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21.02.2003|Foreign Ministry

Commission opinion on the applications for accession to the EU by ten applicant countries

19 February 2003 On February 19, the European Commission adopted a favourable Opinion on the accession to the Union of ten applicant countries: the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia. Taken in accordance with Article 49 of the Treaty...
19.02.2003|Foreign Ministry

Note for the editors!

Estonia is going to hold its 10th parliamentary elections on March 2, 2003. Voting on election day opens at 9 am and closes at 8 pm (including home voting). To facilitate the coverage of the parliamentary elections, the Press Centre of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islandi väljak 1,...
18.02.2003|Foreign Ministry

Information on the media coverage of the celebrations of the 85th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia

The journalists, cameramen and photographers wishing to cover the celebrations of the 85th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia on February 24 are asked to register at the Press Centre of the Foreign Ministry (phone +372 6317630, e-mail by no later than Wednesday, February 19 16:00...
18.02.2003|Foreign Ministry

EU Troika meeting with acceding and candidate countries: Common Statement

The President of the European Council, Costas Simitis, the President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, the Secretary-General/CFSP High Representative, Javier Solana and the Heads of State or Government and the Foreign Ministers of the 13 acceding countries and candidate countries met today...
05.02.2003|Foreign Ministry

Statement of the Vilnius Group Countries

February 5, 2003 In response to the presentation by the United States Secretary of State to the United Nations Security Council concerning Iraq. Statement by the Foreign Ministers of Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia: Earlier today,...
29.01.2003|Foreign Ministry

Address by Kristiina Ojuland Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia to the Austrian Chamber of Commerce 29 January 2003

Ladies and Gentlemen, The great Austrian and great European, Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi wrote the following epigraph for his masterpiece Pan-Europa: “Jedes grosse historische Geschehen begann als Utopie und endete als Realität”. This manifest, for the uniting of Europe, was born right here...
20.12.2002|Foreign Ministry

Foreign policy discussion at the Riigikogu

Foreign minister Kristiina Ojuland stressed on Thursday, December 19, at the discussion of Estonia’s foreign policy in the Riigikogu that Estonia’s belonging to the EU and NATO would not restrict the free space, which a nation requires for its existence, but would actually expand it,...
20.12.2002|Foreign Ministry

Main Guidelines of Estonia's Foreign Policy

Address by Kristiina Ojuland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the Riigikogu on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Estonia, 19 December 2002 Honourable Mr. Chairman, Respected Members of the Riigikogu, Honourable guests, The nature of the Estonian Republic’s foreign policy...
10.12.2002|Foreign Ministry

Estonia reached preliminary agreements with the European Union

Another meeting of the Accession Conference between Estonia and the European Union at the ministerial level was held in Brussels on Monday, December 9. The Estonian delegation was led by Foreign Minister Kristiina Ojuland and the EU delegation by Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller....
07.12.2002|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Mr. Harri Tiido, Deputy Under-Secretary of the Estonian Foreign Ministry at the 10th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council

Porto, December 6-7, 2002 The year 2002 has been a significant one and significant in the positive sense of the word. Important enlargement decisions taken or yet anticipated before the end of this year are about to change the political landscape. The enlargement of the EU and NATO does not...


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