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Estonia: The draft Resolution on holding a referendum was not supported by the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The draft Resolution on holding a referendum on the issue of the definition of marriage was not supported at today’s sitting of the Riigikogu. 26 members of the Riigikogu were in favour of passing the Resolution and 49

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Estonia: President of the Riigikogu discussed cooperation opportunities with his Lithuanian counterpart

NordenBladet — The President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas met the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen via a video bridge today. The two speakers discussed managing the corona virus, bilateral parliamentary cooperation, and cooperation opportunities in the Baltic

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Estonia: Spring session began in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu concluded the first reading of two Bills The Bill on Amendments to the Income Tax Act (293 SE), initiated by the Government, will set out safeguards with regard to the jurisdictions included in the EU list

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Estonia: The Constitutional Committee condemned the proposed amendments that were contrary to Estonia’s independence

NordenBladet — At its extraordinary sitting today, the Constitutional Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) discussed the proposed amendments to the Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu 288 OE. The Committee adopted a Statement which condemns the motions to amend

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Estonia: Requirements for travelling to Estonia from the United Kingdom will change as of the New Year

NordenBladet — The Government approved the order governing travel from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Estonia. As of 1 January, when coming to Estonia from the United Kingdom, it is necessary to get tested for

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Estonia: The government approved the support measures for the second wave of COVID-19

NordenBladet — At an e-session, the government approved the support measures for the areas affected by the COVID-19 restrictions, the largest part of which concerns the support of the people of Harju and Ida-Viru counties through employers. “This year has

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Estonia: Agreements on further relations between the EU and the UK approved by the European Union Affairs Committee

NordenBladet — The European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) approved Estonia’s positions regarding the agreements regulating the future relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom at its today’s sitting. Chair of the Committee Mailis

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Estonia: The Government imposes restrictions similar to Ida-Virumaa in Harju County and agreed on additional support measures

NordenBladet — The Government imposes extensive restrictions due to COVID-19 in Harju County and extends the measures already in place to prevent further spread of the coronavirus in Ida-Viru County. In addition, as of December 24, a 50 percent use

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Estonia: The Baltic prime ministers summed up the extraordinary pandemic year

NordenBladet — Today, the last meeting of the Baltic Prime Ministers during the Estonian Presidency of the Baltic Council of Ministers took place in an online environment, discussing the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of joint energy

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Estonia to temporarily suspend air traffic with United Kingdom

NordenBladet — Today the Government supported the proposal made by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Mr Taavi Aas to suspend air traffic between Estonia and the United Kingdom from midnight tonight until the end of this year in

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Estonia: Riigikogu concluded its autumn session

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu passed three Acts at the last regular sitting of its autumn session. The purpose of the Act on Amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Forensic Examination Act (implementation of the Regulation on the

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Estonia: The government extended the order on the imposition of quarantine on persons diagnosed with COVID-19 and on persons who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with the disease until 1 February 2021

NordenBladet — The government extended the quarantine requirements for patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and persons who have been in close contact with them until 1 February 2021. COVID-19 patients are prohibited from leaving their place of residence or permanent place

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Estonia: Prime Minister Jüri Ratas discussed the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus with trade companies over video bridge

NordenBladet — Prime Minister Jüri Ratas met with the representatives of trade companies over video bridge yesterday to discuss the situation before Christmas and the compliance with the rules established in the shopping centres and stores to limit the spread

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Estonia: Constitutional Committee wants to discuss draft Resolution on referendum in the plenary on 11 January

NordenBladet — At its today’s sitting, the Constitutional Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) decided to make a proposal to the Board of the Riigikogu to discuss holding the referendum on the definition of marriage at the plenary sitting

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Estonia: Ratas: The visit of the Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom is a symbolic event in this difficult year

NordenBladet — Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas met with Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom, who is visiting members of the British Armed Forces in Estonia, to thank our close allies for contributing to NATO’s

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Estonia: Government approved the COVID-19 vaccination plan

NordenBladet — In today’s cabinet meeting, the Government approved the COVID-19 vaccination plan, prepared by the Ministry of Social Affairs, pursuant to which, vaccination is firstly enabled for people ensuring the continuity of healthcare and social welfare services, and other

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