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18.12.2012  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 shooting that took place in the state of Connecticut ...
13.12.2012  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. Ambassador Turk resides in Tbilisi. In the ...
13.12.2012  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. Estonia is participating with the full-length ...
12.12.2012  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 recognise the National Coalition of Syrian ...
12.12.2012  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 negotiations with Serbia and Macedonia*, ...
12.12.2012  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 with Macedonia*, Foreign Minister ...
12.12.2012  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 gardens of the Villa Giulia will be open ...
11.12.2012  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 Union foreign ministers in Brussels. “Resuming  ...
11.12.2012  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 today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
11.12.2012  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 of Luxembourg Henri. In the conversation ...
11.12.2012  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 Jean Asselborn, Latvian Foreign Minister ...
10.12.2012  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 Human Rights Day and in connection with ...
10.12.2012  Foreign Ministry Coming Events: 10− 16 December 2012
10.12 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels. The foreign ministers will discuss the Western Balkans from the viewpoint of EU enlargement, ...
10.12.2012  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 Minister Urmas Paet, Estonia highly values ...
10.12.2012  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 Urmas Paet said that Estonia is expecting ...
10.12.2012  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 would violate UN Security Council ...
10.12.2012  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 that the OSCE has a growing role in protecting ...
05.12.2012  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, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted ...
05.12.2012  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 NATO and the decision from the Bucharest summit ...
05.12.2012  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 further develop NATO and Russia’s practical ...
03.12.2012  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 integration with the European Union ...
03.12.2012  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 an embassy in Ukraine, the Estonian Embassy ...
30.11.2012  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 Ilham Aliyev. In the discussion that ...
29.11.2012  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 Urmas Paet said that in addition to the ...
29.11.2012  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 Union conclude free trade agreements ...
29.11.2012  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 to progress quickly in those sectors that ...
28.11.2012  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 Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Estonia’s ...
27.11.2012  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 Minister Paet stated that unfortunately ...
27.11.2012  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. The recipients have demonstrated a long-term ...
26.11.2012  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 confirmed that Estonia is a firm supporter ...
26.11.2012  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, and improvements in the humanitarian ...
26.11.2012  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 mandate for a Contact Point Embassy lasts ...
26.11.2012  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 will meet with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. ...
21.11.2012  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 Paet said that the level of direct agricultural ...
20.11.2012  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 the Syrian people but the most important thing ...
20.11.2012  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 everything in its power to end the Israel-Gaza ...
19.11.2012  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 travel to over 100 countries without a visa. ...
16.11.2012  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 the major role played by the ICC in punishing ...
15.11.2012  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 co-operation between European and Arab countries ...
14.11.2012  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 partner in the Middle Eastern region. Foreign ...
13.11.2012  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 2013-2015. Estonia’s candidacy received ...
12.11.2012  Estonia Chosen to Be Member of UN Human Rights Council
Nr 404-E 12 November 2012 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 2013-2015. Estonia’s ...
12.11.2012  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 2013-2015. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated ...
12.11.2012  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 zone as well as the Organisation for Economic ...
08.11.2012  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 well-being depend greatly on the ...
07.11.2012  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 of Estonia to Denmark Katrin Kivi participated ...
07.11.2012  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 President of the United States Barack Obama ...
06.11.2012  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 Urmas Paet said improving the situation of ...
06.11.2012  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 that Estonia feels an effective International ...
05.11.2012  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 stone next to the former Patarei prison ...
05.11.2012  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 Meeting taking place in Paris in May of next ...
05.11.2012  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 member of the UN Human Rights Council, ...
05.11.2012  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 first-time candidature to the ...
05.11.2012  Estonia Feels International Criminal Court is Preventer of Crimes Against Humanity
Nr 394-E   At his meeting in New York with Convener of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court Bill Pace, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia feels an effective International ...
02.11.2012  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 exercise regularly held by NATO in order to ...
02.11.2012  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 and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegović  ...
01.11.2012  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 released.  Foreign Minister Urmas ...
01.11.2012  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 agreement for the prevention of fiscal evasion ...
31.10.2012  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 Minister Urmas Paet stated that ...
31.10.2012  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 expects progress to be made in resolving the ...
29.10.2012  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 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. Topics to ...
29.10.2012  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 of bilateral relations and Georgia’s ...
