Juri Ratas

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Juri Ratas told : "Hospitals are crowded, but they are coping, our doctors and medical staff are doing a commendable job and vaccination is progressing, although not as fast as we want," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The situation concerning the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia is very complicated, but we hope that the established restrictions and the growing number of vaccinations will soon bring a positive change," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia and Latvia have a lot in common and our parliaments work closely together in the Baltic Assembly," "The Baltic states have common challenges and common goals. I hope that once the coronavirus crisis is over, we will once again find an opportunity to share experiences and deepen cooperation face-to-face" External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The 2020 Rally Estonia was a great success. Thus, I am all the more pleased to announce that Rally Estonia has also been granted the right to hold a WRC event here this year as well as the next. This demonstrates trust in us, and the organizers managing to hold the event in COVID-19 conditions without any infections was greatly appreciated by international organizations and the Estonian Health Board alike," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas écrit : «J’ai pris aujourd’hui la décision de démissionner en tant que Premier ministre» External link

24heures Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas déclaré : «En tant que chef du gouvernement, je n’ai pas eu le sentiment, dans le cas de Porto Franco, qu’un ministre ou un parti ait tenté d’influencer les décisions du gouvernement dans un sens illégal» External link

24heures Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In politics, very difficult choices need to be made to solve difficult situations. Today I made a value-based decision to resign from the prime minister of the Republic of Estonia in a situation that has arisen,” External link

neurope Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Today, I made a decision to resign as Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia in the current situation," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:13:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This decision was made in consultations with the board of the Estonian Center Party and the Riigikogu (parliament) faction, as well as with the closest colleagues," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:13:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I did not feel in the case of Porto Franco that any minister or party had tried to sway the government’s decisions in an illegal direction,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

wral Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I … did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : "In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity," External link

startribune Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas écrit : «J'ai pris aujourd'hui la décision de démissionner en tant que Premier ministre» External link

la-croix Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas déclaré : «En tant que chef du gouvernement, je n'ai pas eu le sentiment, dans le cas de Porto Franco, qu'un ministre ou un parti ait tenté d'influencer les décisions du gouvernement dans un sens illégal» External link

la-croix Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas écrit : "J'ai pris aujourd'hui la décision de démissionner en tant que Premier ministre" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas déclaré : "En tant que chef du gouvernement, je n'ai pas eu le sentiment, dans le cas de Porto Franco, qu'un ministre ou un parti ait tenté d'influencer les décisions du gouvernement dans un sens illégal" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas afirmou : “Como chefe de governo, não tive a sensação, no caso de Porto Franco, que um ministro ou partido tentou influenciar as decisões do governo de forma ilegal” External link

istoe Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I ... did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I ... did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I ... did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

mynews13 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I ... did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

mynews13 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I ... did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The suspicions lodged by the Office of the Prosecutor General today do not yet mean that someone is definitely guilty, but they inevitably cast a serious shadow on all the parties involved," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas déclaré : "En tant que chef du gouvernement, je n'ai pas eu le sentiment, dans le cas de Porto Franco, qu'un ministre ou un parti ait tenté d'influencer les décisions du gouvernement dans un sens illégal" External link

capital-FR Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas told : “While there definitely are other ways to go about it, only one of them seemed to be right,” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

whig Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "As head of government, I did not feel in the case of Porto Franco that any minister or party had tried to sway the government's decisions in an illegal direction," External link

afp-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The role of social partners in wage negotiations is also important. Therefore, we continue to support their freedom to conduct wage negotiations independently in Estonia, as is currently the case," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The UK ) : "The difficult negotiations culminated in an agreement that will ensure the continuation of a close partnership between the United Kingdom and the European Union in a wide range of areas," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The UK ) : "The UK is and will remain Estonia's close partner, friend and ally in Europe, NATO and bilateral relations," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We have clear shared objectives -- we need to vigorously proceed with the major projects we've been leading together. At the European Council meeting in July, we received confirmation regarding additional funding for Rail Baltic. We must now rapidly put these funds to use to be able to complete the railway connecting the three Baltic states in a timely manner. In terms of energy, out main goal is to continue the synchronization of Baltic power grids with Central Europe, for which the European Union has allocated 720 million euros," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The spread of the virus in Estonia remains high, despite the restrictions imposed so far. Also, more and more people with COVID-19 need hospital treatment and the number of deaths caused by it has increased. The increased burden on the healthcare system due to the coronavirus is already significantly affecting the availability of our medical care for other health concerns," "As the virus is also widespread in Estonia in public places, from where it is carried home and to families, the government had to further limit crowded leisure opportunities. After all, reports of those who have lost their lives to the coronavirus, which have become almost daily, are not just statistics. These are Estonian people, all of whom are our mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, daughters and sons, our next of kin and loved ones. We have a duty to do everything in our power to protect them and to curb and control the spread of this virus, which has serious consequences," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The Ukrainian premier's visit to Estonia, initially scheduled to be carried out in November, has been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus. Our relations also need to be developed during a pandemic, however," "Estonia engages in close to 40 cooperation projects per year with Ukraine, which first and foremost focus on the strengthening of democracy, including through the development of e-governance, as well as supporting the business environment and improving the quality of education. Due to the spread of the coronavirus, we're also paying more attention to health care," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "One of potential solutions for increasing Estonia's energy security, sustainability and competitiveness and achieving the 2050 climate goals is commissioning of nuclear energy after 2030," External link

neimagazine Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Mart Helme ) : “In the current situation, Mart Helme’s resignation is the only way for the government to continue its work, including foreign policy goals” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Mart Helme ) : “In the current situation, Mart Helme’s resignation is the only way for the government to continue its work, including foreign policy goals” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “Crude criticism of these processes [US election] based on spurious information and fake news is not appropriate for ministers of the Republic of Estonia” External link

yenisafak-en Monday, November 9, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "One of potential solutions for increasing Estonia's energy security, sustainability and competitiveness and achieving the 2050 climate goals is commissioning of nuclear energy after 2030," External link

baltic-course Friday, November 6, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We wish to put both the funds in the next EU budget period as well as those in the recovery plan to use as rapidly as possible," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I welcome today's Supreme Court decision, which brought legal clarity on the topic of the pension reform," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Those who are satisfied with their choices to date do not have to do anything, and those who now wish to join the second pension pillar can definitely still do so," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The Center Party's values have been listed in the coalition agreement, which we have jointly signed. We have agreed to represent all people of Estonia and promote a caring and tolerant society in which its members feel safe. Together, we have promised to condemn all divisive rhetoric. Taking all of this into consideration, your replies to the journalist are unambiguously deplorable," External link

err-en Friday, October 16, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "During the first wave of the virus the government allocated 25 million euros to tourism businesses. Now we directed additionally 5.8 million euros to tourism entrepreneurs in order for it to be possible to partially offset the damage caused by the crisis," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The opportunity to bring the entire rally world into Estonia once more and to hold this international competition at a larger scale indicates belief that we have the capability to offer even more to rally fans than before. We confirmed it with an exemplary event, which was organized by the Rally Estonia team in cooperation with supporters and Estonian people in just 63 days this year," External link

baltic-course Monday, October 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia has needed a long-term roadmap for a long time. In the strategy, it has been put forward in cooperation between many people to where and how fast Estonia wishes to move in the next 15 and more years," External link

baltic-course Friday, October 9, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We don't want the strategy to be left to gather dust on the shelf, therefore we have brought together in it the main changes and activities for achieving the goals and have set out very specific metrics that we will be monitoring regularly. For instance, these include an increase in the number of years lived healthily, the proportion of obese people, the rate of participation in lifelong learning, and also Estonia's place in the global business freedom rankings," "A couple of tens of ambitious metrics in total will give us continuous feedback on whether we are on the right path with change" External link

baltic-course Friday, October 9, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We wish to proceed with further investigation as soon as possible to find answers to all of the questions that have arisen in connection with the new information," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We will continue work in cooperation with Finland and Sweden to clarify all issues that have arisen in the light of the new information. We deem it extremely important that the new inquiry be independent, transparent and reliable," External link

baltic-course Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas déclaré : "La lutte contre la pandémie de coronavirus nécessite une approche inclusive et crée un défi pour la société entière" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "There has been a sharp increase in the spread of COVID-19 infection in Estonia and therefore it is necessary and justified to reestablish a national restriction," "As we have seen, the coronavirus spreads particularly well at parties. Unfortunately, alcohol consumption affects people's behavior in a way that promotes the spread of the virus. In this regard, I call on people not to give new opportunities to the spread of the virus through their risky behavior, either in public or at a private party" External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas concluded : "It is important to keep our society open and functioning while reacting swiftly and with sufficient measures where needed," External link

BalticTimes Friday, September 11, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "According to the forecast, the rate of inflation next year will be 1.4 percent and it will definitely hit hardest the people with the smallest incomes, including pensioners. It is a matter of discussion to envision an improvement in the position at least when it comes to inflation," External link

