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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 ...
18.12.2014  Foreign Minister Pentus-Rosimannus: Estonia hopes for the constant presence of NATO allies
At the meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said that NATO’s constant presence in the Alliance’s eastern region is still necessary due to Russia’s ...
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 ...
02.12.2014  Foreign Minister Pentus-Rosimannus: Ukraine’s wishes in terms of Euro-Atlantic integration are for Ukraine to decide
At the joint meeting of NATO and Ukraine’s foreign ministers in Brussels, the Alliance unanimously supported Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. In a joint ...
29.11.2014  Pentus-Rosimannus in Vilnius: Estonia supports Lithuania's invitation to OECD accession negotiations
Meeting today in Vilnius with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus that the good bilateral relations between Estonia and Lithuanian ...
28.11.2014  Estonia condemns today's terrorist attack in Afghanistan
Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said today that Estonia condemns the terrorist attack by the Islamic fundamentalist political movement Taliban against British embassy staff, which ...
28.11.2014  Estonia is sending disinfectants to Sierra Leone to stop the spread of Ebola
Estonia, in cooperation with the United Kingdom, is sending hand sanitizer and antibacterial liquid soap to Sierra Leone to prevent the further spread of Ebola in West Africa. The disinfectants ...
28.11.2014  Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus to visit Lithuania tomorrow
Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus will visit Lithuania tomorrow, where she will meet with Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, Defence Minister Juozas Olekas, the Chairman of ...
28.11.2014  Estonia condemns the attack against OSCE observers near Donetsk
Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus condemned the attack that took place yesterday on November 26 in the Donetsk Oblast of Eastern Ukraine on a patrol consisting of three OSCE special ...
27.11.2014  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recognizes civil diplomats on Citizens Day
Today, on the occasion of Citizens Day, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus is presenting certificates of honour to civil diplomats who have made a great personal contribution to introducing ...
25.11.2014  Foreign Minister Pentus-Rosimannus: The agreement signed in Sochi today reflects Russia's desire to annex part of Georgia
Foreign Minister Pentus-Rosimannus said that the so-called Treaty on Alliance and Integration between the de facto authorities of Russia and Abkhazia is a cause for great concern. ...
25.11.2014  Foreign Minister Pentus-Rosimannus: We want close security cooperation with Sweden
Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus emphasized today while meeting in Stockholm with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, that Estonia and Sweden ...
24.11.2014  The first Estonian food aid has reached those in need in Ukraine
According to Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, the first delivery of Estonian food has arrived at refugee centres in the Odessa region. "The humanitarian ...
24.11.2014  Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus will be in Sweden today
Today, on November 24, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus will be in Stockholm, where she will meet with her Swedish colleague Margot Wallström. At their meeting, the Estonian ...
23.11.2014  The Foreign Minister in Finland: the European Union must act if the situation in Ukraine changes
In meetings today in Helsinki, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus discussed the current security situation with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja and ...
21.11.2014  The Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom presented his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II
Yesterday, on November 19, the Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Lauri Bambus presented his letter of credence to Queen Elizabeth ...
21.11.2014  Foreign Minister Pentus-Rosimannus in Riga: enhanced cooperation between Latvia and Estonia is very important
Photo: Latvian Foreign Ministry At today's meeting in Riga with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus ...
21.11.2014  Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus is visiting Finland today
Today, on November 21, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus is visiting Finland. In Helsinki Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus will meet with her Finnish ...
20.11.2014  Foreign Minister Pentus-Rosimannus: NATO must remain unified and strong
Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said at today’s meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, that in the current security situation, which ...
19.11.2014  Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus on her first foreign visit to Latvia tomorrow
Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus will visit Latvia tomorrow, where she will meet with the President of Latvia Andris Bērzinš, the Speaker of ...
18.11.2014  European Union adding more separatists to the sanctions list
Today's European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting focused on the situation in Ukraine and the European Union's response to Russia's actions. Ukraine’s ...
18.11.2014  NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to visit Estonia
On Thursday, November 20, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Estonia to discuss the security situation in Europe with Estonian leaders. The ...
11.11.2014  The Foreign Ministry condemns Russia's coercive military pressure in Ukraine
Estonia condemns Russia increased military pressure in regards to Ukraine during the last few days and is extremely concerned about the escalating warfare in ...
04.11.2014  The Estonian Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan presents his credentials
On Wednesday, October 29, Estonian Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Jan Reinhold presented his credentials to the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambajev. ...
04.11.2014  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the submission of the feature film “Tangerines” for nomination for an Academy Award
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the submission of the Estonian-Georgian co-production feature film “Tangerines” for the category of best ...
03.11.2014  Estonia considers the so-called elections in the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk republics illegal
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Russian-supported so-called elections in the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk republics today are illegal. “We ...
31.10.2014  Estonia calls on the attention of the international community to end human rights violations in crisis regions
At the UN Security Council's open session, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet presented Estonia’s and Latvia’s joint position on the situation of women and ...
31.10.2014  Estonia is helping to alleviate the situation of Iraq’s internally displaced persons
The Foreign Ministry is supporting the alleviation of the humanitarian situation of Iraq’s internally displaced persons with 200 000 euros through the UN ...
30.10.2014  Estonia was elected as a member of the UN Economic and Social Council
Today, on October 29, Estonia was elected as a member of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with 182 votes in favour. Estonia's membership in ECOSOC ...
29.10.2014  Estonia is a candidate for membership of the United Nations Economic and Social Council
Estonia is a candidate for membership in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the period 2015-2017. The election is tomorrow. Foreign Minister ...
28.10.2014  Estonia awaits a fight against corruption and sweeping reforms in Ukraine following elections
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that yesterday's parliamentary elections in Ukraine are an important step for the country's future. "The people of Ukraine have ...
27.10.2014  Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and His Royal Highness Prince Daniel to visit Estonia
On October 28-29, Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will be visiting Tallinn and Tartu. The aim of the visit to Estonia is to increase cultural, ...
27.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Estonia's close cooperation with Latvia and Lithuania is indisputable
Today at the joint session of the Baltic Assembly and Baltic Council of Ministers in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasized that Estonian, Latvian and ...
27.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: new chapters of EU membership negotiations should be opened with Turkey
In Tallinn, meeting Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkir, ...
27.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Today's parliamentary elections in Ukraine are an opportunity for the people to create the preconditions for serious change
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasized the importance of the parliamentary elections in Ukraine today for the people of Ukraine as an opportunity to express democratic ...
23.10.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: The international community can stand together against terrorism and extremism
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the shooting incidents which occurred at the Canadian National War Memorial and Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa, ...
23.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Donating a new Estonia piano to the Sloviansk music school is practical, symbolic and touching
At a meeting in Tallinn with delegations from the Estonian National Opera, the National Opera of Ukraine and the vice-principal of the Sloviansk School of Fine ...
22.10.2014  Estonia and Norway consider it important to increase security in the Baltic Sea region
Meeting in Tallinn with Norwegian Minister for EAA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that hopefully in the future, Norway will contribute ...
22.10.2014  Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to visit Estonia
On October 23 and 24, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be on an official visit to Estonia along with his spouse Emine Erdogan. Turkey's head of ...
22.10.2014  The Foreign Ministry is sending food produced in Estonia to Ukraine’s internally displaced persons
The Estonian Foreign Ministry, in cooperation with businesses from the Estonian food industry and the UN Refugee Agency is sending food products as humanitarian ...
21.10.2014  Estonia considers it important for Ukraine to gain control of its borders and Russian troops to withdraw
At their meeting in Luxembourg, European Union foreign ministers demanded the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine and that the emergence of a new frozen ...
21.10.2014  Estonia opened its ninth Honorary Consulate in Sweden
On Wednesday, October 15, the Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs Ms Annely Kolk opened Estonia’s new Honorary Consulate ...
21.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Georgia needs strong EU support in its approach to the EU
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at a meeting of the foreign ministers of countries belonging to the Friends of Georgia support group and Georgian Foreign Minister ...
20.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet will discuss the situation in Ukraine and Europe's southern neighbourhood with EU foreign ministers tomorrow
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate tomorrow in the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The EU foreign ministers will discuss the latest events ...
18.10.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: ISIL’s activity also increases security risks in Europe
At today's debate on the security situation in the Riigikogu, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia belongs to the international coalition against the ...
16.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Europe’s positive soft power has clashed with violence
At today's critically important debate of a national issue in the Riigikogu, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasized that Estonia must continuously act in the ...
15.10.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke about cyber security at today's online Security Jam conference
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in the think-tank event Security Jam 2014, organised by the Security and Defence Agenda in Brussels today, where he spoke ...
15.10.2014  Estonia is contributing to strengthening respect for human rights worldwide
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia is contributing to the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms through the UN High Commissioner for ...
14.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Egypt has a significant impact on developments in the Middle East
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh Hassan Shoukry said today at a meeting in Cairo that the cooperation of the international ...
12.10.2014  Estonia is contributing to the reconstruction of Gaza in Palestine
Today, at the international Gaza donors conference in Cairo, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that international support must be directed at beginning Israeli-Palestinian ...
12.10.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate at the conference for Gaza's future in Cairo
Tomorrow, on October 12, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is taking part in the international donors' conference to help rebuild Gaza in Cairo. Foreign Minister Urmas ...
08.10.2014  Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström met with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Tallinn
Meeting in Tallinn today with Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed intensifying political and defence ...
08.10.2014  Estonia considers cyber security cooperation between the United States and the Nordic and Baltic countries to be essential
Cyber security experts from the United States and the Nordic and Baltic countries who met in Tallinn wish to develop cyber security cooperation and to share experiences ...
07.10.2014  Sweden's new Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström to visit Estonia
Tomorrow, on October 8, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Sweden's new Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström in Tallinn. At the meeting, ...
07.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: The Russia-Ukraine conflict, ISIL and Ebola are the three greatest current threats
While attending the Higher National Defence Course at Roosta in Lääne County, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Europe currently faces at least ...
06.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: The quick response of the international community is needed to prevent the spread of Ebola
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the Ebola virus is a particularly great threat to West African countries, where thousands have died due to the virus, ...
03.10.2014  Estonia is ready to provide additional assistance to prevent the spread of Ebola
Today, on October 2, an international conference focusing on preventing the spread of Ebola was held in London, where Estonia expressed its readiness to increase ...
03.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Estonia's capacity to provide development and humanitarian aid is growing from year to year
02.10.2014 The government approved the Strategy for Estonian Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid 2011–2015 report for implementation in 2013 ...
03.10.2014  Estonia condemns the grave violations of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the increasingly frequent ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine, which have led to the deaths of civilians, including ...
02.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet spoke about the Eston Kohver case with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at a meeting with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland as part of the United Nations General Assembly, ...
01.10.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: everyone in Estonia can help the victims of the violence in eastern Ukraine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasized the joint contribution made by Estonia’s non-government organisations in helping people that have been internally ...
01.10.2014  Estonia will continue to support the education sector in Afghanistan
The Foreign Ministry will allocate 500 000 euros to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), of which at least half will go to support the education ...
01.10.2014  Estonia welcomes new NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Jens Stoltenberg, who today assumes the position of Secretary General of NATO, has during his terms as Norway’s ...
26.09.2014  Estonia is simplifying the travel of Ukrainian citizens from the conflict zone to visit loved ones in Estonia
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that assisting people living in the conflict areas of Ukraine is important for Estonia and that the Foreign Ministry and Embassy ...
26.09.2014  Egyptian journalists get acquainted with Estonian media and business
The Foreign Ministry in cooperation with the Baltic Film and Media School is initiating a training project for journalists from Asian, African and Latin American ...
26.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Above all Ukraine needs Russian troops out and full control over its border
At the European Union foreign ministers' meeting, which took place as part of the UN General Assembly opening week, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said in regard ...
26.09.2014  Estonia established diplomatic relations with Togo
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and the Foreign Minister of Togo (officially the Togolese Republic) Robert Dussey established diplomatic relations between the two ...
26.09.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: The international community must stop ISIL extremists
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia harshly condemns the brutal murder of kidnapped French tourist Hervé Gourdel in Algeria by a terrorist ...
25.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet at the UN Security Council: Radicalized foreign terrorist fighters are also a threat to their home countries
At the UN Security Council meeting focusing on terrorism and violent extremism, which was chaired by U.S. President Barack Obama, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
25.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Cooperation between Europe and the U.S. is essential to resolve the crises that threaten European security
At the meeting of European Union and NATO foreign ministers in the context of the UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the ...
24.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet at the UN: Restricting the Internet does not eradicate lies and propaganda
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at the panel discussion “Free and Secure Internet – the Tallinn Agenda and the Way Ahead” held at UN headquarters, ...
24.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: One of Estonia's humanitarian and development aid priorities is the protection and promotion of women's rights
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet told the UN General Assembly’s special session of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), that protecting ...
22.09.2014  The Estonian Ambassador to Poland presented his credentials
On Wednesday, September 17, Estonia's new ambassador to the Republic of Poland, Harri Tiido presented his letter of credentials to Polish President Bronisław ...
22.09.2014  Press conference invitation: Patients injured in the conflict in east Ukraine arriving in Estonia for treatment
On Monday, September 22 at 11 am, a press conference will take place at the Foreign Ministry, where Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, member of the North Estonia Medical ...
22.09.2014  Ten patients injured in the conflict in east Ukraine to arrive in Estonia for treatment
The Foreign Ministry is supporting the treatment in Estonia of people injured in the conflict in east Ukraine. Ten patients are due to arrive Tuesday, who will ...
19.09.2014  Estonian doctor helping to stop the spread of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia
Dr. Argo Parts is participating as a member of the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team on a four week mission to Monrovia in Liberia, to help ...
19.09.2014  The Estonian Ambassador to the United States presented his credentials
Photo: White House On Thursday, September 18, the Estonian Ambassador to the United States, Eerik Marmei presented his letter of credentials ...
19.09.2014  The Estonian Ambassador to Italy presented her credentials
On Wednesday, September 17, Estonia's new ambassador to the Italian Republic, Celia Kuningas-Saagpakk presented her letter of credentials to Italian President ...
17.09.2014  Estonia thanks the attorneys appointed for Eston Kohver for their willingness to defend the arrested security service officer
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that in appointing attorneys Mark Feigin and Nikolai Polozov to defend arrested Internal Security Service officer Eston Kohver, ...
17.09.2014  The Estonian Ambassador to Ireland presented her credentials
On Tuesday, September 16, Estonian Ambassador to Ireland, Kristi Karelsohn, presented her credentials to the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins in Dublin. In ...
17.09.2014  The Estonian Ambassador to Egypt presented his credentials
On Sunday September 14, the Estonian Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sander Soone, presented his credentials to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Following ...
16.09.2014  The UN expressed concern for Eston Kohver and called for his release
Concern was expressed at the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva regarding the arrest of Estonian Internal Security Service officer Eston Kohver ...
16.09.2014  Estonia does not recognize the legitimacy of the so-called elections in Crimea and Sevastopol
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia considers the so-called local government elections held on September 14 in Crimea and Sevastopol and their outcome ...
15.09.2014  The Estonian Embassy in London participated in Great Britain’s "Let's Do It" campaign
Estonia's ambassador to London, Lauri Bambus, along with other embassy employees, took part in the nationwide UK "Let's do it!" clean-up day. Ambassador Lauri ...
15.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: we are grateful to our friends and allies for supporting the release of Eston Kohver
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia highly appreciates the support of friends and allies, and their call for the release of Estonian Internal Security ...
15.09.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet demands Eston Kohver's release in a letter to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has sent a letter to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in which he demands the release of security police officer Eston Kohver, ...
12.09.2014  Nordic and Baltic Foreign Ministers focused on regional security
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at today’s meeting with the foreign ministers of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Latvia and Lithuania in Tallinn, ...
12.09.2014  Statement by NB8 Foreign Ministers on the abduction of an Estonian police officer
We express our deepest concern about the 5 September 2014 incident where an Estonian police officer Mr. Eston Kohver, while on duty to prevent cross-border crime, ...
12.09.2014  Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers in Tallinn today: We demand the immediate release of Eston Kohver from Russia
Nordic and Baltic Foreign Ministers in Tallinn At today's Nordic and Baltic Foreign Ministers meeting in Tallinn, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas ...
12.09.2014  Eight Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers will discuss the European security situation in Tallinn
Tomorrow and the day after, on 11-12 September, the foreign ministers of Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Latvia and Lithuania will meet in ...
10.09.2014  Estonia named defence lawyers for Eston Kohver
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia has adopted the decision to name attorneys Mark Feigin and Nikolai Polozov to defend detained Estonian citizen ...
10.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Estonia greatly appreciates Spain's decision to send planes to Estonia for air policing
While in Madrid meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia considers Spain's ...
10.09.2014  The Estonian Ambassador to Latvia presented his credentials
On September 2, the Estonian Ambassador to Latvia Tõnis Nirk presented his credentials to the President of Latvia Andris Bērzinš. At the discussion ...
09.09.2014  Estonia established diplomatic relations with Kiribati
On Samoa, at the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs Väino ...
08.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet meeting with the British Minister for Europe: the Ukrainian cease fire must lead to real political solutions with respect to the integrity of Ukraine
In Wales, at the NATO summit, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with British Minister for Europe David Lidington, with whom he spoke about the situation in Ukraine. Paet ...
08.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: In the current security situation, friends are particularly important to NATO
Today, during the foreign ministers meeting, as part of the NATO summit in Wales, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the quickly changing security situation ...
05.09.2014  The Estonian Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador in connection with today’s cross border incident
The Estonian Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to Estonia Yuri Merzljakov in connection with today's incident, in which unidentified individuals ...
05.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: NATO-Russia cooperation remains frozen since Russia has not withdrawn from Ukraine
At the meeting of foreign ministers within the framework of the NATO summit in Wales, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that strong support for Ukraine gives added ...
05.09.2014  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 ...
