No. 42



No. 42, December 2020

In focus: Estonia 2035 strategy

The issue analyses the various aspects of the strategy and explores how it could become the engine driving Estonia’s development for the next 15 years. In the opening essay, Tarmo Jüristo, the Head of the Praxis Center for Policy Studies, emphasises the importance of the big picture during planning.

The Strategy Director of the Government Office Henri Kattago examines strategic planning as a process and takes a closer look at the Estonia 2035 strategy. The Deputy Secretary-General for Fiscal Policy of the Ministry of Finance Sven Kirsipuu writes about the financial implications of the strategy and the possibilities to finance the chosen goals adequately. The Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of the University of Tartu Aune Valk analyses the ambitions of the strategy from the aspects of education and labour market. A panel of politicians discusses the strategy.

Silvia Kaugja analyses the attitude of Estonia’s residents and judges on intimate relationship violence, and Diana Marnot discusses the common security policy of the Baltic states. Einar Vära outlines the history of the five point grading scale in the Estonian general education system, and Silva Kirsimägi looks at the legal responsibility of assistant police officers.

The issue also includes traditional parliamentary news from around the world, and a historical column dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the journal, where the former Editors-in-Chief of RiTo Aare Kasemets, Helle Ruusing, Aivar Jarne, and Mart Raudsaar look back at their struggles in putting the journal together.

Summaries of articles are in English.

Full articles in Estonian

20 Years of Riigikogu Toimetised

Editor-in-Chief’s Column

  • What Divides Us, What Unites Us

    It is very welcome that the present government included preparing the strategy “Estonia 2035” into its action programme, so that Estonia will finally have a longer-term plan. This plan will need to reach far longer than one election cycle, and ideally it should form an umbrella strategy for national strategies with a shorter time perspective and narrower topics.

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