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20.09.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser at the UN: important to build a strong child protection system

Yesterday, on September 19, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser took part in a discussion at the UN on combating violence against children. Organised in cooperation with the Maldives and Nigeria, the aim of the event was to share challenges that different countries of the world have faced in this...
18.09.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Ambassador to Russia visits Finno-Ugric peoples in far north

On 14 and 15 September, Arti Hilpus, Estonian Ambassador to Russia, visited the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug for meetings with representatives of Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples and local government officials. The embassy’s cultural advisor and press diplomat accompanied Hilpus on his visit...
15.09.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Foreign Ministry provides 30,000 euros for hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allocate 30,000 euros as disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The island nations that were hardest hit and are in need of humanitarian assistance are Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Foreign...
Matti Maasikas
15.09.2017|Foreign Ministry

Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas' reply to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union Address 2017

President Juncker, President Tajani, Honourable Members, Thanks to President Juncker for his ambitious, clear and most of all, thoughtful speech. I am speaking here on behalf of the Estonian Presidency, not the Council that can obviously not have a position on the speech. The last couple of...
14.09.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser to Danish foreign minister: we are ready to cooperate with the Danish to help Ukraine fight corruption

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met this morning with Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen. Mikser and Samuelsen discussed Estonia-Denmark relations, the Eastern Partnership, the situation in Ukraine and the contribution of Danish soldiers to NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in Estonia....
13.09.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser and Ukrainian counterpart discuss situation in eastern Ukraine

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine today, and Mikser reaffirmed Estonia’s wish to maintain the EU’s common policy. Mikser assured his counterpart that the EU stands up for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and...
13.09.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: EU’s citizens must be at the centre of our attention

Responding on behalf of the Presidency of the Council of the EU to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union Address before the plenary session of European Parliament today, Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas emphasised that it was time to focus on...
13.09.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: propaganda should not hide behind media freedom

At the Eastern Partnership Media Conference in Kyiv, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said that media freedom is one of the pillars of democracy and emphasised the importance of media literacy and source criticism in the oversaturated information field. “Estonia ranks 12th in the world press freedom...
13.09.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser to Poroshenko: closer integration of Ukraine with EU is in everyone’s interests

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv. Mikser and Poroshenko affirmed the good relations between the two countries and discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine, the Ukraine reform process and integration with the EU. Mikser expressed...
12.09.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser travels to Ukraine

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser is due to travel to Ukraine today, where he will meet President Petro Poroshenko, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrii Parubii and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman in Kyiv. The meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin will take place tomorrow....

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