26.10.2012  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 in the European Union and the world in ...
25.10.2012  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 to Finland Mart Tarmak also participated ...
25.10.2012  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 festival “Estonie Tonique”  ...
24.10.2012  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 Widmer-Schlumpf. Ambassador Antsu resides ...
22.10.2012  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 avoidance of double taxation and prevention ...
22.10.2012  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 in Mexico City, including the new ...
22.10.2012  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 both political and economic ties with ...
18.10.2012  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 Patricia Espinosa and other members of the ...
17.10.2012  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 been abducted by pirates near the coast of ...
17.10.2012  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 Union General Affairs Council in Luxembourg ...
17.10.2012  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 meeting of the European Union foreign ministers ...
17.10.2012  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 in Kiev. In the discussion that followed ...
17.10.2012  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 at the meeting of the European Union ...
17.10.2012  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 to discuss is how to enhance and improve ...
15.10.2012  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, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia ...
15.10.2012  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 and Russian foreign ministries with the ...
15.10.2012  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 a six-month period without a visa. Foreign ...
11.10.2012  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 elections in Georgia it is essential to have ...
10.10.2012  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 the discussion that took place after ...
09.10.2012  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 that followed the presentation of credentials, ...
08.10.2012  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 Dream who just won the Georgian parliamentary ...
05.10.2012  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. Paet stated that the parliamentary elections ...
05.10.2012  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 countries is in the European Union and NATO. ...
04.10.2012  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 the border town Akcakala in Turkey, a ...
03.10.2012  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 visit. Estonia-Bulgarian bilateral relations ...
03.10.2012  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 Minister Urmas Paet stated that ...
02.10.2012  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 double taxation between Estonia and Uzbekistan. ...
02.10.2012  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 said that one cannot talk about a “euro ...
01.10.2012  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 closer co-operation with Thailand in the ...
01.10.2012  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 that Estonia is prepared to share its experiences ...
01.10.2012  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 the “responsibility to protect” ...
01.10.2012  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 of the ICC’s position growing stronger ...
27.09.2012  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 Hillary Clinton, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
27.09.2012  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 Urmas Paet said that Estonia recognises ...
26.09.2012  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, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
26.09.2012  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 the fact that the charges against Estonian ...
24.09.2012  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 the most recent version of the negotiations ...
21.09.2012  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 the importance of the NATO air policing mission ...
21.09.2012  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 in Europe, will be visiting Estonia. The ...
19.09.2012  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 the discussion that followed the presentation ...
17.09.2012  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 Estonia and France in certain areas ...
14.09.2012  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 a working visit. During his visit, the French ...
13.09.2012  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 the parliamentary elections on 1 October ...
13.09.2012  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 efforts to join the European Union and ...
12.09.2012  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. Ambassador Hilpus resides in Tallinn. Estonian ...
12.09.2012  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 Georgia’s efforts to join NATO and strengthen ...
12.09.2012  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 that resulted in the death of the ambassador ...
12.09.2012  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 presenting his credentials, Ambassador ...
11.09.2012  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 in Georgia. “The agreement we ...
11.09.2012  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 discussion following the presentation of credentials, ...
10.09.2012  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 Criminal Court (ICC) Tiina Intelmann, ...
10.09.2012  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 community must do everything possible to ...
07.09.2012  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 important role in foreign and security ...
07.09.2012  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, 10 September, Paet and Tuomioja will ...
05.09.2012  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 Albert II. In the discussion that followed ...
05.09.2012  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 the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck. In ...
05.09.2012  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 discussion after the presentation ...
05.09.2012  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 Minister Urmas Paet underlined that ...
31.08.2012  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 foreign and EU affairs ministers in ...
30.08.2012  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 EU affairs ministers in Cyprus, Foreign Minister ...
28.08.2012  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 8) co-operation. “Estonia highly ...
28.08.2012  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 Paet emphasized that it is still important to ...
28.08.2012  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 for Estonia in several areas. “Our similar ...
24.08.2012  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 a meeting scheduled with Foreign Minister ...
24.08.2012  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 regimes at the Victims of Communism Memorial ...
23.08.2012  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 Foreign Minister Audronius Ažubalis, Foreign Minister ...
22.08.2012  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 Urmas Paet. During their meeting, the foreign ...
