Gov. reaches compromise for security academy
Just as it happened in 2014, the government decided, after months of debates, not to move the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences to the border town of Narva yesterday. The town will host a training center that will be known as an academy college instead.
31.03.2017, Andres EinmannPM
Analysis: Moving the internal security academy expensive and risky
Moving the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences to Narva will cost approximately €10 million more than previously estimated. A number of teachers are likely to leave the school and certain specialties might not have enough students should the move plan be realized.
13.03.2017, Oliver KundPM
Fate of internal security academy hanging by a thread
A special political committee is set to convene tonight to decide the extent of moving the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences to Narva. That tensions are running high is reflected if only in the fact that two ministries' calculations concerning the cost of the move are €15 million apart and both have resorted to an arsenal of subtle arguments.
13.02.2017, Oliver KundPM
Legal committee discussed leak of Savisaar's case file
Attorney General Lavly Perling, Director of the Estonian Internal Security Service Arnold Sinisalu, and ministers Urmas Reinsalu and Andres Anvelt met with the Riigikogu Legal Affairs Committee yesterday to discuss the publication of the case file of Edgar Savisaar and other accused in the media.
13.12.2016, Liis VelskerPM
The era of crossing out spreadsheet entries is over
Minister of Internal Affairs Andres Anvelt promises to update the system instead of pursuing austerity for the sake of austerity in the field of internal security. He says that Estonia should restore community police, give municipal police more powers, and allow insurance companies to assist in documentation of traffic accidents.
01.12.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Traitor Dressen deprived of citizenship
The government decided yesterday to deprive Viktoria Dressen, wife of former Internal Security Service (KAPO) operative, convicted traitor Aleksei Dressen, of citizenship. Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said during the press conference that the decision constitutes a precedent in re-independent Estonia.
04.11.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Estonia needs a new rescue model
The state has saved a lot of money over the years by only making minimum financing available to the rescue board. The agency's need for investment has now reached a level where the rescue system needs to be either contracted or replaced with a cheaper version inside the next decade.
01.11.2016, Oliver KundPM
Churches shuffle lines of force
The clergy is humming as Estonia's two orthodox churches – Russian and Estonian – could be looking at a merger. Metropolitan Stefanus of the Orthodox Church of Estonia has made it his mission to turn Estonia into the first country to merge its orthodox churches.
30.09.2016, Oliver KundPM
Interior minister says shun provocations
Minister of internal affairs Hanno Pevkur (37) has, over these past three years, managed to govern both social and justice ministries. In the new post, he likes immediate contact with people.
11.04.2014, Tuuli Koch