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31.12.2014  An Estonian doctor met with Eston Kohver today
Today, on December 30, following a long waiting period after requesting a visit, an Estonian doctor was granted permission to visit Eston Kohver in the Lefortovo Prison in Moscow. The Estonian ...
23.12.2014  The Foreign Minister in Khurvaleti: Occupied Abkhazia and South Ossetia must remain on the agenda of the international community
After visiting the administrative boundary line in Khurvaleti, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus confirmed Estonia's support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity. "The ...
23.12.2014  Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian translators’ competition opened
Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Keit Pentus-Rosimannus and Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs are announcing a competition for the Estonian-Latvian and ...
22.12.2014  Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus will make an official visit to Georgia
Tomorrow, on December 19, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus will be on an official visit to Tbilisi to discuss the state’s integration with the European Union and NATO and the ...
17.12.2014  Estonia condemns the Taliban attack on a Pakistani military school
Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said that Estonia condemns the Taliban attack on a Pakistani military school, which killed more than a hundred people. "Such an attack is barbaric. ...
15.12.2014  Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus to discuss the situation in Syria and Iraq with EU foreign ministers today
Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus is taking part in the European Union foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels today, where the main topic will be Syria and Iraq. According to Foreign ...
05.12.2014  Estonia to establish an embassy in Australia
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Keit Pentus-Rosimannus stated that during today’s session of the Government, a decision was made to establish the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia ...
03.06.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in the anniversary of European liberation in Poland
Today and tomorrow, on June 3rd and 4th, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be in Warsaw to take part in the Solidarity Prize award ceremony and celebration of the 25th anniversary of Solidarity's election ...
03.06.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the presence of international observers in eastern Ukraine is still necessary
At his meeting with UN General Assembly President John W. Ashe, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in spite of the tense security situation, the continuation of the international observer mission throughout ...
02.06.2014  An Estonian Honorary Consulate was opened in Belfast
On Friday, May 23, the Foreign Ministry undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs Lauri Bambus and the Estonian Ambassador in London Aino Lepik von Wirén opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate ...
02.06.2014  Estonia opened its sixth honorary consulate in Spain
On Wednesday, May 21, the Estonian Ambassador to Spain Toomas Kahur opened Estonia's sixth honorary consulate in Spain. The new honorary consulate is located in Bilbao and the Honorary Consul of Estonia ...
02.06.2014  Estonian start-ups were given advice on entering the British market at the Estonian Embassy in London
On Monday May 19, an event aimed at start-ups in Estonia was held at the Estonian Embassy in London, where advice was given on entering the British market and useful contacts shared in hopes of finding ...
30.05.2014  Estonia opened a new honorary consulate in Edmonton, Canada
On Sunday May 25, Estonian Ambassador to Canada Gita Kalmet opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Edmonton, Canada. Christine Lepik Robertson is the seventh Estonian honorary consul in Canada, and ...
30.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Estonia and the U.S. are strong allies
At his meeting in Washington with the United States Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that communication between Estonia and the United States has been particularly active ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Secretary of State John Kerry tomorrow in Washington D.C.
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet tomorrow in Washington D.C. with Secretary of State John Kerry, who invited Paet to visit the U.S. At their meeting, the foreign ministers will discuss Estonian and ...
28.05.2014  Foreign Ministry announcement regarding OSCE Special Monitoring Mission observers
Yesterday evening OSCE Special Monitoring Mission observers were detained near Donetsk, including one Estonian citizen among them. The OSCE is engaged in resolving the situation. The situation is being ...
28.05.2014  Estonia is helping residents affected by the South Sudan conflict
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia is helping residents of South Sudan who are suffering due to the internal conflict in the country. Assistance is being allocated through UN funds and the ...
26.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the Ukraine presidential election’s clear result enhances political stability
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the results of the presidential elections in Ukraine show Ukrainians’ determination. “The strong mandate given to new President Petro Poroshenko is crucial ...
26.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet in Washington with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
At the invitation of the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be on a working visit to the United States in the second half of next week. Paet and Kerry will meet in Washington ...
26.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet in Kyiv: Ukraine's presidential elections will help stabilize the country
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at his meeting in Kyiv today with acting President of Ukraine and Speaker of Parliament Oleksandr Turchynov, that Estonia fully supports Ukraine’s democratic reforms ...
23.05.2014  Estonia considers the rapid improvement of the security situation in Ukraine to be crucial
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet along with Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard met today in Kyiv with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseni Yatsenyuk ...
23.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Estonia supports Latvia joining the OECD and is monitoring the experience of Latvia's EU presidency
Meeting in Riga with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that developing defence cooperation in the Baltic Sea region is very important. “What is also important ...
23.05.2014  Estonian-Latvian translation prize won by Guntars Godinš
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs announced the winner of the Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian translation prize today in Riga. The prize, which was awarded ...
23.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Ukrainian leaders in Kyiv
Tomorrow, on May 23, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will visit Kyiv. Foreign Minister Paet, along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Børge Brende and Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard ...
23.05.2014  Estonia and Oman agreed to hold political consultations
On Wednesday, May 21, the Estonian Ambassador to Oman Lauri Bambus and the Omani Ambassador to Estonia Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Zahir Al-Hinai signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding political ...
22.05.2014  Estonia is helping women and children suffering in the Syrian humanitarian crisis
The Foreign Ministry is helping to ease the situation of women and children suffering from violence in the humanitarian crisis caused by the armed conflict in Syria by donating 150 000 euros through the ...
22.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: today's provocations in eastern Ukraine are aimed at deepening the conflict
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate at a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers on Monday, May 12 in Brussels, where the main topic of discussion will be the situation in Ukraine. The ...
