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27.06.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser, Foreign Minister of Slovenia discuss future of EU, Eastern Partnership and developments in Western Balkans

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and the Foreign Minister of Slovenia Karl Erjavec discussed challenges facing the EU in the light of the upcoming Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and cooperation in finding solutions to the challenges. Talking about the Estonian Presidency...
22.06.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser, Foreign Minister of Germany discuss challenges facing EU

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with the Foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, ahead of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Foreign Minister Mikser emphasised at the meeting in Berlin that Estonia and Germany are close allies and partners who share the...
21.06.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser discusses regional cooperation with foreign ministers of Baltic Sea states

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser participated in the meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in Reykjavik where he emphasised the importance of practical regional cooperation. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Council of the...
20.06.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia ready to share cyber security expertise with Iceland

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser emphasised at today’s meeting with the Foreign Minister of Iceland Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson in Reykjavik that Estonia and Iceland are connected both by a historical special relationship as well as by current close regional cooperation and partnership in NATO....
20.06.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia expects European Commission to renew cyber security strategy

At today’s General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, the focus was on the European Council taking place in two days, which will discuss migration, defence and security policy, employment, economic growth and competitiveness, external relations and a digital Europe. According to the Estonian Deputy...
20.06.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser meets Council of the Baltic Sea States foreign ministers

Today, 20 June, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will participate in the meeting of foreign ministers of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) to mark the 25th anniversary of the organisation. Foreign Minister Mikser will give a speech at the anniversary meeting. Mikser is also going the...
19.06.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: our aim is to bring Eastern Partnership countries even closer to us

At today’s EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, the main topics discussed were EU-NATO cooperation, the fight against terrorism, migration, the EU Global Strategy, the situation in Iraq and the Gulf crisis. Shortly after the Foreign Affairs Council meeting, the Eastern Partnership foreign...
19.06.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser offers condolences for victims of Portuguese wildfires

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser offered condolences to his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva in the margins of the EU Foreign Affairs Council following the deadly wildfires in Portugal. “Estonians mourn the victims of this terrible tragedy with you. My deepest condolences to the...
16.06.2017|Foreign Ministry

Remarks by Foreign Minister Sven Mikser on EU Integration Perspectives and Expectations of the Associated Eastern European Partners Ahead of the Eastern Partnership Brussels Summit

Your Excellencies, Dear Mr. Kasemets, Ladies and Gentlemen, When Estonia set out to prepare for the incoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union, we had a clear timeline ahead of us. The first half of the 2018 had a set agenda, and as you all know, for Eastern Partnership, it was...
15.06.2017|Foreign Ministry

Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas at the Conference of Committee Chairs - The priorities of Estonian Presidency

Today, it is a great honour and pleasure for me to discuss with you our priorities for the second half of the year. The Conference of Committee Chairs and the Council Presidency have a well-established tradition of meeting each other before the start of the Presidency for a broad exchange of views...


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