Estonian Embassy in Tbilisi :: News & Events http://tbilisi.vm.ee en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss WiseCMS 2.0 hille.lepp@vm.ee hille.lepp@vm.ee Today 21.10.2016, Ambassador Kai Kaarelson presented her credentials to President Giorgi Margvelashvili http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-810 <p> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry/30351543742/in/album-72157674113095252/">https://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry/30351543742/in/album-72157674113095252/</a>;</p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PresidentMargvelashvili/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&amp;fref=nf">https://www.facebook.com/PresidentMargvelashvili/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&amp;fref=nf</a>. </p> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:08:20 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-810 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Georgia Kai Kaarelson presented copies of her credentials to Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze. http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-808 <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"></p><span><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><strong><em> </em></strong></font></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><strong><em> </em></strong></font></p><font size="3"><span style='font-family: "Calibri",sans-serif; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin;'><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><em><b><span style='font-family: "Calibri",sans-serif; font-style: normal; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-style: italic;'>On 13.10.2016, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Georgia Kai Kaarelson presented copies of her credentials to Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze:&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b></em><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><a href="http://www.mfa.gov.ge/News/ესტონეთის-ახლადდანიშნულმა-ელჩმა-საგარეო-საქმეთა-მი.aspx?CatID=5"><font color="#0000ff">http://www.mfa.gov.ge/News/<span style='font-family: "Sylfaen",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: Sylfaen;'>ესტონეთის</span>-<span style='font-family: "Sylfaen",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: Sylfaen;'>ახლადდანიშნულმა</span>-<span style='font-family: "Sylfaen",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: Sylfaen;'>ელჩმა</span>-<span style='font-family: "Sylfaen",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: Sylfaen;'>საგარეო</span>-<span style='font-family: "Sylfaen",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: Sylfaen;'>საქმეთა</span>-<span style='font-family: "Sylfaen",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: Sylfaen;'>მი</span>.aspx?CatID=5</font></a>.</i></b></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Times New Roman"> <br></font></p></span><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><br></p></font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><br></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Times New Roman"><strong><em> </em></strong></font></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><strong><em> </em></strong></font></p></span><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:33:41 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-808 LEPL Public Service Hall opened special service desks for non-Georgian speaker visitors http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-802 <FONT size=2 face=Tahoma><FONT size=2 face=Tahoma> <P align=left>LEPL Public Service Hall, located at 2 Sanapiro Str., has opened special service desks for non-Georgian speaker visitors. Operators will serve visitors in English and in Russian. <BR><BR>Tbilisi Public Service Hall’s non-Georgian speaker visitors can obtain detailed information regarding: dual citizenship, temporary residency permit, founding company, property registration, etc. at aforementioned special desks.</P></FONT></FONT> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:36:40 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-802 Estonia considers the so-called parliamentary elections in South Ossetia to be illegitimate http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-800 <div> <div> <div><p>Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that yesterday's elections in the occupied Georgian territories of South Ossetia are illegitimate, because they contradict the principles of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia. “Declaring such elections legal would be seen as an approval of the ethnic cleansing that occurred in 2008 and legitimizing of the military occupation. That is not acceptable,” Foreign Minister Paet said.</p> <p>Paet stated that in order to guarantee the region's security and stability, it is important to continue with the Geneva international discussions and to provide access of the European Union Monitoring Mission to all the territory of Georgia, including South Ossetia.&nbsp; “We urge Russia to fulfil all of its obligations under the 2008 ceasefire agreement, including the removal of its troops to pre-conflict positions and allowing free access for humanitarian aid in the given territory,” Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said.</p> <p>Paet stated that the unilateral declaration of independence by the separatist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is contrary to international law. “Therefore yesterday’s elections fail to have any legal and constitutional basis,” he added.