Estonian Embassy in Germany :: News about Estonia http://www.estemb.de/eng en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss WiseCMS 2.0 hille.lepp@vm.ee hille.lepp@vm.ee Estonia will block the certificates of 760 000 ID cards http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2272 <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>Estonia will block the certificates of 760 000 ID cards as of the evening of 3 November<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>02.11.2017.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>Stenbock House, 2 November 2017 – At today’s cabinet meeting, the Estonian government endorsed the proposal of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board and the Information System Authority to block the certificates of ID cards at risk on 3 November 2017 at 24.00. All ID cards will continue to function as identification documents. ID cards with blocked certificates can be renewed at the service points of the Police and Border Guard Board, which will be open on the weekend for that purpose, and it is still possible to renew the cards online (</SPAN><SPAN lang=EN-US><A href="https://www.id.ee/?lang=en"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'><FONT color=#0563c1>https://www.id.ee/?lang=en</FONT></SPAN></A></SPAN><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>“The functioning of an e-state is based on trust and the state cannot afford identity theft happening to the owner of an Estonian ID card. As far as we currently know, there has been no instances of e-identity theft, but the threat assessment of the Police and Border Guard Board and the Information System Authority indicates that this threat has become real,” Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said. “By blocking the certificates of the ID cards at risk, the state is ensuring the safety of the ID card.” <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>The danger of the security threat becoming real is increased by the fact that it was not a flaw of the Estonian ID card alone, but also included cards and computer systems around the world that use the chips by the same producer. This brought the safety flaw to the attention of international cybercrime networks which have significant means to take advantage of the situation. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>“Our first priority is the protection of people’s health data, which is why blocking the certificates is the only conceivable option. Over the past two months, a lot of work has been done to ensure the functioning of health and social services even in the case of the closure of the ID certificates. However, some disruptions may occur in hospitals in the coming weeks, which is why we ask for understanding from patients – this step will protect your data,” said Jevgeni Ossinovski, Estonian Minister for Health and Labour. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>Estonian Minister for Justice Urmas Reinsalu stressed that the suspension of ID-card certificates must not affect Estonia’s reliability. “When suspending the certificates of ID cards, the country has to guarantee an uninterrupted continuation of the effective work of the state of law,” he emphasised.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>All people, for whom it is essential to renew their ID cards, can renew their ID cards at the Police and Boarder Guard Board service points.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>In order to guarantee the functioning of the eGovernment, only those people who must use their ID card actively in their work can update the certificate from 3 to 5 November. There are about 35 000 of these people, among them doctors, government officials working in the field of justice, as well as employees of the civil status office, who will be served first in the office of the Police and Border Guard Board.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>The current situation does not mean that all ID-card owners have cause for concern. A person’s ID card does not require an update if:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-add-space: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%; mso-fareast-font-family: Arial'><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">1)<SPAN style='FONT: 7pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>the ID card was issued before 16 October 2014; <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-add-space: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%; mso-fareast-font-family: Arial'><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">2)<SPAN style='FONT: 7pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>the card owner only uses the ID card as a travel document or as an identity document; <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-add-space: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%; mso-fareast-font-family: Arial'><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">3)<SPAN style='FONT: 7pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>the card owner does not use the ID card electronically, e.g. does not enter/use the ID card’s PIN1 or PIN2;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-add-space: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%; mso-fareast-font-family: Arial'><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">4)<SPAN style='FONT: 7pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>the card owner only uses the ID card to buy prescription medicine at a pharmacy by using a digital prescription, or as a loyalty card.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoListParagraphCxSpLast style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; mso-add-space: auto"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>Additionally, the withdrawal/blocking of the certificates does not concern people who have already updated their ID-card certificates or have received a new ID-card without the security flaw.