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21.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: Myanmar must guarantee humanitarian organisations access to the crisis region

At the meeting of Asian and European foreign ministers at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Myanmar, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said Europe had deep concern for the developments in Rakhine State. “We call for an end to violence in the whole country,” said Mikser on behalf of the EU at a...
21.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Ambassador to Tajikistan presents credentials

On Monday, 20 November, Estonia’s new Ambassador to Tajikistan, Heiti Mäemees, presented his credentials to the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon. “Estonia sees Central Asia as a strategically important region for the EU and that is why we focus on Tajikistan as well. Young Tajik diplomats...
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20.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonian, French, Danish and British ambassadors to NATO visit Tapa

Today, Estonia’s Ambassador to NATO Kyllike Sillaste-Elling and her counterparts from France, Denmark and the UK visited the allied forces stationed in Tapa. Sillaste-Elling said that the guests are representatives of Estonia's important allies who jointly guarantee Europe’s safety. “The...
20.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: European Union to establish network of cyber security centres of excellence

Today’s EU General Affairs Council in Brussels started preparations for December’s European Council, and discussed the EU’s work programme for 2018 as well as the interinstitutional agreement between three EU bodies (the Council, Commission and Parliament), which is aimed at agreeing on better law-...
20.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: Europe and Asia must be brought closer together

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser delivered the opening address at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) now under way in Myanmar, in which he emphasised the need for cooperation between the two continents. “It is important to bring Europe and Asia closer together,” said Mikser. “Although it can be...
19.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser to deliver an opening address at the Asia-Europe Meeting

On 20 and 21 November, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will attend the Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting (ASEM) in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. As representative of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Mikser will deliver an opening address at the meeting. In his speech, Mikser will focus on...
17.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

European Union denies support to unilateral Russian “glorification of Nazism” resolution

The EU’s 28 Member States, including Estonia, abstained in regard to a resolution introduced by Russia in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, entitled “Combating glorification of Nazism: inadmissibility of certain practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism,...
16.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia opened an Office of Honorary Consul in Edinburgh

In a ceremony held on 15 November, Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Tiina Intelmann opened the Office of the Estonian Honorary Consul in Edinburgh. The Estonian Honorary Consul is IT industry executive Peter Ferry, who is a founder of the technology company Wallet.Services. With his strong...
15.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: Fair, open and fact-based discussions needed in place of populism and fake news

At today’s European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas spoke on behalf of the Estonian Presidency of the Council about the Rule of Law Dialogue with Poland and possibilities of assisting refugees housed in European camps during the winter period. A...
14.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser: synergy between EEA countries strengthens our common voice

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser chaired the meeting of the European Economic Area Council (EEA) on behalf of the EU. The impact of UK’s withdrawal on the single market, the Eastern Partnership and cooperation in the field of data economy were discussed with the ministers of the EEA EFTA states...


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