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Meeting of Baltic Assembly Committee in Tallinn

  The education, science and culture committee of the Baltic Assembly had a meeting in the conference hall of the Estonian parliament on Friday. The main topics for discussion are common research and study projects of the Baltic states, cooperation between institutions of higher education, and vocational education. The committee is also discussing the plans […]

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Estonian, Lithuanian and Polish formins met with Ukrainian President

  Petro Poroshenko met with Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on Wednesday. President of Ukraine noted the need to strengthen the consolidated international pressure on Russia. The parties discussed the situation in the Sea of Azov and Black Sea and the existing threats from […]

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Social security agreement between Estonia and Belarus

  The Estonian government will discuss the ratification of the social security agreement between Estonia and Belarus. The purpose of the agreement is to ensure that people moving from one state to another have pension insurance. The agreement was approved by the government in November 2018 and signed in December. The prerequisite of its entry […]

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New ID-card software DigiDoc4 for digital signatures in Estonia

  Starting Friday new ID-card software DigiDoc4 must be used for giving a digital signature in Estonia. DigiDoc4 Client is the updated Estonian ID-card software which allows to perform all operations related to the ID-card, such as give a digital signature, encrypt documents and change one’s PINs. Special card readers must be used to perform […]

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Estonian citizenship was granted to over 700 people in 2018

  More than 700 people have become naturalized citizens of Estonia during 2018. 475 of them had undetermined citizenship before. 185 were citizens of Russia, 19 of Ukraine, seven of Latvia and six of Belarus. There were also people who previously held the citizenship of Algeria, the United States, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Israel, Congo, Lithuania, […]

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Estonians consider people’s wellbeing as a top duty of government

  The survey was conducted by pollster Turu-uuringute AS for the Ministry of Defense from Oct. 4-23. In the survey, respondents were asked to choose up to five of the most important spheres of society’s life from a list of 14. Almost 70% of Estonian residents have chosen increasing people’s wellbeing as the task #1 […]

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Minimum wage in Estonia will rise up to EUR 540

  Minister of Health and Labor Riina Sikkut will submit a proposal to the government to establish a new minimum wage at 3.21 euros per hour and 540 euros per month. The current minimum remuneration is 2.97 euros and the minimum monthly salary for working full-time is 500 euros, spokespeople for the government said. The […]

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Parliamentary elections in Estonia will be held on March 3, 2019

  Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Saturday proclaimed the elections for the Estonian parliament to be held on March 3, 2019. The electoral committee will distribute the mandates at a meeting to begin at 12 p.m. on Monday. The submission of candidates for registration will start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and last until 6 […]

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Estonian parliament would support joining the UN Global Compact on migration

  On Monday the Parlaiment of Estonia approved the draft of a statement regarding joining the UN Global Compact on migration. Altogether 41 MPs voted in favor of approving the statement, while 27 MPs were against it. There were no abstentions. This declaration grants the opportunity to improve international cooperation in the field of migration, […]

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New Euroopa Kool foundation for managing Tallinn European School

  The government of Estonia authorized Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps to establish a foundation Euroopa Kool that would manage the activity of the Tallinn European School from the Innove foundation. The foundation will focus on the strategic development of the school directed towards the international community and managing of change therein. Tallinn […]

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