Prime Minister Kaja Kallas Confirmed to Lead New Estonia Coalition Government

Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas confirmed Saturday that she will lead the government of Estonia for the next four years following lengthy talks. Kallas’ pro-business Reform Party overwhelmingly won Estonia’s March 5 parliamentary election with 31.2% of the vote. It has formed a coalition with the centrist Estonia 200 party and the Social Democratic Party after agreeing on government programs. Kaja Kallas has been seen as one of the most forceful and productive leaders in Europe since Russia invaded Ukraine … Continue reading “Prime Minister Kaja Kallas Confirmed to Lead New Estonia Coalition Government”

US Senate Pass $1.9 trillion American Rescue Stimulus Plan

President Biden’s first major legislative initiative, the $1.9 trillion ‘American Rescue Plan’ stimulus bill passed a deeply divided Senate on Saturday in a vote 50-49. Democrats pushed through a loosely termed “pandemic aid plan” that includes an extraordinary increase in safety net spending.