Press Releases https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:19:34 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb President Kaljulaid discussed opportunities for co-operation with the President of Senegal https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14747-president-kaljulaid-discussed-opportunities-for-co-operation-with-the-president-of-senegal https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14747-president-kaljulaid-discussed-opportunities-for-co-operation-with-the-president-of-senegal President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a work visit to Senegal where she met with President Macky Sall in Dakar. The meeting focused mainly on e-governance and digital issues, but also on security in the region and co-operation in international organisations.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 08 Dec 2018 12:18:28 +0000
President Kaljulaid discussed cooperation between the two states with her Benin colleague https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14745-president-kaljulaid-discussed-cooperation-between-the-two-states-with-her-benin-colleague https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14745-president-kaljulaid-discussed-cooperation-between-the-two-states-with-her-benin-colleague Today, President Kersti Kaljulaid, accompanied by a business delegation, has begun her official visit to Benin, making it the first official visit of an Estonian head of state to Africa. At the meeting with Patrice Talon, President of Benin, the parties discussed the relations between the two countries, the security situation in the Sahel region, cooperation opportunities in the field of e-governance development and Estonia’s candidacy for the position of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:53:44 +0000
President Kaljulaid is visiting Benin and Senegal this week https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14742-president-kaljulaid-is-visiting-benin-and-senegal-this-week https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14742-president-kaljulaid-is-visiting-benin-and-senegal-this-week President Kaljulaid is on a visit to Africa to meet with the heads of state of Benin and Senegal, where she will introduce our e-governance solutions, explore new markets for Estonian enterprises and discuss Estonia's candidacy for the position of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The Head of State will be accompanied by an Estonian business delegation that intends to enter into a number of co-operation agreements there.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 05 Dec 2018 07:51:37 +0000
President Kaljulaid to take part in an event preceding the Munich Security Conference https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14736-president-kaljulaid-to-take-part-in-an-event-preceding-the-munich-security-conference https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14736-president-kaljulaid-to-take-part-in-an-event-preceding-the-munich-security-conference President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a work visit to Germany to participate in a strategic forum launched to prepare for the Munich Security Conference.

The Munich Strategy Forum, taking place from 2 to 6 December, will convene a small circle of opinion leaders mostly from Europe and the USA, current and former politicians, and think tank representatives. Among other issues, the future of the European Union, problems in the Middle East, defence co-operation in Europe and armament control will be discussed.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:26:06 +0000
President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid: we cannot silently consent to Russia’s aggression in the Sea of Azov https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14713-president-of-estonia-kersti-kaljulaid-we-cannot-silently-consent-to-russia-s-aggression-on-the-sea-of-azov https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14713-president-of-estonia-kersti-kaljulaid-we-cannot-silently-consent-to-russia-s-aggression-on-the-sea-of-azov According to President Kaljulaid, Russia’s attack on the Ukrainian military vessels on Sunday constitutes war in Europe. She calls upon the international community to immediately condemn this act of aggression.

"On Sunday, Russia attacked Ukrainian military vessels on the Azov Sea. We must use the right terms: this is war in Europe. The Ukrainian people have been engaged in war since 2014 and the Crimean peninsula is still under occupation.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 27 Nov 2018 10:02:16 +0000
Statement of the President of the Republic on the UN Global Compact for Migration https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14684-statement-of-the-president-of-the-republic-on-the-un-global-compact-for-migration https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14684-statement-of-the-president-of-the-republic-on-the-un-global-compact-for-migration “At least now the Government of the Republic’s stance on the UN Compact for Migration is finally clear.

