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Estonia: Põlluaas and Vatican Foreign Minister acknowledged the mutual relations between Estonia and the Holy See

NordenBladet — At the meeting of President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas and Secretary for Relations with States of the Vatican, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher today, general humanitarian and ethical issues and situation in the tension zones

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Estonia: Baltic Assembly committee meeting focuses on reducing ecological footprint

NordenBladet — Today, the Estonian delegation to the Baltic Assembly (BA) participates on the meeting of the Education, Science and Culture Committee of the Baltic Assembly held in Vilnius. The agenda of the meeting focuses on minimising of ecological footprint,

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Estonia: The Riigikogu simplified the application for citizenship for minors

NordenBladet — At today’s plenary sitting, the Riigikogu passed the Act that creates the possibility to apply for citizenship under a simplified procedure for minors who were born in Estonia and whose parents or grandparents have resided here before the

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Estonia: The Bill on the removal of wrecks passed the first reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Bill ratifying the International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, adopted in Nairobi on 18 May 2007, passed the first reading in the Riigikogu today. Under the Bill on the Ratification of the Nairobi International Convention on

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Estonia: President of the Riigikogu welcomes Polish airmen at Ämari Air Base

NordenBladet — Today, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas visits Ämari Air Base, where he welcomes the airmen of the Polish Air Forces who started their service in NATO Baltic Air Policing mission at the beginning of

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Estonia: Riigikogu delegation to PACE focuses on human rights, democracy and principles of rule of law

NordenBladet — This week, the Riigikogu Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) participates in the winter session of the Assembly in Strasbourg, where extending the credentials of Russia’s delegation and the functioning of democratic institutions

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed the Act harmonising the handling of weapons in the European Union

NordenBladet — At today’s plenary sitting, the Riigikogu passed the Act that harmonises the conditions for control of the acquisition and possession of weapons in the European Union. The Act on Amendments to the Weapons Act, the State Fees Act

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Estonia: The Bill concerning psychiatric care for minors passed the first reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Bill giving minors who are capable of judgement the right to receive psychiatric treatment with their consent passed the first reading in the Riigikogu today. The Bill on Amendments to § 3 of the Mental Health Act

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Estonia: The Riigikogu conducts proceedings on seven Bills this working week

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu approved its agenda, according to which six Bills will be at the first reading and one Bill will be at the third reading this working week. There is no deliberation of Bills or replying to interpellations

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Chair of the European Union Affairs Committee discusses topical EU issues with colleagues in Zagreb

NordenBladet — Chair of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Anneli Ott participates in the Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC)

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed the Act facilitating investment into Singapore

NordenBladet — The investment protection agreement between the European Union and Singapore, passed in the Riigikogu today, aims to improve the investment climate between the EU and Singapore. According to the explanatory memorandum, the agreement benefits European investors, ensuring the

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Estonia: Bill amending the Citizenship Act passed the second reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — A Bill passed the second reading in the Riigikogu. It will create the possibility to apply for citizenship under a simplified procedure for minors who were born in Estonia and whose parents or grandparents have resided here before

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee discussed principles of foreign relations with the President of the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — At its today’s sitting, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) heard the overview on foreign relations by the President of the Riigikogu, and recommended him to keep his personal opinion and his party’s position

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Estonia: Port of Tallinn (Tallinna Sadam) 2019 cargo volumes totaled 19.9 million tons, down 3.3 percent on year

NordenBladet – In 2019, the annual cargo volumes of listed Estonian port operator Port of Tallinn (Tallinna Sadam) totaled 19.9 million tons, down 3.3 percent on year, while the number of passengers served increased by 0.2 percent on year to

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Estonia: State Forest Management Centre (RMK) sold altogether 610,000 cubic meters of firewood worth €18.5 million in 2019

NordenBladet – Last year, the State Forest Management Centre (RMK) sold altogether 610,000 cubic meters of firewood worth €18.5 million. Compared with 2018, the amount of firewood sold increased 7.9 percent, or by 45,000 cubic meters. The monetary value thereof,

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Estonia votes on UN Security Council (UNSC) for first time

NordenBladet – The reauthorization of a cross-border aid mechanism for Syria was put to a vote on Friday ahead of its expiration at midnight, marking the first time that Estonia voted as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council

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