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29.05.2018|Government Office

Estonia to participate in the European Sustainable Development Week

The fourth European Sustainable Development Week takes place from 30 May to 5 June, putting events that are dedicated to the implementation of sustainable development goals on the European map. 31 events will take place in Estonia as part of the European Sustainable Development Week. The programme...
22.05.2018|Government Office

Secretary of State Heiki Loot resigns

After 15 years in office, the Secretary of State Heiki Loot is resigning. When commenting on his decision, Heiki Loot said he was grateful for the opportunity to hold the office of the Secretary of State for such a long time. “The Prime Minister discussed with me the possibility to continue in...
09.04.2018|Government Office

An innovation unit to be created at the joint ministry

The unit to be created at the joint ministry will make public services more client-centred. “Many people likely have negative experiences with inefficient public services: long queues at the service centres of public offices, inadequate public transport timetables, or being sent from one office to...
06.04.2018|Government Office

Estonian Presidency was roughly 11 million euros cheaper than expected

The cost of organising the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union turned out to be 10.7 million euros lower than initially planned. “Today, we can say that organising the Presidency cost 68.1 million euros and compared to the original budget, a sum of 10.7 million euros was saved...
27.03.2018|Government Office

Estonia will have an artificial intelligence strategy

The Government Office and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications will launch a cross-sectoral project to analyse and prepare the implementation of artificial intelligences, or so-called kratts, as well as develop a test environment in Estonia. The expert group to be created will...
27.03.2018|Government Office

Estonian statistical transfers of renewable energy will be coordinated by an expert group

A pan-ministerial expert group comprising entrepreneurs and their representative organisations will be created to coordinate the statistical transfers of renewable energy. The group will be led by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Government Office. The expert group will...
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...

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