Urmas Paet

Global Europe 25-06-2021

Member states should refrain from bilateral dealings with Russia

The rejection of the EU-Russia Summit should not encourage member states towards having bilateral dealings with Russia, writes Urmas Paet.

The slow death of Schengen

The continuing spread of the Coronavirus in Europe has led to a situation where there is no longer any point to talk about the free movement of people in the Schengen area. In essence, it has collapsed, writes Urmas Paet....
Arctic Agenda 10-12-2020

EU needs to be prepared for rapid developments in the Arctic

The Arctic is a unique region and is becoming more important in international politics. The region is under high attention as the Arctic itself is changing, mostly due to climate change. However, with the attention, also must come the responsibility,...
Europe's East 20-11-2020

The human tragedy continues in Nagorno-Karabakh

We’ve recently witnessed the end to six weeks of fighting and bloodshed in Nagorno-Karabakh. This period could be described by quickly moving events and lack of trustworthy sources, writes Urmas Paet and calls for a serious reform of the Eastern Partnership.
Global Europe 20-10-2020

US presidential elections bring hope for restoring good US-EU relations

Less than a month remains until the US presidential elections, an event that will have a major impact on world politics for years to come, including on relations between Europe and the United States, writes Urmas Paet. Urmas Paet is...
Europe's East 09-10-2020

Why the EU must review its Eastern Partnership strategy

The events in Nagorno-Karabakh and Belarus demonstrate that it's time for the EU to review the effectiveness of its Eastern Partnership, writes Urmas Paet.
Global Europe 29-09-2020

Nord Stream 2 must be stopped immediately

Allowing the construction of Nord Stream 2 has been a mistake from the beginning and should be stopped immediately, argues Urmas Paet.
Europe's East 10-08-2020

Europe must not allow Lukashenko to continue his manipulations

The EU must shape at least two different policies towards Belarus - one for the regime that stole the elections and one for the civil society, writes Urmas Paet.