Speeches

Address of the President of the Republic at the charity dinner of the Carolin Illenzeer Fund at the Tallinn Creative Hub

Address of the President of the Republic at the charity dinner of the Carolin Illenzeer Fund at the Tallinn Creative Hub

Esteemed President of the Riigikogu, Commander of the Defence Forces, dear friends,

Two weeks ago the former Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces, General Aleksander Einseln, reached his final resting place. He was the first commander of the Defence Forces following the restoration of Estonia's independence, to the Americans he was Colonel Einseln. He taught us defence diplomacy; he taught us that on the modern battlefield just one country – no country in the world, for that matter – will be able to call all the shots. He also taught us that defence diplomacy can only succeed, when words are backed up by deeds. Estonia's words are backed up by deeds. That is why we have been successful and are able to carry on today, in the particularly tense atmosphere that prevails currently.

12.04.2018

 

News

Kaljulaid to Lagarde: there is no going back from a digital society

Kaljulaid to Lagarde: there is no going back from a digital society

President Kersti Kaljulaid met with Christine Lagarde, President of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington today and introduced her to the progress of the Estonian e-state from e-Tax to X-road. At the meeting, the Head of State emphasised that the people themselves are the best champions for the digital state, and all they need from the state is its support.

23.04.2018

 

President Kaljulaid on working visit to the United States

President Kersti Kaljulaid departs today on a working visit to the United States of America, where she will be attending a World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO) conference and the Sedona Forum of the McCain Institute.

At the World Bank and WHO conference being held on Friday 20 April the Head of State will be giving an overview of Estonia's experience of universal health insurance.

20.04.2018

 

President Kaljulaid met with French President Emmanuel Macron

President Kaljulaid met with French President Emmanuel Macron

"France and Estonia are good partners in the European Union and strong allies in NATO. We now stand together for democratic values and freedoms," said the Estonian Head of State after the Elysée Palace meeting.

President Kaljulaid thanked the French Head of State for the support he has given to Estonia. "Estonia and France stand in solidarity and share a common understanding and commitment to shaping the future of the European Union," said the President after the meeting.

09.04.2018