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Estonia: Webinar on Next Digital Economy

NordenBladet — The 2020s and 2030s will probably be the two most dynamic decades in human history, as a broad suite of technologies mature and combine to redefine the fundamental organizing principles of the economy. So far, the digital transformation

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Estonia: Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee meets with his Nordic and Baltic colleagues

NordenBladet — Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Enn Eesmaa hosts the chairmen of the foreign affairs committees of the parliaments of the Nordic and Baltic cooperation format (NB8) at a video conference today.

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Estonia: The Riigikogu decided to amend the Act on Amendments to the Rescue Act and the Weapons Act

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu did not pass unamended the Act on Amendments to the Rescue Act and the Weapons Act, which the President of the Republic had refused to proclaim. 88 members of the Riigikogu voted against

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Estonia: The Riigikogu legalised holding plenary sittings by remote attendance

NordenBladet — At its today’s sitting, the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) amended the Riigikogu Rules of Procedure and Internal Rules Act. In the future, it will also be possible to hold the plenary sittings so that the members of the

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Estonia: National Defence Committee discussed implementation of National Security Concept in national defence

NordenBladet — The National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) got an overview of the implementation of the National Security Concept of Estonia in national defence from Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, and decided that in addition to solving

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Estonia: Agenda, 18–21 May 2020 of the 3rd Session of the Riigikogu Plenary Assembly

NordenBladet — Agenda for the 15th Working Week (18 May 2020–21 May 2020) of the 3rd Session of the Riigikogu Plenary Assembly Monday, 18 May 1. Bill on Amendments to the Product Conformity Attestation Act (125 SE), initiated by the

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed the Act supporting conduct of military intelligence

NordenBladet — Today, the Riigikogu passed an Act that gives the Defence Forces additional rights in performing background checks and implementing authorisation for the use of human intelligence sources. The Act on Amendments to the Estonian Defence Forces Organisation Act,

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee supported the Foreign Policy Development Plan 2030

NordenBladet — At its video sitting today, the Foreign Affairs Committee approved the Foreign Policy Development Plan 2030 by a majority vote, and presented its own position on the Plan.  The Chairman of the Committee Enn Eesmaa emphasised the need

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Estonia: Pentus-Rosimannus became member of NATO Innovation Advisory Board

NordenBladet — Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Keit Pentus-Rosimannus has been appointed a member of the Innovation Advisory Board of the NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative, which focuses on the developing of innovative

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Estonia: A Bill on emergency passed the second reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Bill on Amendments to the Medical Devices Act, the Emergency Act and Other Acts (165 SE), initiated by the Government, will bring the Medical Devices Act into conformity with European Union law. During the proceedings, the Social

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Estonia: Riigikogu amended the Electronic Communications Act

NordenBladet — Today, the Riigikogu passed an Act that would authorise the Government to introduce the obligation to provide information about the technology used in communication networks in order to ensure a high level of security in communication networks. The

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Estonia: National Defence Committee received an overview of the business continuity of communication networks and cross-use of infrastructure

NordenBladet — At its meeting today, the National Defence Committee heard about the business continuity of communication networks and cross-use of infrastructure as well as the concept of national communication, and concluded that from the viewpoint of comprehensive national defence,

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Estonia: Bill supporting joint income tax returns of spouses passed the first reading

NordenBladet — The Bill that would again allow spouses to submit a joint tax return passed its first reading in the Riigikogu today. The Bill on Amendments to the Income Tax Act (154 SE), initiated by the Estonian Reform Party faction,

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Estonia: Minister of Foreign Affairs gave Foreign Affairs Committee an overview of crisis exit action plan

NordenBladet — At the video sitting of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) today, Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu gave the Committee an overview of the action plan of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee was satisfied that Estonia is ready for UN Security Council Presidency  

NordenBladet — During the video conference today, the Foreign Affairs Committee received assurance that Estonia is well prepared for our UN Security Council Presidency which starts in May. The Chairman of the Committee Enn Eesmaa described Estonia as standing on

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Estonia: The Riigikogu ratified agreement on Baltic air surveillance cooperation

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu approved the Act which ratified the agreement between the Governments of the three Baltic countries on the configuration of the Baltic Air Surveillance Network and Control System. The new intergovernmental agreement provides that

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