BalticTimes Friday, September 11, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I do not approve of this, it's not a good tactic," External link

err-en Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "In making the exceptions, the government on the one hand had to assess the national, economic and societal needs of Estonia when it comes to air connections, and on the other hand to consider the potential risk of the spread of the COVID-19 infection in a situation where infection rates are growing both in Europe and globally," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 28, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "My heartfelt gratitude goes out to members of the Center Party for the trust," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas noted : "The people of Belarus have the right to freely choose their own path and they have expressed a clear desire for democratic change," "The purpose of the targeted sanctions imposed by Estonia is to explicitly condemn the falsification of the election results and the violence used against peaceful protesters, and to ensure that the persons responsible cannot enter Estonia" External link

itartass_en Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The development plan sees Estonia as the world's digital nest, the prerequisites and services of which move safely with Estonians to every corner of the homeland and around the world, and foreigners come here to do their business digitally and learn from our experience. It is important that this document has both ambition and concrete actions and that it encompasses the whole of society," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It is very important that people with hearing impairments can communicate their concerns in the fastest, most convenient and safest way for them. This is where every wrong button press can literally cost a life," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The infection outbreaks in Ida-Viru County confirm the fact stated by scientists earlier that COVID-19 is a disease of parties, so to speak. Many people close together in a closed space create especially favorable preconditions for the spread of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, alcohol facilitates risk behavior and the transmission of the COVID-19 infection," "Based on the example of Tartu County, we can see that after the introduction of a ban on alcohol sales the number of local transmissions of the disease declined" External link

err-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Partygoers across Estonia must remember that the lives and health of members of their community depend also on their behavior. At present we have managed to prevent a new spread of the virus among the risk groups. The state, just like each individual person, must make an effort for it to also remain this way," External link

err-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I am very glad that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is committed to cooperation with Japan, and our innovative and professional entrepreneurs have already some success stories and more will surely follow. Together we can overcome any hardship," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 21, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "What is freedom for a small nation is a dream that has been made true and a reality for us," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 21, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The crux of the matter is that Estonia's interests must be represented in this complicated process in the United States," "We have a due diligence obligation in this matter," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 14, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Proposals by the experts' forum are valuable input for next year's state budget deliberations and also in the context of the European economic recovery plan, the purpose of which is to help member states bring the European economy out of the crisis. During the next budgetary period, Estonia will be provided with over 1.5 billion euros of support from the recovery plan in addition to the main budget," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas noted : "We need to use these support measures in a thought-out and forward-looking way to ensure they also foster the growth of our economy and improve the standard of living for our people in the years to come," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Proposals by the experts' forum are valuable input for next year's state budget deliberations and also in the context of the European economic recovery plan, the purpose of which is to help member states bring the European economy out of the crisis. During the next budgetary period, Estonia will be provided with over 1.5 billion euros of support from the recovery plan in addition to the main budget," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas noted : "We need to use these support measures in a thought-out and forward-looking way to ensure they also foster the growth of our economy and improve the standard of living for our people in the years to come," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I think that it is very reasonable to test athletes in their country of location and a negative result could ensure that the athlete would not have to remain in quarantine for 14 days," External link

baltic-course Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The government together with public officials and researchers are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation in order to be prepared to react immediately. At government sittings thus far, we had been happy to observe that the spread had remained low and that the people of Estonia remained vigilant," "The tone of the discussion may change at Thursday's sitting, however" External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The offshore wind farm to be jointly developed by Estonia and Latvia is a unique project that will contribute to the achieving of the renewable energy goals by the countries and create new opportunities also for other offshore farm developments," External link

baltic-course Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Roberto Gualtieri ) : "we need a fast, strong and united response to the pandemic to kick-start the European economy”. There is also some criticism of the vast size of the recovery fund, with some northern states suggesting it is too large an amount. But Italian Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri told the Corriere newspaper that Rome " External link

ibtimes Friday, July 17, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “we need a fast, strong and united response to the pandemic to kick-start the European economy” External link

zbc Friday, July 17, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "we need a fast, strong and united response to the pandemic to kick-start the European economy" External link

petra-en Friday, July 17, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "we need a fast, strong and united response to the pandemic to kick-start the European economy" External link

bbc Friday, July 17, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "A country is sustainable if people's living standards improve, we have a safe and clean living environment, and natural resources are used wisely to increase the competitiveness of the economy. The Estonian report confirms that we take the importance of sustainable development and the scale of the challenge very seriously. For example, we have linked the goals of sustainable development to national policy and proceeded from them when drawing up the country's long-term strategy 'Estonia 2035'," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The green leaves of the Tree of Truth give reason to celebrate -- Estonian education, for example, is among the best in the world, we are doing well in achieving renewable energy goals and our e-solutions make government services quick and easily accessible for everyone. Yellow and red leaves, however, indicate areas in which we must continue our effort or increase our contribution. For example, our economy is too energy and resource intensive. We still have a large gender pay gap and we need to reduce the risk of poverty for women and families with children with disabilities," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The hackathon 'Hack the Crisis' organized in March this year helped find solutions for the technological problems that have showed up during the COVID-19 crisis. Beginning in Estonia and later growing into a global movement, it helped countries emerge stronger from the crisis, but was also an excellent example of how science, innovation and information and communications technology (ICT) solutions help us accelerate the implementation of sustainable development goals and cooperate even in unexpected situations," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It would mean healthier and higher quality living and working environments, and overall also lower living costs. Half of our energy consumption is attributable to Estonia's building stock, therefore, improving people's living conditions also has a significant role in meeting our climate ambitions," External link

baltic-course Friday, July 10, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The requirements regarding 50-percent occupancy and dispersion must continuously be complied with. The requirement for dispersion does not just concern the area of the event but also entrances and exits, and adherence to the requirement must also be guaranteed near bathrooms," External link

baltic-course Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It would increase the security of the entire region more widely. There can be no stability and prosperity without security," External link

BalticTimes Monday, June 22, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "During the pandemic, we have seen it become even more important," External link

BalticTimes Monday, June 22, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "These results have a positive impact on the daily lives of people in the Eastern Partnership countries. We must now move forward and agree on concrete actions for the coming years," External link

BalticTimes Monday, June 22, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We all were very glad to get an assurance once again that for the European Commission the Rail Baltic is a project important for all of Europe, which is closely connected with the objectives of the Green Deal," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "European Union member states must react resolutely and fast in order for the impact of the crisis on the economy, and through it also people's wellbeing to be as small as possible and recovery from it to be fast," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It is now that we must put in effort to exit the virus crisis and must search for ways to rejuvenate our economy," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "European Union member states must react resolutely and fast in order for the impact of the crisis on the economy, and through it also people's wellbeing to be as small as possible and recovery from it to be fast," External link

baltic-course Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Green Deal ) : "Estonia supports the goal of climate neutrality across the European Union by 2050. The Green Deal gives us a way to achieve this goal," "This is a framework that covers almost all policy areas with a strong emphasis on the social and economic side in addition to environmental issues," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Green Deal ) : "Estonia supports the goal of climate neutrality across the European Union by 2050. The Green Deal gives us a way to achieve this goal," "This is a framework that covers almost all policy areas with a strong emphasis on the social and economic side in addition to environmental issues," External link

baltic-course Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "As an experienced and leading country in the cyber world, Estonia stands for the Security Council to prepare seriously for new threats. Right now is namely the time to address how to prevent conflicts in cyber space and how countries can better protect their digital infrastructure. The coronavirus crisis is accelerating the digitalization of countries, but this is exactly why it is necessary to pay special attention to the information systems of hospitals and other medical institutions. Cyber crime on the internet has not disappeared either. Together with our friends and allies, we must constantly look for ways to keep pace with various threats to ensure security," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 22, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas added : "The virus has not disappeared from Estonia or the world. The end of the emergency situation means that we must build a new normalcy. As it will still take time to find an effective treatment and vaccine, we must all continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and society as a whole from the coronavirus with our behavior," "We need to stay healthy by keeping our distance and following hygiene rules. When sick, stay at home and avoid contact with others. We are helped by the recommendations, rules and restrictions that will remain in place for the coming weeks as well. I believe that, despite the difficulties, we can continue to be smart, careful and responsible," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, May 17, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The oil shale sector is the largest employer in East-Viru County and the livelihood of thousands of families depends on it. As the outbreak has reduced both electricity consumption and global demand for oil products, government support is essential until the situation returns to normal," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The oil shale sector is the largest employer in East-Viru County and the livelihood of thousands of families depends on it. As the outbreak has reduced both electricity consumption and global demand for oil products, government support is essential until the situation returns to normal," External link

baltic-course Friday, May 8, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : "As the gradual opening of the movement between the islands and the mainland has not led to a deterioration of the situation, we will allow everyone to move freely between the islands and the mainland starting tomorrow," External link

baltic-course Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas added : "At the same time, the rules that protect us all from the virus will remain in force. This means that when going to see the beautiful islands in spring time, you should only go when healthy, following the 2+2 requirement as well as hygiene rules," External link

baltic-course Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It is a big step towards life as normal," External link

baltic-course Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : "We have reached a pivotal moment in the emergency situation - the number of new infections per week in Estonia has for the first time turned to decline," External link

err-en Friday, April 17, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The decrease in new infections confirms that the restrictions imposed thus far are working and people's efforts have served their purpose. At the same time, we need to make sure that this change is permanent, which is why we need to keep making an effort for the time being," External link

err-en Friday, April 17, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The report covers what this coronavirus can mean for Estonia and how long it will last here, and we should receive its final findings early next week," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It comprises about 7 percent of Estonia's GDP. But that means we're going to bring another economic package to the table in the coming months, because both have to be reflected in the supplementary budget, and today we launched a supplementary budget process," "I think that is not enough, I think we need to stimulate the economy further still. Support from local authorities is certainly important, public investment is also important, and also certain regional investments and projects," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas added : "It is clear that the economic forecasts for this year are no longer valid, and for sure tax receipts have gone down a lot. Right now we are waiting for the spring economic forecast from the Ministry of Finance, which should hit our desks on April 3," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia has been having a very strong neighborhood watch society where we stand for it that also the neighbor would be doing well, and now we need to implement this," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The government's absolute priority is to protect the health of the people of Estonia in the situation that has evolved," "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner. The state must be able to give citizens clear and, if necessary, mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We have reached a situation where each person must make a contribution to the protection of public health. I understand the inconvenience that the declaration of an emergency situation will cause for all of us, but what is at stake is not the protection of just people's health, but also lives," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "To stop the spread of coronavirus and protect public health, the government has decided to temporarily reintroduce border controls on the whole border," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The economic forecasts made to date no longer apply, but making new and definitive predictions in the present situation is extremely difficult," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The government is doing everything with other European Union member states and institutions for a major deterioration of the economic situation to be prevented," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus” External link

chesterfirst Monday, March 16, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We are ensuring goods and raw material transport, for drivers who have no symptoms of the virus," External link

newshub Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We are ensuring goods and raw material transport, for drivers who have no symptoms of the virus," External link

bordermail Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus” External link

irishexaminer Friday, March 13, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus" External link

tamworthherald Friday, March 13, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus” External link

worcesternews Friday, March 13, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 13, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus” External link

