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14.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: investigative journalism helps prevent tax fraud

Today, on 14 November, Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will represent the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU at the plenary session of European Parliament in Strasbourg, where discussions will be held on matters pertaining to the Paradise Papers database of...
13.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser: EU must strengthen strategic communication capability

At today’s Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting in Brussels, the foreign ministers discussed ways of strengthening the EU’s strategic communication, and Foreign Minister Sven Mikser stressed the need for ensuring permanent funding to the European External Action Service’s strategic communication...
13.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

EU establishes sanctions on Venezuela for the first time

Today, at the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, the EU foreign ministers took a decision to impose sanctions on Venezuela in connection with negative developments in the country. The EU had not previously imposed sanctions on Venezuela or any other South American country...
13.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser expresses sympathy for families of victims of earthquake on Iran-Iraq border

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser expressed condolences to the peoples of Iran and Iraq following yesterday evening’s deadly earthquake. "Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the victims and with everyone whose lives are affected by this tragedy,” said Mikser. Last night, a strong...
10.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser at Baltic Council: Estonia wants to bring Eastern Partners closer to the EU

At the meeting of the Baltic Council held today, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser emphasised the need for continuing cooperation in the field of Eastern Partnership and security. “Estonia’s desire has been to bring the Easter Partnership countries’ societies closer to the EU through...
09.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia supports children suffering from the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine

The Foreign Ministry donated €100,000 to the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) and another €100,000 to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. “Estonia has always supported and will continue to support those in need in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine,” Foreign...
07.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: elections provide opportunity for peaceful solution to the conflict in Catalonia

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser, responding to an interpellation from the members of the Riigikogu, expressed hope that elections taking place in Catalonia on 21 December will provide an opportunity to resolve the conflict in Catalonia by lawful means and through constructive dialogue between Madrid...
06.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: Estonia strongly condemns North Korea's missile programme

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyaki Nakane met today in Tallinn to discuss Estonia-Japan relations and the topic of North Korea. Mikser criticised North Korea for what he called its irresponsible behaviour in East Asia. “Estonia condemns the North...
06.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser expresses sympathy to US colleague

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser has expressed condolences to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over the shooting in a church in Texas. “I express sincere sympathy to the loved ones of the victims of this terrible event. Our thoughts are with the victims and the American people,” Mikser...
03.11.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry undersecretary and consul meet maritime security personnel detained in India

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs Annely Kolk and the Estonian Embassy in New Delhi’s Consul Mats Kuuskemaa met the Estonian anti-piracy personnel in Chennai prison on 31 October to discuss the judicial proceedings to date and assure the men of Estonia’s full...


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