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24.02.2019|Government

Jüri Ratas at the presentation of state awards: the spiritual wealth of Estonia is determined by the viability of our language, culture, science, sports and education

Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, 24 February 2019 – today, in the auditorium of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, Mailis Reps, Minister of Education and Research, and Indrek Saar, Minister of Culture, presented national science awards, the F. J. Wiedemann Language Award, and...
24.02.2019|Government

Speech by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas at the national science awards, the F. J. Wiedemann Language Award, and sports and cultural awards ceremony

Honoured President of the Academy of Sciences! Respected ministers and rectors! Esteemed recipients! Dear researchers, artists, athletes, and the audience! Last year, the culture and education awards were presented in Haapsalu. Professor Reet Kasik, the recipient of the Wiedemann...
24.02.2019|Government

A speech by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas by the War of Independence Victory Column at the placing of wreaths 24 February 2019

Honoured President of the Republic of Estonia! Fellow Estonians! I congratulate you all in honour of the anniversary of Estonia! In 1919, on the first anniversary of the Republic of Estonia exactly one hundred years ago, Johan Laidoner, the Commander-in-Chief of the Estonian Armed Forces,...
22.02.2019|Government

Prime Minister Ratas encouraged people to listen to each other and focus on what we have in common

Tartu, 22 February 2019 – Today in Tartu, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas performed his annual Independence Day speech, encouraging the citizens of Estonia to listen to each other, focus on what we have in common, and be willing to compromise. In the speech performed at the Estonian National Museum...
22.02.2019|Government

Prime Minister Ratas: the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences is an integral part of keeping Estonia safe and well

The Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, 22 February 2019 – today in Tallinn, at the inauguration of the new building of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said that the event is a clear sign of how the state values the students of internal security and the...
20.02.2019|Government

Preliminary information regarding the prime minister’s participation in events related to the Independence Day of the Republic of Estonia on 22 and 24 February 2019

Dear Journalists! We hereby provide you with preliminary information regarding Prime Minister Jüri Ratas’s participation in events related to the Independence Day of the Republic of Estonia on 22 and 24 February. Friday, 22 February 2 p.m. – Festive parade of the Estonian Academy...
15.02.2019|Government

The E-Estonia Council supported the 10-year development plan for the ID-card and e-identity

Stenbock House, 15 February 2019 – Today, the E-Estonia Council approved the white paper drafted on the initiative of the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) and the Information System Authority (RIA) on identity and document management, which charts the current situation in the field and...
14.02.2019|Government

The Research and Development Council specified the allocation proportions of additional research funding and agreed on an improved methodology for calculating research costs

Stenbock House, 13 February 2019 – the Research and Development Council agreed on an improved methodology for calculating research costs in State Budget and made a proposal for the proportions of the additional fund for R&D. Today, at the meeting of the council, it was decided that the...
13.02.2019|Government

Ratas: the administrative reform increased the capacity of municipalities and brought better services to people

Stenbock House, 13 February 2019 – Prime Minister Jüri Ratas acknowledged yesterday, on the Day of Cities and Rural Municipalities, the people who contributed to the successful implementation of the administrative-territorial reform and said that he was sure that as a result of these changes,...
10.02.2019|Government

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas in Dubai: the digital society of the future is human-centered

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 February 2019 – today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas gave a keynote speech at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Estonia’s digital advancement and future opportunities for developing public sector services. This year, Estonia is one of the...

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