Posts tagged as Estonian Government

Estonia transposes directive on protection of EU financial interests into national law

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Estonian government at a sitting on Thursday decided to amend the Penal Code and relating laws to transpose into national legislation two directives of the European Union — one on the protection of the Union’s financial interests and the other on the rights of minors who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings. By adopting the EU directives, investigating crimes with an adverse effect on the Union’s financial…

The Estonian government appoints new Defence League commander

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Estonian government appointed Col. Riho Ühtegi commander of the volunteer Estonian Defence League (Kaitseliit) on Thursday, replacing Maj. Gen. Meelis Kiili. Prior his appointment, Ühtegi had been in charge of special operations at the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) since 2012. The appointment followed a recommendation by both Minister of Defence Jüri Luik (Isamaa) and Commander of the EDF Maj. Gen. Martin Herem. According to Luik, the commander of the…

Estonian govt to discuss extradition of Estonian citizen to US

Thursday, January 31, 2019

 The Estonian government is to discuss at a meeting on Thursday the extradition of a citizen of Estonia to the United States. The government will discuss the extradition of a person, who is being accused of a total of 52 counts of criminal offenses committed in the United States from 2012 to 2015, spokespeople for the government said. The US Department of Justice has filed a request with Estonia for…

Estonia allocates nearly €772,000 for e-resident IDs

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Estonian government on Thursday decided to allocate €771,772 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to cover expenses related to the issuance of e-resident ID cards. The necessary amount of money is to be taken from the government’s contingency reserve. More digital e-residency ID cards will be issued at Estonia’s foreign representations this year than had been estimated at the time the 2018 state budget was drafted, spokespeople for the…

Centre Party to give identical message in Russian and Estonian

Friday, August 31, 2018

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas has stressed the equal measure given to both Estonian and Russian languages in accurately communicating the same government message to the Estonian populace in either language. Speaking at the regular governmental press conference at the Stenbock House, the seat of the Estonian Government, on Thursday, Mr. Ratas said that: “The messages to be given will be the same, and if not, responsibility for that will be…