thecourier Friday, March 13, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

wsoctv Friday, March 13, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, March 13, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : “The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” External link

tribtown Friday, March 13, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus,” External link

tribtown Friday, March 13, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

eagletribune Friday, March 13, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, March 13, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas told : "Most certainly we are ready to increase public sector investment to prevent job cuts," External link

trust Friday, March 13, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

wsoctv Friday, March 13, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

ABCnews Friday, March 13, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "All member states must act smartly and quickly to ensure that the economic situation remains stable and that our employees and entrepreneurs are protected," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It is important that a temporary crisis does not become a widespread downturn. To this end, it is important that regions heavily affected by the virus are able to boost the economy and respond flexibly when needed," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Last year, Czech soldiers participated in the Amari air policing mission for the first time. I wish to thank them for their contribution to the security of our region and assure that they are always welcome here," "Last year, members of the Czech army were stationed in all three Baltic countries as part of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence mission as well as the Baltic air policing mission, which sends a clear message of NATO's unity and dedication in our region" External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia and the Czech Republic are both strong proponents of a strong EU budget. It is important to Estonia for the new budget framework to help us reach the goal of climate neutrality and support the increase in our people's wealth," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The Tartu peace treaty, for us and for the world, is a fundamental document which ended the liberation war, affirmed our independence, and paved the way toward the international recognition of Estonia," "The Estonian Republic, which celebrates its 102nd anniversary in two days, is, thanks for the wisdom of the authors of the peace treaty, now a confident, independent and successful home for all of us," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Attacks against a law enforcement officer are always an attack against the Estonian state and our people. No matter how rare such events are, we all deserve less violence in our country," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It is true that there is no right to compensation - this comes from the Government of the Republic Act if a minister resigns of their own volition," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "At the same time, Estonia is a democratic state and people can submit a claim. If these claims are not fulfilled, people have the right to turn to court," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I hope that the visit will contribute to the investments and export of Estonian services and, as a result, strengthen the relations between our companies. Japan is increasingly interested in Estonian e-governance and e-solutions. During the visit, we aim to find opportunities for our entrepreneurs to intensify cooperation in the field," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Green Deal ) : "The Green Deal provides a good foundation for working towards achieving the climate neutrality goal that the European Union has set for 2050, and a green turnaround cannot be carried out without a digital turnaround. For instance, we must take into use environment friendly IT solutions and better use environmental data," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia also wishes for the mining of oil shale and coal to be treated equally in the Just Transition Fund, in order for it to also take into account the people working in the energy sector in East-Viru County," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The transition to climate friendly energy production and energy independence definitely will be one of the biggest challenges of the next few years. Europe's continued support for the completion of these projects definitely is very important," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Good health is our nation's most important asset. The vision document approved today helps us to preserve and promote the health of the Estonian people," "Good public health is important not only for social well-being and a fertility rate increase, but also for economic development. The good health of the people of Estonia ensures the sustainability of our country," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The dignified history of the Estonian Knighthood House obligates us to find solutions for restoring and taking into use this unique cultural asset so that every one of us can be a part of it," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia is coordinating the work of the Baltic Council of Ministers in 2020. One of our priorities is improving the connectivity of the region. We are continuing close cooperation in regional energy and transport projects, such as Rail Baltic and the synchronization of the power grids of the Baltic countries with the system of Continental Europe, which will benefit the entire region," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Green Deal ) : "The Green Deal provides a good foundation for working towards achieving the climate neutrality goal that the European Union has set for 2050; a green turnaround cannot be carried out without a digital turnaround. For instance, we need to start using environment friendly IT solutions and make better use of environmental data," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia also wants the oil shale mining to be treated on an equal footing with the coal industry, in the Just Transition Fund, in the interests of people working in the energy sector in Ida Viru County," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas commented : "The transition to climate friendly energy production and energy independence will definitely be one of the biggest challenges over the next few years. Europe's continued support for the completion of these projects is certainly very important," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “We can see returns are far from what was promised in the beginning,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 30, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “We can see returns are far from what was promised in the beginning,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I am making my first foreign visit this year to Sweden, which is our close partner and an important market for our entrepreneurs. In addition, the country has one of the biggest Estonian communities," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "With the banks we will of course be talking about the fight against money laundering, which is very important for us. In addition, I wish to emphasize how important the availability of banking services is to our people," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia is always glad to share its experience of building our e-state. To us, the foundation of the digital state is formed of convenient services that people trust. On the one hand, this is an achievement, but on the other, also a great responsibility, as we need to continually develop our registers and related services, so that they are accessible and reliable, but also innovative and sustainable," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "If you ask what is the main wish, being the prime minister and leading the government, it is to do good to Estonia and stand for the Estonian people. I have never been someone who tries to hold on to their seat by all means or would elbow their way in, but it's also true that when the supreme power has elected the Riigikogu, there is political competition in the Riigikogu and through it governments and also oppositions are born," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 6, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Nevertheless, people elected the Center Party into compositions of the Riigikogu on and on. I believe that excluding someone is not right. This maybe is my idea in Estonian politics, that you cannot go very far powerfully drawing red lines or excluding someone," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 6, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "2019 is the year when Estonia has been able to say that we have been in both the European Union and NATO for 15 years. We can say that these have been among the most successful years for us economically, but what's more important still is ensuring peace. Both international organizations have done it very well," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 6, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Today's government ensures the constitutional order in Estonia, does everything in order for the security and protection of Estonia to become stronger. The president is that beacon in Estonia who must do everything -- no matter how difficult that might be -- to keep Estonian society together," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 6, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Of course I respect the president, and she has the right to say what she considers right, but if we look how Estonia has strengthened its positions on the international arena in 2019, all that says something else. Take becoming member of the UN Security Council. A very strong achievement for the sake of which diplomats, the foreign service and many members of the Riigikogu made an effort. Also the president made a contribution to it," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 6, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I talked about it that the defense plan would get endorsed. It was a successful summit. NATO functions and is strong," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 20, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Congratulations to Boris Johnson on the election win!" External link

BalticTimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We are looking forward to the United Kingdom's further steps in order to gain clarity in its process of withdrawing from the European Union as quickly as possible. It is crucial to ensure an orderly exit and will enable for us to get started with talks on future relations. We attach great importance to continued close relations and cooperation, particularly in foreign affairs as well as in defense and security issues, but also in terms of free trade," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : "The EU climate neutrality 2050 is within our reach, all member states are making preparations for jointly building a green future. We need to do the right thing, and we need to get it right," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "There are too few -- Ulemiste, Rapla and Parnu are not enough," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia is a state based on the rule of law and he, of course, holds that opportunity," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia is a state based on the rule of law and he, of course, holds that opportunity," External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "All coalition partners want to continue in this difficult situation," External link

wsau Monday, November 25, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I cannot say that he had regained my trust in him," "I told him it would be best if he would leave on his own request. He declined to do that" External link

wsau Monday, November 25, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "All coalition partners want to continue in this difficult situation," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 25, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The government that has been in office for 209 days by now agreed that we will engage in developing a family-friendly Estonia, creating a cohesive society, advancing a knowledge-based economy, taking forward an efficiently governed and free and protected state," External link

err-en Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Instead of painting the room full of red lines and presenting ultimatums via the media, we have considered it to be more appropriate to delve into the problems and eventually reach the only right decision together with our partners. I sincerely believe that rather than with harshness and roughness, more can be achieved in politics with patience and cooperation," External link

err-en Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I will tell you this, however -- this conversation did not give me any clear definitive answers," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas told : "Let us wait for the investigation, it will take a week or 10 days and then the final solution will come," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I told coalition partners that this issue requires a very clear solution and that I am giving the state secretary the task of clarifying the circumstances concerning both Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Jarvik and his adviser when it comes to the agricultural registers and information board PRIA and the Veterinary and Food Board. It is necessary to look at the granting of authorization, the conflict of interests, when it comes to the listeria bacterium, it is necessary to determine what the minister's messages have been -- whether he has told the truth or lied," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I laid a wreath today at the grave of admirable statesman John McCain. Estonia will not forget that McCain was a genuine friend to our state and our people and a firm supporter of transatlantic cooperation," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "In the past couple of decades, we have been taking a rather one-sided look at tax matters in Estonian society and politics. In the years of transition, the sights were set on economic growth, which rapidly advanced our society's wealth. At the same time, many of our people and groups of society were left behind from that success. Therefore it is not surprising that we see in our society rifts which now need to be evened out," External link

err-en Friday, November 15, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia-US relations are very good already, yet business always has room for growth," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We are an open state and when problems are revealed, our solution to them is to address them promptly and in a transparent manner. Thanks to the good work of the Financial Supervision Authority, stricter legislation and banks' wish to contain risks we are in a completely different situation by now than years ago," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We affirm that we are guided by common principles in the development of 5G networks. As a digital state, Estonia sees the credibility of new technologies as a top priority and the US is our most important ally in the field of security," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "For Estonia, the best security guarantee is a strong NATO and I am glad that the presence of the alliance is increasingly noticeable in our region," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia and the US share the same values and understand the challenges facing the world in a similar way," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The purpose of the initiative connecting 12 European Union member states and the United States is ambitious. I am convinced that establishing new energy, transport and digital links on the North-South axis of Europe will inject new energy into the economies of Central and Eastern European countries and will thus help increase the competitiveness of the European Union," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "In the current situation it is unanimously clear that for her to continue in the job would have been very difficult. For her, for her party, and for the whole government," External link

trust2 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The president of the European Council has an important role to play in creating and maintaining European unity," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This will help welfare reach all people. This is why we need to pay more attention to an efficient and evolving internal market and move beyond what was agreed at the Tallinn Digital Summit two years ago," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Pursuant to our current laws, the driver of the vehicle is responsible for their activities in traffic," External link

