The risks of forced motherhood
An Estonian mother who wanted to give up her newborn -- but was talked out of it -- has been sentenced to jail along with her husband. The child, born healthy, suffers from blindness, hearing loss and brain damage.
22 Feb 2018
Underage labor case sheds light on regulation issues
A 15-year-old was left with no legal recourse after his employer refused to pay him a summer's worth of wages in Tallinn, causing a public debate around the current labor regulations in Estonia.
19 Feb 2018
Teacher helps Estonian children living abroad feel connected to home
An Estonian teacher in Finland is bringing the language and traditions of her home country to her students, who like her are living abroad.
1 Feb 2018
Apps can lead children to create pornography
Last month, a 12-year-old Estonian girl and her parents got an unusual invitation from police in Tallinn. It turns out the girl had downloaded an app called Periscope, a real-time video transmission app.
18 Jan 2018
Corporate greed leaves children hungry
A large food catering company is serving nursery schools food that's full of sugar and empty of nutrition -- leaving parents concerned and young children malnourished.
11 Jan 2018
Estonian medical centers at risk for cybercrime
Cost concerns may be preventing Estonian hospitals and medical centers from protecting themselves against computer hackers, putting patients' sensitive medical records at risk.
4 Jan 2018
Estonian cross-country skier Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is free of doping suspicions
In 2014 -- nearly a decade later after Šmigun-Vähi won the gold in Torino -- Russian media began to insinuate that she had used illicit drugs to get her place on the podium.
14 Dec 2017
We will all get old -- and then what?
According to Estonian law, children must look after their parents or grandparents when they get old. The majority cannot afford a nursing home. Hence the parliament proposes a new project -- special insurance for the elderly.
30 Nov 2017
20-year-old gamer allegedly a Russian spy
In early November, the Estonian Internal Security Service detained a 20-year-old Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agent who tried to attack Estonian authorities. Fortunately, he was stopped before he could do any damage.
15 Nov 2017
Grounded marine researcher haunted by his past
Was a priceless artefact found in Estonian waters handed over to Finnish researchers because of a petty rivalry?
19 Oct 2017
Estonia's unfaced drug problem
Estonians have gotten used to witnessing various odd behaviors in public spaces, like incessant scratching, a common withdrawal symptom.
6 Oct 2017
Mothers cheer as Estonia gives fathers a boost
The Estonian government gave fathers additional 30-days of paid time off with their newborns, which is one of the longest paid paternity leave for fathers in European Union.
28 Sep 2017