Without majority: Estonian government holds minority Tiina Kangro leaves the Pro Patria parliamentary group and therefore the estonian government holds only 50 out of 101 seats in parliament. This makes the work dependence on some independent members of parliament. But still the government stays optimistic, even in the upcoming budget debate. Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2018-10-09:meldung:62183 New citizen: Pope Francis receives e-residency President Kaljulaid hands over the Estonian e-residency to Pope Francis during his one-day visit to Tallinn. 10000 people gathered at the Freedom Square to celebrate Holy Mass. With the motto “Wake up, my heart” he met with youth and civil society. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2018-10-01:meldung:62020 Relocation of office: President Kaljulaid starts working in Narva President Kaljulaid office is located in Narva temporary. Meetings with people active in the public sector, businesses, local governments and schools are planned. The public attention shall help to do away with prejudices concerning the town and its inhabitants, who are mainly Russian-speaking. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2018-09-06:meldung:61651 Estonian-Russian border: All quiet on the eastern front? //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.52156/ More than 25 years after the restoration of Estonian independency there is still no ratified border treaty with Russia. Now the Estonian government plans to build a fixed fence along the de facto-border, which simultaneously is the end of the EU- and NATO-sphere. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2018-04-19:meldung:59967 100 years of Estonian Republic On February 24, 2018, Estonia celebrated its round state anniversary. Highlights of the independence celebrations were the nationwide flag ceremonies in the morning, a military parade in the capital Tallinn and the reception of the Estonian President in the evening. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 tag:kas.de,2018-02-28:meldung:59369 The local Elections in Estonia The local elections on October 15 were said to be the first test for the new coalition - at a time when the European attention was focused on Estonia due to its Presidency of the EU Council. In accordance with expectations, the Estonian Centre Party (Eesti Keskerakond) turned out to be the strongest force. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100 tag:kas.de,2017-11-09:meldung:58206 The First Digital Embassy During its EU Council Presidency, Estonia aims to implement a common digital internal market. On June 20 2017, Jüri Ratas and Xavier Bettel, the prime ministers of Estonia and Luxembourg, signed a treaty formalizing the founding of the world’s first digital embassy in Luxembourg. This embassy will enjoy the same immunity as conventional diplomatic representations do. The whole issue is considered to be a pilot project, not only for Estonia, but also beyond. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-07-11:meldung:56926 1930 - 2017: The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl http://www.kas.de/estland/en/publications/49290/ An outstanding German statesman and a great European has passed away. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, the Chancellor of German reunification and Honorary Citizen of Europe. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-06-26:meldung:56693 Scholarship holders visit Tallinn The Tallinn office of the foundation was visited by 14 scholarship holders from Düsseldorf on the 16th of January. “European integration – Tallinn representing Baltic innovation and European progress” was the slogan of the visit. Elisabeth Bauer, the head of the KAS office in Tallinn, gave an introduction to the political situation of Estonia. This was followed by a discussion with the politician of the Estonian IRL-party, Mat Nutt. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 tag:kas.de,2016-02-05:meldung:49974 The Crisis in Ukraine: An Estonian Perspective //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.40779/ While the two former Soviet republics are geographically located rather far apart on continental Europe, the crisis in Ukraine has a much greater effect on the Baltic state of Estonia than one would have originally assumed. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 tag:kas.de,2015-03-23:meldung:46022