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24.01.2000|Foreign Ministry

A Baltic Home-Coming

Robert C. Frasure Memorial Lecture by Strobe Talbott, Deputy Secretary of State Department of the US 24 January 2000, Tallinn Thank you, Tom [Ilves], and thank you, Mr. President, for the hospitality that you and all your other colleagues have extended over the past several days to my wife...
19.01.2000|Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Minister's presentation at a discussion devoted to Eurointegration matters

Riigikogu, 19 January 2000 Mr. Chairman, Mr. Prime Minister, Honoured Members of Parliament, The Foreign Minister is accustomed to appearing before the Riigikogu twice a year during the semi-annual foreign policy discussion and delivering a presentation about joining the European...
16.12.1999|Foreign Ministry

Remarks by Minister Ilves at the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, 16 December 1999, Brussels Mr Chairman, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I will confine my remarks today to three points. My first point is about this forum, the EAPC. Although we are following a concrete plan...
14.12.1999|Foreign Ministry

Estonia as a Nordic Country

Speech by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the Swedish Institute for International Affairs, 14 December 1999 Where a country lies is a subjective decision and only in part a product of its own desire. Much if not most is determined by what others believe about it. As...
01.12.1999|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Minister Ilves at the Third Session of WTO ministerial conference

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, 1 December 1999, Seattle Madam Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am speaking here as the representative of the newest WTO member. Estonia finally acceded to this organization only two weeks ago. The open and liberal...
27.11.1999|Foreign Ministry

City Papers Interview with Estonian Foreign Minister Toomas Hendrik Ilves

CITY PAPERS interview with the architect of Estonia’s foreign policy at the turn of the millennium, Estonian Foreign Minister Toomas Hendrik Ilves The Economist earlier this year pegged Estonian Foreign Minister Toomas Hendrik Ilves as one of the most effective foreign ministers in Europe....
25.11.1999|Foreign Ministry

Estonia's main foreign policy priorities

Address by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Estonia to the Riigikogu, 25 November 1999 Honoured Mr Speaker, Esteemed members of the Riigikogu, I last presented a comprehensive overview of Estonia's foreign policy...
23.11.1999|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Minister Ilves at the meeting of WEU Foreign Ministers

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia 23 November 1999, Luxembourg Madam Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, The crisis in Kosovo has made it clear that a strategic revision of the post-Cold war security environment in Europe is ineluctable. The results of last...
12.11.1999|Foreign Ministry

Promoting stability through economic integration

Statement by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia at the Conference on the Northern Dimension, 11-12 November 1999, Helsinki Let me begin by congratulating Finland on a well-organised conference and a successful Presidency. As one of Finland's closest neighbours...
05.11.1999|Foreign Ministry

EU enlargement and Estonia's identity on the international stage

Remarks by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, at the International Conference 'Estonia and the European Union' at the National Library, 5 November 1999, Tallinn Let me begin by saying how pleased I am to participate in this conference - the sixth of its kind -...

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