Government Office is a government institution established at the Government of the Republic and its function is to support the Government of the Republic and the Prime Minister in planning and implementing policy and ensuring good governance.
Government Office also organises matters related to state and local government insignia and performs other obligations imposed on it by legislation and other legal acts.
Support services to the Government of the Republic and the Prime Minister
Prime Minister’s political staffadvises and supports the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister’s Office is comprised of advisers and assistants to the Prime Minister who are appointed for the term of office of the Prime Minister.
Government Secretariat is responsible for the preparation and organisation of the sessions and meetings of the Government and the supervision of the fulfilment of tasks given to ministers by the Parliament, the Government and the Prime Minister.
Legal Department makes sure that the draft legislation of the Government complies with the Constitution and laws.
The function of EU Secretariat is to coordinate the development of Estonia’s positions on issues relating to the European Union and the transposition of European Union legislation, as well as to advise and support Prime Minister in issues relating to European Union and in the preparation of European Council summits.
Government Communication Unit manages the public relations of the Government and Prime Minister and coordinates the development of administrative communication. Government Communication Unit organises national dissemination of EU-related information to Estonian public and manages issues related to state and local government insignia.
Support Functions Department manages official protocol matters of the Prime Minister and Government Office; manages the personnel-related work of Government Office; is responsible for budgeting in the scope of Government Office, as well as for managing the Government Office´s financial accounting; it guides accounting in the scope of Government Office; ensures appropriate management of documents and records of Government Office and legal servicing, as well as the disclosure of information and the following of personal data protection requirements at Government Office; ensures the development and maintenance of information systems necessary for performing the tasks of the Government, Prime Minister and Government Office and is responsible for the management and maintenance of state assets in the scope of Government Office as well as for the provision of other support services set out in the statutes of the department.
The Secretary of State is in charge of organising the work of the Government of the Republic and heads the Government Office. Read more here.