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10.06.1997|Foreign Ministry

Integration into the European Union: European Security - The Estonian Perspective

Remarks by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the Bertelsmann Wissenschaftsstiftung Conference "The Baltic States: Capacity for Integration into the European Union" Excellencies, Distinguished speakers, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning and welcome again to the...
07.06.1997|Foreign Ministry

The Place of the Baltic States and Poland in Europe in the Year 2000

Remarks by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the Fourth Annual German-Swedish Roundtable on Security in Northern Europe Excellencies, Distinguished colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. I am very glad that I have been invited to speak to you...
30.05.1997|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Minister Ilves at the Meeting of the North Atlantic Co-operation Council

Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Sintra, 30 May 1997 Mr. Secretary General, dear colleagues. Let me begin by welcoming the recent signing of the NATO-Russia Founding Act. We believe that this is a good document which recognizes Russia's importance in...
06.05.1997|Foreign Ministry

Remarks by Minister Ilves at the Council of Europe

Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Strasbourg, May 6, 1997 Madam Chairperson, It is a honour to represent Estonia here at the 100th session of the Committee of Ministers under the Finnish Chairmanship. When the first Summit meeting of Heads of State...
03.05.1997|Foreign Ministry

Three Words

Remarks by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, at the Concordia International University Estonia 1997 Commencement Exercises, May 3, 1997 Thank you Rector for your kind introduction. I have to admit that I accepted the invitation to speak to you today, at this university’s first official commencement...
23.04.1997|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Minister Ilves at the Meeting with the North Atlantic Council

Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Brussels, 23 April 1997 Mr. Secretary General, honoured Ambassadors, I am glad to be back here at NATO. In fact it is my third time here in just four months, which proves how much importance we put on relations with...
22.04.1997|Foreign Ministry

Remarks by Minister Ilves at the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defense Policy of the European Parliament

Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Brussels, April 22, 1997 Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Members of Parliament, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to address you this morning. The European Parliament, as an institution,...
16.04.1997|Foreign Ministry

Left Out of the Debate about NATO

By Toomas Hendrik Ilves Wednesday, April 16 1997: Page A17 The Washington Post Reprinted in The International Herald Tribune on Thursday, April 17, 1997: Page 8, under the headline "Try Listening to the Opinion of East and Central Europeans" In the debate over NATO enlargement,...
14.04.1997|Foreign Ministry

Estonia's Perspectives on EU and NATO Enlargement

Remarks by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the Danish Defence Commission at the Olympia Hotel, Tallinn, April 14, 1997 Mr. Chairman, Members of the Danish Defence Commission, Welcome to Tallinn and thank you for giving me the opportunity to outline...
10.04.1997|Foreign Ministry

Address by Minister Ilves to the Permanent Council of the OSCE

Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the Permanent Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna, April 10, 1997 Mr. Chairman, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for giving me this opportunity to outline my vision of the...

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