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The foreign minister calls for nominations for the Jaan Poska Medal

20. January 2020 - 11:16

On the centenary of the Tartu Peace Treaty, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu will present the first Jaan Poska Medal to a person or persons with remarkable services to protecting the principles of the Tartu Peace Treaty in the world.

Nominations for the medal can be submitted by individuals or organisations, including non-profit organisations, state or local institutions and companies. The proposal must include the name of the candidate, their area of activities and explanation why the candidate should be awarded the Jaan Poska Medal. The proposal should be sent in a format that can be reproduced in writing to the Foreign Ministry’s email address no later than 24 January.

“The centenary of the birth certificate of the Republic of Estonia, the Tartu Peace Treaty, is the most fitting occasion to start the tradition of the Jaan Poska Medal,” Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said. “Jaan Poska was a remarkable Estonian diplomat who had a decisive role in signing the peace treaty. To celebrate this legacy, we are awarding the Jaan Poska Medal every year to recognise people who have protected the Tartu Peace Treaty, the founding document of Estonia’s legal continuity, and its principles, with their words and actions in Estonia or internationally.” 

The Jaan Poska Medal will be presented for the first time during the formal ceremony of the centenary of the Tartu Peace Treaty at the Vanemuine Concert Hall on 2 February.

Additional information:

Britta Tarvis
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department
+372 637 7627 / +372 5194 7045

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