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Jüri Ratas named Estonian Prime Minister

President Kersti Kaljulaid has asked Jüri Ratas, the leader of the Estonian Centre Party to form a new government. The move came after Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas of the centre-right […]

Rõivas government loses confidence vote

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas of the centre-right Reform Party has lost a vote of confidence in parliament resulting in the collapse of the government. Of the 91 members voting in […]

Kersti Kaljulaid elected President of Estonia

Estonia’s parliament has elected Kersti Kaljulaid as the country’s new President. She won the vote earlier this week by 81 – 0 with 3 abstentions and 17 blank votes. The […]

New ForMin and Education Minister

Two changes have been made to Estonia’s Cabinet after Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand resigned to run in the country’s presidential election. Jürgen Ligi has been appointed the new Minister of […]

Presidential vote delayed to 24th September

Following three rounds of voting on Monday and Tuesday this week no winner has emerged from Estonia’s presidential election. The election for the post, which is largely ceremonial, takes place […]

Cabinet of Estonia

Taavi Rõivas Prime Minister Liisa Oviir Minister of Enterprise Jürgen Ligi Minister of Education and Research Urmas Reinsalu Minister of Justice Hannes Hanso Minister of Defence Marko Pomerants Minister of […]

Marina Kaljurand appointed Foreign Minister

Marina Kaljurand has been appointed as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs for Estonia. She replaces Keit Pentus-Rosimannus who resigned after a Tallinn court ruled that she was connected with […]

Foreign Affairs Minister stands down

Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Estonia’s Foreign Minister has resigned her portfolio. The decision has been accepted by Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas who praised the work of the minister both as Foreign Affairs […]

New Cabinet announced

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas has appointed his new Cabinet after the 1st March general election. The new government is made up of three parties, the Reform Party (Reformierakond), the Social […]

Reform Party set to form new Government

The ruling centre-right Reform Party (Reformierakond) has won the general election in Estonia. The party took 27.7% of the vote, down from 28.6% in 2011 which means they will have […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election to the Riigikogu took place on 1 March 2015. Estonian Reform Party  (Eesti Reformierakond) 30 Estonian Centre Party (Eesti Keskerakond, CPE) 27 Social Democratic Party (Sotsiaaldemokraatlik Erakond, SDE) 15 […]

Polling stations have opened in General Election

The 547 polling stations opened today from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time in the Estonian general election in which there are 874 candidates standing for election. The 101 […]

Estonia gets new FinMin

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas has nominated his economic adviser, Maris Lauri, to be the new Minister of Finance. She has taken on the portfolio after Jürgen Ligi resigned on Sunday […]

Russia to pay war veterans in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian government to organise a ‘monthly endowment’ for veterans of the ‘Great Patriotic War’ living in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The formal press release […]