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31.12.2008  EU Foreign Ministers: The Israel-Palestine Conflict Cannot be Solved by Military Means
At the extraordinary informal meeting of the European Union foreign minister that took place on the evening of Tuesday, 30 December in Paris, the foreign policy leaders called upon Hamas and Israel to ...
30.12.2008  ESTONIA CALLS FOR END TO VIOLENCE IN GAZA REGION
The Estonian foreign minister expressed deep concern over the extremely violent situation in the Gaza region that has resulted in many casualties.Foreign Minister Paet emphasised that Estonia is calling ...
22.12.2008  FOREIGN MINISTER DISCUSSES FIGHT AGAINST PIRACY AND ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION WITH YEMENI, SAUDI ARABIAN COLLEAGUES
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Yemen Abu Bakr Abdullah Al-Qirbi and State Minister for External Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Nizar Obeid Madani in Vienna ...
22.12.2008  FM PAET: CO-OPERATION BETWEEN EUROPEAN AND ARAB COUNTRIES NECESSARY
Increasing reciprocal trust and the Middle East peace process were the main topics at the meeting of the foreign ministers of European Union and Arab nations in Vienna on Friday, 19 December.Estonian Foreign ...
18.12.2008  WORLD-RENOWNED MUSICIAN RECEIVES ESTONIAN STATE DECORATION
Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Margus Laidre presented a world-renowned guitarist, composer and record producer Robert Fripp with the Order of the Cross of St Mary’s Land 4th Class at the Estonian ...
03.12.2008  FM Paet: NATO Wishes to Strengthen Contribution to Afghanistan and Fight against Somali Coastal Pirates
The meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels continued on Wednesday, 3 December. The foreign ministers focused on matters related to the NATO-led Afghanistan operation and the situation in Kosovo, ...
01.12.2008  FM Paet: Fight against Corruption Supports Development Co-operation
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet gave a speech at the International Conference on Financing for Development in Doha, Qatar this weekend. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that financing development must ...
28.11.2008  Estonia Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet offered his condolences to Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee today over the terrorist attacks that took place in Mumbai on 26 November. Foreign Minister Urmas ...
27.11.2008  Estonia Gives Safety Equipment to Apron Service Team of Kabul Civilian Airport
On Tuesday, 25 November, Estonian Charge d’Affaires in Afghanistan Daniel Erik Schaer, along with the Estonian military airport apron service team, presented Kabul’s civilian airport with safety equipment ...
24.11.2008  BRITISH AND ESTONIAN AMBASSADORS TO AFGHANISTAN PAY JOINT VISIT TO HELMAND
Estonian Ambassador to Afghanistan Harri Tiido and British Ambassador Sherard Cowper-Cowles completed a two-day weekend visit to Helmand province in Afghanistan.
23.11.2008  Estonia and India Consider Combating Pirates in Somalia’s Coastal Waters to be Crucial
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, in India on an official visit, met with Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Muhkerjee and Minister of Science and Technology Shri Kapil Sibali on Monday, 24 November. At ...
20.11.2008  Estonia Supports Visa Freedom for Macedonia with the European Union
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet began his visit to Macedonia on Wednesday, 19 November. The Estonian foreign minister met with Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Gruevski and Vice Premier for European Affairs ...
18.11.2008  Estonia and Bulgaria Support Further NATO Enlargement
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin on Tuesday, 18 November. They discussed bilateral relations, the European Union, and matters related ...
13.11.2008  The Estonian Head of State met with the NATO Secretary General
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves met with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer © Erik Peinar, välisministeerium 12 Nov 2008Today in Kadriorg, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves met with NATO Secretary ...
11.11.2008  Estonia Helps Sudanese Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons with 700,000 Kroons
The Foreign Ministry is supporting refugees and internally displaced persons in Southern Sudan with 700,000 kroons (44,700 EUR) through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).The UN ...
05.11.2008  President Ilves congratulated Barack Obama
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves sent congratulations on behalf of himself and the people of Estonia to Barack Obama on being elected as the new President of the United States of America.
05.11.2008  UN Secretary General Names Estonian Representative to UN Central Emergency Response Fund Council
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon selected the new composition of the 16-member council of the UN Central Emergency Response Force (CERF) on 31 October, 2008. Re-selected for the council was Riigikogu member ...