For a week, the unexpected discord between the governing parties has provided fuel for societal hysterics and lying and hurting people, sometimes even deliberately by linking the compact to things that are not true, but work well to divide the society, such as the question of refugees, which is not actually addressed in this declaration. Indeed, this could be brushed off as ‘regular election campaigning’, but I disagree.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:54:51 +0000
Letters of Credence were presented to the Estonian Head of State by the Ambassadors of Slovenia, Chile and Canada https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14680-letters-of-credence-were-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-slovenia-chile-and-canada https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14680-letters-of-credence-were-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-slovenia-chile-and-canada Today in Kadriorg, Letters of Credence were presented to President Kersti Kaljulaid by Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, Božena Forštnarič Boroje, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile, Roberto Ubilla Quevedo and Ambassador of Canada, Kevin Rex.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 08 Nov 2018 06:57:24 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with UN Secretary General António Guterres https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14658-president-kaljulaid-met-with-un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14658-president-kaljulaid-met-with-un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in New York with UN Secretary General António Guterres to discuss issues concerning the security of countries worldwide, including cyber security and climate change.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:29:10 +0000
President Kaljulaid: for 20 years, Estonia has supported activities that promote the rights of women and children https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14657-president-kaljulaid-for-20-years-estonia-has-supported-activities-that-promote-the-rights-of-women-and-children https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14657-president-kaljulaid-for-20-years-estonia-has-supported-activities-that-promote-the-rights-of-women-and-children “I am proud that soon after regaining its independence, Estonia became a country that could help others. Since then and for the past 20 years, we have supported several organisations that assist women and children, such as UN WOMAN and UNICEF,” said President Kersti Kaljulaid in New York at her meeting with the Deputy Director of UN WOMEN, Åsa Regnér.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:39:15 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with Michael Bloomberg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14651-president-kaljulaid-met-with-michael-bloomberg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14651-president-kaljulaid-met-with-michael-bloomberg President Kersti Kaljulaid met yesterday in Detroit with the former Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, to discuss the role of communities and local governments in society, the global economy and Estonia’s digital society.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:54:39 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Estonia and New Zealand are making active preparations for future challenges https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14646-president-kaljulaid-estonia-and-new-zealand-are-making-active-preparations-for-future-challenges https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14646-president-kaljulaid-estonia-and-new-zealand-are-making-active-preparations-for-future-challenges “Estonia and New Zealand share similar values and are making active preparations for future challenges, ranging from digital society and artificial intellect to climate change,” said President Kersti Kaljulaid at her meeting with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, in Auckland.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 26 Oct 2018 05:32:09 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Fiji’s activity within the UN sets a good example for other smaller countries https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14648-president-kaljulaid-fiji-s-activity-within-the-un-sets-a-good-example-for-other-smaller-countries https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14648-president-kaljulaid-fiji-s-activity-within-the-un-sets-a-good-example-for-other-smaller-countries “Considering its size, Fiji is a very visible, active and successful country that sets a good example for other smaller countries. For example, in terms of population numbers, Fiji’s contribution of troops to the UN peace securing operations is the largest,” said President Kersti Kaljulaid yesterday, at her meeting with President Jioji Konousi Konrote.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 25 Oct 2018 04:59:47 +0000
President Kaljulaid on Vanuatu: climatic change represent a security threat that endangers whole nations https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14640-president-kaljulaid-on-vanuatu-climatic-change-represent-a-security-threat-that-endangers-whole-nations https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14640-president-kaljulaid-on-vanuatu-climatic-change-represent-a-security-threat-that-endangers-whole-nations “We understand well that climatic change represents the main security issue for the countries of Oceania; in the long term, this is also a threat for many countries and nations,” said President Kersti Kaljulaid today to the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai, when introducing the aims Estonia has in mind for the Security Council.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:31:34 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with the President of Vanuatu https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14639-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-president-of-vanuatu https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14639-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-president-of-vanuatu President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Port Vila with the President of Vanuatu, Tallis Obed Moses; the two presidents discussed relations between two countries, co-operation in the sphere of digital issues and President Kaljulaid introduced Estonia’s candidacy to the UN Security Council.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:28:44 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with the Governor-General of Australia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14633-news-in-pictures-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-governor-general-of-australia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14633-news-in-pictures-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-governor-general-of-australia President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Australia, within the framework of her work visit, with the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, to discuss bilateral relations between Australia and Estonia, co-operation in different international organisations and development of co-operation in the digital sphere.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 21 Oct 2018 05:08:50 +0000
