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15.02.2018|Government Office

The government approved a comprehensive approach towards developing civil protection

At today’s cabinet meeting, the government approved the civil protection concept, which will set out central activities to protect the lives and health of people in cases of both civilian and military threats. The new approach emphasises the importance of preparedness for crises and people are...
15.02.2018|Government Office

Final report: self-driving vehicles on Estonian roads may signal the end of traffic deaths

As instructed by the Strategy Unit of the Government Office, the independent expert group on self-driving vehicles examined the study on the entry of self-driving vehicles into Estonia’s transportation system and found that the adoption of innovative transportation technology could create the...
21.12.2017|Government Office

Commission for Sustainable Development approved Estonia’s indicators of sustainable development

Estonia now has a monitoring system for sustainable development goals, which complies with the global goals of the United Nations. “The Commission had so far monitored sustainable development only in the context of Estonia. Today, we are increasingly closer to the point where it is no longer...
24.11.2017|Government Office

Task force recommends including more companies in solving societal problems

In order to provide more citizen-centred public services, an innovation lab will be created at the joint ministry, officials will be taught practical skills to use service design tools, and companies will be included in solving societal problems – all this at the suggestion of the public sector and...
31.10.2017|Government Office

Working group assembled for participating in statistical transfers in renewable energy trade

A working group was assembled today at the Government Office to devise a plan by March next year for Estonia's participation in the EU’s statistical transfers of renewable energy in the future. According to the Renewable Energy Directive adopted in 2009, by 2020, 20% of the energy consumed in the...
Estonia becomes a founding member of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
14.07.2017|Government Office

Estonia becomes a founding member of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats

Helsinki, 14 July 2017 – Today, Secretary of State of the Republic of Estonia Heiki Loot together with the representatives of Norway and Spain signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in Helsinki. With that, Estonia became a founding...
04.07.2017|Government Office

Indrek Sirp appointed as Director of the National Security and Defence Coordination of the Government Office

Indrek Sirp will take up the position of Director of the National Security and Defence Coordination of the Government Office, as of 26 July. Indrek Sirp is currently serving as Defence Policy Advisor and Defence Attaché at the Estonian Embassy in Washington. Indrek Sirp joined the Ministry of...
07.04.2017|Government Office

Urmas Seaver to start as the Director of Government Communications on 3 May

Urmas Seaver, the successful candidate of an open competition, will take up his post as the Director of Government Communication on 3 May. Urmas Seaver has been working as the Communication Manager at the Chancellery of the Riigikogu from the spring of 2014. Additionally, Mr. Seaver has worked as...
07.04.2017|Government Office

The Government Office presents the visual identity of the Estonian EU Council Presidency

Today, the Government Office presented the visual identity and main messages of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, introducing Estonia and the slogan of its Presidency through the concept of balance. The identity of the Estonian Presidency, ‘Unity through Balance’, is...
Henry Kattago
06.04.2017|Government Office

Henry Kattago Appointed as Strategy Director of Government Office

Henry Kattago, the former Deputy Strategy Director of the Government Office, will assume the office of Strategy Director from next week. Henry Kattago has been working as Deputy Strategy Director of the Government Office since the autumn of 2015. His responsibilities have included the compilation...