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27.05.2020|Government

Comment by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas on the European Commission’s proposal regarding EU budget 2021-2027 and a new recovery instrument:

“I am convinced that the European Union must respond to the crisis with temporary, targeted and sufficiently strong impact. The recovery plan is a positive and strong step and a clear sign that the European Union wants to get out of the crisis very quickly and move towards a green, digital, and...
22.05.2020|Government

Ratas: the COVID-19 crisis has increased the importance of global cybersecurity

Stenbock House, 22 May 2020 - In his statement at an informal meeting of the Estonian Presidency of the UN Security Council today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas noted that the global pandemic has demonstrated the importance of a secure cyberspace. “I am pleased to open this virtual debate today on...
21.05.2020|Government

The government specified the easing of restrictions after the emergency situation

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 21 May 2020 – Today, the government specified the easing of restrictions after the emergency situation. Drive-in cinemas and concerts may be held in suitable indoor conditions Regarding drive-in cinemas and concerts, the government lifted the restriction that...
21.05.2020|Government

The Government supports Estonia’s candidacy as the country of location for the EU-funded services of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Stenbock House, May 21, 2020 – The Government approved, as a decision of the session, the proposal by Minister of the Environment Rene Kokk for Estonia’s candidacy as the country of location for the provision of European Union-funded services of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather...
21.05.2020|Government

The Government supported the extension of the remuneration compensation measure until the end of June

Tallinn, Stenbock House, May 21, 2020 – Today the Government reached a principled agreement at cabinet meeting to support a proposal approved by the Unemployment Insurance Fund Council to extend the remuneration compensation until the end of June and to narrow the criteria of the measure. “The...
21.05.2020|Government

The government directed an additional 147.9 million euros to the foundation of labour market services and benefits

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 21 May 2020 – At their meeting, the government supported the proposal of the supervisory board of the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund to allocate an additional 147.9 million euros to compensate employees for the reduction of wages during the crisis. On the...
20.05.2020|Government

The prime minister in the Riigikogu: Estonia’s security is safe

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 20 May 2020 – Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas gave an overview to the Riigikogu of the fulfilment of the objectives of Estonia’s security policy and confirmed that Estonia’s security remains safe, although the spread of the coronavirus will assuredly have an impact on...
20.05.2020|Government

Presentation by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas on the implementation of the basic principles of the security policy 20 May 2020 at 2 p.m., Riigikogu

Honourable President of the Riigikogu! Honourable members of the Riigikogu! Dear listeners! On 31 May 2017, the Riigikogu approved the basic principles of Estonia’s security policy. In accordance with it, each composition of the Riigikogu renews the basic principles every four years, and...
19.05.2020|Government

Ratas spoke with entrepreneurship organisations about the effect of the coronavirus on the economy so far

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 19 May 2020 – Today, by means of video conference, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas met with representatives of entrepreneurship organisations to exchange information about the effects of the coronavirus on entrepreneurship thus far, and to discuss the future plans of the...
18.05.2020|Government

Political statement by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas in the Riigikogu, 18 May 2020

Dear President of the Riigikogu! Honourable members of the Riigikogu! Dear people of Estonia! Almost ten weeks ago, on 12 March, I addressed the honourable Riigikogu with a political statement on the crisis caused by the spread of the coronavirus. The day before, the World Health...

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