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.
Editorial: let there be truth with mercy
This is no theatre – as assured us by prosecutor and victim beaten by Tiit Ojasoo in her public appeal. Here, we need to realise that on top of the totally condemnable violence, we have flesh and blood people with their feelings and future.
Best and worst law of 2015 announced
Postimees and Estonian Service Industry Association jury declares Citizenship Act amendments as best and tax rise package as worst law of last year.
22.02.2016, Andres EinmannPM
Editorial: statemanship v cheap points hunt
Assessing the legislation, we paint quite a good picture of responsibility shown at Toompea. Five years ago, Estonian Service Industry Association initiated its best/worst law competition doing a decent job reflecting the words/deeds balance in our politicians. Wanting to get something done in earnest v pure populism.
Licensing may force 80 pct of payday loan providers in Estonia to close in March
The requirement for providers of express loans to register with the Financial Supervision Authority may force 80 percent of the companies providing such loans in Estonia now to close in March, considering the length of the proceeding.
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.
Pildid: Jude Lawst sai paavst
Inglise näitleja Jude Law kehastus telegigandi HBO uues sarjas «The Young Pope» Rooma paavstiks.
05.08.2015, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Survey: difficulty of identifying immigrants a major hazard
Survey ordered by interior ministry says strongest security threat related to intake of immigrants is entry of unidentified individuals.
23.07.2015, Helen MihelsonE24
Google asutas Leedus firma
USA infotehnoloogia- ja netiotsingufirma Google on asutanud Leedus firma Google Lithuania.
Estonian court denies early release to traitor Herman Simm
A first-tier court in Estonia on Tuesday ruled not to grant early release on parole to Herman Simm who was convicted of treason in 2009.
Parlt approves amendments to simplify acquisition of citizenship
The Estonian parliament on Wednesday passed with votes 61-12 a government-initiated bill of amendments to the Citizenship Act and State Fees Act that will ease acquisition of Estonian citizenship for persons aged 65 years and over, allow minors to hold the citizenship of other countries besides Estonia, and enable stateless parents' children aged below 15 years obtain Estonian citizenship at birth.
Estonian govt approves national defense bill
The Estonian government on Thursday approved the draft national defense law that combines three separate laws regulating defense of the country at present.
As one, the people denounce drink-in-public act
A poll ordered by National Institute for Health Development (TAI) says Estonians stand united against public drinking: a remarkable 82 percent were not supportive of alcohol consumption okayed in public.
23.09.2014, Liis VelskerPM
Editorial: aim at health of mother and child
Is home birth risky? Riskier, definitely, as compared to Estonia’s well-equipped hospitals... The argument of most home births being a success is certainly irrelevant.
Work capacity reform delayed
Yesterday, Riigikogu social commission received amendments to work capacity reform bill by coalition MPs whereby the latter desire to raise the income level triggering cuts to work capacity benefits and to postpone entry into force of the law by half a year till January 1st 2016.
12.08.2014, Anette ParkseppPM
Road Administration aims to measure speed in novel way
Estonian Road Administration has set its eyes on some dozen highway sections to use a speed measuring system based on calculating how fast a vehicle drove by the time it took to pass between two measuring points.
08.08.2014, Andres EinmannPM
For shoplifter and pickpocket, outlook’s rosy
You bet: plans to raise petty thievery criminalisation bar from current €64 to €200 will lead to explosive growth of damages by minor shoplifting and the like. Estonian Traders Association, therefore, has proposed that the parliamentary legal committee, processing the draft amendment to Penal Code, go for €100 – as a compromise.
09.01.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Governmental green light to giving birth at home
Yesterday, government of Estonia approved amendment to Health Care Services Organisation Act which will, among other things, regulate the option of giving birth to babies at home. Up to now, the option has been unregulated by law, not allowing midwives to provide quality assistance in people’s homes, social minister Taavi Rõivas said at government press conference.
Political strikes face state ban
Last week, a bill by Ministry of Social Affairs was sent to be ratified by Riigikogu regarding amendments to Collective Agreement Act and Collective Labour Dispute Resolution Act, forbidding interruption of work with intent to influence the activities of executive power, legislative power and judicial power.
13.12.2013, Liina ValdrePM
The sick shoved off driver’s seat
Currently, only family doctor can inform Road Administration that certain drivers should not grab the wheel, due to health problems. Soon, medical specialists and occupational health doctors will have the same rights, as, regrettably, family doctors may not be aware of their patients’ declining health. Also, the new order forces people to personally announce deterioration of health.
21.11.2013, Hanneli RudiPM
Estonia's audit office criticizes draft state budget law
The draft law on the state budget is not consistent with good law-making practice and rules of legislative drafting, Estonia's National Audit Office said in its opinion on the bill drawn up by the Finance Ministry.
Prime Minister advises Kaisma Commune to seek justice in court
According to prime minister Andrus Ansip, leaders of the former Pärnu County commune Kaisma ought to sue the Vändra rural municipality council decision to abolish Kaisma electoral district. At yesterday’s government press briefing, Mr Ansip said agreements are to be honoured, this being a case for the courts.
State takes step to curb overcriminalisation
Draft launched for coordination, yesterday, will considerably alter penal power; even so, its main aim is bringing clarity.
18.07.2013, Madis FilippovPM
Elections law allows bullying small communes
Vändra commune opts not to fulfil merger agreement with Kaisma commune. The stronger may do as it pleases, with no punishment looming.
09.07.2013, Kaspar JõgevaPM
Estonian parlt adopts amendments easing immigration of top specialists
The parliament on Thursday passed amendments to the Aliens Act that will make it easier to bring foreign top-level specialists and scientists into Estonia.
Depp, Farrell ja Law annetasid palga Ledgeri tütrele
Näitlejad Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell ja Jude Law annetasid filmis «The imaginarium of dr. Parnassus» osalemisega teenitud raha aasta algul surnud näitleja Heath Ledgeri tütrele Matildale.
16.08.2008, Teelemari LoonetElu
Gary Barlow ja Jude Law on kõige ilusamate soengutega staarid
Ansambli Take That staar Gary Barlow ja näitleja Jude Law on parimate soengutega staarid, nagu selgub meeste kosmeetikafirma Brylcreem poolt tehtud küsitluse tulemustest.
18.12.2007, Priit LiivisteElu
Sienna Miller soovib, et oleks saanud kuulsaks enne suhet Jude Law´ga
Näitlejatar Sienna Miller ei kahetse suhet Jude Law´ga, kuid soovib, et ta oleks alustanud oma Hollywoodi karjääri juba enne suhte algust.
27.11.2007, Priit Liiviste