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11.01.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: coordinated cooperation must continue to support the Eastern Partnership countries

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with the Foreign Minister of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, to discuss the Eastern Partnership, Estonia-Lithuania cooperation, the security situation and transatlantic relations. “It is important to implement the decisions and promises made on the Eastern...
11.01.2018|Foreign Ministry

Estonia opened an Office of Honorary Consul in Aarhus

Yesterday, Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs Väino Reinart opened the Office of Estonian Honorary Consul in Aarhus, Denmark. The Estonian Honorary Consul is Claus Emil Engel Johansen who has a background in law. Undersecretary Reinart noted at the opening...
10.01.2018|Foreign Ministry

Creators of history programme “Ajavaod” win Foreign Ministry Culture Awards

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser presented the Foreign Ministry’s 2017 Culture Awards to Mati Talvik, Renita Timak and Indrek Kangur, the creators of Estonian Public Broadcasting’s history programme “Ajavaod”, for maintaining historical memory. “Our national identity consists of common...
10.01.2018|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Ambassador to the Philippines presents credentials

On 9 January, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines Jaak Lensment presented his Letters of Credence to President Rodrigo Duterte. The Ambassador resides in Tokyo. Following the ceremony, President Duterte and Ambassador Lensment discussed relations between Estonia and the...
20.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser: job creation helps tackle the root causes of migration

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser was on a visit to Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday for the 34th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. In his remarks at the meeting, which brings together, EU, African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, Mikser focused on the root causes of migration, natural...
15.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Environment Minister Siim Kiisler becomes first Estonian to lead UN Environment Assembly

Estonia’s Minister for the Environment, Mr Siim Kiisler, was elected next President of United Nations Environment Assembly, making him the first Estonian to lead a UN environmental body. The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), convening biennially in Nairobi, Kenya, is the the world's...
12.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser: Agreement on priorities helps us closer to practical values

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser chaired the EU General Affairs Council meeting in Brussels where preparations for this year’s final European Council were concluded. The European Council will discuss security and defence, social issues, education and culture, and migration. “Launch of the...
12.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: Transparency register helps to make lobbying more visible

Today, Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas, who is taking part in the European Parliament Plenary in Strasbourg, met the chairman of the EP’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Danuta Hübner, and MEP Jo Leinen, to discuss the current state of reform of the electoral law of the EU....
12.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

EU General Affairs Council concludes preparations for this year’s final European Council

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will chair the EU General Affairs Council, which will conclude preparations for the European Council meeting on 14-15 December 2017. The Council is expected to approve a joint declaration of the three institutions on the EU's legislative priorities, among others...
11.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: EU communication with the Middle East must be consistent

At today’s Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, EU foreign ministers discussed the situation in the Middle East and in Iraq. Mikser emphasised that EU communication with the Middle East region must be consistent to help maintain regional security and that access to humanitarian aid must be...

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