Estonian Embassy in Washington

Estonian Embassy in Washington Estonian Embassy in Washington is offering limited consular services to Estonian and foreign citizens. The consular services being provided are: Accepting applications and issuing Estonian passports and ID cards; Issuing Estonian e-residency cards.
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Happy Halloween! 🎃 Did you know that Estonians celebrate their own fall holidays? Learn more about traditions on Martinm...
10/31/2020
Autumn's spiritual harvest holidays in Estonia

Happy Halloween! 🎃

Did you know that Estonians celebrate their own fall holidays? Learn more about traditions on Martinmas (Mardipäev) on Nov. 10 and St. Catherine's Day (Kadripäev) on Nov. 25.

https://www.visitestonia.com/en/estonian-autumn-holidays?fbclid=IwAR2HSg2n2GLvJCleXQXKGF0VgrWZfWYnIBtGuC6Z9buK7EYl_UXM9bYX3wA

Martinmas and St Catherine’s Day, Mardipäev and Kadripäev, are celebrated in November in Estonian. The holidays similar to Halloween are full of folk traditions with spiritual and agricultural origins.

10/29/2020
NY Baltic Film Festival

NY Baltic Film Festival

Join us for the NY Baltic Film Festival's "Stress & Release" Filmmaker Panel featuring three Baltic directors from NYBFF's Thriller session: Vallo Toomla (PRETENDERS/Teesklejad), Jānis Nords (FOAM AT THE MOUTH/Ar putām uz lūpām) and Ignas Jonynas (INVISIBLE/Nematoma), moderated by veteran film programmer Maria Reinup. The panelists will discuss the making of their films and the state of contemporary Baltic cinema.
👁Watch "Stress & Release" session thrillers this weekend: Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
👁Festival passes still available: balticfilmfestival.com
✨Presented by ASF + Scandinavia House.
🎥🇱🇹🇱🇻🇪🇪✨

Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Välisministeerium
10/28/2020

Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Välisministeerium

📣🇪🇪 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is inviting Estonians across the world to give feedback.

🤝 We would like to know how Estonian communities around the world are satisfied with consular services and the level of inclusion. Valuable feedback will help us plan development activities in a way that best address the expectations of Estonians abroad and the diaspora.

🌏 We invite Estonians living abroad either temporarily or permanently, but also descendants of Estonians abroad to give feedback.
Take the survey here: https://formulas.mfa.ee/699176?lang=et

Estonian Embassy in Washington's cover photo
10/27/2020

Estonian Embassy in Washington's cover photo

Estonia has released design for the new Estonian passports which will be issued from January 2021. If you're planning to...
10/27/2020

Estonia has released design for the new Estonian passports which will be issued from January 2021. If you're planning to renew your passport, but are not in a hurry then you might want to wait until January. The new passports look absolutely beautiful. See the gallery below: https://news.err.ee/1151924/estonia-introduces-redesigned-passports

10/26/2020
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Välisministeerium

Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Välisministeerium

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia (MFA Estonia), The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ), and the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) at the UN Foundation are going to sign a joint declaration of intent to cooperate on efforts to accelerate digital transformation and digitalization of governmental services for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) particularly in low-resource settings. The collaboration will establish a global high-level framework for digital government cooperation to assist countries in implementing scalable digital services and applications in a cost efficient, accelerated and integrated manner.

Find us in Twitter: DIAL_community, @MFAestonia, @BMZ_Bund, @ITU
More information about the project can be found here: https://toolkit-digitalisierung.de/en/ict-building-blocks-cooperation-digital-transformation

#ICT4SDG

Estonian Archives in the US, Inc
10/21/2020

Estonian Archives in the US, Inc

Did you know that Estonians had their own newspaper in America already in 1897???

10/17/2020
NY Baltic Film Festival

NY Baltic Film Festival

Join us for NY Baltic Film Festival Q&A with Chasing Unicorns / Ükssarvik director Rain Rannu and NYBFF programmer Jule Rozite.

CHASING UNICORNS is streaming in NYBFF's "Laugh & Cry: Comedy" session until midnight on Sun., Oct. 18th.
Trailer: youtu.be/ORrMiaAr8Po
More on Rain Rannu & the film: bit.ly/ChasingUnicornsNYBFF
Festival passes: balticfilmfestival.com
*Full Festival Access and “Laugh & Cry” session passes have already sold out, but passes for other festival sessions are still available.

