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Prime Minister Ratas to meet with Pope Francis in Vatican
Vatican, 9 February 2018 – today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will be visiting Vatican, where he will meet with Pope Francis and Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. He will also meet with the Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni in Rome to discuss the priorities of the European Union’s next long-term budget and migration issues.
The prime minister will talk to Pope Francis about the preparations for the pope’s visit to Estonia in autumn. “The pope last visited Estonia 25 years ago. It is a great honour that the next visit will take place during the centenary of Estonia. The people and government of Estonia are looking forward to the visit of the Holy Father,” said Ratas.
The meeting with Pope Francis and Cardinal Parolin will also focus on migration, preserving the language and culture of the native people, and human suffering in armed conflict areas.
The prime minister will return to Estonia tomorrow evening.
Vilnius, Lithuania, 17 December 2018 – today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas met with his Latvian and Lithuanian counterparts Saulius Skvernelis and Māris Kučinskis in Vilnius to discuss the issues of defence and security, developments of the Rail Baltica project, common priorities regarding the European Union budget for 2021–2027, the situation in Ukraine, daylight saving
Bratislava, 29 November 2018 – In today’s meeting in Bratislava with the prime ministers of countries supporting a strong budget and the Cohesion Policy of the EU, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas emphasised that in the next long-term budget, we must provide more support for reforms, investments, and new challenges as well as the usual common policies, such as research, the internal m