05.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet in Wales: NATO is looking towards further enlargement
At the Foreign Ministers' Meeting held today in Wales with candidate countries for membership in the Alliance Georgia, Macedonia*, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, ...
04.09.2014  Ensuring the security of all Allies will be the topic of the upcoming NATO summit in Wales
The NATO summit begins today in Wales in Great Britain, where guaranteeing the security of the NATO Allies will be discussed – collective defence, deterrence ...
03.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: The U.S. has responded quickly and capably to changes in the security environment
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that it is very important that the United States continues to contribute directly to security in our region and for example ...
03.09.2014  The President of the United States Barack Obama arrived in Estonia
Early this morning at Tallinn Airport to welcome President Barack Obama to Estonia, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the United States is a close ally to ...
02.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Estonia greatly appreciates close relations with Brazil
At his meeting in Brasília with Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia appreciates its ...
02.09.2014  Estonia opened its first embassy in Latin America
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado opened Estonia's embassy in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia. “We ...
02.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: extremists’ atrocities against the peaceful people of Iraq must be stopped
At today's extraordinary meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, the ministers reaffirmed the readiness of the European Union Member States to continue to ...
02.09.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: the European Union is ready to consider further steps against Russia
At an extraordinary meeting in Brussels today, European Union foreign ministers confirmed that Russia's actions in regard to Ukraine are being continuously monitored ...
02.09.2014  The new Estonian Ambassador to Kazakhstan presents his credentials
On Tuesday, August 12th, the new Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan Jaan Reinhold presented his credentials to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan ...
01.09.2014  Estonia condemns violence against civilians in eastern Ukraine
According to a recent UN report on human rights, an average of nearly 40 civilians are killed every day in eastern Ukraine. A total of nearly 2600 people have ...
30.08.2014  Estonia considers rapid and decisive steps by the EU and its partners to be necessary to stop the Russian invasion in Ukraine
At the European Union foreign ministers' meeting in Milan, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Russia has steadily increased its military intervention in eastern ...
29.08.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: extremist attacks in Iraq and Syria also threaten the security of Europe
At today's European Union foreign ministers meeting in Milan, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that European countries and the United States must increase their ...
28.08.2014  Foreign Minister Paet will discuss developments in Ukraine with EU foreign ministers tomorrow
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of European Union foreign ministers tomorrow in Milan. The EU foreign ministers will discuss developments ...
28.08.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Russia should admit it is a party to the conflict in eastern Ukraine
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Russia is a direct party to the conflict in eastern Ukraine and should finally acknowledge this fact. Estonia condemns ...
28.08.2014  Foreign Minister Paet to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman: the European security situation has changed
At his recent meeting in Tallinn with U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Robert Menendez, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Russia's ...
27.08.2014  Accreditation information for journalists wishing to cover the visit of the President of the United States Mr Barack Obama to Estonia on September 2nd and 3rd
Accreditation is now open for media representatives who are interested in covering the U.S. President's visit to Estonia. Members of media should apply for accreditation ...
27.08.2014  Foreign Minister Paet will meet with U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Senator Robert Menendez tomorrow
Tomorrow, on August 26, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet at the Foreign Ministry in Tallinn with the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
27.08.2014  Press briefing for reporters at the Foreign Ministry regarding U. S. President Barack Obama's visit to Estonia
Honoured journalists! We invite you tomorrow, August 27 at 11:30 am, to the Foreign Ministry for a briefing concerning the upcoming visit of U.S. President Barack ...
26.08.2014  Foreign Minister Paet in meeting with the Swiss President: The International community must increase its efforts to restore peace in Ukraine
At today's meeting in Tallinn with Swiss President and Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter, talking about the situation in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
26.08.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Estonia's mission is to support victims of aggression
Today in Tallinn, on Lindamägi (Linda's Hill) at the national memorial ceremony dedicated to the victims of Nazism and Communism, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
26.08.2014  Estonia considers the so-called presidential elections in Abkhazia illegal
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the so-called presidential elections that were conducted in Georgia’s occupied territories in Abkhazia on August ...
25.08.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: the crossing of Russian vehicles into Ukrainian territory without the government’s consent is unacceptable
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the entering of Russian vehicles into Ukrainian territory without the consent of the government of Ukraine is completely ...
22.08.2014  Foreign Minister Paet and the heads of Estonian foreign representations will meet with the Swiss President and Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter
On Monday, August 25, the President of the Swiss Confederation and Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter will visit Estonia, where he will meet with Foreign Minister ...
19.08.2014  Estonia condemns the targeting and killing of refugees in Ukraine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia condemns the rocket attack that occurred in Ukraine, killing at least 15 refugees. “Attacking and killing ...
19.08.2014  Estonia supports alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Iraq
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia is supporting the alleviation of the humanitarian crisis in Iraq with 70,000 euros through the United Nations ...
15.08.2014  U.S President Barack Obama to visit Estonia
The President of the United States of America Barack Obama will arrive for a visit to Estonia on September 3rd. The U.S. President will meet with President Toomas ...
15.08.2014  Foreign Minister Paet to discuss developments in Ukraine and the situation in Iraq at an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers
Tomorrow, on August 15th, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will take part in an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, where recent events in Ukraine ...
15.08.2014  Estonia is represented by other states in matters of Schengen visa issues in 98 countries
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the government approved a draft agreement today under which Switzerland will now represent Estonia in matters of visa issues ...
14.08.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: extremist attacks in Iraq must be stopped
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the deteriorating security situation in Iraq has led to a serious humanitarian crisis. “Due to the actions of ...
14.08.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the Red Cross and the United Nations must be in charge of the delivery of humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the delivery of humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine must be arranged by the Red Cross and the subordinate organisations ...
14.08.2014  Issues related to the Ebola epidemic were discussed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Representatives of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Health Board met today to discuss the Ebola outbreaks in the ...
12.08.2014  The Estonian Foreign Ministry's position regarding the statement made by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Estonia
With its statement, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Estonia is propagating lies and hatred and it is especially regrettable that this has been done in ...
12.08.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: In addition to military action, people in eastern Ukraine are also suffering kidnappings and extortion
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the newly published UN report on the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine provides a grave overview of the extent ...
11.08.2014  The Estonian Foreign Minister meeting with German, Latvian and Lithuanian Foreign Ministers: peace must come to Ukraine
Meeting today with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas ...
11.08.2014  Estonian citizens can travel to Mongolia visa-free
Starting June 25, Estonian citizens can travel to Mongolia without a visa as tourists or for business purposes and stay there without a visa for up to thirty ...
11.08.2014  Finland’s new Prime Minister Alexander Stubb to visit Estonia
On Monday, June 30, the new Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb will visit Estonia. The Finnish Prime Minister will meet with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, ...
11.08.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: denying experts safe access to the Malaysian plane crash site is inhuman
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed grave concern over the fact that Dutch and Australian experts are still not allowed to work at the Malaysian plane crash ...
08.08.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the social security agreement increases the sense of security of Estonians in Australia about their pensions
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, at today's meeting, the government approved the draft agreement on social security between Estonia and Australia. “This ...
07.08.2014  Estonia helps to alleviate the humanitarian situation of the children of the Gaza Strip
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will support humanitarian relief for the children of the Gaza Strip through the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). According to Foreign ...
07.08.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet extended his condolences to the Chinese Foreign Minister
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet extended his condolences to the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in connection with the earthquake that claimed many lives in the ...
07.08.2014  Estonia condemns attacks on the UN school in Gaza and large civilian casualties
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the air strike near the UN school in Rafah in southern Gaza yesterday, which killed several and injured dozens of people. “Israel's ...
07.08.2014  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites 100 young journalists to Estonia
On 3–10 August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts young journalists and students of journalism from the countries where Estonia has an embassy. During ...
01.08.2014  Estonia sees controlling the influence of climatic changes important for protecting small islands
When meeting with the ambassadors of Oceania and Caribbean countries at the UN, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Urmas Paet, told that Estonia shares the worries ...
01.08.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the UN Security Council: UN peacekeeping is a vital security guarantee
Speaking about conflicts at a sitting of the United Nations Security Council, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that UN peacekeeping is an important security guarantee ...
01.08.2014  The Government discussed the EU restrictions against Russia at today’s session
The Government discussed the EU restrictions against Russia at today’s session. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet told that the European Union has taken a number ...
31.07.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the European Union strengthened restrictions on Russia
Representatives of the European Union Member States decided today in Brussels to impose Stage 3 sanctions against Russia for the first time. The sanctions are ...
29.07.2014  Estonia ready to support new sanctions against Russia in order to ease the security situation in Eastern-Ukraine
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the government decided today that Estonia supports imposing new restrictive measures against Russia due to the activity ...
29.07.2014  Estonia and Vietnam ready to avoid double taxation
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation of income taxes and the prevention of tax evasion between Estonia and ...
29.07.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences in relation to the Air Algerie plane crash
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet extended condolences to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in relation to the Air Algerie plane crash in which 116 people were ...
29.07.2014  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support discussion of global education in schools in Estonia
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports enhancing the awareness of Estonian teachers and pupils about global development issues. “A moral obligation of ...
29.07.2014  Estonia supports the studies of Belarusian students at the European Humanities University
Estonia supports the Belarusian European Humanities University that operates as an accredited institution of education in Vilnius after the school was closed ...
28.07.2014  The foreign ministry wishes to see more Estonian art and design in embassies
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet announced the winner of the design competition who will create the chandeliers that will be adorning the formal rooms of the new building ...
25.07.2014  Estonia helps to alleviate the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip
Estonia supports the alleviation of the humanitarian situation of the residents of the Gaza Strip through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine ...
25.07.2014  Estonia to close its embassy in Hungary
At today's meeting, the Estonian government decided to reorganise its representation in Hungary and close its embassy there. A non-resident ambassador to Hungary ...
24.07.2014  Estonia considers the support of EU's Eastern Partnership Countries to Ukraine important
At the meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union and EU's Eastern Partners comprising Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Belarus, ...
24.07.2014  The foreign ministers of the European Union decide to expand sanctions on Russia
Today in Brussels, the foreign ministers of the European Union asked the European Commission and the European External Action Service to present proposals for ...
24.07.2014  The foreign ministers of the EU and ASEAN condemn the downing of the Malaysian plane
The foreign ministers of the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today made a joint statement in Brussels, strongly condemning ...
24.07.2014  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs to fly the flag at half-mast on the Dutch day of mourning to commemorate the victims of the plane crash
The Netherlands has announced that today is a national day of mourning and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will fly the Dutch flag at half-mast to commemorate ...
24.07.2014  The European Union calls for an end to violence in the Middle East
The foreign ministers of the European Union discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Brussels, and also touched on the complicated situation in Iraq. “The ...
24.07.2014  Estonia and Japan highlight the importance of charging those responsible for shooting down the Malaysian plane
Meeting the speaker of the upper house of the Japanese parliament Masaaki Yamazaki today in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Malaysian plane ...
24.07.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to discuss recent events in Ukraine with EU foreign ministers tomorrow
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will take part in the meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union tomorrow in Brussels. The council will discuss recent ...
24.07.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the way the victims of the plane disaster are being treated is completely inhumane
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the defiling of the crash site of the Malaysian passenger plane and looting in the area are criminal and completely ...
24.07.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet signed the book of condolences at the Dutch embassy over the Malaysian passenger plane disaster
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet today signed the book of condolences at the Dutch embassy. “The people who perished in the Malaysian passenger plane disaster ...
22.07.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to meet President of the House of Councillors of National Diet of Japan
On Monday, 21 July, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet Mr. Masaaki Yamazaki, President of the House of Councillors of National Diet of Japan. The recent ...
22.07.2014  No Estonian citizen was on board the aircraft that crashed yesterday
According to the information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, no Estonian citizens were on board the Malaysian plane that crashed yesterday in Ukraine. Foreign ...
22.07.2014  Estonia supports improving women’s health care and employment in Afghanistan
The Foreign Ministry is supporting activities that help to increase the quality of women`s health care and IT-related vocational education in the Herat, Balkh, ...
22.07.2014  Estonian expert became Head of Police Component of EU mission in Afghanistan
Tarmo Miilits has been named Head of the Police Component of the European Union mission in Afghanistan EUPOL. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that this is also ...
22.07.2014  Foreign Minister Paet expressed his condolences to the Russian Foreign Minister following Moscow subway accident
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the occasion of the worst subway accident in Moscow in recent ...
22.07.2014  Estonia supports victims in eastern Ukraine
The Foreign Ministry is supporting alleviating the situation of displaced people from eastern Ukraine and providing humanitarian assistance with 70,000 euros ...
14.07.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet will discuss the crisis in Ukraine with European Union foreign ministers
Foreign minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg tomorrow, where the main theme will be the crisis ...
14.07.2014  Patients injured in street violence in Ukraine who received treatment in Estonia leave today
Five people injured in the street violence in Ukraine, who have been in Estonia for treatment since March 21, are leaving today. Foreign minister Urmas Paet stated ...
14.07.2014  Foreign minister Urmas Paet: the activities of separatists in the eastern part of Ukraine is unacceptable
Foreign minister Urmas Paet said that the activities of separatists of the past few days in the eastern part of Ukraine is unacceptable and is making the situation ...
11.07.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the principles of Polish Solidarity live on in Europe today
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in the Warsaw Solidarity Prize award ceremony. The award was presented to leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Džemilev, ...
11.07.2014  The winners of the Foreign Ministry’s Estonia-themed quiz come from the U.S. and Russia
Today, on June 4, the Foreign Ministry’s Secretary General Alar Streimann drew the names of the winners of the web-based “Estonia Quiz 2014”. ...
11.07.2014  Estonia is supporting victims of gender-based and sexual violence through the International Criminal Court
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting victims of gender-based and sexual violence through the Trust Fund for Victims set up by the International Criminal ...
11.07.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Qatar handed over his credentials
Today, on June 4th, the Estonian Ambassador to Qatar Andre Pung handed over his credentials to the Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Khalifa Al ...
11.07.2014  Estonia supports the OECD project to investigate tax offences in Ukraine
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will commit 30 000 euros to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) project to investigate ...
11.07.2014  Estonia opens eighth honorary consulate in Germany
Today, on June 5th, Estonian ambassador to Germany Kaja Tael opened Estonia’s eighth honorary consulate in Germany. The new honorary consulate is located ...
11.07.2014  Foreign Minister Paet in Warsaw: Estonia supports Poland's idea for the creation of an energy alliance
At today's meeting in Warsaw with Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia and Poland are very close allies ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: in cooperation with the U.S., we are ready to assist the new democracies of Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Mali
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said today at a meeting with the U.S. State Department’s Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies Tomicah Tillemann ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  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 ...
11.07.2014  Foreign Minister Paet meeting with the German Minister of State for Europe: it is important for Ukraine to achieve full control of its territory
Meeting today with German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia greatly appreciates Germany's efforts to ensure ...
11.07.2014  Estonia will continue to fully support Ukraine
According to Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Väino Reinart, who participated in a high-level coordination meeting of Ukraine’s donors in Brussels, ...
11.07.2014  Estonia condemns firing at Israeli towns from Gaza
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia condemns the firing of rockets at Israeli towns from the Gaza Strip. “The shooting of cities and towns is ...
11.07.2014  Indian court decides to drop charges against Estonian crew members of anti-piracy vessel
According to Foreign Ministry sources, the Chennai court in India has ruled that the charges of illegally carrying weapons brought against all the seafarers and ...
11.07.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: the EU Association and Free-Trade Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine must be ratified and enter into force as soon as possible
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, at today’s session of government, government decided to send the Bill on the Ratification of the Association Agreements ...
08.07.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet tomorrow with German Minister of State Michael Roth
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet tomorrow with visiting German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth. At the meeting, the ministers will discuss the ...
08.07.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Israel and Palestine must find a peaceful solution to tensions and avoid further brutality
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the tense situation between Israel and Palestine is very worrisome and the parties must find a peaceful solution to the ...
04.07.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: we greatly appreciate Canada’s clear steps in responding to the crisis in Ukraine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said today at his meeting with the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons of Canada, Member of Parliament Peter Van Loan, ...
02.07.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: the goal is to have an Estonian Honorary Consul in every country
On the opening day of the seventh conference of Estonian Honorary Consuls which began today in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet remarked that is very important ...
02.07.2014  Portugal is contributing to the protection of Estonian airspace
In meeting with Portuguese Foreign Minister Rui Machete, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Portuguese contribution to the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian ...
02.07.2014  Estonian honorary consuls from around the world are arriving for a conference in Tallinn
From July 2 to 4, our honorary consuls from around the world will be in Tallinn for the seventh conference of Estonian honorary consuls. A total of 113 honorary ...
02.07.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Italy is taking over the Presidency of the EU Council during a time of major changes
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Italy is taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union at a time when the leaders and staff of other European ...
02.07.2014  As of today Estonia is chairman of the Council of the Baltic Sea States
As of today, July 1, Estonia is chairman of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. Estonia is taking over coordinating cooperation of the Baltic Sea states from ...
02.07.2014  Government approved the EU's Free Trade and Association Agreements with Georgia and Moldova
During today’s session, the Estonian government approved the European Union’s Free Trade and Association Agreements with Georgia and Moldova. The ...
02.07.2014  Estonia is supporting education in Georgia through the United Nations Children's Fund
Estonia is supporting the Georgian general education development project with 60 000 euros via the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The project will be ...
02.07.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to the Ukrainian Foreign Minister
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Ukraine's Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia in connection with the downed military transport plane, ...
02.07.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: deportation was a crime against humanity
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that today, on the anniversary of the June deportations, we should not forget that the repressions of the Communist regime ...
02.07.2014  The Estonian Embassy in Astana will become the NATO Contact Point Embassy in Kazakhstan
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that as of January 1, 2015 the Estonian Embassy in Astana will be the NATO Contact Point Embassy in Kazakhstan. The Contact Embassy's ...
