Stenbock House, 16 May 2019 – Today, the Government approved the hundred days plan that is based on five priorities – a family-friendly Estonia, a cohesive society, a knowledge-based economy, an efficient governance, and a free and protected state.
The hundred days plan includes all five priorities of the government with relevant assignments, along with the responsible minister and terms, deriving from the coalition agreement. The hundred days plan of the Government will end on 8 August and the plan includes 58 assignments.
According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, the hundred days plan is a flying start for the Government, establishing first most important tasks. ' The Government has set some very ambitious objectives and we are eager to start working on them. We see the tasks for the 100 days through the lens of our five priorities. This will allow each citizen and organization to understand the tasks in the big picture,' Ratas said.
A family-friendly Estonia is a country where people feel safe and secure to start a family. In the first hundred days, we are planning to improve the opportunities for young families to purchase a home. We will also develop a domestic violence prevention strategy by July.
A cohesive society is formed of members who feel included and whose basic rights and freedoms are equally guaranteed. Among other things, the government will propose financing solutions for people who require long-term care or have special needs; also plans to implement a digital registry in regional central hospitals as well as general hospitals. Another aim of the hundred years plan is to draft an act that will equate the final exam of Social Studies of basic school with the Estonian citizenship exam.
A knowledge-based economy means that the state supports a smart economy built on research, development and innovation. For example, the hundred days plan includes an e-residency strategy 2.0 and the establishment of an Estonian “Kratt”, an action plan for artificial intelligence. The government will also conduct an analysis for a proposal to better support foreign specialists who wish to work in Estonia.
An efficient governance means that people and enterprises can communicate with the state easily and seamlessly without excess bureaucracy and administrative burdens. With that in mind, the government will prepare proposals during the first hundred days to consolidate state institutions, along with the reform of state administration programme until 2023. The assignments also include propositions to improve the regulations that tackle money laundering, and a draft to abolish the restrictions on political advertising.
A free and protected state is a country where people feel safe – this includes seeing to Estonia as a part of an international community. During the hundred days, the government will make a decision regarding Estonia’s continuous involvement in the missions in Mali and Afghanistan, along with proposals to prepare a new development plan for internal security. Government will also be presented with suggestions for strengthening border guard.
The Government hundred days plan is available (in Estonian) at https://www.valitsus.ee/sites/default/files/100_paeva_plaan_v_2019-05-16... (PDF)
In addition to the hundred days plan, the Government will prepare a detailed strategy for the whole governance period that will be discussed in the session at the end of May.