Estonian Ambassador to Luxembourg Presents Credentials


No. 359-E

On Tuesday, 16 November, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Mariin Ratnik presented her credentials to Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri.

In the discussion that followed the presentation of credentials, Ambassador Ratnik and Grand Duke Henri discussed Estonia and Luxembourg’s bilateral relations. Ambassador Mariin Ratnik stated that they focused mainly on economic matters during their discussion. “We talked about the current situation in Estonia’s economy and accession to the euro zone,” said Ratnik. The ambassador noted that Grand Duke Henri praised Estonia during their meeting. Grand Duke Henri said that Estonia sets a good example for other nations that would like to join the euro zone, and that our emergence from the economic downturn is remarkable. Energy policy matters and Estonia-Russia economic relations were also addressed during the discussion.

Ambassador Mariin Ratnik was born on 29 February 1976 in Tartu. She graduated from the economics department of Tartu University and has furthered her studies at the Estonian School of Diplomacy and in the international relations department at Humboldt University in Berlin. Ratnik has worked for the Estonian foreign service since 2000. She has been an advisor on relations with the European Parliament at the Estonian representation to the European Union, an economic advisor at the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Berlin, a division director in the Foreign Ministry’s European Union department, and the director of EU affairs at the State Chancellery. Ambassador Mariin Ratnik is also the Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Belgium.

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