вторник, 23 декабря 2014 г.

Passenger port opened on the eastern border of the European Union

On 18 December 2014, on the eastern border of the European Union, in Estonia, in the town of Mustvee, on the shores of Peipus, a passenger port was opened. 
Prior to that, the town of Mustvee was visited on 3 December 2014, by U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Jeffrey D. Levine (pictured). In addition to visiting the Mustvee passenger port, the U.S. Ambassador and Max Kaur, the Mayor of Mustvee, also reviewed the state of affairs along the eastern border in the Mustvee Border Guard cordon.

“The visit by the U.S. Ambassador was an important event for the town of Mustvee, since the people living along the shores of Peipus are hoping for strong cooperation with the United States of America in order to help improve their quality of life. Mustvee is the starting point of not only Estonia, but also the European Union. The completion of the Mustvee passenger port will significantly alter the status of the town. The capital of Peipus is developing more intensively than at any other point in its 500 year history,” noted the Mayor of Mustvee, Max Kaur.
Construction of the new passenger port in Mustvee, the capital of Peipus, began in 2013. By the end of 2014, a new port building of modern architectural design had been completed, the main wharf had been renovated, and a new boat harbour built. The new pier is 168 metres in length and there is room alongside for landing nearly 30 boats. In the new two-storey port terminal, the Mustvee city government has set aside rooms for the harbour master as well as the Environmental Inspectorate.

Vessel traffic took place at the Mustvee passenger port during the tsarist-era and during the era of the first Republic of Estonia. During the Soviet-era, hydrofoils could also found at Mustvee.

понедельник, 8 декабря 2014 г.

First-time candidate for the Riigikogu

The age of 45 is the right time for an experienced statesman to seriously begin contemplating the future, the development of the city, county and the entire country, and it is the reason why I have decided to seek election to the Riigikogu. The development of Tartu and Jõgeva counties is important to me, and as the Mayor of Mustvee, the capital of Peipsi, I know what must be done at the national level to benefit the entire region.
On 9 December 2014, I will be celebrating my 45th birthday. A year ago, on 5 December 2013, the voters of Mustvee elected me to a second term as Mayor. It is true that my 45th birthday is not an anniversary; even so, it is an important date on the road to eternity, something that everyone values and celebrates. This year also saw the completion of my postgraduate degree. According to the Bologna classification, I am now a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

I have celebrated my birthday in London, Paris, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. The last few years I have celebrated my birthday in my beloved Mustvee, the capital of Peipsi.