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17.10.2020|Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry supports development cooperation projects in Belarus with €500 000 through an auxiliary programme

The Foreign Ministry has opened a call for proposals for funding development cooperation projects with the aim of supporting the civil society in Belarus. In total, €500 000 has been earmarked for the projects. The call for proposals aims to assist and strengthen the civil society in Belarus....
16.10.2020|Foreign Ministry

The foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Canada signed a joint statement and agreed on regular annual meetings

Today 16 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu was in Vilnius to attend the quadrilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Canada, which included a meeting with the Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. The ministers signed a joint statement...
16.10.2020|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about countries and self-isolation requirements for passengers arriving in Estonia as of 16 October

From Monday 19 October, the limit related to restrictions on the freedom of movement in Estonia is 47.8 (Estonia’s infection rate times 1.1). The mandatory self-isolation does not apply to passengers arriving in Estonia from a country of the European Union and the European Economic Area, the...
15.10.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attends the quadrilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Canada in Vilnius tomorrow

Tomorrow, 16 October, Foreign Minister Reinsalu will meet with the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs, the Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and the Foreign Minister of Canada François-Philippe Champagne in Vilnius to discuss the international security situation, including...
15.10.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia will shortly submit its application for observer status on the Arctic Council

At a meeting today 15 October, the government discussed the preparatory actions for applying for observer status on the Arctic Council. Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu informed the government of plans to officially submit the application before of the end of the year to the Secretariat of the...
15.10.2020|Foreign Ministry

The government allocates €100 000 in connection with the alleviation of the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu today made a proposal to the Government of Estonia to allocate €100 000 from the reserve to the International Committee of the Red Cross for alleviating the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. The government endorsed the proposal. “The situation on both...
15.10.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu proposes Jonatan Vseviov as the new Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is submitting a proposal to the government to appoint Jonatan Vseviov, the current Estonian Ambassador to the United States, as the new Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Jonatan Vseviov is a dedicated diplomat and public official, and will be...
15.10.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: Estonia’s leading position in the Freedom on the Net index reminds the world that only a free society is a successful digital society

Yesterday 14 October, the renowned US think tank Freedom House published its 2020 Freedom on the Net index. Estonia ranks second in the world after Iceland. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, it is an important recognition for Estonia as the leading advocate of internet freedom. “...
14.10.2020|Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry and the Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo Centre open an exhibition on the dreams of children in crisis hotspots

On 15 October, the award-winning photo exhibition One Day, I Will by French photographer Vincent Tremeau opens at the Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo Centre. The photos have been exhibited across the world and they tell a story about the bravery, creativity and vulnerability of children and the...
12.10.2020|Foreign Ministry

EU foreign ministers agree on sanctions on Lukashenko for events in Belarus and on Russian officials for the poisoning of Navalny

Today 12 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attended the European Union Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The ministers agreed on imposing sanctions on Aleksandr Lukashenko in response to the situation in Belarus and on Russian officials in response to the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. “...

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