Online hackaton Hack the Crisis

Welcome, everybody!

I am very happy tonight to welcome the international community, which is trying to fight this difficult situation that all societies are finding themselves in. Now is the time to prove the concept that we have been trying out for 20 years here in Estonia.

For 20 years we have been transforming digitally and now we are a digitally transformed nation. We have to help each other in this crisis. Not only the government or the crisis committee have to work to resolve our problems--it has to be ourselves and our digital community, of which I am a great fan, that has gathered together and thought of ideas. I am quite sure that some of these ideas will be workable and that some of these ideas will save lives.

If even one life is saved by you today by taking this action, I will be extremely grateful. Also, you are keeping up hope – doing something in this crisis is very important. Being together with others even if we are physically distant, is also very important. We are humans and we care for each other by looking for solutions for each other.

Digital nations know how to find these solutions.

Thank you all and I hope you will have really great ideas.




Address of the President of the Republic in relation to the first COVID-19 victim in Estonia

Dear people of Estonia!

Today is a sad day when the first person infected with the coronavirus died in Estonia. We feared it would happen, but still secretly hoped that it wouldn’t. Of course, it happened. I offer my condolences to the family of the deceased.



The key summit contributing to Central and Eastern European economies and energy security rescheduled

The key summit contributing to Central and Eastern European economies and energy security rescheduled

The Three Seas summit and business forum which was due to take place in Estonia in June have been rescheduled due to the spread of coronavirus. The event will now be held in Tallinn on 19 & 20 October 2020. The summit and forum will bring heads of state, leading business figures and senior officials from Europe and the United States to Estonia to discuss Central and Eastern European economies and energy security.



President Kaljulaid petitions Supreme Court to declare Pension Reform Act unconstitutional

President Kersti Kaljulaid has refused for a second time to sign into law the Pension Reform Act, which pertains to and significantly alters the way in which mandatory funded pensions are organised, and has petitioned the Supreme Court to declare the Act unconstitutional.