22.05.2014  Estonia is ready to help flood-ravaged Serbia
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia is ready to help Serbia in the aftermath of widespread flooding, which has led to the country declaring a state of emergency. “I express my condolences ...
22.05.2014  Estonian and Latvian Foreign Ministers will announce translation award recipient tomorrow
Tomorrow on May 22, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be on a working visit to Riga, Latvia, where he will meet with his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkēvičs. Foreign Minister Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister ...
22.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet at the Spring Storm military exercise: Estonia's Defence Forces are motivated and NATO stands firmly behind the security of all its members
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet visited the Spring Storm military exercise in Viljandi County today, where he met with Estonian Defence Forces Chief of General Staff Navy Captain Igor Schvede. At the meeting, ...
21.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia and Norway are intensifying security cooperation
At today's meeting in Oslo with Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia considers Norway's contribution to Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian ...
21.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will visit the Spring Storm military exercise
Beginning at 11:00 on Wednesday May 21, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will visit the Spring Storm military exercise, during which he will meet with the commanding officer of Spring Storm, Army Chief Colonel ...
21.05.2014  Estonia supports improving the humanitarian situation in the world's youngest country South Sudan
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said today in Oslo at a meeting concerning the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, that Estonia supported the founding of an independent South Sudan state three years ago. ...
19.05.2014  Estonia is helping with flood relief efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia will help Bosnia and Herzegovina in the aftermath of large-scale flooding. “I express my condolences to those close to the people killed in the floods,” ...
19.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonian museums have an important role to play in preserving our cultural heritage and for thinking of the future
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasized the value and contribution of museums in preserving cultural heritage at the European Museum Forum Annual Assembly in Tallinn. “During the current complicated ...
15.05.2014  Kyrgyzstan being introduced to Estonia's e -government information system
A group of high-level government officials from Kyrgyzstan are in Estonia this week to become acquainted with Estonia's e -government information system. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the ...
14.05.2014  EU foreign ministers widened the scope of those subject to sanctions regarding the continuing crisis in Ukraine
At the May 12 meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, where the situation in Ukraine was discussed, the European Union's foreign ministers demanded that the destabilization of the ...
14.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to the Turkish Foreign Minister following explosion in coal mine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu yesterday following a mine explosion in Manisa in Western Turkey, in which at least 201 people have been ...
14.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the U.S. is Europe’s most important partner
At his meeting today with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia considers the U.S. presence and visibility in Europe to be vital. “In the ...
13.05.2014  His Royal Highness Prince Harry to visit Estonia
His Royal Highness Prince Harry will visit Estonia on May 16 and 17. With his visit, Prince Harry wishes to thank the people of Estonia and the Estonian Defence Forces for their cooperation in Afghanistan. ...
12.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: everything must be done to free the 200 kidnapped children in Nigeria
At today's meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, European Union foreign policy leaders expressed their deep concern over the recent terrorist attacks in the northern part of Nigeria, ...
12.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet meeting with the NATO Secretary General: we would like NATO's constant presence in all member states
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at today's meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, that Estonia would like to see a NATO presence in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as it is in other ...
12.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at Ämari: in recent weeks NATO has taken decisive steps to ensure the security of its members
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet visited Ämari Air Base today with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Paet said that in light of the changed security situation in Europe, the role of NATO as ...
08.05.2014  Estonia supports further expansion of the OECD
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at the Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris that Estonia considers fast progress concerning the organization's ...
08.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the NATO Secretary General is visiting Estonia at a time when existing European security principles are changing
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet welcomed NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the Tallinn Airport today upon the start of his visit to Estonia. “The NATO Secretary General is visiting Estonia ...
08.05.2014  All NATO ambassadors to visit Estonia for the first time
The North Atlantic Council (NAC) is arriving in Estonia on Thursday for a two-day visit to discuss preparations for the NATO summit and the organisation’s further steps in the changed security environment. ...
07.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the security situation in Ukraine with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia
At his meeting in Vienna with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrii Deshchytsia, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia considers stabilising the security situation in Ukraine and the ...
07.05.2014  NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to visit Estonia
On May 8 and 9 NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Estonia to discuss with Estonian leaders about the security situation in Europe. On Thursday, May 8, the NATO Secretary General ...
07.05.2014  Estonia sending both short- and long-term observers to Ukraine elections
The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sending two long-term and six short-term observers on a monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to different parts ...
07.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the principles of the Council of Europe have been violated
At today's meeting of the foreign ministers of the Council of Europe in Vienna, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in recent months the security situation in Europe has changed dramatically. “The ...
07.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will discuss the situation in Ukraine with the Council of Ministers
Tomorrow on May 6, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will attend a Council of Europe ministerial meeting in Vienna to discuss the situation and developments in Ukraine. Austria is currently chairman of the Council ...
06.05.2014  The UN praised Estonia for its contribution in relieving humanitarian crises
At his meeting with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet today in Tallinn, Director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Rashid Khalikov expressed his appreciation ...
05.05.2014  NATO Secretary General to visit Estonia next week
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Estonia on May 8 and 9 to talk about the changed security situation in Europe. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the NATO Secretary General's ...
05.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the events in Ukraine are extremely tragic
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his deep concern about the tragic events and escalating violence in Ukraine. “The events in Odessa and the loss of tens of lives are shocking,” ...
05.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osman regarding people killed and injured in the Badakhshan landslides. According to recent reports ...
05.05.2014  Estonia and Italy consider Europe’s joint response to security risks to be very important
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasized at his meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini in Rome that recent events in Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere in the vicinity of the European Union clearly ...
05.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: New Zealand is geographically distant, but close to Estonia in terms of values
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said in Tallinn at his meeting with New Zealand Environment, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams, that New Zealand is an important partner for Estonia, ...
