Sven Mikser

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Sven Mikser explained : "If we imagine that we have planned all the expected money for 10 years in advance, but the economy does not grow by the expected 4 percent a year, but by 1 percent, for example, then in the 8th, 9th and 10th years the difference between plans and reality may be pretty big," External link

err-en Monday, May 24, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The important difference between Estonia and Belarus is that 30 years ago, we already knew which kind of a country we wanted to create or the country we wanted to restore. We did have a somewhat romanticized and embellished picture of what the Republic of Estonia had been like, but we are talking about the principle of legal continuity," External link

err-en Friday, August 21, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : "The Belarusian parliament also declared its sovereignty a year before the Moscow coup d'éttat attempt. But when the day arrived, then the decisions in Estonia came very quickly - those that led to the building of a state and society based on the rule of law, democracy, fundamental freedoms. But they were not done in Belarus at that time, and by the middle of the 1990s, it was too late," External link

err-en Friday, August 21, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Commission ) : "I find it important that the European Commission be able to begin work half a year after the European Parliament was elected," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "Let's face it, in the public debate between politicians, what Kallas is saying is in fact a rather cautious use of words, though could be undoubtedly a cause for offense," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Commission ) : "The outgoing European Commission was not very successful politically, but there were no practical problems with directing migration flow; mistakes were made primarily in member state capitals," External link

err-en Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "There are deliberately very confused areas of responsibility. Many sensitive areas are scattered or scattered among the various Commissioners, be it the rule of law, which in the previous Commission was very clearly Frans Timmermans' responsibility or, for example, migration, where we begin to see something that the lifestyle commissioner or someone else will deal with," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Mart Helme ) : "We haven't discussed this at party level yet, but there are certainly ten members of our Riigikogu group who have no confidence in Mart Helme or his party," External link

err-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : "The visit of the leader of right-wing French extremists also gives a clear indication of the goals of the extremists here in Estona. And again, the content is even more horrific than the rhetoric," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Le Pen ) : "Le Pen, hosted by EKRE, has been saying that the dismantling of the EU takes a higher priority than opposing Putin's military policy in changing borders. In other words, breaking up Europe is a 'national conservative' policy more important than protecting Estonia's national security interests, and the fundamental principles of international law. This is not in Estonia's national interests," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "I will definitely wait to see whether and from whom and how many such proposals there will be, and I will definitely wait to see who else is prepared to stand. My hope is for there to be several candidates who wish to take the helm," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “I extend my sincere condolences to the families of victims and wish everyone affected by this massacre strength and a speedy recovery in this dark and difficult moment. Our thoughts are with you,” External link

vm-ee Monday, April 22, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The jury awarded the prize to an extremely experienced Latvian poet and translator who has previously translated nearly 40 literary works from Estonian. As a present for the centenary of Estonia and Latvia, he decided to go through a true trial by fire for a translator and take on the Estonian national epic Kalevipoeg. After nearly four years, Kalevdels was published. Congratulations, Guntars Godiņ!” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "In terms of digital cooperation, one of our goals is to further develop cross-border data exchange," External link

vm-ee Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Transatlantic unity has ensured European security for the past 70 years. The unity and solidarity of NATO, maintaining it and holding a continued dialogue with allies is essential for deterring new threats and ensuring the security we have achieved," External link

vm-ee Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Estonia is committed to endorsing norms of responsible state behaviour, confidence-building measures and applying existing international law in cyberspace, despite the growing challenges of maintaining a safe, open, and secure cyberspace for the promotion of economic and social development," External link

vm-ee Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “Today, too, we are facing tensions and challenges, but I have no doubt that we can ensure that the most important task of NATO maintaining strong transatlantic relations, solidarity and cooperation is fulfilled,” External link

vm-ee Friday, March 29, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “A number of issues were raised during today’s discussion of China-EU relations and at our lunch meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, including trade, security and human rights,” “To Estonia it’s important that we maintain a dialogue with China on issues of digital security and Internet freedom so as to ensure an open, secure and stable cyber space that’s available to all. But we also have to familiarise ourselves with the risks that come with that and coordinate activities arising from the use of Chinese technology and related investments” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : "This March marks the fifth anniversary of the illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia," External link

unian-en Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added ( about Azov Sea ) : "Crimea has become a bridgehead for the Russian armed forces striving to control the whole Black Sea region and thus to cement Russian influence in the wider area," External link

unian-en Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Azov Sea ) : "That was a blatant breach of international law, Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity caused directly by the occupation of Crimea. Russia's escalation of tensions in the Azov Sea region poses a clear threat to security in all of Europe," External link

unian-en Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : "We support the policy of not recognizing the annexation of Crimea, including the continuation and revision of sanctions and the release of those illegally imprisoned. It is of vital importance to ensure that international organizations have access to Crimea," External link

unian-en Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "At the moment, nobody has made us any invitation or offer. As I get it, the board of the Reform Party is meeting right now to discuss what to do next," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, March 10, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "It is Kaja Kallas' certain lack of experience that shows here: very definitive lines were drawn, which definitely is not a very wise thing to do in diplomacy. Taking a more flexible and diplomatic approach, it would have been possible perhaps to also get one's most important election promises into the coalition accord," "Having 34 seats in the parliament does not give you the right to form the government, it only gives you the right to be the first to try and form a government. Then you also have to understand that the smaller partners have absolutely legitimate interests and expectations which have to be taken into account," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, March 10, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We finished these elections in fifth place. We are not the ones that invite to negotiations. We will not be drawing any red lines before an invitation is made to us," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, March 10, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Demanding more sanctions against Russia and speaking for NATO, Ratas lost the support of a certain part of Russian-speaking voters," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser pointed out : "Not everything that might tip the balance in one or the other direction is part of the parties' platforms," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : "options to quickly bring education reform to a conclusion," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Twenty-six mandates in the Riigikogu isn't a bad result, but at the same time they're looking at their greatest loss to the Reform Party in history, and that in a situation where they saw themselves in the best-possible position," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser pointed out : "Demanding more sanctions against Russia and speaking for NATO, Ratas lost the support of a certain part of Russian-speaking voters," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "This would also solve the problem of the former prime minister becoming a 'regular' minister under Kallas, which might be a difficult one to swallow," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Despite obstacles arising from the Russian aggression, Ukraine has demonstrated concrete results when it comes to reforms since 2014," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, February 23, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We expect fair and free elections, but of course we cannot underestimate the risk of influencing activity and interference by Russia," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, February 23, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Certainly, there is a statutory time limit on any coalition talks – a deadline for proposing the new government to the president, and getting the prime minister presented before parliament," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The EU’s continued support and also its support through development aid helps Ukraine stay on the course of reform, including its continued fight against corruption,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We commend Armenia for carrying out reforms aimed at strengthening democracy, including their fight against corruption, and we hope for a smooth continuation of this process,” External link

vm-ee Monday, February 11, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “This year we are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership which has always been and remains a priority for Estonia,” “On our part, we would like to increase the political dimension of the Eastern Partnership and achieve more tangible results, for example in the context of the four freedoms of the EU, which would motivate our partners, including Armenia, to continue with reforms,” External link

vm-ee Monday, February 11, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added ( about British ) : “The squadron of the British Royal Navy that appeared at the Tallinn roadstead at a decisive moment, as well as volunteers from Finland, Denmark and Sweden who fought alongside our heroes injected us with confidence and a fighting spirit. They, too, have our eternal gratitude for their bravery and the sacrifices they made in the name of Estonian liberty, often paying the ultimate price,” External link

vm-ee Monday, February 4, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Estonia's national independence and its international recognition were achieved navigating in the crosswind of the contradicting interests of major powers," External link

err-en Saturday, February 2, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We must make even more use of the opportunities for wider cooperation with other states, participate more actively in shaping international policies and use the programs of the European Union even more," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "For instance, coordination in Estonia needs to be made more effective, agencies' preparedness for effective participation in competitions needs to be enhanced. Raising organizations' capacity to apply for instruments from the European Union also requires more attention," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We plan to present the results of this first joint project at the upcoming EU-AU summit,” External link

vm-ee Friday, January 25, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "The European Union supports Ukraine and we find that we should affirm our support with specific steps. One such step would be additional sanctions on Russia, a so-called Azov package in response to what took place in the Sea of Azov," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "Estonia believes that response measures, sanctions, which have been imposed in connection with the situation in the eastern part of Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea must remain in effect as long as damage has not been compensated, as long as Russia has not started to observe international law," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "The position of Estonia naturally is that if a situation emerges whose solving requires response measures, they must be implemented too. This was done, for instance, after the staging of illegitimate elections in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions have been reviewed and expanded. When necessary, they should be weighed more carefully and if necessary, [additional sanctions] imposed," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The events in the Sea of Azov are a deliberate escalation of tensions by Russia. Russia is restricting freedom of navigation, which is inconsistent both with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as well as the agreement between Ukraine and Russia regarding the use of the Sea of Azov," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We intend to introduce the results of this first joint project at the summit of the African Union in February," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We are all aware of the need to expedite Africa's economic development with the purpose of creating possibilities to the younger generations of the continent and overcoming the challenges posed by poverty," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : "I am pleased that since the EU -- African Union summit in Abidjan in November 2017, African leaders have taken several important steps that foster both Africa's development as well as the partnership between the EU and the AU," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “An open, free and accessible cyber space helps growth in many areas of life,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “What is happening on the Sea of Azov is a deliberate escalation of tensions by Russia. Russia is curtailing the freedom of navigation, which violates both the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as well as the agreement regarding the use of the Sea of Azov between Ukraine and Russia,” External link

vm-ee Friday, January 18, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The EU stands up for Ukraine, and our shared position is that we have to reinforce our support for Ukraine with specific steps,” External link

vm-ee Friday, January 18, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Estonia's position is that the countermeasures, sanctions against Russia in connection with the situation in the east of the country, the illegal annexation of Crimea should remain in force until the damage is compensated, until Russia returns to the principles of international law" "Of course, the position of Estonia is that if a situation has arisen, the solution of which requires the justified introduction of additional countermeasures, they should be imposed. This has already been done, for example, after illegal elections in eastern Ukraine. Those sanctions have been revised and extended. If the need exists, one should be able to carefully weigh and, if necessary, introduce [additional sanctions]," External link

interfax-ua-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser described : "In the current deadlock we must be prepared for the exit of the United Kingdom without a deal, which would mean that EU law would no longer apply in the UK, and relations would be regulated by legislation related to third countries," External link

