Cabinet of Estonia

For the subdivision of the Russian Empire also known as the "Government of Estonia", see Governorate of Estonia.
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The Government of the Republic of Estonia (Estonian: Vabariigi Valitsus) exercises executive power pursuant to the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Estonia. It is also known as the cabinet.

The cabinet carries out the country’s domestic and foreign policy, shaped by parliament (Riigikogu); it directs and co-ordinates the work of government institutions and bears full responsibility for everything occurring within the authority of executive power. The government, headed by the Prime Minister, thus represents the political leadership of the country and makes decisions in the name of the whole executive power.

The following duties are attributed to the cabinet:

  1. executes the domestic and foreign policies of the state;
  2. directs and co-ordinates the activities of government agencies;
  3. administers the implementation of laws, resolutions of the Riigikogu (Parliament), and legislation of the President of the Republic of Estonia;
  4. introduces bills, and submits international treaties to the Riigikogu for ratification and denunciation;
  5. prepares the draft of the state budget and submits it to the Riigikogu, administers the implementation of the state budget and presents a report on the implementation of the state budget to the Riigikogu;
  6. issues regulations and orders on the basis of and for the implementation of law;
  7. manages relations with other states;
  8. performs other duties which the Constitution and the laws vest in the Government of the Republic.

Current cabinet

The current cabinet cabinet was approved by the Riigikogu on 6 April 2011.

Prime Minister

Ministry of Education and Research

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Social Affairs

  • Taavi Rõivas, Estonian Minister of Social Affairs

Ministry of Internal Affairs

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

  • Juhan Parts, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications

Ministry of Culture

Ministry of the Environment

  • Keit Pentus, Estonian Minister of Environment

Ministry of Defence

  • Urmas Reinsalu, Estonian Minister of Defence

Ministry of Justice

References

Sources

  • Estonica : State : Government:

External links

  • The Government of the Republic of Estonia
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