President Kaljulaid at the Invictus Games: I am proud of the team representing Estonia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14632-president-kaljulaid-at-the-invictus-games-i-am-proud-of-the-team-representing-estonia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14632-president-kaljulaid-at-the-invictus-games-i-am-proud-of-the-team-representing-estonia “I am very proud that such a strong, optimistic and energetic team is representing Estonia at the Invictus Games. It has worked hard, despite its injuries, to represent our country once again. I do hope that everyone is happy to compete irrespective of what position they come, but mainly I cheer on our participants and hope that they bring home some medals,” said President Kersti Kaljulaid today in Sydney.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 21 Oct 2018 05:05:15 +0000
President Kaljulaid launched a work visit to Australia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14642-president-kaljulaid-launched-a-work-visit-to-australia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14642-president-kaljulaid-launched-a-work-visit-to-australia President Kaljulaid today began a work visit to Australia and Oceania, which is aimed at gaining support for Estonia’s candidacy to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The work visit will end on 2 November in New York where the Head of State will meet with the UN Secretary General, António Guterres.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:12:51 +0000
President Kaljulaid met in Yerevan with her Armenian colleague https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14643-president-kaljulaid-met-in-yerevan-with-her-armenian-colleague https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14643-president-kaljulaid-met-in-yerevan-with-her-armenian-colleague President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is currently on a work visit to Armenia, met today in Yerevan with the President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian. The main issues discussed at the meeting were the reform process in Armenia and closer co-operation between the two countries in the sphere of digital issues and tourism.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 11 Oct 2018 07:18:40 +0000
President Kaljulaid became an honorary doctor of a South Korean university https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14601-president-kaljulaid-became-an-honorary-doctor-of-a-south-korean-university https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14601-president-kaljulaid-became-an-honorary-doctor-of-a-south-korean-university The President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, who is currently on a work visit to South Korea, was today awarded the title of an honorary doctor of EWHA Womans University. In her address at the awarding ceremony, the Head of State said education is the road that takes us towards freedom and wealth.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 10 Oct 2018 11:14:31 +0000
President Kersti Kaljulaid will be on a work visit to South Korea until Wednesday, participating in Asia's biggest opinion leaders conference https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14590-president-kersti-kaljulaid-will-be-on-a-work-visit-to-south-korea-until-wednesday-participating-in-asias-biggest-opinion-leaders-conference https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14590-president-kersti-kaljulaid-will-be-on-a-work-visit-to-south-korea-until-wednesday-participating-in-asias-biggest-opinion-leaders-conference On Thursday and Friday, the Head of State will take part in a global summit of French-speaking countries in Yerevan, Armenia, to discuss Estonia's candidacy for the position of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council with the heads of state gathering at the event.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 08 Oct 2018 08:51:52 +0000
President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid becomes a co-chair of EWEC movement https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14580-president-of-estonia-kersti-kaljulaid-becomes-a-co-chair-of-ewec-movement https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14580-president-of-estonia-kersti-kaljulaid-becomes-a-co-chair-of-ewec-movement President Kersti Kaljulaid accepts UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres´ invitation to co-chair the High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) for the next two years.
The role of the co-chair is to advocate for women's, children's and adolescent's health. During her tenure, president Kaljulaid intends to raise awareness of the heroic efforts people globally are making, often working without any institutional support.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 28 Sep 2018 08:55:08 +0000
President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid in UNGA: small countries have no time for small objectives https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14579-president-of-estonia-kersti-kaljulaid-in-unga-small-countries-have-no-time-for-small-objectives https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14579-president-of-estonia-kersti-kaljulaid-in-unga-small-countries-have-no-time-for-small-objectives  

“Small countries have no time for small objectives – our aim is, among other issues, to bring all things digital to the UN and to the Security Council. We want to offer our perspective to make sure that human beings remain safe in this new world where cyber related threats compound with conventional ones,“ said president of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid in a speech to the 193-nation UN General Assembly.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:54:29 +0000
President Kaljulaid: hiding from the problems of the world makes no one stronger https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14569-president-kaljulaid-hiding-from-the-problems-of-the-world-makes-no-one-stronger https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14569-president-kaljulaid-hiding-from-the-problems-of-the-world-makes-no-one-stronger „Hiding away from the problems of the world makes no one stronger or happier, because behind closed doors, only fears grow, never a creative and secure future. It is the shared responsibility of us all to find solutions to the world's problems, be they the sufferings of people fleeing atrocities and war, climate change and migration problems, or poverty.," President Kersti Kaljulaid said today on the occasion of the apostolic visit of Pope Franciscus.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:37:19 +0000
His Holiness Pope Francis becomes an e-resident of Estonia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14563-his-holiness-pope-francis-becomes-an-e-resident-of-estonia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14563-his-holiness-pope-francis-becomes-an-e-resident-of-estonia His Holiness Pope Francis, leader of the Catholic Church and Head of State of Vatican City, today became an e-resident of Estonia when he was presented with his own digital ID card by Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid.

