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Controversial Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive approved in the EU
The corporate sustainability due diligence directive (CSDDD) was approved at today's meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the European Union (COREPER). Estonia remained abstained, as the agreed solutions in the directive are not in line with Estonia's positions.
Source: Justiitsministeerium
Estonia does not support the corporate sustainability due diligence directive 
Estonia considers the directive on corporate sustainability due diligence, which will be discussed today at the representatives committee COREPER, problematic. According to the Minister of Justice, Kalle Laanet, the main reason is that the rules resulting from the directive are unclear and it is not understandable what kind of obligations and the accompanying responsibility would fall to entrepreneurs.
Source: Justiitsministeerium
Laanet: Europe must focus on nothing but supporting Ukraine in the war
According to Kalle Laanet, Minister of Justice of Estonia, the workload related to the initiatives of the European Commission is currently too much of a burden for countries like Estonia. Today he expressed this to Minister of Justice of Germany, Dr. Marco Buschmann.
Source: Justiitsministeerium
Cross-border company migration is becoming safer
At the third reading, the Riigikogu adopted the act on the cross-border merger, division and conversion of companies registered in the European Union. If up until now only the cross-border merger of companies was possible, new possibilities are added in the form of cross-border division and conversion.  At the same time, control over cross-border company migration will become stricter and the conditions more specific.
Source: Justiitsministeerium
Registration for the international congress ‘Child protection for the most vulnerable children and families’ is now open
Registration for the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) congress in Tallinn on 13–16 June 2022 is now open. The congress focuses on the mental health of children, sexual and other abuse, intimate partner violence, the protection of children in closed institutions, the protection of children whose parents are in prison or have addiction problems, cross-border co-operation, and the use of digital services.
Source: Justiitsministeerium
Estonia does not develop AI Judge
As there have been a lot of questions relating the topic of AI Judge, we have to explain that the article about Estonian project of designing a "Robot/Judge" in Wired from 25th of March 2019, is misleading. There hasn`t been that kind of project or even an ambition in Estonian public sector.
Source: Justiitsministeerium