04.11.2008  FMs of Estonia and Palestinian Authority Hope for Successful Conclusion to Peace Process
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Foreign Minister of the Palestinian Authority Riyad al-Maliki in Marseille. Topics discussed at the meeting were the situation in Palestine and the peace process. The ...
04.11.2008  Agnes Oaks announces final performances at the London Coliseum with English National Ballet
Agnes Oaks announces final performances at the London Coliseum with English National Ballet and a celebration of her career with husband and partner Thomas Edur.
03.11.2008  Close Co-operation between European Union and United States is Cornerstone of European Security
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in the informal Gymnich meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Marseille, France on Monday, 3 November.The foreign policy leaders discussed the future of ...
03.11.2008  President Ilves: Georgia and its friends must focus on the future
In Riga on Saturday, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves met with Georgian Head of State Mikheil Saakashvili. Both Heads of State were participating in the third Riga Conference on foreign and security policy. ...
01.11.2008  Estonia Supports Training of Ukrainian Criminal Militia Officials
The Foreign Ministry is supporting the training of the Ministry of Internal Affairs criminal militia in Ukraine’s Chernihiv oblast with 566,100 kroons (36,170 EUR). Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that ...
20.10.2008  Estonian President and First Lady visited the UK on 15-17 October 2008
President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Evelin Ilves paid a visit to the United Kingdom on 15-17 October 2008. They visited Wales and London, where the Presidential couple was received by Queen Elizabeth ...
15.10.2008  St Donats Arts Centre and Atlantic College welcome the President of Estonia during the Walestonia festival
The President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and Mrs Evelin Ilves visited the St Donats Arts Centre and the Atlantic College yesterday to celebrate the Walestonia Festival. The President opened a joint ...
15.10.2008  First Minister welcomes President of Estonia to Wales
15.10.2008  President Ilves left for a visit to the United Kingdom where he will meet Queen Elizabeth II
15.10.2008  Address to the Wales Assembly by President Ilves
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves addressed the Wales Assembly at their plenary on 15 October 2008Esteemed Llywydd /Presiding Officer/ Lord Elis-Thomas Esteemed Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru /The ...
08.10.2008  Estonia Supports E-government Training for Officials in Albania and Montenegro
The Foreign Ministry is supporting e-governance training for officials from the foreign ministries and other government institutions of Albania and Montenegro with 597,000 kroons (about 38,000 EUR). Estonia’s ...
22.09.2008  Estonian Review: 10-16 September, 2008
15 September - Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in the session of the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) that took place in Brussels on Monday, 15 September.
20.09.2008  Estonia Sending Two Observers to Georgia for Mission
Estonia is sending two civil observers to Georgia as part of the European Union observation mission. The Estonians joining the mission, which begins next week, will begin working in the Poti region of ...
19.09.2008  Vox Clamantis in Wales: Guardian Review
08.09.2008  FM Paet Discusses Situation in Georgia with Georgian Colleague
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke to his Georgian colleague Eka Tkešelašvili over the phone on Saturday evening, 6 September. The ministers discussed the most recent developments in Georgia. Georgian ...
08.09.2008  FM Paet: Russian Forces Vacating Georgia Is Important Goal for EU
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in the Gymnich informal meeting of European Union foreign ministers, which continued in Avignon, France on Saturday, 6 September. Topics of discussion were developments ...
08.09.2008  FM Paet: The Importance of Europe-USA Co-operation Has Grown Rapidly
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in the Gymnich informal meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Avignon, France on Friday, 5 September.The foreign policy leaders discussed the future of ...
01.09.2008  Estonia Helps Helmand Province Central Hospital in Afghanistan
The Foreign Ministry is supporting Bost Hospital, the central hospital of Helmand province in Afghanistan, in the acquisition of medical supplies with 2,943,213 kroons (188,000 EUR). The sum was allocated ...
21.08.2008  Estonia Supports South Ossetian Refugees
The Foreign Ministry of Estonia is supporting children that are refugees from South Ossetia by donating 1 million kroons (63,900 EUR) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). According to Foreign ...
15.08.2008  TIMES: Estonian Chamber Choir at Usher Hall, Edinburgh
by Richard Morrison Other people devise league tables of wines, or left-handed batsmen since the war. I rank choirs. And on the basis of their Edinburgh Festival appearance (they were also ...
