Posts tagged as Social Democratic Party

Social Democrats ask president not to proclaim pension reform amendments

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Social Democratic Party (SDE) has asked President Kersti Kaljulaid not to promulgate, or officially proclaim, the law amending the Funded Pensions Act passed in the Riigikogu on Wednesday night, as, according to the smaller of the two opposition parties, the amendments contradict several provisions of the Constitution. “The government pushed through a law that will devastate the Estonian pension system knowingly violating the Constitution,” SDE chairman Indrek Saar said…

Estonian Interior Ministry: SDE bill amending Citizenship Act requires analysis

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Ministry of the Interior will propose for the Estonian government not to endorse a bill introduced by the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDE) seeking to amend the Citizenship Act as, according to the ministry, it requires more in-depth analysis. The bill seeks to allow children aged 15 or younger born in Estonia and whose parent or both parents are either stateless or citizens of a third country and have…

Angela Merkel promises stability in spite of Social Democratic Party losing their leader

Monday, June 3, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the government coalition will continue working in spite of the fact that Social Democratic Party’s leader Andrea Nahles has decided to step down, BBC reports. «I would like to say on behalf of the government, we will continue the government’s work with all seriousness. We will above all do it with a great sense of responsibility,» Merkel said. Angela Merkel said she respects Nahles’ «far…

Did a ‘Pro-Russian’ Party Win Big in Latvia?

Thursday, October 11, 2018

After the results from Latvia’s parliamentary elections were announced on October 6, headlines declared a big victory for the “pro-Russian” Social Democratic Party, better known as “Harmony.” “Pro-Russian Harmony tipped to be Latvia’s largest party following election,” a Guardian headline read. “Populist Wave Hits Latvia, Lifting Pro-Russia Party in Election,” was the New York Times’ take. One of the most alarmist headlines came from the The Daily Express: “Latvia election result sparks EU crisis…