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Estonians in Glasgow helped with new world record for Auld Lang Syne
Estonian students at the University of Glasgow Maarja Lall and Sabina Sägi and the lecturer in Estonian Language, Society and Culture Lea Kreinin celebrated St Andrews night and the 250th anniversary of ...
The Guardian: The Estonian argument for English translations
President Ilves: creative solutions will continue to bring Estonia success in the future
Estonian Christmas Market in Tallinn - See NowFly
Estonian leopard cub to arrive at Marwell Wildlife Park
Amur leopard cub born in Estonia arrived at the Marwell Wildlife Park near Winchester on 17 November 2009. Kaia, one of three extremely rare Amur leopard cubs born in Tallinn Zoo on 15 May last year, was ...
President Ilves at Freedom's Challenge Awards Ceremony, Berlin
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves handed over the Atlantic Council Freedom's Challenge Award to President Vaclav Havel and the Czech and Slovak people.
Governor of Afghanistan’s Helmand Province Sent Letter of Thanks to Estonia for Support of Bost Hospital
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met today with the health care advisor for the governor of Afghanistan’s Helmand Province Dr. Hedayatullah and the head doctor of the Province’s central hospital Dr. Inayattulah. ...
Estonian Education Minister met Estonian School in London and visits Cambridge today
Estonian Minister of Education and Research Tõnis Lukas met Estonian School in London on 30 October during his working visit to the UK. While meeting the group of parents and teachers, who founded the ...
Estonia Chosen as Member of UNESCO World Heritage Committee
Estonia has been chosen to be a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee by the General Assembly of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, which includes 186 countries.Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated ...
Estonian Library Opened in Scotland
An Estonian Library was opened at the University of Glasgow in Scotland on Saturday, 24 October by the professors and students of the Central and East European Studies Department, Estonian Honorary Consul ...
Rainey Endowed School represents Estonia at Mock European Council in Northern Ireland
Students from Rainey Endowed School will join 27 other schools from across Northern Ireland to take part in a mock meeting of the European Council on Friday 16 October 2009 at Northern Ireland Parliament ...
Estonian President: the foundation of the alliance is collective defence
At President Toomas Hendrik Ilves’s meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen today, the discussions focused on the alliance’s operation in Afghanistan and the topic of collective defence. ...
Estonia Provides Aid to Victims of Indonesia Earthquake
Estonia will be sending an information technology expert to Indonesia along with the UN Disaster Assessment and Co-ordination (UNDAC) team, and the Foreign Ministry has also decided to support victims ...
ESTONIAN EDUCATION MINISTER TO GIVE A LECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Estonian Minister of Education and Research Tõnis Lukas will give a keynote speech 'Education and Research – the Potential of a Small State to Reach the Top'at the Global Student Education Forum in Cambridge ...
President Ilves at the 64th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York
Estonian Trade Council looking for representative in UK
ESTONIAN TRADE COUNCIL (ETC) is looking for a representative in the United Kingdom, who would be responsible for helping Estonian entrepreneurs discover the UK market. Estonian Trade Council is a trade ...
Estonia Won CO2 Quota Dispute Against European Commission in European Court of First Instance
On Wednesday, 23 September, the European Court of First Instance ruled in Estonia’s favour to cancel the decision of the European Commission according to which the Commission reduced Estonia’s CO2 emissions ...
Paet: Time is Running Out to Reach Global Climate Agreement
At the high-level UN climate summit meeting that took place on Tuesday, 22 September in New York, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the world community does not have much time to finish preparations ...
FM Paet: Creation of EU-USA Energy Council Would Increase Security
The European Union foreign ministers met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton within the framework of the 64th UN summit in New York and emphasised that ensuring European security is an important ...
Estonian School in London Begins First School Year
On Saturday, 5 September, the Estonian School in London began its first school year with an official ceremony that included the children, parents, teachers and supporters of the school. The event was opened ...