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%'>For further assistance please contact the ID-card support:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%; mso-ansi-language: ET'>Tel: +372 677 3377<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%; mso-ansi-language: ET'>E-mail: </SPAN><SPAN lang=EN-US><A href="mailto:abi@id.ee"><SPAN lang=ET style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%; mso-ansi-language: ET'><FONT color=#0563c1>abi@id.ee</FONT></SPAN></A></SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%; mso-ansi-language: ET'> <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 8pt"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial",sans-serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 107%; mso-ansi-language: ET'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></P> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:53:33 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2272 WIN A TRIP TO ESTONIA http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2243 <FONT class=alampealkiri2>HOW ESTONIAN ARE YOU?</FONT><BR><BR><A href="http://quiz.visitestonia.com/" target=_blank>http://quiz.visitestonia.com/</A> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:01:05 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2243 STUDY VISIT OF YOUNG JOURNALISTS http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2238 <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-outline-level: 2"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2><A href="/static/files/002/100sopra.jpg" target=_blank><IMG title="Studienreise für Journalisten" border=0 hspace=10 alt="Studienreise für Journalisten" vspace=10 src="http://www.estemb.de/static/files/002/t_100sopra.jpg" align=right></A>Study visit of young journalists “100 Friends” to Estonia<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-outline-level: 2"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><o:p><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-outline-level: 2"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>30 July - 6 August, 2017<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-outline-level: 2"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><o:p><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-outline-level: 2"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in 2018<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 15pt"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-outline-level: 2"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; LINE-HEIGHT: 120%; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Are you a young journalist?<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 16.2pt; mso-outline-level: 4"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><o:p><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 15pt"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<SPAN class=alampealkiri2 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; PADDING-TOP: 0cm; PADDING-LEFT: 0cm; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0cm; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm">Would you like to spend one week in Estonia learning more about Estonia, Estonian society and the Estonian way of life?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 15pt"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><o:p><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 15pt"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; PADDING-TOP: 0cm; PADDING-LEFT: 0cm; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0cm; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>In 2018 our country will celebrate its centenary. Preparations for celebrating the centenary are already under way. Every summer since 2014 we have invited 25 young journalists for the „100 Friends“ study visit.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 15pt"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><o:p><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 15pt"><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; PADDING-TOP: 0cm; PADDING-LEFT: 0cm; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0cm; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>This year, the Estonian Foreign Ministry and the Government Office would like to invite the next 25 young journalists to take part in the study visit.<BR><BR></FONT></SPAN><SPAN lang=EN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: ET'><o:p><A href="http://www.vm.ee/en/100-friends" target=_blank><FONT class=punane>http://www.vm.ee/en/100-friends</FONT></A><BR></o:p></SPAN></P> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:35:51 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2238 MEET ESTONIA IN BERLIN http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2235 <FONT size=3 face="Times New Roman"></FONT> <P style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 12pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; LETTER-SPACING: 1.5pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-font-kerning: 18.0pt; mso-fareast-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri1>KAMA2 – MEET ESTONIA&nbsp;AGAIN!</FONT></SPAN></P><FONT class=alampealkiri1 size=3></FONT> <P style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT class=alampealkiri2><FONT class=alampealkiri2><FONT class=alampealkiri1><SPAN class=wp_none style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; PADDING-TOP: 0cm; PADDING-LEFT: 0cm; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0cm; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: ET; border-image: none; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'>The Society for Estonian Culture in Berlin (KAMA) celebrates its second birthday. From 17‒18 March 2017, therefore, the Days of Estonian Culture or in other words ‒ KAMA2 will take place.&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></P> <P style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT class=alampealkiri2><FONT class=alampealkiri2><FONT class=alampealkiri1><SPAN class=wp_none style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; PADDING-TOP: 0cm; PADDING-LEFT: 0cm; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0cm; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: ET; border-image: none; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'><BR></SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></P> <P style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT class=alampealkiri2><FONT class=alampealkiri2><FONT class=alampealkiri1><SPAN class=wp_none style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0cm; PADDING-TOP: 0cm; PADDING-LEFT: 0cm; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt; PADDING-RIGHT: 0cm; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: ET; border-image: none; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'></SPAN><SPAN class=wp_none style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman",serif; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>After the first successful celebrations last year, a great new tradition has been born. The programme is packed with great events for both the Estonian-speaking and the international audience. Children of the Estonian School in Berlin will enjoy their own programme.