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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...
11.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia makes a gift to the European Commission

Today, at the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser handed the EU Sanctions Map, developed by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, over to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. The Sanctions Map is...
11.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

EU foreign ministers discuss situation in the Middle East

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser is in Brussels today for the EU Foreign Affairs Council that will focus on situation in the Middle East and in Iraq. Prior to the Foreign Affairs Council, the foreign ministers will have an informal breakfast with Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel. Other...
07.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser at OSCE meeting: we call on Russia to abide by its international obligations

In his speech at the Organization for Security and Cooperation foreign ministers in Europe today in Vienna, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser focused today on support for Ukrainian sovereignty and human rights protection. “It has been more than three years since Crimea was illegally annexed, but...
07.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonian exhibition opened at UNESCO headquarters in Paris for first time

On 6 December, Estonia’s first exhibition at UNESCO headquarters was opened by Estonian ambassador to the organization Ingrid Amer and the recently appointed UNESCO director general, Audrey Azoulay. “Women with Covered Heads”, curated by Andreas Kalkun with exhibition design by Agnes Ratas,...
NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels
06.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser: Estonia supports Georgia’s NATO aspirations

The second day of the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting began with the NATO-Georgia Commission, where Foreign Minister Sven Mikser reaffirmed Estonia’s support for Georgia’s aspirations to membership of the alliance. Mikser said that Estonia supports all activities that bring Georgia closer to NATO...
06.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser proposes that freed maritime security personnel be exempted from repaying financial aid

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser has said he is “overjoyed” that the Estonian maritime security personnel held in India are on their way home. “This is great news for all of us and the most important thing is that the ship guards will arrive home to their loved ones safely,” Mikser said. “I will...
05.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser: transatlantic cooperation is one of the cornerstones of security

At today’s meeting of EU foreign ministers with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser thanked the US for its commitment to European defence and welcomed the meeting taking place during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. “Transatlantic dialogue and...
05.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign ministers preparing for NATO summit

Today and tomorrow, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will be in Brussels at the meeting of foreign ministers, which is aimed at preparing for next July’s NATO summit. This week’s meeting will focus on EU-NATO cooperation, policy toward Russia and North Korea, cooperation in the fight against...
Bujar Osmani and Sven Mikser.
04.12.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: Estonia supports Macedonia’s negotiations with the EU

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani, with discussions mainly centering on Macedonia’s aspirations to join the EU. “Estonia supports EU enlargement and we expect the EU to start accession negotiations with Macedonia,” Mikser...


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