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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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PACE Spring Session focuses on the Assembly’s future role

NordenBladet — This week, the Estonian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) participates in the Spring Session (Second Part of the Ordinary Session) of PACE in Strasbourg, where the focus issues are the challenges faced

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Estonia celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Constituent Assembly elections

NordenBladet — Today, the local governments celebrate the 100th anniversary of the elections of the first democratic representative body of the Republic of Estonia, the Constituent Assembly, in the places of birth of the deputies elected to the Constituent Assembly.

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The new Board of the Riigikogu emphasised the importance of the parliament

NordenBladet — The newly elected members of the Board Henn Põlluaas, Helir-Valdor Seeder, and Siim Kallas held a press conference after the opening sitting of the 14th Riigikogu, stressing the importance of parliamentary democracy. The President of the Riigikogu Henn

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The 14th Riigikogu held its opening sitting

NordenBladet  – At the opening sitting of the new Riigikogu, Henn Põlluaas was elected the President of the Riigikogu, and Helir-Valdor Seeder and Siim Kallas were elected the Vice-Presidents. The President of the Republic Kersti Kaljulaid opened the first sitting

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New Riigikogu holds its opening sitting on 4 April

NordenBladet — On Thursday, 4 April at 11 a.m., the 14th Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) will hold its opening sitting and elect the Board. President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid will deliver the opening speech. Members of the Riigikogu sign the

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