<BR><BR><A href="https://berliinieestikultuuriselts.wordpress.com/kama2-meet-estonia-again/" target=_blank>DAYS OF ESTONIAN CULTURE IN BERLIN</A><BR><BR><IMG title=KAMA2 border=0 hspace=10 alt=KAMA2 vspace=10 src="http://www.estemb.de/static/files/076/t2_kama2.jpg"><BR></FONT></SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></P><FONT size=3 face="Times New Roman"></FONT> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:18:15 GMT Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2235 Consular Mission to Frankfurt a.M. on November 4, 2016 http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2185 <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Consular Mission to Frankfurt am Main on November 4, 2016<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Office of the Estonian Honoray Consul, Liebigstraße 20, 60323 Frankfurt Main<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><o:p><FONT class=alampealkiri2 size=3>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Consul of the Estonian Embassy, Ms Anneli Sooba, will be in Frankfurt am Main on Friday, the 4th of November 2016, to accept Estonian passport and ID-card applications. <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><o:p><FONT class=alampealkiri2 size=3>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Appointments by registration only.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><o:p><FONT class=alampealkiri2 size=3>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT class=alampealkiri2 size=3>Please contact the Consular Department of the Embassy in Berlin to book an appointment either by phone (030/254 606 11) or by e-mail (</FONT><A href="mailto:Embassy.Berlin@mfa.ee"><SPAN style="COLOR: windowtext"><FONT class=alampealkiri2 size=3>Embassy.Berlin@mfa.ee</FONT></SPAN></A><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>).<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=3 face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:11:17 GMT Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2185 Eston Kohver released and back in Estonia http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2052 <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" align=center><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2><B><SPAN lang=EN-GB class=alampealkiri2 style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'>Declaration of the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, following the</SPAN></B><SPAN lang=EN-GB class=alampealkiri2 style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt" align=center><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2><B><SPAN lang=EN-GB class=alampealkiri2 style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'>release of Eston Kohver</SPAN></B><SPAN lang=EN-GB class=alampealkiri2 style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>26 September 2015<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Today, we will remove the yellow ribbons that demonstrated our hope and support for the return home of Eston Kohver, the Estonian Internal Security Police official who was kidnapped on 5 September of last year from the territory of the Republic of Estonia.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Eston Kohver – a tough, determined and loyal civil servant of the Republic of Estonia – is now back home again, reunited with his wife and four children.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>I wish to extend my gratitude to all the people across many authorities and institutions who toiled resourcefully and with determination, step by step during this long year, for Eston Kohver’s release, and who offered support to both him and his family. I would also like to thank all the compatriots who expressed their hope for Eston’s return. <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>I also wish to acknowledge the contribution of our allies together with the international support and solidarity, which was powerful, visible and effective.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Ultimately, it was no longer about the “big” political issue or a question of special services testing each other’s boundaries, but a 44 year old man who had been serving his country and who suddenly found himself in the middle of an incident, with his family awaiting his return home and a resolute effort made to bring him back. <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Some of the steps taken by the Republic of Estonia were public and visible for everyone to see. However, as is common in foreign relations and in situations where the goal is to reach a tangible outcome, we only see the tip of the iceberg and many things only remain known to those involved. <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>When I met with the family of Eston Kohver in August, I promised that Estonia would do everything within its power to bring Eston back home. And this is what the Republic of Estonia did.