22.08.2012  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, and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius ...
21.08.2012  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 as a result of some kind of disaster. “It’s ...
16.08.2012  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 in Minsk. “We have agreed with Sweden ...
10.08.2012  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 Minister Urmas Paet stated ...
02.08.2012  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 his meeting in New York with UN Under-Secretary ...
01.08.2012  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 Urmas Paet said that the UN has a leading ...
31.07.2012  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 Urmas Paet expressed deep concern over ...
26.07.2012  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 taking place on 28 July is a civic initiative ...
26.07.2012  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 East peace process. They also discussed ...
25.07.2012  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 Sudan and South Sudan. The distressing ...
25.07.2012  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 the new European Union budget to offer support ...
25.07.2012  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 to continue participating in the Nordic ...
24.07.2012  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 the European Union’s southern neighbourhood ...
23.07.2012  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 states must speak to third countries on energy ...
23.07.2012  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 should be asked to investigate possible crimes ...
23.07.2012  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 energy and foreign policy with his colleagues. Paet ...
20.07.2012  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 a movie theatre in Colorado and claimed many ...
19.07.2012  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 tourists yesterday in Burgas, Bulgaria, ...
13.07.2012  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 and feature films that address society ...
10.07.2012  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 Estonia greatly appreciates the steadily ...
10.07.2012  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 the first time appoint a non-residing ambassador ...
09.07.2012  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 New Democracies (LEND) project that will ...
09.07.2012  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 and those who were killed and injured in ...
09.07.2012  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 situation as a result of the violence directed ...
06.07.2012  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 to end the violence in Syria. “The ...
04.07.2012  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 Minister Urmas Paet stated ...
03.07.2012  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 Permanent Representative to the UN Margus ...
02.07.2012  Estonian border crossing system GoSwift expanding to Russia
TALLINN, Jul 02, BNS  -  The GoSwift system of online booking of slots in the border-crossing queue that has been in operation on Estonia's eastern border since last August will be launched later ...
29.06.2012  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 Urmas Paet stated that Afghanistan is one ...
28.06.2012  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 III Class to economic figure, patron of the ...
28.06.2012  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 the Executive Board of the United Nations Population ...
27.06.2012  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 in Austria. The new honorary consulate is ...
26.06.2012  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 European Union foreign and European affairs ...
26.06.2012  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 Urmas Paet said at the meeting of the ...
26.06.2012  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 to UN Headquarters in Geneva Jüri Seilenthal ...
26.06.2012  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 in the summer of 2013 in Tallinn, according ...
25.06.2012  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 to events in the European Union’s southern ...
25.06.2012  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 affairs ministers of the European Union in ...
25.06.2012  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 our way of thinking. “It is essential ...
20.06.2012  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 for Sustainable Development Rio+20. The ...
20.06.2012  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 in Bel Air, Maryland, where they met with the ...
19.06.2012  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 as part of the UN Conference for Sustainable ...
19.06.2012  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 Development Rio+20, Foreign Minister ...
18.06.2012  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 governance and e-governance in Tunisia. The ...
15.06.2012  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, officials from the Foreign Ministry’s ...
14.06.2012  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 destroy the Estonian people. “In remembering ...
13.06.2012  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. Wreaths were placed beside the memorial to ...
13.06.2012  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 his satisfaction that Estonia-India relations ...
12.06.2012  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 for Kosovo’s development and integration ...
11.06.2012  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 Estonia supports the European Commission’s ...
11.06.2012  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 in Kos is Nikolaus Kantarzis. Ambassador ...
11.06.2012  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 d'Ivoire in New York on Friday, 8 ...
11.06.2012  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 would like for its citizens to be able ...
11.06.2012  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 in the Middle East peace process, it ...
08.06.2012  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 Herzegovina must continue taking the necessary ...
08.06.2012  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 and communication technology is ...
07.06.2012  Current information about Estonian economy
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06.06.2012  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 following the presentation of credentials, ...
05.06.2012  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 web-based quiz. The grand prizes of the Foreign ...
05.06.2012  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 Bin Zayad Al Nahyan. In their discussion ...
04.06.2012  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 on Sunday, 3 June. “My condolences ...
04.06.2012  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 that every child has the right to a decent ...
01.06.2012  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 to the reform of the European Court of ...
