Posts tagged as Estonia

The Estonian security company ESC will conduct mine clearance operations in the Polish waters

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Estonian maritime security company ESC Global Security has won a Polish tender worth 4 million euros for clearance of approximately 100 hectares of the sea bottom on the route between ports of Świnoujście and Szczecin from mines. According to CEO of ESC Global Security Jaanus Rahumägi, this mine clearance project is the biggest one of its kind that has ever been executed as one operation by a private company…

Universities attempting to settle harassment complaints in-house

Friday, January 17, 2020

Estonian universities have processed more cases of harassment than have come to light in recent years. Criminal proceedings are not launched in most cases as matters are settled in-house. In connection with a fresh harassment scandal at the University of Tartu, ERR asked six largest universities about how many similar cases have come to the attention of the management in recent years and how they are solved. The University of…

Helicopter medivac tested in Lääne-Viru County

Friday, January 17, 2020

The emergency services have been trialling medical evacuation by Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) helicopter for people seriously injured in traffic accidents, with initial tests showing a journey time of around half an hour from accident to hospital. The trials, dubbed exercise “Kopter”, were tested on a mock-up traffic accident on the Saksi-Porkuni road in Lääne-Viru County, according to a report on ETV+, ERR’s Russian-language TV channel. Exercise “Kopter”…

President Kersti Kaljulaid meets Chilean counterpart in Santiago

Friday, January 17, 2020

Kersti Kaljulaid was on an official visit to Chile on Thursday, meeting with the head of state of the South American country, President Sebastian Pinera, in Santiago. The two discussed intensifying cooperation between authorities and companies in their respective countries, particularly in digital and cyber security areas. Climate change and the UN Security Council were also on the table. “Relations between Chile and the EU have historically been close, and…

Diplomat from Estonia – 10th most influential person in Montenegro

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

An Estonian diplomat who heads the European Union’s representation in Montenegro has been named as the tenth most influential person in the country. Aivo Orav was selected as part of the ranking by the political editor of local  publication “Vijesti”. Orav has been in the role in Podgorica since September 2016. “Such a mention is a great honor, especially since this list usually only includes Montenegrin citizens, such as politicians,…

Estonia’s Kaamos Kinnisvara to invest EUR 8.5 mln in residential project in Riga

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Estonian developer Kaamos Kinnisvara is set to invest 8.5 mln euros in Divi Krasti, a residential project being developed on Kengaraga Street near Dienvidu Bridge in Riga. As part of the project, two five-story buildings with 132 apartments will be erected, the company’s representative Zane Taurina informed. Construction of the Divi Krasti project started at the end of last year. The first apartment house is scheduled for completion at the end of…

Estonian defense personnel withdrawing from Iraq to Kuwait

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Estonian troops in Iraqi are to moving to Kuwait, in the aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on two bases in the country. Speaking on ETV current affairs show Aktuaalne kaamera Wednesday evening, chief of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) said the personnel, who are primarily there in a training capacity according to defense minister Jüri Luik, should reach Kuwait, which borders Iraq, overnight, and follows an announcement Wednesday evening that…

International law expert: Estonia joined the ‘real world’ with Iran crisis

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Estonia faces its first serious challenge since starting its two-year stint as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), in the light of the stand-off between the United States and Iran, says Lauri Mälksoo, professor of international law at the University of Tartu. “As for Estonia at the UNSC, this is now the real world, where we will be very visible over the next two years,” Mälksoo…

Kaljulaid: Estonia will work towards reducing tensions in Middle East

Thursday, January 9, 2020

President Kersti Kaljulaid reiterated support for the United States’ actions in Iran but said Estonia would be working to deescalate tensions in the region going forward including within the framework of the UN Security Council and working with allies. Writing on Facebook after a meeting on Wednesday morning with Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre), Minister of Defence Jüri Luik (Isamaa), Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa), and  Riigikogu foreign…

University of Tartu main library open through midnight during finals period

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The fall 2019 semester final exam period began at the University of Tartu on Monday, in connection with which the University of Tartu Library is open later than usual — through midnight — every night of the week. In addition to extended hours, the university’s semiannual Night Library program also offers students various means of reducing exam-related stress. As the end-of-semester final exam period arrives, university students are faced with…