Official name: Republic of Estonia
Short form: Estonia National Day: Independence Day, 24 February.
Estonia declared its independence on this day in 1918.
Estonia became a NATO member state on 29 March 2004.
Estonia became a European Union member state on 1 May 2004.
24. – 25.07 The Director General of the External Economic and Development Cooperation Department, Jüri Seilenthal, will chair the informal meeting of the Working Party on Development Cooperation (CODEV) and the Working Party on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid (COHAFA) taking place in Tallinn in the framework of the Estonian Presidency. The meeting will focus on linking humanitarian and development action to strengthen resilience in vulnerable communities and countries in crisis. The meeting will also explore innovative solutions in humanitarian aid and development cooperation, particularly in the context of protracted crises.
Cultural events abroad:
27.07 An exhibition titled “Apple смак” by the Belarusian Artists’ Union that focuses on the symbol of apple in contemporary art will open at the Palace of Arts in Minsk. Estonia will be represented with 12 works by artists Mauri Gross, Laurentsius, Eneli Luiga, Sven Saag, Viive Noor, Kadi Kurema, Anu Kalm and Ülle Meister. Countries represented at the exhibition include Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Russia, Slovakia, Italy and Azerbaijan.
27.07 – 6.08 Estonian mezzo-soprano Monika-Evelin Liiv will perform in productions of Lucia di Lammermoor and The Clemency of Titus at the Opéra de Baugé festival in western France. Additional information: http://www.operadebauge.fr/2017-2/
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