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Prime Minister Ratas: Investing in research is not a luxury but a necessity

Tallinn, Creative Hub, 12 October – According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, investing in research and innovation is not merely a luxury but a necessary step in maintaining the competitiveness of the European Union.  “If the funding of research does not increase, the competitiveness of the...

Prime Minister Ratas: we can be Estonians and Europeans at the same time

Tallinn, Creative Hub, 9 October 2017 – “Do we see the future of the European Union as an alliance of nation states or a union of closely integrated member states? It is an important question for Europe, as the rise of nationalism has been a much-debated trend over recent years. In times, it has...

Prime Minister Ratas: Developing e-government is definitely worth the effort

Tallinn, Creative Hub, 6 October 2017 – According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, the governments and public sector of Europe need to be brought into the digital age, because people are already online and expect to get the best possible e-services. “By 2025, the digital natives will already turn...
First Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv and Prime Minister Jüri Ratas

Ratas discussed Eastern Partnership and economic ties with Deputy Prime Ministers of Belarus and Ukraine

Tallinn, Stenbock house, 6 October 2017 – Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas discussed with Belarusian First Vice Prime Minister Vasily Matyushevsky and Ukrainian First Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv the development possibilities of digital...

Ratas awarded the most competitive Estonian companies

Tallinn, 6 October 2017 – Yesterday at the Award Ceremony for the Best Estonian Enterprises, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas awarded Hekotek for being the most competitive company among micro, small and medium-sized businesses and Tallink for being the most competitive large-scale company. Ratas...

Prime Minister Ratas: E-governance has improved transparency of decision-making in the Eastern Partnership countries

Tallinn, Creative Hub, 4 October 2017 – According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, EU’s Eastern Partnership countries have significantly developed the security of their cyberspace and successfully use digital solutions in governance in order to improve the transparency of government processes. “...

Ratas visited the City Theatre to discuss future cooperation for developing the theatre complex

Stenbock House, 4 October 2017 - Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, together with Minster of Culture Indrek Saar and acting mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas, visited the Tallinn City Theatre, the theatre complex of which is located in the Old Town and the development of which will be funded during 2018-2020 by...

Ratas at the opening of the Draughts World Championship: mind sports play an important role in developing mental abilities

Tallinn, 1 October 2017 – At today’s opening event of the Draughts World Championship, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said that each time the world’s finest are determined in Estonia is an extraordinary occasion. This is not the first time that international draughts competitions are organised...

Photo news: Prime Minister Ratas visited Tapa army base with May and Macron

Tapa, 29 September 2017 – In the morning of today’s digital summit, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May and President of France Emmanuel Macron visited Tapa army base, where they got an overview of the duties of Estonian soldiers and NATO's Enhanced Forward...

Prime Minister Ratas: The dinner of European leaders gave a good push to today’s digital summit

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 29 September 2017 – Last night’s dinner of European leaders gave a good push to today’s digital summit. I felt the support of colleagues and their interest towards the digital field, but also a strong desire to maintain unity in Europe,” Ratas noted and added that the...