On Saturday the Riigikogu celebrated its 98th anniversary with its traditional open doors day. Visitors had the opportunity to see the Session Hall, the parliamentary groups’ offices, and other parts of the national parliament up close.
Excursions through the less accessible parts of Toompea Castle were offered as well, including the chance to visit the castle’s Pikk Hermann tower. Events for children and youth included a concert, discussions with MPs, and a question session with members of the government.
The Youth Assembly’s elections were also announced on Saturday. The Youth Assembly (Noorte Maapäev) will consist of representatives of Estonia’s counties and cities elected based on the same system that was used 100 years ago. Members will participate in commemorative events connected to the Estonian centenary in 2017 and 2018, and convene for a session on Nov. 28, when they will also adopt a joint declaration. On that date 100 years ago, the Provincial Assembly of Estonia proclaimed itself the supreme legal authority of the country.
Editor: Dario Cavegn