Ladies and gentlemen.
The Estonian people have elected a Parliament for the seventh time since the restoration of independence.
Each Parliament has faced a different set of responsibilities, all of them weighty. The main objective is always the same, as the people decided when they adopted the Constitution:
With unwavering faith and a steadfast will to strengthen and develop a state created to protect the peace and defend the people against outside aggression, and as a pledge to present and future generations for their social progress and welfare.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Evelin Ilves have decided to dissolve their marriage, which was concluded in 2004. They have reached this decision mutually. According to their agreement, the divorce will take effect on 30 April 2015.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, will today fly to the United States of America on a work visit, where he will co-chair the World Bank's World Development Report advisory panel, which is meeting to discuss the preparation of the World Bank's most influential report next year, Internet for Development.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves discussed Europe's security situation with the German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen and how NATO as an alliance of collective defence should constitute deterrence with a permanent presence in the Baltic States.