30.04.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in meeting with the UK's Minister for Europe: rapid changes in the security environment require rapid response
In meeting with the UK's Minister for Europe David Lidington in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that security cooperation between Estonia and the United Kingdom is developing rapidly, both ...
30.04.2014  Estonia hopes Mongolia's chairmanship of the Freedom Online Coalition will bring greater involvement of Asian countries
At their meeting in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet told the Foreign Minister of Mongolia Luvsanvandan Bold that Estonia is prepared to support Mongolia as the next chairman of the Freedom Online ...
30.04.2014  Estonia recognised the Netherlands for its contribution to security in the Baltic Sea Region
Upon meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed appreciation for the Netherlands' contribution to the security of the Baltic Sea region. ...
30.04.2014  Estonia supports granting Georgia a NATO Membership Action Plan
At the meeting today in Tallinn between Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Paet confirmed Estonia's support for Georgia in integrating with the European Union ...
29.04.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: security issues are extremely important in relations with the United States both in the context of the EU and NATO
At his meeting with United States Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Thomas Malinowski in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that security issues have become extremely ...
29.04.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Canada is a very important NATO ally to Estonia
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said today at a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird in Tallinn, that in terms of bilateral defence co-operation, the most important partnership is as part of NATO. ...
29.04.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is meeting with state leaders and ministers participating at the Freedom Online Conference
On April 28 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, Nigerian Foreign Minister Viola Adaku Onwuliri, Foreign ...
29.04.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: freedom of expression must be guaranteed in both the public and virtual sphere
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said today at the opening of the Freedom Online Coalition conference that the coalition, made up of 23 member states, stands to ensure freedom of expression in both the public ...
29.04.2014  Member states of the Freedom Online Coalition adopted recommendations in support of a free Internet, aka the Tallinn Agenda
Today the 23 member states of the Freedom Online Coalition adopted recommendations, also known as the Tallinn Agenda, on how to ensure that online freedoms remain central to Internet governance models ...
28.04.2014  The Freedom Online Coalition conference starting today in Tallinn will bring together more than 450 participants from over 60 countries!
More than 450 people from over 60 countries will be participating in the two-day long Freedom Online Coalition conference "Free and Secure Internet for All" starting today in Tallinn. How to ...
25.04.2014  Estonia welcomes Japan joining the Freedom Online Coalition
Japan joined the Freedom Online Coalition today, the aim of which is to protect and promote freedom of the Internet globally and to thereby shape international decisions in that realm. Estonia is currently ...
23.04.2014  President of the Assembly of the International Criminal Court Tiina Intelmann: we hope that Ukraine will join the Court in the near future
On April 17 Ukraine lodged a declaration to the International Criminal Court, so that the Court can begin an investigation into the crimes which took place from November 21 of last year to February 22 ...
22.04.2014  Estonia supports the introduction of e-government solutions in Western Ukraine
The Foreign Ministry supports the project aimed at promoting the introduction of e-government applications in the towns and regional administrations of Western Ukraine. These applications are an e-document ...
22.04.2014  Estonia supports the OSCE special mission and Council of Europe aid project in Ukraine
Estonia considers the dispatch of an OSCE special mission to Ukraine to be of great importance, the aim of which is to re-establish peace and stability in Ukraine. Foreign minister Urmas Paet said that ...
21.04.2014  Last reminder: accreditation for one of the year’s major internet freedom conferences!
Estonia is organizing the high-level Freedom Online Coalition conference “Free and Secure Internet for All” on April 28 and 29 in Tallinn. The conference will be attended by the ministers as ...
21.04.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to the Finnish Foreign Minister following plane crash
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Finnish Foreign Affairs Minister Erkki Tuomioja following the crash of a small plane which occurred yesterday in Jämijärvi in Finland’s ...
17.04.2014  UNESCO expressed serious concern over the situation in Crimea
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted a resolution today initiated by Estonia, Sweden, the U.K., the U.S. and Ukraine on the situation in Crimea, in which ...
16.04.2014  Estonia supports keeping Bosnia and Herzegovina on course towards the European Union
At a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg, foreign minister Urmas Paet discussed the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the country's relations with the European Union ...
16.04.2014  Estonia sent its diplomat to work in Moldova
The foreign ministry has sent a diplomatic representative to Chisinau Moldova whose task is the promotion and development of bilateral relations, as well as representing the interests of Estonian citizens ...
16.04.2014  Estonian honorary consul in Liverpool Kai Hughes was elected President of the Consular Corps
As of 2 April, the Estonian honorary consul in Liverpool Kai Hughes is President of the Consular Corps. Estonia's ambassador in London, Aino Lepik von Wirén said that choosing Kai Hughes to ...
15.04.2014  EU foreign ministers call for an end to the destabilisation of Ukraine and are ready to expand sanctions
During meeting in Luxembourg, European Union foreign ministers called for an end to the destabilisation of Ukraine and decided to expand the list of restricted measures. Foreign minister Urmas Paet said ...
15.04.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: millions of Syrian refugees are in need of extensive aid
At meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg, foreign minister Urmas Paet said that Syrian refugees, both within the country and abroad in refugee camps need extensive humanitarian aid ...
11.04.2014  The foreign ministry is helping support stopping the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa
The foreign ministry is supporting the World Health Organization in preventing the further spread of the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Foreign minister Urmas Paet said that it is a very ...
11.04.2014  The foreign minister presented the archival materials and mementos of Jüri Uluots to the University of Tartu
Foreign minister Urmas Paet presented the archive materials of Jüri Uluots, as well as mementos belonging to his family to the University of Tartu today. The foreign minister also gave a lecture to ...