err-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “Subsequently, the draft proposals will be processed with the aim of approving them by 30 March 2019,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Azov Sea ) : “Through its aggressive activities in the Sea of Azov Russia continues to perpetuate the illegal annexation of Crimea, violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted ( about Azov Sea ) : “Estonia continues to support the region both on a political level as well as through development cooperation. People living in the Azov Sea region must face daily challenges such as lack of clean water and heating, to name but a few. For years now, Estonia has supported the activities of UNICEF in eastern Ukraine. For instance, €400 000 was allocated in 2018 and 285 000 euros in 2017, some of which goes toward ensuring a supply of clean drinking water. It is important to understand the situation on the ground to target our aid even more efficiently,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We as well as other member states are still convinced that the deal as negotiated by the EU and the UK is the best option, and that the UK's leaving without a deal would cause tremendous insecurity as well as enormous costs for both the UK as well as for the Union," External link

err-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "If there is no exit deal, there won't be a transition period, and the United Kingdom turns into a third state on 30 March 2019. This also means that EU law will no longer apply in the UK, and that third-state legal provisions will enter into effect instead," External link

err-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "People shouldn't have to suffer because the politicians are incapable of solving the situation," External link

err-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "At present, this is not an SDE policy stance nor one planned for the next four years," External link

err-en Monday, January 14, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "I believe that the complete change in the information space that we live in plays a very big role in this," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 4, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "There are indeed forces both within the countries as well as outside of the European Union that are attempting to find weak spots that can be exploited to split societies," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 4, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "I believe that there are such lines, along which it is possible to polarize the society, effectively in all European societies and democratic states; democratic governments must find a way how to deal with such vulnerabilities. It seems to me that we haven't found that effective antidote yet," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 4, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "I'm not claiming that there's an outside hand involved in all these exchanges of opinions. But for sure -- just like racial tensions in America -- these topics in Estonian society are such where it is possible to add fuel to fire when this seems useful to someone," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 4, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The friendship between our countries remains strong. We enjoy excellent cooperation in the fields of defence, education, ICT and culture. We should also find more opportunities to make fuller use of the potential of our economic relations,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “Georgia has made great progress in implementing reforms and remains on its path towards NATO and the EU. It is important to keep following this path and continue with reforms,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser writes : “I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:39:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “We hope that accession negotiations with Macedonia* and Albania can start next summer,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 10, 2018 9:05:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Today, we must unfortunately witness that commitment to our shared values has started to diminish and some countries are avoiding their obligations. This undermines the security situation as a whole,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 7, 2018 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Azov Sea ) : “By escalating tensions in the Azov Sea, Russia has violated international law and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 7, 2018 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added ( about Sven Mikser ) : "Macedonia and Greece have demonstrated good will in trying to solve the Macedonia name dispute,'' said Mr Mikser, referring to the disputed name of the former Yugoslav republic, which is also the historical name of a northern Greek region incorporating parts of present day Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia and Kosovo as well as Greek territory and the whole of the current state of Macedonia. ''Hopefully this situation will make it possible to welcome Macedonia as the 30th member of NATO next year," External link

err-en Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8:28:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "In the interests of international security and stability, it is especially important to respect existing agreements," "Russia has clearly violated the treaty, and it is not sustainable when only the US respects it. Russian violations of the INF Treaty are just one example of how Russia wants to withdraw from its international commitments. We as NATO allies must continue to make it clear that violations do not erase rules, and that such behaviour has consequences" External link

err-en Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Launch of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) is of great symbolic significance as increasing security cooperation on EU level is very important,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:48:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : ”Agreement on a shared set of priorities will allow us to cooperate more closely. Our aim is to achieve real results, showing that the EU can bring added value in a very practical way,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:48:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "In two months, more than 77,000 people have used the application. We have also been thanked by companies, journalists, officials, universities and many others," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : "Every year, around 90 decisions related to sanctions are made in the EU in complex legal forms," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “In two months, more than 77,000 people have used the application. We have also been thanked by companies, journalists, officials, universities and many others,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 11, 2017 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : “Every year, around 90 decisions related to sanctions are made in the EU in complex legal forms,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 11, 2017 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It has been more than three years since Crimea was illegally annexed, but unfortunately the main topic at this year’s foreign ministers’ meeting is still Russian aggression against the Ukrainian people,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 8, 2017 1:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Georgia is an extraordinary partner for NATO. With almost 900 men and women of the Georgian military, Georgia is the largest non-NATO contributor to the mission in Afghanistan,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 6, 2017 3:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “This is great news for all of us and the most important thing is that the ship guards will arrive home to their loved ones safely,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 6, 2017 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I will make a proposal to the government to exempt ship guards from the obligation to repay any financial support received from the state,” "The ship guards and their families have been in a very difficult situation in the past four years. We don’t want to create additional problems for them" External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 6, 2017 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : “European countries are increasing defence spending and taking more and more responsibility on regional security issues, but it isn’t said enough that we can always rely on American support. "And the Americans can always rely on Europe,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We hope that the Iran nuclear deal is preserved and a solution outside the nuclear deal is found for concerns related to Iran,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “Also, we all would like to have constructive relations with Russia, but it depends mostly on Russia’s willingness and actions,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We commend Macedonia for plans already implemented in support of the country’s Euro-Atlantic integration,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 4, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “There are many opportunities for cooperation in the digital field and Estonia could share more of its experience through different cooperation project,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 4, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We are focusing on a number of key areas in Afghanistan: promoting pieace, reginal security, strengthening democracy, championing women’s rights, economic development and migration issues,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 1, 2017 4:39:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Positive developments allow us to make progress toward deepening relations,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 1, 2017 4:39:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It’s a great honour that over 30 entries were received, showing that foreign policy is important for young people,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 27, 2017 11:18:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We call for an end to violence in the whole country,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Myanmar’s authorities must restore full access to all aid agencies and allow a UN mandated fact-finding mission to the country,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about North ) : “We strongly condemn the North Korean nuclear programmes,” “The solution cannot be military, but diplomatic” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is important to bring Europe and Asia closer together,” “Although it can be hard to find common viewpoints, we must work in this direction” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 20, 2017 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I believe that ASEM is an indispensable forum for free discussion between Asia and Europe,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 20, 2017 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Combating all contemporary extremist and totalitarian ideologies must be the shared priority of the entire international community. Estonia has always condemned all forms of extremism and calls on all countries to implement the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination,” External link

vm-ee Friday, November 17, 2017 7:53:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We take into account that the negotiations do not concern only the EU Member States, but also the EFTA states as members of the single market,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:35:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We appreciate your principled position on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the partner countries and support for the countries’ reforms,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:35:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : “Digital technologies have great economic potential. If we manage to guarantee favourable political and legal conditions, the value of the EU data economy could reach €739 billion by 2020,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:35:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser affirmed : "The EU is prepared to support all steps on the regional and broader international level that could contribute to finding a solution," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "It is important that all parties in Venezuela start looking for ways of resolving the crisis and that they do so while respecting the democratic framework, principles of rule of law and human rights," "The most important thing is to immediately cease the violations and repressions that are causing unnecessary suffering for the Venezuelan people" External link

baltic-course Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “In today’s world, we should not underestimate the importance of strategic communication, and I am glad that we are finally discussing the topic on the ministerial level as well,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 13, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Force ) : “Estonia was among the first to raise the issue of strategic communication at the EU table. We are very pleased with the work of East Stratcom Task Force, where we contribute a national expert, but certainly all of the task forces are in equal need of strengthening,” “The European Union must find ways for providing permanent funding for the task forces’ operations,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 13, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser affirmed : “The EU is prepared to support all steps on the regional and broader international level that could contribute to finding a solution,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 13, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is important that all parties in Venezuela start looking for ways of resolving the crisis and that they do so while respecting the democratic framework, principles of rule of law and human rights,” “The most important is to immediately cease the violations and repressions that are causing unnecessary suffering for the Venezuelan people” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 13, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “NATO deterrence must continue to be credible and the development of defensive capability must be dealt with consistently going forward,” External link

vm-ee Friday, November 10, 2017 3:18:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “More than three years of conflict in eastern Ukraine have caused a humanitarian crisis and the response to the crisis is still underfunded,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:31:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Sven Mikser ) : "It is extremely important that all political processes taking place respect democracy and law,” Mikser emphasised. “We hope that the elections in Catalonia at the end of the year will provide greater clarity and will take Catalonia a step closer to the solution,“ he added. The central government in Madrid has called for elections to the Catalonian regional parliament, which will take place on 21 December. Mikser said the readiness of all political forces in Catalonia to participate in the elections will lay the groundwork for Madrid gaining a legitimate partner with whom to resolve the internal tensions. “Understandably, it is difficult to settle disagreements overnight, but the political process launched will pave the way to constructive dialogue, the outcome of which everybody respects," External link

vm-ee Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about North ) : “Estonia condemns the North Korean nuclear and missile tests in the strongest terms,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 6, 2017 6:07:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : “I express sincere sympathy to the loved ones of the victims of this terrible event. Our thoughts are with the victims and the American people,” “Such brutal acts of violence are shocking and inhuman and we strongly condemn them,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 6, 2017 1:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I think that what is extremely bad and unfair are the references and hints that Estonia needs to relate to the struggle of the Catalan independence movement, just like it was the same thing we went through ourselves. This isn’t the case. This comparison is unfair to Spain, which mustn’t, can’t, and shouldn’t be compared to the Soviet Union,” External link

err-en Wednesday, November 1, 2017 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “And even more so, I think that comparing the Catalan society to those who suffered under the oppression of the Soviets and those who fought for independence and against the Soviet terror, that’s extraordinarily unfair,” External link

err-en Wednesday, November 1, 2017 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We totally support your strivings toward accession to the EU and NATO,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is certainly important to continue information technology cooperation projects and in this regard, we look forward to specific proposals from Macedonia as well,” “We have a great deal of experience to share with you” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The reliable implementation of enlargement policy will contribute to Europe’s stability and security and to the development of democracy and rule of law," External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Eastern Partnership is a foreign policy priority for Estonia and we will remain committed to it even after the end of the Presidency,” “Our firm goal is increase the visibility of the policy in the European Union” External link

vm-ee Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:47:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “US is the single most important player when it comes to security policy,” External link

