Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:38:52 +0300
MS Estonia car deck doors closed
An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) sent to the car deck of the sunken ferry MS Estonia on Sunday managed to film car deck doors leading to lower passenger decks two of which are intact and closed.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:33:21 +0300
Estonia survivor: The wreck is not a grave
MS Estonia survivor Jüri Vask, who used to work in the passenger ferry’s tax-free shop, said on the “Otse Eloga” webcast on Monday that he developed nightmares years after the disaster.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 11:32:00 +0300
First MS Estonia expedition dive unsuccessful
While the first eight days of the MS Estonia private expedition were spent studying the MS Estonia wreck using sonar and AUVs, divers took to the seabed to study damage to the starboard side of the hull on Sunday.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:43:00 +0300
Mihkelson: A small country cannot afford to open fronts it cannot win
Lithuania has become the dominant Baltic country in terms of foreign policy at least as far as the media picture is concerned. Chairman of the Riigikogu Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mihkelson (Reform) tells Postimees in an interview that a small c...

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:00:21 +0300
«Has the archbishop met with MS Estonia next of kin?»
German diver Jakob Olszewski is known as the person who has been to the wreck of MS Estonia the most times, having seen the wreck on six dives. Olszewski is also a member of Margus Kurm’s SA Mare Liberum expedition where he heads the four-member te...

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:32:00 +0300
Experts increasingly impatient with invisible foreign minister
The decision to bring political newcomers Kristian Jaani and Eva-Maria Liimets to the government came across as a refreshing surprise in January. Warnings of what will happen when career officials are turned into politicians have now manifested at le...

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:12:00 +0300
MS Estonia expedition to study items on seafloor
Research vessel RS Sentinel is estimated to reach the site of MS Estonia’s sinking on Wednesday morning. The team’s first job will be to survey the seafloor using a multibeam sonar followed by a closer look at items surrounding the wreck to deter...

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:55:54 +0300
Kallas: We want greater saving
Prime Minister and head of the Reform Party Kaja Kallas toured Harju County on September 17. She met with the Lääne-Harju Cooperation Assembly and gave Postimees a short interview. We went over Kallas’ agenda and planned changes to the state budg...

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 11:51:00 +0300
Today SA Mare Liberum starts an expedition to the wreck of Estonia
The research group SA Mare Liberum created at the initiative of the relatives of those killed in the Estoniadisaster today will set off from the port of Eemshaven in the Netherlands on the research vessel RS SENTINEL on an expedition to the site of E...

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:31:55 +0300
Police raid cafes to check COVID certificate compliance
Postimees was met with startled looks, uneasy smiles and angry remarks when it accompanied the Health Board and the police on a raid of Tallinn cafes. The authorities were checking compliance with the obligation to ask customers to produce COVID-19 v...

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:42:52 +0300
Suspicion: Crisis support ended up in the wrong hands
Criminal suspicions were brought against members of the board of the Rural Development Foundation (MES) Raul Rosenberg and Madis Reinup on Wednesday. Both were in charge of allocating crisis support at the height of the coronavirus crisis.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:24:30 +0300
«I do not know whether I will still be minister»
All government ministers with the exception of Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Minister of Education and Research Liina Kersna plan to run in the October local government council elections. Of the 13 ministers running in the elections, none plan to ta...

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 11:20:17 +0300
President gave MPs a glance in the mirror
President Kersti Kaljulaid urged MPs to be more active in her final Riigikogu fall session speech.

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 12:19:05 +0300
Riigikogu fall session begins
Monday marks the start of the sixth session of the XVI Riigikogu. After successfully electing Estonia’s next president, MPs are now looking at the third readings of outstanding bills.

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 10:16:00 +0300
Covid spreading among students
The Health Board believes hobby schools opening for the season could translate into a spike in new coronavirus cases despite the reproduction rate for minors falling. The number of care home, educational institution and workplace outbreaks is growing...

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 13:46:06 +0300
Kurm expedition interested in MS Estonia interior
The private MS Estonia expedition set to get underway nine days from now will also survey the inside of the wreck of the ferry, head of the initial MS Estonia disaster investigation and coordinator of the recent effort Margus Kurm said on the “Otse...

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 11:30:00 +0300
Close relatives of the deceased are organising an independent expedition to the wreck of Estonia
The SA Mare Liberum fund that was established upon an initiative of close relatives of people who died in the sinking of MS Estonia organises a privately initiated expedition to the wreck of the ferry, the goal of which is to find answers to question...

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0300
Press conference: Close relatives of the deceased are organising an independent expedition to the wreck of Estonia
On 8 September, at 11 a press conference will take place in Omega Hall of Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia, at which leading participants in the SA Mare Liberum fund will talk about a new independent expedition to the wreck of the Estonia ferry.

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 10:27:25 +0300
MS Estonia next of kin to launch own investigation
Head of the initial MS Estonia ferry disaster investigative committee Margus Kurm is leading a new expedition that will depart for the site in ten days. The aim of the private sponsors-backed expedition is to determine why the ferry sank.

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 11:50:26 +0300
Kiik recognizes Lanno for resignation
Director of the Health Board Üllar Lanno handed his resignation to Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik on Monday morning.

Mon, 06 Sep 2021 11:50:00 +0300
Coronavirus epicenter still in Southern Estonia
The coronavirus epicenter is in Southern Estonia. Head of Health Board South Tiia Luht told Postimees that epidemiological monitoring suggests the virus is spreading with the help of people who go to work or attend events while already exhibiting sym...

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 14:00:00 +0300
Arkadi Babchenko feels like a Remarque character
Writer and journalist Arkadi Babchenko, who become world-famous in late May 2018 when it was announced that the fierce Putin critic had been killed in Kiev, has been in Estonia since late summer. Some time later, the Ukrainian security service said i...

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 14:11:57 +0300
Heidi Alasepp: New brooms sweep better
One should not be fooled by the meek disposition of Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Social Affairs Heidi Alasepp (49) who took office Wednesday – she is one of only a handful of Estonian women to have visited conflict zones in Afghanist...

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 12:02:00 +0300
Auditor General: This is embarrassing
The National Audit Office report “Accuracy and legality of transactions in state accounting in 2020” that was published on Tuesday revealed that all summary accounts of costs, expenses, investments and financing transactions in the 2020 state bud...

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 15:28:00 +0300
Alar Karis elected president of Estonia
Former Auditor General, Director of the Estonian National Museum Alar Karis was elected the next president of Estonia with 72 votes of the 68 required on Tuesday. Karis will take office as president in October.