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30.12.2011 
Closing Ceremony Held for Tallinn Capital of Culture 2011
Tallinn's year as the European Capital of Culture is drawing to a close. On 22 December the closing ceremony of the European Capital of Culture 2011 took place in various parts of Tallinn. At Freedom Square, ...
28.12.2011 
Kanter, Aljand voted Athletes of the Year
After an eventful sporting year, the efforts of Estonia's best athletes were recognised in an awards ceremony on 27 December. Best male athlete went to discus thrower Gerd Kanter, who in 2011 took silver ...
27.12.2011 
New air temperature high for Dec 27 measured in Estonia
The weather has never before been as warm in Estonia on Dec. 27 as this year, data of the Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology show. Read more...
17.12.2011 
Moody's confirms A1 rating for Estonia
Moody's Investors Service on Friday issued the annual credit report on Estonia confirming its A1 long-term ratings and stable outlook. Read more...
12.12.2011 
Estonian Swimmers Bring Home Medals from European Short Course Swimming Championships
Estonian swimmers Triin Aljand and Martti Aljand both took home medals from the European Short Course Swimming Championships held in Szczecin, Poland, from 8-11 December. Read more...
10.12.2011 
Major Estonian Festival in France Ends
Today marks the end of the Estonian cultural festival held in the greater Paris metro area, Estonie Tonique. Two months saw over 200 performances, concerts, exhibitions, screenings of films, literary evenings, ...
09.12.2011 
Examiner Names Tallinn’s Christmas Market One of Best in Europe
Tallinn, Estonia – This market is relatively new, having been founded in 1991. However, the Tallinn Christmas Market has made a name for itself in Europe as one of the most charming and romantic festivals ...
08.12.2011 
Mysterious Ancient Arrowhead Dug Up in Saaremaa
A crossbow arrowhead discovered in archeological excavations at Saaremaa's Kuressaare Castle is unique in the world. Read more...
06.12.2011 
Bird Watchers Delighted by Rare Seasonal Sightings
During a two-day trip to Saaremaa, bird watchers spotted three types of birds that haven't been seen in Estonia in wintertime before. Read more...
06.12.2011 
'Let's Do It' Expands to Mediterranean
The grassroots campaign "Let's do it" - which originated in Estonia but is spreading quickly to other countries - was a key topic of discussion during the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly's meeting ...
01.12.2011 
Artificial Fish Travels to International Robotics Festival
The artificial fish created by the Center of Biorobotics at the Tallinn University of Technology is featured at the international Robotville Festival in London from December 1 to 4.The annually held four-day ...
30.11.2011 
Estonia's Image on the Rise, Says Brand Survey
A study of country brand strength carried out by the international consultancy FutureBrand has found that Estonia still has a relatively weak image globally, but that its star is rising. Read more...
29.11.2011 
OECD Calls for 8% Growth This Year
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has increased its forecast for Estonian economic growth this year but lowered its projection for next year. The OECD said this summer the domestic ...
25.11.2011 
Young Estonian Wins Prestigious F1 Talent Competition
A 15-year-old Estonian formula one driver Tristan Viidas won the Formula BMW Talent Cup held in Valencia from November 21 to 22. Read more...
23.11.2011 
Museum Confirms Salme Find as Oldest Known Viking Sailing Ship
The Estonian Maritime Museum's research says one of the ancient ships found in archeological excavations in Salme in 2008 was so seaworthy that it could have been used as a sailed warship on the open sea. Read ...
18.11.2011 
Black Nights Film Festival Main Program Gets Under Way
The main program of the 15th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival opens today, bringing a vast selection of world cinema to the Estonian audience until November 30. Read more...
16.11.2011 
Estonia Vs. Ireland Ends 1-1 in Dublin
Having recovered from the severe thrashing in Tallinn, Estonia ended their most successful ever European Football Championship preliminaries with a draw against Republic of Ireland in Dublin's Aviva Stadium. Read ...
14.11.2011 
Tartu Scientists Create 'Smart Glass'
Scientists at the University of Tartu have created a glass surface that can be rendered opaque at the flick of a button, allowing it to be used as window shades. The secret of the creation lies in a special ...
10.11.2011 
Estonian-Designed Loudspeakers Win International Award
Loudspeakers created by the Tallinn-based design think tank Estelon received the CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award on November 8. The group's XA DIAMOND model, which was honored in the ...
