Estonia, U.S. Work Together to Combat Mines

Wednesday, June 26 The U.S. European Command (EUCOM) Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Program donated diving equipment to the Estonian Rescue Board and conducted a series of diver trainings throughout June 2019. U.S. Navy Divers from the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) were deployed June 2-16 as part of the EUCOM HMA Program to complete a …

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NATO at Seventy: Standing the Test of Time, Adapting to an Ever-Changing World

By Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst April 4, 2019 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most successful alliance in history. Over the past 70 years, NATO has helped to create the most secure, stable, and prosperous period in its members’ history. From deterring the Soviet Union during the Cold War to countering the hybrid …

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Continued U.S.-Estonia High Level Engagement Emphasizes Strength of NATO Alliance

Press Release February 21, 2019 U.S. Rear Adm. Stephen Evans, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 2, traveled through the Baltic region February 19-21 and met with key leaders in Estonia, reaffirming the United States’ commitment to NATO and the importance of strengthening interoperability with allies and partners at all levels. “We train together to enhance our …

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Press Release: U.S. Presence at Winter Camp Demonstrates Continued Commitment to NATO Allies

February 15, 2019 On Friday, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst visited the NATO Winter Camp training event at the Tapa Army Base in Tapa, Estonia. The exercise, which brings together over 1,000 service members from the Estonian Defense Forces’ (EDF) Scouts Battalion, NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup, the Estonian Defense League, the Maryland National …

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Op-Ed by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst Published in daily newspaper Postimees February 6, 2019 The United States counts Estonia among our closest partners and friends. We proudly recognized your re-independence in 1991 and stood with you in Freedom Square in February of last year to celebrate your centennial. Representatives from the highest levels of the U.S. …

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Attention: U.S. Government Shutdown

Embassy Tallinn is OPEN for Visa and Passport appointments. The Federal Government of the United States of America is currently in a Lapse of Appropriations period starting Saturday, December 22, 2018. Passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at the U.S. Embassy Tallinn during the U.S. government shutdown. We will not be …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia

  December 7, 2018 Location:  Tallinn, Estonia, Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak) Event: A demonstration against the U.N. Global Compact for Migration is scheduled to take place in Freedom Square on Sunday December 9 at 2:00 p.m.  This demonstration is expected to be peaceful, however even demonstrations or gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia

December 7, 2018 Location:  Estonia, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in Estonia remain heightened due to ongoing global threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, …

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Press Release: American Cellist Ian Maksin to Play Free Concerts in Several Locations in Estonia

March 21, 2018 On March 26-30, internationally renowned U.S. cellist Ian Maksin will perform with concerts in Estonia.  Free concerts in five Estonian cities will feature classical music, works by Estonian, Russian, and American composers, as well as widely familiar pop-music. Ian Maksin has been described as one of the most versatile, talented, and innovative musicians …

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