Estonia promises to continue contributing to solving migration crisis
Estonia is still ready to contribute to solving the migration crisis by focusing on the condition of children in a crisis, Estonia's representative affirmed on Monday at the high-level meeting for refugees and migrants at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.
Calaisi sisserändajate laagris elab 6901 inimest
Prantsusmaa põhjaosas Calaisi sisserändajate laagris elab viimase ametliku loenduse kohaselt 6901 inimest, teatasid reedel võimuesindajad.
Editorial: European unity needed to solve migration crisis
At the moment, the European Union is faced with largest migration of nations since end of WW2. People are coming from various parts of the world and for various reasons.
Half hundred Vietnamese «creatively» smuggled into Estonia
Prosecutor confirms hunt after human traffickers caught last week near border with 11 Vietnamese actually begun last November when 15 Vietnamese got smuggled into Estonia and two gang members arrested.
20.04.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Unconventional warfare expert: Europe must prepare for the worst
When fighting ISIS, it is paramount to counteract their recruiting activities in Europe and this is best done by European Muslims themselves says Estonian Defence Forces Major Margus Kuul with Master's from US Naval Postgraduate School in defence analysis and irregular warfare.
13.04.2016, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Survey: 2/3 of Estonian citizens see refugee crisis as bigger threat than Russia
Two-thirds of Estonian citizens regard the migration crisis as a bigger threat than the danger of a Russian aggression, it appears from a poll commissioned by the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (MTU Uhiskonnauuringute Instituut).
Security police head says safety is nothing absolute
As assured by Security Police chief Arnold Sinisalu, there is no need to be overly worried about terror attacks in Estonia at the moment. Neither is there any need to fear the threat arising with newly arriving migrants, there being no proof of radicals having entered thru such channel.
23.03.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Editorial: migrants on Estonia-Russia border?
May Russia direct to Estonian border the asylum seekers flow halted at Norwegian and Finnish borders by high level agreements? The honest answer is yes. True, the option is still hypothetical. The other issue being: how, in that case, would Estonian institutions and society react?
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
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
Swedish defence analysis admits migration is serious threat
Migration – into Nordics and out of Baltics – poses considerable security risk to Baltic Sea Region (BSR) as admitted by freshly released research ordered by Swedish defence ministry.
06.01.2016, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Initial refugees to reach Estonia in January
In interview, Police and Border Guard Board communication officer Priit Põdra sent to Italy on November 2nd to prepare relocation of refugees to Estonia confirms that the initial eight people are arriving in January.
08.12.2015, Piret LaksonPM
Prime Minister: Dividing refugees proportionally in EU is important step
According to Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas the deal according to which refugees will be divided between European Union member states proportionally is an important step forward.
Estonia to get 373 migrants according to Commission's new plan
According to the new proposal of the European Commission 373 migrants would be sent to Estonia, the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant reports.
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
Report: Non-EU immigrants mainly come to Estonia for reasons of family, study
The overwhelming majority of immigrants coming to live in Estonia from non-EU countries come here as part of family- or study-related migration, it appears from a study on the country's options in migration policy.
Migrants dream big at the gate of Europe
«Our God, help us,» 22-year-old Muhammed mumbled when he saw the sea. He was on the shores of Libya. On the other side was Europe. But he had to get on that boat. The young Moslem had a dream, you see – to become a big businessman. And where else could he do it if not in Europe, right?
05.05.2015, Marian MänniPM
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 man detained on Lithuanian-Polish border for smuggling Vietnamese nationals
Border guards detained an Estonian citizen near the Lithuanian-Polish border Thursday on an attempt to take four illegal immigrants from Vietnam across the border to Poland, spokespeople for the Lithuanian border guard service said on Friday.
Two out of 17 Vietnamese caught in South Estonia still waiting for repatriation
Of the 17 illegal Vietnamese migrants caught in South Estonia at the beginning of February 15 have been repatriated, while the remaining two persons still need to be identified.
One third of Estonian residents with migrant background do not speak Estonian
One third of Estonian residents with a migrant background aged 15-74 do not speak the official language of the country, the share of non-Estonian-speakers being the largest among citizens of Russia, it appears from data released by the national statistics office on Tuesday.