07.11.2011 
Tartu University Among World's Top 1% for Engineering
The University of Tartu made it among the world's top 1 percent in engineering, freshly published data by the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) reveal. According to Alar Karis, rector of the university, ...
03.11.2011 
UN report: Estonia still among very high human development countries
Estonia persists among countries of very high human development, being in the 34th place from the top among 187 countries. Compared with last year Estonia's place in the list has not changed; last year ...
03.11.2011 
Guardian article on President Ilves: The man who made E-stonia
How did Toomas Ilves, a former student radical from New Jersey, end up as president of the most successful of the Baltic states? This week Toomas Hendrik Ilves flew into Britain for meetings with David ...
01.11.2011 
Arvo Pärt to Receive Highest French State Decoration
Composer Arvo Pärt will this week be decorated with the insignia of France's highest order, the Legion of Honor.Pärt, who is in France for the Estonian culture festival "Estonie tonique", will be awarded ...
01.11.2011 
How Innovation Lifts Estonia Into Europe’s Big Leagues
Technological innovation and the financial crisis could force long-held European attitudes to change and push bigger European countries to drop their "smug" approach to smaller states, the president of ...
27.10.2011 
Estonia Sets Theme at Helsinki Book Fair
When the 11th annual Helsinki Book Fair kicks off today, the literary spotlight will shine on Estonian writers, thinkers and artists. In the coming year, a record number of Estonian authors will see their ...
21.10.2011 
Estonia Lives the European Dream
The Estonians, with little debt, an enthusiastic attitude toward Europe and a stoic approach to austerity measures, are a model EU nation in the midst of a crisis. They live in a digital republic defined ...
15.10.2011 
Tallinn Offers Medieval Charms
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is quite simply one of the most attractive cities you could hope to find. If it appears on your business trip agenda, consider yourself lucky, unless of course you have ...
15.10.2011 
Tallin Offers Medieval Charms
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is quite simply one of the most attractive cities you could hope to find. If it appears on your business trip agenda, consider yourself lucky, unless of course you have ...
12.10.2011 
Slovenian Win Sends Estonia to Euro 2012 Playoffs
Estonian national football team has won a ticket to next month's all-important Euro 2012 qualification playoffs thanks to a 1-0 victory by Slovenia over Serbian rivals on October 11. Read more...
11.10.2011 
Over a Million Tourists Stayed in Estonian Hotels in Summer Months
For the first time ever the number of foreign and domestic tourists who stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments during the three summer months of June to August surpassed one million, Statistics ...
10.10.2011 
Estonian president takes oath of office in parlt
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, elected for the second term of office, Monday took his oath of office in parliament and began his second term of office. Read more...
07.10.2011 
Estonian Culture Festival "Estonie tonique" Begins in France
A two-month-long festival introducing everything Estonian to France will start on October 7 with an a capella concert by the Estonian National Male Choir at the church of St. Eustache in downtown Paris. ...
06.10.2011 
Tartu University Makes it into Top 400 in World University Rankings
Estonia's University of Tartu has for the first time merited a spot in the World University Rankings of Times Higher Education (THE), placing in the shared 350th to 400th position in this year's rankings. Read ...
28.09.2011 
Kanepi Beats Wozniacki in Three Sets
World's number one tennis player Caroline Wozniacki was defeated by Kaia Kanepi (WTA 46th) in the third round of the Pan Pacific Open tournament in Tokyo. Read more...
27.09.2011 
Estonia Has Least Polluted Urban Air in the World
Levels of fine airborne particles in Estonia's urban areas are the lowest in the world, a comparative table published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 26 September reveals. The Indian Ocean island ...
21.09.2011 
Tech University Opens Silicon Valley Office
Tallinn University of Technology is opening an office in Silicon Valley hoping to strengthen ties with the Stanford and Berkley universities, and with local information technology firms. Read more...
21.09.2011 
IMF predicts 6.5 pct economic growth for Estonia for 2011
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia will grow 6.5 percent this year and 4.0 percent in 2012. Read more...
20.09.2011 
Estonia ranks 15th on Fraser's 2011 economic freedom scoreboard
Estonia dropped to place 15 from last year's place 12 in the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World 2011 annual report published on Tuesday. Read more...
15.09.2011 
Creator of mobile payment platform Fortumo wins Estonian Entrepreneurship Award
The main award of the competition Entrepreneurship Award 2011, organized by Enterprise Estonia, went to the creator of a mobile payments platform Fortumo OU. Read more...