02.07.2014  Estonia recognises the relevance of the fight against sexual violence in conflicts
At today's Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflicts held in London, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that political assertiveness, a high level of involvement ...
02.07.2014  The Estonian Ambassador to the Philippines presented his credentials
Yesterday, on June 10, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines Andres Unga presented his credentials to Philippine President Benigno Aquino. The ...
02.07.2014  EU and Arab League foreign ministers call for the strengthening of Iraqi security
In a statement adopted at today’s meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the EU and the member states of the Arab League in Athens, the ministers express deep ...
02.07.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: we cannot stop searching for a solution to the conflict in Syria
At today’s meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the EU and the member states of the Arab League in Athens, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that close cooperation ...
02.07.2014  UN Human Rights Council session begins in Geneva
Today marks the start of the26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Estonian delegation is headed by the Permanent Representative of the United ...
02.07.2014  Renovations beginning at the new Estonian Embassy building in London
Starting in 2015, the Estonian Embassy in London will be relocated to 44 Queens Gate Terrace.  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that one of the main reasons ...
01.07.2014  Estonia condemns the killing of Israeli youths
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the abduction and killing of three Israeli young men is a brutal crime for which there can be no justification. “Everything ...
01.07.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the EU Foreign Affairs Council: Ukraine needs immediate implementation of the peace plan and OSCE observers must be released
At today's meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Ukrainian President's peace plan contains the fundamental ...
01.07.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: I consider NATO’s close cooperation with Finland important
At his meeting with Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasized the very good economic and political relations ...
01.07.2014  Tõnis Asson, detained as part of the OSCE observation mission in Ukraine, arrived in Estonia
Tõnis Asson arrived back in Estonia today, on 28 June. Asson participated in the OSCE observer mission in Ukraine which was detained on May 26 and was ...
01.07.2014  OSCE observers including one Estonian citizen have been released
An Estonian citizen participating in the OSCE observer mission in Ukraine and detained in late May has been released along with the others in the given OSCE observer ...
27.06.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: the EU Free Trade and Association Agreements signed today with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will bring these countries closer to the EU
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet welcomed the signing of the Free Trade and Association Agreements in Brussels between the European Union and Georgia, Moldova, and ...
26.06.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Georgia's achievements in the NATO integration process are worthy of recognition
Meeting in Brussels with the Foreign Minister of Georgia Maia Panjikidze, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia acknowledges Georgia for the extensive ...
26.06.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the number of refugees is growing rapidly due to new bloody conflicts
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the international community must make an effort to find a solution as quickly as possible to the conflicts resulting in ...
26.06.2014  Foreign Minister Paet together with the EU's Foreign Ministers will make subsequent decisions concerning Ukraine
Tomorrow, on June 23, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will take part in the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg to discuss the situation in Ukraine ...
26.06.2014  Estonia supports NATO’s enlargement
Photo: NATO At the NATO foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels, the ministers agreed to grant Montenegro a conditional invitation to join NATO ...
26.06.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the NATO summit will focus on the security of NATO members
Photo: NATO At today's NATO foreign ministerial meeting in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said in regards to preparing for the NATO summit ...
26.06.2014  The EU is extending its police mission in Afghanistan until 2016
The European Union is ready to support Afghanistan’s future development in the upcoming years and is extending the police training mission EUPOL until the ...
26.06.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: the emergence of a new frozen conflict must be prevented in eastern Ukraine
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said today when meeting the new Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin at the NATO foreign ministerial meeting in Brussels, that ...
21.06.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the Ukrainian President's peace plan has the potential to ease tensions
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the peace plan proposed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is of utmost importance for resolving the conflict. ...
20.06.2014  Austrian President Heinz Fischer to visit Estonia
From June 30 through July 1, the Austrian President Heinz Fischer together with his wife Margit Fischer will be on an official visit to Estonia. The Austrian ...
20.06.2014  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 ...
20.06.2014  Estonia opened its fifth honorary consulate in Turkey
On Monday, June 16, the Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs Väino Reinart and the Estonian Ambassador to Turkey ...
13.06.2014  The foreign ministers of Estonia, Germany, Latvia and Lithuania to meet in Tallinn
On June 16 and 17, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs ...
10.06.2014  Foreign Minister Paet discussing strengthening cooperation with foreign ministers of the EU and Arab League
Today and tomorrow Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is in Athens at a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the EU and the member states of the Arab League discussing ...
10.06.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: the new Ukrainian president will help increase unity in society and accelerate change
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet says the Ukrainian people have made a firm decision in electing President Petro Poroshenko, who was sworn into office in ...
10.06.2014  The Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting the studies of Ukrainian, Belarusian and Georgian students at Estonian universities
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the admission and studies of students from Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and other development co-operation countries of ...
09.06.2014  Estonia considers the so-called parliamentary elections in South Ossetia to be illegitimate
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that yesterday's elections in the occupied Georgian territories of South Ossetia are illegitimate, because they contradict the ...
06.06.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia is Firm Supporter of Georgia’s European Union and NATO Aspirations
No 419-E During his meeting in Tallinn today with Georgian Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Alexi Petriashvili, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
29.05.2014  On Citizens’ Day, Estonia Recognises Promoters of Public Diplomacy
No 420-E In honour of Citizens’ Day today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is recognising active promoters of public diplomacy with certificates of recognition. ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helping UN Fight Violence Against Children
No 421-E The Foreign Ministry has decided to support the activities of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children. Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Wants Russia to Abolish Restrictions That Are Not in Compliance With World Trade Organisation Principles
No 427-E During the discussion on European Union-Russia trade relations at a meeting of the European Union foreign trade ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  New Estonian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Presents Credentials
No 428-E Today, 29 November, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Azerbaijan Miko Haljas presented his credentials to President of Azerbaijan ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Opened New Embassy Building in Kiev
No 430-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet opened Estonia’s new embassy building in Kiev, Ukraine. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that after many years of having ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Ukraine’s Ongoing Integration With European Union Good for Integrity of Europe
No 431–E At a meeting with Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Sergei Tigipko in Kiev, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed Estonia’s support for Ukraine’s ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Opportunities for NATO-Russia Co-operation Lie in Concrete Practical Tasks
No 433-E At a meeting of the foreign ministers of NATO and Russia in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted that Estonia feels it is important to ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: New Georgian Government Confirmed Goal to Join NATO at NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
No 435-E During the session of the NATO-Georgia Council held in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Georgia is a valuable partner to ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Process of Transferring Responsibility in Afghanistan Has Thus Far Been Successful
No. 436-E Today in Brussels during a meeting of the foreign ministers of countries contributing to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: OSCE Has Growing Role in Protecting Internet Freedom
No 438-E   At a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Expects Rapid Developments Next Year in Georgia's Relations with European Union and NATO
No 440-E At his meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze within the framework of the meeting of the OSCE foreign ministers in Dublin, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Estonia is Against North Korean Missile Testing
No 439-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that North Korea's plan to hold missile testing from 10-22 December is against international law. “Missile testing ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supporting Palestinian Refugees
No 441-E The Foreign Ministry decided to support the activities of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in 2013. According to Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helping to Protect and Promote Free Movement of Information in Cyberspace
No 443-E The Foreign Ministry has decided to support the new Digital Defenders Partnership. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that 10 December is International ...
29.05.2014  Consular Co-operation of Estonia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Lithuania and Latvia Sets Good Example for European Union in General
No 444-E At his meeting in Brussels today with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Foreign Minister of Luxembourg ...
29.05.2014  New Estonian Ambassador to Luxembourg Presents Credentials
No 445-E On Thursday, 6 December, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Gert Antsu presented his credentials to Grand Duke ...
29.05.2014  European Union Foreign Ministers Preparing for EU-Russia Summit
No 446-E While preparing for the upcoming EU-Russia summit taking place on 21 December during a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Animated Film “Lotte and the Moonstone Secret” to be Shown in Turkey
Nr 451-E The European Union delegation in Turkey has organised a film festival in Turkey from 10-12 December, which this year is dedicated to human rights. ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Direct Negotiations Between Israel and Palestine Are Only Way to Peace
No 447-E The European Union must help to re-start negotiations between Israel and Palestine, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said during a meeting of the European ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Starting European Union Accession Negotiations With Macedonia
No 448-E Estonia recognises the progress made in political negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo and supports the opening of European Union accession negotiations ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Ambassador to Armenia Presents Credentials
Nr 454-E   On Tuesday, 11 December, Estonia’s new ambassador to Armenia Priit Turk presented his credentials to Armenian President Serzh Sargsian. ...
29.05.2014  Baltic Cultural Days and Charity Christmas Party to be Held in Gardens of Villa Giulia in Rome
Nr 450-E From 13-16 December, cultural days dedicated to the Baltic countries will take place in the gardens of Villa Giulia in Rome. The Etruscan museum and ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Feels It Is Essential to Start EU Accession Negotiations With Serbia and Macedonia
No 452-E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports starting European Union accession ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in the Name of Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia: We Recognise the Syrian National Opposition Coalition as Legitimate Representatives of the Syrian People
At a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group in Marrakech today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Nordic and Baltic countries ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences for American Colleague
No 456-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Secretary of State of the United States of America Hillary Clinton in connection with the school ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Hopes European Union Will Also Expand in Northern Europe
Nr 462-E   At his meeting in Reykjavik with Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarpheðinsson, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Has Special Relationship with Iceland
Nr 463-E At his meeting in Reykjavik with Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia highly values its close ...
29.05.2014  Competition for Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian Translation Prize Begins
No 464-E Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics announced the start of the competition for recognising the best ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Representation in Minsk is NATO Contact Point Embassy in Belarus
As of 1 January 2013 the Estonian Embassy in Minsk will be the NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE) in Belarus. The mandate for a Contact Point Embassy lasts two ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Jordan is Vital Partner for Estonia in Middle East
No 6-E At his meeting with Foreign Minister of Jordan Nasser Judeh in Amman, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Jordan has become an increasingly important ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Visited Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan
Yesterday Foreign Minister Urmas Paet visited the Syrian refugee camp located in Zaatar, Jordan, 30 kilometres from the Syrian border, where so far 63 000 people ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Co-operation in Oil Shale Energy With Prime Minister of Jordan
No 7-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met in Amman with Prime Minister of Jordan Abdullah Ensour, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Alaa Aref Al Batayneh, ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Prepared to Contribute to European Union Training Mission in Mali
No 9-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has expressed concern over the worsening situation in Mali. “The extremist attacks, which have grown more severe, must ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Indonesia Present Credentials
No 11-E Today, 14 January, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia Andres Unga presented his credentials to President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Sweden and Finland are NATO’s Closest Allies
No 10-E Speaking at the biggest security conference in Sweden taking place in Sälen today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Sweden and Finland’s ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Close Defence Co-operation of Nordic and Baltic Countries is Important Goal
No 12-E At his meeting with Swedish Minister of Defence Karin Enström during the Sälen security conference in Sweden, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supporting Reconstruction of Afghanistan to Prepare Country for Transfer of Security Responsibility
No 13-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in order to prepare for the complete transfer of responsibility for security to the Afghan authorities, Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supporting Activities of CSOs in Developing Countries
The Foreign Ministry has decided to support the Lifeline Embattled NGOs Assistance Fund, which aims to protect from persecution civil society organisations (CSOs) ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helping to Improve Situation of Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Nr 15-E Through the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Estonia is supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan, where the situation grows more complicated ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to India Presents Credentials
Nr 16–E   On Tuesday, 22 January, the new Estonian ambassador to the Republic of India Viljar Lubi presented his credentials to President of India ...
29.05.2014  New Estonian Ambassador to Russia Presents Credentials
No 17-E On Thursday, 24 January, Estonia’s new ambassador to the Russian Federation Jüri Luik presented his credentials to President Vladimir Putin. In ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Liberalisation of Economic Relations Between European and Latin American Countries
No 18-E At the foreign ministers’ meeting held during the summit of the European Union and Latin American and Caribbean countries (EU-LAC) in Santiago, ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet Met With Foreign Ministers of Brazil, Columbia
No 19-E At his meeting in Santiago with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that relations between Estonia and Brazil ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Brazilian Foreign Minister
No 21-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota over the fire that took place early this morning in the ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Diplomat to Begin Work at Portuguese Embassy in Brazil in Spring
No 20-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Portuguese Foreign Minister Paulo Portas signed an agreement in Santiago stating that an Estonian diplomat would begin ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Study Opportunities for Young Belarusians
No 22-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the European Humanitarian University of Belarus in Vilnius in order to help expand study opportunities for young ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: It is Essential for Georgia to Continue on Path Towards EU and NATO
Nr 25-E During their meeting in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said to Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze that Estonia hopes clear progress ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Feels It Is Important to Start European Union Mali Mission as Soon as Possible
No 28-E Estonia feels it is necessary to start the European Union’s military training mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) as soon as possible, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Community Must Give Refugees of Syria Conflict Stronger Support Than Before
No 27-E At the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the international community must provide ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Starting Negotiations for EU-USA Trade Agreement as Soon as Possible
No 29-E Estonia feels it is essential to develop economic and trade relations between the European Union and the USA more quickly than before, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Meeting With Greek Counterpart: Greek Has Made Effort to Carry Out Reforms and Reduce the Deficit and This Work Must Continue
No 30-E At a meeting in Tallinn today with Greek Foreign Minister Dimitrios Avramopoulos, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the society of Greece has made ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Tartu Peace Treaty One of Estonia’s Most Important International Agreements
No 31-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the Tartu Peace Treaty, concluded 93 years ago on 2 February 1920, is one of Estonia’s most important ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Would Like For European Union to Gain Observer Status in Arctic Council
No 31-E In Brussels at the end of last week, the European Union foreign ministers discussed the application for observer status for the European Union in the ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in London: A Strong and Functioning European Union and Euro Zone Are in Estonia’s Interests
Nr 33-E While talking about developments in the European Union during his meeting with Foreign Minister of Great Britain William Hague in London today, Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opens Honorary Consulate in Great Britain in Aberdeen
Nr 34-E Today Estonia opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Aberdeen, Scotland, Great Britain. The Estonian honorary consul in Aberdeen is Simpson Buglass. ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Statement
No 36-E Estonia would like to commend the efforts of Bulgarian authorities in the investigation into the terrorist attack at Bourgas Airport in July 2012. The ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Sending Diplomat to Brazil to Prepare for Opening of Embassy
No 35-E Today the government decided to send a diplomat to Brazil in order to begin making preparations for the opening of Estonia’s first embassy in ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Open Estonian Embassy in New Delhi
No 37-E On Wednesday Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will open the Estonian Embassy in New Delhi. Paet stated that the opening of an Estonian embassy in New Delhi ...
29.05.2014  The Celebration of the 95th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
Attention journalists! Accreditation is starting for the events celebrating the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn. Journalists, photographers ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Interested in Closer Trade Relations With India
No 39-E At the Estonia-India business forum in New Delhi today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the opening of the Estonian Embassy in New Delhi will ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Condemns North Korean Nuclear Testing
No 40-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia strongly condemns North Korea’s nuclear tests. “North Korea should refrain from further provocations ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Could Be Part of India-Europe Trade Route
No 41-E At their meeting in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Indian Minister of Shipping G.K. Vasan discussed intensifying Estonia and India’s ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Opens Estonian Embassy in India
No 42-E At the opening of the Estonian Embassy in New Delhi today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised the importance of expanding Estonia’s network ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet’s Statement Regarding a Bomb Blast on the Turkish-Syrian Border
No 43-E I express my profound condolences for the loved ones of those lost in the bomb blast on the Turkish-Syrian border as well as everyone else who is affected ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at Meeting With Indian Foreign Minister: We Hope India Will Soon Open Embassy in Tallinn As Well
No 44-E At his meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Salman Krushid in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed satisfaction that Estonia-India relations ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Developing Economic Relations With Sri Lanka
No 45-E At his meeting with Sri Lankan Minister for Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Sri Lanka is an attractive economic ...
29.05.2014  New Estonian Ambassador to Lebanon Presents Credentials
No 48-E Today, 15 February, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon Miko Haljas presented his credentials to President of Lebanon Michel Sleiman. The ambassador ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Embassy in Helsinki to Celebrate 95th Anniversary of Republic of Estonia with Reception and Concert-Performance “Diva”
No 47-E On Thursday, 21 February, in honour of the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the Estonian Embassy in Helsinki has organised a formal reception ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Hopes For Clear Progress in European Union’s Relations With Eastern Partners This Year
No 51-E This year Estonia would like to see clear progress made in relations between the European Union and its Eastern Partners Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Wants European Union Mission in Mali to Begin as Soon as Possible
No 53-E At their meeting in Brussels today, the European Union foreign ministers approved the decision to implement the European Union military training mission ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Community Must Give More Aid to Four Million Syrian Refugees, Half of Whom Are Children
No 54-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the humanitarian crisis in Syria is rapidly intensifying and close to four million people need immediate humanitarian ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Northern Dimension is Practical Co-operation Among European Union, Russia, Iceland and Norway
No 55-E At a meeting of the Northern Dimension foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Northern Dimension is good practical co-operation ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Northern Dimension is Practical Co-operation Among European Union, Russia, Iceland and Norway
Nr 55-E At a meeting of the Northern Dimension foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Northern Dimension is good practical ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Cultural Days to Take Place in Poland
No 57-E On Sunday, 24 February Estonian cultural days dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will begin in Poland. The opening events of ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Riigikogu: Human Rights Are Constant Theme in All Areas of Foreign Policy
No 58-E In his annual address to the Riigikogu on Estonia’s foreign policy, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that human rights and values are a ...
29.05.2014  NATO is Greatest Security Guarantee for Estonia and Entire Region
No 59-E In his annual foreign policy address to the Riigikogu today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke about security topics that are important to Estonia and ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Would Like to Intensify Nordic-Baltic Co-operation
No 60-E In his annual address to the Riigikogu on Estonia’s foreign policy, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like to make co-operation ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry’s Priority is Increasing Estonia’s Presence Abroad
No 61-E In his annual address to the Riigikogu on Estonia’s foreign policy today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the Foreign Ministry’s ...
