Speed and maturity not enough to secure victory
The rally gods must have something special in store for Ott Tänak in the future as the Estonian has been allowed to come within touching distance of one too many rally victories. Tänak and his co-driver Martin Järveoja were just 3.8 seconds behind the leaders going into the final day of the Swedish rally but had to settle for second place overall after being forced to admit the superiority of Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila on three stages on Sunday.
13.02.2017, Kristjan Jaak KangurPM
Estonian thieves specialized
“Sometimes you have ten minutes, other times it's two hours, as that is how long the ferry takes,” an Estonian policeman in Helsinki describes his work. He gives an account for the first time on how our criminals behave on the other side of the gulf and how they are caught.
04.01.2017, Oliver Kund
Fotod: vaata, kuidas näeb välja maailma kitsaim maja
Kas sina teadsid, et maailma kõige kitsam maja ei asu mitte New Yorgis või Londonis, vaid hoopis Poola pealinnas Varssavis? Tegu on niivõrd kitsa elamuga, et tänavalt vaadates ei pane seda isegi tähele.
2 Estonians killed working on high voltage power line in Sweden
Two workers from Estonia were killed in a work related accident in Sweden on Monday when they began replacing a high voltage power line without making sure that power had been switched off and were hit with 30,000 volts of power.
Number of passengers traveling from Finland to Estonia, Sweden on same level for 1st time
In the first half of the year the number of ship passengers who traveled between Estonia and Finland for the first time reached the same level as the number of passengers who traveled between Finland and Sweden.
Tiit Vähi: anti-Russia torch of war damaging to business
Estonia ought to alter current course and support removal of anti-Russia economic sanctions imposed after annexation of Crimea says former prime minister turned transit businessman Tiit Vähi.
04.07.2016, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
NATO waving a red rag under nose of Russia
No threat to Russia militarily speaking, the US battalions in Baltics would irritate the Kremlin by their mere presence at Russian border. In response, just to flex muscles, the latter may move over its most modern armaments.
30.05.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Swedish-American invalid carriage caught in Estonian red tape
For quite a time, the wheelchaired Jako Stein sought for a fitting vehicle. He got one finally from Sweden but in Estonia the Road Administration requires costly lab tests for a van for years acceptable on Swedish roads.
18.05.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Police Board: the men have not helped to be identified
In these recent weeks, four men of African origin have been released from detention centre and are now at homeless shelter in Tallinn. They were released as the maximal 18 months period allowed for organizing expulsion expired.
02.05.2016, Maige LeppPM
Sõnajalg bros wind park partly financed by major Swedish tax debtor
Busy building a Sindi, Pärnu County wind park, Eurowind is owned by equal parts by turbine maker Eleon owned by Andres and Oleg Sõnajal, and a Panama-registered company E3WA. Representative and owner of the latter is Pär Anton Henrik Stigell (46) who according to Swedish tax board data owes the state 130 million kronor (€14.2m). Into the wind farm, Mr Stigell has invested half million euros.
28.04.2016, Aivar ÕepaPM
Commander-in-Chief convinced in increased NATO presence in Baltics
Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces Riho Terras tells Postimees in live studio he is convinced the Warsaw summit in the beginning of July will decide to increase NATO presence in Baltics. He underlined that in run-up to such summits, presenting of dark scenarios in reports is the norm.
22.04.2016, Marian VõsumetsPM
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
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?
Top footballer dives into «life as usual»
Twice champion of Estonia, twice the top scorer of the season, picked best player of the entire championship last year, Ingemar Teever has hereby decided to go make a living outside of football.
08.03.2016, Madis KalvetPM
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 Reimer, RiiaPM
70 people operating as professional thieves in Tallinn
Northern prefect Kristian Jaani and criminal police chief Urmet Tambre cover nuances of last year's crime and Estonia-related human trafficking.
04.02.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Estonia-Norway combat vehicle deal triggers war of words
The recent decision to purchase 37 combat vehicle hulls from Norway has turned acrimonious as the enterprise beaten at procurement accuses defence ministry of large scale waste of taxpayer money. To refute the accusations, ministry agreed to disclose details.
