Posts tagged as cooperation

Close cooperation between EU and US is only way for sustainable global development – Karins

Sunday, May 2, 2021

The European Union (EU) and the United States are united by common democratic values and are the closest allies in issues important for world development and overcoming global challenges, the Prime Minister of Latvia Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) emphasized at a remote guest lecture at Stanford University in the United States on Wednesday. As the Prime Minister’s press secretary Sandris Sabajevs informed LETA, Karins emphasized that in order to ensure…

EU should see China’s rise as an opportunity

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Europe must make correct judgments about China independently and demonstrate true strategic autonomy, Chinese President Xi Jinping told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday. In a telephone conversation, Xi urged Germany and the European Union  to recognise China’s rise as an opportunity, promote cooperation with mutual respect and “exclude external interference”, as tensions between the two sides have been rising over issues like human rights and Brussels regarding Beijing as a…

Lithuania signs agreements for development of geological repository

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) and the Lithuanian Geological Survey under the Ministry of the Environment have signed a cooperation agreement on the implementation of a deep burial site for radioactive waste in 2021-2030, INPP said on 12 March. This agreement provides a solid foundation for the implementation of the envisaged deep repository project as part of the Programme for the Development of the Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Facilities…

Jens Stoltenberg wants EU to work together

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The strong transatlantic bond in NATO remains the cornerstone of Europe’s security, and closer cooperation with the European Union is an important part of our work for the future, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in his address to the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and Sub-Committee on Security and Defence on Monday (15 March 2021). “We have a lot in common. And in a more competitive world, we can…

The future cooperation of Estonia and Finland discussed

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets announced the official launch of compiling the third report on the future cooperation of Estonia and Finland at a virtual event held yesterday 8 March with the Foreign Minister of Finland Pekka Haavisto and the co-authors of the report, Jaak Aaviksoo and Anne-Mari Virolainen. “Estonia and Finland are like-minded partners and have close relations bilaterally, regionally, in the European Union and various international organisations,” Estonian…

Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries

Thursday, February 18, 2021

On 9th February 2021, the Summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (hereinafter referred to as “The Participants”) was hosted by the People’s Republic of China through video link. President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, Chairman of the Presidency Milorad Dodik of Bosnia and Herzegovina, President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, President Milo Djukanovic of Montenegro, President Andrzej Duda of the Republic of Poland,…

Defence cooperation of Lithuania and Ukraine discussed

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas and Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Lithuania HE Volodymyr Yatsenkivskyi discussed bilateral defence cooperation of the two countries, participation of Ukraine in multilateral cybersecurity projects, as well as other initiatives, and exchanged views on the security situation in the region, at a meeting today, January 28.   “The new Government pays great regard to the reforms in Ukraine. Despite serious challenges, we…

Estonia plans to be a good partner for neighboring Latvia

Friday, January 29, 2021

New prime minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) says her government will prove a good partner for neighboring Latvia, with cooperation on European Union and NATO matters, on the pandemic, and on energy, all key areas of focus. Talking to her Latvian counterpart Krišjānis Kariņš via video link Wednesday, Kallas noted that the two countries were united by European values, as well as close historical and personal ties, in addition to the…

Võru, Russia’s Pskov launch creative enterprise cooperation project

Monday, November 9, 2020

The southeastern Estonian county town Võru and the Russian regional capital Pskov on Thursday kicked off an international project in creative industry called “BestNest,” which aims to improve the competitiveness of the two cities and increase the entrepreneurial experience and know-how of artisans and people active in the creative industry. The project will encourage and support business start-ups which are using cultural heritage in their high-quality products to increase the…

Audit Office: Authorities’ competing roles hampering foreign commerce

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

While the private sector is generally happy with Estonia’s approach to commercial diplomacy, improvements could be made in communications, cooperation and organization, the National Audit Office (Riigikontroll) finds. The issues particularly relate to apparent competition and duplication in roles and tasks between state agency Enterprise Estonia, and the Ministry of Foreign affairs, which can hinder progress, the audit office wrote in a recently released report. Nonetheless, while the two bodies,…