Estonian Song and Dance Festival July 2-5, 2009

To Breathe as One
XXV Song Celebration
XVIII Dance Celebration

July 2-5, 2009
Tallinn, Estonia


2 July, Thursday
at 15 – Folk Music Celebration on Town Hall Square

3 July, Friday
at 19 – First Concert of Dance Celebration – on Kalev Stadium

4 July, Saturday
at 11 – Second Concert of Dance Celebration – on Kalev Stadium
at 14  Festive Parade of Song and Dance Celebration
at 19 – First Concert of Song Celebration – on Song Celebration Grounds

5 July, Sunday
at 11 – Third Concert of Dance Celebration – on Kalev Stadium
at 14 – Second Concert of Song Celebration – on Song Celebration Grounds 

Next Youth Song and Dance Celebration will be held on  July 1-3, 2011.
Song and Dance Celebrations until 2019:

XXV Song Celebration /  XVIII Dance Celebration , July 2-5, 2009
XI Youth Song and Dance Celebration, July 1-3, 2011
XXVI Song Celebration  / XIX Dance Celebration, July 4-6, 2014
XII Youth Song and Dance Celebration, June 30 – July 2, 2017
XXVII Song Celebration / XX Dance Celebration , June 28-30, 2019 



EU approved the financial supervisory framework

The EU Finance Ministers (Ecofin Council) approved the principles of the reform of the EU financial supervisory framework on 9th of June in Luxembourg.The new framework involves the creation of a European Systemic Risk Board to assess the stability of the financial system of the EU, and establishment of three European supervisory agencies (for supervision of banking, insurance and securities industries) to work in close network with national supervisors. This framework should strengthen the supervisory system and rebuild trust that has disappeared during the global financial crisis. “It is good to admit that due to a very good cooperation among institutions and partners, the financial supervision in the Nordic region to which Estonia also belongs, is efficient. It is important to enhance the supervisory cooperation across EU,” commented Minister of Finance Jürgen Ligi.

The Council also adopted the conclusions on the international financing of climate change measures and on the promotion of good governance in international tax matters.

Minister of Finance, Mr Jürgen Ligi also met with the Commissioner Joaquin Almunia to discuss the economic developments in Estonia and the Baltic region. The Minister affirmed that conservative fiscal policy would be kept as the best solution to respond to the economic adjustment. “Our aim is to ensure responsible budget policy and stable tax system, which pave the way to euro adoption,”  stated Ligi.

Source: Estonian Ministry of Finance