25.01.2016, Oliver KundPM
EMT and Elion deleted
Though the Swedish TeliaSonera owned telecommunications company Eesti Telekom since early 2010, now every client knows as well. The bells have tolled to the Estonian brands EMT and Elion, and starting today all services are offered by Telia Eesti. Brought in to lead the enterprise from January, Swede Dan Strömberg says this is a new beginning in lots of ways.
20.01.2016, Kadri Hansalu
Saab sõlmis hiinlastega miljarditehingu
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) allkirjastas lepingu, millega müüb Hiina kosmosetehnoloogia ettevõttele Volinco 20 000 Saabi elektriautot, kirjutab Reuters.
Africa en example for energy independence to Estonia
Thanks to technology revolution, the Estonian eager for innovation will within years break free from energy taxes imposed by the state, and of the major producers pampered with subsidies, predicts World Energy Council's European region head Einari Kisel.
11.01.2016, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Editorial: with NATO, or without?
These past years, Russia has not shown itself the trustworthiest of neighbours. As a result, the nations near it are seeking additional guarantees of security.
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
Editorial: Estonians. Pro-Europe, but troubled
Are the people in Estonia pleased with the EU? On the one hand, the satisfaction with belonging is still high and our folks feel Europeans, EU citizens. On the other hand, they are worried about what's happening in Europe, especially with what isn't immediately seen in Estonia (immigration crisis, terrorism, the debt crisis of member states) and those who don't think EU image is positive are far more numerous than in spring.
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
Emotions the string pulling Estonians back home again
Estonians dwelling abroad think Compatriots Programme benefits to be vital when teaching their kids the native tongue and culture – the cord to Estonia that serves to bring people back in later years as shown by impact assessment.
18.12.2015, Liis VelskerPM
Editorial: at rest. At home
«My father’s land, my dearest love, I’ll never thee forsake, And should I die a thousand deaths, That penalty I’ll take! Let jealous strangers say their part, They’ll never tear thee from my heart, My father’s land!» as goes a best known poem known and sung in Estonia, by Lydia Koidula, to then state the solemn desire to «lay to rest here in thy bosom, my sacred land Estonia!»
Come spring, Under and Adson to be reburied in Estonia
The long-lasting debate regarding reburial of family of poetess Marie Under from Sweden into homeland is hereby in full swing – as soon as end of January, culture ministry is hoping to trigger the process and lay the remains at rest at Rahumäe Cemetery.
09.12.2015, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: the clear red line
The Syrian civil war and Russia's involvement in it have come to a complex stage where, due to variety of options, the further development is difficult to see as additionally muddied by Turkey downing a Russian jet on Syrian border yesterday with one pilot dead. The only thing clear is the line the Turks drew: with warning ignored, action follows.
Nimekiri: need on Skandinaavia kõige paremad restoranid
Skandinaavia parimate restoranide edetabel White Guide Nordic lisas koostöös toiduprogrammiga Eesti Maitsed tänavu oma nimistusse ka 25 Eesti restorani, mida hindas rahvusvahelistest sõltumatutest ekspertidest koosnev töörühm White Guide'i kriteeriumitele vastavalt.
18.11.2015, Kristel TrellPM
Editorial: is Schengen dead?
We're living in a world where virtual reality sometimes feels more real than life itself. When nations which have agreed to do away with internal borders restore border checks due to influx of refugees, can we speak about Schengen treaty still valid? True: it does allow border control in certain situations and we can still travel freely from Tallinn to Lisbon with ID-card only, so both de jure and de facto if feels business as usual. But... is it?
Jan Palmér: Estonian Air restructuring programme was excellent
Estonian Air's CEO Jan Palmér with aviation background in Sweden and Denmark is convinced the restructuring plan prepared for the airline three years ago was very good.
09.11.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Finnish professor: Putin is seeking cooperation
Last week featured a lecture at University of Tartu by Tuomas Forsberg, international politics lecturer at Tampere University and a leading Russian expert in Finland, who says the West was overly optimistic regarding Vladimir Putin at the beginning of last decade, but extremely pessimistic now.
06.11.2015, Nils NiitraE24
Sangari turundusdirektor: teenindaja saab oma palga parandamiseks palju teha
Teenindaja saab enda palga parandamiseks palju ise ära teha, sõnas särgitootja Sangar turundusdirektor Raul Saks tänasel Rimi majanduskonverentsil.
