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17.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

European Union denies support to unilateral Russian “glorification of Nazism” resolution

The EU’s 28 Member States, including Estonia, abstained in regard to a resolution introduced by Russia in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, entitled “Combating glorification of Nazism: inadmissibility of certain practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism,...
16.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia opened an Office of Honorary Consul in Edinburgh

In a ceremony held on 15 November, Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Tiina Intelmann opened the Office of the Estonian Honorary Consul in Edinburgh. The Estonian Honorary Consul is IT industry executive Peter Ferry, who is a founder of the technology company Wallet.Services. With his strong...
15.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: Fair, open and fact-based discussions needed in place of populism and fake news

At today’s European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas spoke on behalf of the Estonian Presidency of the Council about the Rule of Law Dialogue with Poland and possibilities of assisting refugees housed in European camps during the winter period. A...
14.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser: synergy between EEA countries strengthens our common voice

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser chaired the meeting of the European Economic Area Council (EEA) on behalf of the EU. The impact of UK’s withdrawal on the single market, the Eastern Partnership and cooperation in the field of data economy were discussed with the ministers of the EEA EFTA states...
14.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: investigative journalism helps prevent tax fraud

Today, on 14 November, Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will represent the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU at the plenary session of European Parliament in Strasbourg, where discussions will be held on matters pertaining to the Paradise Papers database of...
13.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser: EU must strengthen strategic communication capability

At today’s Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting in Brussels, the foreign ministers discussed ways of strengthening the EU’s strategic communication, and Foreign Minister Sven Mikser stressed the need for ensuring permanent funding to the European External Action Service’s strategic communication...
13.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

EU establishes sanctions on Venezuela for the first time

Today, at the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, the EU foreign ministers took a decision to impose sanctions on Venezuela in connection with negative developments in the country. The EU had not previously imposed sanctions on Venezuela or any other South American country...
13.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser expresses sympathy for families of victims of earthquake on Iran-Iraq border

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser expressed condolences to the peoples of Iran and Iraq following yesterday evening’s deadly earthquake. "Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the victims and with everyone whose lives are affected by this tragedy,” said Mikser. Last night, a strong...
10.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser at Baltic Council: Estonia wants to bring Eastern Partners closer to the EU

At the meeting of the Baltic Council held today, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser emphasised the need for continuing cooperation in the field of Eastern Partnership and security. “Estonia’s desire has been to bring the Easter Partnership countries’ societies closer to the EU through...
09.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia supports children suffering from the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine

The Foreign Ministry donated €100,000 to the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) and another €100,000 to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. “Estonia has always supported and will continue to support those in need in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine,” Foreign...

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