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23.10.2019|Government

Ratas: researchers can make a significant contribution to achievement of development goals

Tallinn, 23 October – Prime Minister Jüri Ratas confirmed today in the Riigikogu, at a conference dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, that Estonia’s move towards a more sustainable society depends on both people’s choices and our ability to work with researchers...
17.10.2019|Government

The Economic Development Committee of the government got an overview of the insolvency law revision

Stenbock House, 16 October 2019 – The insolvency law revision delivered to the Economic Development Committee of the government today reveals that one way to retain an honest business environment is to create an insolvency service that takes care of state supervision. “According to the...
17.10.2019|Government

Ratas will discuss Brexit, foreign affairs, and the next long-term budget with his colleagues

Stenbock House, 17 October 2019 – Today and tomorrow, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will attend the meeting of heads of state and government of the European Union, i.e. the European Council, in Brussels. Planned topics of discussion include the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU, the working...
15.10.2019|Government

Self-driving vehicles waiting for a new law

Stenbock House, 15 October 2019 – At yesterday’s sitting, the E-Estonia Council was given an overview of the current state and future perspectives of self-driving vehicles. The conclusion reached at the discussion was that although there is already a working legal framework for testing self-driving...
11.10.2019|Government

Ratas at a meeting with the Minister of Defence of Germany: Our countries are dedicated allies in the EU and NATO

Stenbock House, 11 October 2019 – At a meeting with the Minister of Defence of Germany, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas confirmed that Estonia and Germany are countries that think in the same way and emphasised Germany’s large contribution to ensuring the security of our...
09.10.2019|Government

Ratas thanked the members of the defence forces serving in Afghanistan for ensuring safety of Estonia and allies

Kabul, Afghanistan, 8 October 2019 – Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and Commander of the Defence Forces Major General Martin Herem met with Estonian soldiers serving in the NATO mission Resolute Support in Afghanistan and got acquainted with the work of the Estonian contingent. The Estonian infantry...
08.10.2019|Government

Ratas: we will help Afghanistan to ensure stability and security and improve people’s lives

Kabul, Afghanistan, 7 October 2019 – At a meeting with Ashraf Ghanī, President of Afghanistan, and members of the country’s government, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas assured that Estonia will continue to provide support to ensure stability and security in Afghanistan and thereby also improve the people...
07.10.2019|Government

The Prime Minister and the Commander of the Defence Forces began their visit to Afghanistan

Stenbock House, 7 October 2019 – Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and the Commander of the Defence Forces, Major General Martin Herem, began their two-day visit to Kabul, to discuss the development of Afghanistan with its leaders and to review the work of Estonian servicemen deployed there on a...
04.10.2019|Government

The government takes combating money laundering very seriously

Stenbock House, 3 October 2019 – At a cabinet meeting, the government took stock of developments in combating money laundering and stressed the need to further improve prevention and deterrence. According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, combating money laundering is vital to Estonia, as the...
03.10.2019|Government

The government supports the achievement of European climate neutrality by 2050

Stenbock House, 3 October 2019 – At today's session, the government approved positions on Europe’s long-term strategic vision ‘A Clean Planet for All’, whereby Estonia in principle supports setting the goal of climate neutrality by 2050 for the entire European Union. According to Prime Minister...

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