</p> <p><br> PRESS DEPARTMENT<br> 637 7618<br> 5695 2252<br><a href="mailto:press@mfa.ee">press@mfa.ee</a><br><a href="http://www.vm.ee">www.vm.ee</a></p></div> </div> </div> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:06:13 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-800 Estonia trains Eastern partnership countries on EU communication http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-799 <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>The <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Estonian</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType> of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP) and the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) held a high-level Eastern Partnership communication seminar in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tbilisi</st1:place></st1:City> from 7-8 April bringing together Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Georgian, Moldovan, Ukrainian public communicators, civil society representatives, international communication experts, civil servants and EU diplomats from the European External Action Service.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>The seminar was the first in the series of events aimed at training public communicators from Eastern Partnership countries on communicating EU-related issues. It will be followed by tailor-made courses for communicators and journalists in <st1:country-region w:st="on">Georgia</st1:country-region> and <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Moldova</st1:place></st1:country-region>. The series will conclude with two study visits to <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Estonia</st1:place></st1:country-region>.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>The Undersecretary of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, <st1:PersonName w:st="on">Kyllike Sillaste-Elling</st1:PersonName> said at the seminar that thanks to its own EU integration process more than 10 years ago, <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Estonia</st1:place></st1:country-region> knows how vital EU-related communication is. "Our experience showed that you have to start raising awareness as early on as possible and inform the public what these changes will bring about," she said.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>According to the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Alex Petriashvili it is extremely important that <st1:country-region w:st="on">Estonia</st1:country-region> is assisting <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Georgia</st1:place></st1:country-region> in improving communication on the European integration process. "We are very grateful to both, the Estonian <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Eastern Partnership</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs," said the minister. "<st1:country-region w:st="on">Georgia</st1:country-region> has excellent relations with <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Estonia</st1:place></st1:country-region> and we hope that on our path to the EU and NATO Estonia will be one of, if not the strongest supporters," he stressed.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>The head of the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Estonian</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> of Eastern Partnership, <st1:PersonName w:st="on">Marge Mardisalu-Kahar</st1:PersonName> noted that raising awareness on European Union is very important in the Eastern Partnership countries at the moment, because they need to explain to their people why reforms are necessary. "With these trainings we would like to improve the efficiency of EU-related communication in Eastern Partner countries," she added.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>The Public Administration Reform seminar “Improving European Union related public communication in the partner countries” is organised by the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Estonian</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType> of Eastern Partnership in cooperation with GFSIS, Estonian Embassy in Georgia EU Delegation in <st1:City w:st="on">Tbilisi</st1:City>, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden and Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United Kingdom</st1:place></st1:country-region>. The event is supported by the European Commission and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>PRESS DEPARTMENT</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>637 7654</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal>533 66 159</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal><A href="mailto:press@mfa.ee" target=_blank>press@mfa.ee</A><BR><BR><A href="/www.vm.ee">Ministry of Foreign Affairs</A></P> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:42:51 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-799 “Relief paintings” by Siim-Tanel Annus at the Tbilisi History Museum http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-793 <SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: #1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: ET; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA" lang=ET> <P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US"><FONT color=#000000>On the occasion of celebrating the 96<SUP>th</SUP> anniversary of the Republic of Estonia the exhibition “Relief paintings” by Estonian artist Siim-Tanel Annus was opened at the Tbilisi History Museum on February 24, 2014.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P></SPAN><P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US">The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Tbilisi and with the support of Estonian public relations <A name=_GoBack></A>company Corpore.<BR><BR></P> <P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Estonian artist Siim-Tanel Annus is a well-known graphic artist, painter and performance artist. In 1997 he represented Estonia at the 47<SUP>th</SUP>Venice International Art Exhibition in Italy. He has had around 60 solo exhibitions in Europe, USA and Asia and has participated in around 200 international art projects. The artist’s works can be found in Ludwig Museum Cologne in Germany, The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection Rutgers University New Jersey, U.S.A. and in national art museums in Estonia and Finland. His works are also featured in many private collections across the world.