Posts tagged as Estonian Prime Minister

Estonia and Germany discuss defense cooperation and climate issues

Friday, October 11, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and German Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer discussed at a meeting on Friday defense cooperation, climate issues and Estonia’s future role as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The Estonian premier highlighted Germany’s commitment to ensuring security in our region, spokespeople for the government said. “Estonia and Germany are linked through historical ties and very close present-day cooperation. We are both dedicated allies in…

Estonian PM: Pension to grow 8 pct through indexation, extraordinary hike still pending

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister said that the 2020 state budget includes an 8-percent pension rise through indexation, whereas deliberations of an extraordinary pension hike are still ongoing, public broadcaster ERR reported on Wednesday. Ratas told the “Aktuaalne kaamera” evening news program of ERR that the government remains committed to the extraordinary pension rise; however, he noted that it is too soon to say whether it will be implemented in 2020 or…

Estonian prime minister says no further excise cuts as Latvia retaliates

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) says no further alcohol excise duty rate cuts are on the table, following an announcement that Latvia may cut its own rate on strong alcohol by 15 percent. A bill slashing alcohol excise duties passed in the Riigikogu recently means that rates will be cut by 25 percent from July 1. The move was ostensibly aimed at curbing cross-border alcohol trade which saw many Estonian…

Estonian Prime Minister to discuss transport, energy with Lithuanian counterpart

Friday, June 7, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas embarked on a visit to Vilnius on Thursday to discuss with his Lithuanian counterpart Saulius Skvernelis the two states’ transport and energy cooperation as well as topics relating to the European Union. Estonia and Lithuania are close friends with shared objectives in NATO and the European Union, working in close regional cooperation, the prime minister said according to spokespeople. “We both wish for the European…

Bill Gates met by Estonian Prime Minister

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Estonian head of government Jüri Ratas has met with Bill Gates, the co-founder and former head of the American software giant Microsoft to look into possibilities to support Africa through research and development. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports that the meeting took place on Thursday, October 19, where the Estonian head of government and Gates spoke about three African projects of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, concerning clinical trials…