baltic-course Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia and Germany are linked through historical ties and very close present-day cooperation. We are both dedicated allies in NATO and the European Union, and regard the future of both organizations important," "As partners, we both wish that future Europe should be safe and a good place to live" External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Thinking of the future, we have very many similar interests regarding cybersecurity, and this is an area where we could work together even more" External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, October 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This was demonstrated also by the survey by SEI Tallinn published at the beginning of this week. In the survey we have a roadmap for how to invest smartly in halting climate change," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Today we received an overview of the developments in the field and also looked at future risks. We have decided to finance the anti-money laundering capability of the Police and Border Guard Board additionally with €1.6 million and the prosecutor's office with €300,000 in 2020. We are also planning to update our area of justice. The government will move forward forcefully with anti-money laundering activities," External link

err-en Friday, October 4, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This was demonstrated also by the survey by SEI Tallinn published at the beginning of this week. In the survey we have a roadmap for how to invest smartly in halting climate change," External link

err-en Thursday, October 3, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "North Macedonia has solved the name issue and committed to reform, therefore negotiations should be started shortly," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The Estonian diplomat Ernst Jaakson was active here and he was the official representative of the Republic of Estonia to the United States until the restoration of Estonia's independence in 1991," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Thirty years ago, Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians formed a human chain from Tallinn through Riga to Vilnius. Together we stood side by side for our right to live in independent, fair and democratic countries. I was among the nearly two million people in Nomme in Tallinn, holding hands with my parents and many others," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about British ) : "The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is sad and regrettable and it is difficult to see how any party would gain anything from this. On the other hand, we must all accept the democratic decision of the British people, and be prepared for its consequences," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We have to look over the winter timetable in the first place, in order for there to be more departures, which I have also asked TS Laevad to assess already this fall," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The new plan is based on adjusted calculations and clearer needs, which however does not mean yielding on the quality or the security of the border. We are putting emphasis on effectiveness and practicability," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 30, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I choose a peaceful working atmosphere and everyone must make an effort to maintain it," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I met with Interior Minister Mart Helme and Finance Minister Martin Helme tonight [Friday night] to discuss the steps made without consulting with the prime minister and the government to release the head of the Police and Border Guard Board from office on Thursday. I believe that it is very clear that this act was completely unacceptable and that such initiatives must not be repeated. Only then can further cooperation of the government be possible," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "By the middle of this century, Estonia must become a country with low greenhouse gas emissions but a competitive economy. To this end, the government intends to make clear choices in the coming months on the issues on which this goal will depend," External link

baltic-course Friday, July 26, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The best way to rehearse defending Estonia with the allies is to do it in Estonia. In case of a crisis in our region, units of the Joint Expeditionary Force would likely be the first ones to be used. Thus, for Estonia this exercise above all helps ensure peace-building. On the other hand, they also embody the unity, strength and determination of the allies and serve as a firm reaffirmation of the allied forces' cooperation capability," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The European Union's action plan for the future will frame the work of the next few years and focus on important major issues, which we must solve together with all the member states. These are the wellbeing of our citizens, economic growth, climate and environmental issues, and protecting European values all over the world," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Definitely the European Union must get very good leaders for itself for the coming years, who are familiar with all regions of Europe and also understand the topics important to our region," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “I told the Latvian prime minister that I went over the news of Estonia allegedly committing to jointly amending excise duties, and I told him it was fake news, that neither the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia, the Ministry of Social Affairs or the Government Office confirm such an agreement exists with Latvia, thus there is no such accord. So I said I would definitely refute this fake news item,” External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "all the names are still on the table but I am positive we will find a solution next Sunday" External link

kiro7 Friday, June 21, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "all the names are still on the table but I am positive we will find a solution next Sunday" External link

seattlepi Friday, June 21, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "all the names are still on the table but I am positive we will find a solution next Sunday" External link

fox13memphis Friday, June 21, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Commission ) : "The construction of the infrastructure necessary for the synchronization is in full swing, but the highest political support along with a specifically agreed timetable regarding the next activities will give the project even greater certainty," "The European Commission's strong support for the project is definitely decisive, thanks to which we have already received and we have very good prerequisites for receiving notable co-financing from the European Union for the realization of the project in the future as well," External link

baltic-course Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We cannot depend on the Russian grid," External link

baltic-course Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We have discussed the ESM reform in the government and the Riigikogu on several occasions, with the latest of them being the sitting of June 6. We support finding a balanced solution for the decision-making process of ESM loans. That means that decisions regarding granting loans to the common resolution fund can be made with sufficient speed in exceptional cases, but the competences stemming from member states' constitutions are also taken into account. Options for both swift decision-making as well as including the Riigikogu in the process and in formulating Estonia's position must be guaranteed, if needed," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Denmark was one of the first nations to recognize the Estonian independence, helped to defend us in the War of Independence, and supported us in our darkest hour by not acknowledging Estonia as part of the Soviet Union. Also, our national flags originate from the same land," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Celebrating the anniversary of our flags proves that Estonia and Denmark are close friends and allies -- whether as countries by the Baltic Sea or as members of the European Union and NATO. I appreciate the Kingdom of Denmark for our friendship, cooperation, and their contribution to maintaining Estonian security," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We both wish for the European Union's further strengthening and that during the coming budgetary period, the cuts in our support measures should be made smoother. We are also jointly constructing Rail Baltic and synchronizing our electricity grids with that of Western Europe, both of which are crucial connections to ensure our energy security and economic growth," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia was invited to participate because this meeting is to primarily focus on the digital economy -- an area in which we have excelled in Europe as well as in the world. This invitation is a great honor for us and Estonia can once again show that we are bigger than our borders by shaping the global digital policy," "We will have the opportunity to talk about our success stories, our vision for the future, and to introduce our digital economy and e-solutions to big countries," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Kadri Simson has long-term experience in cooperating with the European Commission and other institutions of the union. As minister of economic affairs and infrastructure, she managed the areas of the internal market, energy, and transportation in the Council of the European Union with competence, dedication, and great results," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "When the Republic of Estonia was born, the blue, black and white flag was an expression of unwavering yearning for independence, which was defended with weapons on battle grounds. During the long and difficult years of occupation, the national colors lived on in our hearts and, occasionally brought to light, bore testament to our desire for freedom. Many years later, the national flag marked our road towards us regaining our independence," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I read that Latvia is looking into lowering [the excise duty]. I have not heard whether or not they have decided by how much they intend to lower it, how they intend to lower the duty on light alcohol or that on spirits. I suppose they are deliberating," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "When we discussed the state's budgetary strategy for the last time on Monday of last week, before we made a final decision, the actual situation on Monday morning was that if we do not take into account the need for savings, R&D funding is to fall from the current 0.71 percent to 0.53 percent by 2023," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "One of the sources of its financing will be the reform of the second pension pillar. The government also considers continued investments in defense as a priority. Besides, we have agreed about an increase in financing for research to maintain its ratio to gross domestic product," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Latvia and Estonia are close countries with a very close economic cooperation, we are important export partners and target countries for investment for one another," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This government will stand for it [extraordinary pension rise]," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The government has set ambitious plans, therefore it is important to get your work going seamlessly from the start. We give the meaning to the tasks of the first 100 days via the five priorities, which enable each citizen and government agency to understand what the government wishes to achieve or develop with a specific task in the big picture," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We must pay greater attention to developing services and the data economy because these are the fields with the biggest potential for growth. Therefore we also need to develop free movement of data," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This may also have a positive effect on our security, energy independence and trade balance," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We will definitely see to it that the long-term view of financial planning supports the development of smart economy everywhere, which is a guarantee of our future and success. Estonia's economic growth has been fast and and we must find the possibilities for balancing off the budget, while not neglecting the objectives of the government," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "After World War II, the generations then understood well the meaning of war and remembered its endless horror. This is why peace, freedom and cooperation between countries are the greatest achievements of Europe," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "In this, we have no room for justifications or doubt, because we know that there are thousands of victims of close relationship violence in Estonia. I unequivocally condemn whatever sort of family and close relationship violence. The police always takes all such cases very seriously, regardless of the person's position. The most important thing is for the victims to receive help and be protected," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT



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Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

wsoctv Friday, March 13, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, March 13, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

wsoctv Friday, March 13, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added ( about Juri Ratas ) : "Under Ratas' leadership, our Estonia has not become more united or coherent. The government led by Ratas has not come up with solutions which take Estonia forward. Instead of strategic decisions, decisions looking to the future, the government's arsenal is made up of populist and often also vandalist steps prompted by short-term benefits of three parties," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Kersti Kaljulaid said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "I met with Prime Minister Juri Ratas this evening. We discussed quite many topics, but naturally the central subject was the events of last week surrounding the attempt at the ouster of the chief of police," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Johnson said ( about Juri Ratas ) : “Welcome, Juri. Nice to see you” External link

chesterfirst Friday, August 9, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Johnson said ( about Juri Ratas ) : “Welcome, Juri. Nice to see you” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Krisjanis Karins said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "I had a phone call with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas yesterday. We discussed the steep excise tax reduction, but we will get more clarity on Thursday and Friday when I meet my Estonian colleague in Brussels," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "If Juri Ratas was the prime minister of this government, he would say that there is no place for a person like this to serve as a minister in his government, no such trust. When, in fact, the government is led by someone else whose word has bigger weight, the new minister is able to continue despite new and new actions demonstrating his unsuitability coming to light," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Kersti Kaljulaid écrit ( about Juri Ratas ) : "La tâche de Juri Ratas est désormais de former un gouvernement qui sera un ensemble (de ministres) et dont chaque ministre individuellement respectera les principes de notre Constitution et aura le plus haut respect des valeurs qui y sont inscrites" External link

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Juri Ratas told : "Hospitals are crowded, but they are coping, our doctors and medical staff are doing a commendable job and vaccination is progressing, although not as fast as we want," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The situation concerning the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia is very complicated, but we hope that the established restrictions and the growing number of vaccinations will soon bring a positive change," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia and Latvia have a lot in common and our parliaments work closely together in the Baltic Assembly," "The Baltic states have common challenges and common goals. I hope that once the coronavirus crisis is over, we will once again find an opportunity to share experiences and deepen cooperation face-to-face" External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The 2020 Rally Estonia was a great success. Thus, I am all the more pleased to announce that Rally Estonia has also been granted the right to hold a WRC event here this year as well as the next. This demonstrates trust in us, and the organizers managing to hold the event in COVID-19 conditions without any infections was greatly appreciated by international organizations and the Estonian Health Board alike," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas écrit : «J’ai pris aujourd’hui la décision de démissionner en tant que Premier ministre» External link

