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At today’s remote-participation sitting of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia), Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will give an overview of the activities of the Government in implementing the European Union policy. Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu Siim Kallas will also present a report. His speech will focus on ensuring the security of Europe and situation of the Union’s finances.

In the opinion of Siim Kallas, the EU is facing several challenges, and the key to solving them lies in acting together and in unity.

Chairman of the Committee will speak of the activities of the European Union in ensuring security. He will also discuss the impact of the pandemic on the Schengen system and the changes that will be made to the Border Code. Kallas points out that better cooperation of databases between countries and better protection of the EU’s external borders will also help to fight illegal immigration.

Kallas will also focus on the issues of cybersecurity, protectionism and digitalisation. He thinks that the digital certificate is an excellent example of cooperation between Member States. It was created at the Union level and made to work effectively, and dozens of countries across the world have joined it or plan to join it.

The budget and economic policy of the EU, which this year has been strongly influenced by responding to the pandemic, will also be among the topics Kallas will discuss. Besides that, he will speak of the climate target of the European Union and the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The discussion of the activities of the Government in implementing of the European Union policies will begin at 10 a.m. It will be live streamed on the website of the Riigikogu.

Riigikogu Press Service
Merilin Kruuse
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