11.04.2014  Estonia opens Honorary Consulate in Boston
Estonian Ambassador to the U.S. Marina Kaljurand opened an Honorary Consulate in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, April 5. The Honorary Consul appointed is Dr. Anne-Reet Annunziata who also consular ...
08.04.2014  Estonia hopes for good results from unification talks in Cyprus
In meeting Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulidis in Athens, foreign minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia hopes for progress in the newly revived negotiations between the Cypriot president and leader ...
08.04.2014  In terms of Europe's relations with the United States, Estonia considers security issues to be of greatest importance
While speaking about the EU's strategic partners at the European Union foreign ministers meeting in Athens, foreign minister Urmas Paet said, that in terms of its relations with the United States, ...
08.04.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: new conflicts should not take our attention from other ongoing tragic crises
Foreign minister Urmas Paet said today in Athens, at the meeting of European Union foreign ministers, that new conflicts will not be allowed to overshadow earlier crises. There is an ongoing, extremely ...
08.04.2014  Estonian anti-piracy crew members were released from prison today in India
Estonian citizens detained in India on October 18 were freed from Chennai prison today on bail. The Estonian Embassy in India's Deputy Head of Mission Margus Särglepp is in Chennai to be of help ...
08.04.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: today's presidential election is a gauge for Afghanistan's further development
Foreign minister Urmas Paet stated that the first round of presidential elections and local government elections held in Afghanistan today are a gauge of the country's further development. "We ...
07.04.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: Ukraine must be able to determine its own future
At the European Union foreign ministers meeting in Athens, foreign minister Urmas Paet said that Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and all other states should be able to determine their own future. "It also ...
07.04.2014  Estonia presented its letter of approval of the international Arms Trade Treaty
Estonia presented its letter of approval of the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations. Foreign minister Urmas Paet stated that the entry into force of the Treaty would be a notable ...
03.04.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and European Union foreign ministers will discuss the situation in Ukraine
Tomorrow and the day after, on April 4 and 5, foreign minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Athens. The European Union foreign ministers will discuss ...
03.04.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: Estonia is considering observer status in the Arctic Council
Foreign minister Urmas Paet said today at an Arctic-themed seminar in Tallinn, that Estonia is considering applying for observer status in the Arctic Council. "Estonia is interested in what is ...
03.04.2014  Estonia is ready to continue supporting Afghanistan following the conclusion of the ISAF mission
While meeting in Brussels, foreign ministers of the countries participating in the NATO-led ISAF operation called on Afghan authorities to sign the agreements enabling the NATO-led training and support ...
03.04.2014  Estonia supports granting Georgia a NATO Membership Action Plan
Foreign minister Urmas Paet said at the NATO-Georgia Commission meeting in Brussels, that Estonia supports granting Georgia a NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP). According to Paet, Georgia's cooperation ...
03.04.2014  NATO foreign ministers: NATO enlargement has strengthened the security of Europe
NATO foreign ministers gathered in Brussels confirmed that Euro-Atlantic integration and NATO enlargement has consolidated peace, cooperation and stability in the whole of Europe. Collective defence based ...
02.04.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: Estonia will not accept the annexation of the Crimean peninsula
Estonia unequivocally denounces Russia's illegal steps aimed at undermining Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, foreign minister Urmas Paet told his Ukrainian colleague Andri Deshchytsia ...
02.04.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: Estonia is proposing Ämari as an additional Baltic Air Defence base
At the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels, foreign minister Urmas Paet welcomed the increase in the number of patrolling aircraft as part of the Baltic Air Policing Mission and thanked the ...
02.04.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: we must do everything possible to prevent future crimes against humanity
Foreign minister Urmas Paet said today at the International Conference on Genocide Prevention in Brussels that the unequivocal condemnation of crimes against humanity and offering of a good education help ...
01.04.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: the crisis situation in the Central African Republic needs the cooperation of international forces
Today in Brussels, at the meeting of European Union and African foreign ministers, foreign minister Urmas Paet said that the European Union must settle on the launch of the Central African Republic operation ...
31.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of European Union and African foreign ministers
Foreign minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of European Union and African foreign ministers tomorrow in Brussels. The foreign ministers will discuss the situation in the Central African ...
31.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet is participating in the NATO foreign ministers meeting
  Foreign minister Urmas Paet will participate in NATO foreign ministers' meetings in Brussels tomorrow and the day after. The foreign ministers will discuss what steps NATO can implement in support ...
28.03.2014  Estonia welcomes the new NATO Secretary General
Foreign minister Urmas Paet said that the former Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg has demonstrated strong support for transatlantic cooperation and collective defence principles during his long ...
28.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: Uzbekistan has an important role to play in stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan
Foreign minister Urmas Paet said in Tashkent while meeting with Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, that Estonia's relations with Uzbekistan are important from the standpoint of ...
28.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: we wish to improve Estonian entrepreneurs’ opportunities in Central Asia
Foreign minister Urmas Paet who is on a visit to Uzbekistan with an Estonian business delegation, said today in opening the Estonian-Uzbek business seminar and introducing our businesses in Tashkent, that ...
27.03.2014  Eesti esimene suursaadik Tuneesias andis üle volikirja
Nr 110-E Täna, 21. märtsil andis Eesti suursaadik Tuneesias Sven Jürgenson president Mohamed Moncef Marzoukile üle oma volikirja. Volikirja üleandmise tseremooniale järgnenud ...
25.03.2014  Estonia supports the improvement of the situation of children in South Caucasus countries and Belarus
Within the framework of development cooperation, the foreign ministry supports activities to prevent the mistreatment of children in Armenia and to improve the quality of education for children with little ...
25.03.2014  Kristian Steinberg’s new fashion collection is being presented at the Estonian Embassy in London
Today, on March 25, Kristian Steinberg’s exclusive fashion collection “Esposizione Universale Roma” is being presented at the Estonian Embassy in London. The presentation of Steinberg's ...