13.08.2008  President Ilves in Tbilisi: the Georgian people have our firm support
“Five national leaders are here at this complex time for Georgia to demonstrate our firm support for the democratic choices of the Georgian people and express our approval for Georgia’s decision not to ...
13.08.2008  The Scotsman gave the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir five stars
THE Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Paul Hillier, are an exceptionally well-drilled and versatile ensemble, as they demonstrated in this diverse programme of Baltic choral works.
13.08.2008  Statement of President Ilves to the people of Estonia regarding the situation in Georgia
All of us who value democratic values and the ideals of freedom support Georgia today. A democratic European country has fallen victim to aggression.
12.08.2008  Special Flight by Estonian Air Evacuates People and Transports Aid to Georgia
The Estonian national airline Estonian Air has sent a special flight to Yerevan to transport 83 people from Georgia to the Estonian capital Tallinn on 12 August. In addition to Estonians there are also ...
11.08.2008  Estonia is Ready to Give Humanitarian Aid to Georgia
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Estonia is ready to give humanitarian aid to Georgia as the hostilities have caused a very bad humanitarian situation and thousands of citizens have been forced ...
10.08.2008  President Ilves to Javier Solana: The European Union should be the spokesperson for the cessation of Russia´s attacks on Georgia
In a telephone conversation today with Javier Solana, the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves called on the Community to assume a key role ...
10.08.2008  Foreign Minister Reiterated Estonian Support to Georgia
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet had a phone conversation with his Georgian colleague Eka Tkeshelashvili on Saturday 9 July and again on Sunday 10 July.During the conversations Foreign Minister Urmas Paet reiterated ...
08.08.2008  President Ilves phoned the Georgian Head of State
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves recently phoned the Georgian Head of State, Mikheil Saakashvili, who provided him with an overview of the current situation in South Ossetia.
08.08.2008  The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Position on Hostilities in the Region of South Ossetia
Estonia calls for an immediate stop to the hostilities occurring in the South-Ossetian region of Georgia.  To avoid further casualties, we call on all sides engaged in the conflict to stop violence ...
05.08.2008  FM Statement on current events in South-Ossetia
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses concern about escalating tensions in South-Ossetia and calls upon the parties to avoid violence. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said international effort is ...
22.07.2008  FM Paet: European Union Seeks Solutions to End Piracy in Somalian Waters
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in a session of the foreign ministers’ council in Brussels on Tuesday, 22 July. The ministers exchanged thoughts on the development of European Union-Ukraine ...
22.07.2008  Estonia Recognises Serbian Government’s Role in Apprehension of Radovan Karadžić
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia has always felt that it would be crucial for Serbia to actively co-operate with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). ...
21.07.2008  Estonia Supports Training of Georgian Police Officials and Instructors
The Estonian Foreign Ministry is donating 790,000 kroons (about 50,480 euros) to support training courses for police officials from Georgia’s Samegrelo-Zemo Svanet region and instructors from the Academy ...
14.07.2008  Estonia and Fiji established diplomatic relations
Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Dr Margus Laidre and the High Commissioner of Fiji Mr Pio Bosco Tikoisuva signed a Joint Communiqué in London establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic ...
14.07.2008  Estonia supports Kosovo with more than 640 000 Euros
Estonia apprised at Kosovo Donors’ Conference in Brussels of supporting the progress of Kosovo with more than 640 000 Euros, on Friday, 11th July. Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonian ...
06.07.2008  The Independent: The Complete Guide to Estonia by Neil Taylor
Your first port of call should be www.visitestonia.com, the Estonian Tourist Board, for general planning. Online information on Estonian towns, parks and islands can often be found by simply adding the ...
28.06.2008  Estonian Head of State Met the President of Russia
“The relations between neighbouring countries should be characterised by communication from grassroots level up to the Presidents, and close co-operation,” Estonian Head of State Toomas Hendrik Ilves said ...
27.06.2008  FM Paet: Egypt has an Important Role to Play in the Establishment of the Union for the Mediterranean
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met today with the Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt, Ambassador Hisham Badr. Bilateral relations between Egypt and Estonia, partnership between the European Union ...
25.06.2008  The New Group of Friends of Georgia Meet in Warsaw
The meeting of the New Group of Friends of Georgia began today in Warsaw. The main issues in discussion were Georgia’s NATO perspective, the European Neighbourhood Policy towards the east, European Union ...
