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Today, on 26 October, during a visit to Viljandi County, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar hands over the first baby books entitled Pisike Puu, which are meant as gifts to babies born in Estonia in 2015 and onwards.
The Minister of Culture Indrek Saar signed the directive on the measure of the creative sector, which states the conditions for raising awareness on creative industries, developing corresponding knowledge and skills, and for increasing cooperation with other sectors. The directive also authorises Enterprise Estonia (EAS) to carry out necessary activities on the basis of annual action plans.
The cultural budget for 2016 agreed in the government coalition will bring about important investments into cultural assets, support for launching the Russian language TV channel ETV+ and as a novelty the creation of a support fund for films produced in Estonia on foreign capital.
The 2016 national budget agreed in the government coalition will raise both the minimum wage of cultural professionals with higher education and the wage fund of coaches belonging to higher professional category by 10 %.
On Thursday, 24 September the Day of Estonian Nations is celebrated to recognize the minorities living in Estonia, as well as their efforts and eagerness to preserve their language and culture.
The Ministry of Cultures Libraries Adviser lle Talihrm explained that whereas with the Legal Deposit Act currently in force traditional publications such as printed publications, audiovisuals and electronic publications were collected, then in the future digitally created publications will become as important.