29.05.2014  New Estonian Ambassador to Serbia Presents Credentials
No 64-E Today, 22 February, Estonian Ambassador to Serbia Arti Hilpus presented his credentials to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić. The ambassador resides ...
29.05.2014  95th Anniversary of Republic of Estonia to Be Celebrated in Shanghai
No 63-E The 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia is being celebrated in Shanghai with a concert and a photo exhibit, which will be the biggest Estonian ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Calls on North Korea to Develop Its Society, Not Create a Nuclear Weapon
Nr 67-E At the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the nuclear test North Korea carried out on 12 February. ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet signed Euro-Asian Rail Transport Declaration
No 69-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet signed the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Declaration on the Promotion of Euro-Asian Rail Transport and Activities ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity Should Be High Priority of International Community
No 408-E At a session of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: In Human Rights Council Estonia Focusing on Rights of Women, Children, and Indigenous Peoples
No 68-E At a high-level session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that as a member of the UN Human Rights Council ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
No 73-E At his meeting in Rome with Secretary of State of the United States of America John Kerry, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia is interested ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Europe and USA Must Intensify Cyber Security Co-operation
In Rome at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union and NATO countries, which was also attended by Secretary of State of the USA John Kerry, ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Recognised Estonian Experts For Participation in Civil Missions
No 77-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet recognised civil experts that have participated in foreign missions for representing Estonia so well in the international ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Quiz Participants Can Win Free Trip to Estonia
1 March 2013 Today the Estonian Foreign Ministry is opening its annual Estonia-themed trivia quiz “Estonia Quiz 2013”, which this year is dedicated ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helping to Clear Mali of Mines
No 78-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting mine-clearing activity in Mali with a donation through the UN Mine Action Service. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Concluded Agreement for Prevention of Double Taxation and Agreement for Cultural and Educational Co-operation with Thailand
Nr 344-E During his meeting in New York with Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikuli, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like to have ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations with Lesotho
Nr 342-E While establishing diplomatic ties in New York together with Foreign Minister of Lesotho Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: In Fight Against Violence Against Women, Strategy is Not Enough
No 81-E At the session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women taking place at UN headquarters in New York, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Undersecretary Bambus: Principle of Free Movement is Basis for Development of Baltic Sea Region and Whole European Union
No 84-E While speaking at the Nordic Council of Ministers’ conference on migration today, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson
No 82-E When meeting with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at UN Headquarters in New York today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that as a strong supporter ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Established Diplomatic Ties with Burma
Nr 339-E   While establishing diplomatic relations together with Foreign Minister of Myanmar (Burma) Wunna Maung Lwin in New York yesterday, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports UN Mine-Clearing Activities
No 86-E At a meeting in New York with UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia has joined all ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Wants EU and Russia to Conclude Comprehensive Co-operation Agreement Based on International Legal System
No 89-E Estonia would like for negotiations for a new comprehensive co-operation agreement as well as the modernisation dialogue with Russia to continue, so that ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Hopes For Rapid Progress in Free Trade Agreement Between European Union and Japan
No 90-E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Japan is a vital strategic partner of the European ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Lithuania Presents Credentials
Nr 330-E On Wednesday, 19 September, Estonian Ambassador to Lithuania Toomas Kukk presented his credentials to President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite. In ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministers of Estonia and Luxembourg: Consular Co-operation Among Baltic and Benelux Countries Sets Example for Whole European Union
No 92-E During his meeting with Foreign Minister of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia’s co-operation ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Lithuania Acceding to the Euro Zone and OECD As Soon As Possible
No 94-E While meeting with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia fully supports ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opens Honorary Consulate in Burgas
No 97-E On Monday, 18 March, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Lauri Bambus and Estonian Ambassador to Bulgaria Toomas Kukk opened the Estonian honorary consulate ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to New Zealand Presents Credentials
No 98-E Today, 20 March, Estonian Ambassador to New Zealand Andres Unga presented his credentials to Governor-General of New Zealand Jeremiah Mateparae. Ambassador ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Wants Strengthening of Europe’s Foreign Service
Nr 100-E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Dublin today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the work done to build up the European External ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Icelandic Embassy Will Be Located in Estonia Embassy Building in Beijing
No 104-E Today in Tallinn Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson signed an agreement by which Iceland’s ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Criminal Court Has Important Role in Helping Victims of Crimes Against Humanity
No 316-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, along with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja and President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International ...
29.05.2014  Estonia places importance on strengthening ties with NATO's partners
At the meeting of NATO's Foreign Ministers in Brussels last night, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that meetings with NATO's partner states – Georgia, ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Films to Be Screened in Copenhagen
The Estonian Embassy in Denmark in co-operation with Husets Biograf, the cinema at Copenhagen’s biggest culture house Huset KBH, has organised the three-night ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Work of UN Special Representative in Combating Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts
Nr 110-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the work of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sexual Violence in Conflict. Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  UN General Assembly Approved Arms Trade Treaty
Nr 111-E On 2 April the UN General Assembly approved the Arms Trade Treaty with 154 “yes” votes. It will be opened for signing in the UN on 3 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Begins Visit to Afghanistan
Nr 112-E Starting today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is on a visit to Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Paet stated that the purpose of the visit is to discuss ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Kabul: Estonia’s Support for Afghanistan Will Continue After Allied Forces Have Left
Nr 113-E   When meeting with Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Zalmai Rassoul today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that a military contribution in Afghanistan ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Recognised Estonian Soldiers Serving in Afghanistan
4 April 2013 Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with the Estonian infantry company Estcoy-15 and soldiers of the logistics support unit at Camp Bastion. Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Afghanistan is Important Development Co-operation Priority Partner for Estonia
Nr 115-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Catriona Laing, the head of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in the capital of Helmand Province ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Experience of Estonian Police Officers Highly Valued in Afghanistan
Nr 116-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met in Kabul with the Estonian police officers who are working in the European Union Police Mission (EUPOL) and NATO Training ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: North Korean Regime Must End Provocative Behaviour
Nr 118-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the North Korean regime must put a stop to its provocative behaviour and threatening. “North Korea ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Embassy in Helsinki to Present Seppo Zetterberg’s New Work “Kulttuuria ja kumouspuuhia”
No 120-E On Thursday, 11 April, Finnish historian and acclaimed researcher of Estonian history Seppo Zetterberg’s new book “Kulttuuria ja kumouspuuhia” ...
29.05.2014  Estonia’s First Diplomatic Representation in Brazil Begins Work
Nr 119-E Today Estonia’s special mission in Brazil, which will initially be located in the rooms of the Portuguese Embassy in Brazil’s capital ...
29.05.2014  Estonian and Icelandic Foreign Ministers Call on North Korea to End Threats
Nr 122-E At their meeting in Reykjavik today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson discussed developments ...
29.05.2014  Andres Kasekamp’s Book “A History of the Baltic States” Unveiled in Poland
No 121-E Yesterday, 9 April, the unveiling of the Polish-language translation (“Historia państw Bałtycki”) of the book “A History ...
29.05.2014  Iceland Would Like to Join NATO Cyber Defence Centre
No 123-E At his meeting in Reykjavik with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson said that Iceland ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Criminal Court’s Role in Ensuring Human Rights Must Be Increased
Nr 124-E At an international human rights conference in Reykjavik today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia feels it is essential to increase the ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Mongolia Presents Credentials
Nr 125-E On Tuesday, 9 April, Estonian Ambassador to Mongolia Toomas Lukk presented his credentials to President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. The ambassador ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supporting Victims of Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Through International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund
The Foreign Ministry is supporting victims of gender-based and sexual violence through the Trust Fund for Victims created by the International Criminal Court. Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to US Secretary of State Over Bomb Blasts at Boston Marathon
No 127-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Secretary of State of the United States of America John Kerry over the terrorist attack at the ...
29.05.2014  Estonian and Latvian Foreign Ministers to Announce Winner of Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian Translation Prize
Nr 127-E Eesti ja Läti välisminister kuulutavad välja Eesti-Läti ja Läti-Eesti tõlkeauhinna võitja On Friday, 19 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Strong Transport and Energy Connections With Other Baltic Sea States are Vital to Future of Estonia
Nr 128-E While opening of the 9th international transit conference TRANSESTONIA 2013 today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia’s transport ...
29.05.2014  Estonian and Latvian Foreign Ministers Announce Winner of Estonian-Latvian Translation Prize
No 129-E Today in Tallinn Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs announced the winner of the Estonian-Latvian/Latvian-Estonian ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: We Support Latvia Joining the OECD and Euro Zone
No 131-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports Latvia ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Choosing Start Date for Accession Negotiations With Serbia and Macedonia*
Nr 133-E “The agreement between Serbia and Kosovo regarding the northern part of Kosovo is vital to the future stability of the region,” Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  New Connections With Azerbaijan and Central Asia Will Increase European Union’s Energy Independence
Nr 135-E Strengthening the external aspect of the European Union’s energy policy would also help to develop the internal market, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Afghanistan Will Remain in NATO’s Field of View For a Long Time
At their meeting in Brussels today, the foreign ministers of NATO and the countries contributing to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) discussed ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Wants Association Agreement Concluded With Ukraine and Approved for Moldova, Georgia and Armenia
Nr 136-E Estonia would like for the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine to be signed at the summit of the European Union and its Eastern ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to African Union Presents Credentials
Nr 138–E Yesterday, 22 April, the first ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the African Union Paul Teesalu presented his credentials to Chairperson ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Syria Conflict Confirmed NATO’s Readiness to Protect Its Members
Nr 140–E When talking about the Syrian civil war during a meeting of the NATO foreign ministers in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Still Strongly Supports Kosovo’s European Endeavours
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Minister of European Affairs of Kosovo Vlora Citaku in Luxembourg and confirmed Estonia’s ongoing support for Kosovo’s ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: NATO-Russia Co-operation in Afghanistan Intensifying
Nr 141–E At the meeting of the NATO and Russian foreign ministers in Brussels, it was agreed that there are a great deal of areas in which NATO-Russia co-operation ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Russian Foreign Minister
No 146-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over the fire in a psychiatric hospital near Moscow that ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Burma’s Faster Democratization
Nr 337-E When discussing the situation in Burma at the meeting of the foreign ministers of European Union member states, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet supported ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia to Continue Making Systematic Contribution to Reconstruction of Afghanistan
Nr 151-E         While meeting with Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Zalmai Rassoul in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helping Afghanistan Train Firefighters
Nr 152-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting a project of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences that aims to help train firefighters and rescue workers ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Supports Introduction of “Let’s Do It!” Trash Cleanup Campaign in the World
Nr 153-E At a meeting in Tallinn with representatives of the “Let’s Do It!” movement, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Foreign Ministry ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Visiting Colombia
Nr 154-E Today and tomorrow, 6-7 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be visiting Colombia together with Finnish Minister for European Affairs and Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Inviting New Members to OECD
Nr 155-E In his meeting with Foreign Minister of Colombia Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar in Bogota, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports the ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Foreign Minister and Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade on Visit to Mexico Together With Entrepreneurs
Nr 157–E At his meeting in Mexico City with Mexican Foreign Minister José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Mexico Interested in Closer Business Ties With Estonia
Nr 158–E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, who is on a visit in Mexico together with Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb and an Estonian-Finnish ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Turkish Foreign Minister
No 158-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu over the terror attack in the Turkish border town ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Foreign Minister and Danish Minister for Trade Discussed Preparations for EU-USA Free Trade Agreement
Nr 159-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Danish Minister for Trade and Investment Pia Olsen Dyhr, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed international ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Meet With Foreign Minister of Kosovo
Nr 160-E Tomorrow, 17 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Foreign Minister of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj, who will be in Estonia for a visit. During their ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: We Support Starting Negotiations for EU-USA Free Trade Agreement Very Soon
No 161-E Today the government decided to support giving the European Commission a mandate to begin negotiations between the European Union and United States ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Interested in Strengthening Democracy in the World
No 162-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Secretary General of the Community of Democracies Maria Leissner, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Visa Waiver With European Union for Kosovo
No 162-E At his meeting today in Tallinn with Foreign Minister of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet reaffirmed Estonia’s support for achieving ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Strengthening International Criminal Court’s Witness Protection
Nr 169-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the International Criminal Court (ICC) in strengthening witness protection in Dakar, Senegal and Kampala, Uganda. Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Secretary of State of the United States
No 168-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Secretary of State of the United States of America John Kerry over the powerful tornado that ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet His Condolences to Russia’s Foreign Minister
No 339-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in regards to the terrorist attack that took ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Would Like to See the Next Concrete Steps in Georgia’s Integration With NATO and European Union
No 172-E When meeting with Minister of Defence of Georgia Irakli Alasania in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports forward movement ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Latvia’s Accession to OECD
No175-E When meeting with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports Latvia’s ...
29.05.2014  European Union Making Development Co-operation in Partner Countries More Effective
No 181-E Today in Brussels the development ministers of the European Union discussed the implementation of the new development co-operation policy “Agenda ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Would Like Rapid Progress with European Union Candidate Countries
No 180-E At a meeting in Brussels with the foreign ministers of European Union candidate countries Turkey, Serbia, Macedonia*, and Montenegro, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Considers Battle Groups and Cyber Security to Be Essential Parts of European Union Common Security and Defence Policy
No 179-E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that within the framework of the Common Security and ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Singapore Presents Credentials
No 185-E On Monday, 27 May, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore Andres Unga presented his credentials to President of Singapore Tony Tan. The Estonian ...
29.05.2014  Romanian Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
No 183-E On Friday, 31 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet meet with Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlăţean, who will be in Estonia for a visit. The ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Hails Decision to Present OECD Accession Invitations to Latvia and Colombia
No 185-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in the 52nd Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), ...
29.05.2014  Grand Prizes for Foreign Ministry’s Estonia Quiz Went to the USA and Russia
The grand prizes of the Foreign Ministry’s web-based Estonia Quiz, trips to Estonia, went to winners in the United States and Russia. The winners were randomly ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Next Year is Baltic Sea Year for Estonia
No 187-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Danish Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that next year is the Baltic ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Romania’s Accession to Schengen Visa Space
No 188-E During their meeting in Tallinn today, Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlăţean and Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed opportunities ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Joined World’s First International Arms Trade Treaty
No 191-E At the signing of the international Arms Trade Treaty at UN Headquarters in New York yesterday, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the agreement is ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Foreign Ministers of Baltic Sea States in Kaliningrad
No 193-E At the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in Kaliningrad, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised the importance ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Discussed Development of Estonia-Russia Relations
No 195-E During their meeting in Kaliningrad today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke about preparations for signing ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Discuss New European Union Financial Framework With Colleagues
No. 181-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will discuss the EU’s new financial framework with his colleagues during a meeting of the foreign and European ...
29.05.2014  Cultural Project “Everyone’s Going to Yerevan” Taking Place in Armenia
The Foreign Ministry is happy to highlight the project “Everyone’s Going to Yerevan”, which will enliven cultural relations between Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill
Nr 199-E Today in Tallinn Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke with Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill about Estonia-Russia relations and the development ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helping to Provide Education for Syrian Refugees in Jordan
The Foreign Ministry is supporting the creation of a learning environment for primary school-aged Syrian refugees in the Za’atr refugee camp in Jordan. According ...
29.05.2014  European Union Will Begin Negotiations for Free Trade Agreement with United States
Nr 201-E Last night in Luxembourg at the meeting of European Union trade ministers, a decision was made to give the European Commission a mandate to begin ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Development of E-State and Democratic Changes in Tunisia
At a meeting today with Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jarandi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Tunisia’s initiative to organise an internet freedom ...
29.05.2014  Accreditation for State Visit of President of Hungary to Estonia
President of the Republic of Hungary János Áder will be on a state visit to Estonia from 20-22 June. He has meetings scheduled with President of ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Next Chairman of Internet Freedom Coalition
Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in a high-level conference of the countries in the Internet Freedom Coalition, where he accepted the responsibility ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Highly Values Contribution of Soldiers Participating in Foreign Missions
No 208-E While meeting with the soldiers in the Scouts Battalion in Paldiski today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia highly values the contribution ...
29.05.2014  Joint Midsummer Celebration of the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Communities to Be Celebrated in Marly-le-Rois, France
No 210-E On Saturday, 22 June, Midsummer will be celebrated in the Parc du Chenil in the French town of Marly-le-Rois, located close to Versailles. Marly-le-Roi ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania: Eastern Partners Require More Serious Attention From European Union
No 211-E During their meeting in Kaunas today, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars ...
29.05.2014  High-Level Seminar in Dakar Focusing on Co-operation With International Criminal Court
No 215-E On 24 June a high-level seminar for the ministers of many French-speaking African countries is took place in Dakar, Senegal, which focused on the countries’ ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Would Like Common Economic Space for European Union and Eastern Partners
No 213-E Estonia would like for the European Union Eastern Partnership summit taking place at the end of this year in Vilnius to produce concrete results with ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Wants Comprehensive Co-operation Between EU and NATO in Future Support of Afghanistan
No 214-E It is essential to continue providing aid to Afghanistan early in the transition period as well as after the International Security Assistance Force ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Would Like to Reach Agreement with European Parliament to Approve Next EU Budget
No 217-E “The member states of the European Union have reached an agreement regarding the multiannual budgetary framework for the years 2014-2020, and we ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Starting European Union Accession Negotiations With Serbia
No 216-E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia strongly supports setting a start date ...
29.05.2014  Estonia to Help Protect Afghan Children Against Polio
No 219-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting UNICEF’s activities geared towards combating polio in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that ...