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US">At the Tbilisi exhibition the artist is showing relief paintings. He works as an alchemist and his creations are a mixture of various techniques and materials. The artist utilizes mixtures of sand, stone and glue, making 3-dimensional pictures. In the painting series Grapevine and Shells, the artist explores the fractal forms of the nature, searching for the original causes of life and being. In the painting series Prophets, Annus depicts the spiritual world of modern mankind with the surrounding teachers and unteachers, fortunetellers and witches. The central part of the exhibition is the painting series Cross, which presents countless lines and crosses, forming one big cross – the cross of the human kind. Perhaps the viewer will find his or her own small cross in there.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class=MsoNormal><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:20:00 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-793 Estonia supports the competitiveness of Georgian vocational education sector“ http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-792 <SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><STRONG> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class=MsoNoSpacing><B>Cooperation project „Transfer of Estonian Best Practices to Support the Competitiveness of Georgian Vocational Education Sector“<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Heads and teachers of 8 Estonian vocational education institutions met with their Georgian counterparts in Tbilisi 18.-20.02.2014. Seminars were held at the Tbilisi IT College premises.<o:p></o:p></STRONG></SPAN></P><P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Current event is part of a larger project, which aims to enhance the competitiveness of Georgian vocational education colleges in developing curriculum to meet the needs of employers and students. The project focuses on cooperation between 8 Georgian pilot colleges and 8 Estonian counterparts, the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science and Educational Quality Center. The duration of the project is from January 2014 to October 2015 and is supported by Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">The outcomes of the project are: <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <UL style="MARGIN-TOP: 0cm" type=disc> <LI style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'">development of 5-8 new modular curricula to meet the needs of the labor market and students; <o:p></o:p></SPAN> <LI style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'">introduction of general competencies and integration of students with special needs; <o:p></o:p></SPAN> <LI style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'">upgrading teachers pedagogical and andragogical competencies; <o:p></o:p></SPAN> <LI style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'">analyses and further development of leadership competencies to enhance the quality related work in the colleges;<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <LI style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'">enhance the effectiveness of cooperation with the employers, inter alia organization of on-the-job training;<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <LI style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'">improve the attractiveness and international cooperation in VET.</SPAN></LI></UL> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:01:09 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-792 Border treaties between Estonia and Russia were signed by the countries’ foreign ministers http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-790 <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="COLOR: black; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB" lang=EN-GB><FONT size=3 face="Times New Roman">Today in Moscow, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov signed the State Border Treaty and the Maritime Border Treaty between the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Federation. The foreign ministers also signed a treaty between Estonia and Russia regulating the conditions of the location of embassies.</FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: black; mso-ansi-language: ET" lang=ET><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman"><SPAN style="COLOR: black; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB" lang=EN-GB>According to Foreign Minister Paet, a border that is clearly designated and accepted by both parties is essential to guaranteeing security for Estonia. “The existence of border treaties between neighbouring countries is more often the rule rather than the exception,” Paet said. “Legally defined borders between neighbouring countries are essential for avoiding misunderstandings on potentially critical and sensitive topic of territories – both during times of peace and in crisis situations,” he emphasized.</SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: black; mso-ansi-language: ET" lang=ET><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman"><SPAN style="COLOR: black; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB" lang=EN-GB>“Our clear goal when looking to the future is that the state border with the Russian Federation be legally defined. The less open and unsolved major issues we have with Russia, the better,” noted Minister Paet.</SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: black; mso-ansi-language: ET" lang=ET><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman"><SPAN style="COLOR: black; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB" lang=EN-GB>Foreign Minister Paet confirmed that Estonia's mission is to secure its future. “In Northern Europe, Estonia is the country most tightly integrated with international organizations. Therefore, it is important to know exactly where, physically, Estonia’s international commitments begin and where they end,” Paet said. “Our eastern border is also NATO’s collective defence border and it is the external border of the European Union’s common market,” the Estonian foreign minister remarked. He added that it is not possible to underestimate the significance of having a clearly defined and a functioning border, in terms of both security and economic policy.</SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: black; mso-ansi-language: ET" lang=ET><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" class=MsoNormal><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman"><SPAN style="COLOR: black; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB" lang=EN-GB>The agreement regulating the conditions and location of embassies will determine the conditions on the use of diplomatic properties, Paet said. “Estonia has used the Estonian embassy building in Moscow since 1922, but it has never belonged to us,” foreign minister Paet said. 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Mr. Priit Turk, Estonian Ambassador to Georgia visited “Guivy Zaldastanishvili” American Academy http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-796 <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ArialMT; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face="Times New Roman">On February 14, 2014 H.E. Mr. Priit Turk, Estonian Ambassador to </FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ArialMT; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face="Times New Roman">Georgia and Mrs. Elene Gotsadze, the director of the </FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ArialMT; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face="Times New Roman">Information Centre on NATO and EU visited “Guivy </FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ArialMT; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face="Times New Roman">Zaldastanishvili” <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">American</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Academy</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. The guests visited NATO </FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ArialMT; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face="Times New Roman">and EU Corner at the school library and met with secondary </FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ArialMT; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face="Times New Roman">school students. Q and A session was held at the end of the </FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ArialMT; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face="Times New Roman">meeting. Main topic of discussion was Georgia’s NATO and EU </FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ArialMT; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT face="Times New Roman">integration and the importance of youth engagement in the process.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ArialMT; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:03:38 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-796 Estonia and United States Are Helping Georgia Fight Against Domestic Violence http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-780 On 4 November, Ambassador of Estonia Priit Turk, Ambassador of the United States Richard Norland, and Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs Irakli Gharibashvili opened a conference in Tbilisi about the fight against domestic violence. The event is taking place in the framework of a joint Estonia-US development cooperation project entitled “Capacity Building for Georgian Authorities on Combating Domestic Violence”. <P><IMG border=0 hspace=10 alt="" vspace=10 src="http://tbilisi.vm.ee/static/files/015/t2_ee-us_avamine.jpg"><BR>According to Ambassador Priit Turk, the experiences of Estonia and the United States in combating domestic violence provide support for the creation of a system that is effective in Georgian society. “The citizens of every country have the right to a decent living environment. We want to contribute to the prevention and reduction of domestic violence in Georgia through cooperation between Estonian and US experts,” said Ambassador Turk.</P> <P>Turk also stressed the importance of shaping public opinion in the fight against domestic violence. “In this context, the media also has a very important role in raising societal awareness and promoting discussion by publishing analytical problem statements,” stated Ambassador Turk.</P> <P>Ambassador Turk also expressed thanks to colleagues from the United States, the Tbilisi representation of the International Organization for Migration, and the Georgian partners for their cooperation in implementing the project.</P> <P>The Estonian Police and Border Guard College and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Embassy of the United States to Georgia are carrying out a joint project with the objective of preventing intimate partner violence and putting together an intervention course. Throughout the course of the project, 15 trainings will be conducted about domestic violence in different regions of Georgia. The training programme is directed towards those who are associated with the field of intimate partner violence, such as officials from the Georgian Ministry of Internal affairs and Ministry of Justice as well as medical social organisation workers.</P> <P>The cooperative project was started in September 2012 and will go through the end of February 2014. The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Georgian Police Academy, the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, and the International Organization for Migration’s Tbilisi representation were partners in the project.