vm-ee Monday, October 23, 2017 1:44:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is in the interests of both Estonia and the EU to maintain and develop dialogue with Turkey,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about North ) : “With its provocative behavior, North Korea leaves the European Union no choice but to establish additional sanctions,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The international community cannot remain merely an onlooker in the current situation. But we have to remember that above all, the solutions must be peaceful,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Today the human rights situation is marked by less security than in the past, and because of that third countries have placed great expectations in the EU when it comes to promoting and protecting human rights,” “The EU’s unity in the international arena is extremely important for being more visible and influential on human rights policy” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "A number of the concerns highlighted by the US Iran’s ballistic missile tests and regional tensions are perfectly legitimate, but a solution to these should sought outside the framework of the existing deal," "Were the US to pull out of the deal, it would undermine trust between the West and Iran, which could have unforeseeable consequences," External link

vm-ee Monday, October 16, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “In today’s rapidly changing world, countries are ever more dependent on each other. Development problems and humanitarian disasters do not affect only the country directly hit but the whole world, Estonia included,” “It is human and natural for the more developed countries in the world to assist poorer countries in their development. The broader significance of development cooperation comes from the well-known aphorism that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link” External link

vm-ee Thursday, October 5, 2017 8:55:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The Eastern Partnership has always been one of Estonia’s priorities sand it is evident that in the context of the Estonian Presidency, this topic is positioned prominently,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Ukraine and Georgia are good examples of good progress made on digital society and cyber security issues. The other EaP countries also can show off accomplishments we can all learn from,” “The security of electronic public services and use of IT solutions to engage citizens is of key importance to implementing reforms in EaP countries” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We are expecting a strong message from the summit, one that will emphasize our cooperation and specific future steps,” “Our societies must be brought closer to one another, as this will contribute to stability and well-being across Europe” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “At their ‘protest action’ today, EKRE exposed themselves in all their vulgarity,” External link

err-en Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:06:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I don’t think [EKRE candidate for mayor of Tallinn and MP] Martin Helme is that stupid. He knows very well what he is doing. And that is what is especially ugly about the whole thing,” External link

err-en Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:06:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “I am convinced that indigenous people increase diversity in the world and enrich our culture. Estonians, who belong to the Finno-Ugric community, also have a unique language and distinctive traditions that must be preserved and protected. They demonstrate our roots and origin,” External link

vm-ee Friday, September 22, 2017 3:18:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Protection ) : "The new Child Protection Act that was adopted in Estonia last year is a good example of a strong foundation where different links work together," External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:09:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We must work on every level and use every opportunity to facilitate the implementation of the Minsk agreements,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Improving the business environment will help to realise their interest. Estonian companies would like to see that principles of the rule of law are ensured in Ukraine,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Reducing corruption in the Eastern Partnership countries is our common goal,” “We would like participate in the Danish-led project in Ukraine to reduce corruption and ensure that the country stays on a European path,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We must work on every level and use every opportunity to facilitate the implementation of the Minsk agreements,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:45:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Improving the business environment will help to realise their interest. Estonian companies would like to see that principles of the rule of law are ensured in Ukraine,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:45:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Estonia ranks 12th in the world press freedom index, media freedom and plurality are parts of our society’s foundation. Information must be accessible for everyone, but at the same time we cannot let propaganda hide behind media freedom,” “With the opportunity to obtain information from numerous sources comes the responsibility to make a distinction between truth and falsehood, between opinion and fact. We must learn and adapt to the overburdened information field. Something served as news may not be it” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:01:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “Free and professional media in the Eastern Partnership countries is in the interests of all of us and we would like to contribute to it,” “We have organised several projects through the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership that have been oriented to media development and we will continue with them in the future” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:01:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The Estonian Presidency gives us an opportunity to focus political attention on the Eastern Partnership. We must use the Eastern Partnership Summit to reaffirm our common political commitment and plan concrete steps that would encourage all of our Eastern Partners to drive forward the reforms and thereby get closer to the EU,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:44:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We expect a strong message and concrete steps from the summit that would motivate Eastern Partners to move forward with reforms,” External link

err-en Saturday, September 9, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Adherence to our common policies is an important responsibility of all Member States, and to maintain that unity we need to be constructive, open to cooperation and, I am confident that we will be able to preserve that unity going forward as well,” External link

vm-ee Friday, September 8, 2017 3:37:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Events in recent years have dealt a heavy blow to our people’s sense of security and it is completely understandable that the public expects a greater role from the EU as a guarantor of security both inside and outside the EU,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "While discussing Turkey's status as a candidate country we should also discuss the future relationship in all its aspects, and not make any hasty decisions without looking at these things comprehensively," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser indicou : "No que se refere ao estatuto de país candidato da Turquia, não espero que a UE tome qualquer decisão este ano" External link

jn Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser indicou : "No que se refere ao estatuto de país candidato da Turquia, não espero que a UE tome qualquer decisão este ano" External link

dn Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "While discussing Turkey's status as a candidate country we should also discuss the future relationship in all its aspects, and not make any hasty decisions without looking at these things comprehensively," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 7, 2017 3:48:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The U.K.'s role as leader of the NATO eFP battle group [in Estonia] has taken our security to a new level and significantly contributed to ensuring stability in the Baltic Sea region," External link

err-en Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The UK’s role as the leader of the NATO eFP battle group has taken our security to a new level and significantly contributed to ensuring stability in the Baltic Sea region,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:30:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Cooperation between the EU and NATO is more important than ever before,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:30:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We must speak with one voice to be a trustworthy partner for our allies,” “This is the only way for the EU to tackle common challenges and emerge stronger from crises,” External link

vm-ee Monday, September 4, 2017 10:02:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We will also be raising the topic at the informal meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers in Tallinn later this week,” External link

vm-ee Monday, September 4, 2017 12:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We can’t forget that a stable neighbourhood is in the interests of the European Union’s own stability and security,” External link

vm-ee Friday, September 1, 2017 12:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We’re thankful for the support from our allies,” “In today’s security situation, it is important for NATO allied forces to be present on our territory alongside Estonian Defence Forces” External link

vm-ee Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:40:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Rear Admiral ) : “We value the role of Rear Adm. Credendino and the entire Operation Sophia team in easing the migration crisis,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 25, 2017 11:35:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser argued : “Are these two things of equal value? Are limiting the consumption of sugary drinks and limiting the equal rights of men and women similar topics of political debate, where parties should look for a compromise? They are not,” “These two questions belong in completely different categories: one is a world view, the other a question of fundamental values” External link

err-en Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : “The fundamental values of society, human and basic rights, are not a question of world views. Those are things that we have—or at least should have—agreed on across world views already when we created a democratic state and adopted a constitution. (..) The fact that human rights apply to all, regardless of gender, age, mother tongue, skin color, sexuality, religion, or the lack of it is not a Social Democratic or Conservative understanding of the world,” External link

err-en Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The situation to the east and south of the EU has strategic importance for us, as it is directly tied to security in Europe,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “To cope, we must make cooperation and exchange of information more effective,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Estonia continues to be prepared to share its experiences with digital public services, and contributing to digital topics at the Africa-EU Summit,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “No person should live in constant fear for their lives and those of their loved ones. We must protect innocent people who happen to be living in conflict zones and who have been unable to leave,” “In particular, this applies to women and children who are suffer from violence. We also have to support those who were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in other regions or countries” External link

vm-ee Monday, August 21, 2017 11:17:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “In both regions, it is extremely important to improve protections for humanitarian aid workers as well as to ensure safe and effective access to humanitarian aid,” External link

vm-ee Monday, August 21, 2017 11:17:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The international community has said on many occasions that the security of Europe and its citizens is a priority for us, and it will continue to be so. We must become even more resolute and effective in fighting terrorism so that all people are protected,” External link

vm-ee Friday, August 18, 2017 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : "Strongly condemn this gruesome and cowardly act of terror in Barcelona," "My thoughts are with the victims and with Spain" External link

err-en Friday, August 18, 2017 10:30:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I express deep sympathy to the loved ones of the victims and everyone affected by this terrible natural disaster,” External link

vm-ee Monday, August 14, 2017 3:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Cyber defence has become an increasingly important part of security and therefore, cooperation in the field is all the more important,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Everyone gains from closer trade relations, so we hope the negotiations continue,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The U.S. is one of Estonia’s most important allies,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:58:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “International trade is not a zero-sum game where the winners are on one side and the losers are on the other. Everyone gains from a free trade agreement,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:58:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The European Union does not recognize the unlawful annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and such actions are unacceptable," External link

baltic-course Monday, August 7, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The message from the vice president was very clear: The U.S. stands by all its allied obligations and commitments, and the U.S. is truly committed to being there for us, for all of its NATO allies," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:56:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Until now the United States have kept Europe’s legitimate interests in mind when imposing sanctions. But it’s clear that the sanctions are effective and work only if they have greater influence on the receiving end than they do on the countries imposing the sanctions and their partners,” External link

err-en Friday, July 28, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : “Enduring peace can only be ensured by the two-state solution negotiated between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, not by unilateral action. Settlement activities on one part and inciting violence on other part clearly do not help to solve the situation,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Assad ) : “The role that the Russians play [in Syria] by way of trying to keep Assad in power and by the apparent collusion with the Iranians, yes, that is a shared concern,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We have seen the expansionist ambitions of the leadership in the Kremlin,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : “We can say with some confidence that they [Russia] will not shy away from using military force to achieve political aims,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “operating in some sort of symbiosis with the Iranians,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “Putin is not an irrational player. He is a cool and calculating player who sees the world very much in zero sum terms,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “He is in constant competition and standoff with the West in general and with the Americans in particular. Whenever he sees the lack of unity and resolve on behalf of the adversaries, [he knows] that is a weakness [that can] be exploited,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “It is important to present [Putin] with a resolute and unified front and by doing that, he can be deterred. So it is important that we speak with a very unambiguous and unified voice,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “The bigger the coalition or the community of democratic states that can speak with a unified voice, the better,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We are definitely looking for ways to get to the two-state solution in such a way that does not compromise Israeli security on one hand, but would also allow the Palestinians to realize their national aspirations,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We do not think that unilateral action by the Palestinians can bring about the realization of their national ambitions or be helpful in moving toward a sustainable settlement of the conflict,” “The only way to get there is to engage in direct talks,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “There were hopes that it would be possible to hold an Association Council [meeting with Israel]. It was in discussion earlier this year, but now in significant part, because of the ongoing settlement activity and the frustration [over this] in several European capitals, there was no decision taken in that regard,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We consider ourselves a friend of Israel and unconditionally recognize Israel’s right to exist, to defend itself and to take care of its security needs,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Estonia does not think the solution can be brought about by unilateral activity,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser pointed out ( about Asylum System ) : “efficient protection of the EU external borders, implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement and dealing with the root causes of migration are areas that have to be dealt with every day. Also, we must find an appropriate solution to the Asylum System reform” External link