01.06.2012  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 Union Viviane Reding discussed overcoming ...
31.05.2012  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 discussion that followed the credential presentation ...
31.05.2012  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 internationale de la Francophonie - OIF), ...
31.05.2012  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 the Art Museum of Estonia. The foreign minister ...
31.05.2012  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 Asian countries Estonia hopes to increase ...
29.05.2012  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 that when it comes to the common agricultural ...
29.05.2012  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 in Afghanistan, closer co-operation between ...
28.05.2012  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 that as far as the future is concerned, ...
24.05.2012  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 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Riigikogu ...
22.05.2012  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, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted ...
22.05.2012  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 the European allies and the United States ...
21.05.2012  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 Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in ...
21.05.2012  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 the honorary consuls Estonian citizens in the ...
21.05.2012  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 Estonia supports UNICEF’s activities ...
18.05.2012  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 in Gdańsk. It is Estonia’s fourth honorary ...
16.05.2012  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, spoke about the close co-operation between ...
15.05.2012  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 stated that European Union enlargement ...
15.05.2012  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 Minister Urmas Paet said that progress for ...
15.05.2012  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 in Ukraine right now, Estonia feels ...
14.05.2012  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 for two to Estonia. To enter, you ...
14.05.2012  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 Urmas Paet said today at the meeting of the ...
14.05.2012  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 issues and Estonia and Germany’s co-operation ...
14.05.2012  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 it will become possible to fly directly ...
11.05.2012  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 of Turkey’s aspirations to join ...
11.05.2012  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 world, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
10.05.2012  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 minister also has meetings scheduled ...
10.05.2012  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, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that over ...
07.05.2012  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 2011 humanitarian aid activities helped to ...
07.05.2012  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 Affairs Egemen Bagis participated in a joint ...
07.05.2012  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 and trade relations with Kazakhstan, ...
07.05.2012  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 years relations between Estonia and Kazakhstan ...
04.05.2012  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 visa-free entry into Kazakhstan for ...
27.04.2012  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 abolition of double-taxation with Vietnam ...
27.04.2012  Estonia supports economic openness with Southeast Asian states
No 111-E 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 Estonia, Urmas Paet, said that Estonia ...
27.04.2012  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 Estonia, Urmas Paet, said that Estonia is in ...
27.04.2012  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 Union Affairs, Istanbul's City Council ...
24.04.2012  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 considers it essential to send a UN monitoring ...
24.04.2012  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, Urmas Paet, said at the meeting of the foreign ...
24.04.2012  Estonia calls on Myanmar to restore the democratic social system
No 106-E At the foreign ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said  that Estonia recognises the positive developments in Myanmar. “The results of the parliamentary ...
23.04.2012  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 meet with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. ...
20.04.2012  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 supports Georgia's aspirations for membership ...
19.04.2012  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, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro ...
19.04.2012  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 a new leaf in its ISAF operations. “At ...
18.04.2012  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 has the objective of supporting democracy, ...
18.04.2012  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 Brazil are actively communicating in several ...
17.04.2012  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 said that both Estonia and Slovakia consider ...
12.04.2012  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 Barbe with the Order of the Cross of Terra ...
10.04.2012  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 Paet stated that it is essential for Syria ...
09.04.2012  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 to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, abuse of ...
05.04.2012  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 session that on the basis of the agreement ...
03.04.2012  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 Hamid Karzai. Estonian Ambassador Väino ...
03.04.2012  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 diplomatic relations between Estonia and ...
02.04.2012  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 is demonstrated by special relationships ...
30.03.2012  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 Finland can increase their countries’ ...
30.03.2012  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 Estonia and the European Commission. ...
29.03.2012  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 competitiveness it is important that ...
28.03.2012  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 National School of Architecture, ...
28.03.2012  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 that in addition to Estonia and the USA’s ...
26.03.2012  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 made before an agreement can be reached on ...
26.03.2012  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 and Representative to the Political and ...
22.03.2012  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 of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art in Kiev. The ...
22.03.2012  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 between Estonia and Nauru. In the conversation ...
19.03.2012  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 in Tallinn from 29-31 March.  Foreign ...
19.03.2012  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 Union as of 20 March, based on the claim ...
16.03.2012  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 democratic processes and developing ...
