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Estonia will be holding the presidency of the EU Council for the first time in the second half of 2017. The preparations for the presidency have started, coordinated by the Government Office. SEE MORE
Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Väino Reinart is on a visit to the Republic of South Africa where he met with the Minister of Small Business Development of South Africa Lindiwe Zulu today.
European Union budget negotiations for 2018 will be led by Special Representative Märt Kivine during the Estonian Presidency
The Government decided that the negotiations about the budget of the European Union for the next year between the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission will be led by Special Representative Märt Kivine. Minister of Finance Sven Sester proposed the appointment of Märt Kivine as the Special Representative to the Government.
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser affirmed at the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Eastern Partnership and Visegrád countries in Warsaw today, that the EU must improve connections with the Eastern Partnership countries. Better connections, which were also the focus of the discussions, are an important part of the Eastern Partnership policy, which is also one of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council.
Mikser and the President of Switzerland discuss cooperation and partnership ahead of the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council
Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and Swiss president Doris Leuthard discussed relations between Estonia and Switzerland, cooperation between Switzerland and the EU, foreign policy and security issues facing the EU, and the presidency of the EU Council.
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