The Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) says it will file suit against an academic and against some media outlets in Estonia over an article published by online portal Politico last weekend, unless a rebuttal is issued. in the course of this current week, and to the same extent and visibility as the slander was first presented in these publications," the EKRE statement went on. "Claims to the contrary constitute deliberately spread disinformation, whose aim is to influence the outcome of the Riigikogu elections," the EKRE statement continued. More specifically, Politico alleged that Prigozhin staffers had used EKRE as a conduit for influencing the May 2019 European elections, in fact, by supporting EKRE's campaigning. Media outlets inside Estonia itself which carried the Politico story include portal Delfi.
In a statement issued Saturday evening via social media, EKRE said the Politico article represented fake news and electioneering. A good example of this is the article published by [Estonian portal] Delfi [who disseminated the Politico piece in Estonian] /Politico this evening; and article which arbitrarily tries to link EKRE. without providing any examples or facts, to the Kremlin and/or to Putin," the statement read. In its article, entitled "Inside the stunning growth of Russia's Wagner Group", Politico says EKRE declined comment, adding that a Meta (ie. Harrys Puusepp, ISS chief, meanwhile told Politico that Wagner's Estonia strategy bore a strong resemblance to earlier Russian propaganda projects relating to the country.1 month ago ERR
Aid to Ukraine remains vital as the Russian military gears up for a new offensive as its invasion nears the one-year mark, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) said on Friday. "Furthermore, our military support must help Ukraine push Russian soldiers out from its territory. "Our united action will help Ukraine win," he said. Our goal is to help push #Russia out of Ukraine, ensure accountability for crime of aggression and end Russia's imperialist delusions. Bolstering the EU's economic competitiveness is also an important theme, the Estonian prime minister went on, and addressed the issue at the meeting.1 month ago ERR
Nonetheless, the aid Estonia provides is of great help to Ukraine, in the war's front line, he went on. The missile defense aid is also aimed at defending Ukraine's energy infrastructure, and its civilian population. The largest hole in Ukraine's capability at present relates to ammunition and indirect fire capabilities, Salm went on. Salm confirmed that Ramstein will also bring news about fresh aid to Ukraine. Nevertheless, signs of a quick end to the Ukraine war as it nears its first anniversary are not very abundant, Salm added.2 months ago ERR
Kadri Mälk, artist and jeweler, professor emeritus of the Estonian Academy of Arts (27.01.1958 - 1.01.2023), died on January 1, 2023, after a prolonged illness. Kadri Mälk attended the Tartu Art School from 1977 to 1981 before graduating from the Estonian State Art Institute in 1986. In 1996, Kadri Mälk was appointed Professor of Jewellery and Blacksmithing. Of course, Kadri Mälk's largest jewellery collection is at home in the Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design. Kadri Mälk, who lived life to the fullest, was present until the very end.2 months ago ERR News
The war in Ukraine has reached something of a deadlock in anticipation of the upcoming cold weather. According to security experts, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's visit to the White House demonstrates Washington's desire to send a message to the Kremlin, that it is prepared to support Ukraine for a long period of time. Vladimir Putin visited Belarusian President Lukashenko on Monday, while Volodymyr Zelenskyy met US President Joe Biden in Washington on Wednesday. The U.S. wants to send a clear message, that it is ready to support Ukraine in a long-term war - for as long as necessary and until Ukraine gets the result it needs," said security expert Rainer Saks. This year, Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to skip his traditional end-of-year press conference.3 months ago news | ERR
Once the price of electricity starts to stabilize, food and other prices will follow and the chain will reverse," Varblane suggested. The professor said that central banks need to abandon recent monetary policy to end the crisis. Analyzing the causes of the economic crisis, the professor described a phenomenon where people believed certain economic laws were no longer in effect. China's position in the warThe professor believes that China is seizing every opportunity to benefit from Russia's war in Ukraine. If it is built, Estonia will have contributed greatly to weakening the Chinese hegemony," the professor offered.4 months ago ERR
Estonian international Karol Mets' side FC Zürich finally opened their account in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday thanks to a dramatic injury time winner giving them a 2-1 home win over Norwegian champions Bodø/Glimt. In the Conference League, Joonas Tamm's FCSB picked up a draw against Anderlecht, while Vlasi Sinjavski's FC Slovacko saw their match against Köln postponed due to fog. Norwegian champions Bodø/Glimt took the lead in first half stoppage time of their UEFA Europa League group stage match against Karol Mets' FC Zürich, through Norwegian international striker Amahl Pellegrino. Conference League round upFor Estonian players appearing in UEFA's third-tier European competition, the Conference League, either this week, there was also little cause for celebration. Estonian striker Vlasi Sinjavski's Czech side FC Slovacko saw their home match against German club Köln suspended after just seven minutes due to heavy fog.5 months ago ERR