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><B><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Office of the President<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2><B><SPAN lang=EN-GB class=alampealkiri2 style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'>Public Relations Department</SPAN></B><SPAN lang=EN-GB class=alampealkiri2 style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman"><o:p><BR><A href="https://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/11589-declaration-of-the-president-toomas-hendrik-ilves-following-the-release-of-eston-kohver/index.html" target=_blank>www.president.ee</A></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-GB style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB'><FONT size=3 face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;</FONT><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:02:11 GMT Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2052 SA Archimedes - Compatriots Programme http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2010 <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: ET'>The aim of the scholarships offered by the Compatriots Programme is to support the&nbsp;language&nbsp;and&nbsp;degree&nbsp;studies of young expatriate Estonians in Estonia’s public universities, national institutions of applied higher education and vocational education centres.</SPAN><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style="mso-ansi-language: ET"><?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: ET'>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style="mso-ansi-language: ET"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: ET'>The&nbsp;study scholarship&nbsp;will support successful applicants who wish to enrol for curricula taught in the Estonian language. If an applicant’s command of the Estonian language is insufficient to successfully cope with learning in that language, the applicant can request a grant to support his/her participation in an intensive Estonian language course prior to engaging in substantive studies under the curriculum chosen. The Compatriots Programme cannot support studies in languages other than Estonian.</SPAN><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style="mso-ansi-language: ET"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: ET'>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style="mso-ansi-language: ET"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: ET'>The&nbsp;language scholarship&nbsp;will&nbsp;support participation in an intensive Estonian language course at the University of Tartu. The period of support is 10 months.</SPAN><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style="mso-ansi-language: ET"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: ET'>The objective of disbursing assistance for children’s camps in the compatriots programme is to give expatriate Estonian children an opportunity to attend a summer camp in Estonia during one summer. </SPAN><FONT class=alampealkiri2><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style="mso-ansi-language: ET"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><FONT class=alampealkiri2><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: ET'>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN lang=ET class=alampealkiri2 style="mso-ansi-language: ET"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><B><SPAN lang=ET style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Deadline</FONT></SPAN></B><SPAN lang=ET style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>: 5th May. <BR></FONT><BR><FONT class=alampealkiri2>More information:</FONT> <BR><BR><A href="https://owa.mfa.ee/owa/redir.aspx?SURL=HG_XLYjP8JS1MzJ0RnfSoCrMV_SnP01vg-U0GN0RP_fCQ1j0BFLSCGgAdAB0AHAAOgAvAC8AYQByAGMAaABpAG0AZQBkAGUAcwAuAGUAZQAvAHMAdABpAHAAZQBuAGQAaQB1AG0AaQBkAC8AZQBuAC8AcgBhAGgAdgB1AHMAawBhAGEAcwBsAGEAcwBlAGQALwA.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2farchimedes.ee%2fstipendiumid%2fen%2frahvuskaaslased%2f" target=_blank><B><FONT color=#0563c1>http://archimedes.ee/stipendiumid/en/rahvuskaaslased/</FONT></B></A></SPAN><SPAN lang=ET style="mso-ansi-language: ET"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN lang=ET style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: ET'><BR><FONT class=alampealkiri2>The contact person: <BR><BR>Julia Duh,</FONT> <A href="https://owa.mfa.ee/owa/redir.aspx?SURL=y1US-lQFSk7_4vmbPpjHFzFaGTUEOXt8lZB7dgCWpKTCQ1j0BFLSCG0AYQBpAGwAdABvADoAagB1AGwAaQBhAC4AZAB1AGgAQABhAHIAYwBoAGkAbQBlAGQAZQBzAC4AZQBlAA..&amp;URL=mailto%3ajulia.duh%40archimedes.ee" target=_blank><FONT color=#0563c1>julia.duh@archimedes.ee</FONT></A>, <BR><FONT class=alampealkiri2>telephone number</FONT> 699 6496.</SPAN><SPAN lang=ET style="mso-ansi-language: ET"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN lang=ET style='FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language: ET'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><A href="http://archimedes.ee/stipendiumid/en/rahvuskaaslased/"><BR><BR>http://archimedes.ee/stipendiumid/en/rahvuskaaslased/</A> Fri, 01 May 2015 12:29:02 GMT Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-2010 Estonian brands take part in German Press Days in Berlin http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1989 <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 12pt"><FONT class=alampealkiri2><SPAN class=alampealkiri2 style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Helvetica","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-style: italic'>Estonian fashion and lifestyle brands take part in German Press Days in Berlin.<BR><BR>Four Estonian brands take part of spring edition of bi-annual German Press Days on the 16-17th of April in Berlin. The event is a premiere gathering of German fashion media to close out the fashion week season. Berlin PR agencies and showrooms present highlights of their portfolio to members of the press corps. Estonian brands - Ivo Nikkolo, New Vintage by Kriss, Playluggage and Swärk - will be showcased in partnership with Silk Relations GmbH in a showroom at Chausseestrasse 123, Berlin. The cooperation is part of a project assisted by Tallinn Creative Incubator and European Regional Development Fund.</SPAN><SPAN class=alampealkiri2 style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: #1f497d; mso-bidi-font-style: italic"><?