Posts tagged as policy

Elering CEO: It’s too early to talk about electricity policy failing

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The high electricity prices that broke records this week are not the fault of renewable energy or its producers, but the lack of renewable energy capacity and the unexpectedly rapid recovery of the economy, Elering’s CEO Taavi Veskimägi said on Wednesday. He said it is too early to say that European energy policy would have failed. Speaking on ETV’s current affairs show “Esimene stuudio”, Veskimägi said prices will not always…

OECD meddling in tax policy bad for small countries

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Minister of Finance Keit Pentus-Rosimannus (Reform) said that OECD intervening in tax policy works to harm competition, which is especially unfortunate for small countries. “Long-debated proposals for reforming the digitizing global economy have begun to take shape at the OECD. As it often happens, the initially simple plan of giving countries that consume the services of digital giants the right to tax them has been replaced by several new ones.…

Estonia getting €173 million in extra EU cohesion policy funding

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The European Commission has approved €173.2 million in additional support for Estonia via its cohesion policy funding. The extra funding results from changes to the Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe (REACT-EU) funding, which aims to revitalize the economy, mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and support transition to a digital and green economy. Estonia joins two other EU nations, Bulgaria and Germany, in receiving REACT-EU…

President of Latvia: until now national violence prevention policy has been fragmented and incoherent

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

President of Latvia Egils Levits has sent a formal reply to an open letter containing recommendations and proposals on reduction of violence at the national level published by public media, which organised charity marathon ‘Give me five’, following the 2020 campaign ‘Breaking the Cycle of Violence’. President of Latvia praises public media for bringing national levels of violence and its devastating effects on the whole society into the public focus…

Activists to protest Lithuania’s climate change policy

Friday, September 25, 2020

In a demonstration organised by the Fridays for Future movement, activists will carry a coffin through Gedimino Avenue in central Vilnius to protest Lithuania’s climate change policy The organisers say they are holding a mock funeral of the future generations, as politicians are failing to take action to fight the climate crisis. Fridays for Future movement has declared September 25 as the Global Day of Climate Action, with protests set…

Latvian caterers go potty over government policy

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Owners of bars and restaurants have come up with a new way of protesting what they claim are unfair government policies. In something like the traditional manner for prison inmates to protest their lving conditions, the Latvian Association of Restaurants (Latvijas Restorānu biedrība, LRB) has launched a nation-wide protest campaign, using the hashtag #KatluRevolūcija (#PotRevolution – the pot in question not being the type, possession of which might well find yourself behind bars of the…

Reinsalu: Estonian foreign policy is centred on protecting national interests

Friday, February 14, 2020

The Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Reinsalu, said in his annual foreign policy address on 11 February that the country’s foreign policy is centred on protecting its national interests in the world. Reinsalu gave the annual foreign policy address at the Estonian parliament, presenting an overview of the main foreign policy actions of Estonia, saying that Estonia was implementing an independent and consistent foreign and security policy, mainly through its involvement…

New Era of Anti-Russian Policy Begins In EU

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 27, 2019

Valdis Dombrovskis, former Prime Minister of Latvia, has become a Vice President of the European Commission for Economic Affairs after the redistribution of authorities in EU structures this week. He will control the preservation of sanctions against Russia. This situation is a dream of politicians from the Baltic States. Alas, politicians do not care about the fact that the Baltic countries count losses due to the deliberate destruction of relations…

Kaljulaid to Foreign Policy: I hate EKRE politicians’ behavior

Friday, July 19, 2019

In an interview with American magazine Foreign Policy, President Kersti Kaljulaid that she hates the inciting behavior of Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) politicians, apologizing for the impression this may leave of Estonia. “I hate them for their behavior, and I apologize for the image this might give,” Kaljulaid said when asked by a Foreign Policy journalist how concerned she is about EKRE’s behavior and position as a member…

The Baltics with ships, but without electricity

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 18, 2019

It became known yesterday that Lithuania will acquire a rescue vessel for the naval forces worth about 40 million euros. “The contract with the winner of the tender for the construction of the vessel is planned to be signed in December of this year,” the ministry said. A preliminary cost – 39.4 million euros. Moreover, electricity in Lithuania went up by 23% to 47.4 euro per megawatt-hour last week. Prices…