Rõivas: this is the most painful lesson of my lifeLocal News
- Estonia's ex-PM Taavi Roivas admits improper conductLocal News
- We must accept we cannot repeat the previous century’s successLocal NewsFormer prime ministers of Finland and Estonia Alexander Stubb and Taavi Rõivas told Postimees about their terms in office when Europe temporarily lost its head as a result of Russia’s aggression. They also answered the question why former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s failure at the Brexit referendum was a culmination of the past few decades.
- Pentus-Rosimannus possibly involved with ArsenalLocal News
- Shadow of corruption over Arsenal centerEconomy
- Work continues on drunk driving billLocal News
- Michal backed by Ansip and RõivasLocal News
- Taavi Rõivas: my mistake was losing watchfulnessLocal NewsThere are people in the Reform Party who believe the new government of the Center Party, Pro Patria Res Publica Union, and the social democrats is fueled and kept together only by their shared hatred of the reformists' success, while there are also those who want to slow things down, perhaps even analyze mistakes that have been made, and prepare for the next election.
- Initiatives need to be implemented soonEconomyThe prime minister's economic development working group, headed by Erkki Raasuke, presented its report to the public and the incoming coalition yesterday. The working group was paradoxically called to life by outgoing Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, while the fruits of its labor will now benefit his three biggest competitors.
- Thorny path towards a new governmentLocal News
- Income tax on dividends could be loweredEconomyInformation available to Postimees suggests that the prime minister's economic growth working group will propose cutting the rate of income tax on regular dividends to 14 percent, instead of the current 20, as part of a package of changes next Wednesday. Regular dividend payments would be defined as the average distributed profit for the past three years. Anything above that would be subject to the current 20 percent rate.
- Traitor Dressen deprived of citizenshipLocal NewsThe government decided yesterday to deprive Viktoria Dressen, wife of former Internal Security Service (KAPO) operative, convicted traitor Aleksei Dressen, of citizenship. Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said during the press conference that the decision constitutes a precedent in re-independent Estonia.
- Vao investigation closed without resultsLocal NewsThe attention of the Estonian public was drawn to the Vao Refugee Center on September 3 of last year after the side wall of the building was set ablaze at night. Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas reacted with a flash visit to the center, while President Toomas Hendrik Ilves demanded all parliament parties condemn the incident. Both Rõivas and Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur expressed hope that the arsonists would be found quickly. That hope did not materialize, and the investigation was closed without result this week.
- Churches shuffle lines of forceLocal News
- Luik most frequent name in search for presidentLocal NewsParties resumed communication after yesterday's Riigikogu Council of Elders meeting to find a candidate that would suit all six. None can hope to avoid concessions in this process, while all will have to swallow desires and insults in addition to abandoning the temptation of planting their own mouthpiece in Kadriorg.
- Replacement activity rendering the government indecisiveLocal News
- Candidate Kallas sent by party to fry on parliamentary panLocal News
- Adviser to Rõivas not backing down on excise riseEconomyContradicting the everyday experience of Estonians getting cheap alcohol from Valka, Latvia right across the border, adviser to Prime Minister on economy and finances Martin Lindpere cites statistics to prove the price levels of Estonia and Latvia do not differ much. Also, he assures us that Taavi Rõivas has entered no contract in the interests of Alko, the Finnish monopoly, to level vodka prices between the neighbouring nations.
- Prison sentence requested for man who threatened prime ministerLocal News
- Editorial: fidgeting in comfort zone Coalition celebrates year oneOpinionThis week, this Taavi Rõivas government turns one year old. The Reform, Soc Dems and IRL coalition has cruised like circus bus – one engine, many drivers, the engine tweaked while in gear plus body work applied. The passengers i.e. people don't trust them too much… And yet it moves. And it does go a little further from point A – not necessarily to point B though.
- Rõivas to critics: while you talk we workLocal NewsWithin first year while in coalition with Soc Dems and IRL, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas (Reform) has managed to send administrative reform into parliament, tidy the eastern border and bring in seven refugees. Therefore, he dares say he's at helm of a government of great decisions and ambitious above average.
- Pigeon post just had a busy weekend Minister answers letter not sent yetLocal News
- Reform torn by Kallas v Kaljurand race 1Local News
- Parliament struggling to remember their mannersLocal News
- Estonia allots €40m to house alliesLocal News
- Work group to hunt elephants hindering economy of Estonia Prime Minister sets sights on catching up with Nordics, no deadlineEconomy
- Coalition divorcing over partnership?Opinion
- Editorial: power struggle under gay couples coverOpinion
- Albanian family's story about to alter Estonian law «In ten minutes media solved a problem which no-one could in three years»Local NewsAlmen, an Albanian with three years of court dispute under his belt with Police and Border Guard (PPA) regarding asylum application is also filing for residence permit to be processed simultaneously with the application for asylum. A glance on the broader picture reveals a need for law amendment, admit prime and interior ministers.
- Editorial: Ilves gets hands dirtyOpinionDuring his time in office, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has not been overly eager to invade into domestic policy. Primarily, he's been at his functions in English and in issues more global. Doubtless, he's excelled at that. Meanwhile, there's situations where a feistier touch at home might have come in handy. Instead of viewing it as backwaters as some have critically ventured to claim.
- IRL's Tsahkna: Fatherland forever New chairman invokes first half of Pro Patria and Res Publica UnionLocal News
- Kaljurand skyrockets in popularity as candidate for presidentLocal News