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02.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia among the EU countries calling for the protection of the rule of law, democracy, and fundamental human rights

Statement by Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden: In this unprecedented situation, it is legitimate that Member States adopt extraordinary measures to protect their citizens and...
01.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Urmas Reinsalu thanks ministers from the United Kingdom and Belarus for helping Estonian citizens

During a phone call today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu thanked UK Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas Wendy Morton, and Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei, for the authorities in their respective countries allowing people from Estonia to return home via the...
23.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu proposed ways to strengthen cooperation at a video conference of EU foreign ministers

Today 23 March, the foreign ministers of EU Member States held a virtual discussion concerning the crisis situation caused by the coronavirus. The prime subject of discussion was how to coordinate cooperation even better. Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu thanked the other EU Member States for...
21.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Issuing of passports to Estonian citizens living abroad continues under the emergency situation

According to an order of the director general of the Police and Border Guard Board, Estonian passports continue to be issued by secure postal services to Estonian citizens living abroad. The postal service is provided by a courier that has a contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An...
17.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign ministers of the Baltic States and Germany: we must fight the coronavirus together

On the invitation of Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, a video conference between the foreign ministers of the Baltic States and Germany was held on Tuesday to discuss solutions to the coronavirus crisis. At the meeting, the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas affirmed that even when border checks...
17.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Nordic-Baltic ministers' joint statement on the spread of the coronavirus

Nordic-Baltic Foreign Ministers meeting on 16 March 2020 Video conference Joint statement The Foreign Ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and the State Secretary of Norway discussed over the video conference today the response to the situation...
16.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Nordic-Baltic foreign ministers discussed joint efforts to address the coronavirus crisis

On the invitation of Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, a video conference between the foreign ministers of Nordic countries and Baltic States (NB8) was held on Monday evening to discuss cross-border cooperation to help the citizens of their countries.  A decision was made to establish a common...
11.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Flags of the three Baltic States were raised in Vilnius’ Independence Square to mark the 30th anniversary of the re-establishment of the State of Lithuania

Today 11 March, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu and other foreign ministers paid tribute to the state and people of Lithuania at the most important ceremony – raising of flags – marking the 30th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania’s independence. At the Independence Square next to the...
11.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia establishes diplomatic relations with Order of Malta

On Tuesday, 10 March Estonia established diplomatic relations with the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta – more commonly known as the Order of Malta – through an exchange of diplomatic notes on Tuesday 10 March. The exchange took place at the...
11.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Urmas Reinsalu: European security is founded on transatlantic ties

On Tuesday 10 March, at the meeting of the foreign ministers of NATO’s eastern flank, the Bucharest 9 (B9) in Vilnius, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu emphasised that transatlantic ties with the United States were crucial for ensuring Europe’s security. “The United States is the largest partner of...

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