President Ilves met with Georgian Prime Minister
“This is a difficult time for Georgia, but luckily Tbilisi has friends that support you – in the name of the future of Georgia,” President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said at today’s meeting with Georgian Prime ...
Estonian Girl Begins Studies at International School in Wales
Upon the start of the academic year, Tartu student Eeva Metssalu will begin her studies at the international Atlantic College in St. Donats, Wales. The scholarship that is making these studies possible ...
Estonian Review 19 - 25 August
24 August - Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger signed a visa agreement in Tallinn today according to which Austria will begin to represent Estonia in ...
Estonia Condemns House Arrest Sentence for Opposition Leader in Burma/Myanmar
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has stated that Estonia condemns the unjustified trial and the conviction announced on 11 August that placed Burma/Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Daw ...
FM Paet: US is Important Ally for Estonia
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon discussed Estonia-US co-operation, the future of NATO, and other current international topics during ...
Estonian Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship at UCL in London
The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and Estonian Science Foundation have signed an agreement for the next four years with the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University ...
Estonian Trio to Headline Blues Night at UK's Only Dylanfest
Bullfrog Brown from Tartu, Estonia have been announced as Blues Night headliners at Manchester's 3-day Bob Dylan Acousticfest, the only Dylan festival in the UK. The festival runs August 28 to 30 at the ...
Estonia Helps to Heal the Sick in Afghanistan
The oxygen delivery system of the central hospital of Helmand Province in Afghanistan, which Estonia helped the hospital procure, began functioning this week. Bost Hospital is the best and biggest hospital ...
Madonna is performing in Estonia, today
Tallinn welcomes record numbers of tourists in August as Madonna's phenomenally successful 'Sticky & Sweet Tour' comes to town. The concert will take place at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds on Tuesday, ...
British-Estonian Association has launched a new website
You can find the new website on the following address: http://www.britishestonianassociation.co.uk/The British-Estonian Society brings together a wide range of people living in Britain who are interested ...
Construction of New Building for Afghan Centre at Kabul University Began
On Saturday, 25 July, Estonian Charge d’Affaires in Afghanistan Daniel Erik Schaer participated in the laying of the cornerstone for the new building that is to house the Afghan Centre at Kabul University ...
FM Paet: Iceland’s Application to Join EU Discussed
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in the European Union foreign ministers’ council on Monday, 27 July. The EU foreign ministers decided to forward Iceland’s accession application to the European ...
Scientist Jaan Einasto Receives Marcel Grossman Award
On Monday, 13 July, the distinguished Marcel Grossman Award was presented to cosmologist Jaan Einasto in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris for his pioneering contributions in the discovery of dark matter ...
The Estonian Head of State met with the NATO Secretary General
Today in Kadriorg, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves met with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer who arrived in Estonia on a farewell visit. The President presented him with the Order of the Cross ...
Estonia Names Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
The Estonian Foreign Ministry named Ambassador Harri Tiido as special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan on Friday, July 3. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet several states have named ...
Estonian Band wins place at UK's only Bob Dylan Festival
Estonian Blues Band Bullfrog Brown have been selected to appear in the UK's only Bob Dylan Festival. The band is being sponsored by the EStonian Embassy in London and are hoping that fellow Estonians ...
The Cross of Liberty and the Monument to the War of Independence in Tallinn
In the Estonian War of Independence, which took place from 1918–1920, the Estonian side lost 6 275 men and women, with many more injured.
ESTONIA PARTICIPATES IN A SERIES OF EVENTS ’CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION 1989-2009’
Estonia participates in a series of events 'Children of the Revolution 1989-2009' celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1989 democratic transformation in Europe and the fall of the Berlin wall. As ...
Estonia to double the number of soldiers in Afghanistan
June 11, 2009-Yesterday, the Estonian Parliament adopted a resolution according to which the Estonian Defence Forces will send an additional unit of up to 140 soldiers to Afghanistan to provide security ...
Estonian School Opened in London (photos!)
Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Margus Laidre officially opened the Estonian School in London in the afternoon on Saturday, 30 May. At the opening ceremony the school’s founders introduced preparations ...
