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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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