10/15/2020
Visit Estonia

Visit Estonia

We love a good cooking showdown!🍴

Today and tomorrow, 16 teams are in Tallinn competing in the Bocuse d'Or European Final – the "Olympics of gastronomy". They must prepare their first local Estonian ingredient to perfection: Quail from Järveotsa Farm. Which teams will reign supreme?

Watch the competition live from Tallinn happening now ➡️ https://www.bocusedor.com/live-boc-europe/

#bocusedoreurope #bocusedor #RoadToLyon #RoadToTallinn

Kids Euro Festival
10/14/2020

Kids Euro Festival

Hungry to try something new? Explore our virtual #KidsEUFest starting this weekend!

Pille Petersoo, host of the Estonian food blog Nami-Nami retseptikogu, will teach two Estonian dishes that kids love: “Kirju Koer," made with cookies, jelly candy and cocoa, and “viineripirukad," also known as pigs in a blanket.

Get the details 👉 KidsEuroFestival.org Estonian Embassy in Washington

10/12/2020
Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet

Selleks, et iseteeninduses ja välisesinduses saaks ladusalt dokumente taotleda, on vaja teha korralik dokumendifoto.

Kui võtad appi need lihtsad nipid, siis saad koos pere või sõpradega abiga endale sobivad pildid.

1-2-3 ja pildistama!

https://iseteenindus.politsei.ee

Selleks, et iseteeninduses saaks ladusalt dokumente taotleda, on vaja teha korralik dokumendifoto.

Kui võtad appi need lihtsad nipid, siis saad koos pere või sõpradega abiga endale sobivad pildid.

1-2-3 ja pildistama!

https://iseteenindus.politsei.ee

10/08/2020
Estonian Saunas

Estonian Saunas

Good news for Estonian sauna design and technology!

The first of hundreds of new HUUM sauna stoves and WiFi controllers designed especially for the US and made in Estonia are setting sail for America this morning.

This is a joint investment between us and our new partners, a highly respected Minnesota-based sauna builder called Cedar and Stone Nordic Sauna (they are super cool people so please start following them). Together, we'll deliver them across the US, particularly to home sauna builders, from sea to shining sea.

And we're so confident Americans will love the leil (löyly / sauna steam) that we are planning a roadtrip across America with a luxury mobile sauna fitted with HUUM design and technology. Americans will be invited inside at each stop to try it for themselves. More details on that later.

Thank you to the Estonian Embassy in Washington, especially Alvar Soosaar, and EAS - Enterprise Estonia, especially James Samuel York and Maris Prii, for providing such wonderful support and advice to help make this happen.

Read more here: https://medium.com/estoniansaunas/wifi-controlled-sauna-stoves-by-huum-are-now-available-in-the-usa-9524251ed208

Watch our full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg0sFa0ypvk

10/07/2020
NY Baltic Film Festival

NY Baltic Film Festival

NY Baltic Film Festival is going virtual & all across the U.S., October thru November. See the world through Baltic eyes 👁
✨𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗽, 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼 & 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀: balticfilmfestival.com

09/30/2020
NY Baltic Film Festival

NY Baltic Film Festival is going virtual & all across the U.S., October thru November. See the world through Baltic eyes 👁
✨Early bird festival passes go on sale on Oct. 1st + first 25 buyers get a complimentary shiny new NYBFF cup ✨
𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗽, 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼 & 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀: balticfilmfestival.com

NY Baltic Film Festival is going virtual & all across the U.S., October thru November. See the world through Baltic eyes 👁
✨𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗽, 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼 & 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀: balticfilmfestival.com

09/28/2020

Our phone lines are still down after moving to a temporary location. Please contact us via email [email protected]

Reconstruction work will start at the Estonian embassy in Washington, U.S., which will last for at least 18 months. The ...
09/28/2020
Estonian Embassy in Washington undergoing reconstruction

Reconstruction work will start at the Estonian embassy in Washington, U.S., which will last for at least 18 months. The renovation has been expected for years as power, heating and cooling systems are all considered old and dangerous.

