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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 ...
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 ...
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