Tallinn is drowning in malls people don't care about
Estonians have more shopping centers per capita than any other European country. More malls are being built, but customers are staying away from the ones already open.
16 Mar 2018
Are forests in Estonia disappearing?
Although, over the past couple of years, more and more of Estonia's land has been deforested, officials don't acknowledge the problem. On paper, everything looks fine.
1 Mar 2018
Tiny secret taboos: miscarriages invisible in Estonia
In a small country like Estonia, where there's enormous pressure for people to have children, miscarriages are not discussed. The 500 women who experience them every year conceal their loss.
9 Feb 2018
More Estonian school kids are "healing themselves" with drugs
The number of Estonian school children who use drugs to "treat" their depression has doubled over the past 10 years, and the numbers show no sign of slowing down.
25 Jan 2018
The failure of the MeToo campaign
"It's important for women to now raise their voices, stand up and take back what belongs to them," claims Johann Urb, one of the most famous Estonian actors. Sadly, it still sounds like a very novel idea here.
25 Dec 2017
People with dementia are forgotten in Estonia
The number of people with dementia will triple in the next 30 years, WHO warns. Estonia already struggles with taking care of its sick elderly, so people seek loopholes in the system.
21 Dec 2017
EU will withdraw financial aid from Estonia
Economically, Estonia is doing great. So great, in fact, that the EU will slowly start cutting back on financial aid. Understandably, this makes Estonians a little anxious. Are we ready to join the circle of wealthy countries?
7 Dec 2017
Estonia is no longer a cheap booze paradise
The tax on alcohol has increased almost twofold since July as part of a government program to fight alcohol-related diseases. But no worries, the Estonians get by. They now buy their liquor in Latvia.
23 Nov 2017
Estonia's beloved e-government threatened
This fall, Czech scientists discovered a potential security risk in Estonian ID-cards. People are upset, but not because of the security threat.
9 Nov 2017
Estonia's ex-PM accused of sexual harassment
One of the most popular Estonian politicians, the cover boy of the leading Reform Party, the shining example, ex-PM Taavi Rõivas, has been accused of sexual harassment. How will he come out of this?
26 Oct 2017
E-voting for the Estonian Centre Party
An unprecedented number of people placed their vote online this year, but these elections are likely to strengthen the power of the ruling central party.
11 Oct 2017
It pays to be young in Estonia
Estonia is a country that loves its young people. In the spirit of putting our money where our mouthes are, this affection for our youth is clearly reflected in their salaries.
26 Sep 2017