24heures Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas déclaré : «En tant que chef du gouvernement, je n’ai pas eu le sentiment, dans le cas de Porto Franco, qu’un ministre ou un parti ait tenté d’influencer les décisions du gouvernement dans un sens illégal» External link

24heures Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In politics, very difficult choices need to be made to solve difficult situations. Today I made a value-based decision to resign from the prime minister of the Republic of Estonia in a situation that has arisen,” External link

neurope Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Today, I made a decision to resign as Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia in the current situation," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:13:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This decision was made in consultations with the board of the Estonian Center Party and the Riigikogu (parliament) faction, as well as with the closest colleagues," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:13:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I did not feel in the case of Porto Franco that any minister or party had tried to sway the government’s decisions in an illegal direction,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

wral Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I … did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : "In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity," External link

startribune Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas écrit : «J'ai pris aujourd'hui la décision de démissionner en tant que Premier ministre» External link

la-croix Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas déclaré : «En tant que chef du gouvernement, je n'ai pas eu le sentiment, dans le cas de Porto Franco, qu'un ministre ou un parti ait tenté d'influencer les décisions du gouvernement dans un sens illégal» External link

la-croix Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas écrit : "J'ai pris aujourd'hui la décision de démissionner en tant que Premier ministre" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas déclaré : "En tant que chef du gouvernement, je n'ai pas eu le sentiment, dans le cas de Porto Franco, qu'un ministre ou un parti ait tenté d'influencer les décisions du gouvernement dans un sens illégal" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas afirmou : “Como chefe de governo, não tive a sensação, no caso de Porto Franco, que um ministro ou partido tentou influenciar as decisões do governo de forma ilegal” External link

istoe Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I ... did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I ... did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I ... did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

mynews13 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I ... did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

mynews13 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “As head of government, I ... did not feel in the Porto Franco case that any minister or party had tried to influence the decisions taken by the government in an illegal way,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The suspicions lodged by the Office of the Prosecutor General today do not yet mean that someone is definitely guilty, but they inevitably cast a serious shadow on all the parties involved," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas déclaré : "En tant que chef du gouvernement, je n'ai pas eu le sentiment, dans le cas de Porto Franco, qu'un ministre ou un parti ait tenté d'influencer les décisions du gouvernement dans un sens illégal" External link

capital-FR Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas told : “While there definitely are other ways to go about it, only one of them seemed to be right,” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

whig Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : “In such a situation, it seems only right that, by resigning myself, I will give the opportunity to shed light on all the facts and come to clarity,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "As head of government, I did not feel in the case of Porto Franco that any minister or party had tried to sway the government's decisions in an illegal direction," External link

afp-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The role of social partners in wage negotiations is also important. Therefore, we continue to support their freedom to conduct wage negotiations independently in Estonia, as is currently the case," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The UK ) : "The difficult negotiations culminated in an agreement that will ensure the continuation of a close partnership between the United Kingdom and the European Union in a wide range of areas," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The UK ) : "The UK is and will remain Estonia's close partner, friend and ally in Europe, NATO and bilateral relations," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We have clear shared objectives -- we need to vigorously proceed with the major projects we've been leading together. At the European Council meeting in July, we received confirmation regarding additional funding for Rail Baltic. We must now rapidly put these funds to use to be able to complete the railway connecting the three Baltic states in a timely manner. In terms of energy, out main goal is to continue the synchronization of Baltic power grids with Central Europe, for which the European Union has allocated 720 million euros," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The spread of the virus in Estonia remains high, despite the restrictions imposed so far. Also, more and more people with COVID-19 need hospital treatment and the number of deaths caused by it has increased. The increased burden on the healthcare system due to the coronavirus is already significantly affecting the availability of our medical care for other health concerns," "As the virus is also widespread in Estonia in public places, from where it is carried home and to families, the government had to further limit crowded leisure opportunities. After all, reports of those who have lost their lives to the coronavirus, which have become almost daily, are not just statistics. These are Estonian people, all of whom are our mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, daughters and sons, our next of kin and loved ones. We have a duty to do everything in our power to protect them and to curb and control the spread of this virus, which has serious consequences," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The Ukrainian premier's visit to Estonia, initially scheduled to be carried out in November, has been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus. Our relations also need to be developed during a pandemic, however," "Estonia engages in close to 40 cooperation projects per year with Ukraine, which first and foremost focus on the strengthening of democracy, including through the development of e-governance, as well as supporting the business environment and improving the quality of education. Due to the spread of the coronavirus, we're also paying more attention to health care," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "One of potential solutions for increasing Estonia's energy security, sustainability and competitiveness and achieving the 2050 climate goals is commissioning of nuclear energy after 2030," External link

neimagazine Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Mart Helme ) : “In the current situation, Mart Helme’s resignation is the only way for the government to continue its work, including foreign policy goals” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Mart Helme ) : “In the current situation, Mart Helme’s resignation is the only way for the government to continue its work, including foreign policy goals” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “Crude criticism of these processes [US election] based on spurious information and fake news is not appropriate for ministers of the Republic of Estonia” External link

yenisafak-en Monday, November 9, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "One of potential solutions for increasing Estonia's energy security, sustainability and competitiveness and achieving the 2050 climate goals is commissioning of nuclear energy after 2030," External link

baltic-course Friday, November 6, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We wish to put both the funds in the next EU budget period as well as those in the recovery plan to use as rapidly as possible," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I welcome today's Supreme Court decision, which brought legal clarity on the topic of the pension reform," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Those who are satisfied with their choices to date do not have to do anything, and those who now wish to join the second pension pillar can definitely still do so," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The Center Party's values have been listed in the coalition agreement, which we have jointly signed. We have agreed to represent all people of Estonia and promote a caring and tolerant society in which its members feel safe. Together, we have promised to condemn all divisive rhetoric. Taking all of this into consideration, your replies to the journalist are unambiguously deplorable," External link

err-en Friday, October 16, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "During the first wave of the virus the government allocated 25 million euros to tourism businesses. Now we directed additionally 5.8 million euros to tourism entrepreneurs in order for it to be possible to partially offset the damage caused by the crisis," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The opportunity to bring the entire rally world into Estonia once more and to hold this international competition at a larger scale indicates belief that we have the capability to offer even more to rally fans than before. We confirmed it with an exemplary event, which was organized by the Rally Estonia team in cooperation with supporters and Estonian people in just 63 days this year," External link

baltic-course Monday, October 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia has needed a long-term roadmap for a long time. In the strategy, it has been put forward in cooperation between many people to where and how fast Estonia wishes to move in the next 15 and more years," External link

baltic-course Friday, October 9, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We don't want the strategy to be left to gather dust on the shelf, therefore we have brought together in it the main changes and activities for achieving the goals and have set out very specific metrics that we will be monitoring regularly. For instance, these include an increase in the number of years lived healthily, the proportion of obese people, the rate of participation in lifelong learning, and also Estonia's place in the global business freedom rankings," "A couple of tens of ambitious metrics in total will give us continuous feedback on whether we are on the right path with change" External link

baltic-course Friday, October 9, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We wish to proceed with further investigation as soon as possible to find answers to all of the questions that have arisen in connection with the new information," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We will continue work in cooperation with Finland and Sweden to clarify all issues that have arisen in the light of the new information. We deem it extremely important that the new inquiry be independent, transparent and reliable," External link

baltic-course Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas déclaré : "La lutte contre la pandémie de coronavirus nécessite une approche inclusive et crée un défi pour la société entière" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "There has been a sharp increase in the spread of COVID-19 infection in Estonia and therefore it is necessary and justified to reestablish a national restriction," "As we have seen, the coronavirus spreads particularly well at parties. Unfortunately, alcohol consumption affects people's behavior in a way that promotes the spread of the virus. In this regard, I call on people not to give new opportunities to the spread of the virus through their risky behavior, either in public or at a private party" External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas concluded : "It is important to keep our society open and functioning while reacting swiftly and with sufficient measures where needed," External link

BalticTimes Friday, September 11, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "According to the forecast, the rate of inflation next year will be 1.4 percent and it will definitely hit hardest the people with the smallest incomes, including pensioners. It is a matter of discussion to envision an improvement in the position at least when it comes to inflation," External link

BalticTimes Friday, September 11, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I do not approve of this, it's not a good tactic," External link

err-en Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "In making the exceptions, the government on the one hand had to assess the national, economic and societal needs of Estonia when it comes to air connections, and on the other hand to consider the potential risk of the spread of the COVID-19 infection in a situation where infection rates are growing both in Europe and globally," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 28, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "My heartfelt gratitude goes out to members of the Center Party for the trust," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas noted : "The people of Belarus have the right to freely choose their own path and they have expressed a clear desire for democratic change," "The purpose of the targeted sanctions imposed by Estonia is to explicitly condemn the falsification of the election results and the violence used against peaceful protesters, and to ensure that the persons responsible cannot enter Estonia" External link

itartass_en Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The development plan sees Estonia as the world's digital nest, the prerequisites and services of which move safely with Estonians to every corner of the homeland and around the world, and foreigners come here to do their business digitally and learn from our experience. It is important that this document has both ambition and concrete actions and that it encompasses the whole of society," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It is very important that people with hearing impairments can communicate their concerns in the fastest, most convenient and safest way for them. This is where every wrong button press can literally cost a life," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The infection outbreaks in Ida-Viru County confirm the fact stated by scientists earlier that COVID-19 is a disease of parties, so to speak. Many people close together in a closed space create especially favorable preconditions for the spread of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, alcohol facilitates risk behavior and the transmission of the COVID-19 infection," "Based on the example of Tartu County, we can see that after the introduction of a ban on alcohol sales the number of local transmissions of the disease declined" External link