15.03.2012  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 its experiences with carrying out reforms ...
14.03.2012  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 Estonian Embassy in London on Tuesday 13 March. ...
14.03.2012  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 was displayed in Tallinn last year within ...
14.03.2012  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 on the night of 13 March in which ...
12.03.2012  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 in mind when dealing with all types of ...
12.03.2012  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 happening in the world today, the foreign ...
09.03.2012  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 would like to help Estonian entrepreneurs enter ...
08.03.2012  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 appreciated both in Estonia and abroad. “The ...
08.03.2012  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 will be appointed to Bulgaria. Estonia would ...
08.03.2012  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 example, through the projects ...
08.03.2012  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 Province in southern Afghanistan. “Please ...
07.03.2012  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 growth we must focus on developing the ...
06.03.2012  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 successful in moving towards the European ...
05.03.2012  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 needs greater attention and that Estonia ...
05.03.2012  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 Poland last night, killing at least 14 people and ...
05.03.2012  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 Partnership requires our ongoing attention. ...
02.03.2012  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 co-operation opportunities for helping Estonian ...
02.03.2012  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 economic policy priorities as ...
01.03.2012  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 efforts to achieve NATO membership in accordance ...
01.03.2012  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 member of the forum. “The Conference ...
01.03.2012  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 to protecting human rights and basic ...
29.02.2012  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 emphasised that ...
29.02.2012  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 emphasised that ...
29.02.2012  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 decision ...
29.02.2012  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 of Morocco Saad ...
29.02.2012  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 said. Foreign Minister ...
28.02.2012  Estonia Supports Kosovo’s Endeavours to Integrate With Europe
No. 43-E Yesterday in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Foreign Minister of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj and Minister of European Integration of Kosovo Vlora Citaku and confirmed that Estonia is ...
28.02.2012  Georgian Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
No. 14-TT On Thursday, 1 March Georgian Foreign Minister Gregory Vashadze will be in Estonia for a working visit and will meet with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. Topics to be discussed at the meeting are ...
28.02.2012  Epp Maria Kokamägi’s Exhibit Tour Begins Today in Italy
No. 15-TT On 28 February the exhibit of Epp Maria Kokamägi’s paintings entitled “Time of Angels” will open in Genoa, Italy. At the opening, Kokamägi’s works will be introduced ...
28.02.2012  Georgian Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
On Thursday, 1 March Georgian Foreign Minister Gregory Vashadze will be in Estonia for a working visit and will meet with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. Topics to be discussed at the meeting are Estonia-Georgia ...
28.02.2012  European Union Must Help South Caucasus Countries Integrate With Europe
No. 42-E Estonia would like for the European Union’s Eastern Partners in the South Caucasus – Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan – to look to Europe and move closer to the European Union, ...
27.02.2012  Estonia Supports Giving EU Candidate Country Status to Serbia, Kosovo’s Movement Towards EU
No. 41-E Estonia welcomes Serbia’s progress in carrying out reforms and improving relations with Kosovo, said Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the European Union foreign ministers’ meeting in ...
27.02.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Condemns Continuing Violence and Repression in Syria
No. 40-E At the foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia condemns all violence and repression and other human rights violations in Syria and calls on the ...
27.02.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Discuss Giving EU Candidate Country Status to Serbia in Brussels
No. 39-E Tomorrow Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels. The foreign ministers will discuss the situations in Northern Africa and ...
21.02.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Riigikogu: We Stand For Principle That Freedom of Expression in Cyber Environment is a Human Right
No. 37-E In his annual foreign policy address to the Riigikogu, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet highlighted the fact that protecting human rights and promoting democracy are priorities of Estonia’s foreign ...
21.02.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Riigikogu: We Stand For Principle That Freedom of Expression in Cyber Environment is a Human Right
No. 37-E In his annual foreign policy address to the Riigikogu, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet highlighted the fact that protecting human rights and promoting democracy are priorities of Estonia’s foreign ...
21.02.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Riigikogu: Estonia’s Security is Foundation For Country’s Well-Being
No. 36-E In his address to the Riigikogu on Estonia’s foreign policy today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that we must continue to turn our attention to ensuring Estonia’s security. ...
17.02.2012  Foreign Ministry Performed a Third More Consular Procedures Last Year
No. 36-E At the tourism fair TOUREST today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted that last year the Foreign Ministry completed a third more consular tasks than it had in 2010. “In 2011 Estonian consuls ...
