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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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Foreign Affairs Committee: Estonia supports resolution of the Iraq conflict on the basis of international law

NordenBladet — The extraordinary sitting of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) today focused on the situation in Iraq and the possibilities for relieving tensions in the region. The Committee was given an overview of Estonia’s

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Estonia: HennPõlluaas: We owe our sovereignty to those who fought and fell in the War of Independence

NordenBladet — Speaking today in Nõmme Rahu (Peace) Church to commemorate the War of Independence Armistice Day and the War of Independence Veterans Day, the President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas said that we still needed the courage, bravery and

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Estonia: New Year Address of the President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas on Estonian Television

NordenBladet — People of Estonia! The wonderful holidays are over and it is the New Year. We have stepped into the second decade of the third millennium. Last year was crammed full of significant events. As the President of the

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Estonia: Autumn session of the Riigikogu ended

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu passed 52 legislative acts during its autumn session. At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu approved the Act which creates opportunities to interlink the data of the Estonian Drug Treatment Database operating at the National Institute for Health

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Estonia: The Riigikogu voted the amendment of the Medicinal Products Act out of the legislative proceedings

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu rejected at the first reading the Bill on Amendment of Medicinal Products Act, initiated by the Estonian Centre Party Faction, the Estonian Conservative People’s Party Faction and the Faction Isamaa. Riina Sikkut, who took the floor

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Estonia: The Riigikogu lowered the age for signing a statement of support for a citizens’ initiative to 16

NordenBladet — Today the Riigikogu passed the implementation Act on the European Citizens’ Initiative which lowers the minimum age for signing a statement of support for a citizens’ initiative from the current age of 18 to 16. 80 members of

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed the Act protecting consumers’ interests in e-commerce

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu approved the Act which strengthens the protection of consumers’ interests in e-commerce and improves the cooperation between authorities in detecting and resolving cross-border infringements. The Act makes amendments that are necessary to implement

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