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Aadu Must and Enn Eesmaa attend the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Baltic Way in Riga

NordenBladet — Head of the Estonian delegation to the Baltic Assembly, Chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Aadu Must and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu Enn Eesmaa attend the celebrations

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Estonia: President of the Riigikogu and Vice-President of India discussed closer cooperation

NordenBladet — President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas met with Vice-President of India Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu today. They discussed e-governance and intensifying of bilateral parliamentary cooperation. “The excellent relations between Estonia and India have become closer in

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Põlluaas: Decision made 28 years ago shows commitment to Estonia

NordenBladet — The August 20 Club held its traditional festive meeting in the White Hall of Toompea Castle today. President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas and Prime Minister Jüri Ratas spoke at the meeting. Põlluaas emphasised in

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Norwegian schools to address massacre of 77 people —Report

NordenBladet – The 2011 terror attacks in Oslo and the nearby island of Utøya that killed 77 people are to become part of the curriculum in Norway’s schools in future. Children and teenagers should learn about the acts of terrorism,

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2019 Scandinavian Folk Festival Jamestown, NY (July 19-21, 2019)

NordenBladet – The Scandinavian Folk Festival will be held on July 19-21, 2019. Come celebrate the region’s rich Scandinavian Heritage. It’ll include musical entertainment, performances, lectures, exhibits, Scandinavian food and much more. Where: Jamestown Community College 525 Falconer St Jamestown,

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Three Islamic State group supporters were sentenced to death by a court in Morocco for murder of Scandinavian tourists

NordenBladet – Three Islamic State group supporters were sentenced to death by a court in Morocco on Thursday over the beheadings of two Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in the High Atlas Mountains. The defendants had asked God for

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Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen loses on chess financing

NordenBladet – Chess experts think Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen* (28) may have damaged his reputation by allegedly trying to influence voting on a major financing issue for Norway’s national chess federation. It failed Sunday night, blocking the effort that

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Norway hesitates over Iran response

NordenBladet – The Norwegian government is still thinking over a request from the US for a military contribution towards boosting security in the waters off Iran. It won’t be easy for Norway to say “no,” but skepticism is running high

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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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OSCE Parliamentary Assembly focuses on human rights and promoting of security

NordenBladet — From today until next Monday, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly meets for its Annual Session in Luxembourg. The theme of the Summer Session is the role of Parliaments in advancing sustainable development to promote security. The Riigikogu (Parliament of

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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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Denmark: Queen Margrethe approves the establishment of a new government in Denmark

NordenBladet – Queen Margrethe has approved the establishment of a new government in Denmark following an election earlier in June. The discussions to form a new government started the day following the election on June 6. Queen Margrethe was asked

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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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