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Queen Sonja of Norway is this year’s protector of NRK’s charity broadcast

NordenBladet – Each year a member of the Norwegian Royal Family becomes the high protector of state television channel NRK’s charity broadcast. This year, it is Her Majesty Queen Sonja. This year’s charity broadcast will collect money to create a

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The Riigikogu celebrated its 100th anniversary

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu celebrated its 100th anniversary with a special sitting, where the President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas and President of the Republic Kersti Kaljulaid made speeches. The President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas pointed out that just

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Conference rooms of the Riigikogu were given the names of Estonian statesmen

NordenBladet — On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Riigikogu, three conference rooms of Toompea Castle were named after the Speakers of the Riigikogu Otto Strandman, August Rei and Jaan Tõnisson today. Bas-reliefs of the statesmen were put

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Launch of stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — On Wednesday, 24 April, at 12 noon, the President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas will open the launch of the stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Riigikogu. This will take place in the White Hall of Toompea

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Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark undertakes 10-day mission with Axion Hellas

NordenBladet – Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark has undertaken a 10-day mission with Axion Hellas, the royal revealed on his Instagram account on Easter. The trip took place the week ahead of Easter Sunday. This was the Prince’s eight

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The Riigikogu and the National Library are holding a presentation for a book about the history of the parliament

NordenBladet — On Wednesday, 24 April, there will be a public presentation of the book Estonian Parliament 1917–1940 in the National Library. The author, Jaak Valge PhD., has written a 700-page study on the early years of the parliament, from

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Riigikogu is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a special sitting

NordenBladet — Today at 12 noon, the Riigikogu is holding a special sitting to celebrate its 100th anniversary. This will begin with an opening address by Henn Põlluaas. “The Constituent Assembly shaped Estonia’s developmental avenues as the first representative body.

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The Riigikogu anniversary week starts with the opening of a travelling exhibition

NordenBladet — Today at 1 p.m., the President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas will open the travelling exhibition Riigikogu 100, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Riigikogu, in the Governor’s Garden. The exhibition presents the century-long history of the

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The Riigikogu authorised Jüri Ratas to form a Government

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu authorised the candidate for Prime Minister Jüri Ratas to form a Government. 55 members of the Riigikogu supported the authorisation and 44 were against. In his speech, Ratas said that Estonia had been

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Crown Prince Haakon of Norway must undergo surgery again

NordenBladet – In early March, the Norwegian Royal Court announced that Crown Prince Haakon had to undergo surgery. The heir to the throne was admitted to hospital for one day for an operation on an exostosis in the ear canal.

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Queen Margrethe to visit Estonia for 800th anniversary of Danish flag

NordenBladet – Queen Margrethe will pay a visit to Estonia in June, the Royal House announced, in conjunction with the 800th anniversary of the Danish Flag. The Queen will visit Tallinn, the Estonian capital, on 15 June. The capital shares

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Brexit calls for more Nordic-EU co-operation

NordenBladet – “More Nordic co-operation is needed in the EU when the UK leaves” was one message that was put forward during an EU election debate in connection with the Nordic Council’s theme session in Copenhagen. This was the first

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Report: the time is right to promote the Nordic “peace” brand

NordenBladet – The momentum and willingness are growing for the Nordic countries to work even more closely together on peace and conflict resolution. Opportunities are available right now to boost the “Nordic peace brand”, according to a new Nordic report.

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New biodiversity targets must set the bar high

NordenBladet – The loss of biodiversity is one of the biggest challenges facing mankind. The Nordic ministers for the environment now want to set the bar high and ensure that the voice of young people is heard in negotiations for

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Nordic Region pushes for global agreement on plastics

NordenBladet – In a joint declaration, the Nordic countries are pushing for a new global agreement on the reduction and prevention of plastic waste and microplastics discharged into the sea. Plastic pollution in our seas and oceans is a worldwide

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Board of the Riigikogu approved the number of members and allocated seats in standing committees

NordenBladet — The Board of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) approved the number of members in its ten standing committees, and decided how many seats each faction would have in the committees. The allocation of seats in the committees depends

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