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Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Enn Eesmaa is meeting his Nordic and Baltic counterparts in Sweden

NordenBladet — The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Enn Eesmaa is taking part in the meeting of the chairmen of the foreign affairs committees of the Nordic Countries and Baltic States (NB 8) in Stockholm. Their discussions will focus

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NATO PA Estonian delegation attends the Annual Session in London

NordenBladet — Members of the Estonian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) Ants Laaneots, Leo Kunnas and Sven Sester attend the Annual Session of the NATO PA in London. Member of the delegation Ants Laaneots said that he intended

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Estonia: The Riigikogu discussed pensions as a matter of significant national importance

NordenBladet — The matter of significant national importance “The Future of Pension – Who Will Provide for the Elderly?”, initiated by the Social Democratic Party Faction, was deliberated at the Riigikogu today. Presentations were made by the Head of the

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Estonia: The Bill concerning space sector development passed the first reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting of the Riigikogu, the Bill on Estonia’s membership of the European Space Agency that would allow a larger amount to be allocated to projects targeted at Estonia passed the first reading. The Bill on the

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New Estonian ambassador to Sweden presented credentials to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

NordenBladet – Estonia’s new ambassador to Sweden, Margus Kolga, presented his credentials to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on Thursday. The King and ambassador confirmed the good relations between the two countries and discussed Swedish-Estonian history. Kolga thanked the

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Estonia: The Economic Affairs Committee was given an overview of the situation in Nordica

NordenBladet — The leaders of the Estonian national airline Nordica gave the Economic Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) an overview of the situation and plans of the company, and the developments in the global aviation. Chairman of

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Estonia: Bills regulating seafarers’ employment passed the first reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — At today’s plenary sitting, the Riigikogu concluded the first reading of two Bills that will ensure additional protection to people who work on ships. The Bill on Amendments to the Seafarers Employment Act and the Maritime Safety Act

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Estonia: The Riigikogu discussed research and development funding

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting of the Riigikogu, the Bill on Amendments to the Organisation of Research and Development Act (33 SE), initiated by the Social Democratic Party Faction, passed the first reading. It is intended to ensure stable funding

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Estonia: President of the Riigikogu discussed challenges of climate neutrality with President of Hungary

NordenBladet — President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas and President of Hungary János Áder met in Budapest to discuss challenges that achieving climate neutrality would set for energy security. Põlluaas said that Estonia decided this week to join the European

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Estonia: Jufereva-Skuratovski spoke about the report on labour migration at PACE Plenary Session

NordenBladet — Head of the Estonian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), member of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Maria Jufereva-Skuratovski delivered a speech on labour migration from Eastern Europe and its impact on behalf

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VIDEO: Põlluaas and Kövér emphasised the importance of cooperation between parliaments

NordenBladet — President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas met with Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary László Kövér in Budapest today. The Speakers found that Estonia and Hungary could deepen their cooperation at the level of

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Estonia: Seminar on using AI to support the work of the parliament is held in Tallinn

NordenBladet — Today and tomorrow, the IT experts from the parliaments of Europe meet in Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss how artificial intelligence can be used to support the work in the parliament. Administrative Director of the Chancellery of the Riigikogu

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Estonia: President of the Riigikogu is on an official visit to Hungary

NordenBladet — This week, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas is on a visit to Budapest at the invitation of the Speaker of the Parliament of Hungary. The purpose of the visit is to promote bilateral relations

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Estonia: Põlluaas assured the President of Albania of Estonia’s support to Albania’s EU prospects

NordenBladet — At the meeting with President of Albania Ilir Meta today, President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas expressed support to Albania’s efforts to open accession negotiations with the European Union. “Estonia strongly supports the opening of accession negotiations between

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PACE Estonian delegation aims to draw attention to the problems relating to Russia

NordenBladet — Autumn Session of the PACE, held in Strasbourg this week, is to draw the attention of the majority of member states to the problems caused by Russia. Head of the Estonian delegation, member of the Riigikogu (Parliament of

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The Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee is discussing the EU budget with her Baltic and Polish colleagues in Kaunas

NordenBladet — The Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee Anneli Ott is participating at the meeting of the chairpersons of the European Union Affairs Committees of the parliaments of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland in Kaunas. Ott said that

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