25.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: remembering former crimes helps to prevent new crimes against humanity
Foreign minister Urmas Paet said today at a ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the March deportations, that crimes against humanity must not be forgotten. “In recalling one of the most ...
25.03.2014  Foreign Ministry Upcoming Events: March 24-30, 2014
25.03 The foreign minister will introduce the draft legislation of the ratification of the agreement on the financing of Community aid under the multiannual financial framework with the ACP-EC Partnership ...
24.03.2014  Estonia's first ambassador to Tunisia handed over his credentials
On March 21, Estonian Ambassador to Tunisia Sven Jürgenson handed over his credentials to President Moncef Marzouki. Following the ceremony, Estonian ambassador Sven Jürgenson and president Marzouki ...
21.03.2014  Patients injured in the street violence in Ukraine arrive for treatment in Estonia
The foreign ministry is supporting the treatment of people injured in the Ukrainian street protests in Estonia. Five patients arrive for treatment in Estonia today. Of these, three patients will be treated ...
21.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: immigration pressure on Europe is increasing
Foreign minister Urmas Paet emphasized today at a conference on common European asylum policies, that due to large-scale conflicts in Syria and in different regions of Africa, immigration pressure on Europe ...
21.03.2014  As of tomorrow Estonian citizens can apply for a visa to the United Arab Emirates upon arrival in the country
As of tomorrow, March 22, Estonian citizens can apply for a visitor visa to the United Arab Emirates at United Arab Emirates border checkpoints. Until now, this had to be done at an embassy prior to travel. Foreign ...
20.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet to the ambassadors of EU countries: the unity of the European Union and NATO allies is extremely important in the current security situation
Foreign minister Urmas Paet said today at a meeting in Tallinn with the ambassadors of European Union member states and EU candidate states appointed to Estonia that given the sudden changes in the security ...
18.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: the need to strengthen European energy security has increased rapidly
At the European Union foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels, where EU energy policy and energy security were discussed with the European Commission’s Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, ...
18.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: the Syrian civil war cannot be forgotten alongside other crises
The situation in Syria was the topic of discussion at today's meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels. Foreign minister Urmas Paet said that the Syrian civil war and humanitarian disaster ...
18.03.2014  Invitation to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet’s press briefing
Tomorrow, on March 18 at 11:00, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will give a press briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign minister Paet will discuss the many aspects of the situation in Ukraine ...
18.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: Ukraine's security situation is further complicated by Crimea’s so-called referendum
This morning, ahead of the European Union foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels, at a meeting of EU foreign ministers and the Ukrainian foreign minister, foreign minister Urmas Paet said the already ...
17.03.2014  European Union foreign ministers decided to impose new restrictions against Russia
Based on Russia's activities in Ukraine, the EU foreign ministers decided to impose new restrictions on Russia in Brussels today. Foreign minister Urmas Paet said that the European Union is imposing ...
17.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet will discuss the situation in Ukraine and restrictive measures against Russia with EU foreign ministers tomorrow
Foreign minister Urmas Paet will participate in the European Union's Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels tomorrow. At the meeting, European Union foreign ministers will discuss the latest events in ...
16.03.2014  Estonia considers today's referendum in Crimea illegal
Estonia considers the so-called referendum being carried out today in Crimea, Ukraine on whether to join the Russian Federation, to be illegal and does not recognise its legitimacy. Conducting a referendum ...
16.03.2014  Estonia considers today's referendum in Crimea illegal
Estonia considers the so-called referendum being carried out today in Crimea, Ukraine on whether to join the Russian Federation, to be illegal and does not recognise its legitimacy. Conducting a referendum ...
16.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet expressed support for the integrity of Ukraine at his meeting with Ukraine's Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister
While meeting at the UN headquarters in New York with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and foreign minister Andrii Deshchytsya, foreign minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports the Ukrainian ...
13.03.2014  Estonia helping train women in health care in the Dar e-Suf district of Northern Afghanistan
The foreign ministry supports the continuation of the training of women in the field of health care in the Dar e-Suf district of Northern Afghanistan. Foreign minister Urmas Paet said that the goal of ...
13.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet discussed the security situation in Europe with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
At today's meeting in New York with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, foreign minister Urmas Paet stressed the UN's active role in resolving the crisis in Ukraine and in helping to decrease further ...
12.03.2014  Estonian diplomat starting work at the Finnish Embassy in Saudi Arabia
Foreign minister Urmas Paet and Finnish foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja signed an agreement according to which an Estonian diplomat will start to work in the Finnish embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. According ...
12.03.2014  Estonia heads the international Freedom Online Coalition
According to foreign minister Urmas Paet, Estonia is one of the most active defenders of Internet freedom and emphasized that for Estonia, Internet freedom is an inseparable part of human rights. "Security ...
11.03.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to the Riigikogu: Ukraine cannot create a basis for a new frozen conflict in addition to South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Transnistria
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said today in the Riigikogu that the Ukrainian crisis is the biggest crisis of security and confidence in Europe after the Balkan wars and the conflict in Georgia. “Russia ...
11.03.2014  Urmas Paet meeting with Frank-Walter Steinmeier: violation of state sovereignty on fabricated grounds is not acceptable
Foreign minister Urmas Paet met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today in Tallinn. During the meeting, Paet stated that the violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine by Russia is an offence ...
10.03.2014  Invitation: the Estonian and German foreign ministers will be holding a press conference tomorrow
Tomorrow, on March 11, foreign minister Urmas Paet will be meeting in Tallinn with visiting German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The ministers will be discussing the situation in Ukraine. Attention ...
