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Estonia: Põlluaas and Levits considered it important to cooperate in protecting the common interests

NordenBladet — At the meeting of the President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas and the President of Latvia Egils Levits, the mutual relations between the two countries as well as cooperation within the framework of the European Union were discussed.

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Explore Estonian Culture

NordenBladet – Estonia has a rich cultural heritage of folk song and dance, colourful handicrafts, wooden saunas and rustic food. Experience the traditional and modern sides of Estonian culture first hand at these markets, workshops, museums and festivals. Historical traditions

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Welcome to the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration 2019!

NordenBladet – In 2019 Estonia will festively celebrate the 150th anniversary of the song celebration – the first song celebration was held in Estonia in 1869. This summer the song celebration will take place for the 27th time and dance

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Estonia: Mihkelson: Mental hygiene helps handle propaganda

NordenBladet – Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Marko Mihkelson believes that having strong mental hygiene is the best way for handling propaganda both at the level of the individual and the society.

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Estonia: Members of the Riigikogu discuss the problem of Russia at PACE Plenary Session

NordenBladet — Members of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eerik-Niiles Kross, Indrek Saar and Raivo Tamm participate in the Summer Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg this week. Key items on the agenda

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Estonia: EUAC is in Romania to discuss foreign trade and innovation with their counterparts

NordenBladet — Members of the European Union Affairs Committee (EUAC) are taking part in the Plenary Meeting of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. The

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Estonia: Laneman is taking part in a security forum on fight against terrorism

NordenBladet — The Chairman of the Security Authorities Surveillance Committee Alar Laneman is taking part in the Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum, which focuses on the fight against terrorism. The Chairman of the Select Committee expects the forum to examine the situation

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Estonia: European Union Affairs Committee expects explanations from the Minister of Finance on contravening the Riigikogu mandate

NordenBladet — The European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) decided to invite Minister of Finance Mart Helme to give explanations to the Committee about the meeting of the Eurogroup in inclusive format, where the positions of

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Estonia: President of the Riigikogu and President of Croatia acknowledged common values

NordenBladet — President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas and President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović acknowledged at their meeting today that Estonia and Croatia were close by their common values and world view, and stood for the rules-based

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Estonia: Põlluaas and Haavisto value the cooperation between Estonia and Finland

NordenBladet — At the meeting of President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto, the internal political situation in both countries after parliamentary elections, and the issues relating to the

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Estonia: President of the Riigikogu on the anniversary of June Deportation: We will not let history repeat itself

NordenBladet — President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas delivered a speech in memory of the victims the June Deportation and laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Estonia at the Memorial to the Victims of

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Estonia: The European Union Affairs Committee elected Riina Sikkut its new Deputy Chair

NordenBladet — The European Union Affairs Committee elected Riina Sikkut its new Deputy Chair At its today’s sitting, the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) elected Riina Sikkut as its new Deputy Chair. The new Deputy

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed the Act lowering alcohol excise duty rates

NordenBladet — At today’s last regular plenary sitting of its spring session, the Riigikogu passed the Act that reduces the excise duty rates for beer, cider and strong alcoholic beverages by 25 per cent from 1 July. The Act on

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Estonia: The Bill lowering alcohol excise duty rates passed the second reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — At today’s plenary sitting, the Bill intended to reduce the excise duty rates for beer, cider and strong alcoholic beverages by 25 per cent in order to curb the business in border areas passed the second reading. The

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Estonia: National Defence Committee delegation participates in the security forum of Defence Committees in Sweden

NordenBladet — Chairman of the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Andres Metsoja and member of the Committee Johannes Kert attend the security forum of the national defence committees of the parliaments of the Baltic States and

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Foreign Affairs Committee: Estonia’s practical work in the UN Security Council is just beginning

NordenBladet — Today, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) was given an overview of the elections of non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for 2020–2021, and future activities. The Committee acknowledged the work of

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