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19.10.2018|Foreign Ministry

Mikser at the UN: we intend to continue sharing Estonian e-governance experience on the international level

On Thursday, 18 October, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser spoke at the plenary meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations about the effect that rapid technological advances have on fulfilment of the UN’s sustainable development goals. “If we wish to achieve the sustainable development goals...
18.10.2018|Foreign Ministry

Estonia opens Office of Honorary Consul in Palermo

On Wednesday, 17 October, Estonia opened its new Office of Honorary Consul in Palermo. The Office of Estonian Honorary Consul was formally opened by Foreign Ministry’s Secretary General Rainer Saks, joined by Estonian Ambassador to Italy Celia Kuningas-Saagpakk. The Estonian Honorary Consul in...
16.10.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser welcomes Eastern Partnership countries' reform progress

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser attended a meeting between EU foreign ministers and their counterparts from the Eastern Partnership countries in Luxembourg, where the importance of Eastern Partnership was reaffirmed. The foreign ministers took stock of the progress already made and the...
15.10.2018|Foreign Ministry

Mikser at the Foreign Affairs Council: new migration policy initiatives should not be one-off measures

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser attended a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The EU foreign ministers discussed the external aspects of migration, the current situation in Libya and the Central African Republic, as well as recent developments in Venezuela. “We...
15.10.2018|Foreign Ministry

EU foreign ministers adopt new sanctions regime to counter proliferation of chemical weapons

Today, EU foreign ministers adopted a new regime of restrictive measures during the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg to address the use and proliferation of chemical weapons. “The need to establish a new sanctions regime derives from chemical weapons attacks made in recent years and...
11.10.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: NATO’s deterrence activities have been robust

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels. They spoke about the alliance’s next steps to strengthen its deterrence and defence posture as well as cooperation between NATO and the EU. Mikser expressed confidence in the alliance’s ability to...
11.10.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister to meet NATO Secretary General today

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels. The meeting will focus on next steps to be taken to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence posture as well as the implementation of decisions from the Brussels Summit in July. Mikser and...
10.10.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser: Every country should have a voice in the UN

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser greeted the participants at the opening ceremony of MUNOT at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. MUNOT, or the Model United Nations of Tallinn, is an annual student conference which operates along the same lines as the UN. This year’s event is taking place from 10-13...
08.10.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: Legal amendments made to strengthen foreign service

The Government of the Republic approved the draft of the Foreign Service Act Amendment Act. Reducing bureaucracy and the administrative burden is one of the important objectives of the amendment of the Foreign Service Act. “The present version of the Foreign Service Act must be amended - we...
05.10.2018|Foreign Ministry

Estonia’s new Ambassador to UNESCO presents credentials

On Thursday, 4 October, Estonia’s permanent representative to UNESCO Alar Streimann presented his credentials to Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay. After the ceremony, Ambassador Streimann stressed UNESCO’s importance on many issues close to Estonia. “Estonia values UNESCO’s role in...

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