Administrative reform fate slipping into Supreme Court hands
According to thorough legal analysis completed last week the administrative reform violates constitutional rights of local governments in several issues. If Supreme Court sides with the local governments who ordered the analysis, part of the law is likely to be annulled and the reform will not be fully carried out.
15.08.2016, Oliver KundPM
Allar Jõks: president of Estonia must be more involved with Estonia
Carrying a burden for Estonia's future as citizen and former Chancellor of Justice, Allar Jõks says life is too long to spend it bored.
08.08.2016, Madis VaikmaaPM
An increasingly popular Allar Jõks started running too late
Boosted by persistent popular support, foreign minister Marina Kaljurand has reached the peak: despite the intriguing presidential candidates added, she is currently the most beloved among men and women, Estonians and Russians, the experienced and the young.
20.06.2016, Tuuli KochPM
Two chair bill will produce retarded policy
Tomorrow is second Riigikogu reading for draft act allowing parliament members to also sit on local councils. Former Chancellor of Justice Allar Jõks fought it back then and is fighting it now, claiming the descent of Riigikogu people upon councils is a sign of shortage of party cadres and will hinder development.
09.05.2016, Tuuli KochPM
Editorial: careless care
One day it may happen. When it turns out a loved one needs constant care and support due to age or severe illness. Such is increasingly the case thus forcing us to take an ever more serious look at aging with dignity.
Estonia to take Romeo Kalda case to Grand Chamber of ECHR
The Estonian government decided on Thursday to take the legal dispute between life inmate Romeo Kalda and the government over the use of interner in jail before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Estonia's justice chancellor says mandate doesn't exempt anyone from liability
All people are equal before the law and a mandate received in elections does not exempt anyone from responsibility, Estonia's Chancellor of Justice Ulle Madise said in her opinion concerning the exclusion of Edgar Savisaar from the office of mayor of Tallinn.
Hannes Hanso «embarrassed» that soc dems wanted to cut defence spending
Defence minister Hannes Hanso (44 today, Soc Dems) says the main near term aim is finding a new deputy chancellor for the ministry, and a new chief for Information Board. As for anti-refugee statements by servicemen, he wants to put an end to that.
06.10.2015, Oliver KundPM
Savisaar establishes hospital room headquarters
In private ward at East-Tallinn Central Hospital for third day, Centre chairman and Tallinn mayor Edgar Savisaar will have his heart condition checked today.
25.09.2015, Tuuli KochPM
Chancellor of Justice considers councils membership makeover
Chancellor of Justice Ülle Madise says the current situation where Riigikogu members sit at state enterprise councils - people basically controlled by the minister or at least restricted in ability to inspect activity of minister - is questionable regarding separation of powers.
02.09.2015, Karin KangroPM
No Pärnu kid stuck in orphanage
At end of May, Pärnu city chief children's protection specialist Irene Peterson gave birth to twins. A couple of days later, on Child Welfare Day, chancellor of justice honoured her as difference maker.
17.07.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Editorial: Game of «Thrones»
In the supposedly still summer, important posts are stirring passions. With candidates abounding and procedures prescribed, intriguing interludes just cannot seem to go missing.
Another Estonian court finds Toobal, Laasi guilty
Estonia's Tallinn circuit court on Tuesday found MPs Lauri Laasi and Priit Toobal as well as the Center Party guilty of several offenses, including unauthorized surveillance, but the defendants have decided to take the case to the Supreme Court.
Estonian parlt repeals unconstitutional restriction of minors' right to abortion
Estonian lawmakers on Thursday revoked restrictions on minors' right to terminate pregnancy deemed to be unconstitutional by the justice chancellor.
Halting the seekers of iron hand
Estonia’s Chancellor of Justice from end of March, Ülle Madise desires to help birth the shared sense of varied understanding of justice in a society. All will have their interests, values, world views. While honouring the Constitution.
23.01.2015, Tuuli KochPM
Editorial: the new Chancellor of Justice sounds sweet and thinks sound
Not known by jurists alone, Ülle Madise is recognised by radio audience and readers of newspapers.
Ülle Madise appointed new Chancellor of Justice
Yesterday, Riigikogu elected Ülle Madise, President’s legal adviser and constitutional law professor at University of Tartu, as Estonia’s new Chancellor of Justice with 72 votes for, nine against and two undecided.
21.01.2015, Karin Kangro