22.06.2008  The Times: Best of Times, Worst of Times: Hannah
Hannah, 27, is Estonia’s biggest pop star and the country’s tourism ambassador. She recalls a summer day spent hiding from the invading Soviets in her grandparents’ cellar. Only then did she learn the ...
20.06.2008  President Ilves: The European Union must find a solution for its reform treaty together
Today President Toomas Hendrik Ilves promulgated the Lisbon Treaty passed by the Riigikogu on June 11th, whereby the law ratifying the European Union treaty and the Treaty establishing the European Community ...
20.06.2008  European Union Mission in Kosovo Must Operate throughout the Country
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet took part in a foreign ministers’ meeting during the European Council on June 19. The European Union foreign policy leaders discussed the condition in Kosovo as well as in the ...
16.06.2008  European Union Signs Stabilisation Agreement with Bosnia and Herzegovina
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet took part in a meeting of a council of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday, 16 June. During a general affairs session, the European Union foreign policy leaders discussed ...
13.06.2008  Foreign Minister’s Comment on Results of Ireland’s Referendum
Upon hearing the results of Ireland’s referendum, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that “this is the decision made by the Irish, which must be respected.” Paet stated that it is regrettable that ...
11.06.2008  Estonia Ratifies Lisbon Treaty
The Estonian Riigikogu ratified the Treaty of Lisbon on Wednesday, 11 June. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the Lisbon Treaty will make the functioning of the European Union more simple and straightforward. ...
09.06.2008  FM Paet: The Complicated Situation in Developing Countries Affects Estonia
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet gave a speech about development co-operation during the World Day festivities in Tammsaare Park on Saturday, 7 June. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, it is ...
08.06.2008  Sunday Times: Putting on the glitz with the extravaganza Strictly Gershwin - Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur
Sunday Times correspondent meets Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur, the couple dishing up vintage glamour in Strictly Gershwin...
06.06.2008  Monthly Survey of Estonian Economy: May 2008 (pdf)
Estonian PM Ansip finds that the aim of slowing down the growth rate in the consumer price index to 3.5 percent by 2011 is not ambitious enough.
05.06.2008  Foreign Minister Participated in Meeting of OECD Candidate Countries
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in an informal meeting of the candidate countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today in Paris. This was the first meeting ...
02.06.2008  Famous Historian Antony Beevor Receives Estonian State Decoration
Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Margus Laidre presented historian and professor Antony James Beevor with the Order of the Cross of St Mary’s Land 3rd Class at the Estonian Embassy in London ...
22.05.2008  UK Residence documentation holders do not need a visa to Estonia
Starting from 21 May 2008 family members of EEA nationals who are in posession of a British "Residence Card of a family member of an EEA national" do not need a visa to Estonia for visits up to 90 ...
06.05.2008  Estonia Has Introduced Online Visa Application
Starting from 6 May 2008 Estonian visa applications can be submitted online using the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM You can start by choosing a language and entering your e-mail address, then the system ...
05.05.2008  FM Paet Condemns Expulsion of USA Diplomats from Belarus
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed extreme indignation over the decision of the authorities in Belarus to expel ten USA diplomats working in the USA’s Minsk embassy from the country. “The Belarusian ...
03.05.2008  What do Estonian Tech Millionaires do for Fun? - Estonia Pioneers Waste Mapping Putting It to the Web
They find and digitally map 10,000 tons of garbage. Then they get 40,000 of their closest friends to clean it all up in one single day. On Saturday, May 3rd Estonians join forces in an effort to clean ...
28.04.2008  Estonia Supports Cyclone Victims in Madagascar with Half a Million Kroons
The Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting victims of the aftermath of cyclones Ivan and Fame in Madagascar, particularly children, by donating 500,000 kroons to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). ...
28.04.2008  Estonian PM discussed economy and energy issues Azerbaijani FM
Tallinn, Stenbock House, 25 April 2008 – At the meeting held today, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and Elmar Maharram oglu Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, discussed the topics of economy ...
25.04.2008  Estonian Review: April 16-22
President Ilves met US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
24.04.2008  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations with Republic of Kosovo
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramë Manaj initiated diplomatic relations between the two nations in Tallinn on Thursday, 24 April. Following the signing of the ...
