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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: 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: 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: 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: Draft Resolution to hold a referendum passed the first reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — At the sitting today, the Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu “Holding a Referendum on the Issue of the Definition of Marriage”, initiated by the Estonian Centre Party Faction, the Estonian Conservative People’s Party Faction, and the Faction Isamaa,

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Estonia: Riigikogu discussed green transition as a matter of significant national importance

NordenBladet — Riigikogu discussed “The green transition – both a challenge and an opportunity for Estonia“ as a the matter of significant national importance today; it was initiated by the Estonian Centre Party Faction. Reports were heard from the Chairman

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee discussed recent regional and international developments with Finnish colleagues

NordenBladet — Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) discussed recent regional and international developments and the issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Finnish Parliament Eduskunta at a

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee heard about the implementation of the Foreign Policy Development Plan

NordenBladet — At the sitting today, the Foreign Affairs Committee heard about the working plans made according to the Foreign Policy Development Plan and the 2021 budget, as well as about the principles of drafting strategic documents. The Chairman of

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Estonia: Riigikogu extended the missions of the Defence Forces

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu passed a number of Resolutions concerning the Defence Forces missions. Seven of them concern extending of missions. The Resolution of the Riigikogu “Extension of the Time Limit for the Use of the Defence

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Estonia: Baltic Foreign Affairs Committees discussed global and regional issues 

NordenBladet — On 4 December, the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Parliaments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania held a video conference where regional and global challenges were discussed. Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia)

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Estonia: European Union Affairs Committee elected Mailis Reps its Chair

NordenBladet — At its today’s sitting, the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) elected its Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson. The Committee will be chaired by Mailis Reps, and Riina Sikkut will continue as Deputy Chair. The

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Estonia: Põlluaas discussed threats to rule of law in Europe with his Baltic and Nordic colleagues

NordenBladet — Today, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas participated in a video conference with the Speakers of the Baltic and Nordic parliaments. On the initiative of Finland, prevention of extremism, and cyber security, threats to democracy

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Estonia: The agriculture and fisheries development plan until 2030 was introduced to the Riigikogu

    Minister of Rural Affairs Arvo Aller said that agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, foodstuff industry and food culture were fields including the whole population and territory of Estonia that had played and were playing an important role in the historical

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