07.09.2011 
Estonia keeps 33rd position in WEF competitiveness rankings
Estonia has been ranked 33rd on the competitiveness scoreboard of the World Economic Forum (WEF) for 2011, unchanged from last year. Read more...
06.09.2011 
Estonia's Tartu University rises 50s place in world universities list
According to a recent list of QS World University Rankings Estonia's Tartu University (TU) has climbed about 50 places to the 500 to 551 best universities. Already for the third year running Tartu University ...
30.08.2011 
Estonia's Kanter takes silver in men's discus in Athletics World Championships
Estonian athlete Gerd Kanter took silver in men's discus final at the13th World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea with a throw of 66.95 meters on Tuesday. Read more...
29.08.2011 
Ilves wins second term as Estonian president
Incumbent President Toomas Hendrik Ilves secured a second five-year term as the country's head of state in the first round of presidential vote by the parliament on Monday. 57-year-old Ilves was supported ...
15.08.2011 
20th Anniversary of Restoration of Estonia’s Independence to Be Celebrated with Several Major Events
On 20 August 2011 Estonia will be celebrating 20 years since the independence of its country was restored with a number of fascinating events. Read more...
09.08.2011 
S&P Upgrades Estonia's Rating to AA
On August 9, Standard & Poor's raised Estonia's credit rating from A to AA-, a perceived nod to its stringent budgetary policies. In its statement, the agency said that it believes in "Estonia's strong ...
08.08.2011 
Reference book of statistics now available for smart devices also via smart equipment
The pocket-sized reference book “Minifacts about Estonia 2011” is now available for iPad and iPhone. Read more...
08.08.2011 
Reference book of statistics now available also via smart equipment
The pocket-sized reference book "Minifacts about Estonia 2011" is now available on iPad and iPhone. Read more...
05.08.2011 
Estonia Emerges as European Leader in Air Passenger Growth
Estonia has emerged as the fastest-growing aviation market in Europe with a growth rate of 37.1 percent in passenger numbers in the first six months of this year, Tallinn Airport and Estonian Air said ...
29.07.2011 
International Students Rate Estonia Top Place to Stay
A newly-published survey by the Erasmus Student Network has found that, when asked to rate their overall level of satisfaction with their stays abroad, international students gave Estonia the highest marks ...
25.07.2011 
Estonian Finishes 12th in Tour de France
Rein Taaramäe finished 12th overall in the Tour de France, the best-ever result for an Estonian rider. The 24-year-old came in second in the youth standings, 46 seconds behind Pierre Rolland from France. Read ...
21.07.2011 
New Heat Record Measured for 2011
A new heat record for this year, 31.8 degrees Celsius, was registered on Thursday at the weather station of Sauga in the southwestern Pärnu region. Read more...
20.07.2011 
European Athletics Junior Championships Taking Place in Tallinn
No less than 954 athletes from a record 47 countries have entered the 2011 European Athletics Junior Championships taking place from 21-24 July in Tallinn, Estonia. Read more...
13.07.2011 
Tartu University in World’s Top 1% for Biology and Biochem
The University of Tartu has again made it onto an international list of elite research institutions in up-and-coming fields. According to the ISI Web of Knowledge ESI database, Tartu is among the world's ...
05.07.2011 
Fitch Upgrades Estonia's Rating to A+
The international rating agency Fitch has upgraded Estonia's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings (IDR) to A+ from A, with the outlook as Stable. The agency also affirmed the short-term ...
05.07.2011 
European Parliament Approves Tallinn-Based IT Agency
On 5 July the European Parliament confirmed the creation of an agency for managing Schengen area IT systems that will be based in Tallinn. Read more...
01.07.2011 
Youth Prepare to Perform for Nation, the World
"The wide world begins in a small land. The big becomes big only when seen side by side with the small. A small child's perception of the world may be much wider than that of a grown-up. And a small nation ...
30.06.2011 
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20.06.2011 
Estonia, the little country that could
Most Eastern European countries that were controlled by the communists have had successful political/economic transitions and are far more prosperous than they were two decades ago, but none has come as ...
16.06.2011 
Estonia Among Most Forested Countries in EU
In 2010 54% of the territory of Estonia was covered by forest and other wooded land, with which the country ranked high among the member states of the European Union that have the greatest proportion of ...
13.06.2011 
E-stonia Strikes Again, Wins 1st Place
An Estonian-produced financial reports filing system won first place in the category of government services at the World Summit Award, an infotechnological innovations competition. Read more...
