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11.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia helped organise a high-level UN event commemorating the victims of the Srebrenica genocide

On 10 July 2020, a high-level event at the UN commemorated the victims of the genocide committed 25 years ago in Srebrenica, Bosnia. The virtual event was held on a platform created by an Estonian company. Estonia was represented by Sven Jürgenson, Estonia’s Permanent Representative to the UN...
11.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

High-Level Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Genocide in Srebrenica Statement by the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, H.E. Mr Sven Jürgenson

10 July, 2020 Mr President, Estonia stands in solidarity with the Bosnian people, our thoughts are with the victims and their families. Today’s commemoration gives us once more a reason to reflect on the basic principle that the United Nations is based on and that is enshrined in the UN...
10.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about countries and self-isolation requirements for passengers travelling to Estonia as of 10 July

Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday 13 July, a two-week self-isolation requirement applies to people arriving in Estonia from Sweden, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Luxembourg. Starting from next week, passengers travelling from the European...
07.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about countries and self-isolation requirements for passengers from Europe as of 6 July

On Monday, the government adjusted the rate of new infections to the European Union average, which is 16 cases per 100 000 inhabitants over two weeks. Due to the change in the infection rate, passengers arriving from the United Kingdom will no longer have to self-isolate when travelling to Estonia...
03.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia joined 27 countries at the UN to express concern over human rights in China

At the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Estonia along with 27 other countries made a joint statement to express concern over China’s recent actions on Hong Kong. The statement says that the national security legislation undermines the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle and...
03.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

At the UN Security Council pandemic debate Reinsalu called for compliance with the COVID-19 resolution

Yesterday 2 July, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attended the UN Security Council’s open debate on pandemics and security. “Since the start of the pandemic, Estonia has advocated for the UN Security Council to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on peace and security. This is why we are particularly...
02.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia holds an open virtual masterclass on cyber diplomacy

Today 2 July at 15.00, the Foreign Ministry is organising a free virtual masterclass on cyber diplomacy, which is open to all. “In a digitally connected world, cybersecurity is crucial. More than ever, it is also shaping international relations,” Estonian Ambassador at Large for Cyber Security...
01.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu met with France’s Secretary of State for European Affairs in Tallinn

Today, Amélie de Montchalin, the Secretary of State for European Affairs of France, is on a visit to Estonia, and met with Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu and Undersecretary for European Affairs Märt Volmer. At the meeting, the minister and secretary of state signed a joint declaration on cyber...
01.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia and Singapore call for support for global digitalisation

Representatives of more than 60 countries today attended a global video conference jointly organised by the foreign ministries of Estonia and Singapore, focusing on digitalisation in response to COVID-19. The conference included a presentation of a global digital declaration, which aims at...
01.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu: the government discusses the implementation of the EU Council recommendation on Thursday

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said the Council of the European Union yesterday reached an agreement on passengers arriving from third countries. “The member states will independently decide on implementing the recommendations of the Council’s decision. On Thursday, the government will...


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