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At the meeting of President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor and Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Bulgaria Tsetska Tsacheva, refugee crisis and the e-solutions used in the governance of Estonia were spoken about.

Eiki Nestor and Tsetska Tsacheva admitted that the refugee crisis was a great challenge to Europe. Both in Estonia and in Bulgaria, it has brought along a debate on the further integration of the European Union and the cooperation of the countries of Europe.

“In order to resolve the refugee crisis, the countries of Europe must cooperate and look for solutions together,” Nestor said.

War in Ukraine and sanctions of the EU against Russia were also discussed at the meeting.

At the meeting with Tsacheva, Nestor also gave an overview of the use of e-solutions in the Riigikogu and in governance more widely. The President of the Riigikogu mentioned filing of income tax returns and use of digital prescriptions as examples of the e-solutions used in the Estonian society.

The speakers also discussed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Bulgaria will hold the Presidency immediately after Estonia.

Member of the Estonia-Bulgaria Parliamentary Group Keit Pentus-Rosimannus attended Nestor’s meeting with Tsacheva.

Vice-President of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas also met with Tsacheva today. Members of the Estonia-Bulgaria Parliamentary Group of the Riigikogu Anneli Ott, Kalvi Kõva, Uno Kaskpeit ja Andre Sepp participated in the meeting.

Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu Kalle Palling had a meeting with Tsacheva yesterday.


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