Posts tagged as Debate

Indrek Neivelt: It would be good to avoid dogmas in tax debate

Friday, October 4, 2019

It would be good if the tax debate could avoid dogmas and all proposals would be given a chance. We must definitely tax polluting the environment more and introduce a tax on sugar, Indrek Neivelt said on Vikerraadio’s daily comment section. Prime Minister Jüri Ratas encouraged a public debate on taxes a few weeks ago. It was the right thing to do. Our tax system is stuck in the nineties,…

Estonian MP: Condition of Baltic Sea needs improvement

Friday, July 19, 2019

Estonian MP Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, who participated in a Baltic Sea related debate held at the Finnish opinion festival SuomiAreena, emphasized the need for cooperation and a change in human behavior in order to improve the condition of the Baltic Sea. Pentus-Rosimannus, former minister of the environment and foreign affairs, said that acquiescence to climate change would accelerate the Baltic Sea’s eutrophication even further. “If we care about the health of the…

UK’s Labour shifts policy, now backs new Brexit referendum

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

In a significant shift, Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday that Britain’s next prime minister should hold a referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the party would campaign to stay in the EU if a referendum was called by whoever succeeds Prime Minister Theresa May. She announced her resignation last month after failing to get Parliament to…

Iran and climate change – top international issues on U.S. Democratic debate

Thursday, June 27, 2019

As the U.S. Democratic Party seeks to nominate its presidential candidate, the first televised debate has been held, where Iran and action again climate change have been the top foreign policy issues. The debate of Wednesday, June 26, included New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and popular female candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is leading the polls at the moment. Iran nuclear deal German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports that only…

Theresa May Giving Speech in Parl’t Ahead of Brexit Deal Debate

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is giving a speech in the House of Commons as she seeks changes to her deal negotiated with Brussels last year. Earlier in the day, PM May told her ministers that she wouldn’t ask parliament to vote on a revised Brexit deal this week as she needs more time to negotiate amendments with the European Union. The United Kingdom is set to leave the EU at the end of March, and the withdrawal deal…