Posts tagged as Tartu

Four-year wait wasted for cystic fibrosis patient

Monday, October 12, 2020

Alise Kukaine, patient of cystic fibrosis, has quit the four-year waitlist for lung transplantation. In these years, Latvia has not managed to join any organization that might make it easier to get a donor, Latvian Television reported October 10. For four years, Alise and her family have waited for a call that a lung transplant is available and the operation can be done in Tartu, Estonia. The wait is over.…

Sixteen Tartu County social center users and staff test COVID-19 positive

Friday, April 10, 2020

An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus has been uncovered among both users and staff of a care home near Tartu, Baltic News Service reports. Thirteen residents and three care workers have tested positive for the virus. The whole settlement, population less than 1,000, must now self-quarantine, the Tartu municipality mayor says. Four users of the Tabivere Social Center, about 20 kilometers north of Estonia’s second city, are currently hospitalized, with a…

Reform and Center Party Tartu City Government coalition collapses

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The coalition of the Reform Party and Center Party on Tartu City Government has broken down, with the majority Reform Party aiming to enter negotiations with the Social Democratic Party (SDE), aiming for a new coalition partnership. “We have a situation where the Center Party is not united on how to resolve conflicts within the party, so it is difficult to see how the Center Party can participate in managing…

Government new road plan: Four lane highways to Tartu and Pärnu by 2030

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Two four-lane highways are proposed for Estonia by 2030, under a new national road management plan unveiled by the government Thursday. The highways will run from Tallinn to the second- and fourth-largest towns in Estonia, Tartu and Pärnu. The plan, adopted by the government Thursday, under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, has not yet taken into account public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the construction process, though this will be…

President and prime minister both to miss Tartu university centennial event

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Neither President Kersti Kaljulaid nor Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) can attend Sunday’s University of Tartu national university centenary celebrations, ERR reports. While the University of Tartu was founded in 1632, the university became an Estonian-language institution in 1919. While guests from worldwide are set to attend the event, Estonia’s top two leaders have prior commitments, ERR reports, citing regional daily Tartu Postimees. President Kaljulaid has work duties abroad, ERR…

Kaljulaid invites Putin to Estonia

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Tuesday sent an invitations to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, and Hungarian President Janos Adertoto attend the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples in Tartu this summer, the President’s Office said. Kaljulaid first discussed the topic with Putin when she met him in Moscow earlier this year, but it was not known if a formal invitation had been issued for him…

Record turnout for Tartu’s participatory budget public vote

By Helen Wright on Thursday, October 10, 2019

More than 7,000 Tartu residents cast votes in the city’s 2019 participatory budget which aims to make the city a nicer place to live. The winning ideas were new city bike lanes and a school garden. A total of 7,312 Tartu residents took part in the participatory budget vote, which took place from Oct. 3–9, casting a total of 15,510 votes. The most votes were cast for idea No. 3…

Exhibition of ideas to improve Tartu launched ahead of public vote

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

An exhibition of ideas put forward by Tartu residents about how to improve the city and spend the budget has gone on display on Kaarsild bridge. Starting this week, ideas for Tartu’s 2019 Participative Budgeting initiative can be viewed on the bridge, which is opposite the bottom of Raekoja Plats (the main square). A total of 25 proposals are on display and residents of Tartu will be able to vote…

University of Tartu spends over €60,000 on Hallik court case

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The University of Tartu has spent over €60,000 in legal fees on the court case against former library director Martin Hallik. ERR reported (link in Estonian) on Monday that, so far, court costs have amounted to €63,045. Last week Tartu County Court upheld its decision in favor of former University of Tartu library director Martin Hallik, and ordered the university to pay him over €90,000 for unfair dismissal. Hallink was dismissed from…

Tartu named European Capital of Culture 2024

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tartu has won the bid to be Estonia’s European Capital of Culture in 2024. The winning bid was revealed at a press conference at the Ministry of Culture on Wednesday afternoon. The two cities competing for the bid were Tartu, Estonia’s second largest city, and Narva. The results of the two-year competition were assessed and the decision announced by Beatriz Garcia, the chair of an international expert committee, Keit Kasemets, the…