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EU ministers mull migrant support for crisis-hit Italy

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EU ministers mull migrant support for crisis-hit Italy

- Tallinn, Estonia /AFP/. EU interior ministers met Thursday to discuss plans to ease pressure on Italy, grappling with a rising wave of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa. Ministers from across the bloc gathered in the Estonian capital Tallinn after Italy, which has accepted some 85,000 of the 100,000 people who have arrived this year, appealed desperately for help. The influx has revived fears of a return to the European Union's migrant crisis of 2015, when hundreds of thousands of people flooded into the continent in search of a better life
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Estonian man accused of conspiring to murder Hutch friend further remanded in custody

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Estonian man accused of conspiring to murder Hutch friend further remanded in custody

- Gardai from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau supported by members of the Special Crime Task Force, Emergency Response Unit and Armed Support Unit raided a premises in west Dublin on the morning of April 4. Three men were arrested as part of an investigation into the Hutch-Kinahan feud. Imre Arakas (58) with an address at Sopruse, Tallinn, Estonia, was charged on April 6 last and then remanded in custody
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PM Kvirikashvili: Estonia Serves as Role Model for Georgia

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PM Kvirikashvili: Estonia Serves as Role Model for Georgia

- “Estonia is one of the steadfast supporters of Georgia's European integration,” said Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili while in Tallinn paying an official visit to Estonia over the weekend. At a press conference, held after the meeting with his Estonian counterpart, Juri Ratas, Kvirikashvili congratulated Ratas on his upcoming European Union Council Presidency. Kvirikashvili noted that this year Georgia and Estonia celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations
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Estonian accused of conspiring to murder friend of Hutch family further remanded in custody

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Estonian accused of conspiring to murder friend of Hutch family further remanded in custody

- Gardai from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau supported by members of the Special Crime Task Force, Emergency Response Unit and Armed Support Unit raided a premises in west Dublin on the morning of April 4. Three men were arrested as part of an investigation into the Hutch-Kinahan feud. Imre Arakas (58), with an address at Sopruse, Tallinn, Estonia, was charged on April 6 last and then remanded in custody
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Latvia grants citizenship to dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Latvia grants citizenship to dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov

- TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvia on Thursday paid tribute to Mikhail Baryshnikov by granting citizenship to the ballet dancer, choreographer and actor who was born in the Baltic nation when it was part of the Soviet Union and later became a U.S. citizen. The unanimous decision by lawmakers was made in recognition of Baryshnikov's civic involvement and his "voicing of political beliefs in support of democratic values and human rights
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Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

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Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

- TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — One of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched an investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday. Ryan spoke at a news conference with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas in Tallinn, the Estonian capital, during a visit by a bipartisan congressional delegation to the Baltic NATO member and staunch Washington ally
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US House Speaker Ryan: Russia probe will help US allies

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US House Speaker Ryan: Russia probe will help US allies