20.04.2008  President Ilves met with the U.S. Secretary of State
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who is on a working visit to the United States, met today with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, with whom he discussed the results of the NATO Summit in Bucharest and ...
17.04.2008  Estonia Opened Third Honorary Consulate in Brazil
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet opened the new Estonian Honorary Consulate in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, 16 April. Estonia’s honorary consul in Rio de Janeiro is Oskar Metsavaht. At the opening ...
16.04.2008  Monthy Survey of Estonian Economy - March 2008
15.04.2008  President Ilves spoke about e-Estonia in Dublin
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who is on a state visit to Ireland, appeared in Dublin at the Institute of European Affairs with a presentation about e-government and innovation.
10.04.2008  Estonia Supports the Clearing of Land Mines in Afghanistan with 200,000 Kroons
The Estonian Foreign Ministry donated 200,000 kroons to the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action. The sum was allocated from the Foreign Ministry’s budget for membership fees in international ...
08.04.2008  Speech by FM: The EU and Its Neighbours: Common Values Unite Us All
I am delighted to be together with you – here, in the heart of Europe. Switzerland is in many ways one of the countries most typifying the essence of being European.
08.04.2008  Estonia welcomes France’s planned reunification with NATO’s military structure
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who is on a working visit to France, met today with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner. President Ilves affirmed that Estonia welcomes France’s plans to rejoin NATO’s ...
08.04.2008  President Ilves to Sarkozy: Estonia wants a strong and active European Union
In France today, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves met with President Nicolas Sarkozy to discuss the priorities of the French presidency of the European Union, the results of the NATO Summit, as well as issues ...
04.04.2008  President Ilves: Article 5 of the NATO Charter will remain in force when new risks arise
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves participated on the panel of The Bucharest Conference organized by the German Marshall Fund, along with Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacani, former SACEUR General Joseph ...
03.04.2008  FM Paet Spoke with his Canadian and Georgian Colleagues about NATO Enlargement
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Canadian Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier and Georgian Foreign Minister David Bakradze today, 3 April, within the framework of the NATO summit in Bucharest. ...
30.03.2008  Foreign Minister Paet Met with Georgian Prime Minister
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Georgian Prime Minister Vladimer Gurgenidze, in Tallinn on a visit, on Sunday, 30 March. The ministers spoke about development co-operation, Georgia’s opportunities ...
28.03.2008  Estonian Review: March 19 - 25
Photo: Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and Macedonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Milošoski
28.03.2008  Estonia is first to sign Wreck Removal Convention
Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Dr Margus Laidre signed the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks on behalf of Estonia at the International Maritime Organisation Headquarters ...
25.03.2008  Estonian Ambassador to Afghanistan Presents Credentials
Estonian Ambassador to Afghanistan Harri Tiido presented his credentials to President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai on Monday, 24 March. In the discussions following the credential ...
19.03.2008  The Estonian Head of State to the Polish President: our challenge lies in the question of how to create a more peaceful Europe and a more stable world
At their meeting, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Polish Head of State Lech Kaczyński, who arrived in Estonia on a one-day working visit, spoke at length about the future of Europe, the enlargement ...
15.03.2008  Historian Norman Davies Receives Estonian State Decoration
Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Margus Laidre presented historian Ivor Norman Richard Davies with the Order of the Cross of St Mary’s Land 3rd Class at the Estonian Embassy in London on Saturday ...
13.03.2008  FM Paet Met Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Vladimir Titov in Moscow on Wednesday, 12 March. The ministers talked about bilateral treaty projects, the 5th World Congress ...
12.03.2008  Memorandum of Understanding between the United States of America and the Republic of Estonia Reagrid US Visa Waiver Programme
Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America and The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia regarding the United States Visa Waiwer ...
11.03.2008  Estonia and UK extended Memorandum of Understanding on Afghanistan
The Active Permanent Undersecretary of Estonian Ministry of Defence, Lauri Almann, and the Permanent Secretary of the British Ministry of Defence Bill Jeffrey today extended the Memorandum of Understanding, ...
10.03.2008  FM Paet: It is essential to move forward with both visa facilitation and free trade agreement negotiations with Georgia
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in a session of the European Union General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) in Brussels on Monday, 10 March. The main topic of the external ...