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><A href="http://www.silk-relations.com/2015/04/14/butter-bei-die-fische/"><FONT class=alampealkiri2 color=#0000ff size=3>http://www.silk-relations.com/2015/04/14/butter-bei-die-fische/</FONT></A><SPAN class=MsoHyperlink><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><A href="http://inkubaator.tallinn.ee/ger/"><FONT class=alampealkiri2 color=#0000ff size=3>http://inkubaator.tallinn.ee/ger/</FONT></A><SPAN style="COLOR: #1f497d"><FONT size=3><FONT class=alampealkiri2> <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: #1f497d"><o:p><FONT class=alampealkiri2 size=3>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:20:23 GMT Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1989 International Conference INDUSTRY 4.0 IN PRACTICE http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1983 <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-outline-level: 2" align=center><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: ET; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>International Conference<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-outline-level: 1" align=center><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: ET; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-font-kerning: 18.0pt'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>INDUSTRY 4.0 IN PRACTICE<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-outline-level: 2" align=center><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: ET; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>FROM VISION TO IMPLEMENTATION<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-outline-level: 3" align=center><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: ET; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>May 12th-13th, 2015, Radisson BLU Hotel Olümpia, Tallinn, Estonia<BR></FONT></P> <H2 style="BACKGROUND: #6bb7d4; MARGIN: auto 0cm"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><FONT class=alampealkiri2>Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications&nbsp;(ITL) together with the German Embassy in Tallinn, Estonian Electronics&nbsp;Industries Association and Enterprise Estonia are organising a conference&nbsp;to discuss opportunities within Industry 4.0 framework, to bring together&nbsp;Estonian ICT companies and German industry leaders and to lay&nbsp;groundwork for efficient value chains in the future.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></H2><o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P><A href="http://industry40.ee/" target=_blank>http://industry40.ee/</A></P> Tue, 12 May 2015 08:13:25 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1983 ESTONIAN E-RESIDENCY. HOW TO APPLY? http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1980 <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal" align=center><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>ESTONIAN E-RESIDENCY<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal" align=center><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>How to apply?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p><SPAN style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"></SPAN></o:p></SPAN></U></B>&nbsp;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 5pt 0cm; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>What is e-residency? <o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 5pt 0cm 6pt; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; BACKGROUND: white; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>The Republic of Estonia is the first country in the world to offer e-residency. Everyone has the opportunity to apply for the secure digital identity provided by the Estonian government – to gain secure access to digital services, to get anything and everything done digitally (sign all documents, launch and manage companies, do banking, encrypt files, etc.).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 5pt 0cm; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"'><A href="https://e-estonia.com/e-residents/about"><SPAN style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><FONT color=#0000ff>Read more</FONT></SPAN></A></SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 5pt 0cm; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>How to apply?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 5pt 0cm; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>While in Estonia, it is possible to apply for an e-resident's digital ID card through the Police and Border Guard Board.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 5pt 0cm; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"'><A href="https://www.politsei.ee/en/teenused/isikut-toendavad-dokumendid/e-residendi-digi-id"><SPAN style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><FONT color=#0000ff>Read more</FONT></SPAN></A></SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 5pt 0cm; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>Starting April 1st 2015, it is possible to apply for an e-resident's digital ID card through Estonia's foreign representations.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"'><A href="http://vm.ee/en/embassies-and-representations"><SPAN style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><FONT color=#0000ff>To submit an application, please contact the nearest embassy</FONT></SPAN></A></SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: Tahoma'>Documents required to apply:</SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 5pt 0cm 5pt 17.25pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: 36.0pt"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; COLOR: #3e4b5e; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">•<SPAN style='FONT: 7pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: Tahoma'>an application form </SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"'>(possible to fill in on a <A href="https://www.politsei.ee/dotAsset/204085.pdf" target=_blank><FONT color=#0000ff>computer screen</FONT></A> or to <A href="https://www.politsei.ee/dotAsset/63602.pdf" target=_blank><FONT color=#0000ff>print out</FONT></A> <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</SPAN>to fill in by own hand;</SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; COLOR: #3e4b5e; mso-fareast-font-family: Tahoma'><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 5pt 0cm 5pt 17.25pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: 36.0pt"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">•<SPAN style='FONT: 7pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: Tahoma'>the applicant's valid identity document;<I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><o:p></o:p></I></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 