10.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet met with local Narva residents
Foreign minister Urmas Paet met today with local residents in Narva and presented a minibus to the Narva children’s home. Foreign minister Paet said that today marks a tragic date in the history ...
10.03.2014  The foreign ministers of the Baltic, Nordic and Visegrad countries wish to increase European energy security
The foreign ministers of the Baltic, Nordic and the Visegrad group countries stated during their meeting in Narva on Friday that issues of energy are very important from the viewpoint of Europe's security. ...
09.03.2014  The Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Nordic, Baltic and Visegrad countries met in Narva on 6-7 March and issued a joint statement regarding the situation in Ukraine
In the framework of Nordic-Baltic (NB8) and Visegrad (V4) cooperation, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the NB8 and V4 countries met in Narva on 6-7 March and issued the following joint statement:   The ...
07.03.2014  The foreign ministers of the Nordic, Baltic and Visegrad countries consider a European Union led observation mission to the Ukraine to be essential
The foreign ministers of the Nordic, Baltic and Visegrad countries condemned the unprovoked violation on Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and expressed their disapproval concerning the ...
07.03.2014  The foreign ministers of the Nordic, Baltic and four Central European countries are in Narva discussing the situation in Ukraine
The foreign ministers of the Nordic, Baltic and Visegrad countries began a two-day meeting in Narva today. At tonight's discussion in Narva Castle, the ministers discussed the situation in Ukraine ...
06.03.2014  The foreign ministry summoned the Russian ambassador over the crisis in Ukraine
Foreign ministry secretary general Alar Streimann met today with Russian ambassador Yuri Merzlyakov in order to relay Estonia’s standpoint and expressed great disapproval over the situation in Ukraine. “We ...
04.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet at the UN Human Rights Council: the Ukraine crisis is a threat to international security and human rights
Today in Geneva at a high-level session of the UN Human Rights Council, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the critical situation in Ukraine is a threat to international security and the human rights ...
04.03.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet will speak on the situation in Ukraine at the UN Human Rights Council
Today foreign minister Urmas Paet is giving a speech at a high-level session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Estonia is a member of the UN Human Rights Council from 2013 to 2015. In his speech, ...
04.03.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the European Union condemns aggression against Ukraine
At an emergency meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet along with colleagues from other European Union countries unequivocally condemned Russia’s ...
04.03.2014  Estonia Quiz Participants Can Win Free Trip to Estonia
The Estonian Foreign Ministry opened its annual Estonia-themed trivia quiz “Estonia Quiz 2014”, with a grand prize of a trip for two to Estonia. To enter, you must go to the quiz page and correctly ...
03.03.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke with Acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke today by telephone with Acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia preceding an emergency meeting of European Union foreign ministers. Acting foreign minister ...
03.03.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in an emergency meeting of the EU foreign ministers today
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in an extraordinary meeting of the EU foreign ministers in Brussels today. Paet said that the European Union must make every effort possible to stop Russia's ...
03.03.2014  The North Atlantic Council discussed Russia's military action against Ukraine
The topics of discussion at today's emergency meeting of the North Atlantic Council and the NATO-Ukraine Commission were Russia's military action against Ukraine and its implications for Europe. Foreign ...
03.03.2014  The National Defence Council supported the adoption of the strongest counter-measures by the European Union and NATO in response to Russia’s military activities in Ukraine
"Invasion and de facto occupation by Russia are taking place on the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine. Russia's military activities or threatening with military activities are influencing the security ...
01.03.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: everything must be done to achieve a political solution to the crisis in Ukraine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia is very concerned at the escalation of tensions in Ukraine. "The Russian parliament's decision to authorise the use of troops in Ukraine is a clear ...
01.03.2014  Estonia considers Ukraine's territorial integrity unequivocal
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia considers Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity essential. Paet said that the tense situation in Crimea is worrying. "We consider it necessary ...
01.03.2014  Estonian and Danish foreign ministers stressed that the territorial integrity of Ukraine is unequivocal
At their meeting in Copenhagen today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Martin Lidegaard expressed concern over the situation in Ukraine and recent developments in Crimea ...
01.03.2014  Estonia supports the treatment of those injured in the Ukraine protests
Estonia is supporting the organization Caritas Ukraine with 25 000 euros to help with its treatment of people injured in the street protests in Ukraine. In addition, the foreign ministry is donating 10 ...
01.03.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke to EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton about the situation in Ukraine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke by telephone to European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton about the the situation in Ukraine. "In spite of plans to put a new government in place today, ...
01.03.2014  The foreign ministers of the Nordic, Baltic and Visegrad countries will meet in Narva
On March 6 and 7, the foreign ministers of the Nordic, Baltic and Visegrad countries will meet in Narva. This year, Estonia is the coordinator of cooperation for the Nordic and Baltic countries (Estonia, ...
01.03.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to the Riigikogu: Ukrainian society needs understanding, help and support from Estonia and all of Europe
In his speech given to the Riigikogu today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said the only thing that will heal Ukrainian society is the gradual recovery of confidence in politics and politicians. The rapid ...
26.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: a new government must quickly be formed in Ukraine and the public reassured
While on his visit to Ukraine and having met today in Kyiv with the deputy speaker of parliament Ruslan Koshulinsky and chairman of the Party of Regions faction Oleksandr Yefremov, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
26.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: in Ukraine, overcoming the deep crisis in confidence is paramount
While visiting Ukraine, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at a meeting with Olga Bogomolets, the chief physician responsible for first aid volunteers at the unrest at the Maidan in Kyiv, that Estonia recognizes ...
25.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will travel to Ukraine tomorrow
On February 25, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be visiting Kyiv Ukraine. In Kyiv, foreign minister Paet has meetings scheduled with the speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, interim President Oleksandr ...
