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Priorities of the Estonian Presidency with Ambassador Kaja Tael

Beginning: Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:30
End: Wednesday, 21 June 2017 10:00
Location: Rue de la Loi 62, 1040, Brussels, Belgium
Event fees: British Chamber members: €60.00 (incl. VAT)
Access: Members only

Event description:

With the constant presidential changes, it is essential to gain early information on what to expect from the new Presidency. Ambassador Kaja Tael is in the prime position to inform members on the Estonian Priorities for the second half of 2017. 


Kaja Tael | Permanent Representative of Estonia to the EU | Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU

Ambassador Kaja Tael became the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the EU in August 2016. She was previously the Estonian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany from 2012 to 2016. Before this role, Dr. Kaja Tael was Undersecretary of European Union Affairs and then of European and Trans-Atlantic Relations to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2012. She represented Estonia as Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2006. She firstly joined the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, serving as Executive Secretary of the Estonian‐Russian Intergovernmental Commission first and then as Director General of the Policy Planning Department between 1998 and 2001. Previously she was appointed Foreign Policy Advisor to the then President of Estonia, Mr Lennart Meri. Dr. Tael began her career as Director of the Estonian Institute in Talin, a non‐governmental institution for informational and cultural exchange, in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry. She holds a PhD. with her doctoral thesis focusing on “Computer analysis of the Estonian word order”. She graduated from the Tartu University, Estonia in 1983.

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