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28.06.2012|Foreign Ministry

The EU and Turkey: Stronger together

The EU and Turkey: Stronger together By 16 EU foreign ministers At a time when the EU faces economic challenges and continuing instability in the Middle East, our relationship with Turkey matters more than ever. Last week saw the 50th EU/Turkey Association Council, which demonstrated the need to...
28.06.2012|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at the 54th meeting of the UNHCR Standing Committee

Thank you, Mr Chairman, Let me first of all warmly welcome this first paperless meeting of the UNHCR Standing Committee, which is the crucial step towards innovative thinking and we hope it will lead to overall paper free UNHCR meetings in the future. We believe this is not only first steps of...
27.06.2012|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at UNFPA Executive Board Annal sessioon 2012

Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Annal sessioon 2012 (UNFPA Segment) 27 June 2012, Geneva Mr. President, Executive Director, Excellencies,...
25.06.2012|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at UNDP Executive Board Annual session

Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Annual session 2012 (UNDP Segment) 25 June 2012, Geneva Mr. President, Madam Administrator, Excellencies,...
29.02.2012|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the Panel discussion on the right to freedom of expression on the Internet

19th Human Rights Council Geneva, Switzerland Dear colleagues, On behalf of Estonia I’d like to express our appreciation for organizing this panel discussion and all the participants for their very useful contributions. Internet freedom is an important priority in Estonian foreign policy...
29.02.2012|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 19th Human Rights Council in Geneva

Madame President, Dear colleagues, Your Excellencies, It’s a great honour to take the floor at the Human Rights Council today and to contribute personally to the discussion on the protection and promotion of human rights around the world. I agree with previous speakers that we all need...
23.02.2012|Foreign Ministry

Statement by H.E. Tiina Intelmann, Ambassador-at-Large for International Criminal Court, at the United Nations Security Council under agenda item: “Women, peace and security”

New York, 23 February 2012 Mr President, Allow me to begin by aligning myself with the statement delivered by the European Union and by thanking you for convening this open debate on what is surely one of the most important subjects before us at the United Nations. I would also like to thank the...
21.02.2012|Foreign Ministry

Address on Estonia’s Foreign Policy to the Riigikogu on Behalf of the Government of Estonia

Address on Estonia’s Foreign Policy to the Riigikogu on Behalf of the Government of Estonia 21.02.2012 Honourable Chairman, Respected Members of the Riigikogu, Dear guests, President Lennart Meri has said: “In a changing world, the winner is the one who moves together with the...
19.01.2012|Foreign Ministry

Statement by H.E.Tiina Intelmann, Ambassador-at-Large for International Criminal Court, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court

UN Security Council open debate on the Rule of Law 19 January 2012 At the outset let me congratulate South Africa for organizing this debate. Estonia aligns itself with the statement by the representative of the European Union. Estonia welcomes the increased focus that the UN is placing on the...
18.01.2012|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the conference on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

Tallinn University Dear participants, In our cultural and political history, appeals for us to be Europeans in addition to Estonians have quite a long and interesting history. However, the exchanges of ideas in our society on what lies between these two positions have been fewer and less regular...

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