vm-ee Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:28:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is in all our interests to guarantee stability and promotion of democratic values in our immediate neighbourhood,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : “We have to find opportunities to work together in the areas of migration and fight against terrorism. Cooperation is necessary to guarantee regional security,” “The EU can support Egypt in implementing economic reforms and strengthening the rule of law and civil society,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser acknowledged : “Continuous presence of the EU in the Western Balkans and a clear EU perspective help to minimise the negative geopolitical impact,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is in all our interests to guarantee stability and promote democratic values in our immediate neighborhood,” “The continuous presence of the EU in the Western Balkans, and a clear EU perspective help minimize the negative geopolitical impact,” External link

err-en Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:51:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We need to find opportunities to work together in the areas of migration and the fight against terrorism. Cooperation is necessary to guarantee regional security,” “The EU can support Egypt in implementing economic reforms, and strengthening the rule of law and its civil society” External link

err-en Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:51:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We have strengthened some of our missions abroad and we are definitely planning to further strengthen our mission in the United States," External link

err-en Saturday, March 4, 2017 8:13:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Increased presence of NATO allies in the region is a priority for us. Europe’s and NATO’s commitment to fulfilling their main objectives helps to prevent risks,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Every country has a right to choose its strategy and international alliances to belong to without some other country’s interference. Estonia supports Montenegro joining the EU and NATO,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We have reached the final stretch of the ratification of Montenegro’s Accession Protocol in Member States and now we have to finish the process,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “In the light of this situation it is especially important to finish the accession process without delay,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Even though the terrorist threat in Estonia has remained low, we have been and will be deeply affected by acts of terrorism both in our region and further afield. Estonia remains committed to our common efforts in the fight against terrorism,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Determined work in adopting comprehensive reforms in Georgia is commendable. Visa liberalisation is tangible and will certainly bring Georgia closer to the EU,” External link

vm-ee Friday, February 10, 2017 9:46:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The territorial integrity of Ukraine has not been restored, Crimea is still illegally annexed and military action in eastern Ukraine is ongoing and has escalated in the past few weeks,” “As long as Russia continues to violate international law and fails to perform the obligations it has undertaken, there can be no discussions of the restoration of trust and confidence or a return to normal interactions. The sanctions must remain in effect until absolute and complete compliance with the Minsk agreements is achieved. The inescapable prerequisite for any dropping of sanctions must be Russia’s commitment to the principles of international law and performance of the obligations it has undertaken. Should Russia further disconnect itself from the performance of the obligations, we must be prepared to toughen the sanctions,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Because of escalated military conflict around Avdiivka, almost 20,000 people are suffering from lack of water, heating and electricity in winter weather. Estonia will contribute to the alleviation of the situation,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, February 8, 2017 5:10:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Close contact between like-minded countries is increasingly important for keeping the EU unified,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:55:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Because of escalated military conflict around Avdiivka, almost 20,000 people are suffering from lack of water, heating and electricity in winter weather. Estonia will contribute to the alleviation of the situation,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 7, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Peace ) : “The Tartu Peace Treaty was the first and fundamental major achievement of the diplomacy of the young Republic of Estonia. That step, which turned out to be vital for the foundation and reinforcement of Estonian independence, was based on the correct evaluation of realistic circumstances and the international state of affairs. The same prerequisites for successful diplomacy apply today,” External link

vm-ee Friday, February 3, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Finland is our close partner who contributes to the security of the Baltic Sea region, thus to the overall security of Europe. Both Finland and Sweden as partner countries have a close relationship with NATO and it is in our interests for it to continue,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Both diplomatic and economic relations between Estonia and African countries have intensified during the last five years. I see that above all, Estonia can share experience and knowledge in the IT field. Africa as a fast-developing economic area could be of interest to the Estonian business community,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:53:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “One of the topics of the meeting were young people and youth employment and how IT has an important role in this issue: e-state and e-services help make governance and society more efficient,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:53:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The Council’s work has to be transparent, inclusive and bear responsibility for all UN Member States,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:53:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Estonia highly appreciates Spain’s and Portugal’s contribution to the Baltic Air Policing mission. We hope to continue successful cooperation with both countries in the future,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Security is our joint challenge both because of Russia’s aggressive behaviour and terrorist threat,” External link

vm-ee Friday, January 13, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Positive groundwork laid through culture makes cooperation in other fields easier, therefore we greatly appreciate the creative people's contribution to introducing Estonia abroad,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, January 4, 2017 6:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser pointed out : “We certainly value the contribution of the participating Estonian experts who, despite the extremely complicated security situation, coped with their assignments very well,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, December 29, 2016 2:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We harshly condemn the terrorist attack; such inhuman attacks can have no place in our world," External link

err-en Monday, December 19, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Keeping continuous attention on Eastern Partnership is one of Estonia’s main interests. It enables to involve and develop relations with partners according to their ambitions and preparedness and reach tangible results,” “We are also thankful for our Latvian colleagues who have shared their experiences and advice in preparing for the Presidency,” External link

vm-ee Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:52:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : “In addition to education and employment issues, it is important to turn attention to cooperation in innovation and development of the ICT sector as young people are more open to new technologies,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The priority right now is to protect civilians and grant humanitarian access, but it is also time to think on which conditions the EU can participate in the post-conflict reconstruction,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Fight against terrorism and preventing such attacks has to remain a priority for the international community,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 12, 2016 7:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “When several years ago, President [George W.] Bush looked into the eyes of [Vladimir] Putin and saw something nice there or whatever, we didn’t. When Hillary Clinton as secretary of state pushed this reset button, we didn’t see any chance of that reset working,” “We here in Estonia are rather skeptical that this could end in a success. … It would be good to have a more sober, more realistic approach from the beginning” External link

politico-eu Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Obviously, it was reported in the Estonian media,” External link

politico-eu Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “What worries us is if Putin sees his interests threatened somewhere else, this might be the place where he thinks he’s able to rebalance the situation in his favor,” External link

politico-eu Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “When several years ago, President [George W.] Bush looked into the eyes of [Vladimir] Putin and saw something nice there or whatever, we didn’t. When Hillary Clinton as secretary of state pushed this reset button, we didn’t see any chance of that reset working,” “We here in Estonia are rather skeptical that this could end in a success. … It would be good to have a more sober, more realistic approach from the beginning” External link

politico Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Obviously, it was reported in the Estonian media,” External link

politico Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “What worries us is if Putin sees his interests threatened somewhere else, this might be the place where he thinks he’s able to rebalance the situation in his favor,” External link

politico Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Finding a solution to the conflict has to be OSCE’s first priority,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 9, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Close cooperation and coordination before and during the Presidency is very important and necessary for us,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 9, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "We don't have a complete picture yet, but ... I'm quite encouraged by the tone that the incoming administration has taken since the election," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 9, 2016 1:22:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We have to put our money where our mouth is. Everyone should do their part," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 9, 2016 1:22:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "We don't have a complete picture yet, but ... I'm quite encouraged by the tone that the incoming administration has taken since the election," External link

reuters Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:57:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We have to put our money where our mouth is. Everyone should do their part," External link

reuters Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:57:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Ukraine’s determination to carry out reforms, including in the security and defence sector, in current conditions is impressive and worth support,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:39:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “As long as Russia continues to behave in aggressive manner towards its neighbours and does not respect international law and obligations, relations with Russia will not normalise in the years ahead,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 7, 2016 8:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I was deeply saddened by the news about the dormitory fire. My sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and I wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:56:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The moment where the outgoing administration can’t or doesn’t want to make quick and radical decisions anymore, and the new administration is not yet in office, that’s the time where those who want to interfere might try and test [NATO’s] limits,” External link

err-en Monday, November 21, 2016 1:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Not only domestically, but also internationally. This situation could create windows of opportunity where limits could be tested, for example for Russian president Vladimir Putin,” External link

err-en Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:13:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “kicking the can down the alley” External link

err-en Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:17:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Estonia is very thankful that the US helps guarantee security in our region," External link

err-en Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It would be wrong of the EU to try to hurry Britain or demonstratively punish it,” “But in exactly the same way, it would be wrong to wear sackcloth and ashes and blame ourselves, that is, the rest of the EU members, or the institutional architecture of the Union, for the Brits’ decision” External link

err-en Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Unlike in the conflict between Reform and Free Party, Social Democrats and Free Party did not have many dissensions. IRL and Reform Party also have different views on tax policies, therefore there may be many obstacles on our way, before we come to any agreement,” External link

err-ee Monday, March 23, 2015 2:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The game of poker, where no one wants to show their cards and take the first step back from their positions, has also added to the slight deficit in trust,” External link

err-ee Friday, March 20, 2015 8:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “But we know that Nato is united and strong, it is a deterrence to Russia and therefore Putin's plans are destined to fail,” External link

err-ee Thursday, February 19, 2015 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "But what distinguishes the Social Democrats from the Reform and IRL is that we don't want to leave Center Party voters out. They undoubtedly have their legitimate expectations and desires and they have to be considered," External link

err-ee Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:39:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We have announced our preparedness to station this kind of center. We are ready to do it even next week. Actually, we have already provided working placement and the necessary means. Right now we are looking for and appointing Estonian staff," External link

rian-en Friday, February 6, 2015 3:46:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Military confrontation has escalated and even more new evidence emerges on the fact that the regular units of the Russian Federation are directly participating in it,” “Ukraine has not been militarily fractured, but still firmly standing and fighting for itself” External link

err-ee Wednesday, January 28, 2015 4:12:00 PM EAT



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foreign minister29.95%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
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estonian minister of foreign affairs3.23%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
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foreign minister of estonia0.92%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
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minister of estonia0.69%EN04/12/201712/04/2017
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minister of culture0.23%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
chairman3.23%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
affairs committee chairman0.92%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
foreign affairs committee chairman0.92%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
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riigikogu foreign affairs committee chairman0.23%EN07/12/201612/07/2016
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minister of defense0.69%EN04/11/201411/04/2014
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president0.23%ET04/12/200612/04/2006
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Sven MikserET6.23%
Sven MikserFR5.54%
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Sven Mikser explained : "If we imagine that we have planned all the expected money for 10 years in advance, but the economy does not grow by the expected 4 percent a year, but by 1 percent, for example, then in the 8th, 9th and 10th years the difference between plans and reality may be pretty big," External link

err-en Monday, May 24, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The important difference between Estonia and Belarus is that 30 years ago, we already knew which kind of a country we wanted to create or the country we wanted to restore. We did have a somewhat romanticized and embellished picture of what the Republic of Estonia had been like, but we are talking about the principle of legal continuity," External link