29.05.2014  Government Approved Future Plan for Estonia Development Co-operation
No 220-E During its session today, the government approved an implementation plan for Estonia’s Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Aid Strategy for ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Welcomes Croatia’s Accession to European Union
No 223 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia welcomes Croatia’s accession to the European Union. “Today Croatia became the 28th member ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Wants Free Trade Agreement Concluded Between EU and Persian Gulf Countries
Nr 224-E   At a meeting of the foreign ministers of the countries of the European Union and the Persian Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC, whose members are ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke to Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirates About Visa Waiver
Nr 226-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke in Bahrain with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Anwar Mohammed Gargash about ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Väino Reinart Met With Afghan Foreign Minister
No 230-E Estonian Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and non-residing Ambassador to Afghanistan Väino Reinart is in Afghanistan this ...
29.05.2014  Bahrain Prepared to Offer Visa Waiver to Estonian Citizens
Nr 228-E During his meeting with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Bahrain, Foreign Minister of Bahrain Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa said that Bahrain ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Malaysia Presents Credentials
No 231   On Tuesday, 2 July Estonian Ambassador to Malaysia Andres Unga presented his credentials to King Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah. The Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Supports Introduction of “Let’s Do It!” Trash Cleanup Campaign Globally
The Foreign Ministry is supporting the introducing of the world cleanup campaign “Let’s Do It World Cleanup 2013 all across the globe. “By today ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helping Armenia Increase Environmental Awareness
The Foreign Ministry is supporting a project of the Peipsi Centre for Transboundary Co-operation, the goal of which is to boost the environmental awareness of ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Nominating “Let’s Do It!” As Candidate for 2013 UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights
Nr 234-E The Foreign Ministry has decided to nominate the Let’s Do It Foundation’s worldwide cleanup campaigns “World Cleanup 2012” ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Relations Between European Union and Georgia Must Reach New Level
Nr 237-E At his meeting in Batum with Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Georgia is a very important partner ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations With Marshall Islands
Nr 238-E Today, 12 July, Estonian Ambassador to Japan Toivo Tasa and Ambassador of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to Japan Thomas Kijiner signed a joint ...
29.05.2014  Estonia is Firm Supporter of Georgia’s EU and NATO Aspirations
No 239-E At an international conference on European Union integration and Eastern Partnership today in Batum, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili
Nr 240-E   During his meeting in Batum with Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili and Parliament Speaker David Usupashvili, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
29.05.2014  Estonia and Bulgaria to Intensify Co-operation for 2018 European Union Presidency
No 241-E At his meeting with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed intensifying co-operation between Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Chemical Weapons Destruction Process Cannot Overshadow Ending Syria’s Humanitarian Tragedy
Nr 336-E Speaking about Syria at today’s meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union member states in Luxembourg, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Coming Events: 22 – 28 July 2013
22.07 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels. The foreign ministers will discuss developments ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Egypt Must Hold New Elections and Get a Civilian Government as Soon as Possible
No 244–E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Egypt must organise new elections ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Would Like to Include Human Rights in UN Sustainable Development Goals
No 245-E Today at the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like for the European Union ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: We Must Support the Countries Accepting Syrian Refugees More Than Before
No 246-E Unfortunately there is no quick solution to the Syria conflict on the horizon and it is essential to continue supporting the countries that are accepting ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Desires Profound Economic Co-operation With Eastern Partnership Countries
No 247-E The European Union must intensify its economic co-operation and strengthen its relations with its Eastern Partners, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Statement
No 250-E The Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes with regret that the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation regarding the ...
29.05.2014  Estonia is Helping to Relieve the Humanitarian Situation of Palestinian Refugees
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) petition to ...
29.05.2014  The New Ambassador to Greece Presents His Credentials
Nr 327-E Tuesday, 15 October the new Ambassador of Estonia to Greece Margus Rava presented his credentials to the President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias. In ...
29.05.2014  Estonia and Holland Call for Egypt to End the Violence Immediately
  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the latest developments in Egypt, questions of international security, and Estonia-Holland relations in a meeting ...
29.05.2014  European Union Foreign Ministers Call for Egypt to End the Violence
  In an extraordinary meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels today, EU foreign ministers called for Egypt to immediately end the violence ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Considers the Use of a Chemical Weapon in Syria Unacceptable
  According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Estonia categorically condemns the use of a chemical weapon in Syria. “The use of a chemical weapon against ...
29.05.2014  High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton to Visit Estonia
No 258   The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton will visit Estonia on Monday, 26 August. Ashton ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry’s Statement
Freedom Online Coalition Joint Statement on the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Decree 72 The Freedom Online Coalition is deeply concerned by the announcement ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton Discussed the Situations in Syria and Egypt
Today, in a meeting in Tallinn with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Canada Presents Credentials
  On Tuesday, 27 August, the Estonian Ambassador to Canada, Gita Kalmet, presented her credentials to Canada’s Governor General David Johnston in Ottawa. ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Helsinki: Further Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria Must Be Prevented
  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said today, in a conversation in Helsinki with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja about the extremely tragic situation ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports the Education of Belarusian Youth
  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the Vilnius-based European Humanities University in order to contribute to the educational opportunities of Belarusian ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is Discussing the Situation in Syria with the Foreign Ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Lithuania, and Latvia
Today and tomorrow, September 2nd-3rd, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the foreign ministers of Nordic and Baltic states in Gotland. The ...
29.05.2014  His All-Holiness, Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch to Visit Estonia
  On September 4-11, His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will be visiting Estonia at the invitation of the President of the Republic of ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: The European Union and the States of the Eastern Partnership Must Strive to Take Relations to a New Level
  Today, in a meeting in Gotland with the foreign ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Lithuania, and Latvia, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
29.05.2014  The Foreign Ministers of Nordic and Baltic States Call on UN Security Council to Hold Syrian Chemical Weapon Users Accountable
  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stressed today, in a meeting in Gotland with the foreign ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Lithuania, ...
29.05.2014  Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili to Visit Estonia
Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili will be on an official visit to Estonia on 8 and 9 September. The schedule for the visit includes meetings with ...
29.05.2014  The New Ambassador to Poland Presents His Credentials
  On Thursday,September 5, the new Ambassador of Estonia to Poland Eerik Marmei presented his credentials to President Bronisław Komorowski in Warsaw. In ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: The Pressure Directed at Eastern Partnership States to Withdraw from Cooperation with the European Union is Unacceptable
  In a meeting with the foreign ministers of the European Union member states in Vilnius, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that economic and political pressure ...
29.05.2014  Thai Foreign Minister Declared the Decision to Abolish Visa Requirements for Estonians, Decision Will Come into Force Soon
  Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, who is on an official visit to Estonia, notified Foreign Minister Urmas Paet about the decision of Thai ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: The International Community’s Indifference Is the Worst Aspect of the Syrian Chemical Weapon Attacks
  In today’s meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union member states with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Vilnius, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev to Visit Estonia
President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev will be on a state visit to Estonia on September 12-13th at the invitation of the President of the Republic ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helps Syrian Refugees in Turkey and Iraq
Nr 283-E   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting the alleviation of the humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey and Iraq through the ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports European Union’s Establishment of Visa Freedom and Free Trade with Moldova
Nr 285-E In a meeting today with Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca in Chisinau, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports the European Union’s ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Council of Europe’s Fight Against Cybercrime
Nr 287-E   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the Council of Europe’s fight against cybercrime and would like its expansion to as many countries ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Considers Agreement Achieved in Geneva on Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons to Be Positive
16 September 2013 According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Estonia considers the agreement achieved in Geneva on the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Community Must Do Everything Possible to End Massacre in Syria
No 314-E Today in Cyprus Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the situation in Syria with the other European Union foreign ministers. “The international ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet on Visit to Switzerland
Nr 290-E Tomorrow, 19 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be on a visit in Bern, where he will meet with Federal Councilor Didier Burkhalter, the head ...
29.05.2014  The New Ambassador to Romania Presents His Credentials
Nr 291-E On Wednesday, 18 September, the new Ambassador of Estonia to Romania Eerik Marmei presented his credentials to President of Romania Traian Basescu ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Standing For Internet Freedom is Essential Part of Estonia Foreign Policy
No. 48–E During the discussion on internet freedom held within the framework of the regular session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Väino Reinart in the UN Security Council: Afghanistan Has Made Important Progress in Recent Years
Nr 293-E In yesterday’s UN Security Council debate about Afghanistan, Estonian Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Väino Reinart ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador Spoke about Internet Freedom at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Nr 296-E Today, 25 September, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting taking place in Warsaw, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the Organization ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: UN Security Council Must Ensure Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons
Nr 294-E When speaking about Syria at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers which took place in the framework of the opening week of the UN General ...
29.05.2014  The Embassy of Estonia in India Began Issuing Visas
Nr 302-E Since September, the Embassy of Estonia in India is issuing Schengen visas for travelling to Estonia. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Foreign Minister Met With Tunisian and Vietnamese Foreign Ministers
Nr 303-E At a meeting at the UN General Assembly with Tunisian Minister of  Foreign Affairs Othman Jerandi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opened Honorary Consulate in Croatia
Nr 304-E On Friday, 27 September, the Foreign Ministry’s Secretary General Alar Streimann opened Estonia’s honorary consulate in Croatia. Estonia’s ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Further Enlargement of NATO
Nr 305-E At a meeting of the foreign minister of the USA-Adriatic and USA-Baltic Charter countries which took place in the framework of the UN General Assembly, ...
29.05.2014  Internet Freedom is a Human Right
Nr 306-E In an event about advancing internet freedom which occurred in the framework of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Contributes to International Crisis Management
Nr 307-E In a meeting with the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Crisis Group Louise Arbour, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
29.05.2014  European Union General Affairs Council Discussed Adoption of Cohesion Policy Package and Preparations for October’s European Council
Nr 309-E Today’s European Union General Affairs Council agenda included the current state of play of the negotiations on the cohesion policy package ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Will Ratify International Arms Trade Treaty
Nr 308-E At the UN headquarters, an event took place about the enforcement of the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). According to Foreign Minister Urmas ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Palestinian Refugees
Nr 311-E   The Foreign Ministry has decided to support the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supporting Advancement of Open Governance in Moldova and Montenegro
No. 195-E The Foreign Ministry is helping Moldova and Montenegro develop open governance and legislative drafting through the introduction of new technologies. Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Development of Afghanistan’s Educational Sector
Nr 315-E The Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs  and Estonian Ambassador to Afghanistan Väino Reinart ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Will Participate in Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Baltic and Benelux States
Nr 316-E Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, 9-10 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Baltic ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Death Penalty is Inappropriate Punishment for Our Century
10 October 2013   Today, Estonia joined the foreign ministers of the Council of Europe in a joint declaration to abolish the death penalty. The foreign ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Meeting with Foreign Ministers of Benelux Countries: Moldova’s Approach to EU is Example to Many Eastern Partnership States
Nr 318-E In a meeting yesterday in Riga with colleagues from Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Moldova, Latvia, and Lithuania, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet highlighted ...
29.05.2014  Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Visit Estonia
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych will be on a working visit to Estonia on 15 October at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Estonia. The ...
29.05.2014  René Eespere’s Works Were Performed in Moscow and St. Petersburg
Nr 322-E On Thursday, 10 October a concert of the works of René Eespere took place at the Embassy of Estonia in Moscow. According to the Estonian embassy’s ...
29.05.2014  Estonia is Assisting Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Nr 323-E The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the transportation of donations, which were collected to help Syrian refugees, to a refugee camp located in ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Renewal of Moldova’s Healthcare System
Nr 324-E The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports a development cooperation project in Moldova to improve local citizens’ access to primary healthcare ...
29.05.2014  European Union Trade Ministers Supported Increasing Integration of Eastern Partnership States with EU
Nr 332-E At the European Union General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, trade ministers discussed the economic dimensions of the upcoming high-level meeting ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Cyber Security is Necessary for Protection of All Citizens
Nr 330-E Speaking at an international cyber conference in Seoul today, Foreign Minister Paet said that international cooperation is necessary for the successful ...
29.05.2014  Works of Estonian Fashion Illustrators to Be Shown in Helsinki Design Museum
No. 20-TT Tomorrow, 15 March, the international exhibit “New Nordic Fashion Illustration” will be opened in the Helsinki Design Museum. The same exhibit ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Will Speak at International Cyber Conference in Seoul
Today and tomorrow, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be in Seoul, where he will deliver a speech on cyber security at the international “Seoul Conference ...
29.05.2014  Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Visit Estonia
UPDATED! President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych will be on a working visit to Estonia tomorrow, 15 October at the invitation of the President of the Republic ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: France is Very Important Partner of Estonia
Nr 328-E While meeting with French Minister of European Affairs Bernard Cazeneuve today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted that in recent years co-operation between ...
29.05.2014  Estonian and Finnish Foreign Ministers Agree to Closer Co-operation Between Ministries
No 317-E Today in Tallinn Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja agreed to send a Finnish exchange diplomat to the Estonian Embassy ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Cultural Stipends Awarded to Ewert and The Two Dragons, Ilmar Raag, Riina Sildos, Laine Mägi, and Kalle Kaasmaa
Nr 3-E   Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet presented the Foreign Ministry cultural stipends to this year’s recipients. The stipends are given in ...
29.05.2014  At European Council Estonia Must Stress Development of E-services at National and European Levels
Nr 338-E Today’s European Union General Affairs Council in Luxembourg made preparations for the upcoming European Council meeting that will take place ...
29.05.2014  “Mushrooming” Screening at Danish Film Festival East by Southeast
Nr 341-E Tomorrow, 24 October, the Estonian film “Mushrooming” will be screened at the Danish Film Institute to open the 2013 festival East by ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection Programmes in Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova
Nr 340-E The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports energy efficiency and environmental programmes in Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova through the Eastern Europe ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Trust and Co-operation Needed to Ensure Cyber Security
Nr 162-E Today at the 2012 IT Conference of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in today’s world information ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helps Protect Free Movement of Information in Cyberspace
Nr 343–E The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting next year’s activities of the Digital Defenders Partnership foundation with 50,000 Euros. According ...
29.05.2014  Spanish Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
28 October 2013 On Wednesday, 30 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation José Manuel ...
29.05.2014  The Freedom Online Coalition welcomes the 2013 Internet Governance Forum in Bali
The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) welcomes the 2013 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Bali and congratulates its Indonesian partners for their excellent organisation ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia and Spain Have Excellent Consular Cooperation
At a meeting in Tallinn today with Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation José Manuel García-Margallo, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Portugal Presented His Credentials
Yesterday, 30 October, Estonian Ambassador to Portugal Andres Rundu presented his credentials to President Aníbal Cavaco Silva. Following the ceremony, ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Standing For Internet Freedom is Essential Part of Estonia Foreign Policy
No. 48–E During the discussion on internet freedom held within the framework of the regular session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Albania Presented His Credentials
Nr 349-E   Today, 31 October, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Albania presented his credentials to the President of Albania Bujar Faik Nishani. Ambassador ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Wants to Be Among World’s Least Corrupt Countries
Nr 350-E At the high-level conference of the Open Government Partnership taking place in London, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that modern information and ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Cyprus Presented His Credentials
On 4 November, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus presented his credentials to the President Nicos Anastasiades. Ambassador Rava resides in Athens ...
29.05.2014  Estonia and United States Are Helping Georgia Fight Against Domestic Violence
Nr 353-E On Monday, 4 November, Ambassador of Estonia Priit Turk, Ambassador of the United States Richard Norland, and Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Has New Honorary Consul in Cheltenham
On 6 November, the ceremonial appointment to office of Estonia’s new honorary consul took place in Cheltenham, West England. Estonia’s new honorary ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia and Russia Want to Intensify Anti-Narcotics Cooperation
In a meeting today in Tallinn with the Russian Federation’s Federal Service for Drug Control Director Viktor Ivanov, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
29.05.2014  OPCW Highly Values Estonia’s Contribution to Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons
Members of the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met in The Hague to discuss the latest developments in Syria. ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations with Republic of Palau
Today, 8 November, Ambassador of Estonia to Japan Toivo Tasa and Ambassador of the Republic of Palau to Japan Francis Mariur Matsutaro signed a joint communiqué ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to UNESCO: Virtual Freedom of Expression is an Inseparable Part of Human Rights
On Friday, 8 November, Permanent Representative of Estonia to UNESCO Ambassador Marten Kokk spoke at the 37th UNESCO General Conference taking place in Paris ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Provides Humanitarian Aid to Philippines and Sends Estonian Disaster Relief Team Members
Today the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sending two members of the Estonian Disaster Relief Team, as well as equipment and technology for the creation of a base-camp ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to the Foreign Minister of the Philippines
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to the Foreign Minister of the Philippines Albert del Rosario about the casualties and those suffering from ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Reinart: E-Services and Free Movement of Information Have Great Economic Potential
The 11th annual Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) took place in New Delhi on 11-12 November. The head of the Estonian delegation, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Väino ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helps Develop Belarusian Start-Ups
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is helping the Garage48 foundation to create a support system for developing Belarusian start-ups. According to Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Was Elected to the UNESCO Executive Board
Last night at the plenary session of the 37th General Conference of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, Estonia was elected ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opened Its First Honorary Consulate in Nepal
Yesterday, 13 October, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs Väino Reinart opened an Estonian honorary consulate in Kathmandu, ...
29.05.2014  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Visit Estonia
On 15-16 November, Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will be on an official visit to Estonia with his wife Ban Soon-taek. The UN Secretary-General ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Meeting with UN Secretary-General: Ensuring Human Rights is the Joint Responsibility of All Countries in the World
In today's meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised the role of the UN and the importance of international cooperation ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Russian Foreign Minister Regarding Plane Tragedy
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to the Russian Federation’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regarding yesterday’s tragic plane ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Continues to Support Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic Integration
Yesterday, 17 October, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs Lauri Bambus and Ambassador of Estonia to Georgia Priit Turk participated ...
