Posts tagged as government

Poll: Jüri Luik considered most suitable for ministerial position

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Of all the ministerial candidates for Prime Minister Jüri Ratas’ (Centre) second government, Estonan residents consider Jüri Luik (Isamaa), Tõnis Lukas (Isamaa) and Mailis Reps (Centre) the most suitable candidates for their respective ministerial positions, while Martin Helme (EKRE) and Mart Helme (EKRE), were found to be the least fitting to become ministers, it appears from the results of a survey conducted by Kantar Emor. Kantar Emor carried out a…

Government’s action plan provides for a number of systemic improvements

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The government’s action plan provides for a number of systemic improvements, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said today while reporting on the first 100 days of his government. The prime minister said that his government has defined several priorities, which include fixing Latvia’s financial sector, reforming the health and education sectors and carrying out the administrative-territorial reform, among others. “In this short period of time we have been working…

Riigikogu to have last word on formation of government

By Liia Hänni on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Liia Hänni, one of the authors of the Estonian Constitution, explained that if President Kersti Kaljulaid does not task a candidate for prime minister who enjoys a majority of support in the Riigikogu with the formation of a new government, the Riigikogu can override the president’s decision and form a government on its own. Nonetheless, she believed that the president and the candidate for prime minister would reach an understanding.…

Government’s action plan may be clarified in time due to shortage of funds

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Because of the shortage of funds, the government plan may be clarified after some time, said Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš during a meeting of the National Council for Trilateral Cooperation on Tuesday, 16 April. He said the government action plan’s implementation in four years will require EUR 1 billion. However, Latvia’s government does not have this much money. With that, the plan will be clarified soon. The prime minister…

Estonian parliament to vote on granting Reform’s Kallas power to form government

Monday, April 15, 2019

Head of Estonia’s election-winning Reform Party Kaja Kallas is to appear on Monday before the parliament, which will vote on whether or not to grant Kallas the authorization to form a government coalition. The Reform Party and the Social Democratic Party (SDE) made public on Saturday a document regarding the foundations for government formation that describes the principles according to which a government led by Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas would…

How does the formation of a coalition government in Estonia work?

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The recent coalition talks between the Centre Party, the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) and Isamaa, which lasted around three weeks, have led many to believe that this is a fait accompli, and the lineup will take office. In fact, this is not the case. Properly speaking, the official coalition talks are only starting from today. Whilst the Reform Party got the largest number of seats at the general…

Reform chairwoman Kaja Kallas given task to form next government

Friday, April 5, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid gave the task to form Estonia’s next government to the Reform Party’s chairwoman, Kaja Kallas, on Friday. Ms Kallas now has 14 days to find partners for a new coalition. Meanwhile, speculations about a possible Centre-EKRE-Isamaa government continue. President Kaljulaid stressed that the leader of the party who won the most mandates in the 3 March general election has to have the opportunity to try and form…

Government and coalition are generally stable – PM Karins

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Both the government and coalition are generally stable, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said in an interview to Latvian Television this morning. Commenting the no-confidence motion tabled by several opposition Saeima members and dissenters from KPV LV, the prime minister said that the opposition and the government are each doing their job. Asked if he considered some KPV LV members’ decision to join the petition normal, Karins said he…

Center to decide over launching coalition talks with Reform on Friday

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Estonian Center Party is to decide on Friday whether it will launch negotiations with the Reform Party in order to establish a coalition, the news portal of the daily Postimees reports. Center Party chairman Juri Ratas said after meeting with Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas on Wednesday evening that the Center Party will take two days in order to think and will decide on Friday whether it will start…

China says higher 2019 budget deficit will spur growth, won’t open floodgates

Thursday, March 7, 2019

China’s decision to increase its budget deficit ratio to 2.8 percent this year from 2.6 percent in 2018 is appropriate for the economy, and leaves room for policymakers to maneuver, Finance Minister Liu Kun said on Thursday. But a proactive fiscal policy does not mean China will open the floodgates for stimulus, Liu said at a news conference on the sidelines of the annual parliamentary meeting in Beijing, reiterating past…