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25.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

New Estonian ambassador to Italy presented his credentials

Yesterday 24 September, Estonia’s new ambassador to Italy Paul Teesalu presented his credentials to President Sergio Mattarella. After the presentation ceremony, President Sergio Mattarella and Ambassador Paul Teesalu discussed the relations of Estonia and Italy, the tasks facing Europe and the...
25.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia is imposing sanctions on an additional 98 Belarusian officials

Today 25 September, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published an additional list of Belarusian officials subject to prohibition on entry according to the International Sanctions Act. The initial list with 30 officials was published on 31 August.           ...
24.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia allocates aid for the Belarusian civil society, Greece and the state of Maryland

Today 24 September, the Government of Estonia decided to allocate €100 000 from the reserve to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support the civil society and free press in Belarus and provide psychological support to the victims of the regime’s violence. Another €110 000 is allocated for the...
23.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia allocates €50 000 to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

A pledging event was held today during the week of high-level meetings of the UN General Assembly to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and prevent a famine. Estonia is supporting the alleviation of the humanitarian situation in Yemen with €50 000 through the World Food Programme. The...
21.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Updated travel information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Lithuania will not be placing travel restrictions on those arriving from Estonia this week

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby informs travellers that in accordance with a regulation issued by the Lithuanian Minister of Health, the Republic of Lithuania will not be implementing travel restriction requirements in regard to travellers from Estonia this week, with the current situation...
21.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Companies are happy with business diplomacy support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry’s feedback survey on business diplomacy indicates that Estonian companies appreciate the support offered by the ministry, and use it actively when entering new markets and boosting exports. According to Andres Rundu, the Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs,...
18.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about countries and self-isolation requirements for passengers arriving in Estonia as of 18 September

Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday 21 September, a two-week restriction on the freedom of movement will apply to passengers arriving in Estonia from the following European countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France,...
18.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu to the UN Human Rights Council: the actions of Belarusian authorities will not go uninvestigated and unpunished

Today 18 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu made a video statement at an urgent debate of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Belarus. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, today’s event is an important diplomatic achievement and demonstrates...
17.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia with 16 other countries propose an independent expert mission in Belarus under the aegis of OSCE

Today 17 September, Estonia and 16 other participating states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) invoked the so-called Moscow Mechanism to establish a mission of experts to investigate human rights violations and election fraud in Belarus. In the joint statement made...
11.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry travel update: new rules apply from Saturday when travelling to Latvia

The Foreign Ministry is announcing that due to the increased infection rate in Estonia, new rules apply when travelling to the Republic of Latvia from 00.00 on Saturday, and passengers from Estonia must self-isolate when entering Latvia. Latvia plans to add Estonia to its list of high-risk...

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