err-en Friday, August 21, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : "The Belarusian parliament also declared its sovereignty a year before the Moscow coup d'éttat attempt. But when the day arrived, then the decisions in Estonia came very quickly - those that led to the building of a state and society based on the rule of law, democracy, fundamental freedoms. But they were not done in Belarus at that time, and by the middle of the 1990s, it was too late," External link

err-en Friday, August 21, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Commission ) : "I find it important that the European Commission be able to begin work half a year after the European Parliament was elected," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "Let's face it, in the public debate between politicians, what Kallas is saying is in fact a rather cautious use of words, though could be undoubtedly a cause for offense," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Commission ) : "The outgoing European Commission was not very successful politically, but there were no practical problems with directing migration flow; mistakes were made primarily in member state capitals," External link

err-en Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "There are deliberately very confused areas of responsibility. Many sensitive areas are scattered or scattered among the various Commissioners, be it the rule of law, which in the previous Commission was very clearly Frans Timmermans' responsibility or, for example, migration, where we begin to see something that the lifestyle commissioner or someone else will deal with," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Mart Helme ) : "We haven't discussed this at party level yet, but there are certainly ten members of our Riigikogu group who have no confidence in Mart Helme or his party," External link

err-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : "The visit of the leader of right-wing French extremists also gives a clear indication of the goals of the extremists here in Estona. And again, the content is even more horrific than the rhetoric," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Le Pen ) : "Le Pen, hosted by EKRE, has been saying that the dismantling of the EU takes a higher priority than opposing Putin's military policy in changing borders. In other words, breaking up Europe is a 'national conservative' policy more important than protecting Estonia's national security interests, and the fundamental principles of international law. This is not in Estonia's national interests," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "I will definitely wait to see whether and from whom and how many such proposals there will be, and I will definitely wait to see who else is prepared to stand. My hope is for there to be several candidates who wish to take the helm," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “I extend my sincere condolences to the families of victims and wish everyone affected by this massacre strength and a speedy recovery in this dark and difficult moment. Our thoughts are with you,” External link

vm-ee Monday, April 22, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The jury awarded the prize to an extremely experienced Latvian poet and translator who has previously translated nearly 40 literary works from Estonian. As a present for the centenary of Estonia and Latvia, he decided to go through a true trial by fire for a translator and take on the Estonian national epic Kalevipoeg. After nearly four years, Kalevdels was published. Congratulations, Guntars Godiņ!” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "In terms of digital cooperation, one of our goals is to further develop cross-border data exchange," External link

vm-ee Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Transatlantic unity has ensured European security for the past 70 years. The unity and solidarity of NATO, maintaining it and holding a continued dialogue with allies is essential for deterring new threats and ensuring the security we have achieved," External link

vm-ee Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Estonia is committed to endorsing norms of responsible state behaviour, confidence-building measures and applying existing international law in cyberspace, despite the growing challenges of maintaining a safe, open, and secure cyberspace for the promotion of economic and social development," External link

vm-ee Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “Today, too, we are facing tensions and challenges, but I have no doubt that we can ensure that the most important task of NATO maintaining strong transatlantic relations, solidarity and cooperation is fulfilled,” External link

vm-ee Friday, March 29, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “A number of issues were raised during today’s discussion of China-EU relations and at our lunch meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, including trade, security and human rights,” “To Estonia it’s important that we maintain a dialogue with China on issues of digital security and Internet freedom so as to ensure an open, secure and stable cyber space that’s available to all. But we also have to familiarise ourselves with the risks that come with that and coordinate activities arising from the use of Chinese technology and related investments” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : "This March marks the fifth anniversary of the illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia," External link

unian-en Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added ( about Azov Sea ) : "Crimea has become a bridgehead for the Russian armed forces striving to control the whole Black Sea region and thus to cement Russian influence in the wider area," External link

unian-en Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Azov Sea ) : "That was a blatant breach of international law, Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity caused directly by the occupation of Crimea. Russia's escalation of tensions in the Azov Sea region poses a clear threat to security in all of Europe," External link

unian-en Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : "We support the policy of not recognizing the annexation of Crimea, including the continuation and revision of sanctions and the release of those illegally imprisoned. It is of vital importance to ensure that international organizations have access to Crimea," External link

unian-en Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "At the moment, nobody has made us any invitation or offer. As I get it, the board of the Reform Party is meeting right now to discuss what to do next," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, March 10, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "It is Kaja Kallas' certain lack of experience that shows here: very definitive lines were drawn, which definitely is not a very wise thing to do in diplomacy. Taking a more flexible and diplomatic approach, it would have been possible perhaps to also get one's most important election promises into the coalition accord," "Having 34 seats in the parliament does not give you the right to form the government, it only gives you the right to be the first to try and form a government. Then you also have to understand that the smaller partners have absolutely legitimate interests and expectations which have to be taken into account," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, March 10, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We finished these elections in fifth place. We are not the ones that invite to negotiations. We will not be drawing any red lines before an invitation is made to us," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, March 10, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Demanding more sanctions against Russia and speaking for NATO, Ratas lost the support of a certain part of Russian-speaking voters," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser pointed out : "Not everything that might tip the balance in one or the other direction is part of the parties' platforms," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : "options to quickly bring education reform to a conclusion," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Twenty-six mandates in the Riigikogu isn't a bad result, but at the same time they're looking at their greatest loss to the Reform Party in history, and that in a situation where they saw themselves in the best-possible position," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser pointed out : "Demanding more sanctions against Russia and speaking for NATO, Ratas lost the support of a certain part of Russian-speaking voters," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "This would also solve the problem of the former prime minister becoming a 'regular' minister under Kallas, which might be a difficult one to swallow," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Despite obstacles arising from the Russian aggression, Ukraine has demonstrated concrete results when it comes to reforms since 2014," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, February 23, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We expect fair and free elections, but of course we cannot underestimate the risk of influencing activity and interference by Russia," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, February 23, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Certainly, there is a statutory time limit on any coalition talks – a deadline for proposing the new government to the president, and getting the prime minister presented before parliament," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The EU’s continued support and also its support through development aid helps Ukraine stay on the course of reform, including its continued fight against corruption,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We commend Armenia for carrying out reforms aimed at strengthening democracy, including their fight against corruption, and we hope for a smooth continuation of this process,” External link

vm-ee Monday, February 11, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “This year we are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership which has always been and remains a priority for Estonia,” “On our part, we would like to increase the political dimension of the Eastern Partnership and achieve more tangible results, for example in the context of the four freedoms of the EU, which would motivate our partners, including Armenia, to continue with reforms,” External link

vm-ee Monday, February 11, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added ( about British ) : “The squadron of the British Royal Navy that appeared at the Tallinn roadstead at a decisive moment, as well as volunteers from Finland, Denmark and Sweden who fought alongside our heroes injected us with confidence and a fighting spirit. They, too, have our eternal gratitude for their bravery and the sacrifices they made in the name of Estonian liberty, often paying the ultimate price,” External link

vm-ee Monday, February 4, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Estonia's national independence and its international recognition were achieved navigating in the crosswind of the contradicting interests of major powers," External link

err-en Saturday, February 2, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We must make even more use of the opportunities for wider cooperation with other states, participate more actively in shaping international policies and use the programs of the European Union even more," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "For instance, coordination in Estonia needs to be made more effective, agencies' preparedness for effective participation in competitions needs to be enhanced. Raising organizations' capacity to apply for instruments from the European Union also requires more attention," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We plan to present the results of this first joint project at the upcoming EU-AU summit,” External link

vm-ee Friday, January 25, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "The European Union supports Ukraine and we find that we should affirm our support with specific steps. One such step would be additional sanctions on Russia, a so-called Azov package in response to what took place in the Sea of Azov," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "Estonia believes that response measures, sanctions, which have been imposed in connection with the situation in the eastern part of Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea must remain in effect as long as damage has not been compensated, as long as Russia has not started to observe international law," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "The position of Estonia naturally is that if a situation emerges whose solving requires response measures, they must be implemented too. This was done, for instance, after the staging of illegitimate elections in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions have been reviewed and expanded. When necessary, they should be weighed more carefully and if necessary, [additional sanctions] imposed," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The events in the Sea of Azov are a deliberate escalation of tensions by Russia. Russia is restricting freedom of navigation, which is inconsistent both with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as well as the agreement between Ukraine and Russia regarding the use of the Sea of Azov," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We intend to introduce the results of this first joint project at the summit of the African Union in February," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We are all aware of the need to expedite Africa's economic development with the purpose of creating possibilities to the younger generations of the continent and overcoming the challenges posed by poverty," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : "I am pleased that since the EU -- African Union summit in Abidjan in November 2017, African leaders have taken several important steps that foster both Africa's development as well as the partnership between the EU and the AU," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “An open, free and accessible cyber space helps growth in many areas of life,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “What is happening on the Sea of Azov is a deliberate escalation of tensions by Russia. Russia is curtailing the freedom of navigation, which violates both the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as well as the agreement regarding the use of the Sea of Azov between Ukraine and Russia,” External link

vm-ee Friday, January 18, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The EU stands up for Ukraine, and our shared position is that we have to reinforce our support for Ukraine with specific steps,” External link

vm-ee Friday, January 18, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Estonia's position is that the countermeasures, sanctions against Russia in connection with the situation in the east of the country, the illegal annexation of Crimea should remain in force until the damage is compensated, until Russia returns to the principles of international law" "Of course, the position of Estonia is that if a situation has arisen, the solution of which requires the justified introduction of additional countermeasures, they should be imposed. This has already been done, for example, after illegal elections in eastern Ukraine. Those sanctions have been revised and extended. If the need exists, one should be able to carefully weigh and, if necessary, introduce [additional sanctions]," External link

interfax-ua-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser described : "In the current deadlock we must be prepared for the exit of the United Kingdom without a deal, which would mean that EU law would no longer apply in the UK, and relations would be regulated by legislation related to third countries," External link

err-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “Subsequently, the draft proposals will be processed with the aim of approving them by 30 March 2019,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Azov Sea ) : “Through its aggressive activities in the Sea of Azov Russia continues to perpetuate the illegal annexation of Crimea, violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted ( about Azov Sea ) : “Estonia continues to support the region both on a political level as well as through development cooperation. People living in the Azov Sea region must face daily challenges such as lack of clean water and heating, to name but a few. For years now, Estonia has supported the activities of UNICEF in eastern Ukraine. For instance, €400 000 was allocated in 2018 and 285 000 euros in 2017, some of which goes toward ensuring a supply of clean drinking water. It is important to understand the situation on the ground to target our aid even more efficiently,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We as well as other member states are still convinced that the deal as negotiated by the EU and the UK is the best option, and that the UK's leaving without a deal would cause tremendous insecurity as well as enormous costs for both the UK as well as for the Union," External link