17.02.2012  Foreign Minister Paet in Riga: Intensifying Co-operation in Energy and Transport Sectors is in Estonia and Latvia’s Interests
No. 35-E In meetings with Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and Latvian Minister of Transport Aivis Ronis in Riga yesterday, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed opportunities to intensify co-operation ...
16.02.2012  Estonian and Latvian Foreign Ministers Announce Winner of Translation Award
No. 34-E Today in Riga Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs announced the winner of the Estonian-Latvian/Latvian-Estonian translation award. The prize was awarded ...
10.02.2012  Seminar on Foreign Markets for Producers of Pre-Built Houses Took Place in Foreign Ministry
No. 32-E On Thursday, 9 February, a seminar on foreign markets for the producers of pre-built wooden houses organised in co-operation with the Estonian Wooden Houses Association took place in the Foreign ...
10.02.2012  Czech Republic is Important Contributor to Security of Estonian Airspace
No. 31-E At his meeting in Prague today with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the NATO countries reaching an agreement on continuing the policing of the ...
08.02.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Macedonia’s Future is with European Union and NATO
At his meeting today with Foreign Minister of Macedonia* Nikola Poposki, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed Estonia’s support for Macedonia’s further integration into the European Union ...
08.02.2012  The Celebration of the 94th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
Attention journalists! Accreditation is starting for the events celebrating the 94th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn and Tartu. Journalists, photographers and cameramen interested ...
07.02.2012  Estonian Considers Effective International Criminal Court to be Important Protector of Human Rights
No. 27-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Fatou Bensouda, the current deputy prosecutor of the ICC who will take over ...
06.02.2012  Foreign Minister of Macedonia* to Visit Estonia
Foreign Minister of Macedonia* Nikola Poposki will be in Estonia for a working visit from 8-9 February. He has meetings scheduled with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Minister of Defence Mart Laar, chairman ...
06.02.2012  Estonia Contributes to Energy Security of Baltic Sea States
Nr 26-E At the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) in Plön, Germany, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the inclusion of Kaliningrad and other Russian ...
06.02.2012  Chief Prosecutors of International Criminal Court to Visit Estonia
From 7-8 February the current chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Fatou Bensouda, who will soon take over the role of chief prosecutor, will be in Estonia ...
01.02.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: We Must Continue to Put Pressure on Belarusian Authorities Until State Stops Restricting Human Rights and Civil Freedoms
No. 23-E While meeting with Belarusian opposition leader Ales Michalevic in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted that the European Union must continue its double-sided policy towards Belarus, ...
01.02.2012  First Estonian Ambassador to Oman Presents Credentials
On Sunday, 29 January, the first Estonian Ambassador to Oman Lauri Bambus presented his credentials to Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said. The ambassador resides in Tallinn. At the credentials presentation ...
30.01.2012  New European Union Budget Must Raise EU’s Competitiveness
No. 20-E At today’s European Union General Affairs Council in Brussels, the principles for the next European Union financial framework (2014-2020) were discussed. The ministers of foreign and European ...
27.01.2012  Estonia Becomes Vice President of Executive Board of UN Women
Nr 19-E Estonia was chosen to be the vice president of the UN Entity for Gender Equality (UN Women) for the year 2012. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that promoting and protecting human rights is ...
26.01.2012  Finnish President Tarja Halonen to Come to Estonia for Working Visit
No. 6-TT Finnish President Tarja Halonen will be in Estonia on Monday, 30 January. Tarja Halonen, who is nearing the end of her term as head of state, will meet with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who ...
26.01.2012  Estonia and Indonesia Consider Fight against Piracy and Cyber Security Co-operation to Be Important
No. 18-E In a meeting in Jakarta with Indonesian Minister of Defence Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet talked about cyber security and cyber protection as well as opportunities for Estonian ...
25.01.2012  Estonia and Finland Intensifying Economic Ties With Indonesia Together
No. 17-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, who is currently in Indonesia together with Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb and an Estonian and Finnish business delegation, said at the Estonia-Finland-Indonesia ...
24.01.2012  Estonian and Finnish Ministers and Entrepreneurs on Joint Visit to Indonesia
No. 16-E At his meeting in Jakarta with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty M. Natalegawa, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia is interested in concluding an agreement for economic co-operation, ...
