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08.06.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia wants to create a digital platform for a more efficient development cooperation of the European Union

Today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attended the informal video meeting of European Union foreign affairs ministers on development, discussing the coordinated support of the European Union to partner countries in the fight against COVID-19. It is known as the coordinated Team Europe package of...
08.06.2020|Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry helps Estonian companies take their smart health solutions to the world

During the coronavirus crisis, several Estonian companies producing smart digital solutions have received support from the Foreign Ministry in entering foreign markets. All companies that have contacted the Foreign Ministry, including during the crisis, have been put in touch with useful contacts...
05.06.2020|Foreign Ministry

200 honorary consuls of Estonia came together virtually at a conference on e-Estonia

Today, around 200 honorary consuls and aspiring honorary consuls of Estonia attended a virtual conference presenting Estonia’s digital state, companies creating digital solutions, e-residency, and Estonia’s external economic and business diplomacy strategies. Honorary consuls play a vital role in...
05.06.2020|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about countries and quarantine requirements for passengers from Europe as of 5 June

Based on the infection rate of the coronavirus, starting from Monday 8 June, anyone arriving in Estonia from Sweden, United Kingdom, Portugal, Belgium and Ireland must remain in quarantine for two weeks. Starting from next week, mandatory quarantine does not apply to people arriving from Austria,...
05.06.2020|Foreign Ministry

Minister's speech at the Honorary Consuls' virtual conference Digital Estonia Going Global

Dear Honorary Consuls, dear colleagues, good afternoon! Tere tulemast, sõbrad üle kogu maailma! For those of you who do not speak Estonian yet – my last sentence meant „welcome to our friends from all corners of the world!” It is indeed a great pleasure and honour to greet you all from Tallinn...
03.06.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu at the meeting of Nordic-Baltic and Visegrád foreign ministers: Eastern Partnership countries need the European Union’s support

Today 3 June, a video meeting was held between the foreign ministers of the Nordic-Baltic cooperation format (Nordic-Baltic 8, NB8) and the Visegrád group (Visegrád 4, V4). It is an annual and eighth NB8+V4 meeting, organised jointly by the Czech Republic, the current President of the V4, and...
02.06.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu hosts the foreign ministers of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in Tallinn today

Today 2 June, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs, the Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and the Foreign Minister of Poland Jacek Czaputowic are on a visit to Estonia to attend a quadrilateral ministerial meeting. The meeting at the Foreign Ministry covered issues related...
01.06.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia completes its first UN Security Council presidency

Today 1 June, Estonia is passing the UN Security Council presidency baton to France. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, Estonia successfully completed its presidency programme. “The month of May put Estonia’s foreign service at the heart of crisis diplomacy during one of the...
29.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Information on countries and quarantine rules for passengers arriving from Europe

Yesterday 28 May, the government approved the decision to reopen the borders of Estonia from 1 June to passengers arriving from European countries. Estonia will admit people with no symptoms arriving from the European Union, the Schengen area or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...
29.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu called for transatlantic unity in relations with China

Today 29 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attended the informal video meeting of foreign affairs ministers of the European Union focusing on geopolitical developments related to China, preparations for the next EU-China summit, potential cooperation areas and boosting EU unity. They are also...

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