New York’s Times Square gave a grand welcome to the Estonian business delegation, led by Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, in the morning of December 12, 2014.
The delegation also visited Nasdaq, the largest stock exchange in the United States. Photo by Siiri Lind.
Riigikogu has approved an amendment that reverses the permissive open container law that took effect this summer.
The amendment passed with 69 votes in favor and one against.
Seven MPs remained neutral.
The law now once again forbids alcohol consumption in public places, unless stated otherwise.
Local municipalities can elect to allow public drinking in specified locations.
The amendment passed on December 17, is a reversal of the much-maligned surprise decision to allow public consumption of alcohol in most places nationwide from July 1.