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The substitute members of the Riigikogu and the members of the Government took their oaths of office

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting of the Riigikogu, the substitute members of the Riigikogu took their oaths of office. They assumed office in connection with the suspension of the mandate of the members of the Riigikogu Jaak Aab, Taavi Aas,

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Speech by President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas at the concert meeting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — Speech by President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas at the concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Riigikogu at the “Estonia” Theatre and Concert Hall on 26 April 2019. Former and current members of the Riigikogu, President

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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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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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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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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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Kaja Kallas did not obtain the support of the Riigikogu to form a Government

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu did not support authorising the candidate for Prime Minister Kaja Kallas to form a Government. 45 members of the Riigikogu supported Kallas and 53 were against. At the beginning of her speech, Kallas

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Mihkelson in Kiev: we must defend Ukraine’s efforts to join the EU and NATO

NordenBladet — The Head of the Estonian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Marko Mihkelson spoke at the high level Kyiv (Kiev) Security Forum, saying that without a strong strive for independence from the part of Ukraine, Estonia and many

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President of the Riigikogu and President of Latvia discussed regional cooperation

NordenBladet — At the meeting of President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas and President of the Republic of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis today, the discussion focused on regional cooperation and the excellent relations between the two countries. Põlluaas

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Mihhail Lotman took his oath of office before the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — At today’s plenary sitting of the Riigikogu, Member of the Riigikogu Mihhail Lotman took his oath of office. As the activity of this composition of the Riigikogu had just started, there were no documents to deliberate on the

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IPU Assembly focuses on education and gender equality

NordenBladet — This week, the members of the Estonian Delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) attend the 140th Assembly of the IPU, held in Doha, the capital of Qatar. The main topics discussed at the Assembly are democracy, peace, education

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