5pt 0cm 5pt 17.25pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: 36.0pt"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">•<SPAN style='FONT: 7pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: Tahoma'>a colour photo measuring 40x50mm. </SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"'><A href="https://www.politsei.ee/en/teenused/isikut-toendavad-dokumendid/e-residendi-digi-id/oluline-info-e-residendi-digitaalse-isikutunnistuse-taotlejale.dot#varvifoto"><SPAN style="mso-fareast-font-family: Tahoma"><FONT color=#0000ff>Read more</FONT></SPAN></A></SPAN><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: Tahoma'><o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 5pt 0cm 5pt 17.25pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: 36.0pt"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">•<SPAN style='FONT: 7pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: Tahoma'>a state fee for processing the application (80 EUR);<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 5pt 0cm 5pt 17.25pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: 36.0pt"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">•<SPAN style='FONT: 7pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: Tahoma'>a written explanation in free form (in English, Russian or Estonian), stating the user's<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>intentions regarding the digital ID and the circumstances of its use<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">;</B></SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 5pt 0cm; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 5pt 0cm; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>Documents submitted by the applicant shall be forwarded to the Police and Border Guard Board, who will perform a background check and make a decision regarding the granting (or refusal) of the e-resident's digital ID. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 5pt 0cm; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>In the case of a decision to grant e-residency, the e-resident's digital ID card, card reader and PIN codes will be sent to Estonia's foreign representation. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 5pt 0cm; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>The applicant will be notified of the arrival of his/her ID card, following which the applicant shall return to the embassy, present a valid identity document and his/her biometric identifiers (fingerprints) and will then receive the ID card, card reader and PIN codes.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>For more detailed information regarding the application process<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"'><A href="https://www.politsei.ee/en/teenused/isikut-toendavad-dokumendid/e-residendi-digi-id"><SPAN style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><FONT color=#0000ff>Read more</FONT></SPAN></A></SPAN><U><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><U><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p><SPAN style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"><BR><A href="https://e-estonia.com/e-residents/about/" target=_blank><FONT class=lead>https://e-estonia.com/e-residents/about/</FONT></A></SPAN></o:p></SPAN></U></P> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:49:49 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1980 The 66th anniversary of the March Deportations http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1974 <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>24.03.2015 <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>On&nbsp;March 25, a day of remembrance of the March Deportations will be held at the base of the War of Independence Victory Column in Tallinn. Thousands of candles will be lit all over Estonia in memory of those deported, and memorial events are also being held by Estonian communities in different parts of the world.<BR></FONT></SPAN><SPAN style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: ET'><FONT class=alampealkiri2>&nbsp;<BR>On Wednesday at the ceremony beginning at 12 o'clock, the Minister of the Interior, Hanno Pevkur will place a wreath "From the Estonian people" at the base of the Victory Column as a collective memorial by the national authorities of the victims of the deportation. The orchestra of the Police and Border Guard Board will perform under the conduction of Hando Põldmäe. The Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Urmas Viilma, will conduct a memorial prayer service. A service of remembrance will be held at St. John's Church at 1:00 PM.<BR><BR>At 1:00 PM the Broken Cornflower Society (Murtud Rukilille Ühing) will hold a remembrance meeting of the 66th anniversary of the March Deportations at St. George's Night Park (Jüriöö park). At 4:00 PM, a seminar in the Tallinn Museum of Occupations dedicated to the remembrance of the March Deportations will introduce the youth history project "Mission: Siberia" as well as an initiative for the collection of memoirs about the deportation, "Kogu Me Lugu". <BR><BR>Throughout Estonia the victims of the deportations will be remembered with the lighting of a candle. Candles will be lit at 5:00 PM in Pärnu at Martens Square, at 6:00 PM in Tallinn at Freedom Square and in Tartu at Town Hall Square, and at 8:00 PM in Rakvere at the central square. <BR><BR>The Estonian Memento associations are conducting&nbsp; remembrance events all over Estonia on Wednesday. In Tartu, St. Paul's Church will be holding a mourning memorial at 11:00 AM and at noon there will be a memorial event at the Cornflower Memorial (at Pepleri Street 27). At noon the victims of the deportation will be commemorated in Kuresaare at the Kudjape cemetery at the memorial there, in Narva at the Memento memorial, and in Pärnu at the Leinapark (Park of Grief). <BR><BR>Those deported will also be commemorated outside of Estonia. At Washington D.C.'s Victims of Communism Memorial, those deported will be commemorated with the lighting of candles on Wednesday at 5:00 PM. On Friday in Toronto, Canada, the conference "Repressions and human rights" will feature writer Sofi Oksanen, with her work on the topic of deportation. Candles will also be lit in memory of the deportation victims in Sweden, and in Russia the film "Risttuules" ("In the Crosswinds") was shown earlier this month.