- TALLINN, Estonia — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies. Ryan spoke Saturday at a news conference with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas during a visit by a bipartisan congressional delegation to the Baltic NATO member and staunch Washington ally
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Estonia: Hans Luik to buy Pro Kapital's hotels in Tallinn, Riga
The listed Estonian real estate developer Pro Kapital Grupp AS has concluded the contract for the sale of the group's hotel PK Ilmarine in Tallinn and PK Riga in Riga to Hans Luik's company Sisne Invest and the operator activity to BBH Hotel Group OU, while the total cost of the transaction is 13 million euros.   Read More ...
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Estonia and EU to assist Ukraine implement a secure data exchange solution
The e-Governance Academy, an independent Estonian mission-based non-profit think tank and consultancy organisation, founded in 2002 by the United Nations Development Programme, Open Society Institute, and the Government of Estonia for the creation and spread of knowledge and best practice concerning e-governance, e-democracy, cyber security and the development of open information societies, has completed its public procurement as a part of the EGOV4UKRAINE project of the Ukrainian U-LEAD administrative reform support programme, which will create an inter-institutional secure data exchange solution for Ukraine   Read More ...
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Estonian Green Party leader: Tallinn moving away from green principles
Zuleyxa Izmailova, leader of Greens of Estonia, said that the country's capital, Tallinn, is retreating from principles important to the party.   Read More ...
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Estonia and EU to assist Ukraine implement a secure data exchange solution
The e-Governance Academy, an independent Estonian mission-based non-profit think tank and consultancy organisation, founded in 2002 by the United Nations Development Programme, Open Society Institute, and the Government of Estonia for the creation and spread of knowledge and best practice concerning e-governance, e-democracy, cyber security and the development of open information societies, has completed its public procurement as a part of the EGOV4UKRAINE project of the Ukrainian U-LEAD administrative reform support programme, which will create an inter-institutional secure data exchange s   Read More ...
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Estonia: Hans Luik to buy Pro Kapital's hotels in Tallinn, Riga
The listed Estonian real estate developer Pro Kapital Grupp AS has concluded the contract for the sale of the group's hotel PK Ilmarine in Tallinn and PK Riga in Riga to Hans Luik's company Sisne Invest and the operator activity to BBH Hotel Group OU, while the total cost of the transaction is 13 million euros. "The goal of the transaction, including the disposal of the shares, is to exit the Tallinn and Riga hotel market which has not been a core business for the group   Read More ...
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Estonian Green Party leader: Tallinn moving away from green principles
Zuleyxa Izmailova, leader of Greens of Estonia, said that the country's capital, Tallinn, is retreating from principles important to the party. "In modern cities, smart ideas are taken into consideration already in the planning phase," Izmailova said. "Tallinn is degenerating and retreating from principles important to me. Copper trolleybus lines were taken down and sold as scrap metal. They will be replaced by old rattling buses, while in Munich vehicles with a Euro 3 pollution standards are prohibited from entering the city centre since October 2012   Read More ...
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Estonian ambassador: Estonia not planning to obstruct Nord Stream 2 talks
Estonia does not think it is advisable to implement the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project but as the president of the Council of the European Union will take a constructive approach and will not slow down the talks on this project, Estonian ambassador to Russia Arti Hilpus said. "Even if Estonia does not see economic or any other benefit for itself in this project, we, as the EU Council president, stand ready to play a constructive role to enable the European Commission to do its work as efficiently as possible," Hilpus said in an interview with Interfax on Tue   Read More ...
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Estonian ministry to buy up to 100 automatic firearms for prison service
TALLINN - The Estonian Justice Ministry is to participate in the defense forces' tender for buying automatic firearms and is planning to buy up to 100 firearms. The Center for Defense Investment announced a tender at the beginning of July for purchasing automatic firearms and accessories. In the framework of the same tender, firearms for PPA and divisions of the Justice Ministry will be bought   Read More ...
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Estonian Defence Minister to introduce EU presidency defense priorities in Brussels
TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Defense Juri Luik is set to introduce the priorities of the Estonian EU presidency in the field of defense to representatives of the European Commission next week. The minister on Tuesday is scheduled to go on a visit to Brussels, where he will meet with European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and the EU Internal Market Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska   Read More ...
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Estonian border officials fine boat driver crossing Estonian-Russian border on Narva River
TALLINN - Border guards of the Narva border checkpoint of the Estonian northeastern border city of Narva issued a fine to the driver of a boat violating the Estonian-Russian border on Narva River. Border guards of the Narva border checkpoint on Wednesday identified an illegal border crossing on Narva River from Estonia to Russia and back, spokespeople for the East prefecture said   Read More ...
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Estonian Defence Minister: Russia must invite observers to Zapad
TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Defense Juri Luik said that Russia must invite external observers to monitor the large scale military exercise in fall, but has yet to do so. "In reality, they should declare this exercise on the basis of the so-called Vienna Document, according to which every exercise with more than 9,000 participants should be declared," Luik told the rural weekly Maaleht   Read More ...
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Estonia gets taller after changing measurement system
Estonia gets taller after changing measurement system The Baltic nation of Estonia is to become slightly taller after switching the way it measures heights above sea level. It is switching away from the Russian-based datum to the European Vertical Reference System, which adds between 15-24cms (6-9.5 inches) to vertical measurements in the country, depending on the area, the Postimees newspaper reports. That means local cartographers will have to add 20cm to Suur-Munamagi, the country's highest point, which will measure in at 317   Read More ...
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Estonia: Ratas and May focus of defense cooperation and digital themes
TALLINN - Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and British Prime Minister Theresa May in their meeting in London on Tuesday discussed defense cooperation and digital topics. Ratas said that the United Kingdom is and remains an important ally of Estonia, the European Union and NATO in ensuring the security of Europe and in the fight against terrorism, spokespeople for the Estonian government said   Read More ...
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Edelaraudtee: Estonia to lose comprehensive railway network
TALLINN – The Estonian privately-owned train operator Edelaraudtee said that the government's decision to discontinue train traffic on the Lelle-Parnu section of the railway network from 2019 is regretful as it deprives Estonia of a comprehensive railway network. "We can see how people in Central Estonia and in Parnu County consider the connection necessary and use the train every day in order to move between Parnu and Tallinn," Rain Kaarjas, head of Edelaraudtee Infrastruktuuri AS, a company which owns the Lelle-Parnu section, said in a press release   Read More ...
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Estonia wants law to allow criminals on the run to be stripped of special pension
TALLINN - Estonia's Interior Minister Andres Anvelt wishes to amend the law to enable to suspend the payment of a special pension before a guilty verdict from the court to suspected criminals who have fled prosecution. The possibility would be necessary in a hypothetical situation where a person entitled to a special pension in Estonia flees the country to escape prosecution for a crime committed against Estonia   Read More ...
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Data economy guru says Europe and Estonia ahead of rest of the world
TALLINN - The European and Estonian data economy is ahead of the rest of the world, Alex Pentland, professor at Massachusetts University of Technolgy and one of the most influential data scientists in the world, said at a conference on the digital single market in Tallinn on Monday. "Estonia is leading a very substantial debate on the free movement of data   Read More ...
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Kaljulaid: As Estonian president, I represent the only digital society with a state
TALLINN – In an article published in The Telegraph, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid says that as the president of Estonia, she represents the only truly digital society which actually has a state. "Almost all our citizens' interactions with the government, including voting, can be done securely online, and our 'e-residents' can incorporate and run their businesses in Estonia without ever having to set foot here," Kaljulaid said   Read More ...
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Estonia to open world’s first virtual data embassy
TALLINN: Cyber-savvy Estonia has taken yet another step forward in global technology, as the small Baltic state is set to open the world’s first data embassy in Luxembourg early next year. The heavily protected server room will contain important Estonian e-government data, so that the Nato and Eurozone member can access it even when systems are down at home. “Data security and cyber security are generally crucial from the perspective of both people’s confidence and the functioning of services,” Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said last month   Read More ...
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Estonia To Open World's First Virtual Data Embassy
Estonia To Open World's First Virtual Data Embassy Tallinn, Estonia: Cyber-savvy Estonia has taken yet another step forward in global technology, as the small Baltic state is set to open the world's first data embassy in Luxembourg early next year. The heavily protected server room will contain important Estonian e-government data, so that the NATO and eurozone member can access it even when systems are down at home. "Data security and cyber security are generally crucial from the perspective of both people's confidence and the functioning of services," Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said last month   Read More ...
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Estonia Seeks to Digitally Transform the EU
Estonia Seeks to Digitally Transform the EU After having turned itself in just 25 years from a former Soviet republic into Europe’s undisputed digital leader, Estonia wants to use its EU presidency to export its e-citizen revolution to the rest of Europe, Simon Nixon writes.   Read More ...
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Estonia: EU officials discuss execution of action plan to alleviate migration crisis
TALLINN - Representatives of the European Union Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA) and the High-Level Working Group on Asylum and Migration (HLWG) at Tallinn Creative Hub on Tuesday and Wednesday discussed the situation in the Central Mediterranean and the implementation of European Commission's proposed plan of action to alleviate the situation. Emphasizing the topicality and importance of the themes of the meeting, Estonian Interior Minister Andres Anvelt remembered the unity between the walls of the Tallinn Creative Hub only a week ago, spokespeople for the Interior Ministry told BNS   Read More ...