err-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "If there is no exit deal, there won't be a transition period, and the United Kingdom turns into a third state on 30 March 2019. This also means that EU law will no longer apply in the UK, and that third-state legal provisions will enter into effect instead," External link

err-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "People shouldn't have to suffer because the politicians are incapable of solving the situation," External link

err-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "At present, this is not an SDE policy stance nor one planned for the next four years," External link

err-en Monday, January 14, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "I believe that the complete change in the information space that we live in plays a very big role in this," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 4, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "There are indeed forces both within the countries as well as outside of the European Union that are attempting to find weak spots that can be exploited to split societies," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 4, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "I believe that there are such lines, along which it is possible to polarize the society, effectively in all European societies and democratic states; democratic governments must find a way how to deal with such vulnerabilities. It seems to me that we haven't found that effective antidote yet," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 4, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "I'm not claiming that there's an outside hand involved in all these exchanges of opinions. But for sure -- just like racial tensions in America -- these topics in Estonian society are such where it is possible to add fuel to fire when this seems useful to someone," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 4, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The friendship between our countries remains strong. We enjoy excellent cooperation in the fields of defence, education, ICT and culture. We should also find more opportunities to make fuller use of the potential of our economic relations,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “Georgia has made great progress in implementing reforms and remains on its path towards NATO and the EU. It is important to keep following this path and continue with reforms,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser writes : “I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:39:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “We hope that accession negotiations with Macedonia* and Albania can start next summer,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 10, 2018 9:05:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Today, we must unfortunately witness that commitment to our shared values has started to diminish and some countries are avoiding their obligations. This undermines the security situation as a whole,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 7, 2018 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Azov Sea ) : “By escalating tensions in the Azov Sea, Russia has violated international law and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 7, 2018 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added ( about Sven Mikser ) : "Macedonia and Greece have demonstrated good will in trying to solve the Macedonia name dispute,'' said Mr Mikser, referring to the disputed name of the former Yugoslav republic, which is also the historical name of a northern Greek region incorporating parts of present day Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia and Kosovo as well as Greek territory and the whole of the current state of Macedonia. ''Hopefully this situation will make it possible to welcome Macedonia as the 30th member of NATO next year," External link

err-en Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8:28:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "In the interests of international security and stability, it is especially important to respect existing agreements," "Russia has clearly violated the treaty, and it is not sustainable when only the US respects it. Russian violations of the INF Treaty are just one example of how Russia wants to withdraw from its international commitments. We as NATO allies must continue to make it clear that violations do not erase rules, and that such behaviour has consequences" External link

err-en Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Launch of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) is of great symbolic significance as increasing security cooperation on EU level is very important,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:48:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : ”Agreement on a shared set of priorities will allow us to cooperate more closely. Our aim is to achieve real results, showing that the EU can bring added value in a very practical way,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:48:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "In two months, more than 77,000 people have used the application. We have also been thanked by companies, journalists, officials, universities and many others," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : "Every year, around 90 decisions related to sanctions are made in the EU in complex legal forms," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “In two months, more than 77,000 people have used the application. We have also been thanked by companies, journalists, officials, universities and many others,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 11, 2017 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : “Every year, around 90 decisions related to sanctions are made in the EU in complex legal forms,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 11, 2017 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It has been more than three years since Crimea was illegally annexed, but unfortunately the main topic at this year’s foreign ministers’ meeting is still Russian aggression against the Ukrainian people,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 8, 2017 1:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Georgia is an extraordinary partner for NATO. With almost 900 men and women of the Georgian military, Georgia is the largest non-NATO contributor to the mission in Afghanistan,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 6, 2017 3:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “This is great news for all of us and the most important thing is that the ship guards will arrive home to their loved ones safely,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 6, 2017 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I will make a proposal to the government to exempt ship guards from the obligation to repay any financial support received from the state,” "The ship guards and their families have been in a very difficult situation in the past four years. We don’t want to create additional problems for them" External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 6, 2017 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : “European countries are increasing defence spending and taking more and more responsibility on regional security issues, but it isn’t said enough that we can always rely on American support. "And the Americans can always rely on Europe,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We hope that the Iran nuclear deal is preserved and a solution outside the nuclear deal is found for concerns related to Iran,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “Also, we all would like to have constructive relations with Russia, but it depends mostly on Russia’s willingness and actions,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We commend Macedonia for plans already implemented in support of the country’s Euro-Atlantic integration,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 4, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “There are many opportunities for cooperation in the digital field and Estonia could share more of its experience through different cooperation project,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 4, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We are focusing on a number of key areas in Afghanistan: promoting pieace, reginal security, strengthening democracy, championing women’s rights, economic development and migration issues,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 1, 2017 4:39:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Positive developments allow us to make progress toward deepening relations,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 1, 2017 4:39:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It’s a great honour that over 30 entries were received, showing that foreign policy is important for young people,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 27, 2017 11:18:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We call for an end to violence in the whole country,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Myanmar’s authorities must restore full access to all aid agencies and allow a UN mandated fact-finding mission to the country,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about North ) : “We strongly condemn the North Korean nuclear programmes,” “The solution cannot be military, but diplomatic” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is important to bring Europe and Asia closer together,” “Although it can be hard to find common viewpoints, we must work in this direction” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 20, 2017 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I believe that ASEM is an indispensable forum for free discussion between Asia and Europe,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 20, 2017 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Combating all contemporary extremist and totalitarian ideologies must be the shared priority of the entire international community. Estonia has always condemned all forms of extremism and calls on all countries to implement the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination,” External link

vm-ee Friday, November 17, 2017 7:53:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We take into account that the negotiations do not concern only the EU Member States, but also the EFTA states as members of the single market,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:35:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We appreciate your principled position on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the partner countries and support for the countries’ reforms,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:35:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : “Digital technologies have great economic potential. If we manage to guarantee favourable political and legal conditions, the value of the EU data economy could reach €739 billion by 2020,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:35:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser affirmed : "The EU is prepared to support all steps on the regional and broader international level that could contribute to finding a solution," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "It is important that all parties in Venezuela start looking for ways of resolving the crisis and that they do so while respecting the democratic framework, principles of rule of law and human rights," "The most important thing is to immediately cease the violations and repressions that are causing unnecessary suffering for the Venezuelan people" External link

baltic-course Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “In today’s world, we should not underestimate the importance of strategic communication, and I am glad that we are finally discussing the topic on the ministerial level as well,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 13, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Force ) : “Estonia was among the first to raise the issue of strategic communication at the EU table. We are very pleased with the work of East Stratcom Task Force, where we contribute a national expert, but certainly all of the task forces are in equal need of strengthening,” “The European Union must find ways for providing permanent funding for the task forces’ operations,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 13, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser affirmed : “The EU is prepared to support all steps on the regional and broader international level that could contribute to finding a solution,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 13, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is important that all parties in Venezuela start looking for ways of resolving the crisis and that they do so while respecting the democratic framework, principles of rule of law and human rights,” “The most important is to immediately cease the violations and repressions that are causing unnecessary suffering for the Venezuelan people” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 13, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “NATO deterrence must continue to be credible and the development of defensive capability must be dealt with consistently going forward,” External link

vm-ee Friday, November 10, 2017 3:18:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “More than three years of conflict in eastern Ukraine have caused a humanitarian crisis and the response to the crisis is still underfunded,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:31:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Sven Mikser ) : "It is extremely important that all political processes taking place respect democracy and law,” Mikser emphasised. “We hope that the elections in Catalonia at the end of the year will provide greater clarity and will take Catalonia a step closer to the solution,“ he added. The central government in Madrid has called for elections to the Catalonian regional parliament, which will take place on 21 December. Mikser said the readiness of all political forces in Catalonia to participate in the elections will lay the groundwork for Madrid gaining a legitimate partner with whom to resolve the internal tensions. “Understandably, it is difficult to settle disagreements overnight, but the political process launched will pave the way to constructive dialogue, the outcome of which everybody respects," External link

vm-ee Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about North ) : “Estonia condemns the North Korean nuclear and missile tests in the strongest terms,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 6, 2017 6:07:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : “I express sincere sympathy to the loved ones of the victims of this terrible event. Our thoughts are with the victims and the American people,” “Such brutal acts of violence are shocking and inhuman and we strongly condemn them,” External link

vm-ee Monday, November 6, 2017 1:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I think that what is extremely bad and unfair are the references and hints that Estonia needs to relate to the struggle of the Catalan independence movement, just like it was the same thing we went through ourselves. This isn’t the case. This comparison is unfair to Spain, which mustn’t, can’t, and shouldn’t be compared to the Soviet Union,” External link

err-en Wednesday, November 1, 2017 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “And even more so, I think that comparing the Catalan society to those who suffered under the oppression of the Soviets and those who fought for independence and against the Soviet terror, that’s extraordinarily unfair,” External link

err-en Wednesday, November 1, 2017 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We totally support your strivings toward accession to the EU and NATO,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is certainly important to continue information technology cooperation projects and in this regard, we look forward to specific proposals from Macedonia as well,” “We have a great deal of experience to share with you” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The reliable implementation of enlargement policy will contribute to Europe’s stability and security and to the development of democracy and rule of law," External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Eastern Partnership is a foreign policy priority for Estonia and we will remain committed to it even after the end of the Presidency,” “Our firm goal is increase the visibility of the policy in the European Union” External link

vm-ee Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:47:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “US is the single most important player when it comes to security policy,” External link

vm-ee Monday, October 23, 2017 1:44:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is in the interests of both Estonia and the EU to maintain and develop dialogue with Turkey,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:22:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about North ) : “With its provocative behavior, North Korea leaves the European Union no choice but to establish additional sanctions,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The international community cannot remain merely an onlooker in the current situation. But we have to remember that above all, the solutions must be peaceful,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Today the human rights situation is marked by less security than in the past, and because of that third countries have placed great expectations in the EU when it comes to promoting and protecting human rights,” “The EU’s unity in the international arena is extremely important for being more visible and influential on human rights policy” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "A number of the concerns highlighted by the US Iran’s ballistic missile tests and regional tensions are perfectly legitimate, but a solution to these should sought outside the framework of the existing deal," "Were the US to pull out of the deal, it would undermine trust between the West and Iran, which could have unforeseeable consequences," External link

vm-ee Monday, October 16, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “In today’s rapidly changing world, countries are ever more dependent on each other. Development problems and humanitarian disasters do not affect only the country directly hit but the whole world, Estonia included,” “It is human and natural for the more developed countries in the world to assist poorer countries in their development. The broader significance of development cooperation comes from the well-known aphorism that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link” External link