07.03.2008  Estonian Review: 27 Feb - 4 Mar (pdf)
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet meeting with Foreign Secretary David Miliband in London, 3 March 2008
06.03.2008  FM Paet: NATO Could Issue Accession Invitations to Croatia, Albania and Macedonia in Bucharest
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in an informal meeting of the NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Thursday, 6 March. The foreign ministers spent part of the time discussing preparations ...
06.03.2008  FM Paet: NATO Must Encourage Georgia
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in a meeting of the New Group of Georgia’s Friends in Brussels on the evening of Wednesday, 5 March. At the meeting, Georgia’s reforms to join NATO and ...
05.03.2008  FM Paet: The Free World has not Forgotten Belarus
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet gave a speech at the first congress of new Belarusian Diaspora of Europe and the United States of America in Tallinn on Tuesday, 4 March. The foreign minister expressed ...
05.03.2008  Monthly Survey of Estonian Economy: February 2008 (pdf)
According to Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, the economic situation of the Estonian state is very good and it is certainly not possible to speak about a crisis.
03.03.2008  FCO STATEMENT: Miliband meets Estonian Foreign Minister
Foreign Minister Paet and I had very useful discussions in London today. The UK and Estonia have a wide range of common interests, not least our desire to work through the European Union to address the ...
03.03.2008  FM PAET MET FOREIGN SECRETARY MILIBAND IN LONDON
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, in London on a visit, met Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Monday, 3 March. (View a photo of the two ministers at http://www.flickr.com/photos/foreignoffice/2306734155/). ...
03.03.2008  VIDEO: FOREIGN SECRETARY IN ESTONIA TALKS
The British Foreign Secretary, Mr David Miliband, meets the Estonia Foreign Minister for London talks today ; subjects under discussion expected to include the European Union and bilateral trade issues. ...
02.03.2008  ESTONIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MET FOREIGN SECRETARY MILIBAND IN LONDON
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, on a visit in London, met Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Monday, 3 March. The UK Foreign Secretary began their meeting by congratulating the Estonian people on ...
28.02.2008  The Guardian: A SMALL COUNTRY THINKING BIG by Ambassador Margus Laidre
Estonia shows that it is perfectly possible to be a patriot and good European at the same time...
27.02.2008  Teach Yourself Estonian book/CD pack will issue on 30 May
Teach Yourself Estonian book/CD pack is a self-access course for the independent adult learner of Estonian as a foreign language. Lively dialogues (recorded by Estonian speakers on the accompanying double ...
26.02.2008  Foreign Minister Invites Japanese to Invest in Estonia
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, in Japan on a visit, met with CEO of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Yasuo Hayashi on Wednesday, 27 February.At the meeting, the two discussed opportunities ...
24.02.2008  Sunday Telegraph: Nato's one click ahead of a cyberspace threat
23.02.2008  FM Paet Speaks to Parliament about most Important Foreign and Security Policy Topics
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet appeared before Parliament with a speech about the nation's foreign policy on Thursday, 21 February. The foreign minister talked about the most important themes in ...
22.02.2008  Estonian Review: February 13 - 19 (pdf)
PHOTO: Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Astrid Thors, Finnish Minister of Migration and European Affairs, Urmas Paet, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Petras Vaitiekunas, ...
22.02.2008  Estonia Helps Georgia Reform its Public Radio-TV Company
The Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting consultations for Georgia’s national public radio-TV company (GTVR – Georgian TV and Radio) with 195,300 kroons. The sum is being allocated from the Foreign ...
21.02.2008  Estonia recognises the Republic of Kosovo
The government of the Republic of Estonia decided during its session today to recognise the independence of the Republic of Kosovo. Foreign minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the best plan for Kosovo ...
21.02.2008  UCL Symposium "Baltic Futures" - 18 April 2008
“Baltic Futures” Symposium UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies Friday 18th April 2008 (8.00 – 20.00)The fourth symposium in a series sponsored by: Embassy of the Republic of Estonia, Embassy ...
19.02.2008  FM Paet: EU Must Intensify Co-operation to Resolve Regional Conflicts in its Close Neighbourhood
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in a session of the European Union General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) in Brussels on Monday, 18 February. In the general affairs section, ...
18.02.2008  FM Paet: Estonia is Prepared to Recognize Kosovo's Independence
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in a session of the European Union General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) in Brussels on Monday, 18 February. The main item of business ...