24.01.2012  Estonia Wants For Serbia to Receive EU Candidate Country Status in February
No. 15-E At today’s European Union Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, Serbia receiving EU candidate country status was discussed, it was decided to implement additional sanctions against Iran, ...
23.01.2012  Estonia Becomes Vice President of UNICEF Executive Board
No. 14-E Last week Estonia was chosen to be the vice president of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the year 2012. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia feels it is important to actively ...
23.01.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Finnish Minister of European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb Going to Indonesia on a Joint Visit
No. 13-E From 24-26 January, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be on a joint visit to Indonesia with Finnish Minister of European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb. The ministers will be accompanied ...
20.01.2012  Foreign Ministry notice
No. 12-E Last night a tour bus travelling from Luxor to Hurghada and carrying 19 Estonian citizens was detained in Egypt. The tour bus containing Estonian citizens was part of a convoy of five tour buses ...
20.01.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Long-Term Continuation of NATO Air Policing Mission is Vitally Important to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
No. 11-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the long-term continuation of the NATO air policing mission is vitally ...
18.01.2012  Estonia Wants Growth in Competitiveness of Baltic Sea Region
No. 10-E At the conference on the Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region taking place at Tallinn University today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted that we must achieve growth in the visibility and competitiveness ...
17.01.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia’s Economic Interests a Key Aspect of Opening New Foreign Representations
No. 9-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with representatives of Enterprise Estonia, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Estonian Employers’ Confederation to discuss the Foreign Ministry’s ...
17.01.2012  NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to Visit Estonia
No. 5-TT NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will be in Estonia for a working visit from 19-20 January. He has meetings scheduled with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, ...
16.01.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Contributes to European Union’s Effective Humanitarian Aid Policy
No. 8-E At his meeting today with European Union Commissioner for International Co-operation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that for Estonia, ...
16.01.2012  EU Commissioner for International Co-operation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva to Visit Estonia
No. 2-TT European Union Commissioner for International Co-operation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva will be in Estonia on Monday, 16 January. The commissioner has a meeting scheduled ...
13.01.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Development of Estonia-Tajikistan Relations with Tajikistani President Emomali Rahmon
No. 7-E Yesterday in Dushanbe during his meeting with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the successful and stable development of the Central Asian countries ...
12.01.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Tajikistan Has Vital Role in Improving Situation in Afghanistan
No. 6-E At his meeting today in Dushanbe, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke with Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Hamrokhon Zarif about developments in Central Asia and especially those related to Afghanistan. ...
11.01.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Visit Tajikistan
No. 5-E Tomorrow and the next day, 12-13 January, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be in Tajikistan for an official visit. Foreign Minister Paet has meetings planned with President of Tajikistan Emomali ...
09.01.2012  Foreign Ministry Coming Events: 9-15 January 2012
11.-13.01 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be in Tajikistan on an official visit, during which he has meetings scheduled with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarif, and ...
06.01.2012  Foreign Ministry Cultural Stipends Given to Aivar Mäe, Aet Maatee, Veronika Portsmuth, Märt Agu, and Raul Talmar
No. 4-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet presented the Foreign Ministry cultural stipends to this year’s recipients. The stipends are given in recognition of people who have helped to introduce ...
05.01.2012  Estonia to Open Embassy in India
No. 3-E The government has decided to establish an Estonian embassy in the capital of India, New Delhi. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that as of the spring the Foreign Ministry will send a chargé ...
04.01.2012  Estonia and USA Helping Spread IT Knowledge in Civil Society of Belarus
No. 2-E The Estonian Foreign Ministry, in co-operation with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), is supporting civil society in Belarus with IT-related training. According to Foreign Minister ...
03.01.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Present Foreign Ministry Cultural Stipends on Friday
No. 1-TT On Friday, 6 January at 12.00 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will present the Foreign Ministry cultural stipends. The stipends are given in recognition of people who have helped to introduce Estonia ...
02.01.2012  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: During Denmark's European Union Presidency, Estonia's Main Concern is Resolving Issues in Euro Area
No. 1-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that for the next half a year during Denmark's European Union presidency, Estonia's main concern is resolving issues in the euro area. "Estonia awaits the ...
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