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01.12.2016|Government

Government Decides on Additional Training Exercises

The Government has issued an order today to organise an additional training exercise for 303 reservists from December 2 to 5. The units called to the exercise named Okas (Needle) by the Defence Forces include the 433rd infantry company organized by the Võrumaa district of the Estonian Defence...
Prime Minister Ratas: Malta’s EU Presidency Serves as an Example for Estonia
29.11.2016|Government

Prime Minister Ratas: Malta’s EU Presidency Serves as an Example for Estonia

Stenbock House, 29 November 2016 – At today’s meeting with his Maltese colleague Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said that Estonia will be following the Maltese presidency of the EU, which starts in one month, with great interest. Additionally, the Prime Minister hopes to cooperate closely...
23.11.2016|Government

Taavi Rõivas Gives the Post of Prime Minister Over to Jüri Ratas

Stenbock House, November 23, 2016 - Taavi Rõivas, who has been the Head of Government for two years and eight months, passed the post on to the new Prime Minister Jüri Ratas today. Taavi Rõivas said to Jüri Ratas that the job of the Prime Minister is first and foremost the responsibility for...
The Government of Prime Minister Jüri Ratas assumed office
23.11.2016|Government

The Government of Prime Minister Jüri Ratas assumed office

Stenbock House, 23 November 2016 – Today the Government of Prime Minister Jüri Ratas assumed office; the main objectives of the Government include a foreign and security policy that maintains the alliance of the European Union and NATO, a more unified and equal Estonia, coming out of...
23.11.2016|Government

Information for Journalists: The Events of November 23 and 24

Wednesday, November 23 14:00 - The Government of the Republic assumes office by taking the oath of office at the session in Riigikogu After the session of Riigikogu, members of the outgoing government and members of the new government will gather in the White Hall of Riigikogu, which includes the...
18.11.2016|Government

News in Pictures: Prime Minister visited the defence industry company MILREM

Tallinn, 18 November 2016 – Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas visited MILREM, a company that is providing repair and maintenance services for armoured personnel carriers and other equipment of the Estonian Defence Forces and is currently developing an unmanned tracked vehicle. “Estonia is globally known...
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas thanked the troops who have participated in foreign missions
16.11.2016|Government

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas thanked the troops who have participated in foreign missions

Stenbock House, 16 November 2016 – Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas welcomed servicemen, who have participated in foreign missions in the Central African Republic, Mali, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Italy, and the Middle East over the past few years, in Stenbock House on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of...
09.11.2016|Government

Background information to journalists

A vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister brought by the Riigikogu will be prepared as a resolution of the Riigikogu, which is published in the Riigi Teataja. The President of the Riigikogu notifies the President of the Republic about the vote of no confidence in the Government of the...
09.11.2016|Government

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas’ address to the Riigikogu on 9 November 2016

Mr President of the Riigikogu, Members of the Riigikogu,   A little more than a year and a half ago, the Estonian Reform Party, the Social Democratic Party and the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union defined the challenges facing Estonia that we consider necessary and feasible to address....
Rõivas: A tunnel between Tallinn and Helsinki would create a globally unique twin-city
03.11.2016|Government

Rõivas: A tunnel between Tallinn and Helsinki would create a globally unique twin-city

Stenbock House, 3 November 2015 – At today’s meeting, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas and Finnish Prime minister Juha Sipilä discussed how to boost growth through joint projects. “The increasingly close cooperation between our countries in developing energy and transport connections as well as digital...

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