Reconstruction work will start at the Estonian embassy in Washington, U.S., which will last for at least 18 months. The renovation has been expected for years as power, heating and cooling systems are all considered old and dangerous.

Estonian Saunas
09/24/2020

Estonian Saunas

It's Estonian Language Week. And that's a good excuse to teach the word 'leil' to non-Estonians. Like all other Finno-Ugric languages, we have a special word for the steam that rises from the hot rocks in a sauna - and it comes from an older word for 'breath' or 'spirit', our essence of life basically. There's no word for this in English and we think that's a pity. So next time you are having a sauna, ask them to throw on the leil (regardless of whether they are Estonian) and help us make leil the first Estonian word to enter English.

Head isu! Bon Appetit! It has been said that the way to one's heart is through the stomach! Worldwide Estonian Language ...
09/22/2020

Head isu! Bon Appetit! It has been said that the way to one's heart is through the stomach! Worldwide Estonian Language Week offers a wonderful opportunity to surprise your dining partners with some Estonian language morsels! 🇪🇪❤️ www.keelest.ee

Infrastructure, investment, & Central Europe: The Three Seas InitiativeMON, SEP 28, 2020 11:00 AMONLINE EVENT – In the r...
09/18/2020
Infrastructure, investment, & Central Europe: The Three Seas Initiative - Atlantic Council

Infrastructure, investment, & Central Europe: The Three Seas Initiative
MON, SEP 28, 2020 11:00 AM
ONLINE EVENT – In the run up to the October 19 Three Seas Summit hosted by the President of Estonia in Tallinn, the Atlantic Council hosts a discussion on the Three Seas Initiative and the opportunities the region’s economic vitality presents for investment. https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/infrastructure-investment-central-europe/

ONLINE EVENT - In the run up to the October 19 Three Seas Summit hosted by the President of Estonia in Tallinn, the Atlantic Council hosts a discussion on the Three Seas Initiative and the opportunities the region’s economic vitality presents for investment.

09/11/2020
Arvo Pärt 85

We are sending our most heartfelt wishes to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt who is celebrating his 85th birthday today.

Pärt’s work has significantly changed the way we understand the nature of music. In 1976, he created a unique musical language called tintinnabuli, which has touched many people and has greatly influenced contemporary music. Pärt’s oeuvre is rich and versatile, including many large-scale compositions for choir and orchestra, four symphonies and works for soloists and orchestra, as well as numerous choral pieces, chamber music and organ music. The majority of his works are based on liturgical texts and prayers.

According to the classical music database Bachtrack, between 2012 and 2018 Pärt was the world’s most performed contemporary composer.

He has also created music for many films. Listen to Pärt performing one of his most beloved film music compositions, Ukuaru Waltz.

Video credit: Arvo Pärt Centre
#ArvoPärt85

Today we remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Our thoughts are with their loved ones and the American peo...
09/11/2020

Today we remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Our thoughts are with their loved ones and the American people.

We vow to #NeverForget. We stand united with our US allies in promoting peace and fighting against those who wreak terror and violence.

#September11

Alvar Soosaar joins Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director of US Investment and Trade In September, Alvar Soo...
09/11/2020

Alvar Soosaar joins Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director of US Investment and Trade

In September, Alvar Soosaar began his term as Director of US investment and Trade out of the Embassy in Washington, DC. His naming came as part of the expansion of Estonia’s business diplomacy efforts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“I look forward to devoting my time, effort, and network full-time to growing Estonia’s exports to, and investment from, the United States,” said Soosaar. “It was time for me to contribute back to a country that has given me and my family so much, a country that has world-class companies and products that it wants to share.”

“Alvar Soosaar is of a rare breed: an experienced individual with strong business networks and language skills in both Estonia and in the United States, and we are thrilled to bring him on board,” said Jonatan Vseviov, Ambassador of Estonia to the United States. “With this appointment and others elsewhere around the world, the message is clear: Estonia is open for business.”

Covid-19 has had an impact on trade and investment everywhere, and yet, Estonia’s tech-savvy e-governance has meant those impacts were minimized in the EU member state.
“One of the very first things we are doing is leading a virtual trade delegation to the United States in October,” according to Soosaar. “Some of Estonia’s very best companies will be presenting to, and having breakout sessions with, a hand-picked group of US potential clients and investors. We are confident that the event will ultimately lead to a number of mutually beneficial business connections.”

