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22.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Undersecretary Volmer: we value the unity and solidarity of the European Union

At a video meeting of ministers for European affairs today 22 April, Estonia was represented by the Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for European Affairs Märt Volmer, who stressed that Estonia valued the unity and solidarity of the EU, continued information exchange between member states and the...
21.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: Russia is attempting to destabilise Ukraine under the cover of the coronavirus crisis

At a video conference held today 21 April with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu emphasised that Russia had not taken any real steps towards the peaceful resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and was using every opportunity during the current...
20.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu on cyber attacks against Czech healthcare facilities and critical infrastructure

Estonia strongly condemns recent and ongoing malicious cyber activities that threatened Czech healthcare facilities. The COVID-19 crisis has put an extra strain on critical medical services, and the need for a secure and functioning cyberspace is more pressing than ever. Cyber attacks against the...
18.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Foreign Minister and foreign ministers of 23 UN member states make a joint declaration aimed at enhancing international cooperation in preventing the spread of the coronavirus

According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, the global spread of COVID-19 is proof of the importance of international cooperation. “The coronavirus doesn’t care about state borders and international organisations must work together,” said the Foreign Minister. “We must learn from the situation,...
16.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia becomes the third country to join the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund

Today the Estonian government confirmed the decision to join the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund, which would create more possibilities to fund ambitious infrastructure projects in the energy, transport and digital sectors in Central and Eastern Europe. Poland and Romania have already joined...
16.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu: international organisations must learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and support the reform of healthcare systems

Today 16 April, at a video meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism, which was initiated by France and Germany, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu emphasised that stronger support was needed for the UN secretary-general’s call for a global ceasefire. The alliance includes more than 50 UN member...
16.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia joins efforts to support Italy and Spain in prevention of the spread of the coronavirus

Stenbock House, April 16, 2020 – based on the proposal of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Urmas Reinsalu, the Government decided to support both Spain and Italy with EUR 100,000. Estonia supports the mitigation of COVID-19 impact through the International Red Cross in the countries facing the...
16.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry’s travel reminder: the last ferry from Sassnitz to Paldiski departs on Saturday

Saturday 18 April is the last departure of the freight line between Paldiski and Sassnitz, operated three times a week since 27 March by the Tallink vessel Star, which also took on regular passengers with cars. This is the last week that passengers who would like to return to Estonia with the...
15.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia joins statement on safety of journalists and access to information during the COVID-19 crisis

Joint statement by the four Group of Friends on the Safety of Journalists In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the undersigned chairs and members of the Groups of Friends on the Safety/Protection of Journalists are calling on all states to protect journalists’ and media workers’ safety,...
10.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry's travel reminder: Passenger traffic on Tallinn-Helsinki ferries will end tomorrow, Helsinki-Tallinn will continue

From tomorrow, 11 April to 13 May, travel from Tallinn to Helsinki by ferry for passengers will be temporarily impossible. Freight and transit trips via Finland to Estonia will continue. The Finnish government has decided to extend the measures to halt the virus until 13 May. Ferry companies were...


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