Like neighbours, Estonia to lay down a frontier zone
Within years, the Estonian Eastern border modernised for €71m will after the example of neighbours get a frontier zone with specific requirements, says interior minister Hanno Pevkur (Reform). While width is not yet decided, border guards will gain richer information of what is happening near the border, and whoever goes there will be better scrutinized.
02.06.2016, Oliver KundPM
Border treaty missing in Russian State Duma work schedule
Duty list of Russian State Duma for first half of 2016 makes no mention of ratification of border treaty entered with Estonia though members of both parliaments have agreed that the treaties would be ratified during the current membership of the Duma.
26.01.2016, Andres EinmannPM
Rõivas returns from China to resolve conflict
IRL vs Soc Dems clash plays trumps into Reform hands regarding desirable EU post.
27.11.2015, Joosep VärkPM
Estonian parlt to hold 1st reading of Estonian-Russian border treaty Nov 25
The Riigikogu foreign affairs committee decided on Thursday to put the bill of ratification of the treaties on the land border and the border between the maritime areas of Estonia and Russia before the house for the first reading on Nov. 25.
Border treaty will open way to solution of many problems - Russian ambassador
Successful ratification of the border treaty between Estonia and Russia will open a realistic prospect of solving many other issues, first of all expanding the legal base of bilateral relations, Russia's new Ambassador to Estonia Alexander Petrov told reporters in Tallinn on Tuesday.
Russian side believes border treaty with Estonia will be ratified in 1st half of 2016
The State Duma committee on international affairs on Wednesday submitted the treaty on the state border between Estonia and Russia for comments and expects the treaty to be ratified in the first half of next year, Tatyana Moskalkova, coordinator of the parliamentary group for liaison with the Estonian parliament and deputy chairman of the State Duma committee on CIS affairs, said.
Editorial: let's get this border treaty thing over with
A quarter of century process, Estonia-Russia border treaty has undergone debates on either side and twice it has been signed. Hopefully, both will now end up ratifying the document.
IRL leader wants govt's ratification decision to refer to Tartu Peace Treaty
The chairman of Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL), Margus Tsakhna, says the Estonian government must add a reference to the 1920 Tartu Peace Treaty to its decision concerning the ratification of the border treaty between Estonia and Russia.
PM: No political declarations will be added to Estonian-Russian border treaty
No political declarations will be added to the border treaty between Estonia and Russia, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said on Thursday.
Estonian govt decides to pass on border treaty for ratification
The Estonian government decided on Thursday to forward the Estonian-Russian border treaty and the treaty on the delimitation of maritime areas of the two countries in the Gulf of Finland and Narva Bay to the parliament for ratification.
Russian industrialists leader on border treaty: window of opportunity presently open
Decision of President Vladimir Putin to send Estonia-Russia border treaties to be ratified by State Duma came on the heels Minsk-2 agreements – not a coincidence as assured Postimees in interview by Alexander Shokhin, the influential leader of Russian union of industrialists and entrepreneurs, for years working towards ratification of border treaties in Moscow.
14.04.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Formin: Decision of Russian govt committee is just first step
Russian government committee approving the bill regarding the border treaty between Estonia and Russia is just the first step of the Russian side toward ratification of the treaty, Estonian Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said.
Russian govt committee approves bill of border treaty with Estonia
The legislation committee of the Russian government approved the bill submitted by the country's Foreign Ministry regarding the border treaty between Estonia and Russia which among other things determines the border's location in the Bay of Narva and the Gulf of Finland.
Russia to start ratification of border treaty with Estonia soon - Lavrov
Russia will soon start the process of ratification of the border treaty with Estonia and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov does not rule out a visit to Tallinn to exchange the ratification letters, Russian news agency Interfax reports.
Russia to have backside of Narva River
In the name of a boundary line more logical, Estonia intends to hand over a natural beach it possesses at Russia’s edge.
14.10.2014, Oliver KundPM
Rõivas: well let’s get started right away!
Having hiked the Estonia-Russia boundary line, yesterday, with interior minister Hanno Pevkur, Police and Border Guard Board chief Elmar Vaher and other police and border guard officials, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas announced the erecting and completion of border starts this very instant.
24.09.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Mikk Salu: waiting for war?
On the emotional level, one may understand opponents of Estonian-Russian border treaty. Justice is on our side. Even so, on the rational level it’s really hard to follow these ideas. For: what’s the alternative? What’s the solution they would offer? Come to think of it, they admit there’s nothing Estonia could really do. It’s not like we could just elect ourselves another foreign minister who would waive his arms wilder and talk with a voice more booming, bringing a breakthrough. No, there’ll be no miracle. And so, the solution they’re talking about is to wait. Let’s not enter a treaty, let’s wait for times better and more fitting.
19.02.2014, Mikk SaluPM
Estonia opted not to wait
Border treaty signed by foreign ministers of Estonian and Russia, yesterday, leaves Japan the sole state with borderline issues unsettled with Moscow.
19.02.2014, Mikk SaluPM
Editorial: border treaty pain
Quite clearly, people are not delighted at border treaty being signed.
Activists: hands of Tartu Peace traitors not to be shaken
A miscellaneous, marginal, yet vociferous bunch of activists are raising their voices against the Estonian-Russian border treaty signed in Moscow today.
18.02.2014, Argo IdeonPM
Estonian-Russian border treaty to be signed, in Moscow
Pursuant to the treaty, Estonia and Russia would exchange, on equal basis, 128.6 hectares of land and 11.4 square kilometres of Lake Peipsi surface.
17.02.2014, Mikk SaluPM
Editorial: waiting for them to sign
Border treaty not about to change complex relations
Russia says work on border treaty with Estonia not over yet
Russia continues to put the final touches to the drafts of the treaties on the land and sea border with Estonia and is not yet ready to forecast when and where the document might be signed.