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Weekly Schedule

Weekly schedule (22.05.2017 - 28.05.2017)

Foreign Ministry
Monday, 22. May 2017

22.05 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will meet with the Greek Ambassador to Estonia H.E Mrs Maria Karnoutsou.

 

22.05 The Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas is in Brussels for the General Affairs Council. The Council will discuss the opening of Brexit negotiations and nominating the Commission as the EU negotiator. The Council will adopt negotiating directives for the Brexit negotiations and a decision to establish an ad hoc working party. Maasikas is also going have bilateral meetings with the Romanian Minister delegate for European Affairs Ana Birchalli.

 

23.05 The Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will meet with the delegation of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union of the German Bundestag to discuss Brexit, the future of the EU, the Eastern Partnership, and other topical EU matters.

 

23-24.05 The foreign ambassadors to Estonia will go to Järvamaa to visit the local businesses. The ambassadors will meet with the County Governor Alo Aasma and representatives of the county government, and visit companies PMT OÜ, AS Konesko, Põhjaka, and the Lõõla farm. 

 

24.05 The Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will meet with the Hungarian State Secretary for EU Affairs Szabolcs Takács They will discuss the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Estonian priorities, the future of the EU, security policy and bilateral relations.

 

25.05 Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and Defence Minister Margus Tsahkna will be in Brussels for the meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government. The meeting will focus on transatlantic relations, fair burden-sharing and the role of NATO in the fight against terrorism.

 

25.05 Consultations between the foreign ministries of Estonia and the Czech Republic will take place. The Estonian delegation will be led by Aino Lepik von Wirén, Director General of the Department for European Affairs. The Czech delegation will be led by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Issues Jakub Dürr. The delegations will discuss bilateral relations, the upcoming Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the future of the EU and Brexit. They will also discuss regional cooperation, the enlargements of the EU and the Eastern Partnership.

 

26.05 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will meet with the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William L. Swing. The Director General of IOM will visit Estonia who is the next Member State holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU and will meet with Minister of the Interior, members of the Riigikogu Foreign Affairs Committee and representatives of the IOM Office in Estonia. Swing will hold a public lecture on the current situation in migration and the challenges the countries will face at the Tallinn University. Additional information on the lecture: http://bit.ly/2qEzrU6

 

26.05 Consultations between the foreign ministries of Estonia and Romania will take place. The Estonian delegation will be led by Aino Lepik von Wirén, Director General of the Department for European Affairs. The Romanian delegation will be led by the Director General for the EU in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Iulia Matei. They will discuss the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the future of the EU, Brexit and the migration crisis. In addition, they will discuss EU enlargement, the Eastern Partnership, and energy and financial matters.

 

27.05 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will meet with India’s Minister of State for External Affairs M. J. Akbar in Tallinn. They will discuss Estonia-India relations, regional developments and international cooperation.

 

Cultural events abroad:

 

24.05 Kadri Voorand Quartet will perform at the prestigious Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival. The Quartet includes Kadri Voorand, Marek Talts, Taavo Remmel and Ahto Abner. Additional information: https://www.technopolisjazzfestival.com/index.php/en/estonia-2017-en

 

24-27.05 Joint Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian film days will take place in St Petersburg. On 27 May, Estonian feature film “Mother” and family film “Lotte and the Moonstone Secret” will be screened at the Velikan Park cinema. Leading actress of the film “Mother” ,Tiina Mälberg, will also be present at the cinema.

 

25.05 The special edition of Zvezda magazine will be presented at the Anna Akhmatova Museum in St Petersburg. Zvezda publishes writers from the EUNIC Member States. Estonian authors published in the magazine are Marie Under, Mihkel Mutt, Mehis Heinsaar and Goar Markosjan-Käsper.

 

27.05 Literature event “La nuit de la littérature ” will take place in Ménilmontant, Paris. Estonia will be represented by Indrek Hargla’s “Apteeker Melchior ja Tallinna kroonika”. Texts from the book will be read by translator of the Melchior stories Jean Pascal Ollivry. The literature event takes place in many cities at the same time, e.g. in Amsterdam, Bucharest, Dublin, Düsseldorf, London, Madrid, Sofia, Milan etc. In previous years, Katrina Kalda, Mehis Heinsaar and Jaan Kaplinski from Estonian authors have been introduced. Additional information: https://www.ficep.info/nuit-de-la-litterature

 

27.-28.05 Festival of Europe will take place in Bois-le-Roi for the sixth time. On 28 May, children from the Külliki Lauluaed will perform and Villu Veski iLife Jazz Party will give a concert. Ambassador Alar Streimann will take part of the round-table discussion on the future of the EU. Estonia will be introduced by the association France-Estonie.  Additional information: http://festivalofeurope.org/

 

28.05 “Baltic Day” organised by the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian embassies in Dublin will take place in the Merrion Square park. Estonian folk music and dances will be introduced by the Torupilli Jussi Trio and dance groups Iiris and Hiired tuules.

 

28.05 Kadri Kõusaar’s film “Mother” will be screened at the European Film Festival in Timișoara, Romania. Additional information: http://ffe.ro/2017/programmovies/?oras=TM&zi=28

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