Members of parliament form a global Estonian support group
The aim of the support group formed in the Estonian parliament (Riigikogu) is to network the world's Estonian community and involve world Estonians in order to help Estonian companies find new foreign markets and connect all Estonian communities in the world to a digitally unified global network.
The chairman of the support group, Imre Sooäär, said that according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, almost 200,000 Estonians live outside Estonia. “Global Estonianness is a cross-border and political initiative to unite all Estonians and Estonian friends in the world. In order to unite the Estonian community around the world into a unified network, many voluntary and Estonian companies are ready to contribute to the wider world, "he said.
The Riigikogu's global Estonian support group has 17 members, in addition to Imre Sooäär, Vice-Chairmen Peeter Ernits and Raivo Tamm and members Hele Everaus, Jüri Ratas, Andrei Korobeinik, Jaak Valge, Yoko Alender, Helmen Kütt, Marko Šorin, Oudekki Loone, Kaido Höövelson, Maria Jufereva- Skuratovski, Jüri Jaanson, Natalia Malleus, Paul Puustusmaa and Peeter Rahnel.