Estonian Review 19 - 26 May 2009
Estonian and Hungarian Foreign Minister Enthused to Continue EU Enlargement Paet: Korean Peninsula Must Remain Nuclear Weapon-Free Foreign Minister Paet Opened Estonian Embassy in Budapest
Timothy Garton Ash to speak at Open Society Forum in Tallinn
This Friday, May 29, the Open Estonia Foundation will hold its XIV Open Society Forum in Tallinn, entitled „Rethinking Enemies of Open Society“. The keynote speech on the future of open society and liberalism ...
ESTONIAN EMBASSY GAVE BOOKS TO GLASGOW UNIVERSITY
Estonian Ambassador to the UK Margus Laidre handed over Estonian books to the University of Glasgow at the embassy on Wednesday, 27 May. Around one hundred Estonian translations of British authors were ...
Discover Estonian Innovative Electronics
Estonian high-tech electronics were introduced in London at a seminar held at the Estonian Embassy on 21 May. Innovative solutions from Estonia were presented by the Estonian companies Artec Group, Cybernetica, ...
Estonian students at the International Public Speaking Competition in London
The winners of the national public speaking competition, Estonian students Ingrid Teesalu and Triinu Lepp from Tallinn will participate in the 28th annual International Public Speaking Competition in London ...
Discover Estonian Innovative Electronics!
Did you know that Skype originates from Estonia? Discover Estonian Innovative Electronics 21 May 2009 in London UK Trade and Investment, Estonian Embassy in London and Enterprise Estonia present Estonian ...
Estonian Review 29 April - 5 May 2009
4 May - Today in Kadriorg President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Evelin Ilves received King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain, who arrived in Estonia on a state visit. “This is a significant visit, because ...
Estonia and Isle of Man Concluded Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Minister of the Treasury of the Isle of Man Allan Robert Bell signed an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal ...
Estonian and Finnish FMs: Reconciliation of Israel and Palestine Central to Achieving Peace in Middle East
During his meeting with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb in Beirut on 6 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed possibilities for assisting the Middle ...
Estonian Government supported doubling troops in Afghanistan for safeguarding elections
Tallinn, 7 May 2009 - Today, the Government approved the draft resolution of the parliament Riigikogu which would double the number of Estonian soldiers in Afghanistan. Additional Estonian troops would ...
President Ilves thanked Spain for its contribution to the NATO Cyber Defence Centre
EU ministerial conference in Estonia initialized “Tallinn process” to secure critical information infrastructure
Tallinn, April 29th 2009. EU ministerial conference Tallinn CIIP (Critical Information Infrastructure Protection) 2009 on cyber security in Estonia initialized “Tallinn process” and agreed to organize ...
Guardian, Bobbie Johnson - Noone is Ready for This
A few years ago, the idea of hackers bringing the world to the brink of catastrophe was just a fun Hollywood plotline. Now, cyber-attacks are on the rise and Nato's top computer experts have gathered in ...
Estonian Review 22 - 28 April 2009
EU Foreign Ministers Want Rapid Resolution of Croatia-Slovenia Border Dispute; Prime Minister of United Kingdom Recognises Estonian Soldiers in Afghanistan; President Ilves: We Require Patience and Dedication ...
FM Paet: European Union and Persian Gulf Nations Could be Part of Common Free Trade Area
In his speech at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union and the Persian Gulf Co-operation Council (PGCC) on 29 April in Masqat, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the key to ...
FM Paet Met Colleagues from Oman and United Arab Emirates
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and State Minister for External Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman Sayd Badir Al-Busaidi discussed possibilities for intensifying economic relations between Estonia and Oman during ...
Guardian: London Sinfonietta and Anu Tali
Draft resolution will send an additional Estonian unit to Afghanistan
Tallinn, 28 April 2009 - Today, the Ministry of Defence submitted a draft resolution to the Riigikogu for approval that will temporarily ship a unit of up to 140 members of the Estonian Defence Forces ...
