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Remarks by President Donald Tusk on the European Council meetings and the Leaders’ Agenda

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Press Release: The European Tourism Forum focuses on innovation and security in the European tourism sector

The 16th European Tourism Forum, held yesterday in Tallinn, focused on providing digital and innovative travel services and ensuring more convenient and secure transport connections. Altogether, the forum attracted over 170 top European tourism professionals, both from the public and private sectors.

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Press Release: Prime Minister Jüri Ratas at the European Council: we are making steady progress on digital issues

Yesterday, 19 October, for the first day of the European Council, the heads of state or government of the European Union held in-depth discussions on the aims set during the Tallinn Digital Summit and reaffirmed their determination to move forward with the development of a digital Europe.

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42nd meeting of European Network of Drinking Water Regulators (ENDWARE) (30-31 October 2017)

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Event: Extraordinary meeting of Employers’ Group of the European Economic and Social Committee in Tallinn (25 October 2017)

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Press Release: Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas participating in the Tripartite Social Summit and Meeting of the European Council

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will be travelling to Brussels today in order to participate in the Tripartite social summit, in which the heads of European Union institutions and European employers and employee representatives will be discussing how to shape the future of Europe by strengthening resilience and promoting economic and social progress for all.

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Press Release: Presidency statement after the informal lunch of trade ministers

On 13 October, the Estonian presidency organised an informal lunch event for ministers responsible for trade to discuss the Commission’s recent 2017 trade package and the trade-related elements of President Juncker’s State of the Union speech.

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Event: Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference and the Annual Assembly of the EaP Civil Society Forum (Tallinn, 25-27 October 2017)

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Press Release: High-level workshop on digital technology to be held in Washington

Today, 11 October, a high-level workshop entitled ‘Digital Dividends: Roads to an Inclusive Digital Society’ will be held in Washington and hosted, among others, by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The workshop will be opened by Märt Kivine, the Estonian Special Representative of the European Union 2018 budget negotiations.

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Press Release: European digital ministers signed the Tallinn Declaration on e-Government

This morning, all member states of the European Union, together with the European Free Trade Association countries Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland signed the Tallinn e-Government Declaration. In the Tallinn Declaration, the common goals for e-government development over the next five years have been agreed on, providing direction for both national and pan-European innovation.

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Conclusions of the Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas after the Tallinn Digital Summit

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Press Release: E-government technologies introduced in Tallinn today

Digital ministers of EU member states, e-government experts, and civil society representatives will meet today at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) to discuss how to share the user experience of e-government technologies between countries.

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Press Release: Sustainable food production discussed at the soil conference

“According to the Estonian Minister for Rural Affairs, Tarmo Tamm, agricultural soils are often degraded in an invisible way due to management practices, which are not suitable for the specific conditions. “This is why the sustainability of agricultural soils is of key importance to European agriculture. With the sustainable management of agricultural soils, we are ensuring high-quality food for ourselves and preserving our surrounding environment. We will bring the conclusions and suggestions from the conference to the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in November,” Minister Tamm stressed.”

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Press Release: Estonian Presidency and European Commission joint statement on the 2nd Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting on the digital economy

On 5 October 2017 in Tallinn, the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union – in close cooperation with the European Commission – organised and hosted the second Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting on the digital economy.

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Press Release: Tax conference: what has technology got to do with paying taxes?

On 5 October EU tax and IT specialists will be gathering at the conference ‘SmartEST Taxation’ in Tallinn to discuss the next-generation smart and secure e-services and how the collected tax data can be reflected back to businesses. The e-taxation conference is organised by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Estonian Tax and Customs Board.

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Press Release: Prime Minister Jüri Ratas: E-governance has improved transparency of decision-making in the Eastern Partnership countries

According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, EU’s Eastern Partnership countries have significantly developed the security of their cyberspace and successfully use digital solutions in governance in order to improve the transparency of government processes.

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Press Release: Mikser at e-Partnership Conference: digital security and use of IT to engage public key to implementing reforms in Eastern Partnership countries

At the e-Partnership Conference held in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser reaffirmed Estonia’s commitment to developing the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and stressed the importance of using IT in reforming societies.

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Press Release: Tallinn welcomes top experts and officials on open government and cybersecurity from EU and Eastern Partnership Countries

On 4 October, the ministerial-level e-Partnership conference will take place in Tallinn, gathering together over 150 participants, including civil society and government representatives from the six countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries plus top experts from EU member states to discuss how to best use information technology in improving transparency in decision-making processes and in guaranteeing the security of cyberspace.

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Press Release: The Tallinn Digital Summit was a fitting finale for September events

In September, more than 3 000 people attended the events of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. One of the most important events hosted by Tallinn was the Digital Summit, which was preceded by high-level conferences, informal meetings of ministers and working group meetings.

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