vm-ee Thursday, October 5, 2017 8:55:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The Eastern Partnership has always been one of Estonia’s priorities sand it is evident that in the context of the Estonian Presidency, this topic is positioned prominently,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Ukraine and Georgia are good examples of good progress made on digital society and cyber security issues. The other EaP countries also can show off accomplishments we can all learn from,” “The security of electronic public services and use of IT solutions to engage citizens is of key importance to implementing reforms in EaP countries” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We are expecting a strong message from the summit, one that will emphasize our cooperation and specific future steps,” “Our societies must be brought closer to one another, as this will contribute to stability and well-being across Europe” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “At their ‘protest action’ today, EKRE exposed themselves in all their vulgarity,” External link

err-en Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:06:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I don’t think [EKRE candidate for mayor of Tallinn and MP] Martin Helme is that stupid. He knows very well what he is doing. And that is what is especially ugly about the whole thing,” External link

err-en Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:06:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “I am convinced that indigenous people increase diversity in the world and enrich our culture. Estonians, who belong to the Finno-Ugric community, also have a unique language and distinctive traditions that must be preserved and protected. They demonstrate our roots and origin,” External link

vm-ee Friday, September 22, 2017 3:18:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Protection ) : "The new Child Protection Act that was adopted in Estonia last year is a good example of a strong foundation where different links work together," External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:09:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We must work on every level and use every opportunity to facilitate the implementation of the Minsk agreements,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Improving the business environment will help to realise their interest. Estonian companies would like to see that principles of the rule of law are ensured in Ukraine,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Reducing corruption in the Eastern Partnership countries is our common goal,” “We would like participate in the Danish-led project in Ukraine to reduce corruption and ensure that the country stays on a European path,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We must work on every level and use every opportunity to facilitate the implementation of the Minsk agreements,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:45:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Improving the business environment will help to realise their interest. Estonian companies would like to see that principles of the rule of law are ensured in Ukraine,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:45:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Estonia ranks 12th in the world press freedom index, media freedom and plurality are parts of our society’s foundation. Information must be accessible for everyone, but at the same time we cannot let propaganda hide behind media freedom,” “With the opportunity to obtain information from numerous sources comes the responsibility to make a distinction between truth and falsehood, between opinion and fact. We must learn and adapt to the overburdened information field. Something served as news may not be it” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:01:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “Free and professional media in the Eastern Partnership countries is in the interests of all of us and we would like to contribute to it,” “We have organised several projects through the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership that have been oriented to media development and we will continue with them in the future” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:01:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The Estonian Presidency gives us an opportunity to focus political attention on the Eastern Partnership. We must use the Eastern Partnership Summit to reaffirm our common political commitment and plan concrete steps that would encourage all of our Eastern Partners to drive forward the reforms and thereby get closer to the EU,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:44:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We expect a strong message and concrete steps from the summit that would motivate Eastern Partners to move forward with reforms,” External link

err-en Saturday, September 9, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Adherence to our common policies is an important responsibility of all Member States, and to maintain that unity we need to be constructive, open to cooperation and, I am confident that we will be able to preserve that unity going forward as well,” External link

vm-ee Friday, September 8, 2017 3:37:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Events in recent years have dealt a heavy blow to our people’s sense of security and it is completely understandable that the public expects a greater role from the EU as a guarantor of security both inside and outside the EU,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "While discussing Turkey's status as a candidate country we should also discuss the future relationship in all its aspects, and not make any hasty decisions without looking at these things comprehensively," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser indicou : "No que se refere ao estatuto de país candidato da Turquia, não espero que a UE tome qualquer decisão este ano" External link

jn Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser indicou : "No que se refere ao estatuto de país candidato da Turquia, não espero que a UE tome qualquer decisão este ano" External link

dn Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "While discussing Turkey's status as a candidate country we should also discuss the future relationship in all its aspects, and not make any hasty decisions without looking at these things comprehensively," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 7, 2017 3:48:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The U.K.'s role as leader of the NATO eFP battle group [in Estonia] has taken our security to a new level and significantly contributed to ensuring stability in the Baltic Sea region," External link

err-en Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The UK’s role as the leader of the NATO eFP battle group has taken our security to a new level and significantly contributed to ensuring stability in the Baltic Sea region,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:30:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Cooperation between the EU and NATO is more important than ever before,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:30:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We must speak with one voice to be a trustworthy partner for our allies,” “This is the only way for the EU to tackle common challenges and emerge stronger from crises,” External link

vm-ee Monday, September 4, 2017 10:02:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We will also be raising the topic at the informal meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers in Tallinn later this week,” External link

vm-ee Monday, September 4, 2017 12:38:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We can’t forget that a stable neighbourhood is in the interests of the European Union’s own stability and security,” External link

vm-ee Friday, September 1, 2017 12:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We’re thankful for the support from our allies,” “In today’s security situation, it is important for NATO allied forces to be present on our territory alongside Estonian Defence Forces” External link

vm-ee Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:40:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Rear Admiral ) : “We value the role of Rear Adm. Credendino and the entire Operation Sophia team in easing the migration crisis,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 25, 2017 11:35:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser argued : “Are these two things of equal value? Are limiting the consumption of sugary drinks and limiting the equal rights of men and women similar topics of political debate, where parties should look for a compromise? They are not,” “These two questions belong in completely different categories: one is a world view, the other a question of fundamental values” External link

err-en Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : “The fundamental values of society, human and basic rights, are not a question of world views. Those are things that we have—or at least should have—agreed on across world views already when we created a democratic state and adopted a constitution. (..) The fact that human rights apply to all, regardless of gender, age, mother tongue, skin color, sexuality, religion, or the lack of it is not a Social Democratic or Conservative understanding of the world,” External link

err-en Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The situation to the east and south of the EU has strategic importance for us, as it is directly tied to security in Europe,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “To cope, we must make cooperation and exchange of information more effective,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Estonia continues to be prepared to share its experiences with digital public services, and contributing to digital topics at the Africa-EU Summit,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “No person should live in constant fear for their lives and those of their loved ones. We must protect innocent people who happen to be living in conflict zones and who have been unable to leave,” “In particular, this applies to women and children who are suffer from violence. We also have to support those who were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in other regions or countries” External link

vm-ee Monday, August 21, 2017 11:17:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “In both regions, it is extremely important to improve protections for humanitarian aid workers as well as to ensure safe and effective access to humanitarian aid,” External link

vm-ee Monday, August 21, 2017 11:17:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The international community has said on many occasions that the security of Europe and its citizens is a priority for us, and it will continue to be so. We must become even more resolute and effective in fighting terrorism so that all people are protected,” External link

vm-ee Friday, August 18, 2017 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote : "Strongly condemn this gruesome and cowardly act of terror in Barcelona," "My thoughts are with the victims and with Spain" External link

err-en Friday, August 18, 2017 10:30:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I express deep sympathy to the loved ones of the victims and everyone affected by this terrible natural disaster,” External link

vm-ee Monday, August 14, 2017 3:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Cyber defence has become an increasingly important part of security and therefore, cooperation in the field is all the more important,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Everyone gains from closer trade relations, so we hope the negotiations continue,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The U.S. is one of Estonia’s most important allies,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:58:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “International trade is not a zero-sum game where the winners are on one side and the losers are on the other. Everyone gains from a free trade agreement,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:58:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The European Union does not recognize the unlawful annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and such actions are unacceptable," External link

baltic-course Monday, August 7, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "The message from the vice president was very clear: The U.S. stands by all its allied obligations and commitments, and the U.S. is truly committed to being there for us, for all of its NATO allies," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:56:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Until now the United States have kept Europe’s legitimate interests in mind when imposing sanctions. But it’s clear that the sanctions are effective and work only if they have greater influence on the receiving end than they do on the countries imposing the sanctions and their partners,” External link

err-en Friday, July 28, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : “Enduring peace can only be ensured by the two-state solution negotiated between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, not by unilateral action. Settlement activities on one part and inciting violence on other part clearly do not help to solve the situation,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:54:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Assad ) : “The role that the Russians play [in Syria] by way of trying to keep Assad in power and by the apparent collusion with the Iranians, yes, that is a shared concern,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We have seen the expansionist ambitions of the leadership in the Kremlin,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : “We can say with some confidence that they [Russia] will not shy away from using military force to achieve political aims,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “operating in some sort of symbiosis with the Iranians,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “Putin is not an irrational player. He is a cool and calculating player who sees the world very much in zero sum terms,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “He is in constant competition and standoff with the West in general and with the Americans in particular. Whenever he sees the lack of unity and resolve on behalf of the adversaries, [he knows] that is a weakness [that can] be exploited,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “It is important to present [Putin] with a resolute and unified front and by doing that, he can be deterred. So it is important that we speak with a very unambiguous and unified voice,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser added : “The bigger the coalition or the community of democratic states that can speak with a unified voice, the better,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We are definitely looking for ways to get to the two-state solution in such a way that does not compromise Israeli security on one hand, but would also allow the Palestinians to realize their national aspirations,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We do not think that unilateral action by the Palestinians can bring about the realization of their national ambitions or be helpful in moving toward a sustainable settlement of the conflict,” “The only way to get there is to engage in direct talks,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “There were hopes that it would be possible to hold an Association Council [meeting with Israel]. It was in discussion earlier this year, but now in significant part, because of the ongoing settlement activity and the frustration [over this] in several European capitals, there was no decision taken in that regard,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We consider ourselves a friend of Israel and unconditionally recognize Israel’s right to exist, to defend itself and to take care of its security needs,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Estonia does not think the solution can be brought about by unilateral activity,” External link

jpost Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser pointed out ( about Asylum System ) : “efficient protection of the EU external borders, implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement and dealing with the root causes of migration are areas that have to be dealt with every day. Also, we must find an appropriate solution to the Asylum System reform” External link

vm-ee Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:28:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is in all our interests to guarantee stability and promotion of democratic values in our immediate neighbourhood,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : “We have to find opportunities to work together in the areas of migration and fight against terrorism. Cooperation is necessary to guarantee regional security,” “The EU can support Egypt in implementing economic reforms and strengthening the rule of law and civil society,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser acknowledged : “Continuous presence of the EU in the Western Balkans and a clear EU perspective help to minimise the negative geopolitical impact,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It is in all our interests to guarantee stability and promote democratic values in our immediate neighborhood,” “The continuous presence of the EU in the Western Balkans, and a clear EU perspective help minimize the negative geopolitical impact,” External link