The Times Review: Estonian Anu Tali Conducting London Sinfonietta and OAE
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown praised Estonian Soldiers in Afghanistan
The members of Estonian Defence Forces met the UK Prime Minister Gordon Bown among other troops today, on 27 April, while the Prime Minister was visiting the largest allied military base Camp Bastion located ...
FM Paet: EU Eastern Partnership Must Have Quick Start
At a meeting in Luxembourg with his colleagues from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Latvia and Lithuania, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the European Union must take the commencement ...
Estonian Review 15 - 21 April 2009
In this issue: OECD Report Declares Estonia Open and Business-Friendly Nation, Estonia and Australia to Begin Negotiations for Social Security Agreement, First Estonian Honorary Consulate Opened in New ...
ESTONIAN EMBASSY IN LONDON NOW ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
You are invited to visit the Estonian Embassy in London Facebook page. The goal is to provide a platform to exchange ideas and information, express your views, share your experiences and photos, and simply ...
TEN ESTONIAN BOOKS TRANSLATED AND PUBLISHED IN THE UK IN 2009
Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Margus Laidre and the publishers from Norvik Press and Dalkey Archive Press, Neil Smith and John O’Brian launched new Estonian translations at the embassy on 20 ...
OECD Report Rates Estonia as Open and Business-Friendly Nation
In Tallinn on Monday, 20 April, director of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) economics department national overview division Andrew Dean presented the economic report ...
Bullfrog Brown Tour Scotland
Estonia's Bullfrog Brown will begin a 5-gig tour of Scotland on Saturday, April 18th with an appearance at the Bellshill Music Festival in Lanarkshire followed by shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, ...
President Ilves: The Government must run the state, not think about election promises (Interview)
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves’s message to Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and members of his cabinet: “No one will judge the present Government based on how the coalition agreement of April 2007 has been ...
Foreign Ministry Statement Regarding Events in Moldova
The Estonian Foreign Ministry expresses its concern over the massive post-election disturbances taking place in Moldova. “We are following the development of events in Moldova with deep concern. We call ...
Estonia Supports Unhindered Continuation of EU Accession Negotiations with Turkey
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed Estonia’s continued support for Turkey’s accession to the European Union during his meeting with Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator for EU accession ...
Estonian and Portuguese Foreign Ministers: Adopting the Euro Will Strengthen Economic Environment in European Countries
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Portuguese Foreign Minister Luís Filipe Marques Amado, in Estonia for a visit, on Monday, 30 March. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his satisfaction that the ...
European Union Foreign Ministers Agreed to Strengthen Civil Missions
The rise in the importance of European security and defence policy is confirmed by the amount of civil missions, which has been constantly growing, noted Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. During an informal ...
Estonian Review 18 - 24 March 2009
Ilves Presents High Decoration to Danish Prime Minister 24 March - President Toomas Hendrik Ilves presented Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen with the Cross of Terra Mariana 1st Class, which ...
Estonia Supports Visa Freedom with Macedonia*
In his meeting with Macedonian Foreign Minister Antonio Milošoski in Tallinn on Wednesday, 25 March, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed Estonia’s support for Macedonia’s accession to NATO and the beginning ...
Estonian Review 11 - 17 March 2009
Estonia to Increase its Contribution to EU Police Mission in Afghanistan
During his meeting with Head of the EU Police Mission EUPOL Afghanistan Kai Vittrup in Kabul, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia will soon be contributing a rule of law expert to the mission ...
Estonia Supports Realisation of Presidential Election in Afghanistan
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with the leader of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan and representatives of the UN Development Programme ELECT Project on Wednesday, 11 March in Kabul, ...
Estonian Health Care Aid in Southern Afghanistan Lowers Death Rate
Deputy Governor of Helmand Province Abdul Satar Miszakwali and the chief doctor of Lashkar Gah’s Bost Hospital Dr. Enaytullah Ghafary confirmed in their meeting with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
FM Paet and Messenger: Estonian Defence Forces Members in Afghanistan are Highly Valued
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet’s visit to Afghanistan continued on Tuesday, 10 March. Paet visited the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Laskar Gah´, the capital of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, ...
