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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...
Elutööpreemia laureaadid. Autor: Katri Karing
07.02.2019|Ministry of Culture

State cultural and sports prizes announced

At its meeting held today, 7 February, the government approved the recommendations by the Cultural Awards Committee for the State Cultural Prizes. This year, the prizes for long-term outstanding creative activity will be awarded to writers Leelo Tungal and Viivi Luik, and to naturalist and thinker...
Muuseumirott 2018 laureaadid. Foto Andrei Ozdoba
28.01.2019|Ministry of Culture

The ‘Museum Rat’ prizes for 2018: the winner of the best permanent exhibition is the Estonian History Museum and the best exhibition was organised by the Art Museum of Estonia

The Museum Council of the Ministry of Culture recognised the exposition entitled My Free Country of the Estonian History Museum as the best permanent exhibition of 2018. The Estonian Annual Museum Award 2018 for the best temporary exhibition went to the Art Museum of Estonia for the exibit...
Indrek Saar ja Ago Tuuling
31.12.2018|Ministry of Culture

The minimum wage for cultural workers will increase to €1,300

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Ago Tuuling, Chairman of the Management Board of the Confederation of Estonian Employees' Unions (TALO), signed the state wage agreement for workers in the cultural field for 2019. Based on the agreement the minimum gross salary for cultural workers will increase...

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