29.05.2014  European Union Prepares for High-Level Eastern Partnership Summit
On 18 November, at the meeting of foreign ministers of EU member states, ministers talked about the preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Latvian Foreign Minister
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs regarding the tragedy that occurred in Riga yesterday, ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Christmas Market in London Bigger than Ever Before
For the first time, the Estonian Guild in London is participating in the large Scandinavian Christmas Market with Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. According ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opened First Honorary Consulate in Latvia on 21 November
On 21 November in Daugavpils, the Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs Lauri Bambus opened Estonia’s first honorary consulate ...
29.05.2014  The Foreign Ministry Acknowledged Citizen Diplomacy Promoters in Honour of Citizen’s Day
On 26 November, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet acknowledged numerous excellent promoters of citizen diplomacy, who have noticeably helped to introduce Estonia abroad ...
29.05.2014  TUT Biorobotics Centre’s Underwater Sea Turtle To Be Presented at London’s Robot Safari Exhibition
Last week, everyone who was interested could familiarise themselves with an underwater sea turtle that was created by the scientists of the Tallinn University ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Violence Against Women Is the Most Shameful Aspect of Human Rights Violations
At Monday’s conference entitled “Men talking about violence against women”, which was hosted by Tallinn University and organised by the Estonian ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Burma Is One of the Few Countries in Today’s World Where Fundamentally Positive Changes Are Occurring
In Monday’s meeting with the Burmese Minister of President Office U Tin Naing Thein in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia recognises ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Will Organise One of the Year’s Most Important Internet Freedom Conferences
In spring 2014, Estonia will host the ministers and specialists of nearly 40 states in connection with the Freedom Online Coalition annual conference entitled ...
29.05.2014  Japan-Estonia Parliamentary Group Was Established in Tokyo
On Wednesday, 27 November, the Japan-Estonia parliamentary group restarted its activities in the bicameral Japanese National Diet. At today’s general meeting, ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius: Association Agreements Are Beneficial for Both Partner Countries and the European Union
On 28 November, immediately before the European Union Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that both the European Union and ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Will Lead both Nordic-Baltic Cooperation and the Council of the Baltic Sea States Next Year
On 29 November, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet took over Estonia chairmanship of the Baltic Council of Ministers in Riga. Next year, Estonia will also lead the Council ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Was Named White Ribbon Ambassador
Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is the leading figure of the White Ribbon campaign promoted by the European Institute for Gender Equality, which recently ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Condemns the Use of Violence Against Demonstrators in Kiev
On Saturday, 30 November Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the violence perpetrated against protesters in Kiev by police forces. According to Paet, Ukrainian ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Children’s Access to Education in Central African Republic
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allocate 80,000 Euros to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for activities related to the improvement of children’s ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Will Meet with US Secretary of State and NATO Counterparts
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will attend a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting on 3-4 December in Brussels. Foreign Minister Paet is also scheduled to meet with US ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: NATO Must Remain Effective After Afghanistan Mission
At the meeting of the foreign ministers of NATO member states in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the 2014 NATO summit must above all convey the ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Signed a Cyber Partnership Statement with US Secretary of State John Kerry
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and US Secretary of State John Kerry signed the Estonia-US Cyber Partnership Statement today in Brussels. Estonia’s security ...
29.05.2014  French Minister of European Affairs Bernard Cazeneuve to Visit Estonia
No 35-TT On Saturday, 15 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with French Minister of European Affairs Bernard Cazeneuve, who will be in Estonia for ...
29.05.2014  NATO and Russia Initiated Joint Excess Ammunition Disposal Project in Kaliningrad
At the NATO-Russia Council foreign ministers’ meeting, a joint project was initiated to dispose of excess ammunition in the Kaliningrad oblast. The aim ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: NATO’s Door Continues To Be Open
At the meeting of the foreign ministers of NATO member states, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that NATO must be open to new members if they are ready for it. “Multifaceted ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: NATO Presence in Afghanistan after 2014 Depends on Afghan Leaders
At the meeting of NATO foreign ministers and their counterparts in partner states participating in the ISAF operation, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that, ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Will Participate in OSCE Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Kiev
Nr 398-E Today and tomorrow, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in the meeting of the foreign ministers of Organization for Security and Co-operation ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at OSCE Meeting in Kiev: Freedoms of Expression and Association Must Be Ensured
Today, at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) member states in Kiev, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Nelson Mandela Made the World Better
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to the Republic of South Africa’s Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane regarding the death of Nelson ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Ukraine’s Pro-Europe Politicians
Together with the foreign ministers of Finland, Norway, Iceland, and Latvia, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Vitali Klitschko and other Ukrainian opposition ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Wants Pension and Trucking Agreements with Azerbaijan
At a meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov in Kiev, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like to intensify trade relations ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Supports Red Cross Volunteer Mission in Philippines
Since the beginning of December an Estonian Red Cross volunteer has been working at a first aid centre in Balangiga in the Philippines. He will be there for five ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Is Attending Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is attending the memorial service for former president of the Republic of South Africa Nelson Mandela today in Johannesburg. According ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador in Oman: The Two Countries’ Economic Relations Have Great Potential
On 8 December, Ambassador of Estonia to Oman Lauri Bambus met on a working visit in Muscat with the Sultanate of Oman’s Minister of Commerce and Industry ...
29.05.2014  Best Philanthropic Venture Award Presented at Embassy of Estonia in Stockholm
Yesterday, on 9 December, the Embassy of Estonia in Stockholm and the Estonian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce presented an award to Stenströms Skjortfabrik ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Attended Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet attended the memorial service for former president of the Republic of South Africa Nelson Mandela today in Johannesburg. According ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Condemns Use of Violence by Ukrainian Authorities Against Its Own Citizens
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet strongly condemned the decision by Ukrainian authorities to once again use violence against peaceful demonstrators. Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Considers Better Coordination of International Aid Money To Be Important
At today’s meeting of development cooperation ministers of the European Union member states, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stressed that, in addition to good ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Burma’s Democratisation
Today in Brussels, the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton gave the European Union development cooperation ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Alleviating Situation of Syrian Refugees
At today’s meeting of European Union development cooperation ministers, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stressed that it is extremely important to put an end ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opened Its First Honorary Consulate in Kyrgyzstan
On 13 December, Estonia’s first honorary consulate was opened in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as part of Prime Minister Andrus Ansip’s visit. Estonia’s ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Geneva 2 Peace Conference To End Syrian Civil War
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the Geneva 2 peace conference that will be held in January to search for a solution to the Syrian civil war is an important ...
29.05.2014  Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian Translators’ Competition Opened
Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet and Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs are announcing, for the fifth time, a competition ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Considers Prompt Signing of EU Association Agreements with Moldova and Georgia To Be Essential
In today’s meeting of European Union foreign minister in Brussels, where the question of how to move forward with the European Union’s Eastern Partnership ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Considers Strengthening European Security and Defence Policy To Be Important
At today’s European Union General Affairs Council session in Brussels, where preparations were made for the upcoming defence-themed European Council taking ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports EU Candidate Country Status for Albania and Membership Talks with Serbia and Macedonia
At the European Union General Affairs Council, where the state of play of the European Union enlargement policy and developments in both current and future candidate ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Will Open First South American Embassy in Capital of Brazil
In today’s session, the Estonian Government decided to set up an Estonian embassy in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. “Brazil is Estonia’s ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Ambassador Kaljurand Attended the Remembrance Ceremony of the Victims of All Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes in Washington
No 34-TT H.E. Ambassador Marina Kaljurand along with the Embassy staff attended today the remembrance ceremony of the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Bulgarian Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
Nr 351-E On Friday, 5 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov, who will be in Estonia for a working ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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, ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Wants Serbia to Be European Union Candidate Country
No. 47–E At his meeting in Geneva with Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his satisfaction over the European Union General Council’s ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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, ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Regarding the telephone conversation between Foreign Minister Paet and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton
The recording of a telephone conversation between Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and High Representative Catherine Ashton that has been leaked online is authentic.   The ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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, ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Contributes to Development Co-operation Focused on Women’s Rights
No 70-E At the high-level meeting of the UN Human Rights Council focused on the rights of women, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at that a significant part of ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Continuation of Education for Syrian Children in Lebanon
No 79-E Through UNICEF, the Foreign Ministry is supporting the continuation of education for Syrian children that have been forced by the conflict in Syria to ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Prepared to Facilitate UN Activities Promoting the Rights of Women
No 85-E At a meeting in New York with Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Michelle Bachelet, Foreign ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Considers EU Support for Transition Process in Egypt and Tunisia to Be Important
No 91-E The domestic political polarisation in Egypt is alarming and the European Union must be prepared to continue supporting the transition process in Egypt, ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opened Honorary Consulate in Halmstad, Sweden
No 105-E On Monday, 25 March, Foreign Ministry Secretary General for Legal and Consular Affairs Lauri Bambus opened Estonia’s honorary consulate in Halmstad. ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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). ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Visa Waiver for Estonian Citizens With Thai Foreign Minister
Nr 145-E At their meeting in Bangkok, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Surapong Tovichakchaikul discussed opportunities ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Russian Colleague
No. 199-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in connection with the victims of flooding in South Russia ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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. ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Sends Condolences to Belgian Colleague
No. 68-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders over the tragic bus accident that took place in Switzerland ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helping to Improve Situation of Victims of Conflict in Syria
No. 198-E Through the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Foreign Ministry is helping Syrian civilians that are trapped in an extremely complicated ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Government Approved Draft of Estonia-Russia Border Treaty
No 173-E During its session today, the government approved the draft of the Estonia-Russia border treaty and the draft of the treaty on the Narva and Gulf of ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Contributes to UN Peacekeeping Operations
Nr 222-E Estonia is interested in expanding its participation in UN peacekeeping operations in the next few years, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said during ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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. ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Will Take Over Estonia’s Chairmanship of Baltic Council of Ministers
Tomorrow, 29 November, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a joint session of the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers and will take ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Turkish Airlines Flying to Estonia Will Significantly Expand Travel Opportunities
No 196-E Today at Tallinn Airport on the occasion of the opening of a Tallinn-Istanbul flight by Turkey’s national airline Turkish Airlines, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Girls’ Choir Ellerhein to Perform in Spain and Andorra
Nr 242-E   From 18-21 July the Ellerhein Girls’ Choir will perform at the 31st International Cantonigrósi Music Festival taking place in ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Condemns the Violence in Egypt
  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the use of violence against demonstrators in the breakup of protest camps in Egypt and called on refraining from ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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, ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Considers UN Security Council Resolution on Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons to Be Necessary
Nr 289-E According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Estonia considers prompt and successful implementation of the agreement to destroy Syria’s chemical ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  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. ...
29.05.2014  Estonia to Help Sweden Issue Visas in Belarus
No 225-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia has offered Sweden, which has become involved in a diplomatic row with Belarus, help with issuing visas ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Baltic Air Policing and Afghanistan Mission With NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe
No 331-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe Admiral James Stavridis, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Considers Rapid Military Reaction Capability of EU Necessary
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the European Union should have real rapid military reaction capability, and in order to help with this Estonia is prepared ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Ambassador of India opened Indian visa representation centre in Tallinn
Nr 171-E At the opening of the visa representation centre of the Indian Embassy on Town Hall Square in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet Met With Representatives of Georgian Opposition
No 327-E At a meeting in Tbilisi with representatives of the Georgian opposition Bidzina Ivanishvili and Davit Usupashvili, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Those Who Have Fled From Violence in Syria Must Receive International Aid
No 338-E At the meeting of European Union foreign ministers that took place yesterday in New York within the framework of the opening week of the UN General Assembly, ...
29.05.2014  Estonia at the European Union General Affairs Council: Quick and Firm Agreement Needed to Ensure That Europe Will Invest in Economic Growth and Employment
No 335-E During the discussion on the European Union’s next budgetary period (2014-2020) that took place in Brussels today, ideas were exchanged regarding ...
29.05.2014  Estonia supports Georgia's aspirations for NATO membership
Estonian Foreign Minister, Urmas Paet, said in a meeting with the Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze that according to the Bucharest declaration, Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Ukrainian Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
On Thursday, 3 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, who will be on a visit to Estonia. At the ...
29.05.2014  Estonia hopes that sending a UN monitoring mission to Syria will help to put an end to the violence
No 108-E According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet’s statement at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union in Luxembourg today, Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Turkish Entrepreneurs From Belgium and the Netherlands to Visit Estonia
No. 333-E From 24-25 September a 20-member delegation of the European-Turkish Business Confederation UNITEE, which brings together Turkish entrepreneurs living ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Acquittal of Estonian Citizen With Foreign Minister of Fiji
No 337-E At his meeting in New York yesterday with Foreign Minister of Fiji Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his satisfaction over ...
29.05.2014  Visa-Free Travel for Estonian Citizens to Kazakhstan is Likely to Take Effect Soon
No 117-E At his meeting with the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Yerzhan Kazykhanov, in Astana today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia hopes to achieve ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Providing Aid to Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Nr 352-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan with 50 000 euros through the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opened Eighth Honorary Consulate in Sweden
Nr 342-E Yesterday, 23 October, Ambassador of Estonia to Sweden Jaak Jõerüüt opened Estonia’s eighth honorary consulate in Norrköping. ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
No 119-E At his meeting in Astana today with Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia is interested in closer economic ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Would Like For New European Union Budget to Support Smart Economic Growth
At the meeting of the European Union ministers for foreign and European affairs in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like for ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Macedonia Presents Credentials
Nr 322-E On Monday, 10 September, the new Estonian ambassador to Macedonia* Arti Hilpus presented his credentials to President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov. ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Syria Conflict Must Be Investigated by International Criminal Court
Nr 210-E   Today at the meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the International Criminal Court ...
29.05.2014  Estonia supports economic openness with Southeast Asian states
At the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union in Brunei today, the Foreign Minister of ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Giving Humanitarian Aid to Somalia and South Sudan
No 122-E The Foreign Ministry is contributing to the World Food Programme (WFP) project in Somalia to help provide food to the country’s inhabitants. In ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Ukraine Presents Credentials
No. 320-E Yesterday, 10 September, the new Estonian ambassador to Ukraine Sulev Kannike presented his credentials to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovytch. While ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Continuing Negotiations for European Union-Russia Co-operation Agreement
No. 134-E At today’s discussion in Brussels among the European Union foreign ministers regarding preparations for the EU-Russia summit in June, Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Developments in Greece with German EU Affairs Minister
No. 131-E During their meeting last night in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and German Minister of State for EU Affairs Michael Link discussed euro zone ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Direct Tallinn-Istanbul Flight Would Increase Communication
No. 128-E Today at the opening of the Estonia-Turkey Intercultural Trade and Education Association (EESTÜRK), Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that hopefully ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: More Unified Energy Policy Will Help Improve Energy Security of EU and Estonia
Tomorrow in Brussels Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will discuss the situation in Europe’s southern neighbourhood and Africa as well as connections between ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Secretary of State of USA
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Secretary of State of the United States of America Hillary Clinton over the attack on US diplomats in Libya ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to American Colleague
No. 208-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Secretary of State of the United States Hillary Clinton over the shooting that took place in ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Recognises Armenia’s Reform Efforts
No. 58-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with his Armenian colleague Edward Nalbandian yesterday in Prague. Paet stated that in recent months Armenia has been ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Israel Presents Credentials
No 145-E On Thursday, 24 May, Estonian Ambassador to the State of Israel Malle Talvet-Mustonen presented her credentials to President Shimon Peres. In the ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Cultural Counsellor in Paris Kersti Kirs Receives French Order of Arts and Letters
Nr 382-E 24 October 2012 On Tuesday, 23 October, General Inspector of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and French curator of the cultural ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet Confirmed That Estonia Supports UNICEF in Helping Children in Crisis Areas
No. 139–E At his meeting in New York with Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Anthony Lake, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opened Honorary Consulate in Liverpool
On Monday, 26 November, Foreign Ministry Secretary General Alar Streimann opened Estonia’s new honorary consulate in Liverpool in the United Kingdom of ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia is Prepared to Support Transition Process in Tunisia by Sharing its Experiences
No. 69-E At a meeting in Tunis with Minister of Administrative Reform of Tunisia Mohamed Abbou, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia is prepared to share ...
29.05.2014  President of Malta George Abela to Visit Estonia
No 144-E From 30 May to 2 June, President of the Republic of Malta George Abela will be in Estonia for a state visit. The president has meetings scheduled with ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Honorary Consuls Representing Estonia in North America
No. 140–E At his meeting in New York with the honorary consuls that represent Estonia in North America, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that thanks to ...
29.05.2014  NATO Foreign Ministers Condemned Use of Excessive Force Against Protestors in Ukraine
Last night, the foreign ministers of NATO member states made a joint statement that condemned the use of excessive force against protestors in Ukraine: “We ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Closer Ties Between Europe and USA are Essential Part of Security Guarantee
No 142-E At the foreign ministers’ discussion held yesterday in Chicago as part of the NATO summit, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that closer ties between ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: More Unified Foreign Relations in the Energy Sphere Would Improve Energy Security of European Union and Estonia
Nr 211-E During the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the European Union and its member ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Next NATO Summit Should Bring Further Enlargement
No 143-E At the meeting of the NATO foreign ministers and the foreign ministers of Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Georgia held in Chicago yesterday, ...
29.05.2014  Paet and Lidington: EU Internal Market Must Be Developed In Order To Achieve New Economic Growth in Europe
No. 59-E At his meeting with British Minister for Europe David Lidington in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in order to achieve new economic ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Parliament Started Ratification of Croatian Accession to European Union
No. 135-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet introduced the draft bill of Croatia’s European Union accession treaty to the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu). Paet ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: European Union Must Help Prevent Loss of Human Life and Cultural Property in Mali
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the European Union must help to protect human lives and cultural property in Mali and reduce tensions in relations between ...
29.05.2014  Estonian and Finnish Foreign Ministers To Open High-Level International Criminal Court Seminar in Tallinn
On Monday, 10 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, who will be in Estonia for a visit. At 13.50 on Monday, ...