</P> <P>Georgia is a development cooperation priority country for Estonia and the fight against domestic violence is one of the priority themes for Estonia’s development cooperation programme for Georgia in the period 2012-2015.<BR><BR>Photo: <A title=http://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry/sets/72157637336470343/ href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry/sets/72157637336470343/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry/sets/721576373364...</A><BR><BR></P> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 07:39:09 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-780 Development cooperation project on civil society in Tbilisi http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-770 <p class="MsoNormal">This month another Estonian-Georgian development cooperation project continued in Tbilisi with a second seminar for NGOs on advancement of the advocacy and participation capacity. The project, which is led by the Praxis Center for Policy Studies is mainly focused on the advancement of the capacity and ability of the Georgian NGOs in advocacy and policy making, in establishing and maintaining networks and cooperation among themselves and with the public sector, in evaluating the impact of advocacy work and to translate their knowledge and ideas into plans. The project will run until the end of this year and will cost approximately 50 000 euros.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:48:08 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-770 Documentary „Untold Herstories" http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-768 <p class="MsoNormal" align="justify"><img style="width: 480px;" title="Dokumentaalfilm " border="0" hspace="1" alt="Dokumentaalfilm " vspace="1" align="left" src="http://tbilisi.vm.ee/static/files/057/untold_herstories.jpg" Untold="" Herstories??=""><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>On the International Women´s Day a new documentary „Untold Herstories" was premiered within the „Women's Rights - Art in Action" project, which was funded by the Estonian Embassy in Tbilisi. The documentary tells a story about three 19th century Georgian feminists´ Barbara Jorjadze, Ekaterine Gabashvili and Kato Mikeladze. The main aim of this film is to introduce the pioneers of Georgian feminists´ movement and to show that there is a historical legacy of feminism in Georgia.<br><br>The idea of this documentary came from the Independent Group of Feminists. Screenplay was written by Tamta Melashvili and the film was directed by Salome Sagaradze.<br><br></p><p align="justify"><iframe height="270" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/urRHSSkZoD0" frameBorder="0" width="480" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br></p><br> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 07:38:48 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-768 Estonian specialist start teaching food safety rules in Georgia http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-769 <p class="MsoNormal">This month another Estonian-Georgian development cooperation project started in Georgia, where Georgian entrepreneurs receive training on food safety rules. This will raise the quality of their products and will also give a positive impact for the Georgian trade.<br><br>The project will run until the end of this year and the cost of it will be approximately 50&nbsp;000 euros.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:11:20 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-769 Celebrating the Independence Day http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-765 On Tuesday , February 26th on the occasion of the 95th Independence Day of the Republic of Estonia The Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia Mr Priit Turk, together with his wife hosted a reception at the Tbilisi Radisson Blu hotel. There were a lot of guests from Estonia and also many high Georgian State officials who came to greet Estonians on this special day. Solemn and sublime atmosphere was created by children who sang both the Estonian and the Georgian national anthems.<br><br>On Thursday,&nbsp; February 28th there was an opera gala concert held at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire followed by a reception. There were about 230 guests from Estonia, Georgia and the rest of the world. The concert was very memorable and exhilarating due to the reason that the opera singers were both from Estonia and Georgia. Andres Köster &amp; Juuli Lill represented Estonia and Irina Taboridze, Besik Gabitashvili &amp; Zaal Khelaia represented Georgia. The opera gala concert was an excellent way to celebrate this very important day!<p><img alt="Vabariigi aastapäeva tähistamine" src="http://tbilisi.vm.ee/static/files/080/lb6a1971_c.jpg" title="Vabariigi aastapäeva tähistamine" style="float: center; margin: 20px 5px 25px 5px; width: 470px"></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:03:39 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-765 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Georgia Must Continue Efforts to Achieve Visa Waiver with European Union http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-753 <p>At their meeting in Tbilisi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze discussed Georgia’s integration with the European Union and NATO as well as the promotion of bilateral relations.</p> <p>While talking about Georgia’s integration with the European Union, Foreign Minister Paet noted that Estonia supports the country’s efforts towards becoming an EU member and encourages Georgia to continue carrying out reforms. “The visa facilitation and readmission agreement between the EU and Georgia that came into effect this year works well,” said Paet. “It is essential to continue co-operating and for Georgia to continue making an effort to achieve a visa waiver and to start visa-related negotiations with the European Union,” Paet said.