Estonia APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote good relations between Britain and Estonia and specifically to facilitate contact between parliamentarians and other representative bodies in both countries.


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Recent Documents related to Estonia

1. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with C to F)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Estonia This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

2. Estonia: notarial and documentary services
26/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Estonia: notarial and documentary services - GOV.UK

3. Prime Minister visits British troops in Estonia for Christmas
21/12/2019 - Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street (Number 10)
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Found: Prime Minister visits British troops in Estonia for Christmas - GOV.UK

4. Overseas Business Risk - Estonia
18/02/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk - Estonia Information on key security and political

5. RAF Typhoons scramble to intercept Russian fighters as part of Baltic Air Policing Mission
17/06/2019 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: Air Policing Mission RAF jets deployed in Estonia were scrambled twice over the weekend (14-15 June)

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Estonia

1. NATO's Enhance Forward Presence
28/03/2017 - Written Statements

1: main body of our fighting forces will arrive in Estonia and Poland in the coming weeks.We are providing - Speech Link

2. NATO: Eastern Flank
30/01/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: flank, leading NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Estonia, deploying a reconnaissance squadron to the US - Speech Link
2: position they have taken in sending a battle group to Estonia. The Prime Minister said,“we should engage - Speech Link
3: doing that. The deployment of British forces in Estonia and Poland is purely defensive, but can the Minister - Speech Link
4: that will reassure our allies. They will defend Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, another NATO territory - Speech Link

3. NATO
20/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: to see their dedication and devotion to duty in Estonia, where we are leading a multinational battlegroup - Speech Link
2: seen very clear examples of that in Montenegro, Estonia and elsewhere. And we ourselves have had the shocking - Speech Link
3: in Europe continue to lag behind considerably. Estonia is meeting the 2% target, but we must encourage - Speech Link
4: with our allies, whether it is Germany, Poland or Estonia, on how we can be more responsive and how we can - Speech Link
5: there.I have had the privilege of visiting Estonia twice, and I have met our personnel serving there - Speech Link
6: the plans for an enhanced forward presence in Estonia and Poland were developed. It is important, therefore - Speech Link

4. Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020
16/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: leader, a 13 year-old boy, was tracked down in Estonia at the beginning of the year. Furthermore, the - Speech Link
2: noble Lord asked about ministerial discussion with Estonia. I have already said that we engage with other - Speech Link

5. NATO Warsaw Summit
11/07/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: currently conducting Baltic air-policing missions from Estonia; our ships are making a significant contribution - Speech Link
2: questions remain about how the deployments in Estonia and Poland will work in practice, particularly - Speech Link
3: questions. First, on the battalion to be deployed in Estonia, yes, I will update the House on the precise arrangements - Speech Link
4: strong signal of using our troops on the ground in Estonia and Poland. Further, I thank him for making arrangements - Speech Link
5: Friend that our deployment in Estonia was warmly welcomed, not simply by Estonia but by the other Baltic states - Speech Link

6. Electoral Fraud
29/03/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: Lords, is the Minister aware of the work that Estonia has done with the two-step verification process - Speech Link
2: I am not familiar with the electoral system in Estonia. When we pilot a number of projects next year, - Speech Link

7. NATO Warsaw Summit
11/07/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: currently conducting Baltic air policing missions from Estonia; our ships are making a significant contribution - Speech Link
2: an enhanced forward presence with 500 troops in Estonia and 150 in Poland. We are also committed to training - Speech Link
3: be doing. First, as regards the proposals for Estonia, our forces are expected to participate in a demanding - Speech Link
4: well illustrated by what is going to happen in Estonia and other areas of the Baltic. However, although - Speech Link

8. Oral Answers to Questions
10/07/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: armoured infantry form the core of our battlegroup in Estonia. In Poland, a British reconnaissance squadron is - Speech Link
2: contribution to the enhanced Forward Presence is based in Estonia is indeed our good experience of working with Estonian - Speech Link
3: contribution that we are making in respect of NATO in Estonia and Poland, but having spoken to a couple of constituents - Speech Link
4: why our troops are being deployed to Poland and Estonia, why our Typhoons are based in Romania this summer - Speech Link
5: We have cyber expertise in this country, as do Estonia and other countries inside the alliance; we now - Speech Link

9. Oral Answers to Questions
12/12/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: armed forces’ leading role in helping to defend Estonia. May I press the Secretary of State further on - Speech Link
2: as the hon. Gentleman said, will be leading in Estonia, and Canada and Germany will be leading in the - Speech Link
3: Next year, we are sending nearly 800 troops to Estonia and 150 personnel of the Light Dragoons to Poland - Speech Link
4: importance of defending the security of the states—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—that regained their independence - Speech Link
5: right that the countries he mentioned—Latvia, Estonia and so on—are particularly worried about their - Speech Link
6: I welcome the role that UK forces will play in Estonia as part of NATO’s forward presence. It is vital - Speech Link
7: joining in. The French are coming with us into Estonia, with 200 troops in the first six-month tranche - Speech Link
8: purpose of our deployment next year of troops to Estonia and Poland, and of RAF Typhoons down to Romania - Speech Link
9: condemned in turn our deployment of troops in Estonia as provocative? Does he agree that the Baltic states - Speech Link

10. International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 2017
07/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: 5th Battalion The Rifles had started moving to Estonia as part of the NATO enhanced forward presence. - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Estonia
1. Estonia: Coronavirus
asked by: Alan Brown
01/09/2020
... what the evidential basis is for Estonia being identified as a country where quarantine arrangements are still required for travellers between Estonia and the UK.

2. Estonia: Military Alliances
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
07/03/2019
... what steps he is taking to strengthen the UK's defence relationship with Estonia after the UK leaves the EU.

3. Estonia: Military Exercises
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
16/07/2019
... how many UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force demonstrations her Department plans to conduct in Estonia in the next two years.

4. Estonia: Politics and Government
asked by: Jim Cunningham
05/03/2018
... when he last met his counterpart in Estonia and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

5. Military Aid
asked by: Matthew Offord
20/06/2018
... what plans his Department has to provide military support to NATO allies in (a) Estonia and (b) Iceland in the next 12 months.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Members
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 24th February 2020
John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
Treasurer
Conservative - Maldon
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Davies of Stamford Portrait
Lord Davies of Stamford
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mark Pritchard MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8494.

Email: pritchardm@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Estonia APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Estonia APPG

Former APPG Members
Greg Hands Portrait
Greg Hands
Secretary
Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 24th February 2020
5 APPG Memberships
France , Germany , Nutrition for Growth , Romania , Turkey
Gordon Marsden Portrait
Gordon Marsden
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Blackpool South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Beith Portrait
Lord Beith
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
3 APPG Memberships
East Coast Main Line , Finland , Norway
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Farrelly Portrait
Paul Farrelly
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Austin of Dudley Portrait
Lord Austin of Dudley
Secretary
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Dykes Portrait
Lord Dykes
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017