err-en Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:51:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We need to find opportunities to work together in the areas of migration and the fight against terrorism. Cooperation is necessary to guarantee regional security,” “The EU can support Egypt in implementing economic reforms, and strengthening the rule of law and its civil society” External link

err-en Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:51:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We have strengthened some of our missions abroad and we are definitely planning to further strengthen our mission in the United States," External link

err-en Saturday, March 4, 2017 8:13:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Increased presence of NATO allies in the region is a priority for us. Europe’s and NATO’s commitment to fulfilling their main objectives helps to prevent risks,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Every country has a right to choose its strategy and international alliances to belong to without some other country’s interference. Estonia supports Montenegro joining the EU and NATO,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “We have reached the final stretch of the ratification of Montenegro’s Accession Protocol in Member States and now we have to finish the process,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “In the light of this situation it is especially important to finish the accession process without delay,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Even though the terrorist threat in Estonia has remained low, we have been and will be deeply affected by acts of terrorism both in our region and further afield. Estonia remains committed to our common efforts in the fight against terrorism,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Determined work in adopting comprehensive reforms in Georgia is commendable. Visa liberalisation is tangible and will certainly bring Georgia closer to the EU,” External link

vm-ee Friday, February 10, 2017 9:46:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The territorial integrity of Ukraine has not been restored, Crimea is still illegally annexed and military action in eastern Ukraine is ongoing and has escalated in the past few weeks,” “As long as Russia continues to violate international law and fails to perform the obligations it has undertaken, there can be no discussions of the restoration of trust and confidence or a return to normal interactions. The sanctions must remain in effect until absolute and complete compliance with the Minsk agreements is achieved. The inescapable prerequisite for any dropping of sanctions must be Russia’s commitment to the principles of international law and performance of the obligations it has undertaken. Should Russia further disconnect itself from the performance of the obligations, we must be prepared to toughen the sanctions,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Because of escalated military conflict around Avdiivka, almost 20,000 people are suffering from lack of water, heating and electricity in winter weather. Estonia will contribute to the alleviation of the situation,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, February 8, 2017 5:10:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Close contact between like-minded countries is increasingly important for keeping the EU unified,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:55:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Because of escalated military conflict around Avdiivka, almost 20,000 people are suffering from lack of water, heating and electricity in winter weather. Estonia will contribute to the alleviation of the situation,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, February 7, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Peace ) : “The Tartu Peace Treaty was the first and fundamental major achievement of the diplomacy of the young Republic of Estonia. That step, which turned out to be vital for the foundation and reinforcement of Estonian independence, was based on the correct evaluation of realistic circumstances and the international state of affairs. The same prerequisites for successful diplomacy apply today,” External link

vm-ee Friday, February 3, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Finland is our close partner who contributes to the security of the Baltic Sea region, thus to the overall security of Europe. Both Finland and Sweden as partner countries have a close relationship with NATO and it is in our interests for it to continue,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Both diplomatic and economic relations between Estonia and African countries have intensified during the last five years. I see that above all, Estonia can share experience and knowledge in the IT field. Africa as a fast-developing economic area could be of interest to the Estonian business community,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:53:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “One of the topics of the meeting were young people and youth employment and how IT has an important role in this issue: e-state and e-services help make governance and society more efficient,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:53:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The Council’s work has to be transparent, inclusive and bear responsibility for all UN Member States,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:53:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Estonia highly appreciates Spain’s and Portugal’s contribution to the Baltic Air Policing mission. We hope to continue successful cooperation with both countries in the future,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Security is our joint challenge both because of Russia’s aggressive behaviour and terrorist threat,” External link

vm-ee Friday, January 13, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Positive groundwork laid through culture makes cooperation in other fields easier, therefore we greatly appreciate the creative people's contribution to introducing Estonia abroad,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, January 4, 2017 6:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser pointed out : “We certainly value the contribution of the participating Estonian experts who, despite the extremely complicated security situation, coped with their assignments very well,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, December 29, 2016 2:29:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We harshly condemn the terrorist attack; such inhuman attacks can have no place in our world," External link

err-en Monday, December 19, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Keeping continuous attention on Eastern Partnership is one of Estonia’s main interests. It enables to involve and develop relations with partners according to their ambitions and preparedness and reach tangible results,” “We are also thankful for our Latvian colleagues who have shared their experiences and advice in preparing for the Presidency,” External link

vm-ee Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:52:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser noted : “In addition to education and employment issues, it is important to turn attention to cooperation in innovation and development of the ICT sector as young people are more open to new technologies,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The priority right now is to protect civilians and grant humanitarian access, but it is also time to think on which conditions the EU can participate in the post-conflict reconstruction,” External link

vm-ee Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:41:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Fight against terrorism and preventing such attacks has to remain a priority for the international community,” External link

vm-ee Monday, December 12, 2016 7:12:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “When several years ago, President [George W.] Bush looked into the eyes of [Vladimir] Putin and saw something nice there or whatever, we didn’t. When Hillary Clinton as secretary of state pushed this reset button, we didn’t see any chance of that reset working,” “We here in Estonia are rather skeptical that this could end in a success. … It would be good to have a more sober, more realistic approach from the beginning” External link

politico-eu Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Obviously, it was reported in the Estonian media,” External link

politico-eu Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “What worries us is if Putin sees his interests threatened somewhere else, this might be the place where he thinks he’s able to rebalance the situation in his favor,” External link

politico-eu Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “When several years ago, President [George W.] Bush looked into the eyes of [Vladimir] Putin and saw something nice there or whatever, we didn’t. When Hillary Clinton as secretary of state pushed this reset button, we didn’t see any chance of that reset working,” “We here in Estonia are rather skeptical that this could end in a success. … It would be good to have a more sober, more realistic approach from the beginning” External link

politico Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Obviously, it was reported in the Estonian media,” External link

politico Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “What worries us is if Putin sees his interests threatened somewhere else, this might be the place where he thinks he’s able to rebalance the situation in his favor,” External link

politico Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Finding a solution to the conflict has to be OSCE’s first priority,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 9, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Close cooperation and coordination before and during the Presidency is very important and necessary for us,” External link

vm-ee Friday, December 9, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "We don't have a complete picture yet, but ... I'm quite encouraged by the tone that the incoming administration has taken since the election," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 9, 2016 1:22:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We have to put our money where our mouth is. Everyone should do their part," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 9, 2016 1:22:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser told : "We don't have a complete picture yet, but ... I'm quite encouraged by the tone that the incoming administration has taken since the election," External link

reuters Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:57:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We have to put our money where our mouth is. Everyone should do their part," External link

reuters Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:57:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Ukraine’s determination to carry out reforms, including in the security and defence sector, in current conditions is impressive and worth support,” External link

vm-ee Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:39:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “As long as Russia continues to behave in aggressive manner towards its neighbours and does not respect international law and obligations, relations with Russia will not normalise in the years ahead,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, December 7, 2016 8:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “I was deeply saddened by the news about the dormitory fire. My sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and I wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured,” External link

vm-ee Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:56:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The moment where the outgoing administration can’t or doesn’t want to make quick and radical decisions anymore, and the new administration is not yet in office, that’s the time where those who want to interfere might try and test [NATO’s] limits,” External link

err-en Monday, November 21, 2016 1:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Not only domestically, but also internationally. This situation could create windows of opportunity where limits could be tested, for example for Russian president Vladimir Putin,” External link

err-en Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:13:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “kicking the can down the alley” External link

err-en Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:17:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "Estonia is very thankful that the US helps guarantee security in our region," External link

err-en Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “It would be wrong of the EU to try to hurry Britain or demonstratively punish it,” “But in exactly the same way, it would be wrong to wear sackcloth and ashes and blame ourselves, that is, the rest of the EU members, or the institutional architecture of the Union, for the Brits’ decision” External link

err-en Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Unlike in the conflict between Reform and Free Party, Social Democrats and Free Party did not have many dissensions. IRL and Reform Party also have different views on tax policies, therefore there may be many obstacles on our way, before we come to any agreement,” External link

err-ee Monday, March 23, 2015 2:19:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “The game of poker, where no one wants to show their cards and take the first step back from their positions, has also added to the slight deficit in trust,” External link

err-ee Friday, March 20, 2015 8:08:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “But we know that Nato is united and strong, it is a deterrence to Russia and therefore Putin's plans are destined to fail,” External link

err-ee Thursday, February 19, 2015 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "But what distinguishes the Social Democrats from the Reform and IRL is that we don't want to leave Center Party voters out. They undoubtedly have their legitimate expectations and desires and they have to be considered," External link

err-ee Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:39:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : "We have announced our preparedness to station this kind of center. We are ready to do it even next week. Actually, we have already provided working placement and the necessary means. Right now we are looking for and appointing Estonian staff," External link

rian-en Friday, February 6, 2015 3:46:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said : “Military confrontation has escalated and even more new evidence emerges on the fact that the regular units of the Russian Federation are directly participating in it,” “Ukraine has not been militarily fractured, but still firmly standing and fighting for itself” External link

err-ee Wednesday, January 28, 2015 4:12:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister30.41%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
foreign minister29.95%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
estonian foreign minister6.91%EN11/12/201712/11/2017
minister of foreign affairs6.68%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
estonian minister of foreign affairs3.23%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
homologue estonien0.92%FR09/22/201722/09/2017
foreign minister of estonia0.92%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
minister for foreign affairs0.23%EN07/30/201730/07/2017
minister of estonia0.69%EN04/12/201712/04/2017
defence minister1.84%EN11/23/201623/11/2016
minister of culture0.23%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
chairman3.23%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
affairs committee chairman0.92%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
foreign affairs committee chairman0.92%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
defense minister3.92%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
former defense minister0.23%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
riigikogu foreign affairs committee chairman0.23%EN07/12/201612/07/2016
chef du parti social-démocrate1.84%FR03/02/201502/03/2015
chief0.69%EN03/02/201502/03/2015
minister of defence0.92%EN02/20/201520/02/2015
estonian defense minister2.07%EN08/31/201431/08/2014
estonian defence minister0.69%EN04/12/201412/04/2014
minister of defense0.69%EN04/11/201411/04/2014
leader1.38%EN03/26/201426/03/2014
president0.23%ET04/12/200612/04/2006
Names Lang Count
Sven MikserEN80.62%
Sven MikserEU6.23%
Sven MikserET6.23%
Sven MikserFR5.54%
Свен МиксерRU0.35%
Свен МиксерBG0.35%
Sven MikserAR0.35%
Sven MikserPT0.35%
Sven MikserIS0.00%
Sven MikserPL0.00%
Sven MikserHR0.00%
Sven MikserMT0.00%


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