71 families lose loved ones in road accidents in 2016
Last year 71 people lost their lives in road accidents in Estonia.
Tallinn borough head asks police to strengthen security at Christmas market
The governor of the Central Tallinn borough, Alar Naame, has asked the police to increase their presence at Tallinn's Christmas market to assure visitors' safety.
Küpsemas on euroala ühtsete võlakirjade idee
Euroopa keskpank on uurimisele võtnud euroala erinevate riskitasemetega võlakirjade loomise plaani, kirjutab Bloomberg.
Editorial: Estonians up in arms
Estonia has above 27,000 weapons owners in possession of some 68,000 hunting, sports and self defence guns. Initial applications for permits are sharply up this year with six month figures exceeding 2012 and nearly equaling 2013 totals. The reasons vary from the EU trend towards toughening gun laws to the added sense of security.
Minister: Tallinn airport bomb threat maker knew how to make himself hard to find
Estonian Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur said that the person who made a bomb threat against Estonia-Germany flights knew how to make finding him as difficult as possible.
Editorial: Estonia touched by the tragedy of Nice
Of the people dead or injured after the truck attack in Nice, over half were from abroad. And for the first time, terrorism and its consequences have brought mourning and grief into families in Estonia.
Kõrgest soost kaksikud: Volvo V90 ja S90 (1)
Ei saa välistada, et kolm suurt sakslast vaatavad Rootsi poole, murekorts laubal. Luksuslikud, moodsad ja igatpidi mugavad Volvo S90 ja V90 annavad selleks mitu head põhjust.
16.07.2016, Esta TatrikPM
On road to Syria, fear nearly turned Toom back
When about to enter into Syria from Lebanon this past weekend, MEP Yana Toom (Centre Party, ALDE) said she was actually about to turn around for the sake of security. EU imposed sanctions on Syria in 2011, extended this May till July 2017.
13.07.2016, Georgi BeltadzePM
Editorial: rules are not for breaking
Yesterday, Postimees wrote about potential danger posed by new buildings being erected using flawed material. At the moment, we have two schoolhouses, an apartment house, and two office buildings under construction featuring defective blocks.
Editorial: traces of the fear of Chernobyl
At Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden on April 28, radioactive particles were detected on clothing worn by staff. The Swedes went on a search where these were from. Thirty years back, this was the initial hint to the free world about a severe nuclear disaster in Western part of the Soviet Union with contaminated clouds spreading across Europe.
Estonia ranks 10th in EU in terms of road safety
Estonia ranks 10th among 28 European Union countries in terms of road safety, it appears from statistics published by the European Commission on Thursday.
Editorial: fighting? Seek to agree
The truck transport tussle is worthy or broader public attention. The law says carriers adhere not to rules. Truckers smell persecution. Feels like the nation needs to interfere.
Norma backs out from making safety belts
A producer of car safety devices, Norma has been making safety belts for over four decades beginning in 1973. Now, a best known industrial enterprise in Estonia, they have focused on details providing greater added value.
21.12.2015, Tõnis OjaPM
Clients complain over flights in clunkers
To summarise the opening month of new national airline Nordic Aviation Group, an Estonian aviation specialist said it best: he'd not sit in these clunkers. The passengers are grumpy but the staff of Nordic seeks to soothe – come January, being constantly late and having hair stand on end in air will be history.
03.12.2015, Liis VelskerPM
By phone, police threatened of repeat of Paris events in Narva
In Estonia, the initial serious repercussion of Friday's terrorist events came in less than 24 hours. From, Narva, alarm centre received a phone call from a man promising to repeat everything what had just transpired on the streets of Paris.
16.11.2015, Risto BerendsonPM
State seeks to lower speed limit on dangerous roads
Road Administration is compiling a new traffic safety program wherein lower limits are considered where quality is not the 90 km/h kind, to bring down deadly accidents statistics.
26.08.2015, Indrek MäePM
The next hazard to hogs: human curiosity
Agriculture ministry says the public has overheated with interests towards African swine fever: journalists and others need to consider that by thronging near burial sites they endanger the swine that are well.
18.08.2015, Indrek MäePM
Editorial: no rules replace responsibility
The serious accident in Viimsi water park slide this Saturday is worthy of attention whether the new facilities are guilty or not. While safety of use is a must, let us never forget the personal responsibility to be cautious and think ahead. Rules will always be general, and every incident unique.
Scientist says Estonia «lulled by pig fever staying in woods only»
Till yesterday morning, Tartu County farms remained untouched by African fever. But once it hit, a large farm was the target with 1,200 swine to be killed. Life Sciences professor claims the development was foreseen.
31.07.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Editorial: pigs dying, folks crying
Pity the pig farmers stricken by the plague. For a moment, let's restrain the epistles about what cold have been done better prevention wise. The fever is such a sad thing to happen... economically and emotionally, to owners and employees. As well as a warning to others.
Editorial: just a matter of time
The swine fever surfacing in three Estonian farms spells losses for owners and raises the question of sufficiency of governmental measures.
Estonian ministry: Security measures of US embassy within terms of memorandum
After a report of alleged unauthorized surveillance of people in the street on behalf of the U.S. embassy in Tallinn, the Estonian Interior Ministry analyzed the memorandum on providing for the security of the diplomatic representation and confirmed that neither side has overstepped the terms of the memorandum.
Eesti Energia says killed miners had years of experience
The two miners killed in an accident in the underground Estonia mine Thursday night had many years of experience, said the owner of the mine, the state-held energy group Eesti Energia.
Police launch criminal probe into Auvere power plant accident
The East Prefecture of the Police and Border Guard Board has opened a criminal investigation into Tuesday's accident at the Auvere power plant in northeastern Estonia that left eight people injured.
Maltese maritime investigators probing grounding of Estonian-owned MV Kertu
The Marine Safety Investigation Unit of Malta is investigating the grounding of the Maltese registered MV Kertu, a general cargo vessel belonging to the Estonian company Baltic Maritime Logistics Group that ran aground near the south end of the Stockholm archipelago in Swedish territorial waters early on Wednesday, Malta Today reported.
Jüri Arrak gets foot driven off
He walks. On one leg plus two crutches. Briskly, for a man advanced in years. The artist, Jüri Arrak, is 77. Six weeks back, he got his foot driven off. Doctors say Mr Arrak might walk on his two legs in a year. Or later. But what happened, then, on June 18th?
31.07.2014, Kaspar JõgevaPM
Editorial: the absent barrier
In a grave accident at Raasiku, Harju County yesterday, a Tallinn-Tartu passenger train was hit by a heavy truck. The crash claimed two lives – one in truck, the other in train. Several were injured. With a hundred-some folks travelling towards Tartu in the four-carriage Elron train, if might easily have been worse.
Editorial: the speed camera – saviour of lives or money machine?
While on its website Police and Border Guard Board explicitly calls speed cameras saviours of lives, they might as well explain themselves to public at large.
Editorial: on the road to safer traffic
Hearing a politician talk on traffic culture usually sounds like the age-old political satire of «forming a committee» for deep research on something i.e. sweeping the subject under carpet. Like any culture, traffic culture is shaped over a longer period of time and a decision or – in Legalese – a measure will never bring fast results.
Kallas: law no panacea for road safety
European Union desires inspection of motorcycles and shorter intervals for technical control of old automobiles.
30.10.2013, Kalev Aasmäe