FM Paet: Pakistan Has Key Role in Improving Situation in Afghanistan
While meeting with NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan Ambassador Fernando Gentilini in Kabul on 9 March, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and ...
Estonian Review 25 February - 3 March 2009
FOREIGN NEWS Prime Minister Ansip: European Union Must Be Unified Foreign Minister Paet Gives Annual Foreign Policy Address to Riigikogu
NATO Foreign Ministers Confirmed Support for Ukraine and Georgia
At today’s sessions of the NATO-Ukraine and NATO-Georgia Commission, the NATO foreign ministers exchanged ideas on NATO’s relations with Georgia and Ukraine. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the ...
FM Paet: NATO Foreign Ministers Focus on Situation in Afghanistan and Relations with Russia
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet took part in a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Thursday, 5 March. The foreign ministers discussed matters related to the operations of the alliance, focusing ...
Estonia to Contribute to Achieving Peace in Palestine
At the Gaza Reconstruction Conference in Sharm el Shiekh on 2 March, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that Estonia remains prepared to contribute to the establishment of a Palestinian state and the ...
On the occasion of the Estonian Independence Day, President Ilves: Estonia can only be rescued from this crisis by a joint effort
In today's Independence Day speech, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves called upon the Estonian public to understand the nature and reasons for the crisis that has shaken the global and Estonian economies. ...
New Health Care Expert to be Sent to Afghanistan
The Estonian health care expert co-ordinating development co-operation in Helmand province in Afghanistan will change at the end of February. Dr. Argo Parts, who has been in Afghanistan as part of the ...
Estonia Welcomes Extension of OSCE Presence in Georgia
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the decision of the Permanent Council of the OSCE to extend the presence of monitoring officers in Georgia until 30 June 2009 is encouraging for the status of representatives ...
Changes Made in Schengen Visa Application and Issuing Procedure
In accordance with the implementation of the Schengen acquis in consular representations of Estonia, starting on 1 March 2009 the process of applying for and issuing Schengen visas for minors that travel ...
AGNES OAKS - The winner of 2008 National Dance Award
Agnes Oaks is a dancer who harmoniously combines physical beauty, artistic refinement and extraordinary musicality with a supremely honed classical technique.
FM Paet: Diversified Suppliers Only Way to Guarantee Energy Security
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in the council of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday, 26 January. The Czech EU presidency presented the priority topics and goals for its term. ...
Third Sandown-class mine hunter delivered to Estonia
EML Ugandi, the last of the Sandown-class mine hunters acquired from the United Kingdom, was today delivered to the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia in Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard, Scotland. ...
CD „Scattered Rhymes“ is BBC Music Magazine Award nominee
BBC Music Magazine will host its annual awards ceremony this year on April 7 at Kings Place in London. This year’s star-studded nominations list balances giants of the international scene like Sir John ...
ESTONIA BECOMES VICE PRESIDENT OF UN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
Estonia was chosen to be a vice president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at UN Headquarters in New York on 15 January. The function of vice president will be filled by Estonia’s ...
FM Paet and UN Secretary-General Discuss Gaza, Georgia, Fight against Piracy
At his meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York on the evening of Monday, 12 January, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed hope that after the approval of the UN Security Council resolution ...
President Ilves: the difficult economic situation opens opportunities for new ideas
“Complicated times open new opportunities for us,” President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said as the patron at the inauguration of the Year of Innovation. “Although many people are currently worried about the ...
FM Paet: Acts of War in Gaza Must End
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemns the continuing combat taking place in Gaza that has occasioned the deaths of many civilians. “The attack on the UN schools in Gaza, where people have gone to seek refuge ...
Estonia Donates Million Kroons to Alleviate Affects of War for Citizens of Gaza
Today, 2 January, the Estonian Foreign Ministry decided to donate 1 million kroons through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)for alleviating the humanitarian situation ...
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