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13.01.2017|Government

Government Approves the Priorities for Estonia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union

Stenbock House, 12 January 2017 - The Government approved the priorities for Estonia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union. These priorities focus on developing an innovative, secure, digital and inclusive Europe. “Estonia's presidency will take place in the times of great...
03.01.2017|Government

Ratas: Voluntary mergers of local governments increase the wellbeing of the people

Stenbock House, 3 December 2017 – According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, the fact that nearly 80% of local governments have decided to merge on their own initiative indicates that the need for and the importance of administrative reform have been recognised across Estonia.  “It is paramount...
Press conference of Prime Minister Ratas and Senator McCain
27.12.2016|Government

Prime Minister Ratas: The U.S. is and will remain one of Estonia’s most important allies

Stenbock House, 27 December 2016 – At today’s meeting with the delegation of the United States Congress, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas emphasised that the U.S. has been, is and will remain one of Estonia’s most important allies and that the U.S. can always count on Estonia. According to Prime...
27.12.2016|Government

Information for journalists: Joint press conference of Prime Minister Ratas and Senator McCain

Dear journalists! The joint press conference of Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and John McCain starting at 12.00 today is 15 minutes and it will be held in English. Since there is a lot of media interest in the event, we kindly ask you to be at Stenbock house at least 15 minutes before the start of...
23.12.2016|Government

Accreditation information: United States Congress delegation headed by Senator John McCain to visit Estonia

The United States Congress delegation lead by Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, will be visiting Estonia on 27 and 28 December. In addition to Senator John McCain, the delegation will include Senators Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar. In Estonia, the...
20.12.2016|Government

Prime Minister Ratas: It is essential to maintain the unity of the EU and to achieve a fair deal with the UK

Stenbock House, 20 December 2016 – Prime Minister Jüri Ratas met today with Michel Barnier, the former Vice-President of the European Commission and the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator. Prime Minister Ratas stressed that Estonia considered it essential to maintain a relationship that...
20.12.2016|Government

Jüri Ratas: The main goal of the coalition is to improve people’s living environment

Stenbock House, 20 December 2016 – Prime Minister Jüri Ratas commented on the Supreme Court’s judgment concerning the constitutionality of the Administrative Reform Act that the administrative reform will move forward by fully acknowledging the Supreme Court’s judgment. “The Supreme Court’s...
19.12.2016|Government

Prime Minister Ratas: the Government must work towards a more integrated, stronger, and equal Estonia

Stenbock House, 19 December 2016 – Today the Riigikogu adopted an Act to amend the Income Tax Act and Social Tax Act, which has put into effect important tax changes proposed by the Government of Prime Minister Jüri Ratas. According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, the Government and the...
European Council meeting 15 December 2016
16.12.2016|Government

Prime Minister Ratas: The door to the European Union is not shut to Ukraine

Brussels, 15 December 2016 - EU leaders reached a consensus at the European Council meeting, enabling the Netherlands to ratify the EU - Ukraine association agreement. During the meeting, a decision was made to accelerate Ukraine’s progress towards a visa-free regime with the Union, and to prolong...
15.12.2016|Government

Ratas ahead of EU Council meeting: The ratification of the Association Agreement with Ukraine is a must

Brussels, 15 December 2016 – Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said ahead of the European Council meeting that the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement is fundamental for both parties. “We must find a way to make the entry into force of the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement possible...

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