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The Riigikogu passed the Act on Amendments to the Traffic Act

NordenBladet — The Act that was passed in the Riigikogu today establishes the rules of the road and the requirements for electric scooters and other light electric vehicles so that their use would be secure and safe for other road

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The Riigikogu amended the Place Names Act

NordenBladet — Today, the Riigikogu passed the Act under which, in the future, local governments will resolve extra-judicial place name disputes instead of the Place Names Board. The Board will give its weighted positions in name disputes where necessary. The

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The Riigikogu passed a Resolution on the use of the Defence Forces in a maritime security mission

NordenBladet — Under the Resolution of the Riigikogu “The Use of the Defence Forces in the Fulfilment of the International Commitments of the Estonian State in Operation ‘Sentinel’ of the International Maritime Security Construct” (211 OE), initiated by the Government,

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National Defence Committee discussed using of maritime resources with ministers

NordenBladet — Chairman of the National Defence Committee Andres Metsoja thinks that in ensuring security, the military and civilian systems should always be viewed together. “Agencies tend to sit on different benches and it is quite complicated to find a

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The Bill facilitating organic farming passed the first reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — Under the Bill on Amendments to the Organic Farming Act and the Plant Propagation and Plant Variety Rights Act, in the future, persons who sell unpacked organic products in small quantities, for example small organic shops, will be

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Põlluaas discussed bilateral relations and cooperation in the EU with Hungarian Speaker

NordenBladet — At their meeting today, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas and Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary László Kövér spoke about the bilateral relations between their countries and cooperation at the European Union level.

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Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament is on a visit to Estonia

NordenBladet — Today, Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary László Kövér arrives on a two-day visit to Estonia. This morning, he will meet with Prime Minister Jüri Ratas at Stenbock House (seat of the Government of Estonia), and later

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Challenges and threats of artificial intelligence were discussed at PACE meetings

NordenBladet — Recent videoconferences of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) focused on artificial intelligence, human rights and academic freedom of higher education institutions. Head of the Estonian Delegation to PACE Maria Jufereva-Skuratovski said that the main

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President of the Riigikogu discussed bilateral relations with his Swiss colleague  

NordenBladet — The President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas met with the President of the National Council of Switzerland Isabelle Moret today to discuss friendly bilateral relations, Estonia’s e-governance experience, and cooperation in international organisations. “Estonia has always viewed Switzerland

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President of the National Council of Switzerland arrives on a visit to Estonia

NordenBladet — On Friday, Moret will meet with the President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas and members of the Estonia-Switzerland Parliamentary Group. She will also meet with the Deputy Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee Riina Sikkut.   The

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Estonia: President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas: Supreme Court acknowledged the work of the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas welcomed today’s judgment of the Supreme Court of Estonia, according to which the mandatory funded pension reform was not unconstitutional. “With this judgment, the Supreme Court expressed its high

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Estonia: The Bill amending the Place Names Act passed the second reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Bill that passed the second reading will change the functions of the Place Names Board in the resolution of place name disputes. Under the Bill on Amendments to the Place Names Act (186 SE), initiated by the

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee starts discussing Arctic issues

NordenBladet — The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) starts discussions on the Arctic issues. In order to get background information for the discussions, the Committee decided to commission a study that would provide an overview of

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Estonia: Põlluaas in Finno-Ugric Day greeting to Finnish and Hungarian Speakers: multiplicity of cultures has a decisive role in preserving and strengthening of civilizations

NordenBladet — Today, on the Finno-Ugric Day, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas sent a video greeting to the Speakers of the Parliaments of Finland and Hungary. He pointed out that multiplicity of cultures had a decisive

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Estonian and Finnish Speakers discussed bilateral and international relations

NordenBladet — President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas discussed bilateral relations with Finland, regional security and political situation in East Europe with Speaker of Eduskunta (Parliament of Finland) Anu Vehviläinen at a video conference today. “If you

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Estonia: Prime Minister made a political statement in connection with the submission of the development strategy “Estonia 2035”

NordenBladet — Prime Minister Jüri Ratas made a political statement in connection with the submission of the national long-term development strategy “Estonia 2035” to the Riigikogu. Ratas said that the strategy had been drafted with the help of nearly 17,000

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