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Government Communication Unit, 09 December 2008 13:02 Speech by Prime Minister Andrus Ansip on the Government’s European Union policy in the Riigikogu, 9 December 2008
Honourable Chairman, Members of the Riigikogu, Excellencies, I would like to thank the Riigikogu for giving me the opportunity to outline the Government’s European Union policy. Allow me to begin by making a small digression into recent history. Mid-December seventeen years ago was an eventful period in our history, many things happened that are worth mentioning in the context of today’s speech. Yesterday, seventeen years ago, a historic decision was made to disband a country that cynically used the word ‘union’ in its name. This step brought to end a regime whose establishment was the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century. No more than a day later in Maastricht, twelve independent countries agreed to renew Europe’s architecture by signing the Founding Act of the European Union. This act has special meaning for Estonia as this newly formed union also welcomed the restoration of Estonia’s independence.
Government Communication Unit, 24 October 2008 12:07 Speech by Prime Minister Andrus Ansip at the 7th Asia-Europe (ASEM) Meeting in Beijing, 24 October 2008
Government Communication Unit, 26 September 2008 11:47 Speech given by Prime Minister Andrus Ansip at the Riigikogu on 25.09.2008
Honourable Chairman of the Riigikogu. Honourable Riigikogu. Over the past six months, the negotiations of the government association concerning the budget for 2009 have excited the public and figured prominently on the front pages of daily newspapers. This is the most publicly drafted state budget of all time, with a total volume of BEEK 98.7. Today, I will hand over the baton of the drafting of the budget on behalf of the Government of the Republic to the Riigikogu.
Government Communication Unit, 10 September 2008 11:16 Speech by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia Mr Andrus Ansip in Zagreb 9 September 2008
‘Estonia and Croatia: Partners across Europe’ Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends, To begin let me thank the Institute for International Relations and the Diplomatic Academy for hosting this event. I am extremely pleased to be in Croatia. The main theme of my talk today is partnership. Partnership is a topic that has been mentioned many times in the past weeks. And it is definitely a subject that we will return to repeatedly as we assess and adjust to the new reality in Europe. The fact is that the situation on our continent has changed following Russia’s actions against Georgia. Regrettably – this change is not in accordance with our core values and principles. What happened in Georgia happened in the Europe Union’s immediate neighborhood, just on the other side of the Union’s external border. It holds important lessons for all of us.
Government Communication Unit, 14 June 2008 12:15 Joint statement of the President of the Republic, the President of the Riigikogu and the Prime Minister on the Day of Mourning of 14 June 2008
On the night of 14 June 1941, thousands of Estonian families were forcefully taken away from their homes and sent to Siberia in animal wagons. The deporters did not care for the age, health or gender of the deportees. The occupation was eliminating the “socially dangerous elements” – which, actually, was nothing but violence towards the ordinary, active citizens and families of the Republic of Estonia.
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