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18.07.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser: Estonian Presidency will help to ensure continuation of EU-Turkey dialogue

Today, while on a visit to Turkey, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser reaffirmed that the good relations between the two countries would continue and that Estonia wishes to contribute further to EU-Turkey dialogue. In meetings with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Foreign Minister Mevlüt...
18.07.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia opens 13 new visa application centres in China

As from today, Chinese citizens can apply for a Schengen visa to travel to Estonia at VFS Global visa application centres in 13 Chinese cities in addition to Beijing and Shanghai. The Estonian Ambassador in Beijing, Marten Kokk, welcomed Chinese travellers’ growing interest in Estonia in...
17.07.2017|Foreign Ministry

EU’s foreign ministers reach common position on North Korea

  Foreign Minister Sven Mikser took part in the Foreign Affairs Council meeting today in Brussels, where the EU Global Strategy, developments in North Korea and Libya and the migration issue were discussed. As a noteworthy achievement, Mikser said the foreign ministers reached consensus on...
17.07.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Ambassador to Bulgaria presents credentials

Today in Sofia, Estonian Ambassador to Bulgaria Ants Frosch presented his credentials to Bulgarian President Rumen Radev. Ambassador Frosch resides in Bucharest. In the conversation that followed, Frosch congratulated Radev on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Bulgarian EU membership....
16.07.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser to meet EU colleagues

Tomorrow, 17 July, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will attend the meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. The foreign ministers will discuss the implementation of the EU Global Strategy, recent developments in Libya and North Korea, and the situation in Iraq. The ministers will also...
15.07.2017|Foreign Ministry

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the anniversary of the failed coup attempt in Turkey

On the anniversary of the failed coup attempt in Turkey Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses sympathy with those who lost loved ones one year ago in dramatic events that claimed the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians and left more than 2000 people injured. Estonia expresses...
14.07.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser in Berlin: developments outside EU borders affect all of us

Today, at a conference in Berlin devoted to European Union Neighbourhood Policy, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser stressed that a strong neighbourhood is in the EU’s own interests and said the topic would remain on the agenda throughout the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. “A stable...
14.07.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia’s UN Security Council membership campaign kicks off

Yesterday, on 13 July, President of the Republic Kersti Kaljulaid officially launched Estonia’s campaign for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 in New York. According to Margus Kolga, the special diplomatic envoy and manager of the Estonian campaign, the Security...
13.07.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia launches official campaign for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council

Today, the official launch of Estonia’s campaign for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 takes place in New York. The patron of the campaign is the President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid. This is the first time Estonia stands as a candidate for a non-...
13.07.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: Estonian Presidency partners with CoR in seeking implementation of digital solutions on local level

Today, Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas briefed the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) meeting in Brussels on Estonia’s plans and objectives during the current Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Maasikas said close cooperation with local and regional local governments...


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