Posts tagged as Estonian Foreign Minister

Estonian Foreign minister: Not possible to lift visa-free rules for Ukrainians

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said in response to Interior Minister Mart Helme’s (EKRE) plans to lift the visa-waiver for Ukrainians that it was neither possible nor in Estonia’s interest and recommended that police be used to prevent abuse. “The unilateral abolition of visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens by the Republic of Estonia is neither reasonable nor legally possible,” Reinsalu (Isamaa) said in a comment sent to ERR. “Apart from…

Estonian minister: Democracies have not been able to deal with post-truth world

Saturday, December 29, 2018

One of the reasons behind the wave of populism that has engulfed countries of the West is the inability of democracies to deal with the post-truth world and an information space functioning in a new way, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser told BNS in an end-of-year interview. “I believe that the complete change in the information space that we live in plays a very big role in this,” Mikser said…

Russia’s behavior sets limits to communication with it

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser has assumed an indirectly opposing stance to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, commenting on the latter’s pro-Russia statement by saying that the behavior of the current leadership of Russia is setting limits to communication with Moscow. “The strength of the European Union lies in respecting democracy, the rule of law and fundamental freedoms. The fact that the leaders of today’s Russia do not share the…