18 June – Matti Maasikas, Estonia’s Deputy Minister for EU Affairs will attend the ministerial meeting of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in Stockholm to discuss future cooperation opportunities for countries in the Baltic Sea region. Mr. Maasikas will also meet Ann Linde, the Swedish Minister for European Union Affairs and Trade.
19 June – Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will attend the ministerial meeting of Nordic, Baltic and Visegrád countries to discuss relations with Russia, the Eastern Partnership, regional security issues and matters related to the future of the European Union.
19 June – The Foreign Ministry will host a seminar introducing Austria as the next President of the Council of the European Union. Doris Danler, the Austrian Ambassador to Estonia, and Rein Oidekivi, the Estonian Ambassador to Austria, will take part in the seminar. The discussion will be managed by Matti Maasikas, Estonia’s Deputy Minister for EU Affairs.
Cultural events abroad:
19 June – The embassies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sovereignty of their respective nations with a concert-reception held in the garden of the Museum of Lázaro Galdiano in Madrid. The concert will feature a performance by the jazz quartet Tree Stones Quartet, which brings together the best young jazz musicians in the three Baltic countries, who are making an international name for themselves: bass player Peedu Kass from Estonia, drummer Kaspars Kurdeko from Latvia, saxophone player Kestutis Vaiginis from Lithuania and pianist Dmitrij Golovanov from Lithuania.
19 June – The Estonian embassy in Stockholm will introduce the exposition “Estonia Through 100 Pairs of Eyes”, which tells the story of Estonia through portraits, famous places, emotions and achievements. The embassy will only display a small portion of the total exhibition, which will open on 20 June in the Värtahamen terminal area of Port of Stockholm and is organised by the Management Boards of the Port of Stockholm and Tallink and the Estonian embassy.
19 June – Martti Helde’s historical feature film In the Crosswinds will screen in Regent Street Cinema in London. The film will be introduced to the audience by costume artist Anna-Liisa Liiver. The screening is a continuation of the memorial ceremony of the anniversary of the June deportation on 17 June, held by the Baltic Council in Great Britain. The screening has been organised by Baltic View and the Estonian Embassy in London For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/events/463724937418670/
21 June – Jazz musicians from the Baltic countries will perform at Ottawa Jazz. The Baltic Jazz Trio, comprising Dainius Pulauskas (piano), Toivo Unt (double bass) and Maris Briezkalns (drums), will perform at the National Arts Centre. For more information see: https://ottawajazzfestival.com/artists/baltic-jazz-trio/
23 June – The embassies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in cooperation with MTÜ Dupont Festival will introduce their St. John’s Day traditions at Dupont Circle in central Washington, D.C. The open-air event will feature folk dance band Pillerkaar, who will teach Estonian folk dance to the audience, children will paint Estonian national patterns and Starship’s delivery robots will introduce Estonia as an innovative e-government.
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