<BR><BR>In the course of the March Deportations in 1949, over 20,000 people were forcibly taken to Russia.<BR><BR>Merje Klopets<BR>Press Adviser to the Ministry of the Interior<BR>Tel. +372 612 5227, mob. +372 533 58687<BR></FONT><A href="mailto:merje.klopets@siseministeerium.ee"><SPAN style="COLOR: windowtext"><FONT class=alampealkiri2>merje.klopets@siseministeerium.ee</FONT></SPAN></A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:17:13 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1974 Homage to Arvo Pärt in Berlin http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1973 <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><B><FONT size=3><FONT face=Calibri>Homage to Arvo Pärt on May 19, 2015, at the Berlin Concert House<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=3 face=Calibri>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT face=Calibri>Dear Music Lover,<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=3 face=Calibri>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT face=Calibri>A special concert dedicated to the music of Arvo Pärt will be given at the Berlin Concert House on May 19, 2015, at 8 pm. The seminal works of Mr Pärt will be performed by the Estonian Philarmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste. <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=3 face=Calibri>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT face=Calibri>The patron of the concert is Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia, who will attend the event with Mr Pärt. <o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=3 face=Calibri>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT face=Calibri>Tickets and information:<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=3 face=Calibri>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT size=3 face=Calibri>+49(0)30/8264727 / Theaterkassen / Box Office Konzerthaus / </FONT><A href="http://www.musikadler.de/"><FONT color=#0000ff size=3 face=Calibri>www.musikadler.de</FONT></A><FONT size=3 face=Calibri> / </FONT><A href="http://www.konzerthaus.de/programm"><FONT color=#0000ff size=3 face=Calibri>www.konzerthaus.de/programm</FONT></A><BR><BR><o:p><IMG title=Arvo-Pärt-Hommage border=0 hspace=10 alt=Arvo-Pärt-Hommage vspace=10 src="http://www.estemb.de/static/files/075/arvopart_berliinis_e-mail.jpg"></o:p></P> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:11:54 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1973 Destination: Estonia - Relocation Guide http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1954 <FONT class=alampealkiri2><U>Destination: Estonia - Relocation Guide</U><BR></FONT>&nbsp;<BR><A href="http://issuu.com/eas-estonia/docs/relocationguide_2014" target=_blank>http://issuu.com/eas-estonia/docs/relocationguide_2014</A> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:34:04 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1954 Who won the European Museum of the Year award and why did Estonian museums refuse to close for the night? http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1855 <p><undefined:undefined:p>From May 14-17, Tallinn played host to the European Museum Forum 2014, culminating in the presentation of the European Museum of the Year Award 2014.</undefined:undefined:p> <undefined:undefined:hr id="system-readmore"></undefined:undefined:hr> <undefined:undefined:img alt="emya_tallinn_cropped" width="322" height="91" src="http://estoniaeuadm.estonia.eu/images/emya_tallinn_cropped.jpg" style="float: right;"></undefined:undefined:img> <undefined:undefined:p>This year's Museum Forum programme can seen here: <undefined:undefined:a href="http://www.emya2014.eu/Programme"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.emya2014.eu">http://www.emya2014.eu</a>.</undefined:undefined:a></undefined:undefined:p></p> <p><undefined:undefined:p><undefined:undefined:a href="http://www.emya2014.eu/Programme">Programme</undefined:undefined:a></undefined:undefined:p> <undefined:undefined:p>The European Museum of the Year award has been presented since 1977 and the impressive list of winners over the years can be seen running down the right hand side of the European Museum Forum's web page: <a target="_blank" href="http://europeanmuseumforum.info/emya.html"><undefined:undefined:a href="http://europeanmuseumforum.info/emya.html">http://europeanmuseumforum.info/emya.html</undefined:undefined:a></a>.</undefined:undefined:p> <undefined:undefined:p>The list of this year's nominees was also long and prestigious: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.emya2014.eu/Nominations"><undefined:undefined:a href="http://www.emya2014.eu/Nominations">http://www.emya2014.eu/Nominations</undefined:undefined:a></a></undefined:undefined:p>. <undefined:undefined:p>But before introducing this year's winner, an unusual occurance happened on the same night in museums all over Estonia... They call it Muuseumiöö, the Night of Museums, and it also featured English-language tours: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.muuseumioo.ee/en"><undefined:undefined:a href="http://www.muuseumioo.ee/en">http://www.muuseumioo.ee/en</undefined:undefined:a></a></undefined:undefined:p> <undefined:undefined:p>All together, an estimated 75 000 people attended Museum Night in Estonia according to Estonian Public Broadcasting in English <a target="_blank" href="http://news.err.ee/v/Culture/b9d0192f-58c8-4cda-8ae0-0b392a88cf38"><undefined:undefined:a href="http://news.err.ee/v/Culture/b9d0192f-58c8-4cda-8ae0-0b392a88cf38">http://news.err.ee/v/Culture/b9d0192f-58c8-4cda-8ae0-0b392a88cf38.</undefined:undefined:a></a></undefined:undefined:p></p> <p><undefined:undefined:p>And the award went to.... Well, you can watch the awards ceremony and find out: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgLijXo0WaI"><undefined:undefined:a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgLijXo0WaI">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgLijXo0WaI</undefined:undefined:a></a></undefined:undefined:p> <undefined:undefined:p>But we'll cut to the chase and let you in on the fact that he European Museum of the Year Award 2014 went to Nobel laureate writer Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence in Istanbul, Turkey <a target="_blank" href="http://www.masumiyetmuzesi.org/?Language=ENG"><undefined:undefined:a href="http://www.masumiyetmuzesi.org/?Language=ENG">http://www.masumiyetmuzesi.org/?Language=ENG</undefined:undefined:a></a>.