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Ilves remembers crimes of mass deportations
Ilves remembers crimes of mass deportations
BAD RIDE: Over 10,000 Estonians were shipped to Siberia by the Soviets in train cars like this one e...
TALLINN - In a speech dedicated to the June 1941 deportations, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on June 14 reminded Estonians that “The brutally cold wave of deportations affected the whole of Estonia, all of our people,” reports Delfi. “Crimes of Communism and Nazism, deportations, the Holocaust and the Holodomor are crimes against humanity that we must not forget,” said President Ilves in Kadriorg Rose Garden at a reception for victims of the mass deportations. “Remembering this senseless evil across generations is one of the guarantees that the situation w...  Full story...
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 Jul 03, 2014 - Early Ukraine crisis resolution unlikely, says Ilv...
Early Ukraine crisis resolution unlikely, says Ilves
TALLINN - Pesident Toomas Hendrik Ilves said in an interview to Estonian public radio Vikerraadio on the eve of Victory Day - celebrated on June 23 - that, due to the steps taken by Russia in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the world is back in the years just after the Second World War, reports Public Broadcasting. Ilves added, though, that there are many in Europe who still see Russia’s ...
 Jun 04, 2014 - Cohabitation rules to protect partnerships...
Cohabitation rules to protect partnerships
TALLINN - The Estonian government supported on May 22 a bill on cohabitation, which allows couples who, for some reason, cannot get married or do not want to get married but who want legal guarantees, to register their cohabitation, reports Public Broadcasting. The bill creates the possibility of concluding gender-neutral cohabitation agreements with the aim to guarantee adequate protection...
 Jun 04, 2014 - Conservatives strong in EP poll results...
Conservatives strong in EP poll results
TALLINN - European Parliamentary elections that ended on May 25 brought some surprising results, specifically in some startling shifts in voting against the typically strong center-left and center-right parties. With impressive results from more extreme parties, the message to Brussels is that citizens are becoming increasingly dissatisfied about the direction the European Union is moving, and ...
 May 01, 2014 - Alien life among us...
Alien life among us
TALLINN - According to a study that was conducted by the Tartu University department of religion, nearly half of the residents of Estonia believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life, while a fifth have participated in new age practices like yoga, meditation or liberation breathing, reports Postimees Online. Nearly 70 percent of the 1,100 people who were polled agreed with the statement ...
 May 01, 2014 - Border treaty with Russia ready for final vote...
Border treaty with Russia ready for final vote
TALLINN - Riigikogu foreign committee chairman Marko Mihkelson said, when speaking at the first reading of the law of ratification of the Estonian-Russian border agreements on April 16 in the Riigikogu, that the Estonian parliament will take a final vote on the border agreements only when Russia has done the same, reports Public Broadcasting. “Relations between Estonia and Russia have g...
 Apr 02, 2014 - Fraud charges laid against Seli...
Fraud charges laid against Seli
TALLINN - The prosecutor is accusing Port of Tallinn chair and EOK president Neinar Seli of a breach of limits of procedural restrictions to a large degree, said Office of the Prosecutor General press representative Kadri Tammai. For large-scale violation of procedural restrictions regarding the Anti-corruption Act, the Penal Code prescribes a fine or imprisonment up to one year. Mr Evest...
 Mar 05, 2014 - Tartu tops education survey...
Tartu tops education survey
TARTU - International consulting firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released its ranking list QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014, which ranks the specialties of top universities in comparison with each other, reports LETA. Estonia has made the list with three specialties: the highest position (51–100) is maintained by the communication studies curriculum of the University of Tartu; ...
 Feb 05, 2014 - Healthcare IT is 10 years behind, says Ilves...
Healthcare IT is 10 years behind, says Ilves
TALLINN - President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who chaired the European e-health working group in 2011-2012, spoke in January in Davos to the global economic and political leaders who had gathered at the World Economic Forum about the challenges faced in Europe in the sphere of health care, reports LETA. At the talks, he admitted that information technology development is lagging at least 10 yea...



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 Jul 03, 2014 - Border agreement now in Putin’...
TALLINN - The coordination process for Estonian-Russian border treaties in the Russian government is continuing, while the Riigikogu Foreign Affair...
 Jun 04, 2014 - Translation prize won by Godin...
TALLINN - Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics announced the winner of the Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estoni...
 Jun 04, 2014 - Culture Ministry supports Russ...
TALLINN - Next year, a public Russian-language TV channel ETV3 is planned to be created and on the air in Estonia. However, before this happens, th...
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