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Speech by President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas at the Independence Day flag raising ceremony

NordenBladet — People of Estonia! Today is the Independence Day of Estonia, a day of joy for all of us. 102 years ago, the independent Republic of Estonia was born. 101 years ago, our blue-black-and-white national flag was raised here, on the

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Estonian Independence Day begins with flag raising ceremony

NordenBladet — In the early morning of 24 February, on the Independence Day of the Republic of Estonia, everyone is welcome to the flag raising ceremony in the Governor’s Garden at Toompea in Tallinn. The flag will be raised at

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Iceland: Hidden caves in Hella are open to public

NordenBladet – Since January 18th, 2020, four of the twelve man-made caves in Hella are open to the public. The Hella caves are ancient; some even believed to date further back than the settlement of the Vikings. In truth, nobody

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed the Statement “On Historical Memory and Falsification of History”

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) passed the Statement of the Riigikogu “On Historical Memory and Falsification of History”, submitted by 73 members of the Parliament. The Statement reads: “Condemning the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact together with its

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Estonia: The Riigikogu organised the procedure for the payment of grants and allowances to athletes

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu passed the Act on Amendments to the Sport Act and Amendments to Other Associated Acts, which organises the procedure for the payment of grants and allowances to athletes, and helps combat betting fraud and the use

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Swedish Royal Court: Prince Carl Philip’s name has been exploited on a fake site

NordenBladet – The name of Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip has been exploited on a fake site, the Royal Court has said. The website, which had been sending out invitations to royal events and asking for donations, has been reported to

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President of the Riigikogu and Prime Minister of Czechia discussed energy issues

NordenBladet — At their meeting today, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas and Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš spoke of energy security and climate neutrality targets. The discussion focused on the possibilities of replacing

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Denmark: Queen Margrethe reveals destinations for the annual Dannebrog summer tour

NordenBladet – Queen Margrethe of Denmark is set to sail away on the royal yacht Dannebrog as part of an annual summer tour of the country. The Queen will make a visit to the island of Anholt on 3 June

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Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik undergoes shoulder surgery, the shoulder injury does not affect The Crown Prince’s official programme

NordenBladet – Crown Prince Frederik has undergone a minor shoulder operation today after sustaining an injury skiing in Switzerland last week. The successful outpatient procedure took place in Copenhagen at the Rigshospitalet. The Crown Prince hurt his left shoulder while

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Estonia: Legal Affairs Committee supports making transfer of shares simpler

NordenBladet — The Legal Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) decided to merge two bills so that it would be simpler for foreign investors to invest into Estonian start-ups and there would be no notarisation requirement for transfer

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Estonia: Meeting of Baltic Assembly committees focuses on circular economy and digital cooperation

NordenBladet — Joint meeting of the Economics, Energy and Innovation Committee and the Natural Resources and Environment Committee of the Baltic Assembly (BA), where circular economy and digital issues are discussed as economic cooperation of the Baltic States, will be

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed the agreement for the elimination of double taxation with Guernsey

NordenBladet — Today, the Riigikogu passed with 67 votes in favour the Act on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Republic of Estonia and Guernsey for the Elimination of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and the

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Estonia: The Bill concerning the security vetting of members of the Riigikogu passed the first reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — Today, a Bill passed the first reading in the Riigikogu under which a member of the National Defence Committee will be obligated to submit the documents that are the basis for performance of security vetting within two months

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Estonia: President of the Riigikogu discussed security of the Baltic Sea region with Swedish colleague

NordenBladet — At their meeting today, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas and Speaker of the Riksdag (Parliament of Sweden) Andreas Norlén emphasised the excellent relations between the two countries and discussed the security of the Baltic

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Estonia: The Riigikogu will specify the rules for granting market authorisation for products

NordenBladet — A Bill passed the first reading the in the Riigikogu. It provides for the right of competent authorities to prohibit goods from being placed on the market and to require withdrawal of goods from the market in Estonia

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Estonia: National Defence Committee engaged interest groups in the discussion of National Defence Act

NordenBladet — At its sittings yesterday and today, the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) discussed the National Defence Bill with the stakeholders and relevant agencies. The Bill aims to establish a uniform and comprehensive framework for

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