</undefined:undefined:p></p> <p><undefined:undefined:p>Mr Pamuk was in Tallinn to receive the award:</undefined:undefined:p> <undefined:undefined:p>ETV Interview: Turkish Nobelist Pamuk on Museums, Memory and Melancholy<undefined:undefined:a href="http://news.err.ee/v/Culture/e430cd0d-4cde-40f5-9468-761ebe615f98"> <a target="_blank" href="http://news.err.ee/v/Culture/e430cd0d-4cde-40f5-9468-761ebe615f98">http://news.err.ee/v/Culture/e430cd0d-4cde-40f5-9468-761ebe615f98</a></undefined:undefined:a></undefined:undefined:p> <undefined:undefined:p>The list of all the award-winners and special commendations can be seen at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.emya2014.eu/index.php?page=207"><undefined:undefined:a href="http://www.emya2014.eu/index.php?page=207">http://www.emya2014.eu/index.php?page=207</undefined:undefined:a></a></undefined:undefined:p> <undefined:undefined:p>Tallinn's own Lennusadam / Seaplane Harbour of the Estonian Maritime Museum received special commendation "For the impressive maritime atmosphere with spectacular, theatrical exhibition design beautifully integrated into the building and for the evident central position of the visitor at the heart of the online experience which allows them to download information whilst walking through the exhibition."</undefined:undefined:p> <undefined:undefined:p>When in Tallinn, you must come and see this extraordinary new museum, which opened in spring 2012:<undefined:undefined:a href="http://lennusadam.eu/en/"> <a target="_blank" href="http://lennusadam.eu/en/">http://lennusadam.eu/en/</a></undefined:undefined:a></undefined:undefined:p> <undefined:undefined:p>&nbsp;</undefined:undefined:p> <undefined:undefined:p>&nbsp;</undefined:undefined:p></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 10:27:37 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1855 Daily Dozen with New York-based Estonian artist Jaanika Peerna http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1840 <p>On the occasion of the April 15th opening of Jaanika Peerna's first solo exhibition in Espoo, Finland, online magazine <a href="http://www.arterritory.com">www.arterritory.com</a> (Baltic, Russian and Scandinavian art territory) interviewed Estonian-born, New York-based artist Jaanika Peerna, who is currently spending a year in Berlin.</p> <p><a href="http://estoniaeuadm.estonia.eu/news/542-daily-dozen-with-new-york-based-estonian-artist-jaanika-peerna">Read more...</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:51:26 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1840 (The Müürileht) Interview: Toomas Hendrik Ilves (on music, subcultures and a lot more) http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1831 We went to see the President of Estonia to talk about music, subcultures and evolving culture; Estonian self-esteem, manners and success; leaving and returning; contemporary world view and a more tolerant and optimistic society. <p><a href="http://estoniaeuadm.estonia.eu/news/541-2014-03-27-15-01-48">Read more...</a></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:09:36 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1831 Tallinn Music Week reveals conference line-up featuring Pussy Riot and Robert Levine http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1828 Tallinn Music Week (TMW), the annual music conference and showcase festival, has unveiled its most impressive line-up yet. From March 27-30, the Nordic and Baltic region's premier music event will be buzzing with industry heavyweights, activists and journalists, as well as 227 bands from 20 countries. <p><a href="http://estoniaeuadm.estonia.eu/news/540-tallinn-music-week-reveals-conference-line-up-featuring-pussy-riot-and-robert-levine">Read more...</a></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:04:19 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1828 Free and secure internet – can it be achieved? http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1823 <p>A part of the preparations for the Freedom Online Coalition’s conference “<a href="http://freedomonline.ee/">Free and Secure Internet for All</a>” – which will take place during the Estonian ICT Week – is a document that focuses on one central question: how to enforce and ensure the promise of a free and secure internet for all.</p> <p><a href="http://estoniaeuadm.estonia.eu/news/539-free-and-secure-interet-can-it-be-achieved">Read more...</a></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:47:57 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1823 Hungary: Estonian week 2014 http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1822 <p>The traditional Estonian week in Hungary is taking place between 17 March and 4 April 2014. It is being organised by the Estonian Institute in Hungary for the 7th time.</p> <p><a href="http://estoniaeuadm.estonia.eu/news/538-hungary-estonian-week-2014">Read more...</a></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:19:17 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1822 Estonian and Ukrainian musicians to perform at benefit concert “For Ukraine” http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1821 This Sunday, 16 March at 12:00 a benefit concert entitled "For Ukraine" will be held at Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak) in Tallinn. With this event, Estonian and Ukrainian musicians, students, and non-governmental organisations will express their support for a free and dignified Ukrainian nation. <p><img style="float: right;" alt="ukrainale" src="http://estoniaeuadm.estonia.eu/images/ukrainale.jpg" height="140" width="397" /></p> <p><a href="http://estoniaeuadm.estonia.eu/news/537-estonian-and-ukrainian-musicians-to-perform-at-benefit-concert-for-ukraine">Read more...</a></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:37:12 GMT Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.de/eng/frontpage/news_about_estonia/aid-1821