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Estonia: The Riigikogu ratified agreement on Baltic air surveillance cooperation

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu approved the Act which ratified the agreement between the Governments of the three Baltic countries on the configuration of the Baltic Air Surveillance Network and Control System. The new intergovernmental agreement provides that

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Estonia: The Bill enabling the Riigikogu to telework passed first reading

NordenBladet — The Bill that enables the Riigikogu to conduct sittings by remote attendance, so that the members of the Riigikogu and other persons participating in the sitting of the Riigikogu could attend the sitting via electronic means without being

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed an Act relating to the implementation of the emergency situation

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu passed an Act motivated by the declared emergency situation and the problems arisen while resolving it. The Bill on Amendments to the Assistant Police Officer Act and Other Acts (measures related to the spread of the

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Estonia: Põlluaas stressed the need for cooperation in abolishing of restrictions to his Nordic and Baltic colleagues

NordenBladet — At the video conference today, the Speakers of the parliaments of the eight countries belonging to the Nordic-Baltic cooperation format NB8 underlined the need for closer parliamentary cooperation in planning the abolishing of restrictions established to prevent the

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Estonia: Two Bills passed the second reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Bills on amendments to the Electronic Communications Act and on amendments to the Rescue Act and the Weapons Act passed the second reading in the Riigikogu today. The Bill on Amendments to the Electronic Communications Act (138

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed a Resolution on the use of the Stabilisation Reserve Fund

NordenBladet — At today’s plenary sitting, the Riigikogu passed the Resolution under which the funds of the Stabilisation Reserve Fund can be used in the resolution of the emergency situation that has been declared due to coronavirus. With the Resolution

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Estonia: Constitutional Committee initiated a Bill on allowing teleworking at plenary sittings

NordenBladet — At its today’s sitting, the Constitutional Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) decided to submit a Bill amending the Riigikogu Rules of Procedure and Internal Rules Act for legislative proceedings. The Bill will enable to conduct the

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Estonia: National Defence Committee supports Estonia’s defence industry consortium in producing armoured vehicles

NordenBladet — At its meeting today, the National Defence Committee heard about the plan of the consortium of Estonia’s defence companies to take part in an Estonian, Finnish, and Latvian joint procurement of armoured vehicles, as well as to start

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed an Act to increase the foster parent allowance

NordenBladet — Today, the Riigikogu passed an Act which enables the payment of a higher allowance to foster parents, and creates the possibility to pay the social benefit for a child with a disability for children with orphan diseases. The

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Estonia: The Bill on supporting conduct of military intelligence passed the first reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Bill that would give the Defence Forces additional rights in performing background checks and implementing authorisation for use of human intelligence sources passed the first reading in the Riigikogu today. The Bill on Amendments to the Estonian

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee gets overview of emergency situation at public sitting

NordenBladet — Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu will give the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) an updated overview of the emergency situation and its impact on foreign policy at the public sitting of the Committee

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Estonia: Põlluaas, Seeder and Kallas continue as members of the Board of the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — Henn Põlluaas was elected as the President of the Riigikogu, and Helir-Valdor Seeder and Siim Kallas were elected as Vice-Presidents. Chairman of the Social Democratic Party Faction Indrek Saar nominated Ivari Padar as a candidate for the President

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Estonia: The Riigikogu decided to hold the election of the Board on Wednesday

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu approved its agenda for this working week and decided to change its working schedule so that sittings will be held on Monday and Wednesday, and Question Time will take place on Wednesday. Under the Riigikogu Rules

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee: Overcoming the crisis requires solidarity and readiness to learn from experience

NordenBladet — Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Enn Eesmaa sent an appeal on behalf of the Committee to the foreign affairs committees of the national parliaments of the European Union member states, calling

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Estonia: European Union Affairs Committee thinks the European Commission should lead the crisis resolution

NordenBladet — On behalf of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia), Chair of the Committee Anneli Ott sent an appeal to President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, recommending the European Commission to

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Estonia: Constitutional Committee: Rules of procedure allow holding committee sittings in teleworking format

NordenBladet — Today, the Constitutional Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) discussed holding the sittings of the committees of the Riigikogu in the form of teleworking during the emergency situation. The Committee decided by consensus that the Riigikogu Rules

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