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Government to discuss tens of topics ahead of 100th day in office

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (center) leading a government session.
Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (center) leading a government session. Source: (Siim Lõvi/ERR)

Ahead of the current government's 100th day in office, ministers will discuss 12 topics at a government session before Thursday's cabinet meeting, the agenda for which includes 17 items.

Plans for Thursday's government session include approving amendments for the establishment of an environmental decision information system, making changes to the burial grant system, confirming the Estonian National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy through 2030 and the Basic School Building Investment Strategy through 2020 as well as discussing the establishment of a government committee to address unsolved issues involved in ownership reform.

The government will thereafter give its usual press conference at 12 p.m., after which a cabinet meeting will be held which expected to run long.

An initial agenda includes the following items: overview of the Estonian government's most important activities of its first 100 days in office; analysis of parental leave and benefits; the foundations of Estonia's security policy; the national defense development plan; the taxation of private use of company cars; the construction of the Arvo Pärt Center; increasing support for school lunches; the conditions for support for the development of local governments' housing stock; changing the Private Schools Act; supporting local governments in providing children with necessary support services; proposals for changing the presidential election procedure; proposals for the establishment of a popular initiative and the expansion of referendums; the results of an analysis of the competitiveness of Estonia's shipping sector; increasing the wages of kindergarten teachers; the establishment of the Geology Service; and the action plan for relocating jobs out of the capital city of Tallinn.

The current government will have been in office for 100 days as of Friday. The government is in a position to say that the majority of its promises for the first 100 days have been fulfilled, as many plans involved the words "analyze" and "plan" as well as proposals and the development of plans.

The government will hold a 100-day press conference at 12:15 p.m. on Friday.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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