18.02.2008  Foreign Minister Paet Invites Iceland to Participate in Cyber Defence Centre
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, in Iceland on a visit, met with his Icelandic colleague Ingibjörg Gísladóttir on Saturday, 16 February. At their meeting, the two discussed bilateral relations, co-operation ...
18.02.2008  Estonia Helps to Ease Situation of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya
The Estonian Foreign Ministry is donating 800,000 kroons to ease the situation of Kenya’s internally displaced persons (IDPs). Since the presidential election that occurred on 27 December of last year, ...
16.02.2008  Estonian Review: February 6 - 12 (pdf)
Secretary General of Foreign Ministry Matti Maasikas, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Undersecretary in Economic and Development Affairs Mart Laanemäe, director of International Co-operation division Kairi ...
15.02.2008  Nordic and Baltic Foreign Ministers Discuss Ukraine’s European Union Integration
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in a meeting of the Nordic-Baltic (NB6) foreign ministers on the evening of Sunday, 17 February. The meeting took place within the framework of the European Union ...
13.02.2008  President Ilves met with the OECD Secretary-General
At a meeting yesterday with Angel Gurria, the Secretary-General of the Organisaton of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), President Toomas Hendrik Ilves thanked him for promoting the enlargement ...
12.02.2008  Estonia Helps Tajikistan Cope with Cold Front
The Estonian Foreign Ministry helped support Tajikistan, which is suffering as a result of a cold front, with 500,000 kroons donated through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). According to Foreign ...
11.02.2008  Estonia Contributes 780,000 kroons to Council of Europe’s Anti-cybercrime Efforts
The Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting the Council of Europe’s anti-cybercrime project with 782,330 kroons (50,000 euros). The goal of the project is to introduce the Council of Europe’s ...
11.02.2008  President Ilves: Modern Estonian industry or an affluent Estonia cannot exist without discoveries and new technologies
“Despite the very rapid growth of the last few years, the Estonian economy is still among those in Europe running to catch up, and is not yet among those who have arrived or are the leaders,” President ...
08.02.2008  FM Paet: Afghanistan Must Increase its Own Efforts to Rebuild the State
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Defence Minister of Afghanistan Abdul Rahim Wardak, in Estonia on a visit, on Wednesday, 6 February. At their meeting, topics of discussion ...
08.02.2008  Estonian Review: January 30 - February 5 (pdf)
PHOTO: Head of the Estonian delegation Jaan Poska signing the Tartu Peace Treaty, 2 February 1920.
06.02.2008  President Ilves met with the Defence Minister of Afghanistan
At yesterday’s meeting between President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and General Abdul Rahim Wardak, the Defence Minister of Afghanistan, the discussions focused on the situation in Afghanistan and international ...
05.02.2008  President Ilves met with the NATO Secretary General and spoke at the North Atlantic Council
Yesterday in Brussels, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves met with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and spoke to the representatives of the alliance’s member states in the North Atlantic Council ...
04.02.2008  Confirmed appointment necessary for consular and visa services at the Estonian Embassy
Starting from Monday, 4 February you must have a confirmed appointment with the consul in order to get consular or visa services at the Estonian Embassy in London. To set an appointment in advance please ...
04.02.2008  FM Paet: Serbians Chose the Path Towards Europe
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is pleased over the democratic presidential elections held in Serbia, which saw a large voter turnout. He also welcomed the winning candidate Boris Tadić. The foreign ...
02.02.2008  Estonian Review: January 23 - 29 (pdf)
Commodore Charles Stevenson, Commander of the Nordic region of the British Royal Navy, Delivered The second Sandown class minehunter, ENS Sakala, to the Estonian Ministry of Defence. In total, Estonia ...
31.01.2008  Estonian Government Approved Draft Law for Ratification of Lisbon Treaty
The government of Estonia approved the draft law for ratifying the Lisbon Treaty and forwarded it to the Riigikogu for ratification on Thursday, 31 January. The Lisbon Treaty amends the Treaty on the European ...
29.01.2008  FM Paet: Serbia’s Course to the European Union is the Key to Stable Development in the Region
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in a session of the European Union General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) in Brussels on Monday, 28 January, during which the situation ...
