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Ms. Tiina Intelmann, Permanent Representative of Estonia, is a co-facilitator of the UN System-Wide Coherence process
On 25 November 2009, the President of the General Assembly appointed Her Excellency Mrs. Tiina Intelmann, Permanent Representative of Estonia, and His. Excellency Mr. Ghazi Jomaa, Permanent Representative ...
Estonia could become the world country with lowest corruption level -- EU commissioner
TALLINN, Jan 23, BNS - Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas said Estonia could set itself the aim of climbing to the top of the corruption perception index in the world and in the European ...
Estonian officers serving in Iraq awarded NATO medals
TALLINN, Jan 23, BNS - Estonian officers serving at the NATO training mission in Iraq were handed over NATO crisis regulation medals at a festive ceremony at the mission headquarters on Thursday. Handing ...
Estonia's objectives under Czech EU presidency are euro, energy
TALLINN, Jan 22, BNS - The government today confirmed the objectives of Estonia during the Czech presidency of the European Union which include readiness for the adoption of the common euro currency and ...
Barroso to visit Estonia on Feb. 23
TALLINN, Jan 22, BNS - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will make a one-day visit to Estonia at the invitation of Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on Feb. 23. Toomas Sildam, spokesman ...
Estonian govt endorses natl defense development plan
TALLINN, Jan 22, BNS - The government here on Thursday gave its nod to the development plan of national defense for 2009-2018 that among other things calls for the purchase of transport helicopters and ...
Govt backs Estonia's continuation on Middle East mission
TALLINN, Jan 22, BNS - The Estonian government on Thursday gave its nod to a bill that will extend the participation of Estonian military observers in the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization ...
Estonia to no longer send combat unit to Iraq
TALLINN, Jan 22, BNS - Estonia will not send another infantry unit on a mission to Iraq but will continue taking part in the NATO training mission there, Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo told the government ...
Italy's secretary of state for foreign affairs to come to Estonia Thursday
TALLINN, Jan 21, BNS - The Italian secretary of state for foreign affairs, Alfredo Mantica, is about to visit Estonia from Jan. 22-23, spokespeople for the Estonian Foreign Ministry said. Mantica has ...
Some promises have to be sacrificed for euro - Estonian minister
BRUSSELS, Jan 20, BNS - Estonia needs to carry out structural reforms and abandon some political promises to meet the criteria for adoption of the euro, Finance Minister Ivari Padar said on Tuesday. "Today ...
Estonia parlt panel chief says boosting size of Afghanistan contingent possible
TALLINN, Jan 20, BNS - If the troop status agreement with Iraq is not signed, Estonia will increase its contribution to some other mission abroad, probably in Afghanistan, chairman of the parliamentary ...
EU forecast: Estonian economy to fall 4.7 pct this year
TALLINN, Jan 19, BNS - In its recent economic overview of the European Union (EU) the European Commission has forecast Estonia's economic fall at 4.7 percent in 2009. The Commission forecasts that the ...
Estonian troops in successful battle in Afghanistan
TALLINN, Jan 19, BNS - Estonian military personnel serving in southern Afghanistan carried out a successful combat operation in the past week, suffering no losses. In the operation conducted in the area ...
Estonia gets vice presidency of UN council
TALLINN, Jan 17, BNS - Estonia was elected a vice president of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the Jan. 15 session of the body. The duties of vice president will be performed by Estonia's ...
Estonia has started talks to look into borrowing possibilities
TALLINN, Jan 15, BNS - The Estonian Finance Ministry has begun negotiations with international financial institutions to investigate possibilities for taking a loan. Finance Minister Ivari Padar told ...
Estonian defmin hoping for treaty on status of forces with Iraq soon
TALLINN, Jan 14, BNS - Estonian Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo said Estonia would sign a treaty with the Iraqi government on the status of forces within the next few weeks and on its basis Estonian soldiers ...
Estonian PM, Norwegian parlt president admit need of reforming Council of Europe
TALLINN, Jan 14, BNS - Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and President of the Norwegian parliament Thorbjorn Jagland, meeting in Tallinn on Wednesday, admitted the need of reforming the Council of Europe ...
Estonia respects principle of territorial integrity - president
BAKU, Jan 14, BNS - Commenting on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves underlined one more time that Estonia respected the principle of territorial integrity of countries. ...
Estonia uses EUR 332 mln of reserve to make payments under state budget
TALLINN, Jan 14, BNS - Expenditures of the Estonian state budget in 2008 exceeded income by 5.2 billion kroons (EUR 332 mln), and the state tapped into its reserve to bridge the gap, according to provisional ...
Political directors to discuss issues of NATO summit
TALLINN, Jan 14, BNS - A meeting of political directors of NATO defense ministries will open Thursday in Tallinn where issues on the agenda of the Krakow meeting of the alliance will be discussed. Political ...
Estonian general decorates outgoing US ambassador
TALLINN, Jan 13, BNS - Commander of the Estonian defense forces Lt. Gen. Ants Laaneots decorated the outgoing US ambassador, Stanley Davis Phillips, with the Defense Forces Special Service Cross. "In ...
Estonian, Azerbaijani presidents discuss bilateral relations
BAKU, Jan 13, BNS - Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, now on an official visit to Azerbaijan, discussed relations between the two countries with Ilham Aliyev, the head of state of Azerbaijan. According ...
Russian delegation to be headed by deputy formin at consultations in Tallinn
TALLINN, Jan 12, BNS - Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov, who will also meet with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, will head the Russian delegation at political consultations in Tallinn next week. The ...
Baltic bourses publishing real-time price information
TALLINN, Jan 12, BNS - The Baltic bourses of the NASDAQ OMX group in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius are publishing trading information on their websites in real-time starting today. The real-time information ...
Estonian language camps to get EUR 198,000
TALLINN, Jan 12, BNS - The Estonian Integration Foundation has announced a competition for projects of the organization of language camps for young people living in Estonia; 3.4 million kroons (EUR 198,000) ...
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