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26.07.2016|Government

Estonia will assume the presidency of the Council in the second half of 2017

Stenbock House, 26th July 2016 - Today the Council of the European Union adopted a decision establishing a revised order of holding the rotating presidencies of the Council. Estonia will assume the presidency of the Council in the second half of 2017, six months earlier as was foreseen. “We...
19.07.2016|Government

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas: It Is A Sad Day For Estonia

A statement by Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas: “This is a sad day for Estonia. For the first time, we have to face a harsh reality and say that the agony of terrorism has reached us in the saddest way imaginable. Late yesterday evening, we received final confirmation from France that we have indeed...
16.07.2016|Government

Prime Minister Rõivas gathered support for our candidacy for the United Nations Security Council during the Asia–Europe Summit

Ulaanbaatar, 16 July 2016 – On the verge on the Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM), Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas met with various Asian leaders to discuss economic cooperation and gain support for the candidacy of Estonia to be a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021....
16.07.2016|Government

Prime Minister Rõivas: use of military force can never be means for political action

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas stated when commenting on the dramatic events that took place in Turkey last night that he condemns the military coup attempt unequivocally. “Constitutional order and the functioning of state institutions must be restored as soon as possible,” said Rõivas. “The use of...
16.07.2016|Government

Rõivas: stable and rule-based international environment provides better conditions for economic cooperation

Ulaanbaatar, 16 July 2016 - During the Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM), Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas emphasised that an international environment that respects international law and is secure and stabile is the best prerequisite for the development of economic cooperation and trade. When discussing...
15.07.2016|Government

European and Asian leaders at the Asia-Europe Meeting strongly condemn the terror attack in Nice

Heads of State and Government held a minute's silence for the victims of the attack in Nice, at the opening of the Asia-Europe Summit, and released a joint statement strongly condemning the terror attack in Nice. They also expressed sympathy for the victims of the attack in Nice. “European and...
15.07.2016|Government

Prime Minister Rõivas: Estonians are with the French on this difficult day

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas offered his condolences to the close ones of the victims, and to the French people in the event of the terrorist attack that took place in Nice yesterday.   “The French celebrated Bastille Day yesterday - enjoying liberty, equality, and fraternity all over the...
14.07.2016|Government

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas: a strong relationship between Estonia and the United Kingdom will continue

Stenbock House, 14 July 2016 - Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas welcomed Theresa May to her new role as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and said that the start of operation of the new government provides an opportunity to move forward with various issues relevant to Estonia and the European Union...
14.07.2016|Government

Prime Minister to participate in a summit of European and Asian leaders

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas will participate until Saturday in the Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) of heads of state and government of Europe and Asia held in Ulaanbaatar. The summit takes place every two years, the previous one was held in Milan in the autumn of 2014.   The Asia–Europe summit is...
09.07.2016|Government

Prime Minister Rõivas: Europe must have a strong common stance in its support for Ukraine

Warsaw, 9 July 2016 – Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas stressed in today’s summit discussion on Ukraine that Europe must have a strong common stance in demanding the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and maintaining sanctions against Russia. ‘The resolution of the ongoing...

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