5.12 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser is at the Parliament to reply to the interpellation concerning the ship guards.
5.-7.12 Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs Väino Reinart is in Vietnam with the business delegation of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 05.12 Consultations between the Estonian and Vietnamese Ministries of Foreign Affairs take place in Hanoi. Topics of the consultations include among others cooperation in education and science and trade between the two countries. Also, the delegation will visit the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Delegation of the EU in Hanoi. 06.12-07.12 the delegation is in Ho Chi Minh City to attend a business forum and hold B2B meetings of enterprises.
6.-7.12 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser is in Brussels at the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Ministers will focus on implementing the joint declaration of NATO and the EU made at the Warsaw Summit, guaranteeing the stability of NATO’s neighbourhood, security situation and NATO-Russia relations. Also, meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission Ministers of Foreign Affairs is planned and a meeting of Allies and partners taking part in the NATO training and advisory mission in Afghanistan. In addition, the Foreign Minister is going to have a number of bilateral meetings.
7.12 Ambassador to Poland Harri Tiido participates in a conference "The security issues in the context of migration and border policies", organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland.
8.-9.12 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser is in Hamburg for the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting. Ministers will discuss Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and the role of OSCE in solving it. Topical affairs to be discussed also include the issues related to arms control and the OSCE institutions.
9.12 An annual Honorary Consuls’ round-table with Estonia’s Honorary Consuls from the UK takes place in London. Events and regional visits organised during the Estonian Presidency of the EU in 2017 are discussed. Also, Honorary Consuls will be given an overview of investments opportunities in Estonia and the current state of the e-Residency program by Enterprise Estonia’s Head of Foreign Representations Kristel Oitmaa and Head of International Relations Triin Visnapuu-Sepp.
Cultural events abroad:
5.-9.12 It is the last week to see photo exhibition “Estonian Documents” by Birgit Püve at the London 12 Star Gallery at the Europe House. Additional information: https://www.facebook.com/12StarGallery/
6.12 Kadri Kõusaar’s film “Mother” screens at the Regent Street Cinema as part of the London Nordic-Baltic film festival. After the film follows a Q&A with the author. 11.12 Feature film “The Fencer” is screened as part of the festival program. The film is introduced by London University College’s Scandinavian history lecturer Dr Mart Kuldkepp. More information: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/
7.12 Kadri Kõusaar’s film “Mother” screens at the Scandinavian House in New York. Later, viewers can ask questions from the producer Aet Laigu. The event is supported by Estonian Consulate General in New York, the Ministry of Culture, Amest Foods and Finlandia. Additional information: http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/nordic-oscar-contenders-mother/
7-10.12 writer Mihkel Mutt takes part of the literature festival “New Literature from Europe” taking place in New York for the 13th time. Additional information: http://newlitfromeurope.org
8.-9.12 Documentary by Jaak Kilmi and Lennart Laberenz “Out of Fashion” screens in Ankara and Istanbul. Fashion designer Reet Aus is present for the Q&A sessions following the screenings. The film is shown as part of the program of Human Rights Film Days organised by the EU countries in Turkey. Additional information: http://avrupa.info.tr/tr/ab-ve-insan-haklari/insan-haklari-film-gunleri....
10-11.12 Meelis Muhu’s documentary “Let’s Play War” is screened at the international human rights film festival WATCH DOCS taking place in Warsaw for the 16th time. 60 films from all over the world are shown during a seven-day festival. Meelis Muhu’s film is part of the sub-program “Re-enactment: Politics of Remembrance”. Q&A session with the director takes place after the screenings. Additional information: http://www.watchdocs.pl/2016/f/zabawa_w_wojne-film-45-pl.html