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06.07.2020|Government

The government will re-open the borders for labour migration and learning mobility

Stenbock House, 6 July 2020 – Today, based on the recommendations of the Council of the European Union, the government decided to open the Estonian border to residents of 14 low-infection countries outside the European Union, and approved the conditions for entering Estonia for work and study. ‘...
19.06.2020|Government

Government: The 2+2 rule is changing

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 18 June 2020 – As of 19 June, the government has decided to replace the 2+2 rule with a requirement for people to disperse. This means that a safe distance between people must continue to be maintained, but the state no longer requires compliance with the 2+2 rule. ‘...
11.06.2020|Government

The government specified the restriction on freedom of movement after crossing state borders

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 11 June 2020 – The government clarified its previous order and provided that a person arriving in Estonia from a country with a higher COVID-19 infection rate would be subject to a 14-day restriction on freedom of movement. Quarantine was previously required, but for the...
11.06.2020|Government

The government supports the European Union’s economic recovery plan

Stenbock House, 11 June 2020 – After the discussion at the cabinet meeting, the government approved Estonia’s positions for the negotiations on the European recovery plan and the European Union budget for 2021–2027. Europe must find a quick and effective way to help overcome the difficulties caused...
09.06.2020|Government

Ratas: restarting the economy requires investing in the cooperation of entrepreneurs and researchers

Stenbock House, Tallinn, 9 June 2020 – The Economic Development Committee of the government convened today to discuss contributing more to the organisation of applied research of companies and was given an overview of the plans to support doctoral studies in the field of entrepreneurship more...
28.05.2020|Government

The government eased restrictions related to COVID-19

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 28 May 2020 – The government eased restrictions related to COVID-19 on travel, public events, sports events, and education. Travelling from 1 June The government approved a decision allowing people arriving from a member state of the European Union, the...
22.05.2020|Government

Ratas: the COVID-19 crisis has increased the importance of global cybersecurity

Stenbock House, 22 May 2020 - In his statement at an informal meeting of the Estonian Presidency of the UN Security Council today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas noted that the global pandemic has demonstrated the importance of a secure cyberspace. “I am pleased to open this virtual debate today on...
21.05.2020|Government

The government directed an additional 147.9 million euros to the foundation of labour market services and benefits

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 21 May 2020 – At their meeting, the government supported the proposal of the supervisory board of the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund to allocate an additional 147.9 million euros to compensate employees for the reduction of wages during the crisis. On the...
21.05.2020|Government

The government specified the easing of restrictions after the emergency situation

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 21 May 2020 – Today, the government specified the easing of restrictions after the emergency situation. Drive-in cinemas and concerts may be held in suitable indoor conditions Regarding drive-in cinemas and concerts, the government lifted the restriction that...
21.05.2020|Government

The Government supported the extension of the remuneration compensation measure until the end of June

Tallinn, Stenbock House, May 21, 2020 – Today the Government reached a principled agreement at cabinet meeting to support a proposal approved by the Unemployment Insurance Fund Council to extend the remuneration compensation until the end of June and to narrow the criteria of the measure. “The...

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