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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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