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12.03.2002|Foreign Ministry

The chief negotiators of the Luxembourg group of candidate countries met in Warsaw

The chief negotiators of the six EU candidate countries, or the so-called Luxembourg group of states, met in Warsaw, Poland on March 8 with the purpose of discussing the financial package of the negotiations. The head of the Estonian delegation was the deputy secretary-general of the Ministry of...
08.03.2002|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Kristiina Ojuland at the Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Vilnius 10 group

Mrs. Kristiina Ojuland, Foreign Minister of Estonia 8 March, 2002, Skopje, Macedonia Mr. President Mr. Chairman, Ladies and gentlemen, Please allow me to first of all thank the Authorities of the Republic of Macedonia for the excellent preparations that have been made to ensure...
06.03.2002|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Ms. Kristiina Ojuland at the 11th Ministerial Session of the Council of the Baltic Sea States

Ms. Kristiina Ojuland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Svetlogorsk, March 6, 2002 Mr. Chairman, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Please allow me to begin my remarks with congratulations to Mr. Uffe Ellemann-Jensen and Mr Hans Dietrich Genscher upon the tenth anniversary...
20.02.2002|Foreign Ministry

Fifth Meeting Of The Eu-Estonia Association Council

The fifth meeting of the EU-Estonia Association Council was held in Brussels on Tuesday, February 19. Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Piqué I Camps chaired the meeting and Foreign Minister Kristiina Ojuland headed the Estonian delegation. Commissioner Günter Verheugen represented the European...
05.02.2002|Foreign Ministry

Estonia well positioned in its bid to join the European Union

Estonia remains well positioned in its bid to join the European Union claims Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group (RZB) in its recent report on the EU enlargement process. The report on the EU enlargement process published in January this year positions Estonia forth among the applicant countries on...
30.01.2002|Foreign Ministry

European Commission presented enlargement proposals on agriculture today in Brussels

Estonian Chief Negotiator Alar Streimann noted that at this moment a broader discussion on the subject is opened and the paper of the EU Commission is only a working document. According to Mr Streimann Estonia will analyse the proposals of the Commission. However, Estonia’s position is...
25.01.2002|Foreign Ministry

Gender equality in Estonia to be discussed in UN committee

Deputy Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand was in New York to present to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women the measures that Estonia has taken for the compliance with the respective convention. In the words of Marina Kaljurand a...
14.01.2002|Foreign Ministry

Current Situation at the Negotiations with the European Union

- Spanish Presidency - Current status of membership negotiations between Estonia and the EU - Current status of open chapters Estonia began membership negotiations with the European Union on 31 March 1998, thus negotiations have lasted for three years. Spanish Presidency Spain holds the...
03.12.2001|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Minister Ilves at the Ninth OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting in Bucharest

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Foreign Minister of Estonia The events of September 11 have changed the context in which the OSCE operates. Terrorist attacks have rendered the distinction between so-called "soft" and "hard" security risks obsolete. Security risks that used to be characterized as "...
28.11.2001|Foreign Ministry

Estonia Closed Provisionally the Chapter of Competition Policy

The fourteenth round of Estonia's accession negotiations on the level of chief negotiators was held in Brussels on Wednesday, November 28. Estonian delegation was lead by Deputy Under-Secretary of the Estonian MFA Alar Streimann and the EU delegation lead by Ambassador of Belgium to the EU...


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