</p> <p>According to Foreign Minister Paet, Estonia also supports the start of negotiations for a comprehensive free trade agreement between the European Union and Georgia this year. “Negotiations for the association agreement have gone well,” he added.</p> <p>The Estonian foreign minister stated that the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) plays an essential role and it should continue its work in Georgia. “The European Union’s strong and visible presence in Georgia is necessary; it is irreplaceable for the prevention of further conflicts. The EUMM should also be given access to Abkhazia and South Ossetia,” stated Foreign Minister Paet.</p> <p>While addressing Estonia-Georgia bilateral relations, Paet noted that Estonia is prepared to help Georgia carry out reforms and strengthen civil society within the framework of development co-operation. “The Estonian Centre of Eastern Partnership is focused on increasing the administrative capacity of the public sector in our Eastern Partners. Estonia is also prepared to help establish a school of diplomacy in Georgia. In the coming years we hope to share our experiences in the areas of state administrative capacity, education, economic development, and civil society,” said Foreign Minister Paet.</p> <p>Photo from the meeting: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry">http://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>SPOKESPERSON’S OFFICE<br>372 637 7654<br><a href="mailto:pressitalitus@mfa.ee">pressitalitus@mfa.ee</a></p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:34:18 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-753 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Spoke to Secretary of Georgian National Security Council About Situation in Occupied Territories http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-751 <p>Today in Tbilisi Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the situation in Georgia’s occupied territories with Secretary of the Georgian National Security Council Giorgi Bokeria and confirmed that Estonia is a firm supporter of the non-recognition policy regarding Abkhazia and South Ossetia.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the resolution to Georgia’s conflicts must be based on international legal standards regarding states’ sovereignty and territorial integrity. “A prerequisite for a peaceful resolution is the fulfilment of the cease-fire agreement and the continuation of the Geneva talks,” he added. Giorgi Bokeria said that the security situation in Georgia has clearly improved over the past six months. He gave an overview of the implementation of the strategy for the occupied territories, the goal of which is to intensify ties between residents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and the rest of Georgia. Foreign Minister Paet expressed support for its implementation. “Creating trust and co-operation between the residents of the occupied areas and the Georgian authorities is an essential task. Right now it is being done first and foremost through co-operation in health care and education,” he added.</p> <p>Paet emphasised the role of the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) and the importance of its continuation in Georgia. “The European Union’s strong and visible presence in Georgia is necessary; it is irreplaceable for the prevention of further conflicts. The EUMM should also be given access to Abkhazia and South Ossetia,” stated Foreign Minister Paet. He asserted that the OSCE mission should also be restored.</p> <p>During the course of his visit, Foreign Minister Paet will also meet with President Mikhail Saakashvili and Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze.</p> <p><br>SPOKESPERSON’S OFFICE<br>+372 637 7654<br><a href="mailto:pressitalitus@mfa.ee">pressitalitus@mfa.ee</a></p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:47:06 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-751 Estonian Art in Tbilisi http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-748 <p><b>Tallinn 2011 </b></p><span class="alampealkiri1"> </span><p><b>Landing Art-Forces </b></p> <p><b>Art Schola of Georgia in Tbilisi State Academy of Arts </b></p> <p>September 12-13, 2011<br>22, Griboedov Srt. 0108, Tbilisi , Georgia </p> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Artists:</span><br>Group “Estonian Energy”: Jaan Toomik, Juri Ojaver, Paul Rogers<br>Group Bouillon: Eka Ketsbaia, Koka Kitiashvili, Natuka Vatsadze,Temuri Kartlelishvili, Zura Kikvadze, Kirke Kangro.<br>Neeme Kulm, Nino Sekhniashvili, Sophia Tabatadze </p><p>Art-agents:<br>Teet Veispak.Lali Pertenava </p> <p>Exhibition &amp; workshops – the exhibition hall of Tbilisi State academy of Arts </p> <p><b>12 September 2011: </b></p> <p>Opening of the exhibition - 18:00<br>Georgian performances of Group Bouillon - 19:00<br>Estonian performances - 20:30 </p> <p><b>13 September 2011: </b></p> <p>Estonian performances - 18:00<br>Workshops &amp; video by Jaan Tomik, Juri Ojaver, Kirke Kangro, Neeme Kulm - 18:30<br>Lecture &amp; video on contemporary art from Estonia by Teet Veispak - 20:00 </p> <p><b>Art Security Group' - Initiator of Landing Art-Forces </b></p> <p><b>Commissioner - Elisha Flotser</b></p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:57:57 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-748 Estonia Supports Obstetrics Training for Midwives in Georgia http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-744 <p>Estonia is supporting the sharing of practical experiences in the obstetrics sector with midwives in Georgia in order to help improve the quality of medical care in the Batumi area. </p> <p>Foreign Minister Paet stated that the level of the Estonian health care sector, including obstetrics, is very good, and we are prepared to share our experiences with others. “Due to the social instability caused by wars, Georgia’s obstetrics sector needs to be developed and its midwives need supplementary training,” he said. The foreign minister added that for this reason Estonia would like to use development co-operation to improve the knowledge and skills of the midwives in the Batumi Maternity Hospital. “Improving the quality of obstetrics will in turn reduce infant mortality and improve the situation of women and children in Georgia,” said Paet. </p> <p>Within the framework of the project, midwives from the Tartu University Hospital will share practical skills with their Georgian colleagues. For example, the Georgian midwives will be taught newer methods in obstetrics and given information on family planning, more effective ways to organise midwife aid, and how to monitor mother and child’s condition post partum. During the run of the project two groups of midwives from Batumi will come to Estonia for practical training and a group of midwives from Tartu will travel to Georgia to give guidance for organising obstetrics on-site. </p> <p>The Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting the training of Georgian midwives with close to 30 000 euros. </p> <p>This project is helping to fulfil the UN Millennium development goals by improving the health of mothers and reducing child mortality.<br> <br> <br> SPOKESPERSON’S OFFICE<br> +372 637 7654<br> +372 511 1528<br> <a href="mailto:pressitalitus@mfa.ee">pressitalitus@mfa.ee</a></p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:12:55 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-744 Estonia Supporting Psychological Counselling for Georgian Women and Youths Affected by Conflicts http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-719 <P>The Foreign Ministry is supporting the Psycho-social Rehabilitation Centre located in Gali Province in Georgia in order to help provide psychological counselling to women and youths that have been affected by conflicts.</P> <P>Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the goal of Estonia’s contribution is to provide opportunities for the women and children of Gali Province in Georgia to get consultations and counselling or primary medical check-ups. “Today, on Mother’s Day, we must unfortunately also think about those mothers who have lost their homes and must live with their children and families as refugees. The residents of Gali need not only medical help as a result of military conflicts, but also professional psychological aid. It is especially important for this kind of aid to be available to young people and women,” said Paet.</P> <P>The Gali Psycho-social Rehabilitation Centre aims to provide free medical check-ups to the women and youths of Gali Province, as well as psychological support and counselling. Estonia is supporting the Centre’s activities with 5 000 euros.</P> <P>Gali Provice is an impoverished area torn apart by war. A large proportion of the province’s population is made up of internally displaced persons who are awaiting the opportunity to return to their homes.</P> <P>The project is being funded from the Foreign Ministry’s 2011 budget for development and humanitarian aid.</P> <P>Detailed descriptions and overviews of Estonia’s development co-operation projects in previous years are available from the Foreign Ministry’s homepage: <A title=http://www.vm.ee/?q=en/taxonomy/term/55 href="http://www.vm.ee/?q=en/taxonomy/term/55">http://www.vm.ee/?q=en/taxonomy/term/55</A></P> <P>SPOKESPERSON'S OFFICE<BR>+372 637 7654<BR><A href="mailto:pressitalitus@mfa.ee">pressitalitus@mfa.ee</A><BR></P> Sun, 08 May 2011 11:24:00 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-719 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Resolution of Georgia Conflict Must Be Grounded in Principle of Territorial Integrity http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-718 <P>When meeting with Georgian Deputy Prime Minister Eka Tkeshelashvili today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that for the sake of the peaceful resolution of the Georgia conflict and ensuring the human rights of its victims, progress must be made in such a way that respects Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.</P> <P>At the meeting, Paet recognised Georgia’s progress in carrying out political and economic as well as security and defence-related reforms. “Georgia has done a lot to reform its society, and it continues to be important to base activities on the idea of Georgia’s territorial integrity,” he said. The foreign minister added that for this reason it is also important to include the occupied territories of Georgia, an endeavour that should be facilitated by the European Union’s strategy on the occupied territories.</P> <P>Thanks to the strategy on the occupied territories, Foreign Minister Paet said that Estonia is also gearing many of its development co-operation projects to support the people living in the occupied areas. “Of our most recent co-operation projects I can highlight the organisation of a summer holiday in Estonia for young Georgian IDPs, building children’s playgrounds in the refugee villages of Shida-Kartli and Mtskheta-Mtianeti, and supporting the Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Centre in Gali,” said Paet, giving some examples.</P> <P>The foreign minister emphasised at the meeting that developing economic relations between the European Union and Georgia would also help with reforms in Georgia. “Starting negotiations for a broad free trade agreement is also an important step on the path to EU integration. We hope that negotiations will begin already this fall,” said Foreign Minister Paet. “The visa facilitation agreement between the European Union and Georgia that came into force in March of this year will also help to expand peoples’ opportunities for travel,” he added.</P> <P><BR>SPOKESPERSON'S OFFICE<BR>+372 637 7654<BR><A href="mailto:pressitalitus@mfa.ee">pressitalitus@mfa.ee</A><BR></P> Sat, 14 May 2011 11:24:55 GMT http://tbilisi.vm.ee/frontpage/news/aid-718