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05.03.2015|Government Office

Government approves updated action plan for Estonia's Presidency of the Council of EU

At today's session, the Government approved an updated version of the Action Plan for Preparations for Estonia's Presidency of the Council of the EU. The main updates concern personnel development and have been explained in detail in the Personnel Strategy. The updated Personnel Strategy...
27.02.2015|Government Office

OECD recommends improving the agility of government

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) presented a joint report on public governance and the development of cross-border digital government in Estonia and Finland, recommending that the government's flexibility in its use of resources be improved and the implementation of...
On the anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty, traditionally a memorial event is held at Jaan Poska Gymnaisum. Photo S. Annuk.
01.02.2015|Government Office

Estonia celebrates the 95th anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty with a flag day and memorial events

On monday, 2 February, 95 years will pass since Estonia and Russia signed the Tartu Peace Treaty. By signing the treaty Russia recognised Estonia’s independence and the War of Independence ended. This day will be celebrated in Estonia with a flag day, memorial events and concerts. On the...
08.01.2015|Government Office

The number of deaths due to injury in Estonia should be halved

Today, the Government Office submitted the results of the work done by a task force to the Cabinet meeting. The task force was established to coordinate the prevention policy for injuries and deaths due to injury. “The prevention of deaths due to injury is based on knowing that death due to injury...
06.01.2015|Government Office

Coordinating body for Open Government Partnership wishes to improve the information accessibility of policy-making

The coordinating body for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) that met today in Stenbock House wishes to improve the formulation stage in policy-making to enhance information accessibility.   The discussions among the coordinating body, which is comprised of representatives of the...
"Estonia 2020" competitiveness plan
06.01.2015|Government Office

Government Office summarises Estonia's competitiveness

The paper compiled on the initiative of the Strategy Unit and the EU Secretariat of the Government Office sees diminishing workforce as the largest problem in Estonia. "This is primarily a paper for policy designers," said Märt Loite, Deputy Strategy Director of the Government Office, who was in...
18.12.2014|Government Office

The International Political and Security Situation has Increased Support for the Euro and European Union

According to a fresh survey, the population's support for the European Union and the use of the euro in Estonia has risen to 84 and 78 percent, respectively, and the share of definite supporters has risen. This change in attitudes is largely a result of the international political and security...
15.12.2014|Government Office

Government approves the Governance Development Action Plan

The main task of the Action Plan based on the OECD report is to increase the state's ability to solve long term and cross-sector problems. According to Heiki Loot, Secretary of State and head of the workgroup responsible for the Action Plan, its main task is to increase the Government's capacity...
11.11.2014|Government Office

Klen Jäärats appointed as Director for European Union Affairs of the Government Office

The Secretary of State has today appointed Klen Jäärats as the Director for European Union Affairs. Mr Jäärats has worked as Deputy Director for European Union Affairs since 2010. Since 2013, he has been performing the duties of the previous Director for European Union Affairs, Juhan Lepassaar,...
09.11.2014|Government Office

Original section of the Berlin Wall opened for display in Tallinn

The Government Office and the Museum of Occupations in cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany opened today in Tallinn a display of original section of the Berlin Wall, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.   Original section of the Berlin...