At the session of government today, State Secretary Heiki Loot presented an overview of the fulfilment of the government´s action programme in 2009. The action programme outlines major activities undertaken in 2009 for the achievement of the goals and promises provided in the programme. The government continued work towards the achievement of the goals in the fields of population and family policy, economic and budgetary policy, education and science policy, social and health policy, etc., in a total of 19 fields.
The aim of the government in the implementation of the population and family policy is to achieve a positive birth rate for the population of Estonia. As a positive trend, the birth rate figures have been improving year by year.
The government has continued work towards the adoption of the Euro. For this, in 2009, the budget position of the government has been improved by 9 per cent of GDP.
In February 2009, the government launched a package of measures for improving access to capital for Estonian companies, the total amount of which is EEK 6.1 billion.
For the improved operation of the labour market and increasing of flexibility, the new Employment Contracts Act was adopted. For the completion of the reform of private law, the Riigikogu also adopted the Law of Succession Act and the Family Law Act.