29.05.2014  President of Germany Joachim Gauck to Visit Estonia
President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck will be on a state visit to Estonia from 8-10 July together with Mrs. Daniela Schadt. The schedule ...
29.05.2014  Grand Prizes for Foreign Ministry’s Estonia Quiz Went to the Netherlands and Russia
Nr 159-E   On Monday, 4 June, Foreign Ministry Secretary General Alar Streimann randomly selected the winners of the Foreign Ministry’s Estonia-themed ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia to Intensify Relations with Asian Countries
No. 152-E During a discussion in Riigikogu today on Estonia’s policies towards Asia, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that by developing its relations with ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to United Arab Emirates Presented Credentials
No. 157-E On Monday, 4 June, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia Andre Pung presented his credentials to President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifah ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With President of the European Court of Justice
No. 154-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with President of the European Court of Justice Vassilios Skouris, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed matters related ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Nr 221-E While talking about the worsening situation in Syria at his meeting in New York yesterday with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: European Union Can Overcome Hard Times by Developing Internal Market
No. 153-E At their meeting in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Vice President of the European Commission and Justice Commissioner of the European ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: European Union Must Develop Taking Full Advantage of Its Current Legal Space
No 424-E At a discussion on the future of the European Union in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that it is essential for the European Union ...
29.05.2014  The New President of Finland Sauli Niinistö on a Visit to Estonia
On Wednesday 25 April, the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, and his wife will arrive in Estonia for an official visit. The Finnish head of state will ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Visa-Free Travel for Estonians to Thailand Would Help Develop Tourism Relations
At his meeting in Tallinn today with representatives of the Estonian parliamentary group from the Kingdom of Thailand, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet on World Day: Every Child Has the Right to a Decent Life
No 155-E Today in Vabaduse Square at the opening of the World Day event, which was held for the eighth time this year, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Nigerian Colleague Over Plane Crash
No. 156-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Nigerian Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ashiru over the plane crash in Lagos that killed many people ...
29.05.2014  Today is World Humanitarian Day
No 226-E Today, on World Humanitarian Day, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia always reacts immediately to situations that require humanitarian aid ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Statement
The Foreign Ministry condemns the malicious and inadequate statement made by the Russian Embassy regarding the Sinimaed Hills memorial event. The memorial event ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Giving European Union Candidate Country Status to Serbia
No. 45-E At the European Union General Affairs Council in Brussels today, Estonia supported giving European Union candidate country status to Serbia, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov About Upcoming Consultations Between Foreign Ministries
Nr 364-E Last night in Luxembourg Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about carrying out consultations between the Estonian ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Situation in Middle East with Israeli Foreign Minister
At his meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed Estonia’s ongoing support for the Middle ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Spoke With US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton About Introducing Estonia’s e-State Experiences in the World
No. 203-E At his meeting in Ulan Bator, Mongolia with Secretary of State of the United States of America Hillary Clinton, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opens Fourth Honorary Consulate in Greece
On Friday, 8 June, Ambassador of Estonia to Greece Andres Talvik opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate on the island of Kos. Estonia’s new honorary consul ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Works for Greater Co-operation with the Nordic Countries and Latvia and Lithuania
No 307-E Attending the meeting of Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian foreign ministers (NB8) today in Vilnius, Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to the Netherlands Presents Credentials
Today, 6 June, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Peep Jahilo presented his credentials to Queen Beatrix. During their discussion ...
29.05.2014  Strengthening Human Rights Aspect in European Union Foreign Policy Important to Estonia
No. 182-E At their meeting today in Luxembourg, the European Union foreign ministers condemned the shooting of a Turkish military plane by Syria. In addition ...
29.05.2014  Exhibition Introducing Contemporary Estonian Architecture Opened in London
Nr 329-E Exhibition Introducing Contemporary Estonian Architecture Opened in London On 15 October, a photo exhibition entitled “Conversion in Estonian ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and President of UN General Assembly Discussed Stopping Violence in Syria
Nr 220–E At his meeting in New York yesterday with President of the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Supporting Special Programme During Black Nights Film Festival
No 204-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting a special programme within the framework of the 16th Black Night Film Festival in the fall that will include documentary ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Germany Presents Credentials
No 310-E On Tuesday, 4 September, Estonia’s new ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany Kaja Tael presented her credentials to Federal President of ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: European Union Eastern Partners Need Attention Even When EU’s Southern Neighbourhood is Experiencing Rapid Changes
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the European Union should be working with its Eastern Partnership countries, even at a time when the events going on in ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Morocco Presents Credentials
No. 46-E On Monday, 27 February, Estonian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco Marin Mõttus presented a copy of her credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Closer Nordic-Baltic Co-operation Helps to Increase the Competitiveness and Visibility of the Entire Region
No 302-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with the Foreign Minister of Denmark, Villy Søvndal, and discussed issues of Nordic-Baltic (NB8 – Nordic-Baltic ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Bosnia and Herzegovina Must Continue on the Path Towards European Union and NATO
Nr 163-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Valentin Inzko, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Bosnia and ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia-South Korea Trade Relations Have Great Potential
No 331 In a meeting today in Seoul with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Yun Byung-se, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia and ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Feels It is Essential to Start UN Supervision Mission in Syria Immediately
No. 132-E It is essential to prevent the conflict in Syria from escalating again and to start the UN supervision mission as soon as possible, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: The World is Not Yet on the Path to Sustainable Development
Nr 176–E At the high-level discussion on sustainable development taking place in Rio de Janeiro today within the framework of the UN Conference on Sustainable ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Wants More Rapid Equalisation of EU Agricultural Support
At the meeting of the European Union ministers for foreign affairs or European Union affairs in Horsens, Denmark today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet in Riga: We Need Europe-Wide Discussion on Future of European Union
No 228-E After his meeting in Riga today with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, and Lithuanian ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helping to Protect Afghan Children From Polio
No. 192-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the activities of UNICEF geared towards combating polio in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonian Experts Participating in Civil Missions Are World Class
No. 62-E When thanking the Estonian experts that have participated in civil missions today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that their contribution is greatly ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Commemorates Victims of June Deportations
Nr 172-E Today, on the Day of Mourning, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the 1941 deportations were a violent attempt by foreign totalitarian powers to ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Efforts to Alleviate Situation of Women and Children in Humanitarian Crises
No. 61-E According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Estonia provides support to efforts to alleviate the situation of women and children in humanitarian crises. “For ...
29.05.2014  Estonia and the United States Working Together to Help Tunisia Develop Open Governance and e-Governance
Nr 174–E Inc o-operation with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting the development of open ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry’s Web Consul to Share Travel Information and Answer Question in Facebook
Nr  173-E The Foreign Ministry’s “Foreign Ministry Web Consul” page was launched in Facebook today. On the page www.facebook.com/veebikonsul, ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Poland is a Vital Strategic Partner for Estonia
No 300-E Meeting the Foreign Minister of Poland Radosław Sikorski in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas noted that Poland is an important and close partner ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Invites Persian Gulf Countries to e-Governance Conference
No. 184-E We have started to share our e-governance experience with the Persian Gulf countries and are prepared to organise an e-state-related ministerial conference ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Discuss Future of Europe with German, Latvian and Lithuanian Colleagues
No. 227-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet in Riga tomorrow with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Conserving Environment Requires New Way of Thinking
No. 180–E Speaking at the UN Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in order to conserve our environment we much change ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet Encourages Western Balkan Countries to Continue Integrating With European Union
At a seminar held in Tallinn today on the future of the Western Balkans, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the natural future of the Western Balkan ...
29.05.2014  Estonian-Born Cleanup Campaign “Let’s Do It!” to Take Place in Rio de Janeiro
Nr 177–E Today, 19 June, a cleanup action born from the Estonian civic initiative “Let’s Do It!” will take place in Rio de Janeiro ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Paet and Sikorski: We Must Continue to Support the Democratic Forces and Civil Society in Belarus
No 301-E Opening the seminar for the representatives of Belorussian civil society with the Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: We Must Fight Against Violence Against Women in Armed Conflicts
No 80-E At the meeting on women, peace and security organised at Estonia’s initiative and held at UN Headquarters in New York, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
29.05.2014  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. ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Decision to Open European Union Accession Negotiations with Montenegro
No. 186-E Estonia supports starting European Union accession negotiations with Montenegro since Montenegro has fulfilled the necessary criteria, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Joined Amendment on the Crime of Aggression in International Criminal Court
No 107-E Yesterday, 27 March, Estonian Ambassador to the UN Margus Kolga presented a letter of ratification of amendments to the Rome Statue to UN Under-Secretary-General ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Foreign Minister of Great Britain
No. 60-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Foreign Minister of Great Britain William Hague over the death of six British soldiers in Helmand ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister of Denmark to Visit Estonia
No 33-TT On Tuesday, 28 August, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark Villy Søvndal will be in Estonia for a visit. The Danish foreign minister has ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Considers International Arms Trade Treaty to Be Essential
Nr 194-E Negotiations for the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will begin at the UN conference in New York. The Estonian delegation is being led by Estonian ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Concluding Free Trade Agreements With Singapore and Canada and Preparing for Agreements With Japan and Morocco
No 426-E At a meeting the of the European Union foreign trade ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that he feels it is important that the European ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helps Georgia Strengthen Defences Against Cybercrime
The Foreign Ministry is supporting the activities of the Police and Border Guard Board to help increase Georgia’s ability to prevent and resolve cybercrimes. Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Cleanup Initiative Started in Estonia “Let’s Do It!” Carried Out in Rio de Janeiro
Yesterday a trash cleanup action born from the Estonian civic initiative “Let’s Do It!” took place in Rio de Janeiro as part of the UN Conference ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Values Work of UNFPA in Resolving Population Issues in Developing Countries
No. 190–E Estonian Permanent Representative to UN Headquarters in Geneva Jüri Seilenthal participated yesterday, 26 June, in the annual meeting of ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Travel Writer Neil Taylor Receives Estonian State Decoration
No 21-TT Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Aino Lepik presented travel writer Neil Taylor with The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana V class at the ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Aiding Victims of Conflict in Syria
The Foreign Ministry is aiding victims of the crisis in Syria through the UN Emergency Response Fund for Syria (ERF) with 50 000 euros. Foreign Minister Urmas ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Feels Naming European Union Special Representative for Human Rights is Necessary
No. 66-E At the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Copenhagen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the European Union must keep human rights ...
29.05.2014  Victims of Communism Commemorated in Washington, Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Given Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom
Nr 28-TT On 12 June a memorial ceremony for the victims of communist regimes was held at the Victims of Communism Memorial near the Capitol in Washington, DC. ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Community Must Take Real Steps to Support People of Syria
No. 197-E Today in Paris at a meeting addressing the situation in Syria, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the international community must make a joint effort ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Extending Sanctions Against Syria to End Civil War
No 179-E Estonia supports continuing the European Union’s current sanctions against Syria and the initiative of the USA and Russia to exert strong pressure ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister of Poland to Visit Estonia
No 32-TT On Monday, 27 August, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Poland Radoslaw Sikorski will be in Estonia on a visit and will meet with Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Announced New Project to Advise Emerging Democracies
No. 201-E Today in Ulan Bator in Mongolia, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the launch of the Leaders Engaged in ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: We Must Make a Common Effort to Agree on the New Financial Framework of the European Union by the End of the Year
No 304-E Discussing the EU’s next financial framework (MFF - multiannual financial framework) for the period 2014-2020 at the meeting of European Union’s ...
29.05.2014  Estonia and Turkey Hold Joint Fitness Event on Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul
No 121–E Yesterday in Istanbul, which is the European Capital of Sports for 2012, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Turkish Minister for European Union ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: European Union Must Intensify Economic Cooperation and Contractual Relations with Ukraine
Nr 313-E In a meeting today with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed Ukraine’s integration with ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia is ready to support Afghan security forces post-2014
At the meeting of NATO foreign and defence ministers in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet announced that at the Chicago summit NATO is turning over ...
29.05.2014  Australia is Important Partner to Estonia among Like-minded Countries
Nr 314-E   At today’s meeting with the John Hogg, the President of the Australian Senate, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in the past few years ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Feels European Union Must Give Greater Attention to Eastern Partnership
No. 57–E At the Eastern Partnership meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Prague, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that Eastern Partnership ...
29.05.2014  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. ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Our Shared Memory Must Prevent New Crimes
No. 124-E At the memorial event dedicated to the French Jews who were deported to occupied Estonia during World War II held in Tallinn near Patarei Prison today, ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Israel
Nr 206-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman over the bombing that targeted a bus carrying Israeli ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations with Trinidad and Tobago
Yesterday, 2 April, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the UN Margus Kolga and Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Rodney Charles established ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia considers closer relations with Brazil important
At his meeting in Brazil with the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed satisfaction that Estonia and ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Council of Europe’s Fight Against Cybercrime
The Foreign Ministry is supporting the expansion of the Council of Europe’s activities in fighting cybercrime to as many countries as possible. According ...
29.05.2014  Estonia steps up ties with Vietnam and Singapore
At a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Vietnam, Pham Binh, in Brunei today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed Estonia's wish to sign an agreement on the ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Criminal Court Needs Stronger Political Support
Nr 341-E At a meeting focusing on issues related to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in New York today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that regardless ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With New Finnish President Sauli Niinistö
No. 83-E At his meeting in Helsinki with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the closeness between Estonia and Finland ...
29.05.2014  Estonia to Establish Visa Representation Agreement with Belgium
No. 86-E 5 April 2012 Estonia decided to establish a visa representation agreement with Belgium. Foreign Minister Urmas Pet said at today’s government ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador Presented Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana to Economic Figure and Patron of the Arts Sadayuki Sakakibara
No. 185-E At the Estonian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, 25 June, Estonian Ambassador to Japan Toivo Tasa presented the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Increase of Tempo Needed in Turkey’s Movement Towards European Union
No. 127-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia continues to be a supporter ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Georgia Needs Support of International Community
While talking about relations with Georgia yesterday in New York at the meeting of European Union and NATO foreign ministers organised by US Secretary of State ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry to Support "Let's Do It" Initiative at Rio+20 Conference
The Foreign Ministry supports the idea of introducing the experiences of the "Let's Do It!" trash cleanup campaign and utilising the cleanup model all over the ...
29.05.2014  Turkish Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
No. 125-E On Friday, 11 May, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will be in Estonia for a visit. He has a meeting scheduled with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. The ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Opened Estonian Embassy in Kazakhstan
No 118-E On Friday,  4 May, at the opening of the Estonian Embassy in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that over the ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Feels Countries Should Be Responsible for Protecting Citizens in Crisis Situations
Nr 347-E At a meeting of the ministers of the R2P (Responsibility to Protect) initiative in New York, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that at the core of ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili
Nr 326-E   At his meeting in Qvareli with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia supports Georgia’s ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Concluded Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation With Uzbekistan
Nr 346-E At his meeting in New York with Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet signed an agreement for the avoidance of ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Georgia Presents Credentials
Nr 319-E On Monday, 10 September, Estonia’s new ambassador to Georgia Priit Turk presented his credentials to President Mikheil Saakashvili. In their ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Embassy organises Nordic walking in Istanbul
On next Sunday, 6 May, Nordic walking will take over Istanbul's Bosporus bridge, which connects Asia and Europe. This year, the Turkish Ministry for European ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Spoke With Winner of Georgian Parliamentary Elections Bidzina Ivanishvili
Nr  357-E   Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke over the phone with Bidzina Ivanishvili, the leader of the Georgian opposition movement Georgian ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Expects Progress in Resolving Debt Crisis and Development of Internal Market From Next EU Presidency Ireland
No 386-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Irish Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Spoke at Helsinki Book Fair About Role of Small and Large States in Europe
No. 383-E Today at the Helsinki Book Fair, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in a discussion on opportunities for small countries to influence developments ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opens Honorary Consulate in Rovaniemi
No 381-E Today, 24 October, Minister of Education and Research Jaak Aaviksoo opened Estonia's new honorary consulate in Rovaniemi, Finland. Estonian Ambassador ...
29.05.2014  Works of Arvo Pärt Performed at Mexico’s Most Important Concert Hall
No 377-E Last night the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste, performed the works of Arvo Pärt ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Concluded Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation With Mexico
No 378-E In Mexico City Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Mexican Minister of Finance José Antonio Meade Kuribreña signed an agreement for the ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Turkey Presents Credentials
Nr 359-E   On Monday, 8 October, Estonian Ambassador to Turkey Miko Haljas presented his credentials to Turkish President Abdullah Gül. In the discussion ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Switzerland Presents Credentials
Nr 375-E On Thursday, 18 October, Estonia's new ambassador to the Swiss Confederation Gert Antsu presented his credentials to President of Switzerland Eveline ...
29.05.2014  Estonia calls for a release of all political prisoners in Belarus
No 107-E The European Union must continue to demand for the release and rehabilitation of all political prisoners in Belarus, the Foreign Minister of Estonia, ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Would Like to Intensify Relations With G20 Member Mexico
No 376-E At his meeting in Mexico City with Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia is interested in strengthening ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia-USA Relations Will Continue to Deepen
No 397-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia will continue developing the good comprehensive co-operation that has taken place will newly re-elected ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet on Visit to Mexico
Nr 374-E Starting today until 20 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is in Mexico for a visit, during which he has a meeting scheduled with Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Protection of Human Rights is Priority of Estonian Foreign Policy
Nr 395-E At his meetings in New York with representatives of African, Asian and Latin-American countries to the UN, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia’s ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Feels International Criminal Court Can Act as Deterrent of Crimes Against Humanity
No 394-E At his meeting yesterday in New York with Convener of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court Bill Pace, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry statement regarding Estonian citizen abducted in Nigeria
No 388-E Early this morning the sailor of Estonian citizenship and the other members of his crew, who were abducted off the coast of Nigeria in mid-October, were ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Participating in NATO Crisis Management Exercise CMX
No 390-E From 12-16 November Estonia will participate in NATO’s Crisis Management Exercise (CMX 2012) for the sixth time. The CMX is a crisis management ...
