IRL's support falls below election threshold of 5 pct
The support of Estonia's Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL), a member of the government coalition, in April fell below the election threshold of 5 percent, results of a survey commissioned by BNS and the daily Postimees and carried out by pollster Kantar Emor show.
Mart Helme: Culture living off Soviet fat
Because a large part of Estonia's cultural elite does not live in Estonia or receive support from the state, it is necessary to set about building a new cultural foundation for future generations in Estonia, instead of counting on second-rate stars imported from China, recently reelected chairman of the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) Mart Helme finds in an interview.
13.04.2017, Tuuli KochPM
EKRE persists in separation of powers argument
The Riigikogu faction of the Conservative People's Party (EKRE) has requested the Board of the Riigikogu form an opinion of statements by the president, the Estonian Association of Judges, and chief justice of the Supreme Court regarding a recent speech by EKRE member Martin Helme.
EKRE adviser uses father's parking card
A handicapped person's parking permit has allowed Conservative People's Party (EKRE) adviser Karl Songisepp to park his golden Land Cruiser in front of the Toompea Castle on several occasions. The young man claims he is driving around his father whom the permit belongs to.
20.03.2017, Helen MihelsonPM
Estonia: Ratings of Center, Reform even out
The ratings of the Center Party, senior member of Estonia's three-party ruling coalition, and the opposition Reform Party effectively became equal in March, it appears from a survey taken by Kantar Emor for BNS and Postimees.
Rakvere will not support film festival
Nearly 50 people from the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) stood in a tidy line in front of the Tark Maja in Rakvere, welcoming representatives entering the building to attend a sitting of the city council with posters that read: “Rakvere – gay capital? No, thank you”, “Indecent exposure is not culture. We do not need gay propaganda”, “Delegate, be normal”. The council was scheduled to decide whether to support an LGBT film festival with 1,500 euros.
16.02.2017, Andres PulverPM
Center Party again tops popularity ratings in February
Estonia's most popular party in February was the Center Party which was supported by 27 percent of respondents, results of a survey commissioner by BNS and the daily Postimees and carried out by pollster Kantar Emor show.
Party members less than generous
Estonian parliament parties received fewer donations than usually in post-election 2016 for a total of €1.2 million.
13.01.2017, Karin KangroPM
Center's popularity lead over Reform Party narrows to 1 pt in November
Estonian Center Party's lead over the Reform Party in popularity rankings has narrowed to one point, it appears from a survey Kantar Emor pollsters conducted for BNS at the end of November.
Heads of 5 Estonian parlt groups invite PM to resign by 2 p.m. on Wednesday
Chairmen of five Estonian parliamentary groups after a meeting on Tuesday afternoon invited Prime Minister Taavi Roivas, the chairman of the Reform Party, to resign as head of government by Wednesday at 2 p.m. or otherwise all five parties will express no confidence in him.
Center Party's rating climbs to 25 pct
The opposition Estonian Center Party saw its approval rating soar by five percentage points month over month to 25 percent in October, it appears from the outcome of a poll taken by Kantar Emor for BNS.
Talvik accuses Ilves of swaying parties
Chairman of the Riigikogu Anti-Corruption Select Committee Artur Talvik (Free Party faction) claims President Toomas Hendrik Ilves called parties to convince some backrooms to nominate Jüri Luik for president last week.
04.10.2016, Joosep VärkPM
President in seven days
Exactly seven days ago today, Kersti Kaljulaid took a call from Chairman of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor. What he had to say was brief and concise: «Hello, Kersti. I'm calling you on behalf of the Riigikogu Council of Elders. We have discussed matters and concluded we need to meet with you. To propose you run for president of Estonia.»
04.10.2016, Tuuli KochPM
Kaljulaid nominated presidential candidate with 90 signatures
The application to nominate Kersti Kaljulaid presidential candidate was signed by 90 members of the 101-seat Estonian parliament, spokespeople for the National Electoral Committee told BNS on Friday.
Survey: Center Party is still Estonia's most popular party
The Center Party and the Reform Party were Estonia's most popular parties in September, while support for the opposition Conservative People's Party (EKRE) and the Free Party is declining, results of a survey commissioned by the public broadcaster ERR and carried out by pollster Turu-uuringute AS show.
Reform Party is Estonia's most popular party in June
Estonia's most popular party in June is the Reform Party which was supported by 27 percent of respondents, results of a survey commissioned by BNS and carried out by pollster TNS Emor show.