28.01.2008  TechCrunch UK: Need some digital skills? Go East my son
How fortuitous then that Anglo Estonian (see video below recently organised a reception for UK businesses out to reap the same rewards Skype did by building their team in Estonia. Here they found staff ...
25.01.2008  Estonian Review: January 16 - 22 (pdf)
PHOTO: Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai in Kabul, 15 January
24.01.2008  Second Sandown class minehunter delivered to Estonia
Today, Commodore Charles Stevenson, Commander of the Nordic region of the British Royal Navy, delivered the second Sandown class minehunter, ENS Sakala, to the Estonian Ministry of Defence. In total, Estonia ...
24.01.2008  Foreign Minister Paet Sent Condolences to Polish Colleague
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet sent a message of sympathy to his Polish colleague Radosław Sikorski on Thursday, January 24, in response to news that a military transport plane crashed in the northwestern ...
23.01.2008  Ambassador Margus Laidre Gave a Lecture in Estonian Embassy in Second Life
On Wednesday, 23 January Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Dr Margus Laidre gave a history-themed lecture entitled “Back to the future” in Estonia’s embassy in Second Life. In his speech, ...
22.01.2008  Estonia Supports Azerbaijan’s WTO Aspirations
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Azerbaijani Minister of Economic Development Heydar Babayev on Tuesday, 22 January. Minister Babayev is in Estonia for the Azerbaijani business forum taking ...
21.01.2008  Estonia Supports Helmand Province Central Hospital in Afghanistan
The Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting the improvement of electrical power supplies in Bost Hospital in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The central hospital will receive 400,000 kroons with the project. ...
20.01.2008  AngloEstonian Emarketing services for UK officially launched
On Friday, 11 January the Estonian Emarketing Agency for UK - AngloEstonian was officially launched at the Estonian Embassy in London. The Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Dr Margus Laidre made ...
20.01.2008  Estonian Review: January 2 - 15 (pdf)
The Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting the improvement of electrical power supplies in Bost Hospital in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The central hospital will receive 400,000 kroons with the project. ...
17.01.2008  Estonian Prime Minister disapproves of the hindrances to the actions of the British Council in Russia
Tallinn, Stenbock House, 17 January 2008 –  Today, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip condemned the actions of the Russian institutions at hindering the work of the British Council. “What is currently happening ...
16.01.2008  ISAF commanding officer praises contribution of Estonian armed forces
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet’s visit in Afghanistan continued on Tuesday, 16 January, when he met with Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Kabir Farahi. The two parties discussed bilateral relations ...
15.01.2008  Estonia to send health care specialist to Helmand
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, on a visit in Afghanistan, met with President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, 15 January. At the meeting, the parties discussed Estonia’s military and civil ...
15.01.2008  Foreign Ministry announces Estonia-themed video clip contest
The Estonian Foreign Ministry has announced a contest for amateur video clips that introduce Estonia. The contest will be conducted on the internet site YouTube. Undersecretary in Administrative Affairs ...
14.01.2008  Foreign Minister Paet Visits Afghanistan
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet started his visit to Afghanistan on Monday, 14 January. The schedule includes meetings with President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad ...
14.01.2008  Estonia Supports Afghanistan Population Census with Half a Million Kroons
The Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting the population census in Afghanistan with 500,000 kroons, by way of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, it ...
10.01.2008  GUARDIAN: Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur in Swan Lake
Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur are royalty within English National Ballet, having been installed as the company's lead partnership for well over a decade.
08.01.2008  FM Paet congratulates Georgia on outcome of presidential election
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet congratulated Georgia on the outcome of early Presidential Elections, which were held on 5 January 2008. „The OSCE and observers from Western nations deemed the elections ...
04.01.2008  Estonian Review: December 22 - January 2 (pdf)
In this issue: President'r New Year Address, Foreign Ministry gives support to Myanmar and to development cooperation awareness project. Estonian well-known writer Jaan Kross has passed away.
03.01.2008  Monthly Survey of Estonian Economy: December (pdf)
ESTONIAN ECONOMY is compiled from materials issued by Bank of Estonia, Statistical Office, Ministry of Finance and Baltic News Service. Review is issued by the Press and Information Department, MFA
02.01.2008  Estonia Supports Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet signed a decree which states that Estonia will support the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University with 500,000 kroons. According to Foreign Minister Paet, it is extremely ...
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