Editorial: Finns sitting on a fence
Horrified, the Finnish reporters sat in silence. A Sauli Niinistö fidgeted, all nervous. For Vladimir Putin, this seemed not enough and he decided to quote a friend in Finland who once said that NATO was willing to fight Russia till the last Finn. Mr Putin asked: «Is that what you want?» And added: «We don´t need it.» The words were hardly soothing to anyone present.
Editorial: the Kremlin TV show
In an interview to Postimees in November, a leading Russian media expert Valeri Solovei said he had no idea when the state propaganda effect would weaken on Russia's society but he guessed there would be a glitch in the system someday. Looks like this is troubling the very leaders in Russia in these days of dark clouds gathering on home turf. The grumbling is growing louder. Increasingly, protest actions pop up in various corners of Russia.
State may recover €10m
Estonia is considering contesting decision by European Commission, said economy minister Kristen Michal. The Saturday press conference held at the ministry also featured its transportation vice chancellor Ahti Kuningas and Estonian Air CEO Jan Palmér.
09.11.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Nordic Aviation mounts up with wings of Slovenes
Held at economy ministry Saturday afternoon, the end-of-Estonian Air press conference was curt and business-like, to-the-point and free from the feeling of a funeral. The event held in the evening at Tallinn Airport to present the fresh and aspiring Estonian national airline Nordic Aviation Group was altogether other than: the atmosphere was festive, coffee and buns straight out of oven, and lion's share of the 24 of new staff present with tired yet happy and hopeful faces sporting a blue T-shirt enthusing that «Flights are Happening».
09.11.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Prosecutor provides details of Savisaar suspicion
This Tuesday morning, Security Police submitted suspicion to Edgar Savisaar regarding repeated acceptance of bribes. According to Attorney-General Lavly Perling addressing a press conference at 4 pm, Edgar Savisaar stands suspected in four episodes.
Doctors take tough decision
At 10 o’clock yesterday morning, six physicians convened to Tartu University Hospital intensive care unit to discuss action regarding Centre Party chairman and mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar under constant anaesthesia since early Thursday morning last week, his right leg under attack by flesh-eating bacteria.
24.03.2015, Priit PulleritsPM
Russia to start ratification of border treaty with Estonia soon - Lavrov
Russia will soon start the process of ratification of the border treaty with Estonia and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov does not rule out a visit to Tallinn to exchange the ratification letters, Russian news agency Interfax reports.
Minister: Focusing on media security not necessary at present
It has not been necessary in Estonia to put a special focus on questions of media security, Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur said on Thursday.
Prime Minister drags Defence Forces into politics
In Estonia yesterday, NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg met at Ämari Air Base with local servicemen and Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas (Reform Party, RE), but defence minister Sven Mikser (soc dems, SDE) was not invited – due to opposition by prime minister and his team, we hear. Also, Mr Stoltenberg festively met with President Toomas Henrik Ilves and foreign minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus (RE). The meeting with Mr Mikser got scheduled last of all.
21.11.2014, Liisa TagelPM
Ilves expects swift solution for kidnapping
President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves says armed kidnapping info Russia of security police officer this morning near Luhamaa border point is unacceptable. He expects the incident to be solved swiftly.
Video: Presidents of Estonia and the USA at joint press conference
Presidents of Estonia and the USA, Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Barack Obama, at joint press conference in Tallinn today.