applying for asylum may usually lodge at liberty, at the shelter in Vao Village.
26.11.2015, Tiina KaukverePM
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
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.
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.
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.
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 authorities detect illegal transfers of money into Baltic banks
The economic security and anti-corruption department of the Russian Interior Ministry has detected illegal transfers of large amounts of funds from Moscow to non-residents' bank accounts in Estonia and Latvia, the ministry said in a press release.
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
Illegal wages recipient percentage persistent
Estonian Institute of Economic Research (EKI) says 11 percent of employees interviewed received «envelope wages» last year. In 2012 the percentage was 12.
Up to half of sugar sold in Estonia may be illegal - newspaper
Wholesalers claim that one third or even as much as half of the sugar sold in Estonia may be illegal, the business daily Aripaev says.
Refugees directed to Tallinn Prison territory
In the future, those hoping for international protection in Estonia and illegal entrants to be expelled from the country will be pooled together.
13.05.2013, Tuuli Koch