26.06 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will meet with the Foreign Minister of Slovenia Karl Erjavec who will be on a visit in Estonia. The ministers will discuss the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. They will also discuss bilateral relations, the future of the EU, Brexit and the situation in the Western Balkans.
26-27.06 The Director-General of the External Economic and Development Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jüri Seilenthal, will travel to Annapolis and Washington DC to take part of the high-level meeting of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
27.06 The Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will present the priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU at the seminar of the European Policy Centre.
29.06 The Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will moderate the Citizens’ Dialogue with the Vice-President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip and the President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid which will be focused on the upcoming Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and the future of the EU.
The Citizens’ Dialogue will take place at the Estonian National Opera. The event is organised by the Representation of the European Commission in Estonia. Additional information:https://ec.europa.eu/estonia/20170629_kaljulaid_ansip_et
29.06 The launch event of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU will take place at the Europe House of Copenhagen, Denmark. The former Danish Foreign Minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen will make a speech to mark the beginning of the Estonian Presidency. Guest will be hosted by the Estonian Ambassador in Copenhagen, Märt Volmer.
29.06 The Bucharest Format meeting of foreign ministers will take place in Warsaw. It is a follow-up meeting to the meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government on 25 May in Brussels. Topics discussed will include the security situation in the eastern and southern neighbourhoods and developments of the EU Defence Policy. Estonia will be represented by the Acting Undersecretary, Director-General of the Political Department Paul Teesalu. The participants of the Bucharest Format meeting are Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
29.06 The Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will meet with the French Minister for European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau to discuss the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Cultural events abroad:
25.06-01.07 The third London International A Cappella Choral Competition will take place in the UK. This year’s competition is dedicated to the work of Arvo Pärt. The winner of the competition will be announced on 1 July and the award will be presented by Lauri Bambus, the Estonian Ambassador in London. Additional information: www.liaccc.org.uk
Photography exhibition “Arvo Pärt: Adam’s Lament in Photos” by Kaupo Kikkas was brought to St John's Smith Square, the venue of the competition, in cooperation with the Embassy of Estonia. On 30 June, Dorian Supin’s documentary “Even if I lose everything” will also be screened at St John's Smith Square. From 1 July to the end of the year, photography exhibition “Treescape” by Kaupo Kikkas can be seen at the Estonian Embassy in London.
30.06 Kadri Kõusaar’s film “Mother” screens at the Coombs Theatre in Canberra, Australia. The event will mark the beginning of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The film will be presented by the Estonian Embassy in Canberra in cooperation with the Australian National University Film Group.
1.07 The Estonian National Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra (US) will give a summer concert at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. The soloists are Elina Netšajeva, Aule Urb, Endrik Üksvärav, Anto Onnis, Tamar Nugis and Shawn Spiess. Additional information: https://www.finlandiatalo.fi/fi/tulevia-tapahtumia#67331
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