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14.12.2017|Government

Ratas on the digital results of Estonia’s presidency: very high-speed Internet connection, simpler and fairer tax system, and a broader selection of goods in web shops

Brussels, Belgium, 14 December 2017 – Today, in Brussels, at the presentation of the digital results of Estonia’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas highlighted the construction of the very high-speed 5G Internet connection, which brings the Internet and self...
14.12.2017|Government

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas' speech presenting the takeaways from Estonia's programme for a Digital Europe in Brussels, 14.12.2017

Dear digitally minded friends,   With good reason, the Estonian Presidency has been called a ‘digital presidency’. It was our main priority because digital solutions influence every aspect of our society. From soil management to space exploration, there will be no area left untouched... The...
14.12.2017|Government

Prime Minister Ratas will participate in the European Council meeting

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 14 December 2017 – Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will travel to Brussels to participate in the last meeting of the European Council within the period of Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, i.e. the meeting of the European heads of state or...
13.12.2017|Government

Accreditation information: Meeting of Baltic Prime Ministers and joint press conference

On 18 December, Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis, and Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will be meeting in Tallinn within the framework of the meeting of the Baltic Council of Ministers. The meeting will focus on regional security, energy and...
12.12.2017|Government

Ratas: proactive investment in clean technologies will help to prevent sudden changes in society

Paris, France, 12 December 2017 – Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas participated in the One Planet Summit, the focus of which was financing for managing and adapting to climate change and improving the efficiency of emissions trading. ‘Countries are facing serious choices when it comes to...
12.12.2017|Government

Prime Minister Ratas will attend the Paris climate summit

France, Paris, 12 December 2017 – Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will attend the Paris Climate Summit, marking two years from the conclusion of the Paris climate agreement. In December 2015, 195 countries (incl. Estonia) signed the Paris climate agreement, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas...
12.12.2017|Government

Ratas meeting with Sipilä: Digital prescription exchange between Estonia and Finland could inspire all of the Nordic countries and the Baltic states

Paris, France, 12 December 2017 – ‘Starting next summer, Finnish digital prescriptions will be valid in Estonian pharmacies and in the summer of 2019 Estonian digital prescriptions will be available in Finnish pharmacies. The exchanging of such information between Estonia and Finland could serve to...
09.12.2017|Government

Ratas thanked reservists who are participating in the training exercise Okas 2017

Stenbock House, 9 December 2017 – Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas recognised reservists who are participating in the training exercise Okas 2017. Ratas thanked all of those who are participating in the exercise, as well as their employers, family members and people close to them, whose...
07.12.2017|Government

Estonia plans to increase its contribution to the NATO peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan

Stenbock House, 7 December 2017 – At the cabinet meeting, the Government decided to support the proposal of Jüri Luik, Minister of Defence, to apply for a mandate from the Riigikogu to increase the military contribution of Estonia in Afghanistan. Estonia wishes to increase its contribution due to...
06.12.2017|Government

The Government announced a reservist training for 669 reservists

Stenbock House, 6 December 2017 – The government had an extraordinary e-meeting to announce a regular additional reservist training for 669 reservists taking place on 6–10 December 2017. The Estonian Defence Forces will call up reservists. The Commander of the Defence Forces has made the...

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