IRL wants bloc against Center in TallinnLocal News
- Mikser counters Reinsalu's move for quick pointsLocal NewsThe government does not support the justice minister's opinion on what to do with the registered partnership act that comes two months too late. Minister of Justice Urmas Reinsalu (IRL) returned from holiday last week and communicated his ministry's opinion of draft legislation by the Conservative People's Party (EKRE) to repeal Estonia's registered partnership act. Despite an existing agreement, the minister could not resist an attempt to score some quick political points.
- What happened to Estonia's number one boy band?Local News
- Gov. reaches compromise for security academyLocal News
- Mihkelson could reinvent IRLLocal News
- Savisaarians bring protest to ToompeaLocal News
- Fate of internal security academy hanging by a threadLocal NewsA special political committee is set to convene tonight to decide the extent of moving the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences to Narva. That tensions are running high is reflected if only in the fact that two ministries' calculations concerning the cost of the move are €15 million apart and both have resorted to an arsenal of subtle arguments.
- Ossinovski drops gas stations alcohol banLocal NewsEven though Minister of Health Care and Labor Jevgeni Ossinovski said alcohol would disappear from gas stations as recently as late December, the ministry has now introduced draft legislation that does not include the ban and exempts small shops from moving alcohol out of sight. Changes will, however, ban alcohol advertisements on social media.
- Change of course might have been result of lobbyingLocal News
- Legal committee discussed leak of Savisaar's case fileLocal News
- Savisaar case did not leak from prosecutor's office, ISS - parlt panel chairLocal NewsThe Legal Affairs Committee of the Estonian parliament obtained certainty on Monday that the materials of the case brought against former Center Party chairman and Tallinn mayor Edgar Savisaar were not leaked to the media by the Office of the Prosecutor General or the Internal Security Service (ISS), committee chairman Jaanus Karilaid said.
- Thorny path towards a new governmentLocal News
- Cornerstone laid for new compound of Tallinn prisonLocal News
- Ride-sharing regularisation spawns two Toompea demonstrations todayEconomy
- Drunk driver to equal murdererLocal News
- Ossinovski to tackle drugs policyHealthTowards the end of last year, debate heated up in Estonia regarding altering the foundations of drugs policy. Going by that, Soc Dems chairman and health minister Jevgeni Ossinovski said he would tackle the issue. Reasons for that abound: though deaths thru overdose are down more than twice these past years, with 84 cases Estonia still ranked at international «top» in 2015.
- Faux pas by ministry brings state under risk of fineLocal News
- Proposals wanted from ministers for moving state institutions out of TallinnLocal News
- Estonian justice minister does not approve alcohol law amendmentsLocal News
- IRL wants legal refugee limitLocal News
- Foreign minister says Estonia not intending to claim compensation for damages by occupationEstonian newsEstonia is not intending to claim compensation from Russia for damages by Soviet occupation, foreign minister Marina Kaljurand told Russian news agency Interfax this Sunday while commenting a memorandum of cooperation signed by justice ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania regarding presenting such claim to Russia as legal successor to Soviet Union.
- Estonia to probably renew laws connected to terrorismLocal News
- Burkas possibly banned in schools and hospitalsLocal News
- Baltic countries preparing to claim occupation damages from RussiaLocal News
- In Estonia, a debtor lives the good lifeLocal News
- Justice minister says soundness of mind needed with hate speech issueLocal NewsWhile recent weeks feature frequent and fiery faultfinding with Estonia increasingly abounding with calls to hate and act ugly, justice minister Urmas Reinsalu (IRL) does not think it wisdom to criminalize hate speech. «We need to realize that by treating the hate speech issue in a manner sloppy, unwise and hasty, it can get absurd,» he warns.
- Editorial: outspoken? Dare to go publicOpinionRegarding the hate speech issue raised in today's Postimees by justice minister Urmas Reinsalu: how do we solve the situation where in social media and online comments opinions of others aren't accepted but answered by insults and at times threats? Hoping words will be just words, or opting to punish?
- Editorial: death takes some other soul, some other placeOpinionA tragic accident like the recent one in Tartu County will never fail to shake us all. It's surely the worst for loved ones, but the impact is broader. The feeling of helplessness makes tens of thousands seek the culprits, curse the government, the youth, the traffic, and «blurt it all out». Meanwhile, the root of the problem feels evasive. What do we do?
- Editorial: the laws of nature governing politicsOpinion
- Reinsalu resolved to ignore same sex lawLocal News
- Estonia's new government takes oath of officeLocal News
- Mikser, Reinsalu to become Estonian PM's substitutesLocal News
- Minimum wagers to get extra €900 per yearLocal News
- Three Estonian parties sign coalition dealLocal News
- IRL to give ministerial portfolios to Reinsalu, Sester, Pomerants, TsahknaLocal News
- Will the three wise men finally deliver?Local News
- 7+5+5 hesitation coalition possibly emergingLocal NewsImagine the feeling of putting together a government and handing out portfolios with every party pondering a makeover in a year, latest. Tomorrow, Reform the chief talker will get its initial real life chance to have something agreed. For a moment, Good Friday cools their heads. Come Resurrection Sunday, the three may convene their councils and flash green lights to «hesitation union» to emerge.