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The Riigikogu celebrates the National Flag Day

Monday, 4 June is the 134th anniversary of the national flag of Estonia. The Board of the Riigikogu and the Estonian Flag Association invite everybody to the solemn raising of the flag of Estonia at 7 a.m. in the Governor’s Garden at Toompea, at the foot of the Tall Hermann Tower. From 2 p.m. to […]

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UK troops arrive in Estonia for major NATO deployment

Soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles Battlegroup (5 RIFLES), including members of an Armoured Engineer Squadron, Military Police Detachment, Artillery Group and Port Task Group, arrived at Amari airbase last night. They were welcomed by Estonia’s Defence Minister Margus Tsahkna, having flown from RAF Brize Norton by Voyager aircraft. The 120 soldiers are fundamental […]

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Last year every fifth person in Estonia lived in relative poverty

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, 21.3% of the Estonian population lived in relative poverty and 3.9% in absolute poverty. The overall percentage of people living in relative poverty decreased 0.3 percentage points compared to the previous year, the percentage of people living in absolute poverty decreased 2.4 percentage points. In 2015, the income of […]

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Kersti Kaljulaid was elected the President of the Republic

Today, the Riigikogu elected Kersti Kaljulaid President of the Republic at an additional sitting. She received 81 votes at the secret ballot. To be elected, the candidate for President needed a two-thirds majority of votes of the membership of the Riigikogu, that is, the support of at least 68 members of the Riigikogu. 98 members […]

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President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor: The key to survival is finding allies who share the same values

President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor said today in Jūrmala in a speech dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the restoration of independence of Latvia that the Baltic States could survive as sovereign states only if they found allies sharing the same values. “The Baltic States are not only countries that happen […]

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The 25th anniversary of the restoration of Estonia’s independence will be celebrated at Toompea

Saturday, 20 August, is the 25th anniversary of the restoration of Estonia’s independence. To celebrate, a number of events will take place in the Riigikogu and on Toompea Hill. Foreign guests include the Speakers of the parliaments of Latvia, Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland, as well as Deputy Speakers from Lithuania and Sweden. At 7 […]

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U.S., Estonia Sign Defense Research Agreement

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 — Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Jim Townsend and Estonian Ambassador to the United States Eerik Marmei signed an agreement reinforcing cooperation in research, development, testing and evaluation activities between the Defense Department and the Estonian Defense Ministry. The agreement facilitates collaborative efforts to enhance defense capabilities […]

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Eesti Riigikogu removed requirement of language proficiency level for taxi drivers from Public Transport Act

The Riigikogu made amendments to the Public Transport Act with 76 votes in favour, and removed the provisions requiring the language proficiency level of taxi drivers and certification thereof. The Act on Amendments to the Public Transport Act (159 SE), initiated by members of the Riigikogu Urve Palo and Deniss Boroditsh, deletes the provisions requiring […]

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