During the discussion at the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia), which starts today at 10, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas will give an overview of the activities of the Government in implementing of the European Union policies. Chairperson of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu Anneli Ott will deliver a report, and the representatives of factions will present their positions.
The speech of Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will focus on the security of the European Union, issues relating to climate neutrality, digital internal market and Estonia’s main objectives in the Union in the coming years. The Prime Minister thinks that globally influential and integrated European Union, based on values and solidarity and internally effective, is in the interests of Estonia.
In her report, Chairperson of the European Union Affairs Committee Anneli Ott will speak about the challenges of climate policy and achieving an agreement on the EU’s new long-term budget for 2021–2027.
“Only a year ago, we did not speak much about the climate issues at the discussion of the European Union policy. Now the climate policy topics dominate in all fields, starting from the European Union budget and ending with agricultural policy,” Ott pointed out. She added that ambitious climate targets required good cooperation and great flexibility from all member states. “It is the greatest challenge of the new budget period and a stress test for the functioning of the Union. But ambitious targets can be achieved only by mobilising oneself and joining forces,” Ott said.
The discussion of the activities of the Government in implementing of the European Union policies will be live streamed on the web page of the Riigikogu.
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