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Estonia as EU presidency wants to end geoblocking
TALLINN – Estonia as the presidency of the Council of the European Union wants to issue a regulation which would hinder unwarranted geoblocking and other forms of discrimination. "Compared with the rest of the world, the general competitiveness of the European Union is one of the biggest challenges and for it to be increased, the potential of the single market in the field of services must be taken advantage of fully," Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson told the committees of the European Parliament in Brussels   Read More ...
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Estonian ship guards detained in Indian prison waiting for court order
The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently mediated the financial aid gathered by their loved ones for the Estonian ship guards anticipating a court verdict in an Indian prison and diplomats have visited the men, but Estonian representatives are still unsure of when the court verdict will be announced. "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has since June 2015 given unsecured financial aid to the ship guards in the amount of 110,000 Euros for accommodation expenses, emergency medical aid and travel expenses concerning the trial," the ministry's spokesperson Maria Murakas said on Tuesday, July 11   Read More ...
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Estonia to focus on land transport during EU Presidency
BNS/TBT staff Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson at the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism said that one of Estonia's main roles as the Presidency of the Council of the European Union will be solving the bottlenecks of the functioning of the market of road transport and the working conditions and social guarantees of professional drivers   Read More ...
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Over 1,800 conscripts started service in Estonia
than 1,800 conscripts, including over 20 young female volunteers, started service at different units of the Estonian Defense forces. The units that received new would-be soldiers are the 1st Infantry Brigade and the 2nd Infantry Brigade, the Logistics Battalion of the Support Command, the Headquarters Support and Signal Battalion and the Guard Battalion of the Military Police, military spokespeople said on Friday   Read More ...
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Estonian minister: EU citizens' trust in trade needs to be restored
TALLINN – Estonia must help to restore the trust of citizens of the European Union in trade, Estonia's Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo said on Tuesday. "We are ready to put in an effort to take the EU action plan on trade forward and to shape our common future. Trade between the member states and also with other countries has been a success story of the European Union   Read More ...
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Paternity leave bill exits Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs
A proposal of amendments concerning the system of parental leave and benefits, which among other things would establish an additional paternal leave, exited the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs on Monday, July 10. In the first stage, the bill would give fathers an additional 30 day individual right to parental benefits, make earning an income at the same time as receiving parental benefits more flexible and enable the suspension and resumption of receiving benefits within three years, the Ministry of Social Affairs said   Read More ...
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Estonian University of Life Sciences among world’s top 100 agricultural schools - The Baltic Times
The QS World University Rankings by Subject, which highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, covering 46 subjects, has ranked The Estonian University of Life Sciences, 51 to 100 in the world in the field of agriculture and forestry. Published annually since 2011 by the international consultation company, Quacquarelli Symonds, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact   Read More ...
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Estonia to reach 85 per cent of Finland's living standard in 20 years
Estonia should reach a level equivalent to 85 per cent of the actual living standard of Finland in 15-20 years, Kaspar Oja, economist at the Bank of Estonia, said. If Estonia's economic growth per person from now on was 3 per cent a year, and the Finnish economy grew at the same tempo it has been growing for the past 20 years, which is 1   Read More ...
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President: Estonia's access to UN Security Council would increase our visibility
TALLINN - Estonia's campaign to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council is an opportunity to increase the country's visibility, President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is preparing for the opening event of the campaign, said on Tuesday. "Estonia's aim to become a member of the UN Security Council is a brave step -- it shows that in addition to questions concerning Estonia and our region we are ready to take responsibility for or at least have a stance on global topics   Read More ...
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Estonian capital to light up medieval city walls
Estonian capital to light up medieval city walls The Estonian capital Tallinn is launching an international competition for people to design night-time illuminations for its medieval Old Town. Deputy Mayor Kalle Klandorf says "We want to create a nocturnal view of Old Tallinn that will linger long in the memory, and serve as a new calling card for our city", according to the capital's official website. The plan is to light up not only the city walls with their 27 towers, but also the slopes of Toompea Hill, where the government is based   Read More ...
