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Signing the salary agreement for cultural workers
09.12.2019|Ministry of Culture

Salary agreement: wage fund for people working in the cultural field will increase by 2.5%

Today, December 9th, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas and Ago Tuuling, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Confederation of Estonian Employees' Unions (TALO) signed the salary agreement for cultural workers. The agreement calls for increasing the wage fund for people working at Ministry of...
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21.11.2019|Ministry of Culture

Lukas: Culture plays an important role in the sustainable development of the European Union

In Brussels today, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas is participating in a meeting of the European Union’s Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council. The main topic under discussion will be sustainable development and the important role played by culture therein. Among other things, a...
Tartu 2024. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
13.11.2019|Ministry of Culture

All three 2024 European Capitals of Culture have been selected

On Tuesday, November 12th, the decision was announced regarding the third 2024 European Capital of Culture, which had been undecided. Based on the rules, this city is in Austria, and the winner is the small city of Bad Ischl. The other 2024 European Capitals of Culture are Tartu and the Norwegian...
Kultuuriminister Tõnis Lukas
18.10.2019|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas sent greetings to Finnish and Hungarian ministers on Pan-Finno-Ugric Day

Today, 19 October, Pan-Finno-Ugric Day is celebrated in appreciation of the culture and languages of the Finno-Ugric peoples. The ongoing Estonian Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are dedicated to the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages. In the message he sent to Hanna Kosonen, the...
28.08.2019|Government Office

Tartu was chosen as European Capital of Culture 2024

Ministry of Culture Association of Estonian Cities and Rural Municipalities European Commission   Today in Tallinn, an independent commission of international experts decided that the Capital of Culture 2024 from Estonia will be Tartu. In addition to the Estonian city, one city from...
21.06.2019|Ministry of Culture

The Tartu Call promotes the development of healthy lifestyles throughout Europe

This week a summary was made in Brussels of the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle, announced in the year 2017 during the European Week of Sport in Tartu, when Estonia held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The call made the European Commission make 15 commitments for furthering...
"Teneti" filmivõtted. Foto: Appocalypse
20.06.2019|Ministry of Culture

The cash-rebate fund of Film Estonia received a one-time increase of 5 million Euros

Today on the 20th of June, at the proposal of the Ministry of Culture, the government decided a one-time increase of the Film Estonia cash-rebate fund, amounting close to 5 million Euros. The decision to provide additional funding is related to the shooting, in Estonia, of Christopher Nolan’s movie...
21.05.2019|Ministry of Culture

The Minister of Culture Invites Film Producers to Make Movies in Estonia

The Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas visited Cannes in France, to meet with representatives of the movie industry, including Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director of the Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film). At the meeting in the Estonian pavilion, the minister introduced to foreign country...
Dopinguvastase võitluse tõhustamise teemaline kohtumine Kultuuriministeeriumis 7.03.2017. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
07.03.2019|Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture is taking the lead in improving the judicial area concerning doping

Today, on March 7 representatives of the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor General, Estonian Olympic Committee (EOC), Estonian Ski Association and the Estonian Anti-Doping Agency (EADA), met at the Ministry of Culture. The meeting was held to exchange information...
Vana-Pääla mõisa peahoone. Foto: Reio Avaste
25.02.2019|Ministry of Culture

The new Heritage Conservation Act offers more flexibility and support while reducing bureaucracy

Today, on the 20th of February the Riigikogu passed the new Heritage Conservation Act. The new legislation balances the rights and obligations of the state with those of the owners of cultural monuments, creating for the first time a compensation system for monument owners. From now on, the...

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