Ansip not ruling out 2nd term as EU commissioner
While the European Commission vice-president for the digital single market and former Estonian prime minister, Andrus Ansip, said last week that he is not planning to run for a second term in office, he said on Friday that he is not ruling out reconsidering the decision, news portal of the public broadcaster ERR reports.
EU Commission vice president Ansip not planning to run for 2nd term
European Commission vice-president for the digital single market and former Estonian prime minister, Andrus Ansip, said on Tuesday at the «Reporteritund» broadcast of the Estonian public broadcaster that he is not planning to run for a second term in the office.
Editorial: the inequality commissioner
Backscratching. In one form or another, it does exist in all of today's societies, West included. Even so, there is this overall consensus in the West that ethically and morally nepotism is to be deplored in governmental structures and at posts requiring creativity and high qualification. In numerous countries, preferring friends and relatives is forbidden by law and earnestly fought against. In Poland, for instance, all civil servants are required to notify their employer who of their relatives are in business. If they do not, fines or sacking may follow.
Former equality commissioner under curruption investigation
Corruption crimes department at Central Criminal Police is investigating conflict of interests by former gender equality commissioner Mari-Liis Sepper (37) who while in office entered into legal assistance contract with her brother Kalle-Kaspar Sepper (36) and the latter's law office.
18.04.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Jan Palmér: Estonian Air restructuring programme was excellent
Estonian Air's CEO Jan Palmér with aviation background in Sweden and Denmark is convinced the restructuring plan prepared for the airline three years ago was very good.
09.11.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Editorial: the Estonian excellency of equality
Potentially, Estonia might be the global showcase of equal opportunities and shrunken wage gap. For that to happen, we might just as well admit that the slogans and banners and the frighting with windmills have not done much good neither here nor anywhere.
Estonian formin: EU commissioner's warning to be taken seriously
Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn's warning that the Baltic states might soon be faced with flows of refugees from the southern neighborhood of the European Union should be taken seriously, Estonian Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said.
Baltic states might soon see streams of refugees - European commissioner
It cannot be excluded that the Baltic states might soon see a «stream of refugees» from southern neighbors of the European Union, the commissioner for European neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations, Johannes Hahn, said in an interview with BNS.
Juncker granted a gemütlich welcome
Jesting about turning dictator or female, the Luxembourgian conservative pocketed 423 yes and 209 no votes at European Parliament – a mandate to kick his commission into gear starting November 1st.
23.10.2014, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Ansip assisted by hundreds
Last night, MEPs interrogated Andrus Ansip – candidate for single digital market vice Ansip assisted by hundreds.
07.10.2014, Marti AavikPM
In Brussels, digital portfolio dangled before Ansip
Next week will cast light on whether the veteran Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip will be serving as European Commission Vice-President – and carry digital domain portfolio.
05.09.2014, Tuuli KochPM
Juncker charged to look for ladies
With lion’s share of member states nominating males for commissioners, European Commission is faced with acute gender imbalance.
16.07.2014, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Bosses discriminating the pregnant to be publicly shamed
As announced by bureau of equality commissioner, employers repeatedly discriminating pregnant employees and those with small children will be exposed publicly to shame the problematic practice – still widespread.
Soloist Siim sends squirrels towards dead end
Reform Party honours pragmatism (power puts coat on back and bread on table!) and therefore values loyalty. In the almost-20-year-history of the squirrels-party, there’s been just one moment when the inner life showed out a bit – in the spring of 2012, with the financing scandal exploding through Silver Meikar. A backroom-man of the party, the then justice minister Kristen Michal, after resisting for half a year lost his portfolio and shrunk to mere Riigikogu backbencher.
14.03.2014, Anneli AmmasPM
Kallas «leaving as one who didn’t succeed»
Postimees secures interview with Siim Kallas, the almost-prime-minister-to-be, at Tallinn airport just before the EU commissioner enters airplane.
13.03.2014, Anneli AmmasPM
Reform Party playing slow chess
Reform Party chairman Andrus Ansip claims the party is only starting to discuss his successor, despite leaked letter by Siim Kallas wherein the latter seeks support for prime ministerial ambitions.
13.02.2014, Argo IdeonPM
Editorial: the comeback of Kallas
Joint affirmation by Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and EU commissioner Siim Kallas regarding the latter becoming the new prime minister settles the issue and equals an attempt to end the standstill of current coalition.
Kallas the Premier, Ansip the Commissioner
As announced to party cadre by Siim Kallas, he isn’t after Estonian Presidency – having a different ambition altogether.
12.02.2014, Sulev Vedler