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Pentus-Rosimannus is debating climate policy in Madrid with Frans Timmermans

NordenBladet — Member of the European Union Affairs Committee Keit Pentus-Rosimannus is taking part in a high-level climate policy panel in Madrid, where she will present options for introducing Estonia’s technological solutions for the benefit of achieving climate neutrality, and

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed the Act concerning the reimbursement of the labour costs of medical residents

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu passed the Act under which the legal bases for the reimbursement of the labour costs of medical residents from the budget of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund will be created from 2020. The

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee discussed international politics with Finnish colleagues

NordenBladet — At the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Finnish Parliament Eduskunta, the discussion focused on the regional and global political situation. Chairman of the Foreign

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Estonia: The Riigikogu gets an overview of the implementing of EU policies

NordenBladet — During the discussion at the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia), which starts today at 10, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas will give an overview of the activities of the Government in implementing of the European Union policies. Chairperson

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Estonian delegation participates in the NATO PA Transatlantic Parliamentary Forum

NordenBladet — The Estonian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly participates in the NATO PA Transatlantic Parliamentary Forum in Washington this week. Head of the Estonian Delegation, member of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Oudekki Loone said that practically all

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Estonia: The Bill concerning the rates of the state fees relating to foreign missions passed the second reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Bill that will amend the rates of the state fees for acts performed in foreign missions and will establish new state fees for acts which as yet are not subject to a fee passed the second reading

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Norway: Norwegian sells its Argentine subsidiary to JetSMART

NordenBladet – The airline Norwegian is selliing its Argentine subsidiary to JetSMART, according to a press release from the company. “This is an important step in order to be profitable again, writes acting CEO and CFO Geir Karlsen of Norwegian.

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European Environment Agency (EEA): The EU and Norway are missing environmental targets

NordenBladet – Europe will achieve only a small proportion of its environmental targets for 2020, the EU’s European Environment Agency (EEA) states. In a new report, the EEA reviews the status of targets set by EU member states and other

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Norway: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed will not be interviewed when he comes to Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

NordenBladet –  This year’s Peace Prize* winner will not meet the press in Oslo. “The traditional press conference with the Nobel Prize winner has been removed from the program this year. With few exceptions, this has not happened since the

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Iceland: Proposal to build new domestic airport in Hvassahraun

NordenBladet – This weekend, the city of Reykjavík and the Icelandic government signed a contract that will begin an investigation into potentially opening a new domestic airport in Hvassahraun. According to RÚV, each party will invest 100 million ISK to

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Finland: Mairéad McGuinness: We need parliamentary cooperation now more than ever

NordenBladet – Ms Maireád McGuinness, the First Vice-President of the European Parliament, participated in the plenary meeting of COSAC in Helsinki on 1 – 3 December. McGuinness appreciated the dialogue in the conference: “People were getting involved, lots of questions,

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Iceland: New Police Council to be inaugurated on January 1

NordenBladet – A new Police Council under the chairmanship of the National Commissioner of the Police will begin operations on January 1 next year, RÚV.is reports. The new council was introduced by Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir at the

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Iceland: Landsvirkjun announces plan to become carbon neutral by 2025

NordenBladet – Today, Landsvirkjun*, the National Power Company of Iceland, will introduce plans to become carbon neutral by 2025, RÚV reports. According to Hörður Árnarson, CEO of Landsvirkjun, the company has monitored greenhouse gas emissions closely over the past ten

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Iceland: Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir meets Queen Elizabeth at The NATO Summit

NordenBladet – Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir met Queen Elizabeth at the NATO Summit in London on Tuesday, Vísir reports. The meeting celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Alliance. Following a fully booked schedule, she arrived at the reception at Buckingham

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Estonia: Cultural Affairs Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee discussed the situation of Finno-Ugric peoples  

NordenBladet — Today, the Cultural Affairs Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) were given an overview of the activities of Estonia in supporting the Finno-Ugric peoples and of the preparations for the World Congress

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Finland: COSAC adopted contribution on the negotiations concerning the MFF, overseeing compliance with the rule-of-law principle, and EU climate action

NordenBladet – LXII COSAC, the conference of the committees of Member State parliaments dealing with EU affairs, as well as of representatives of the European Parliament, ended in Helsinki earlier today. The conference sessions held on Monday and Tuesday covered

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