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Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu and the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg
18.10.2019|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu and Stoltenberg: NATO’s collective defence works unconditionally even with the escalation in Syria

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg to discuss the situation in Syria, support for Ukraine, transatlantic cooperation and the upcoming NATO meeting of Heads of State and Government. Both the Estonian Foreign Minister and the NATO Secretary...
18.10.2019|Foreign Ministry

Urmas Reinsalu: oil shale energy needs a transitional exemption

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and the incoming Commissioner for Energy, discussing the future of the European Union enlargement policy and the next multiannual financial framework (MFF). Urmas Reinsalu expressed regret that the...
18.10.2019|Foreign Ministry

Urmas Reinsalu meets with the Secretary General of NATO

Today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu will meet with the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg and the European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn in Brussels. The meeting with the Secretary General will touch upon the situation in Syria, support for Ukraine, transatlantic...
16.10.2019|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu spoke to his Turkish counterpart in a phone call

Yesterday evening, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu and the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a telephone call to discuss the situation in northern Syria. Urmas Reinsalu underlined the need to find a quick political solution to a situation that involves the Turkish military actions in...
15.10.2019|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu: there is a chance of a Brexit deal this week

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu today attended the meeting of the General Affairs Council of the European Union, were the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier presented an update on the state of play of Brexit negotiations. “In light of recent news, I can see a positive shift. We must make every...
14.10.2019|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu to his EU colleagues: European unity on Ukraine is vital for the meeting of the Normandy Four

At the suggestion of Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, the foreign ministers of the European Union met with their Ukrainian counterpart Vadym Prystaiko in Luxembourg during the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council.  Reinsalu stressed that the unity of the European Union is vital for Ukraine...
14.10.2019|Foreign Ministry

EU foreign ministers condemned Turkey’s military actions in Syria

The foreign ministers of the EU began today’s meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg with a discussion on the situation in Syria, making a joint statement to condemn Turkey’s military action in north-eastern Syria and call for an end to Turkey’s unilateral military intervention....
13.10.2019|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu will discuss situation in Syria and Ukraine with EU colleagues tomorrow

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is in Luxembourg on 14 and 15 October to take part in the meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) and the General Affairs Council (GAC) of the European Union. At the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, EU foreign ministers will discuss the situation in...
12.10.2019|Foreign Ministry

Estonia opens honorary consulate in Bordeaux

Today, Jacques de Galzain became Estonia’s new honorary consul in Bordeaux, France. Andre Pung, the Director of the Western Europe Division at the Department for European Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, presented Jacques de Galzain with the honorary consul patent today. His consular region will...
11.10.2019|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu in Paris: resolving the crisis in Ukraine requires pressure on Russia as the aggressor

Today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris to discuss the situation in Ukraine, European security and the enlargement policy of the European Union. The foreign ministers also discussed increased tensions in Syria. According to the Estonian...

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