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Finland: Prime Minister Marin talks with new Prime Minister of Estonia

NordenBladet — Prime Minister Sanna Marin has congratulated the new Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, who took office today. Prime Minister Marin sent a letter of congratulations to Prime Minister Kallas immediately after the inauguration and had a video call

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Estonia: Kaja Kallas obtained the support of the Riigikogu to form the Government

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu authorised the candidate for Prime Minister Kaja Kallas to form a Government. 70 members of the Riigikogu supported Kallas and 30 were against. In her speech, Kallas highlighted the most important objectives of

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Estonia: European Union Affairs Committee approved Estonia’s views on the proposed Minimum Wage Directive

NordenBladet — At its today’s sitting, the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) decided to support the Government’s positions on the European Commission proposal for a directive on adequate minimum wages. The objectives of the proposal

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Helena-Reet: Weekend in Viljandi (Estonia)

NordenBladet – Last week turned out to accommodate quite a lot of activities – many things that were accomplished at home, also the clay workshop with Ivanka Shoshana and myself, the writing of a children’s book “His Majesty Mouse the

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Estonia: Jufereva-Skuratovski: We wish to discuss Navalny’s case at upcoming PACE session

NordenBladet — This week, the Riigikogu Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will participate in the winter plenary session of the Assembly. They will attend the session remotely, via a video bridge. The Estonian delegation

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee assured Tsikhanouskaya of Estonia’s continuing support to Belarusian people

NordenBladet — At its public sitting today, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) discussed the latest developments in Belarus with leader of the Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, and asserted Estonia’s continuing solidarity with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s mission

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Estonia: World’s largest food fair Green Week held in extraordinary circumstances

NordenBladet — The world’s largest and oldest international agriculture and food fair International Green Week in Berlin has been exceptional in several aspects. For the first time, the 95th Green Week fair was held virtually. The Global Forum for Food

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee is meeting Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya at a public sitting

NordenBladet — The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu is meeting the Belarus opposition representative Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya at a public sitting today to discuss the most recent developments in Belarus. The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Enn Eesmaa says

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Estonia: Chairs of Foreign Affairs Committees of Baltic Parliaments discussed future relations with US colleague

NordenBladet — At a video conference today, the new Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives Gregory Meeks and the Chairmen of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Parliaments of the Baltic States discussed opportunities

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Estonia: The Riigikogu made amendments to the Courts Act

NordenBladet — The Act passed at today’s remote attendance sitting of the Riigikogu allows the Court en banc to be postponed for good reason and to be held partially or fully electronically. Under the current Act, the Court en banc

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Estonia: Amendments to the Courts Act passed the second reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — At today’s remote attendance sitting of the Riigikogu, the Bill on Amendments to the Courts Act passed the second reading. It allows for the Court en banc to be postponed for good reason and to be held partially

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Estonia: Chairs of Foreign Affairs Committees condemn Alexei Navalny’s arrest

NordenBladet — In their Joint Statement, the Chairmen of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Parliaments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania call on the Russian authorities to release Alexei Navalny immediately and unconditionally, and ensure his safety. “We, Chairmen of

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Estonia: The draft Resolution on holding a referendum was not supported by the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The draft Resolution on holding a referendum on the issue of the definition of marriage was not supported at today’s sitting of the Riigikogu. 26 members of the Riigikogu were in favour of passing the Resolution and 49

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Estonia: President of the Riigikogu discussed cooperation opportunities with his Lithuanian counterpart

NordenBladet — The President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas met the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen via a video bridge today. The two speakers discussed managing the corona virus, bilateral parliamentary cooperation, and cooperation opportunities in the Baltic

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Estonia: Spring session began in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu concluded the first reading of two Bills The Bill on Amendments to the Income Tax Act (293 SE), initiated by the Government, will set out safeguards with regard to the jurisdictions included in the EU list

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Finland: Prime Minister Marin and Estonian Prime Minister Ratas discuss COVID-19 situation and prospects for sustainable recovery

NordenBladet — On 11 January, Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas discussed bilateral relations between Finland and Estonia, the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and progress on vaccine coverage in the EU, other topical EU matters

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