Government of the Republic of Estonia
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The Government of the Republic of Estonia (Estonian: Vabariigi Valitsus) exercises executive power pursuant to the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Estonia. It is also known as the cabinet.
The cabinet carries out the country’s domestic and foreign policy, shaped by parliament (Riigikogu); it directs and co-ordinates the work of government institutions and bears full responsibility for everything occurring within the authority of executive power. The government, headed by the Prime Minister, thus represents the political leadership of the country and makes decisions in the name of the whole executive power.
The following duties are attributed to the cabinet:
- executes the domestic and foreign policies of the state;
- directs and co-ordinates the activities of government agencies;
- administers the implementation of laws, resolutions of the Riigikogu (Parliament), and legislation of the President of the Republic of Estonia;
- introduces bills, and submits international treaties to the Riigikogu for ratification and denunciation;
- prepares the draft of the state budget and submits it to the Riigikogu, administers the implementation of the state budget and presents a report on the implementation of the state budget to the Riigikogu;
- issues regulations and orders on the basis of and for the implementation of law;
- manages relations with other states;
- performs other duties which the Constitution and the laws vest in the Government of the Republic.
Current cabinet 
The urrent cabinet cabinet was approved by the Riigikogu on 6 April 2011.
Prime Minister 
Ministry of Education and Research 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
Ministry of Social Affairs 
Ministry of Internal Affairs 
- Ken-Marti Vaher, Estonian Minister of Internal Affairs
- Siim-Valmar Kiisler, Estonian Minister of Regional Affairs
Ministry of Finance 
Ministry of Agriculture 
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications 
Ministry of Culture 
Ministry of the Environment 
Ministry of Defence 
Ministry of Justice