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07.05.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia supports North Macedonia’s European Union integration

Today 7 May, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets met with the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs of North Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov. At the meeting, Foreign Minister Liimets affirmed Estonia’s strong support for European Union enlargement. “European Union enlargement is a crucial...
06.05.2021|Foreign Ministry

Government approves the action plan on women, peace and security submitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Today 6 May, the government approved Estonia’s action plan for implementing the UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in Estonia between 2020 and 2025. “The human rights of women and girls, including in the field of women, peace and security, are a priority in Estonia’s...
06.05.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador to protest the violation of Estonian airspace, the unfounded ban on entry for EU citizens and the regulation on unfriendly countries, and to express solidarity with Bulgaria

Today 6 May, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Estonia Alexander Petrov to protest and present a note on the violation of Estonian airspace yesterday. Estonia considers this a very regrettable and serious incident, and repeated series of violations...
05.05.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia allocates €75 000 to help India fight coronavirus

Estonia is allocating €75 000 to India to help the country contain the severe new coronavirus wave there. “The situation is concerning because the rapid increase of infections has put the healthcare system of the country under enormous pressure. Hospitals are lacking staff, beds, medicines and...
04.05.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Liimets: the protection of human rights contributes to peace and security

In an online meeting of the UN Human Rights Council today 4 May, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets presented the national report of Estonia submitted to the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The review gives an overview of human rights developments and recommendations by states following our...
04.05.2021|Foreign Ministry

Opening Statement by H.E. Eva-Maria Liimets in UN Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review

Madam President, Distinguished representatives of Member States, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour and privilege for me to address the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review and present the national report of Estonia submitted to the third Universal Periodic...
04.05.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonian and Hungarian foreign ministers discuss security and economic cooperation, European Union and Three Seas Initiative

Yesterday 3 May, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets met with the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó. The Hungarian foreign minister visited Tallinn to mark the centenary of diplomatic relations between Estonia and Hungary and present Hungary’s objectives for its Council...
03.05.2021|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Media Freedom Coalition on World Press Freedom Day

Today, on World Press Freedom Day and the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration, we celebrate the fundamental principles of media freedom and stand together for its protection around the world.   The Windhoek Declaration is a historic call for media freedom. It...
30.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about restrictions on movement for passengers arriving in Estonia between 3 and 9 May 2021

With its order from 30 April, the Government of Estonia has eased the restrictions on cross-border movement for asymptomatic individuals who cross the national border between Estonia and Latvia at least twice a week for unavoidable work or studies. This means that starting from 3 May, the 10-day...
28.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Statement by HE Eva-Maria Liimets at PGA High-Level Thematic Debate on Digital Cooperation and Connectivity: Whole-of-Society Approaches to End the Digital Divide

Your Excellency, Mr Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to be joining you today from Tallinn for this High-Level Thematic Debate on Digital Cooperation and Connectivity. A few months ago, Estonia celebrated the 25th birthday of the...

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