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09.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MR. SVEN MIKSER TO THE RIIGIKOGU

(Delivered version) Honourable President of the Riigikogu, Dear Members of the Riigikogu, Honourable Guests, I will start today’s address on Estonia’s foreign policy directions and objectives with the fundamental values of our policy. I would like to share with you a recollection from more...
02.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

Speech of Foreign Minister Sven Mikser at the Public Ceremony Celebrating the 97th Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty

Honourable President of the Republic, honourable President Arnold Rüütel, President and members of the Riigikogu, ministers, ambassadors, Commander of the Defence Forces, ladies and gentlemen! Today, 2 February 2017, marks the 97th anniversary of the day when a historic peace treaty was signed...
08.12.2016|Foreign Ministry

Address by the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Sven Mikser at the OSCE Ministerial Meeting

Hamburg, December 8-9, 2016 Mr. Chairman, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, It has been a year full of challenges and I would like to pay tribute to my German colleague for his good work throughout this year. Hopefully the discussions in Hamburg will lead us to more cooperation at the OSCE...
11.10.2016|Foreign Ministry

Speech by Foreign Minister Jürgen Ligi, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe, before the Parliamentary Assembly

Strasbourg, 11 October 2016 Distinguished President, Distinguished members of the Parliamentary Assembly, Ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to address this Assembly in my capacity as Chairman of the Committee of Ministers. The written activity report on the progress achieved under the...
30.08.2016|Foreign Ministry

European cooperation – and why we must defend it

Opinion piece in Svenska Dagbladet 30 August 2016 by Margot Wallström, Marina Kaljurand, Linas Linkevičius, and Edgars Rinkēvičs. We foreign ministers from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden are gathered here today in Stockholm to commemorate the fact that it is 25 years since we re-...
20.08.2016|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand’s video message to Estonian expatriates on the occasion of 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of Estonia

Dear friends, Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the Republic of Estonia. Surely many of you remember the anxious days in August 1991. Today 25 years ago the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia functioning as a parliament adopted the Resolution on the national...
01.07.2016|Foreign Ministry

Closing remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia at the conference “Are we there yet? Assessing progress, inspiring action - the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017”

Closing remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the CoE, H.E. Mrs. Marina Kaljurand Dear members of the Council of Europe Gender Equality Commission, and Chairperson Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya, Director General of Democracy, Ms Snežana...
21.06.2016|Foreign Ministry

Address by Marina Kaljurand, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Parliamentary Assembly, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Meeting of 21 June 2016 Exchange of views on the Venice Commission’s “Rule of Law Checklist”   Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished members of the Committee, excellences, It is my honour and pleasure, as the Foreign...
21.06.2016|Foreign Ministry

Speech by Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe, before the Parliamentary Assembly

Strasbourg, 21 June 2016   Honourable President of the Parliamentary Assembly, Dear Secretary General, Distinguished Members of the Parliamentary Assembly, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I I am honoured to speak in front of the Assembly for the first time today, having...
27.05.2016|Foreign Ministry

Address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the CoE, H.E. Mrs. Marina Kaljurand

Meetings of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Tallinn, 26 and 27 May 2016 Honourable President of the Parliamentary Assembly Mr. Agramunt, Honourable Speaker Nestor Dear Secretary General, Dear Gabriela Honourable Members of the Standing Committee, Excellences, Ladies and...

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