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Tallinn University of Technology is not to admit new students from coronavirus risk countries

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Senate of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) decided on Wednesday that, in general, no students from countries with a coronavirus infection rate of more than 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 14 days will be admitted to the first and second levels of study at TalTech. The same is true for countries on which credible statistics is not available and there is a high risk of the…

New R20 automatic rifles arrive in Estonia

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The first batch of new automatic rifles R20 Rahe, or Hail R20, arrived in Estonia on Wednesday to be delivered to various units of the defense forces and the Kaitseliit (Defense League) volunteer corps over the next few months. n total, the defense forces acquired close to 19,000 weapons, which are to be delivered over a period of two years. “Without doubt, today is a historic moment. The last time…

Coronavirus update: one new case in Lithuania and Estonia, none in Latvia

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

One new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,875, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday. Based on the latest statistics, 213 people are considered active cases, 1,571 have recovered, and 130 are in isolation. Seventy-nine people have died of Covid-19 in the country so far, and another 12 coronavirus-infected patients have died of other causes. A total of 465,396…

Estonia’s mainly Russian stateless population continues to decline

Monday, July 13, 2020

The number of people in Estonia with ‘undetermined citizenship’ – held mainly by the country’s Russian-speaking residents that were not automatically given the Estonian passport after the collapse of the USSR – has fallen below 70,000. According to the population register data quoted by Estonian public broadcaster ERR News, 69,993 stateless people lived in Estonia as of July 1 this year, constituting around 6 percent of the country’s 1.3 million…

Estonian carriers no longer keen on refueling in Russia

Monday, July 13, 2020

After Estonia’s diesel excise duty cut, price differences in Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian gas stations have become virtually nonexistent, with diesel fuel costing less in Estonia than in Lithuania on some days. Representatives of road carriers say that the change is bringing Estonian trucks back not only from from Latvia and Lithuania, but that carriers are also reluctant to refuel in Russia. The May cut means that the duty on…

Storm in Estonia left over 34,000 households without power

Monday, July 13, 2020

Storm winds reaching 30 meters per second ravaged much of the country on Saturday, bringing trees down on power lines. At the peak of the storm, over 34,000 households were without power in Estonia. The storm hit the island of Hiiumaa the hardest where two major power lines were put out of commission simultaneously, leaving some 7,000 clients without power. Luckily, the Hiiumaa outages were dealt with quickly by transmission…

Estonian govt approves long-term building renovation strategy

Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Estonian government at a sitting on Thursday approved the long-term building renovation strategy, the main goal of which is to cost-effectively renovate the existing building stock into nearly zero-energy buildings by 2050, informed LETA/BNS. The strategy is a part of Estonia’s national energy and climate plan, spokespeople for the government said. Prime Minister Juri Ratas said that the state must aim to improve the living and working conditions of…

Estonia supports allocation of EUR 4 mln to Elering

Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Estonian government at a meeting on Thursday approved the allocation of four million euros from the government reserve to transmission system operator (TSO) Elering for the payment of renewable energy subsidies, writes LETA/BNS. Funds will be allocated from the government reserve to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for the payment of renewable energy subsidies by Elering AS as provided for in the Electricity Market Act. The balance of…

Estonia granted international protection to 550 people over 23 years

Friday, July 10, 2020

Estonia has granted international protection to close to 550 people from 1997, close to one-third of whom received protection as part of the EU migration plans, informs LETA/BNS. From 1997, international protection has been granted by Estonia to 544 people, Ruth Annus, head of the department for citizenship and migration policy at the Ministry of the Interior, told BNS. 200 of them received international protection as part of the migration…

British soldier found dead in Estonia

Thursday, July 9, 2020

A British Army soldier, who served in Estonia, was confirmed dead on Sunday, the United Kingdom‘s Ministry of Defence said. “It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of a soldier from the First Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. “Fusilier Sam Brownridge died of a non-battle injury while deployed on Operation Cabrit in Estonia,” UK’s Defence Ministry wrote on the government  website  .…