Speeches

President of the Republic at the Latitude59 conference on 25 May 2017

President of the Republic at the Latitude59 conference on 25 May 2017

Dear guests of Latitude59!

I am proud to greet you in Tallinn.

As president of Estonia I represent the world's only digital society which actually has a State – the Estonian digital society of 1,3 million people, our whole population.

We have gone through a societal disruption to make sure our citizens and businesses have a totally digital environment to deal with both the State and also with their private partners. Important notice – at no point during this process has Estonia created any cutting-edge technology. Tech-wise, all we use is pretty well tried and tested by other actors, mostly private, in the world. It makes it cheaper, and more reliable. Part of it is even open data, namely our e-voting system, so all and sundry can try to hack it if they can – but they have not managed, in 7 years' time.

The disruptive innovation from Estonians is thus not technology itself, the innovation lies elsewhere – in the process of bringing businesses and government together to help all people, young and old, to benefit from digital services options available.

25.05.2017

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News

The head of state pays a working visit to Slovakia

President Kersti Kaljulaid will depart today for a two-day working visit to Bratislava, where she will meet with the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska, and speak at the Globsec international security forum.

26.05.2017

 

News in pictures: the Head of State gave a social studies lesson at Tallinn Pae Gymnasium

News in pictures: the Head of State gave a social studies lesson at Tallinn Pae Gymnasium

"Estonia is a good place in which to live. We must appreciate what we have achieved over the last 25 years. The rapid development of our digital society sets an example for Europe in general," said President Kersti Kaljulaid today at Tallinn Pae Gymnasium while giving the students a social studies lesson.

24.05.2017

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Head of State at Spring Storm: Estonian conscripts are the best in the world

Head of State at Spring Storm: Estonian conscripts are the best in the world

The President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, paid a visit today to the largest annual exercise of the Estonian Defence Forces, Spring Storm, at the central polygon. She met with professional Estonian defence force members, conscripts and reservists along with units of our allies that take part in the exercise.

23.05.2017

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