err-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Partygoers across Estonia must remember that the lives and health of members of their community depend also on their behavior. At present we have managed to prevent a new spread of the virus among the risk groups. The state, just like each individual person, must make an effort for it to also remain this way," External link

err-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I am very glad that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is committed to cooperation with Japan, and our innovative and professional entrepreneurs have already some success stories and more will surely follow. Together we can overcome any hardship," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 21, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "What is freedom for a small nation is a dream that has been made true and a reality for us," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 21, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The crux of the matter is that Estonia's interests must be represented in this complicated process in the United States," "We have a due diligence obligation in this matter," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 14, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Proposals by the experts' forum are valuable input for next year's state budget deliberations and also in the context of the European economic recovery plan, the purpose of which is to help member states bring the European economy out of the crisis. During the next budgetary period, Estonia will be provided with over 1.5 billion euros of support from the recovery plan in addition to the main budget," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas noted : "We need to use these support measures in a thought-out and forward-looking way to ensure they also foster the growth of our economy and improve the standard of living for our people in the years to come," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Proposals by the experts' forum are valuable input for next year's state budget deliberations and also in the context of the European economic recovery plan, the purpose of which is to help member states bring the European economy out of the crisis. During the next budgetary period, Estonia will be provided with over 1.5 billion euros of support from the recovery plan in addition to the main budget," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas noted : "We need to use these support measures in a thought-out and forward-looking way to ensure they also foster the growth of our economy and improve the standard of living for our people in the years to come," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I think that it is very reasonable to test athletes in their country of location and a negative result could ensure that the athlete would not have to remain in quarantine for 14 days," External link

baltic-course Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The government together with public officials and researchers are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation in order to be prepared to react immediately. At government sittings thus far, we had been happy to observe that the spread had remained low and that the people of Estonia remained vigilant," "The tone of the discussion may change at Thursday's sitting, however" External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The offshore wind farm to be jointly developed by Estonia and Latvia is a unique project that will contribute to the achieving of the renewable energy goals by the countries and create new opportunities also for other offshore farm developments," External link

baltic-course Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Roberto Gualtieri ) : "we need a fast, strong and united response to the pandemic to kick-start the European economy”. There is also some criticism of the vast size of the recovery fund, with some northern states suggesting it is too large an amount. But Italian Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri told the Corriere newspaper that Rome " External link

ibtimes Friday, July 17, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “we need a fast, strong and united response to the pandemic to kick-start the European economy” External link

zbc Friday, July 17, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "we need a fast, strong and united response to the pandemic to kick-start the European economy" External link

petra-en Friday, July 17, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "we need a fast, strong and united response to the pandemic to kick-start the European economy" External link

bbc Friday, July 17, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "A country is sustainable if people's living standards improve, we have a safe and clean living environment, and natural resources are used wisely to increase the competitiveness of the economy. The Estonian report confirms that we take the importance of sustainable development and the scale of the challenge very seriously. For example, we have linked the goals of sustainable development to national policy and proceeded from them when drawing up the country's long-term strategy 'Estonia 2035'," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The green leaves of the Tree of Truth give reason to celebrate -- Estonian education, for example, is among the best in the world, we are doing well in achieving renewable energy goals and our e-solutions make government services quick and easily accessible for everyone. Yellow and red leaves, however, indicate areas in which we must continue our effort or increase our contribution. For example, our economy is too energy and resource intensive. We still have a large gender pay gap and we need to reduce the risk of poverty for women and families with children with disabilities," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The hackathon 'Hack the Crisis' organized in March this year helped find solutions for the technological problems that have showed up during the COVID-19 crisis. Beginning in Estonia and later growing into a global movement, it helped countries emerge stronger from the crisis, but was also an excellent example of how science, innovation and information and communications technology (ICT) solutions help us accelerate the implementation of sustainable development goals and cooperate even in unexpected situations," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It would mean healthier and higher quality living and working environments, and overall also lower living costs. Half of our energy consumption is attributable to Estonia's building stock, therefore, improving people's living conditions also has a significant role in meeting our climate ambitions," External link

baltic-course Friday, July 10, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The requirements regarding 50-percent occupancy and dispersion must continuously be complied with. The requirement for dispersion does not just concern the area of the event but also entrances and exits, and adherence to the requirement must also be guaranteed near bathrooms," External link

baltic-course Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It would increase the security of the entire region more widely. There can be no stability and prosperity without security," External link

BalticTimes Monday, June 22, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "During the pandemic, we have seen it become even more important," External link

BalticTimes Monday, June 22, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "These results have a positive impact on the daily lives of people in the Eastern Partnership countries. We must now move forward and agree on concrete actions for the coming years," External link

BalticTimes Monday, June 22, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We all were very glad to get an assurance once again that for the European Commission the Rail Baltic is a project important for all of Europe, which is closely connected with the objectives of the Green Deal," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "European Union member states must react resolutely and fast in order for the impact of the crisis on the economy, and through it also people's wellbeing to be as small as possible and recovery from it to be fast," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It is now that we must put in effort to exit the virus crisis and must search for ways to rejuvenate our economy," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "European Union member states must react resolutely and fast in order for the impact of the crisis on the economy, and through it also people's wellbeing to be as small as possible and recovery from it to be fast," External link

baltic-course Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Green Deal ) : "Estonia supports the goal of climate neutrality across the European Union by 2050. The Green Deal gives us a way to achieve this goal," "This is a framework that covers almost all policy areas with a strong emphasis on the social and economic side in addition to environmental issues," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Green Deal ) : "Estonia supports the goal of climate neutrality across the European Union by 2050. The Green Deal gives us a way to achieve this goal," "This is a framework that covers almost all policy areas with a strong emphasis on the social and economic side in addition to environmental issues," External link

baltic-course Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "As an experienced and leading country in the cyber world, Estonia stands for the Security Council to prepare seriously for new threats. Right now is namely the time to address how to prevent conflicts in cyber space and how countries can better protect their digital infrastructure. The coronavirus crisis is accelerating the digitalization of countries, but this is exactly why it is necessary to pay special attention to the information systems of hospitals and other medical institutions. Cyber crime on the internet has not disappeared either. Together with our friends and allies, we must constantly look for ways to keep pace with various threats to ensure security," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 22, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas added : "The virus has not disappeared from Estonia or the world. The end of the emergency situation means that we must build a new normalcy. As it will still take time to find an effective treatment and vaccine, we must all continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and society as a whole from the coronavirus with our behavior," "We need to stay healthy by keeping our distance and following hygiene rules. When sick, stay at home and avoid contact with others. We are helped by the recommendations, rules and restrictions that will remain in place for the coming weeks as well. I believe that, despite the difficulties, we can continue to be smart, careful and responsible," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, May 17, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The oil shale sector is the largest employer in East-Viru County and the livelihood of thousands of families depends on it. As the outbreak has reduced both electricity consumption and global demand for oil products, government support is essential until the situation returns to normal," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The oil shale sector is the largest employer in East-Viru County and the livelihood of thousands of families depends on it. As the outbreak has reduced both electricity consumption and global demand for oil products, government support is essential until the situation returns to normal," External link

baltic-course Friday, May 8, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : "As the gradual opening of the movement between the islands and the mainland has not led to a deterioration of the situation, we will allow everyone to move freely between the islands and the mainland starting tomorrow," External link

baltic-course Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas added : "At the same time, the rules that protect us all from the virus will remain in force. This means that when going to see the beautiful islands in spring time, you should only go when healthy, following the 2+2 requirement as well as hygiene rules," External link

baltic-course Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It is a big step towards life as normal," External link

baltic-course Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : "We have reached a pivotal moment in the emergency situation - the number of new infections per week in Estonia has for the first time turned to decline," External link

err-en Friday, April 17, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The decrease in new infections confirms that the restrictions imposed thus far are working and people's efforts have served their purpose. At the same time, we need to make sure that this change is permanent, which is why we need to keep making an effort for the time being," External link

err-en Friday, April 17, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The report covers what this coronavirus can mean for Estonia and how long it will last here, and we should receive its final findings early next week," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It comprises about 7 percent of Estonia's GDP. But that means we're going to bring another economic package to the table in the coming months, because both have to be reflected in the supplementary budget, and today we launched a supplementary budget process," "I think that is not enough, I think we need to stimulate the economy further still. Support from local authorities is certainly important, public investment is also important, and also certain regional investments and projects," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas added : "It is clear that the economic forecasts for this year are no longer valid, and for sure tax receipts have gone down a lot. Right now we are waiting for the spring economic forecast from the Ministry of Finance, which should hit our desks on April 3," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia has been having a very strong neighborhood watch society where we stand for it that also the neighbor would be doing well, and now we need to implement this," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The government's absolute priority is to protect the health of the people of Estonia in the situation that has evolved," "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner. The state must be able to give citizens clear and, if necessary, mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We have reached a situation where each person must make a contribution to the protection of public health. I understand the inconvenience that the declaration of an emergency situation will cause for all of us, but what is at stake is not the protection of just people's health, but also lives," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "To stop the spread of coronavirus and protect public health, the government has decided to temporarily reintroduce border controls on the whole border," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The economic forecasts made to date no longer apply, but making new and definitive predictions in the present situation is extremely difficult," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The government is doing everything with other European Union member states and institutions for a major deterioration of the economic situation to be prevented," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus” External link

chesterfirst Monday, March 16, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We are ensuring goods and raw material transport, for drivers who have no symptoms of the virus," External link

newshub Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We are ensuring goods and raw material transport, for drivers who have no symptoms of the virus," External link

bordermail Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus” External link

irishexaminer Friday, March 13, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus" External link

tamworthherald Friday, March 13, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus” External link

worcesternews Friday, March 13, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 13, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus” External link

thecourier Friday, March 13, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

wsoctv Friday, March 13, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, March 13, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : “The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” External link

tribtown Friday, March 13, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus,” External link

tribtown Friday, March 13, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

eagletribune Friday, March 13, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, March 13, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas told : "Most certainly we are ready to increase public sector investment to prevent job cuts," External link

trust Friday, March 13, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

wsoctv Friday, March 13, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about The Danish ) : "The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

startribune Friday, March 13, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

