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Destination for student holidays: fun for all the family in Estonia

Latvian students and schoolchildren will be going on autumn break this week. Estonia is a great destination for people seeking family fun. Modern interactive museums and science centres, thematic parks, exciting active leisure centres – all of it is mere hours away from Latvia. Science, spies, mammoths and water games in Tartu One destination that should not be overlooked when … Read More »

Police in Estonia arrests officials trading driver’s licenses

Police in Estonia has arrested five officials of the Road Administration accused of taking bribes for driving licenses. Quoting the accusations ERR reports that the five people received bribes worth a few hundred euros for allowing people to pass their drivers’ exams and police has described the acts as widespread and systematic. Priit Sauk, the head of the Road Administration, … Read More »

Estonia school shooter ruled to nine years in prison

A pupil is comforted by his mother after he went out of the school where a teacher was shot dead by a teenager on October 27, 2014 in Viljandi, southern Estonia Tartu County Court in Estonia sentenced on October 20 a pupil, who shot dead a teacher in Viljandi in 2014, to nine years in prison. The pupil – 15 … Read More »

Court suspends Tallinn Mayor from office over bribery case

A court in Estonia has on September 30 suspended from office the Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar, who is also the leader of Riigikogu’s second largest party, at the request of prosecutor investigating a high-profile corruption case. ERR reports that Savisaar’s suspension is related to the criminal investigation, following last week’s revelations that the Mayor allegedly took bribes. Prosecutor Laura … Read More »

For securing release of Kohver, pardoning of state traitor was secondary, says Ilves

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has noted that his position on pardoning Aleksei Dressen, an Internal Security Service worker convicted for state treason, had been comparatively less significant as it allowed securing the release of Eston Kohver from prison in Russia. ERR reports that Ilves signed the pardon for Dressen, who was sentenced to 16 … Read More »