25.02.2014  Estonia welcomes the Ukrainian parliament's responsible resolutions
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said it is a welcome change that the Ukrainian parliament Verkhovna Rada is once again able to resume work and has adopted a number of important resolutions, including the act ...
21.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia is assisting Ukrainians with help from the Estonian Ukrainian community
Upon meeting today with the Congress of Ukrainians in Estonia chairperson Vira Konõk and Ukrainian Cultural Centre board member Bogdan Lutjuk, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia will ...
21.02.2014  The Estonian Embassy in Kyiv is working normally and providing consular assistance
The Estonian Embassy and Consular Section in Kyiv is open and ready to provide consular assistance to citizens needing assistance if necessary. We ask that citizens in need of consular assistance please ...
21.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: European Union foreign ministers decide to impose sanctions against those responsible for the violence in Ukraine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the foreign ministers of the European Union made a decision of principle today in Brussels to impose sanctions including a visa ban and asset freeze against those, ...
20.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the border agreements will now go to parliaments for ratification
At his meeting with the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council of Russia Mikhail Margelov in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Estonian-Russian border treaties ...
20.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will discuss the situation in Ukraine with EU counterparts in Brussels tomorrow
On February 20, at an extraordinary meeting of the European Union foreign ministers, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will discuss the political conflict in Ukraine and the possible ways in which the European ...
19.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: violence in Ukraine is unacceptable
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the situation in Ukraine is extremely worrisome.  “We cannot tolerate violence in the heart of Europe. The confrontation must be stopped," Paet said. ...
19.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet calls on the violence in Kiev to stop immediately and the Ukrainian government and opposition to continue talks
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the use of violence and escalation of events in Ukraine, which have resulted in deaths. He called on all parties involved to enter into negotiations to find a peaceful ...
19.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said today at a meeting in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, that following the signing of the border treaties it is important to direct attention to future ...
19.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet calls on the violence in Kiev to stop immediately and the Ukrainian government and opposition to continue talks
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the use of violence and escalation of events in Ukraine, which have resulted in deaths. He called on all parties involved to enter into negotiations to find a peaceful ...
18.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: commemoration of the victims of Stalinism is crucial
While on his visit to Russia and making a stop at the historical and civil rights society Memorial in Moscow, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said Estonia considers researching the recollections and memorabilia ...
18.02.2014  The Celebration of the 96th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn and Pärnu
Accreditation has now begun for the events celebrating the 96th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn and Pärnu. Journalists, photographers and camera operator interested in covering any ...
18.02.2014  Border treaties between Estonia and Russia were signed by the countries’ foreign ministers
Today in Moscow, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov signed the State Border Treaty and the Maritime Border Treaty between the Republic of Estonia and the Russian ...
18.02.2014  Estonian fashion design exhibition receives high recognition at London Fashion Week
The Estonian designers' exhibition “Fashion Now: Estonia” won the award for best display at the International Fashion Showcase, part of London Fashion Week. The best designer award went ...
18.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Washington: cooperation between the European Union and the United States is the only possible direction in regards to the EU's Eastern partners
During Foreign Minister Urmas Paet's meeting in Washington with Special Assistant to the U.S. President Karen Donfried and discussions with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, the topics ...
14.02.2014  The prompt achievement of peace in Syria and the Central African Republic is very important to Estonia
In meeting with UN Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Eliasson and UN Deputy Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke of the ...
13.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the UN Security Council: States are responsible for the protection of civilians in armed conflicts
At today’s UN Security Council discussion, focusing on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that States must take responsibility for finding solutions ...
12.02.2014  Estonian jazz music was showcased in London
Yesterday, on February 11, Estonian jazz musicians performed at the jazz club Club Inégales in London. The goal of the event entitled “Encounter Estonian Jazz” was to introduce Estonian ...
12.02.2014  Estonia hopes that the Syrian peace conference will be a step closer to the end of civil war
At today's meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that at the moment, the Syrian peace conference is the only event that can bring the conflict closer ...
12.02.2014  Estonian and Latvian foreign ministers concluded an agreement for Latvian diplomats to work in the Estonian embassy in New Delhi
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs signed an agreement yesterday in Brussels according to which two Latvian diplomats have been given the opportunity to work on the ...
12.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the next goal in Ukraine is to stop the deepening of the crisis
At today's meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that everyone must make a maximum effort in order to avoid the deepening of the domestic political ...
12.02.2014  Estonia supports EU visa freedom and free trade with Moldova and is sending its diplomat to Chisinau
At today's meeting of the EU countries foreign ministers Friends of Moldova Group within the framework of the European General Affairs Council in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stressed that ...
10.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to discuss the situation in Ukraine and relations with other EU Eastern Partnership countries at meeting with EU foreign ministers
Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet is taking part in a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels on February 10. The foreign minister will also sign an agreement with Latvian ...
10.02.2014  Estonia supports providing medical aid for Ukrainians hurt in street clashes
Estonia is supporting providing medical care for Ukrainians hurt in street clashes with 50 000 Euros. The contribution is going to the not-for-profit non-governmental International Renaissance Foundation. “We ...
06.02.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Japan in a close ally of Estonia, the European Union and NATO
No 28 While meeting in Tokyo with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and members of the Japan-Estonia Friendship Group of the Japanese legislature, Foreign Minister Paet said Japan is an essential ...
06.02.2014  Estonia is helping refugees from Syria in Jordan and Lebanon
No32 Estonia is supporting the effort to alleviate the situation of refugees from Syria in Jordan and Lebanon with 200 000 Euros. Estonia is helping refugees from Syria in Jordan with 100 000 through ...
