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08.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu spoke to NATO’s Secretary General

In a phone call today 8 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu and the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg discussed the latest foreign policy developments, including the crisis in Belarus and the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. Reinsalu stressed the importance of the international...
08.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu: Estonia highly appreciates Denmark’s contribution to Estonia’s security

Today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with the Foreign Minister of Denmark Jeppe Kofod, who is on a visit to Tallinn. The ministers discussed bilateral relations and regional cooperation, including on energy, as well as the situation in Belarus, transatlantic cooperation and other current...
04.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu at the Security Council: the future of Belarus is in the hands of the people of Belarus

Today 4 September, Estonia led the first meeting of the UN Security Council aimed at the global community where discussions focused on the human rights violations in Belarus following the recent presidential elections in the country. “Today’s meeting was held at the most influential global forum...
04.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

New Estonian ambassador to Lithuania presented her credentials

Today, Estonia’s new ambassador to Lithuania Kai Kaarelson presented her credentials to President Gitanas Nausėda. In the conversation following the presentation ceremony, President Gitanas Nausėda and Ambassador Kai Kaarelson spoke about the relations of Estonia and Lithuania, the security...
04.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu at UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Human Rights in Belarus

Allow me now to make a statement in my national capacity. We are following events in Belarus with deep concern and sadness. Political persecution in Belarus started months before the 9th of August election day. After forged elections, the people went to the streets to demand new and fair...
04.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about countries and restrictions on the freedom of movement for passengers arriving in Estonia as of 4 September

Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday 7 September, a two-week restriction on the freedom of movement will apply to passengers arriving in Estonia from the following European countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany...
03.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Updated travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs updated its travel advice, and recommends avoiding all but essential international travel due to the spread of the coronavirus. Data from the Estonian Health Board shows that as of 3 September, Estonia’s COVID-19 infection rate is 16.1 (per 100 000 inhabitants). The...
03.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia proposes harmonising EU crisis measures

Estonia made a proposal at the Council of the European Union to harmonise crisis measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, Estonia supports an agreed framework for an early warning system for restrictive measures, common criteria and a chance to...
02.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia holds a discussion on human rights in Belarus at the UN Security Council

On Friday 4 September, on the initiative of Estonia and backed by other UN member states, an Arria-formula meeting is held at the UN Security Council to discuss human rights. An overview of the state of human rights in Belarus will be given via video link by the UN Special Rapporteur on the...
01.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonian experts to join EU civilian missions in Ukraine and Somalia

In September, Estonian experts Ernst-Armin Tõnisson and Karin Anna Maandi will join the civilian mission of the European Union in Ukraine. Estonia will also post its first expert, Rainer Koor, to the EU mission in Somalia. The EUAM Ukraine mission focuses on the reform of Ukraine’s civilian...

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