29.05.2014  European Union Renews Sanctions Against Belarus
The European Union has renewed its sanctions against Belarus because no real changes have taken place in the country, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at the ...
29.05.2014  Estonia formally joins the Open Governance Partnership
At the annual meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Brazil, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said yesterday that Estonia is joining an initiative that ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Hopes for Smooth Co-operation From Russia in Fulfilling Principles of World Trade Organisation
Nr 365-E 15 October 2012   Yesterday at the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Luxembourg, ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Decisions Must Be Made For Future of Europe
Nr 368-E In Luxembourg at the discussion on the report by the Future of Europe Group, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that currently the most relevant topic ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Moldova Presents Credentials
On Thursday, 11 October, Estonian Ambassador to Moldova Sulev Kannike presented his credentials to President of Moldova Nicolae Timofti. Ambassador Kannike resides ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet on behalf of 15 European Union countries: the devices of EU’s cohesion policy must not be reduced any further
No 305-E Speaking on behalf of the 15 member states of the Friends of Cohesion Policy group at today’s meeting of European Union’s foreign and ...
29.05.2014  Estonia’s Ambassador to NATO Presented his Credentials
No 308-E On Monday, 3 September, Estonia’s ambassador to NATO, Lauri Lepik, presented his credentials to the Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to China Presents Credentials
No 360-E On Tuesday, 9 October, Estonian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Toomas Lukk presented his credentials to Chinese President Hu Jintao. In ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Paet: Budget Concerns in Europe Should Not Be Allowed to Affect European Security
No. 141-E While speaking at the Young Atlanticist Summit in Chicago yesterday (http://tinyurl.com/bsgglus), Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the International ...
29.05.2014  Estonian State Officials to Receive French Language Instruction
No. 151-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet signed a co-operation agreement between Estonia and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (Organisation ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: In EU-Ukraine Relations, European Union Cannot Move Faster Than Ukraine Itself
Nr 133-E At today’s meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that regardless of the complicated situation ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Established Diplomatic Relations With Côte d'Ivoire
Estonian Ambassador to the UN Margus Kolga and Ambassador of Côte d'Ivoire Youssouf Bamba established diplomatic relations between Estonia and Côte ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: European Union and USA Working Together is Only Option
No. 79-E While giving a public lecture at George Washington University in Washington DC, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in the context of growing economic ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Days Taking Place in Strasbourg, France
No. 22-TT Estonian Days will be taking place in Strasbourg from 28-29 March. The two-day event will include a lecture on modern Estonian architecture at Strasbourg’s ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Foreign Ministry Supports Entrepreneurs in Entering Foreign Markets
No. 64–E Today at the anniversary conference of the Estonian Employers’ Confederation, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Foreign Ministry ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Georgia’s Efforts to Achieve NATO Membership
No. 51-E Meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister Gregory Vashadze in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted that Estonia supports Georgia’s ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Well-Being of Estonian Economy is Most Closely Tied to Nordic Countries
No. 53-E At the economic conference "An Estonian and Finnish Economic Union?" held in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke about Estonia's foreign ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Kosovo in Developing Country and Integrating With EU
Nr 170–E In his meeting with Speaker of the Parliament of Kosovo Jakup Krasniq in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed Estonia’s support ...
29.05.2014  UN Must Set Example and Lead World to Path of Sustainable Development
Nr 183-E   Today, 25 June, a meeting of the Executive Board of the UN Development Programme took place in Geneva, where Estonian Permanent Representative ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opened Fifth Honorary Consulate in Austria
No. 188–E On Tuesday, 26 June, Minister of Culture Rein Lang and Ambassador in Vienna Eve-Külli Kala opened Estonia’s fifth honorary consulate ...
29.05.2014  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 ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Polish Colleague
No. 56-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to his Polish colleague Radosław Sikorski over the train crash that took place in southern ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Afghanistan Presents Credentials
Today, 3 April, Estonia’s new ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Väino Reinart presented his credentials to President of Afghanistan ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Direct Negotiations Between Palestine and Israel Must Be Restored
At a seminar on Palestine and the Middle East peace process in Tallinn yesterday, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that although no progress has been made recently ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Wants European Union Agricultural Supports to Be More Equal
No. 187-E Estonia wants for European Union agricultural supports to be equalised more quickly, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated today at the meeting of the ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Opened Honorary Consulate in Gdańsk
No. 138-E 18 May 2012 Yesterday, 17 May, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs Lauri Bambus opened Estonia’s honorary consulate ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: European Union Must Be Able to React Quickly to Changes in its Neighbourhood
No. 65-E At the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Copenhagen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that taking into consideration the developments ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Supports Civil Society of Belarus
No. 72-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting a conference on reforms and modernisation in Belarus. The conference is a civil society initiative and will take place ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministers of Estonia and Slovakia discuss upcoming NATO summit
At their meeting in Bratislava, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcák of the new government of the Slovak Republic ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Foreign Minister of Mongolia
No. 202-E At his meeting in Ulan Bator with Foreign Minister of Mongolia Gombojav Zandanshatar, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that this year Estonia will for ...
29.05.2014  Exhibit of Traditional Estonian Clothing to be Opened in Ukraine
No. 74-E Today an exhibit introducing traditional Estonian clothing entitled “Estonians’ Traditional Clothing” will be opened in the State Museum ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Europe Has Good Conditions for Economic Growth
Nr 345-E While talking about the political aspects of the European crisis during a roundtable at Columbia University in New York, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations with Nauru
No. 73-E On Wednesday, 21 March, Estonian Ambassador to the UN Margus Kolga and Ambassador of Nauru to the UN Marlene Moses established diplomatic relations ...
29.05.2014  European Union Implements New Sanctions Against Belarus
No. 75-E At today’s meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, a new packet of economic measures targeting Belarus was approved. Ambassador ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to France Presented Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana IV Class to High French State Official Emmanuel Barbe
No. 90-E On Wednesday, 11 April, Estonian Ambassador to France Sven Jürgenson presented French Deputy Secretary General of European Union Affairs Emmanuel ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Secretary of State of the USA Hillary Clinton in Washington
No. 78-E At his meeting in Washington yesterday with Secretary of State of the United States Hillary Clinton, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed satisfaction ...
29.05.2014  Negotiations on Next European Union Budget (2014-2020) Continue
No. 77-E At the General Affairs Council held in Brussels today, the ministers discussed sections of the budget package that require political agreements to be ...
29.05.2014  Meeting of European Union Foreign Ministers Focuses on Access to Education and Water in Conflict Zones
At the meeting of European Union foreign ministers held today in Cyprus, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted that matters related to education are playing an increasingly ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Places Importance on Firmly Establishing Free Society in Tunisia
No. 70-E At his meeting today with Speaker of the Tunisian Parliament Mustapha Ben Jaafer, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports firmly establishing ...
29.05.2014  New Estonian Ambassador to Belgium Presents Credentials
No 309-E On Monday, 3 September, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Kingdom of Belgium Gert Antsu presented his credentials to King of the Belgians ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Presented Eerik Haamer Painting to Art Museum
No. 152-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet presented Eerik Haamer’s 1968 oil painting “Card Players” (“Kaardimängijad”) to ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Strongly Condemns Syria For Bombing Turkey
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that Estonia together with its partners in NATO strongly condemns the attack the Syrian regime carried out yesterday against ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at Meeting With Bulgarian Foreign Minister: Honest Parliamentary Elections Confirm Strength of Democracy in Georgia
Nr 356-E At their meeting in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov discussed recent developments in Georgia. ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Georgia’s Integration with European Union and NATO
Nr 323-E At his meeting in Tbilisi today with Georgian Foreign Minister Gregory Vashadze, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed Estonia’s support for ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Israel-Gaza Conflict Must Stop Immediately
No 411-E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the international community must do ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia is Interested in Intensifying IT-Related Co-operation With Arab Countries
No 405-E At a meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union and Arab League countries in Cairo today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that closer ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Confirmed to New Georgian Foreign Minister That Estonia Supports Georgia’s Path Towards European Union and NATO
No 384-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet had a phone conversation with Georgia’s new foreign minister Maia Panjikidze about the further development ...
29.05.2014  Estonian and Russian Foreign Ministries Hold First Round of Border Treaty Consultations
No 387-E Consultations between the foreign ministries of Estonia and Russia on the topic of the Estonia-Russia border treaties took place in Moscow today. Foreign ...
29.05.2014  Irish Minister for European Affairs to Visit Estonia
No 385-E Ireland's Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton will be in Estonia for a visit from 30-31 October. She has a meeting scheduled with ...
29.05.2014  Estonia’s Well-Being Influenced by Situation in Other Baltic Sea Region States
No 399-E Today at a conference on the Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Estonian economy and our country’s ...
29.05.2014  Markus Kasemaa’s Exhibition “Figures 1” on Display at University of Southern Denmark
No 37-TT On 5 November Markus Kasemaa’s exhibition entitled “Figures 1” was opened at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. Ambassador ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Selected Vice-Chair of OECD’s 2013 Ministerial Council Meeting
Nr 391-E The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) chose Estonia and Australia to be the vice-chairs of the OECD Ministerial Council ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Presents Credentials
No 389-E On Tuesday, 30 October, Estonia’s new ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Arti Hilpus presented his credentials to Presidency Chairman of Bosnia ...
29.05.2014  European Union Agrees on Need to Deepen Internal Market
While preparing for a session of the European Council that will focus on the future of the economic and monetary union, today’s session of the European ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Feels It Is Essential to Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis in Syria
15 October 2012   The international community must give multi-faceted support to the countries accepting Syrian refugees, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met Georgian Foreign Minister Gregory Vashadze
No 361-E At his meeting in Tallinn yesterday with Georgian Foreign Minister Gregory Vashadze, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that following the parliamentary ...
29.05.2014  Estonia wants to make changes to the next draft budget (2014-2020) of the European Union
During the discussion on the next budget of the European Union at the EU’s foreign and EU ministers in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said ...
29.05.2014  Paet and Burns Confirmed Close Security Co-operation Between Estonia and USA
No 137-E During their meeting in Tallinn today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Deputy Secretary of State of the USA William Burns, who is in Estonia for a visit, ...
29.05.2014  Estonia to Bring Number of Honorary Consuls in Finland to Eight, Also Prepared to Welcome Finnish Diplomat at Embassy in Georgia
No. 82-E At his meeting in Helsinki today with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that by working together, Estonia and ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Trade Ministers Discussed Russian Plan to Ban Live Animal Imports from European Union
No. 71-E At the meeting of the European Union Trade Council in Brussels today, attendees discussed Russia’s plan to ban live animal imports from the European ...
29.05.2014  Estonia and Finland Plan to Continue Organising Joint Visits With Business Delegations
No. 54-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Finnish Minister of European Affairs and Trade Relations Alexander Stubb, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed ...
29.05.2014  Ambassador Kaljurand Met with Estonian Air Force Helicopter Pilots Studying in USA
On Monday, 18 June, Estonian Ambassador to the United States Marin Kaljurand and other embassy workers visited the Maryland Air National Guard support centre ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Secretary General Participated in Ceremony Commemorating Victims of Convoy 73
No 36-TT Yesterday, 1 November, a delegation of the French Holocaust Memorial Foundation visited Tallinn and participated in a memorial ceremony by the memorial ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Standing For Human Rights is Integral Part of Estonian Foreign Policy
No. 49-E At the regular session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that Estonia makes a serious contribution ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Would Like to Be Member of Conference on Disarmament
No. 50-E At the high-level meeting of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva yesterday, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like to become a ...
29.05.2014  Government Decided to Close Estonian Embassy in Bulgaria
No. 62-E The Government of Estonia has decided to restructure Estonia’s representation in Bulgaria and close its embassy there. A non-residing ambassador ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Quiz Participants Can Win a Free Trip to Estonia
No. 52-E This week the Estonian Foreign Ministry opened its annual Estonia-themed trivia quiz “Estonia Quiz 2012”, with a grand prize of a trip ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Participate in European Union Eastern Partnership Meeting in Prague
No. 55-E Tomorrow Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a European Union Eastern Partnership meeting in Prague. Foreign Minister Paet stated that Eastern ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow
In today’s meeting in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow discussed the future issues of the mission ...
29.05.2014  European Court of Justice Allows Court Decision Regarding Favourable Emission Allowance Decision for Estonia to Stand
No. 81-E Today, 29 March, the European Court of Justice announced its decision regarding the emissions case C-505/09 P, ending a nearly five-year court case between ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: budget cuts must not affect European security
Commenting on the results of the NATO summit in Chicago at the spring session of NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Helping Children in Afghanistan, Mali, and Democratic Republic of the Congo Through UN Children's Fund
No 417-E Through the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Foreign Ministry is supporting education projects in Afghanistan, ongoing education for children in Mali, ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Chosen to Be Member of UN Human Rights Council
Nr 404-E   Today, 12 November, elections for the UN Human Rights Council took place in New York and Estonia was elected to be a member of the council from ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Would Like Changes Made to New Financial Framework Regarding Cohesion Policy and Agricultural Supports
No 413-E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Ending Violence and Combat in Syria is of Utmost Importance
No 412-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the European Union sees the Syrian opposition coalition as a legitimate representative of the aspirations of ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Palestine
Nr 406-E During his meeting in Cairo with Foreign Minister of Jordan Nasser Judeh, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted that Estonia values Jordan as an important ...
29.05.2014  Improving the Situation of Women and Children Important to Estonia
No 396-E During a meeting in New York with UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children Marta Santos Pais, Foreign Minister ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Supports Accession of Latvia and Lithuania to Euro Zone and OECD
Nr 401-E At the Baltic Council held today in Vilnius, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports the accession of Latvia and Lithuania to the euro ...
29.05.2014  Estonia is First-Time Candidate for UN Human Rights Council
Nr 393-E At his meeting with head of Amnesty International's New York office Jose Louis Diaz, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that if it is chosen to be a ...
29.05.2014  Foreign Ministry Statement Regarding Estonian Citizen Abducted by Pirates Off Coast of Nigeria
On 16 October the shipping company Bourbon notified the Foreign Ministry that the seven crew members of a ship belonging to the company, Bourbon Liberty, have ...
29.05.2014  As of Next Year Estonian Citizens Can Travel to Armenia Visa-Free
Nr 362-E As of 10 January 2013, Estonian citizens will be able to travel to Armenia for tourism and business and remain there for up to three months within ...
29.05.2014  Estonia Concluded Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation With Cyprus
Nr 371-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Foreign Minister of Cyprus Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis signed an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and an ...
29.05.2014  Members of Human Rights Council to be Chosen in UN Tomorrow
No 402-E Tomorrow, 12 November, elections will take place in New York for the UN Human Rights Council, for which Estonia is in the running to be a member from ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Representation in Minsk to Be NATO Contact Point Embassy in Belarus
No 415-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the Estonian Embassy in Minsk will be the NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE) in Belarus as of 1 January 2013. The ...
29.05.2014  Estonian Citizens Can Travel Visa-Free to Over 100 Countries
No 409-E At a meeting with representatives of the Estonian Travel and Tourism Association, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonian citizens can currently ...
29.05.2014  Georgian Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration to Visit Estonia
No 416-E Georgian Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Alexi Petriashvili will be in Estonia for a visit from 26-27 November. Alexi Petriashvili ...
26.05.2014  Who won the European Museum of the Year award and why did Estonian museums refuse to close for the night?
From May 14-17, Tallinn played host to the European Museum Forum 2014, culminating in the presentation of the European Museum of the Year Award 2014. This year's Museum Forum programme can seen here: ...
22.04.2014  Daily Dozen with New York-based Estonian artist Jaanika Peerna
On the occasion of the April 15th opening of Jaanika Peerna's first solo exhibition in Espoo, Finland, online magazine www.arterritory.com (Baltic, Russian and Scandinavian art territory) interviewed Estonian-born, ...
27.03.2014  (The Müürileht) Interview: Toomas Hendrik Ilves (on music, subcultures and a lot more)
We went to see the President of Estonia to talk about music, subcultures and evolving culture; Estonian self-esteem, manners and success; leaving and returning; contemporary world view and a more tolerant ...
25.03.2014  Tallinn Music Week reveals conference line-up featuring Pussy Riot and Robert Levine
Tallinn Music Week (TMW), the annual music conference and showcase festival, has unveiled its most impressive line-up yet. From March 27-30, the Nordic and Baltic region's premier music event will be buzzing ...
21.03.2014  Free and secure internet – can it be achieved?
A part of the preparations for the Freedom Online Coalition’s conference “Free and Secure Internet for All” – which will take place during the Estonian ICT Week – is a document that focuses on one central ...
19.03.2014  Hungary: Estonian week 2014
The traditional Estonian week in Hungary is taking place between 17 March and 4 April 2014. It is being organised by the Estonian Institute in Hungary for the 7th time. Read more...
14.03.2014  Estonian and Ukrainian musicians to perform at benefit concert “For Ukraine”
This Sunday, 16 March at 12:00 a benefit concert entitled "For Ukraine" will be held at Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak) in Tallinn. With this event, Estonian and Ukrainian musicians, students, and non-governmental ...
12.03.2014  President Ilves: e-Estonia is sharing the experience of using its personal ID code with Japan
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who arrived in Tokyo on March 6 at the invitation of the Japanese Prime Minister, made a presentation at the Japan Association of New Economy, gave a lecture at Waseda University, ...
04.02.2014  Tõnu Kaljuste wins Grammy for Arvo Pärt’s “Adam’s Lament”
Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste won a Grammy award in the best choral performance category for his work on composer Arvo Pärt's album "Adam's Lament" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles ...
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