A week after attack: I see I've never been so near a place of death
«Maman, maman!» almost whispers a teenage girl to her mother, a white rose in hand and in great need of encouragement and assurance of this being the right place to place her flower – amid the hundreds of other blossoms and toys and flags and T-shirts and the rest.
25.07.2016, Heili SibritsPM
Estonian in Nice: before fireworks, a cashier said they fear a terror attack
Vacationing in Nice with family, entrepreneur Peter Priisalm wrote in social media that just before the fireworks a cashier in a local store told then that a terrorist attack was feared on the beach. Thankfully, Mr Priisalm left the location early as the kids were tired.
15.07.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Stage builder: absolute anarchy allowed
The total lack of rules in Estonia allows any ignoramus to be in the business of creating contraptions as platforms for public events, says Event Center project manager Margus Jaago operating here and in Finland.
26.05.2016, Oliver KundPM
Death lurking at summer events
In Estonia, outdoor stage platforms for summer events are erected in the hope that nothing happens. Builders say rules and supervision are totally lacking. A narrow circle of stage makers are fearful that a grander repeat of the Tartu trampoline tragedy is just a matter of time.
26.05.2016, Oliver KundPM
The question was when, not whether
«You going to Brussels?» asks the lady at car rental counter in Calais, France. Her accent is strong but the English pretty much okay, otherwise. «Brussels is besieged!»
23.03.2016, Juhan MellikPM
Editorial: who pulled the trigger?
By Dutch led investigation into Boeing 777-200 of Malaysia Airlines shot down above East-Ukraine on July 17th 2014, no explicit answer was provided as to who pulled the trigger to bring death to 298 people. What we do know is that Russia has stoked and stirred the events indirectly and directly causing the calamity.
Exhibition angers Jewish community
An exhibition recently opened in Tartu Art Museum to commemorate 70 years since deliberation of concentration camps and end of WW2 has caused outrage among Estonian Jewish society thinking some exhibits mock the memory of holocaust.
11.02.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Editorial: the importance of being morally responsible
A tragic accident happens where not expected. People are hurt or perish. The public is shocked. An investigation kicks in... and is soon over – no necessary elements of criminal offence. Even so, liability is not legal alone, but a notion much broader. It’s not necessarily the establishing and the punishing of the culprit in eyes of law. Rather, it’s the sensing or moral responsibility.
Snowtubing claims life in South-Estonia
At Ansomäe ski centre near Otepää, a day of winter fun for company staff finished in tragedy as two «train» tubes broke off and flung into tall pines lining a steep slalom slope.
28.01.2015, Jaan OlmaruPM
Editorial: let us notice, let us listen, let us lend a helping hand
Today, all of Estonia is in shared mourning with those close to the late teacher Ene Sarap, her colleagues and pupils at Paalalinna School in Viljandi. What a terrible tragedy for the entire nation.
Estonian president offers condolences to killed teacher's family, school
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves offered his deepest condolences to the next of kin of the teacher killed in a school shooting in the southern regional capital Viljandi earlier in the day as well as to the school's teachers and students.
State toughens construction supervision in wake of Latvian tragedy
Yesterday, government of Estonia approved Building Act bill prescribing stricter supervision as triggered by the Maxima disaster in Riga, Latvia.
Editorial: human dignity, political responsibility
Over these past weeks, a lot – of necessity – has been spoken and written on resignation, on taking political responsibility. Always, the question will remain – when’s the cause and time right, for that. And: who is responsible, anyway? In some cases, it’s surely unavoidable. Yesterday, Latvian government stepped down due to the collapsed Maxima store in Riga claiming dozens of lives. Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis thus accepting his share of the responsibility.