In Estonia

Posts from ‘August, 2008’

Wed, 27 Aug 2008, British ‘conman’ runs off, owing millions…

Now people want their money back. On the real estate forum Eye on Worldwide, furious posts are asserting that Williams was not merely an inept businessman but a con artist. One user in the ...

Wed, 27 Aug 2008, Green Party sued by PR firm…

The first stretched from the creation of the party to the last parliamentary elections, which ended with six seats for the party. The second contract began in January and ended June 10. The co...

Wed, 27 Aug 2008, Red Cross impostors may be investigated…

The volunteers were not sent by any organization but answered an e-mail sent by a private Estonian individual looking for people to help out in Georgia's time of trouble. Despite being well i...

Wed, 20 Aug 2008, Kanter takes gold in Olympic discus throw …

Another Estonian in the competition, Aleksander Tammert, threw his first try into the net. His 61.32 in round two and 61.38 in round three eliminated him from the final part of the competition. ...

Wed, 20 Aug 2008, By Marge Tubalkain-Trell…

More important are speed and ingenuity. Attention must be drawn to inform [people] living in Russian media space," said Laar. Ministry of Defense spokesman Aari Lemmik agreed that Estonia's digit...

Wed, 20 Aug 2008, Illegal prescription drug smuggling on the rise …

Finland is a common destination for medicines being smuggled out of Estonia. Customs officials have also seized drugs that are legal in Russia but illegal in Estonia. Most of the drugs entering E...

Wed, 13 Aug 2008, Cash for a rich teddy bear …

Donations in the last year reached 6 million kroons (384,290 euros). The Children's Hospital did so well last year that 11 million kroons went unspent. Auditors define the leftover money as profi...

Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Tallink workers strike over low pay …

So far, Tallink has made offers that neither guarantee the same standard of living nor fulfill a 1997 agreement to raise employee salaries in proportion to the median salary. At first, EMSA de...



ESTONIA is a state in Northern Europe which has borders with Latvia and Russia. Across the Baltic Sea lies Finland in the north and Sweden in the west. Estonia covers around 45 thousands square kilometers. The Estonians are part of Finnic people. The only official language in Estonia is Estonian, which has too much in common with Finnish language. Estonia as a state is a parliamentary republic with internal division of 15 regions. The largest city and the capital as well is Tallinn. Estonia is one of the least-populous countries of the European Union - its population is less than 1.5 million. Various international ogranizations highly ranked Estonia regarding press, democracy and political freedom.

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