09.06.2011 
Estonia's Port of Tallinn Receives 33 Percent More Cruise Passengers in May
The port of Tallinn received 60 861 cruise passengers in the first month of the traditional cruise season that kicked off on 1 May, which marks a year-on-year increase of 32.8%. Read more...
09.06.2011 
Virtual engineering platform GrabCAD raises USD 1 mln
The mechanical engineering community GrabCAD created by Estonian investors has raised 1.1 million U.S. dollars in new capital from international investors. Read more...
07.06.2011 
Science Park Acquires First EXO Electric Scooter
Tehnopol Science Park received the delivery of first EXO electric scooter which has been fully designed and manufactured in Estonia and is expected to become a successful export article. Read more. ...
06.06.2011 
Virtual Exhibition Takes Tallinn Sightseeing Online
A 360-degree online photo exhibition, which aims to take internet users straight from their computer screens to the most exciting spots in Tallinn's Old Town, was launched on June 6. Read more...
03.06.2011 
127 Years for the Blue-Black-White
Events across the nation on June 4 will mark the 127 birthday of Estonia's blue, black and white flag. The tricolor will emerge at sunrise, as always, atop the medieval tower called Pikk Hermann on the ...
26.05.2011 
OECD Raises Economic Growth Forecast to 5.9%
ERR - In its Economic Outlook report, released May 25, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) raised its forecasts of Estonia's economic growth to 5.9 percent in 2011 and 4.7 ...
23.05.2011 
Estonian 1930s submarine pulled out of sea
In a technically complex operation that ended Saturday night, the submarine Lembit was raised from the sea at the Seaplane Port of  Tallinn to be displayed at the seaplane hangars that will soon become ...
12.05.2011 
Estonia's GDP grows 8 pct on year in Q1
Estonia's gross domestic product increased by 8 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period a year ago, the national statistics office reports. Read more...
12.05.2011 
European Parliament Supports World Cleanup 2012
The European Parliament has given its endorsement to the global civic "clean-up" initiative aiming to engage millions of volunteers from Europe and other regions of the world to clean up thousands of tons ...
11.05.2011 
Tech University Begins Cooperation With Taiwan
ERR - The president of the Southern Taiwan University of Technology, Chien Tai arrived in Estonia May 10, to sign a student exchange and joint research cooperation agreement with the Tallinn University ...
11.05.2011 
Skype's journey from tiny Estonian start-up to $8.5 billion Microsoft buy
Jaan Tallinn, one of the founders of Skype, explains how Estonia's post-Soviet gusto helped give rise to a company that revolutionized online communications. Read more...
05.05.2011 
Estonia good place to be a mother - study
Estonia did well in the annual mothers' and childrens' indexes of the nonprofit Save the Children, placing in the top twenty among the 164 countries surveyed. Read more...
03.05.2011 
Estonia Ranked as Free in Global Press Freedom Index
Estonia ranks in the shared 23rd place in the newly-released global press freedom index of the New York-based think tank Freedom House. Freedom House ranks countries as free, partly free and not free in ...
26.04.2011 
Estonia has smallest debt, budget gap in EU - Eurostat
The European Union's statistics agency Eurostat published on Tuesday a preliminary overview of EU member states' public debt and budget deficits in 2010 according to which Estonia had the smallest public ...
21.04.2011 
S&P revises Estonia's rating to positive
The ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Thursday announced that it has revised its outlook on Estonia to positive from stable. Read more...
19.04.2011 
Estonian Film Wins Grand Prix in Brussels Fantastic Film Festival
A 2009 film "The Temptation of St. Tony" by the Estonian filmmaker Veiko Õunpuu won the Grand Prix at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in the full-length film category. Read more...
18.04.2011 
Estonia remains among countries of high internet freedom
The US organization Freedom House placed Estonia among countries of the highest internet freedom. Freedom House studied the situation of internet freedom in 37 countries. The organization focused its attention ...
03.03.2011 
Statement by the EU Delegation of the EU to China
The European Union is troubled by accounts of foreign journalists being detained without explanation and being physically intimidated or assaulted in Beijing on Sunday 27th February 2011. We urge ...
22.02.2011 
Estonia opened Honorary Consulate in Hong Kong
On Tuesday, 22 February, Foreign Ministry Secretary General Alar Streimann and Estonian Ambassador to China Andres Unga opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Hong Kong. The Estonian honorary consul ...
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