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08.05.2020|Government

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The government approved the additional easing of restrictions in sports and entertainment

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 8 May 2020 – At yesterday’s e-session, the government decided to extend the training opportunities for big league teams of team sports and allow for open-air public events that can be attended in a car. This order allows for big league teams of team sports to start...
08.05.2020|Government

The Prime Minister is visiting Saaremaa and Muhumaa

Stenbock House, 8 May 2020 – Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will head to Saaremaa, to meet with rural municipality heads, and members of Kuressaare Hospital and the crisis committee. “Visiting Saaremaa and meeting the people there is extremely important for me. This is the region where the...
08.05.2020|Government

Ratas in Saaremaa: the crisis is over, let us focus on the future now

Kuressaare, Saaremaa, 8 May 2020 – Upon visiting Saaremaa and Muhumaa today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said that as Estonia has overcome the health crisis thanks to the joint effort of our people, we can focus carefully and cautiously on rebuilding everyday life. “The corona crisis has...
08.05.2020|Government

The Government approved the general terms and conditions of the loan to Tallink

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 8 May 2020 – Today, at an e-session, the Government approved the general terms and conditions of the working capital loan to the shipping group Tallink Grupp, which will help the company to cover this year’s operating costs. The size of the loan is 100 million euros,...
07.05.2020|Government

Special notice: as of tomorrow, movement restrictions between the islands and the mainland Estonia will be lifted

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 7 May 2020 – the person in charge of the emergency situation, Prime Minister Mr Jüri Ratas, signed an order which, as of tomorrow, lifts the requirement regarding the place of residence registered in the Population Register in order to travel between the islands and the...
07.05.2020|Government

The government will support employees of the oil shale industry

Stenbock House, 7 May 2020 – At today’s cabinet session, the government decided to assign additional support for Ida-Viru County to improve the competitiveness of local businesses and help to maintain jobs in this difficult situation. “The oil shale industry is the largest employer in Ida-Viru...
07.05.2020|Government

Government approves three draft regulations of the minister on the implementation of COVID-19 support measures

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 7 May 2020 – At an e-session, the Government approved the draft regulations of the minister that are necessary to utilise the funds provided by the COVID-19 supplementary budget. The wording of the provision governing the lack of tax arrears in the Regulation of general...
06.05.2020|Government

The Prime Ministers of the Baltic states agree to open the borders between the three countries on 15 May

Stenbock House, Tallinn, 6 May 2020 – the Prime Ministers of the Baltic states, Jüri Ratas, Krišjānis Kariņš and Saulius Skvernelis, have agreed during a video meeting held today to work towards opening the Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Lithuanian borders on 15 May. “It is important to ensure...
06.05.2020|Government

Ratas at the EU-Western Balkans Summit: A free and democratic Europe is our collective home

Stenbock House, 6 May 2020 – At the summit, held via a video conference, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said that the EU and the Western Balkans are connected by a unique close relationship, a common future, and close cooperation to overcome the COVID-19 health crisis. According to Prime Minister...
05.05.2020|Government

The first results of a cross-sectional study conducted by the University of Tartu were presented to the Government Committee tasked with resolving the situation caused by the coronavirus

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 5 May 2020 – Today, the first week’s results of a study conducted by the University of Tartu on the prevalence of the coronavirus in Estonia were presented to the Government Emergency Committee. According to the results, COVID-19 is not widespread in Estonia. In one...

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