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Minister: Estonia to take alcohol policy to EU level
TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Health and Labor Jevgeni Ossinovski in Brussels on Tuesday introduced the priorities of the Estonian EU presidency to the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and said that Estonia wants to reach agreements with EU member states on how to advance data-based innovation in healthcare and tackle the harmful use of alcohol   Read More ...
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Russian border guards detain 3 Latvians violating Estonian-Russian border on border lake
TALLINN - Russian border guards at the end of last week detained three Latvian men violating the Estonian-Russian border on Lake Lammijarv and handed them over to their Estonian colleagues on Monday. Border guards at 7:42 p.m. on Sunday discovered an illegal motorboat crossing of the temporary control line from Estonia to Russia on Lake Lammijarv. Russian officials detained the boat and the three Latvian citizens in it, who was drunk and without identification, spokespeople for the South prefecture of the Estonian Police and Border Guard said   Read More ...
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Estonia: Representatives of EU parliaments focus on development of startups
TALLINN - Presenters and speakers at a conference of Parliamentary Committees for the Affairs of the European Union (COSAC) and representatives of the European Parliament in Tallinn on Monday focused innovation and supporting the growth of startups. Chairman of the Estonian parliament Eiki Nestor in his speech emphasized that even though the globalized world has become unpredictable and forces us to face many challenges, the cooperation form of the European Union affairs committees of national parliaments will continue   Read More ...
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Estonian rural affairs minister to introduce EU presidency priorities in Brussels
TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm on Tuesday will introduce Estonia's priorities for its presidency of the Council of the European Union at the European Parliament in Brussels. Estonia's priorities in the field of agriculture include modernizing and simplifying the joint agricultural policy of the European Union, the fast processing of the Omnibus regulation, the fight against the globally spreading antimicrobial resistance, ensuring the sustainability and competitiveness of the European Union's agricultural sector, an open trade policy and strengthening the position of producers in the supply chain   Read More ...
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Estonia's export growth set to continue - The Baltic Times
TALLINN – The increase in Estonian exports is expected to continue as the business confidence indicators of Estonia's main trading partners remain strong, Swedbank said in its commentary on May foreign trade data. "In the coming month's growth in exports should continue. It is supported both by stronger demand on our export markets as well as increased selling prices," Swedbank senior economist Liis Elmik said in a press release   Read More ...
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Central Mediterranean route requires a collective effort by all - Minister Michael Farrugia
Central Mediterranean route requires a collective effort by all - Minister Michael Farrugia “The Central Mediterranean route is a very serious situation and requires a collective effort by all member states. In these situations no member state should be left to shoulder this responsibility on its own”, said the Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Michael Farrugia during the informal meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Tallinn, Estonia. Minister Farrugia thanked the Commission for the Action Plan issued this week in response to Italy’s migration crisis, and the Estonian Presidency for placing this crucial issue during the meeting’s agenda   Read More ...
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EU ministers mull migrant support for crisis-hit Italy
EU ministers mull migrant support for crisis-hit Italy Tallinn, Estonia /AFP/. EU interior ministers met Thursday to discuss plans to ease pressure on Italy, grappling with a rising wave of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa. Ministers from across the bloc gathered in the Estonian capital Tallinn after Italy, which has accepted some 85,000 of the 100,000 people who have arrived this year, appealed desperately for help. The influx has revived fears of a return to the European Union's migrant crisis of 2015, when hundreds of thousands of people flooded into the continent in search of a better life   Read More ...
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Estonian President emphasizes importance of close cooperation in NATO
TALLINN - Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Thursday participated in a summit between the heads of state of Central and Eastern European countries and U.S. President Donald Trump in Warsaw, where she emphasized the importance of close cooperation in NATO. Topics discussed by the heads of state included questions concerning energy, transatlantic cooperation, and security in the region. In her speech at the discussion, Kaljulaid focused on the importance of cyber security   Read More ...
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Estonian president discusses EU presidency with Latvian colleague
TALLINN - Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid met with her Latvian counterpart Raimonds Vejonis on Wednesday in Jurmala and discussed the EU presidency, security issues, Eastern Partnership, energy policy and joint infrastructure projects. "Latvia's experience as the holder of the presidency of the Council of the European Union is still quite fresh and we definitely have things to learn from them. We discussed topics for which we have to find joint solutions during our EU presidency or at least move in the direction of, like the migration crisis, Brexit and digital issues," Kaljulaid said after the meeting, adding that the main goal is to keep the union united and decisive   Read More ...
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