04.11.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
Estonia may miss refugees for Christmas
This coming Monday, Police and Border Guard Board communications officer Priit Põdra (29) goes to Italy to prepare how Estonia will be picking refugees from camps and bringing them here.
29.10.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
US expert: Moscow wouldn't respond to Finland's, Sweden's NATO membership with force
Barry M. Blechman, co-founder of the Stimson Center think tank, said he doesn't believe Moscow would respond in a military way if Sweden and Finland were to join NATO.
Editorial: drunkenness decisively demolished?
Long is the history of fighting alcohol. Even on pages of Postimees. Writes founder Johann Voldemar Jannsen, in Perno Postimees editorial over 150 years ago: «Estonians should have fewer drunkards among us. I know nothing that has thus damaged the nation, and harmed the well-being of their minds and pocket books as vodka. What a shame if Russians would beat us in their contempt for it!»
Fixed rate electricity tariffs would power monopoly
While supposedly favorable for consumers and network operators, in current situation flat rate electricity tariffs would only boost the monopoly of Elektrilevi on the market.
19.10.2015, Siiri LiivaPM
Estonian guys tower among the tall in Europe
Untriumphant at European championships in basketball, Team Estonia was sadly short in eyes of media and coaches. In 2010, the basketball union went as far as to proclaim a find-the-tall campaign. So are male Estonians shorties?
22.09.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Sister and brother battle bother on border
A daily task for Estonia's border guards is phone calls to parents from airport to check if it's okay for their kids to leave the country - the mom and dad have forgotten to «attach» a letter of permission. But even that may not suffice, as a paper acceptable in Estonia may spell suspicion in child abduction to an adult escort elsewhere.
14.08.2015, Oliver KundPM
SEB: Estonia hit by housing price bubble
Estonians may enjoy consuming boom till entrepreneurs are able to produce ever more effectively, lift wages and keep unemployment rise in check, says SEB chief Allan Parik, who thinks that while sailing on thin ice in this crisis-smelling world, Estonian businessmen stand on secure foundations and have thus far managed to react correctly to changes in economic environment. Domestic consumption remains solid, unemployment is low, and entrepreneurs are showing strong competitiveness on the weak external markets. No near term solution is to be expected t the differences with Russia, and therefore it makes no sense inserting deals with them into business plans.
06.08.2015, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Govt plans long and winding road to vodka shop
Yesterday, social ministry presented alcohol market report ordered from Estonian Institute of Economic Research (EKI) in 2014 underlying dominating trends, attitudes and observations in the domain of drinking.
05.08.2015, Kerli KivistuE24
Rootslane rajas eduka pesuäri Lasnamäele
Alguses tuli Eestisse tootmine, jäärel ladu ja nii edasi, kuni lõpuks järgnes ka tema, tunnistab rootslasest pesuärimees Peter-Carl Yngve, kes on kolinud oma ettevõtte Rootsist Eestisse, Lasnamäele.
21.07.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
Medieval cog parked beneath building in Tallinn
Till the beginning of August, all those interested are welcome to come glance at ship wrecks unearthed while building apartment houses in Tivoli Quarters, Tallinn.
16.07.2015, Uwe GnadeteichPM
Reader: why I don’t welcome the refugees, in light of Swedish multikulti
To tell you I’m indifferent towards immigrants would be a lie. In reality, in my own atheistic way I’m praying and heartily desiring that Estonia would never be faced with the problems caused by immigrants from Moslem nations, currently so actual in Europe, writes Postimees reader Marit Hermann – an Estonian with experience of living in Sweden.
06.05.2015, Marit HermannPM
Nordic cos reach agreement on tightening cooperation, including with Baltics
The Nordic countries have agreed to tighten cooperation, including with the Baltic countries, the Norwegian daily Aftenposten reports.
US fighter jets destroy ground targets at Estonia's central training ground
U.S. F-16 fighter jets fired at ground targets during a joint training exercise of the air forces of Estonia and the United States at the Estonian defense forces' central training ground Wednesday.
Sweden severs contracts with Estonian air carrier
At the beginning of March, Swedish transport agency terminated three service agreements with Estonian air carrier Avies and will not be entering any new ones.
