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23.05.2001|Foreign Ministry

Delegation of the USA Senate to visit Estonia

A five-member official delegation of the USA Senate, headed by Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs Gordon Smith, will pay a visit to Estonia on Saturday, 25 May. The purpose of the Senators’ visit is to examine Estonia’s defence capability.Senators...
22.05.2001|Foreign Ministry

Gothenburg Summit has to be a Step Forward in the EU Enlargement Process

Estonian Foreign Minister Toomas Hendrik Ilves and the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia held a meeting in Prague on May 23. Estonian Foreign Minister said after the meeting that the EU has to make a step forward at the Gothenburg Summit and specify the road...
21.05.2001|Foreign Ministry

President of Ireland will pay a state visit to Estonia

President of Ireland Mary McAleese will start her first state visit to Estonia on Thursday, 24 May. President McAleese will be accompanied by an official delegation. During the three days of the visit, Mary McAleese will meet with President Lennart Meri, Speaker of the Riigikogu (Parliament) Toomas...
10.05.2001|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Minister Ilves at the Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Strasbourg, 11 May 2001 Before I begin I would like to extend my sincerest and highest compliments to Latvia and Mr Indulis Berzins, who has done such an exemplary job as chairman during this most difficult and challenging half...
29.04.2001|Foreign Ministry

President of Malta will pay a state visit to Estonia

President of the Republic of Malta Guido de Marco will start his state visit to Estonia on Wednesday, 2nd May. President de Marco will be accompanied by his spouse and official delegation.Guido de Marco will meet with President Lennart Meri on Wednesday.The President of Malta is to meet with...
10.04.2001|Foreign Ministry

Estonia and Russia initialled the agreement on trade and economic co-operation

On 11 April 2001 in Moscow the heads of the Estonian and Russian delegations initialled the text of the bilateral agreement on trade and economic co-operation. Thus, the text of the agreement has been agreed at the level of experts. The agreement will come into force after the signing by the...
05.04.2001|Foreign Ministry

The chief negotiators of the Luxembourg group candidate countries meet in Tallinn

On Monday, April 9, the meeting of the chief negotiators of the six European Union candidate countries (so-called Luxembourg group) takes place in Tallinn. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the course of the accession negotiations and co-ordinate positions before the EU Summit in Gothenburg.The...
04.04.2001|Foreign Ministry

The common interests of the Northern dimension

Article by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia Postimees, April 4, 2001 (unofficial translation) The Baltic Sea region, the countries surrounding our sea, has during the past ten years entered a phase of remarkable economic co-operation. It has meant new...
15.03.2001|Foreign Ministry

63% of Estonians support joining NATO

Safeguarding Estonia’s security and joining NATO are among the priorities of the Government of the Republic of Estonia. Within the framework of the Membership Action Plan, Estonia has already adopted the second Annual National Programme, which includes inter alia the obligation to inform the...


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