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The Celebration of the 95th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia

11.02.2013

Attention journalists!

Accreditation is starting for the events celebrating the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn. Journalists, photographers and cameramen interested in covering any of the events should be accredited no later than Sunday, 17 February at the following address.

A briefing will take place on 21 February at 14.00 in the Foreign Ministry press centre for accredited journalists. Information about the events will be given by Chief of the Public Affairs Department of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces Lieutenant Commander Ingrid Mühling, public relations advisor to the President of the Republic Toomas Sildam, Press Officer to the Government Liina Kersna, Head of the Press Department of Riigikogu Aivar Jarne, and Peeter Reštšinski ja Merle Pormeister of the Foreign Ministry’s State Protocol Department. Press cards will also be distributed at the briefing.
We ask that you register for the briefing no later than 19 February by writing to the email address protokoll@mfa.ee with the subject line “BRIIFING”. (For additional information, contact Merle Pormeister at 6377513).

NB! Please specify exactly which event(s) you would like to cover!


Saturday, 23 February

11.00 Placing of wreaths on the graves of Estonian state figures
Starting at the grave of president K. Päts
We ask that press arrive no later than 10.50
Additional information: Sirje Sepaste, Foreign Ministry’s State Protocol Department, protokoll@mfa.ee, tel. 637 7512 (subject: METSAKALMISTU)
No accreditation necessary—all journalists are welcome
Programme: http://www.vm.ee/sites/default/files/Metsakalmistu.pdf

13.00 Handing out of state decorations by the President of the Republic at the Kadriorg Art Museum
A. Weizenbergi 37
We ask that press arrive no later than 12.40
Information and accreditation: Public Relations Department of the Chancellery of the President, Margit Teesalu-Kranich, margit.teesalu@vpk.ee, tel. 631 6202 (subject: VP TEENETEMÄRGID)

Sunday, 24 February
 

7.33 Formal flag-raising ceremony at Tall Herman Tower, Toompea
Lossi plats 1a
We ask that press arrive no later than 7.20
Information: Press Department of Riigikogu, Aivar Jarne, press@riigikogu.ee, 631 6356 (subject: LIPU HEISKAMINE)
No accreditation necessary—all journalists are welcome
Programme: http://www.vm.ee/sites/default/files/Riigilipuheiskamine.pdf

9.00  Placing of wreaths at the base of the Monument to the War of Independence on Vabaduse Square    
We ask that press arrive no later than 8.50
Information and accreditation: Public Affairs Department of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces, Ingrid Mühling, press@mil.ee, tel. 717 1084, mob. 517 9326 (subject: PÄRGADE ASETAMINE)
Programme: http://www.vm.ee/sites/default/files/Pärgadeasetamine.pdf

10.00 Independence Day church service in Dome Church
We ask that press arrive no later than 9.45
Information and Accreditation: Foreign Ministry State Protocol Department, Merle Pormeister, protokoll@mfa.ee, tel. 637 7513, mob. 5306 2856 (subject: JUMALATEENISTUS)
Programme: http://www.vm.ee/sites/default/files/Jumalateenistus.pdf

12.00 Defence Forces parade on Vabaduse Square
We ask that press arrive no later than 11.30 to the entrance of the Kaarli pst parking area
Information and accreditation: Public Affairs Department of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces, Ingrid Mühling, press@mil.ee, tel. 717 1084, mob. 517 9326 (subject: PARAAD) 
Programme: http://www.vm.ee/sites/default/files/Paraad.pdf

13.30 Awarding of national science awards, F.J. Wiedemann Language Award, and sports and cultural awards by Prime Minister Andrus Ansip at the Academy of Sciences
Kohtu 6
We ask that press arrive no later than 13.20
Information and accreditation: Government Communications Department, Liina Kersna,  press@riik.ee, tel. 693 5720, mob. 5300 4674 (subject: PM PREEMIAD)

18.00 Independence Day concert and formal reception hosted by the President of the Republic and Mrs. Evelin Ilves at Estonia Theatre and Concert Hall
Estonia pst. 4

- President of the Republic’s speech and concert
- President of the Republic and Mrs Evelin Ilves greeting guests in the White Hall of the Estonia Theatre
- Formal reception of the President of the Republic and Mrs Evelin Ilves in the Estonian Concert Hall

We ask that press arrive no later than 17.00
Information and accreditation: Public Relations Department of the Chancellery of the President, Margit Teesalu-Kranich, margit.teesalu@vpk.ee, tel. 631 6202 (subjekt: PRESIDENDI VASTUVÕTT)

The formal events will be attended by the President of the Republic, the speaker of the Riigikogu, the prime minister, members of the government and Riigikogu, and representatives of the diplomatic corps.

For accreditation, we ask that journalists send the following information: name, ID number, publication, mobile phone number, profession (photographer, camera operator, reporter, etc.).

During the President’s formal reception, journalists will have access to a temporary press centre in the Estonia Theatre. For indoor events, we request that dark suits be worn.

More information about accreditation:
Merle Pormeister
Foreign Ministry State Protocol Department
Email: protokoll@mfa.ee
Tel. 6377513
Mob. 53062856 

SPOKESPERSON’S OFFICE
+372 637 7654
press@mfa.ee
www.vm.ee

 

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