10.03.2015, Aivar ÕepaPM
Sweden’s asylum seekers are hopping to Estonia for shopping
In Police and Border Guard Board internal mailing list, Northern prefect thereof Kristian Jaani painted an overview of last year highlighting the rising trend of people waiting for asylum in Sweden travelling to Estonia to buy cheap alcohol though not permitted to leave the kingdom.
22.01.2015, Tiina KaukvereE24
Sangar ostis Rootsi särgitootja
Eesti särgitootja Sangar lostis Rootsi ettevõtte ja kaubamärgi «Oscar of Sweden», mis võimaldab laieneda uutele turgudele.
19.01.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
In two years, bank secrecy buried
From 2016 onwards it makes no sense to hide income by private accounts in Swiss banks of family funds in Liechtenstein – data thereof will be dropping straight into our Tax and Customs Board server.
27.11.2014, Tõnis OjaPM
King of Sweden talks to Estonian logistics officer at NBG exercise
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on Tuesday looked at the Joint Action 14 exercise of the Nordic Battle Group (NBG) at Hagshult, Sweden and conversed with Lt. Riho Juurik, head of the Estonian contingent's movement control team, among others.
Estonians in Swedish training for dire disorder
Thus says the training scenario: in South-East Sweden, a country called Bogaland has been declared. In Bogaland – no European values....
10.11.2014, Oliver KundPM
Swedish expert says situation «very frustrating»
In light of past few days’ events there’s not much hope of search in Stockholm waters serving up something revealing, observes Ingmar Oldberg, a Russia policy expert at Swedish Institute for International Affairs.
23.10.2014, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: conflict brewing in Baltic Sea waters
Ever since Friday, Swedish armed forces have fishing for reasons for «foreign underwater activity». Among the isles of Stockholm, a broad military operation is underway – one involving vessels, choppers and infantry.
From the streets: Estonians expect Obama to be definite and decisive
People gathered to see Barack Obama drive by were of the opinion the visit is worth the while, and significant, considering the current situation – proving to Mr Putin that NATO article 5 stands sure.
03.09.2014, Meribel Sinikalda
Saabi omanik otsib investorit tootmise taaselustamiseks
Rootsi autotootja omanik National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) peab läbirääkimisi mitme potentsiaalse investoriga, et taaselustada autode tootmine ja tulevaste mudelite arendamine, vahendab Whatcar?.
Estonian car thieves plague elite of Stockholm
Swedish media says crooks from Estonia caused 80 million kronor worth of harm.
17.03.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Swedish media: Sweden snoops in Baltics
As disclosed by Uppdrag Granskning, the investigative TV programme by Swedish Public Broadcasting SVT, radio intelligence centre (FRA) of Swedish Defence Forces is snooping after the Baltic States and Russian private enterprises, sharing data with USA.
Editorial: Estonia’s security in Swedish hands (also)
Global tensions dominated by Middle-East, splashed like instant waves over the planet by international media, should bring security issues into every mind and heart. Sadly, a peaceful tomorrow is not a given; especially when not prepared for today. Therefore, we must try our best and keep a watchful eye on world developments – particularly with nearest neighbours.
Obama, Swedish PM appreciate ties with Baltics
U.S. President Barack Obama and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt made mention of cooperation with the Baltic states in a joint statement issued following their meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday.
Premia Foods files claim against Swedish farm authority
Overumans Fisk AB, subsidiary of the Premia Foods food group in Sweden, has filed a claim against the Swedish Board of Agriculture in connection with administrative proceedings initiated against it in May 2012 that resulted in the destruction of 17 tons of fish fingerlings.
Estonia Opened Honorary Consulate in Halmstad, Sweden
On Monday, 25 March, Foreign Ministry Secretary General for Legal and Consular Affairs Lauri Bambus opened Estonia’s honorary consulate in Halmstad. It is Estonia’s seventh honorary consulate in Sweden. Estonia’s new honorary consul is Jan Erling Lennart Gunnesson.
Swedish girls grab for job in Estonian store
A job in a Tallinn supermarket and housing in somebody’s Kopli flat turned Swedish girls into grown-up women, in a month.
11.03.2013, Tiina Kaukvere