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Estonia: The Riigikogu did not support the motion of no confidence in Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu discussed the motion of no confidence in the Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik, which Kaja Kallas had submitted on behalf of 44 members of the Riigikogu. The motion of no confidence was

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Estonia: The Riigikogu appointed Toomast and Reitelmann members of the delegation to PACE

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu appointed Urmas Reitelmann a member of the Estonian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and Vilja Toomast a substitute member. With the Resolution of the Riigikogu “Amendment of

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Estonia: Kiik replied to the interpellation concerning psycho-social support in crises

NordenBladet — The Minister of Social Affairs Tanel Kiik replied to the interpellation concerning psycho-social support in crises (No. 6), submitted by members of the Riigikogu Signe Riisalo, Erkki Keldo, Vilja Toomast, Annely Akkermann, Signe Kivi, Maris Lauri, Jüri Jaanson,

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Estonia: 2018 Report of the European Court of Auditors is presented to the Riigikogu Committees

NordenBladet — Today at 2 p.m., Member of the European Court of Auditors Juhan Parts will give an overview of the 2018 annual report of the European Court of Auditors to the European Union Affairs Committee, the Finance Committee and

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Estonia: Loone became head of the Estonian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu passed a Resolution on an amendment to the membership of the Estonian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Head of the delegation Kadri Simson (Centre Party) was excluded from the delegation, and Kerstin-Oudekki Loone (Centre Party)

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Estonia: Bill on Amendments to the Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) Act passed the first reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Bill will specify the formation of the membership of the Supervisory Board of the Bank of Estonia, and the requirements for members of the supervisory board, and the term of their mandate. The Bill on Amendments to

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Estonia: Taavi Aas replied to the interpellation concerning the financing of road construction

NordenBladet — The Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas replied to the interpellation concerning the financing of road construction (No. 4), submitted by members of the Riigikogu Aivar Sõerd, Andres Sutt, Taavi Rõivas, Kaja Kallas, Annely Akkermann, Kristina

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Estonia: Põlluaas to his colleagues in the PACE: We must demand that Russia respects human rights

NordenBladet — The President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas spoke at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg, focusing on the restoration of Russia’s right to vote in

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Estonia: The Riigikogu granted postponement to holders of UK driver’s licence in the event of Brexit

NordenBladet — Today, the Riigikogu passed an Act that allows holders of UK driving licences to drive on Estonian roads for one year after Brexit. The Act on Amendments to the Traffic Act relating to the Withdrawal of the United

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Legal Affairs Committee wants to eliminate the barriers to investments into start-ups

NordenBladet — The Legal Affairs Committee decided today to initiate a Bill that would simplify the options of foreign investors to invest into Estonian start-ups, and thus improve the attractiveness of the Estonian business environment. The Chairman of the Legal

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Riigikogu supported visa-free working holidays in Japan for young Estonian adults

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu ratified the Act on the Ratification of the Arrangements for Working Holidays between the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Government of Japan, which allows Estonia and Japan to issue multiple-entry working holiday visas

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The Bill relating to the tax environment passed the second reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Bill that will transpose the directive regulating the resolution of disputes arising in the application of international agreements eliminating double taxation of income and capital concluded between Member States passed the second reading in the Riigikogu today.

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Estonia: Bills relating to pension rise passed the first reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — At today’s plenary sitting, the Riigikogu concluded the first reading of two Bills intended to additionally increase pensions in the coming year. The Bill on Amendments to § 61 of the State Pension Insurance Act (79 SE), initiated

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Estonia: Bill facilitating the curbing of the generation of greenhouse gases passed the second reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Bill that will transpose into Estonian law the EU directive which aims to enhance cost-effective greenhouse gas emission reductions and low-carbon investments, initiated by the Government, passed the second reading in the Riigikogu today. Another aim of

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Estonian delegation to the IPU condemns Turkey’s military operation in Syria

NordenBladet — Today, the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will vote on the joint statement of the delegations of France, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Egypt that calls on Turkey to end its military operations on Syrian territory.

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Estonia: 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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