Soosaar, who was born in the United States, has a 25-year career as an investment manager, angel investor, and entrepreneur in the United States, in Bermuda, and in Ireland. He has an MBA from the University of Oxford and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.

An Ironman race on Saturday in Tallinn, Estonia, was the first such race since March. Precautions included travel restri...
09/09/2020
In a Pandemic, Getting to the Triathlon Is as Hard as Finishing It

An Ironman race on Saturday in Tallinn, Estonia, was the first such race since March. Precautions included travel restrictions, temperature checks, masked volunteers and medals handed over in bags.

An Ironman race on Saturday in Tallinn, Estonia, was the first such race since March. Precautions included travel restrictions, temperature checks, masked volunteers and medals handed over in bags.

09/08/2020

We have moved to a temporary location! This morning we lowered the flags on our beloved Embassy building on Massachusetts Avenue and said goodbye for the next couple of years until the Embassy is being fully renovated. Until then, you’ll find us at 1990 K St NW, 20006.
The Consular Section is open by appointment only, please e-mail us at [email protected].

Jüri Ratas
09/03/2020

Jüri Ratas

Kõnelesin telefoni teel Ameerika Ühendriikide välisministri Mike Pompeoga. Arutasime Eesti ja USA suhteid, sealhulgas kaitsekoostööd ja Kolme mere initsiatiivi. Rõhutasin Ameerika Ühendriikide välisministrile, et USA on Eestile väga oluline liitlane transatlantilises koostöös ja meie regiooni julgeoleku tagamisel. NATO ühtsus ja Ameerika Ühendriikide juhtroll ühenduses on võtmetähtsusega.

Arutasime veel koostööd ÜRO Julgeolekunõukogus ning arenguid Valgevenes. Eesti eestvedamisel ja teiste ÜRO liikmete, seal hulgas Ameerika Ühendriikide toel toimub homme Julgeolekunõukogus mitteametlik kohtumine Valgevene inimõiguste olukorra teemal. Tänasin Ameerika Ühendriike toe eest selle kohtumise korraldamisel.

Samuti rääkisime Majandusliku Koostöö ja Arengu Organisatsiooni (OECD) uuest võimalikust peasekretärist.

#koostöö #U.S. Department of State #Estonian Embassy in Washington #U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia #Estonian Embassy in Minsk #United Nations #OECD

08/25/2020
European Union in the United States

European Union in the United States

This isn't your average virtual panel. Last week's event with National Democratic Institute on the sidelines of the #DemConvention was hosted from our remote studio in Tallinn, Estonia! Check out the work that happened behind the scenes.

And tomorrow, our virtual event during #RNC2020 will go live from #Philly. Now that's true #transatlantic cooperation. Join us 👉 bit.ly/EURepConv #EUintheUS

American Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians commemorated the 31st Anniversary of the Baltic Way 🇱🇻🇪🇪🇱🇹 today in Washing...
08/23/2020

American Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians commemorated the 31st Anniversary of the Baltic Way 🇱🇻🇪🇪🇱🇹 today in Washington, D.C.

Hundreds of members of the Baltic diaspora expressed their support to the people of Belarus. #BalticWay #FreedomWay

Historian David Vseviov: The Echo of the Hitler-Stalin Pact
08/23/2020
David Vseviov: The echo of the Hitler-Stalin pact

Historian David Vseviov: The Echo of the Hitler-Stalin Pact

Estonian historian David Vseviov says the Kremlin's recent glorification of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact falls in line with Russia’s attitude that justifies the rights of great powers to determine the course of history and the fate of smaller nations.

‪Aside from restrictions covering large gatherings, #Estonia has now lifted almost all the measures it put in place to s...
07/06/2020
As Coronavirus Surges in U.S., Some Countries Have Just About Halted It

‪Aside from restrictions covering large gatherings, #Estonia has now lifted almost all the measures it put in place to suppress transmission of #COVIDー19 since declaring a nationwide emergency in early March - https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-coronavirus-surges-in-u-s-some-countries-have-just-about-halted-it-11594037814‬

Containing the pandemic has allowed a handful of countries to reopen their economies sooner and with greater confidence than harder-hit U.S. states or the U.K.

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