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26.05.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: unity of NATO Allies strong and unwavering

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser was in Brussels with the delegation of PM Jüri Ratas to participate in the meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government. The meeting focused on fair burden-sharing and the fight against terrorism. “NATO membership is the cornerstone of our national...
25.05.2017|Foreign Ministry

Undersecretary Reinart at UN: progress in financing for development requires implementation of good governance and rule of law

From 22-24 May, Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Väino Reinart was in New York, taking part in the UN Economic and Social Council Forum on Financing for Development. Undersecretary Reinart and the representatives of Tonga, Nepal and Mexico...
23.05.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser condemns Manchester terrorist attack

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser condemned the terrorist attack in Manchester in which more than 20 people were killed and more than 50 were injured according to initial information. “Today is a sad day for Europe. We strongly condemn this brutal act of terrorism. Terrorism has no place in our...
22.05.2017|Foreign Ministry

EU General Affairs Council authorises Commission to open Brexit negotiations

Today, the European Union General Affairs Council authorised the European Commission to open negotiations with the UK on its withdrawal from the EU and also adopted a set of negotiating directives, a legal mandate for the negotiations. It was also decided to establish an ad hoc working party that...
19.05.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser: countries must deliver on aid promises made at donor conferences

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser affirmed at a meeting of the development cooperation ministers of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels that to increase resilience to humanitarian crises it is important to see to it that humanitarian aid, development cooperation and security measures...
18.05.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Ambassador to Slovenia presents letter of credence

Yesterday, the Estonian Ambassador to Slovenia Sten Schwede presented his credentials to the President of Slovenia Bohut Pahor in Ljubljana. Ambassador Schwede resides in Prague. Talking about Estonia-Slovenia relations, Ambassador Schwede said that the countries continue to support each other...
18.05.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: The European Parliament will be a constructive partner to us during the Estonian presidency

During meetings in the European Parliament, the Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas provided an overview of the country’s preparations for and priorities of its presidency of the Council of the European Union. The showcasing of these priorities in the European Parliament in June...
16.05.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser in Kosovo: we support Kosovo on road to EU

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser affirmed at meetings with the leaders of Kosovo in Priština that the stability of Western Balkans and Kosovo’s integration into the EU is important for the EU. The Minister met with President Hashim Thaçi, Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj,...
16.05.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: digital single market a modern necessity, basis for economic growth

Today’s General Affairs Council in Brussels focused mainly on preparations for the June European Council. The European Council held shortly before the beginning of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will focus on migration and security, as well as issues related to...
15.05.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser: in relations with Africa we must pay attention to young people and job creation

At today’s EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels the main issues discussed were EU-Africa relations, the situation in the Horn of Africa, the Eastern Partnership and the EU Global Strategy in the area of security and defence. According to Sven Mikser, in relations with African countries we...

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