31.01.2014  Estonia Helping to Improve the Situation of Displaced People in the Central African Republic
Estonia is supporting the effort to alleviate the situation of internally displaced people suffering violence in the Central African Republic with 100 000 Euros. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
31.01.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida
Nr 27 While meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said Estonia is interested in concluding an agreement with Japan for the avoidance of double taxation. ...
30.01.2014  Foreign Ministry Preliminary Information: January 27 – February 2, 2014
27.01 Mart Laanemäe, undersecretary for Europe and Transatlantic relations, took part in the Holocaust memorial ceremony at the monument for victims of the Holocaust at Klooga. 27.01-07.02 As a member ...
29.01.2014  Estonian Music and Musicians Were Showcased in London
Nr 25-E The past week saw many events in London, where Estonian music and musicians were in the spotlight. On  January 22th, the  event “Estonia – A Music Powerhouse“,  ...
27.01.2014  Estonia and Russia Set to Sign Border Treaties on February 18
No 24 The Estonian and Russian foreign ministries agreed that the Estonian foreign minister’s visit to Moscow will take place on February 18th. The foreign ministers plan to sign the Act on the Ratification ...
20.01.2014  European Union Foreign Ministers Decided to Begin Preparations for Military Mission in Central African Republic
Today in Brussels, the foreign ministers of the European Union member states discussed the most recent developments in the Central African Republic and approved the preparation of a European Union military ...
20.01.2014  Estonia and Other EU Foreign Ministers Express Concern about Developments in Ukraine
Today in Brussels, the foreign ministers of the European Union member states expressed grave concern about the legal acts approved by the Ukrainian government on 16 January, which groundlessly restrict ...
20.01.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Discuss EU Mission in Central African Republic, Middle East Situation, and Russia Relations with EU Colleagues
Today, 20 January, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the foreign minister of European Union member states in Brussels. The latest developments in Syria, Egypt, and the Middle ...
20.01.2014  Estonia Condemns Adoption of Laws to Restrict Citizens’ Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in Ukraine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia condemns the rushed adoption of laws in Ukraine whose contents are aimed at restricting the fundamental rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens and which ...
20.01.2014  Nordic and Baltic States: Successful Elections, Human Rights Advancement, and Economic Reforms Will Ensure Afghanistan’s Future Development
At the meeting of the International Contact Group on Afghanistan and Pakistan that took place in New Delhi, India on 16 January, the Nordic-Baltic (NB8) states presented a joint statement about Afghanistan’s ...
18.01.2014  Estonia condemns adoption of laws restricting fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens in Ukraine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia condemns the recent hastily adopted laws in Ukraine, which are directed to restricting citizens' fundamental rights and freedoms and certainly do not contribute ...
16.01.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Spoke with British Foreign Secretary about the Future of the European Union and the Detainment of Estonian and British Citizens in India
Nr 11-E At a meeting in London, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs William Hague discussed the possible future scenarios of the European ...
16.01.2014  Estonia Opened Sixth Honorary Consulate in Denmark
Nr 10-E On Tuesday, 14 January, Ambassador of Estonia to Denmark Katrin Kivi opened Estonia’s sixth honorary consulate in Denmark. Estonia’s honorary consul in Aalborg is Katja Nowak Nielsen. ...
16.01.2014  Estonia Supports a Visa-Free Regime and Free Trade between the European Union and Georgia
No. 8-E At a meeting in Tallinn today with the chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, David Usupashvili, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed Estonia’s support for a visa-free regime and free ...
16.01.2014  Estonia to Focus On Economy and Finance, Advancement of Relations with Eastern Neighbours and Issues of Migration and Border Management During Greek Presidency of EU
No. 2-E   Foreign Minister Urmas Paet listed economy and finance, advancement of relations with the eastern neighbours of the European Union and issues related to migration and border management ...
16.01.2014  Foreign Ministry Cultural Stipends Awarded to Creators of Film ‘Tangerines’, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Kristiina Ehin, Ilmar Lehtpere and Anne Erm
No. 4-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet presented the 2013 Foreign Ministry cultural stipends to thank and recognise those Estonians who have helped to improve the international reputation and recognition ...
16.01.2014  Estonia Helps to Alleviate the Humanitarian Situation In Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Myanmar
No. 6-E The Foreign Ministry is helping to alleviate the humanitarian situation of the residents of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Myanmar via the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ...
10.01.2014  2014 is Baltic Sea Year for Estonia
No. 5-E Estonia will be the coordinator of Nordic-Baltic cooperation NB8 as well as the leader of Baltic cooperation in 2014. Estonia will also assume the presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea ...
02.01.2014  Estonia Supports Fight Against Polio Brought About By Syrian Crisis
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting the activity of the World Health Organization (WHO) in preventing the spread of polio in Syria and the broader region. The Syrian armed conflict, which began ...
02.01.2014  Estonian Citizens Can Travel to Thailand Visa-Free Starting 24 January 2014
On 25 December, the domestic procedure to grant Estonian citizens visa-free travel to Thailand was concluded and the Thai government decision will come into effect on 24 January 2014. Beginning on that ...
02.01.2014  Estonia Supports Ensuring Rights of Children in Ukraine
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) project to ensure the rights of children in Ukraine. The objective of the project is to aid children who have ...
02.01.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Russian Foreign Minister Regarding Volgograd Terrorist Attack
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to the Russian Federation’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regarding the terrorist attack that took place in Volgograd’s train station, ...
02.01.2014  Estonia Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Volgograd
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned today’s subsequent terrorist attack in Volgograd and expressed his condolences to the friends and relatives of those who were killed or injured, and all those ...
02.01.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Welcomed Latvia’s Accession to the Eurozone
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet congratulated Latvia about their accession to the Eurozone and emphasised that the addition of a new member state is a testament to Latvia’s diligent economic and financial ...
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