ABCnews Friday, March 13, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "All member states must act smartly and quickly to ensure that the economic situation remains stable and that our employees and entrepreneurs are protected," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It is important that a temporary crisis does not become a widespread downturn. To this end, it is important that regions heavily affected by the virus are able to boost the economy and respond flexibly when needed," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Last year, Czech soldiers participated in the Amari air policing mission for the first time. I wish to thank them for their contribution to the security of our region and assure that they are always welcome here," "Last year, members of the Czech army were stationed in all three Baltic countries as part of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence mission as well as the Baltic air policing mission, which sends a clear message of NATO's unity and dedication in our region" External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia and the Czech Republic are both strong proponents of a strong EU budget. It is important to Estonia for the new budget framework to help us reach the goal of climate neutrality and support the increase in our people's wealth," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The Tartu peace treaty, for us and for the world, is a fundamental document which ended the liberation war, affirmed our independence, and paved the way toward the international recognition of Estonia," "The Estonian Republic, which celebrates its 102nd anniversary in two days, is, thanks for the wisdom of the authors of the peace treaty, now a confident, independent and successful home for all of us," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Attacks against a law enforcement officer are always an attack against the Estonian state and our people. No matter how rare such events are, we all deserve less violence in our country," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "It is true that there is no right to compensation - this comes from the Government of the Republic Act if a minister resigns of their own volition," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "At the same time, Estonia is a democratic state and people can submit a claim. If these claims are not fulfilled, people have the right to turn to court," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I hope that the visit will contribute to the investments and export of Estonian services and, as a result, strengthen the relations between our companies. Japan is increasingly interested in Estonian e-governance and e-solutions. During the visit, we aim to find opportunities for our entrepreneurs to intensify cooperation in the field," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Green Deal ) : "The Green Deal provides a good foundation for working towards achieving the climate neutrality goal that the European Union has set for 2050, and a green turnaround cannot be carried out without a digital turnaround. For instance, we must take into use environment friendly IT solutions and better use environmental data," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia also wishes for the mining of oil shale and coal to be treated equally in the Just Transition Fund, in order for it to also take into account the people working in the energy sector in East-Viru County," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The transition to climate friendly energy production and energy independence definitely will be one of the biggest challenges of the next few years. Europe's continued support for the completion of these projects definitely is very important," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Good health is our nation's most important asset. The vision document approved today helps us to preserve and promote the health of the Estonian people," "Good public health is important not only for social well-being and a fertility rate increase, but also for economic development. The good health of the people of Estonia ensures the sustainability of our country," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The dignified history of the Estonian Knighthood House obligates us to find solutions for restoring and taking into use this unique cultural asset so that every one of us can be a part of it," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia is coordinating the work of the Baltic Council of Ministers in 2020. One of our priorities is improving the connectivity of the region. We are continuing close cooperation in regional energy and transport projects, such as Rail Baltic and the synchronization of the power grids of the Baltic countries with the system of Continental Europe, which will benefit the entire region," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Green Deal ) : "The Green Deal provides a good foundation for working towards achieving the climate neutrality goal that the European Union has set for 2050; a green turnaround cannot be carried out without a digital turnaround. For instance, we need to start using environment friendly IT solutions and make better use of environmental data," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia also wants the oil shale mining to be treated on an equal footing with the coal industry, in the Just Transition Fund, in the interests of people working in the energy sector in Ida Viru County," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas commented : "The transition to climate friendly energy production and energy independence will definitely be one of the biggest challenges over the next few years. Europe's continued support for the completion of these projects is certainly very important," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “We can see returns are far from what was promised in the beginning,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 30, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “We can see returns are far from what was promised in the beginning,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I am making my first foreign visit this year to Sweden, which is our close partner and an important market for our entrepreneurs. In addition, the country has one of the biggest Estonian communities," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "With the banks we will of course be talking about the fight against money laundering, which is very important for us. In addition, I wish to emphasize how important the availability of banking services is to our people," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia is always glad to share its experience of building our e-state. To us, the foundation of the digital state is formed of convenient services that people trust. On the one hand, this is an achievement, but on the other, also a great responsibility, as we need to continually develop our registers and related services, so that they are accessible and reliable, but also innovative and sustainable," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "If you ask what is the main wish, being the prime minister and leading the government, it is to do good to Estonia and stand for the Estonian people. I have never been someone who tries to hold on to their seat by all means or would elbow their way in, but it's also true that when the supreme power has elected the Riigikogu, there is political competition in the Riigikogu and through it governments and also oppositions are born," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 6, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Nevertheless, people elected the Center Party into compositions of the Riigikogu on and on. I believe that excluding someone is not right. This maybe is my idea in Estonian politics, that you cannot go very far powerfully drawing red lines or excluding someone," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 6, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "2019 is the year when Estonia has been able to say that we have been in both the European Union and NATO for 15 years. We can say that these have been among the most successful years for us economically, but what's more important still is ensuring peace. Both international organizations have done it very well," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 6, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Today's government ensures the constitutional order in Estonia, does everything in order for the security and protection of Estonia to become stronger. The president is that beacon in Estonia who must do everything -- no matter how difficult that might be -- to keep Estonian society together," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 6, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Of course I respect the president, and she has the right to say what she considers right, but if we look how Estonia has strengthened its positions on the international arena in 2019, all that says something else. Take becoming member of the UN Security Council. A very strong achievement for the sake of which diplomats, the foreign service and many members of the Riigikogu made an effort. Also the president made a contribution to it," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 6, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I talked about it that the defense plan would get endorsed. It was a successful summit. NATO functions and is strong," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 20, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Congratulations to Boris Johnson on the election win!" External link

BalticTimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We are looking forward to the United Kingdom's further steps in order to gain clarity in its process of withdrawing from the European Union as quickly as possible. It is crucial to ensure an orderly exit and will enable for us to get started with talks on future relations. We attach great importance to continued close relations and cooperation, particularly in foreign affairs as well as in defense and security issues, but also in terms of free trade," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas wrote : "The EU climate neutrality 2050 is within our reach, all member states are making preparations for jointly building a green future. We need to do the right thing, and we need to get it right," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "There are too few -- Ulemiste, Rapla and Parnu are not enough," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia is a state based on the rule of law and he, of course, holds that opportunity," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia is a state based on the rule of law and he, of course, holds that opportunity," External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "All coalition partners want to continue in this difficult situation," External link

wsau Monday, November 25, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I cannot say that he had regained my trust in him," "I told him it would be best if he would leave on his own request. He declined to do that" External link

wsau Monday, November 25, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "All coalition partners want to continue in this difficult situation," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 25, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The government that has been in office for 209 days by now agreed that we will engage in developing a family-friendly Estonia, creating a cohesive society, advancing a knowledge-based economy, taking forward an efficiently governed and free and protected state," External link

err-en Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Instead of painting the room full of red lines and presenting ultimatums via the media, we have considered it to be more appropriate to delve into the problems and eventually reach the only right decision together with our partners. I sincerely believe that rather than with harshness and roughness, more can be achieved in politics with patience and cooperation," External link

err-en Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I will tell you this, however -- this conversation did not give me any clear definitive answers," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas told : "Let us wait for the investigation, it will take a week or 10 days and then the final solution will come," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I told coalition partners that this issue requires a very clear solution and that I am giving the state secretary the task of clarifying the circumstances concerning both Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Jarvik and his adviser when it comes to the agricultural registers and information board PRIA and the Veterinary and Food Board. It is necessary to look at the granting of authorization, the conflict of interests, when it comes to the listeria bacterium, it is necessary to determine what the minister's messages have been -- whether he has told the truth or lied," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I laid a wreath today at the grave of admirable statesman John McCain. Estonia will not forget that McCain was a genuine friend to our state and our people and a firm supporter of transatlantic cooperation," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "In the past couple of decades, we have been taking a rather one-sided look at tax matters in Estonian society and politics. In the years of transition, the sights were set on economic growth, which rapidly advanced our society's wealth. At the same time, many of our people and groups of society were left behind from that success. Therefore it is not surprising that we see in our society rifts which now need to be evened out," External link

err-en Friday, November 15, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia-US relations are very good already, yet business always has room for growth," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We are an open state and when problems are revealed, our solution to them is to address them promptly and in a transparent manner. Thanks to the good work of the Financial Supervision Authority, stricter legislation and banks' wish to contain risks we are in a completely different situation by now than years ago," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We affirm that we are guided by common principles in the development of 5G networks. As a digital state, Estonia sees the credibility of new technologies as a top priority and the US is our most important ally in the field of security," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "For Estonia, the best security guarantee is a strong NATO and I am glad that the presence of the alliance is increasingly noticeable in our region," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia and the US share the same values and understand the challenges facing the world in a similar way," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The purpose of the initiative connecting 12 European Union member states and the United States is ambitious. I am convinced that establishing new energy, transport and digital links on the North-South axis of Europe will inject new energy into the economies of Central and Eastern European countries and will thus help increase the competitiveness of the European Union," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "In the current situation it is unanimously clear that for her to continue in the job would have been very difficult. For her, for her party, and for the whole government," External link

trust2 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The president of the European Council has an important role to play in creating and maintaining European unity," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This will help welfare reach all people. This is why we need to pay more attention to an efficient and evolving internal market and move beyond what was agreed at the Tallinn Digital Summit two years ago," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Pursuant to our current laws, the driver of the vehicle is responsible for their activities in traffic," External link

baltic-course Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia and Germany are linked through historical ties and very close present-day cooperation. We are both dedicated allies in NATO and the European Union, and regard the future of both organizations important," "As partners, we both wish that future Europe should be safe and a good place to live" External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Thinking of the future, we have very many similar interests regarding cybersecurity, and this is an area where we could work together even more" External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, October 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This was demonstrated also by the survey by SEI Tallinn published at the beginning of this week. In the survey we have a roadmap for how to invest smartly in halting climate change," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Today we received an overview of the developments in the field and also looked at future risks. We have decided to finance the anti-money laundering capability of the Police and Border Guard Board additionally with €1.6 million and the prosecutor's office with €300,000 in 2020. We are also planning to update our area of justice. The government will move forward forcefully with anti-money laundering activities," External link

