Posts tagged as Tallin

Estonia loses to Greece in Fed Cup day one in Tallinn

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Estonian tennis team lost 2:1 to Greece on the opening day of the Fed Cup tournament in Tallinn. The score was 1:1 in singles matches, leaving the doubles game as the decider, ERR’s sports portal reports. Elena Malõgina lost to missed Valentini Grammatikopoulou, in a closely fought game which lasted well over two hours at the Tallink Tennis Center in Lasnamäe, 4:6, 6:4, 6:7 (8). The second matchup saw…

Karins to participate in Baltic Council of Ministers meeting in Tallinn on Friday

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) will participate in a meeting of the Baltic Council of Ministers in Tallinn on Friday, February 7, the prime minister’s press secretary Sandris Sabajevs told. The meeting, which will also be attended by the Baltic countries’ transport ministers, will focus on implementation of the Rail Baltica railway infrastructure project. The Baltic premiers will also discuss regional energy projects and meet with European Commissioner for…

Tallinn City Council’s budget adopted with €60 million increase

Friday, December 13, 2019

Tallinn City Council’s budget will increase by €60 million next year after it was adopted on Thursday despite opposition from the Reform Party. The 2020 budget will total €824 million. Increasing education spending accounts for 40 percent of the budget, approximately €263 million, including government subsidies. Investments in the education sector are expected to amount to nearly €49 million, with a total of 13 schools and kindergarten renovations to begin next…

Tallinn Airport passenger numbers reach new record this year

Friday, December 6, 2019

Tallinn Airport served over three million passengers in the first 11 months of 2019, which is 8.9% more than in the same period last year, the end of November also saw the surpassing of last year’s passenger record, when over 3 mln passengers passed through the airport for the first time, informed LETA. Namely, altogether 3,007,644 passengers passed through Tallinn Airport in 2018, while altogether 3,032,261 passengers have been served in the…

Tallinn removes alcohol sale restrictions from city council agenda

Friday, November 29, 2019

Though the Tallinn city council was set to approve the capital’s alcohol sales restrictions bill during its sitting on Thursday, the city government withdrew the bill from the agenda. Chairman of the city council’s Centre Party group Toivo Tootsen told ERR that the city government wants more time to consult with concerned parties. “They are probably looking for a compromise to suit everyone that would still give citizens a few…

Estonian businessman Urmas Soorumaa to buy Tallinn’s Patarei complex

Thursday, November 21, 2019

A company of Estonian businessman Urmas Soorumaa was the only one to file a bid in the auction of the complex of the Patarei sea fortress in Tallinn, accroding to the daily Postimees information reported on Wednesday. State real estate management company RKAS put the buildings of the Patarei sea fortress in Tallinn up for auction with a starting price of 4.5 mln euros. The complex of the sea fortress is located…

Estonia: Public transport cards to become usable both in Tallinn, Helsinki in 2021

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kolvart and Deputy mayor of Helsinki Anni Sinnemaki concluded at a meeting held in Helsinki on Tuesday that the capital cities of Estonia and Finland should coordinate their efforts and develop a shared public transport ticketing system, according to the Postimees information reports LETA/BNS. “Interactions between our cities’ residents are becoming increasingly intense, from closer business operations to visiting a doctor in the other city,” the deputy mayor of…

Court to ponder early release of 81-y-o convicted of planting bombs in Tallinn

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Viru County Court is about on Tuesday to handle an appeal for the early release of Mart Ringmaa, sentenced by a court in Tallinn to 15 years in jail in 2009 for planting two bombs in 2001 and 2003 which never exploded, due to his poor state of health. The court earlier this year obligated Viru Prison to immediately provide a health assessment on Ringmaa, now 81, in order…

Police: Alleged Telliskivi shooter commits suicide

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) informed media that the suspect in the shooting of two taxi drivers outside Tallinn’s Telliskivi Creative City early on Friday morning, 30-year-old Raivo Jürimäe, was found and identified at a bus stop in the village of Nabala in the early afternoon. According to Prefect Kristian Jaani, Jürimäe committed suicide when police arrived. Police had been working to identify and apprehend the suspect in…

Why Tallinn is one of the most underrated European Cities

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

While Barcelona and London are booming, there is a smaller city in north-eastern Europe that deserves some attention. Entrepreneurs who are looking to found a start-up should particularly be looking deeper into Tallinn. With a population of approximately 430,000 people, Tallinn is the biggest city in Estonia. When entering the city centre, people find themselves inside a medieval town that is one out of two UNESCO world heritage sites in…