Former environment minister is lobbyist for Gazprom

Former minister for environment Marko Pomerants (Isamaa) of the Powerhouse PR firm is lobbying for Russia’s Gazprom Neft. Photo: kollaaž/Remo Tõnismäe Marko Pomerants believes that his actions are all right. A Gazprom tanker is shuttling to Russia and back like a tram. Officials say everything is legally OK. Companies transporting petroleum products, including a firm […]

Annoyed the prosecutor’s office: the court fined two Eesti Ekspress journalists for article about money laundering

Tarmo Vahter and Sulev Vedler and their article on Swedbank’s money laundering. In the background Robert Kitt and Priit Perens. Photo: Kollaaž Money laundering and the skiing holiday of the princess of Monaco are news of equal significance. Eesti Ekspress appealed against the fine imposed on the newspaper and the journalists. The prosecutor’s office claims […]

Estonia’s ranking in the freedom of press index improved greatly

11.06.2020, Tallinn. Sümbolfotod eesti ajalehtedest. Symbolic photos from Estonian newspapers. FOTO: MADIS VELTMAN/POSTIMEES Photo: Madis Veltman RSF cites verbal attacks against journalists as a threat. Failure to protect journalists could lead to self-censorship. Estonia’s political environment is neutral towards the press. Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF), an international organization based in Paris, ranked Estonia 4th among […]

The EKRE border treaty proposal, legally stillborn, failed politically as well.

Estonian-Russian border. Photo: Marko Saarm The proposal of the Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) that the government of the republic would withdraw its signature from the Estonian-Russian border treaty concluded in February 2014, failed to gain support of the Riigikogu. EKRE representative Henn Põlluaas stated in the covering letter of the bill that the Russian federation […]

Archaeologists discovered Viking-era hearths in Tõnismägi

Archaeologists found four Viking-era hearths in the center of Tallinn. Photo: Mihkel Maripuu The recent archaeological find fills a major temporal gap. Such Viking-era antiquities have been never before discovered in Tallinn. The investigated area is becoming more exciting as it expands. Archaeological excavations carried out on the Pärnu road in Tallinn’s Tõnismägi before the […]