err-en Friday, October 4, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This was demonstrated also by the survey by SEI Tallinn published at the beginning of this week. In the survey we have a roadmap for how to invest smartly in halting climate change," External link

err-en Thursday, October 3, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "North Macedonia has solved the name issue and committed to reform, therefore negotiations should be started shortly," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The Estonian diplomat Ernst Jaakson was active here and he was the official representative of the Republic of Estonia to the United States until the restoration of Estonia's independence in 1991," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Thirty years ago, Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians formed a human chain from Tallinn through Riga to Vilnius. Together we stood side by side for our right to live in independent, fair and democratic countries. I was among the nearly two million people in Nomme in Tallinn, holding hands with my parents and many others," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about British ) : "The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is sad and regrettable and it is difficult to see how any party would gain anything from this. On the other hand, we must all accept the democratic decision of the British people, and be prepared for its consequences," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We have to look over the winter timetable in the first place, in order for there to be more departures, which I have also asked TS Laevad to assess already this fall," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The new plan is based on adjusted calculations and clearer needs, which however does not mean yielding on the quality or the security of the border. We are putting emphasis on effectiveness and practicability," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 30, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I choose a peaceful working atmosphere and everyone must make an effort to maintain it," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I met with Interior Minister Mart Helme and Finance Minister Martin Helme tonight [Friday night] to discuss the steps made without consulting with the prime minister and the government to release the head of the Police and Border Guard Board from office on Thursday. I believe that it is very clear that this act was completely unacceptable and that such initiatives must not be repeated. Only then can further cooperation of the government be possible," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "By the middle of this century, Estonia must become a country with low greenhouse gas emissions but a competitive economy. To this end, the government intends to make clear choices in the coming months on the issues on which this goal will depend," External link

baltic-course Friday, July 26, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The best way to rehearse defending Estonia with the allies is to do it in Estonia. In case of a crisis in our region, units of the Joint Expeditionary Force would likely be the first ones to be used. Thus, for Estonia this exercise above all helps ensure peace-building. On the other hand, they also embody the unity, strength and determination of the allies and serve as a firm reaffirmation of the allied forces' cooperation capability," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The European Union's action plan for the future will frame the work of the next few years and focus on important major issues, which we must solve together with all the member states. These are the wellbeing of our citizens, economic growth, climate and environmental issues, and protecting European values all over the world," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Definitely the European Union must get very good leaders for itself for the coming years, who are familiar with all regions of Europe and also understand the topics important to our region," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : “I told the Latvian prime minister that I went over the news of Estonia allegedly committing to jointly amending excise duties, and I told him it was fake news, that neither the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia, the Ministry of Social Affairs or the Government Office confirm such an agreement exists with Latvia, thus there is no such accord. So I said I would definitely refute this fake news item,” External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "all the names are still on the table but I am positive we will find a solution next Sunday" External link

kiro7 Friday, June 21, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "all the names are still on the table but I am positive we will find a solution next Sunday" External link

seattlepi Friday, June 21, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "all the names are still on the table but I am positive we will find a solution next Sunday" External link

fox13memphis Friday, June 21, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Commission ) : "The construction of the infrastructure necessary for the synchronization is in full swing, but the highest political support along with a specifically agreed timetable regarding the next activities will give the project even greater certainty," "The European Commission's strong support for the project is definitely decisive, thanks to which we have already received and we have very good prerequisites for receiving notable co-financing from the European Union for the realization of the project in the future as well," External link

baltic-course Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We cannot depend on the Russian grid," External link

baltic-course Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We have discussed the ESM reform in the government and the Riigikogu on several occasions, with the latest of them being the sitting of June 6. We support finding a balanced solution for the decision-making process of ESM loans. That means that decisions regarding granting loans to the common resolution fund can be made with sufficient speed in exceptional cases, but the competences stemming from member states' constitutions are also taken into account. Options for both swift decision-making as well as including the Riigikogu in the process and in formulating Estonia's position must be guaranteed, if needed," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Denmark was one of the first nations to recognize the Estonian independence, helped to defend us in the War of Independence, and supported us in our darkest hour by not acknowledging Estonia as part of the Soviet Union. Also, our national flags originate from the same land," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Celebrating the anniversary of our flags proves that Estonia and Denmark are close friends and allies -- whether as countries by the Baltic Sea or as members of the European Union and NATO. I appreciate the Kingdom of Denmark for our friendship, cooperation, and their contribution to maintaining Estonian security," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We both wish for the European Union's further strengthening and that during the coming budgetary period, the cuts in our support measures should be made smoother. We are also jointly constructing Rail Baltic and synchronizing our electricity grids with that of Western Europe, both of which are crucial connections to ensure our energy security and economic growth," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Estonia was invited to participate because this meeting is to primarily focus on the digital economy -- an area in which we have excelled in Europe as well as in the world. This invitation is a great honor for us and Estonia can once again show that we are bigger than our borders by shaping the global digital policy," "We will have the opportunity to talk about our success stories, our vision for the future, and to introduce our digital economy and e-solutions to big countries," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Kadri Simson has long-term experience in cooperating with the European Commission and other institutions of the union. As minister of economic affairs and infrastructure, she managed the areas of the internal market, energy, and transportation in the Council of the European Union with competence, dedication, and great results," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "When the Republic of Estonia was born, the blue, black and white flag was an expression of unwavering yearning for independence, which was defended with weapons on battle grounds. During the long and difficult years of occupation, the national colors lived on in our hearts and, occasionally brought to light, bore testament to our desire for freedom. Many years later, the national flag marked our road towards us regaining our independence," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "I read that Latvia is looking into lowering [the excise duty]. I have not heard whether or not they have decided by how much they intend to lower it, how they intend to lower the duty on light alcohol or that on spirits. I suppose they are deliberating," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "When we discussed the state's budgetary strategy for the last time on Monday of last week, before we made a final decision, the actual situation on Monday morning was that if we do not take into account the need for savings, R&D funding is to fall from the current 0.71 percent to 0.53 percent by 2023," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "One of the sources of its financing will be the reform of the second pension pillar. The government also considers continued investments in defense as a priority. Besides, we have agreed about an increase in financing for research to maintain its ratio to gross domestic product," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "Latvia and Estonia are close countries with a very close economic cooperation, we are important export partners and target countries for investment for one another," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This government will stand for it [extraordinary pension rise]," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "The government has set ambitious plans, therefore it is important to get your work going seamlessly from the start. We give the meaning to the tasks of the first 100 days via the five priorities, which enable each citizen and government agency to understand what the government wishes to achieve or develop with a specific task in the big picture," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We must pay greater attention to developing services and the data economy because these are the fields with the biggest potential for growth. Therefore we also need to develop free movement of data," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "This may also have a positive effect on our security, energy independence and trade balance," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "We will definitely see to it that the long-term view of financial planning supports the development of smart economy everywhere, which is a guarantee of our future and success. Estonia's economic growth has been fast and and we must find the possibilities for balancing off the budget, while not neglecting the objectives of the government," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "After World War II, the generations then understood well the meaning of war and remembered its endless horror. This is why peace, freedom and cooperation between countries are the greatest achievements of Europe," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Juri Ratas said : "In this, we have no room for justifications or doubt, because we know that there are thousands of victims of close relationship violence in Estonia. I unequivocally condemn whatever sort of family and close relationship violence. The police always takes all such cases very seriously, regardless of the person's position. The most important thing is for the victims to receive help and be protected," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT



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prime minister36.13%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
chairman5.16%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
centrist0.65%EN11/23/201623/11/2016
leader7.74%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
centre party chairman0.65%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
estonian centre party chairman0.65%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
présidente0.65%FR11/20/201620/11/2016
centre party leader2.58%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
chef3.87%FR11/09/201609/11/2016
deputy2.58%EN11/09/201609/11/2016
président3.23%FR11/07/201607/11/2016
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Juri RatasEN78.89%
Juri RatasFR18.89%
Juri RatasMT1.11%
Juri RatasHR1.11%
Juri RatasPL0.00%
Juri RatasPT0.00%


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Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

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Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, March 13, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

wsoctv Friday, March 13, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "The emergency situation is necessary to stand against the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia in the most efficient manner,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said late Thursday. “The state must be able to give citizens clear and if necessary mandatory instructions that would help to put a limit to the spread of the virus," External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added ( about Juri Ratas ) : "Under Ratas' leadership, our Estonia has not become more united or coherent. The government led by Ratas has not come up with solutions which take Estonia forward. Instead of strategic decisions, decisions looking to the future, the government's arsenal is made up of populist and often also vandalist steps prompted by short-term benefits of three parties," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Kersti Kaljulaid said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "I met with Prime Minister Juri Ratas this evening. We discussed quite many topics, but naturally the central subject was the events of last week surrounding the attempt at the ouster of the chief of police," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Johnson said ( about Juri Ratas ) : “Welcome, Juri. Nice to see you” External link

chesterfirst Friday, August 9, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Johnson said ( about Juri Ratas ) : “Welcome, Juri. Nice to see you” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Krisjanis Karins said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "I had a phone call with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas yesterday. We discussed the steep excise tax reduction, but we will get more clarity on Thursday and Friday when I meet my Estonian colleague in Brussels," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "If Juri Ratas was the prime minister of this government, he would say that there is no place for a person like this to serve as a minister in his government, no such trust. When, in fact, the government is led by someone else whose word has bigger weight, the new minister is able to continue despite new and new actions demonstrating his unsuitability coming to light," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Kersti Kaljulaid écrit ( about Juri Ratas ) : "La tâche de Juri Ratas est désormais de former un gouvernement qui sera un ensemble (de ministres) et dont chaque ministre individuellement respectera les principes de notre Constitution et aura le plus haut respect des valeurs qui y sont inscrites" External link

skynet Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT