Hannes Rumm takes up job of communications adviser with Estonian ForMinLocal News
- Veronica Anghel: Eastern Europe, President Trump and his not-so Great AmericaOpinion
- Trump's team needs Baltic trainingLocal News
- President Ilves' legacyEstonian newsThe time in office of the third president of re-independent Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, will come to an end today. Inside Ilves' ten years – a long time for a young country – there have been domestic and foreign policy sensations, altered security and economic principles that have at times outpaced our ability to adapt to them.
- NATO waving a red rag under nose of RussiaEstonian news
- Lithuania's Linkevičius says Estonia better run for UN Security Council A sceptical Mart Laar begs to totally differEstonian news
- Editorial: the Russian gas gunOpinionDuring the reign of Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin has used state gas monopoly Gazprom as foreign policy tool to retain influence over neighbours. Since the Ukraine-Russia gas fights in mid-2000ies, energy security and reducing dependency on Russian gas, currently about quarter of gas consumed in Europe, has continually been on European agenda.
- Editorial: the outcome of Russia's crazy gameOpinionReferring to US deputy defence secretary Robert Work, The Wall Street Journal wrote on April 29th that in response to Russian aggressiveness NATO would boost its presence in Baltics and Poland by four battalions i.e. a contingent of 4,000 men. This still is too little when compared to Russian western military district of up to 350,000 men or the close to 100,000 of troops who have in recent years participated in exercises on Russia's western edge. Much more important, however, is the message therewith sent to Kremlin.
- Editorial: the Middle-Eastern «gunpowder keg»OpinionAt the beginning of 20th century, interests of then major European nations collided in the Balkans to the degree that the region began to be referred to as a «gunpowder keg». In 1914, it exploded to trigger WW1. Disturbingly, the Middle-East of 21st century resembles another «gunpowder keg» where interests of the West, Russia, the Arab states, Israel, Iran and Turkey clash.
- Centre sees potential benefits in cooperation with party of PutinLocal NewsEarlier, Centre Party has repeatedly promised to vote over continued cooperation with United Russia. At its assembly this Saturday, they did not. The issue was indeed up for discussion, but vice chairman Jaanus Karilaidwho formerly wished the cooperation would cease is now of the opinion that they might try withing the treaty to seek something useful for Estonia.
- Editorial: the Kremlin TV showOpinionIn an interview to Postimees in November, a leading Russian media expert Valeri Solovei said he had no idea when the state propaganda effect would weaken on Russia's society but he guessed there would be a glitch in the system someday. Looks like this is troubling the very leaders in Russia in these days of dark clouds gathering on home turf. The grumbling is growing louder. Increasingly, protest actions pop up in various corners of Russia.
- Finnish professor: Putin is seeking cooperationOpinion
- Hannes Hanso «embarrassed» that soc dems wanted to cut defence spendingLocal News
- Sven Mikser elected head of Foreign Affairs CommitteeLocal News
- Ilves bumps into old friendLocal News
- «NATO finished when not helping a member state»Estonian news
- Mogherini to keep Kohver case currentEstonian news
- Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand: I believe in cooperation and inclusionLocal News
- Editorial: a nuke deal better than the alternativesOpinionYesterday, a nuclear deal was achieved between Iran and six major powers – USA, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany – in hopes to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. In return, sanctions imposed on the Islamic state will be eased. Meanwhile, it is feared that the agreement (already called «morally dubious») may strengthen the Iranian regime known as a dedicated and capable financer of terrorism.
- Reform Party board gives nod to Kaljurand as Estonia's new foreign ministerLocal News
- Foreign minister on foreign policy: a domain not totally foreignLocal News
- Adviser to Tusk: Estonia safe as part of World SchemeLocal NewsIn his book on the end of Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic and its foreign ministry under Lennart Meri titled «The International Man» (Rahvusvaheline mees), Mihkel Mutt describes a clerk Fabian ordered by boss to switch Estonia into World Scheme as fast as at all possible. Now, Estonia is part of the World Scheme, ensuring its protection in this troubled world, Riina Ruth Kionka – foreign policy adviser to European Council president Donald Tusk and a guest at Lennart Meri Conference this past weekend in Tallinn – tells Postimees in interview.
- Edward Lucas: Hybrid warfare works against countries that are weakLocal NewsHybrid warfare ultimately works against countries that are weak and unwilling to defend themselves; the Baltic states do have the will and it works as the first and most important line of defense, senior editor of the newsweekly The Economist Edward Lucas said ahead of his appearance at the Lennart Meri Conference in Tallinn later this month.
- Kremlin media hunting for openings in EstoniaLocal News
- Editorial: help needed to arm UkraineOpinionThis Monday, US foreign policy experts published a report saying the government should provide Ukraine military assistance for $1bn yearly in 2015–2017. They are talking radars, drones, communications, medical equipment, as well as lethal arms assistance such as light missiles to repel enemy armoured vehicles.
- Editorial: hey, we’re familyOpinion«It is in the times foreign-politically difficult that maintenance of the bridge with Finland tends to slip our minds and signs of disrepair start to show,» Toomas Kiho, editor-in-chief of Akadeemia (the cultural journal) wrote in Postimees this past fall. «Regrettably, to the backdrop of current crises, the same seems to happening again.»
- Fresh foreign minister casts Rõivas as long term top squirrelLocal News
- Estonian MEPs ask Mogherini's help to bring ship guards home from IndiaLocal News
- Editorial: best for the party. Best for the people?Opinion
- Party whip wins – portfolios passed to insidersLocal News
- Editorial: Mistral – the «information carrier»OpinionFor information warriors in Moscow, France-Russia Mistral class helicopter carrier sales agreement is a card played with great gusto, aimed to undermine free world unity. Should the issue slightly fade, a Russian deputy prime minister will leak some paper – about first of the vessels to be delivered on November 14th – to then be refuted by the French.
- Visit draws much attentionLocal News
- Editorial: Estonia – example of staying freeOpinionDefending Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius is just as important as defending Berlin, Paris and London – a highlight from the US President Barack Obama’s speech in Tallinn, yesterday. Naturally, we need this assurance of unshakeable dedication. We need it declared to ourselves, to some lazy-like allies, and most of all to the potential aggressor.
- Symbolic meeting of best friendsLocal News
- Ilves: the withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia was our first priorityLocal NewsWhat's happening today in Ukraine only serves to prove how important it was to get the occupying Russian troops withdrawn from Estonia and how correct our behaviour was, said the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, today at a rally to recall the withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia on 31 August 1994.
- Russia bringing attack aircraft into BelarusLocal News