Pope Francis is the 37 647th e-resident and Estonia now has e-residents from 157 countries around the world. Estonia is regarded as the world's most advanced digital nation and began offering e-Residency in 2014 to provide people around the world with a secure digital identity and online access to Estonia's public and private services.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:30:46 +0000
President Kaljulaid to participate at the UN General Assembly in New York this week https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14561-president-kaljulaid-to-participate-at-the-un-general-assembly-in-new-york-this-week https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14561-president-kaljulaid-to-participate-at-the-un-general-assembly-in-new-york-this-week President Kaljulaid will tomorrow embark on a work visit to the United States of America where she will speak at the UN General Assembly and have bilateral meetings with some twenty heads of state to discuss Estonia's candidacy for the position of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The Head of State will also speak at Stanford University and the Fortune Most Powerful Women forum and meet with businesspeople who have supported Estonian start-up companies.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 24 Sep 2018 03:05:25 +0000
President Kaljulaid discusses economic cooperation with Chinese prime minister https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14557-president-kaljulaid-discusses-economic-cooperation-with-chinese-prime-minister https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14557-president-kaljulaid-discusses-economic-cooperation-with-chinese-prime-minister President Kersti Kaljulaid met with Prime Minister Li Keqiang of the People's Republic of China in Tianjin today to discuss cooperation between their two countries on economic matters.

"Estonian and Chinese companies are already working closely together, in the field of e-trading, the start-up sector, the food industry and for example in the construction of timber houses, where an Estonian firm has opened a factory in China, increasing its production capacity significantly," President Kaljulaid explained after the meeting.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:48:34 +0000
President Kaljulaid met in Beijing with the Head of State of China, Xi https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14549-president-kaljulaid-met-in-beijing-with-the-head-of-state-of-china-xi https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14549-president-kaljulaid-met-in-beijing-with-the-head-of-state-of-china-xi President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Beijing with the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping. The main issues discussed at the meeting included co-operation between the two countries, trade relations and the development of e-commerce. Estonia's running for the position of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council was also discussed.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:06:31 +0000
President Kaljulaid to Poroshenko: Ukraine must demonstrate specific steps taken to implement reforms https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14542-president-kaljulaid-to-poroshenko-ukraine-must-demonstrate-specific-steps-taken-to-implement-reforms https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14542-president-kaljulaid-to-poroshenko-ukraine-must-demonstrate-specific-steps-taken-to-implement-reforms President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is in Ukraine on a work visit, met today with her Ukrainian colleague, Petro Poroshenko. The situation in East Ukraine and reforms implemented by Ukraine, particularly in fighting corruption and improving the business environment, were the main issues discussed by the heads of state.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 17 Sep 2018 01:55:33 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with the President of Germany https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14541-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-president-of-germany2 https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14541-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-president-of-germany2 President Kaljulaid met today in Latvia with the President of Germany, Frank Walter Steinmeier, to discuss the countries’ mutual relations, the challenges faced by the European Union and developments in Georgia and Ukraine.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 13 Sep 2018 02:54:22 +0000
President Kaljulaid will today take part in the meeting in Latvia of the heads of state involved in the Arraiolos Group https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14540-president-kaljulaid-will-today-take-part-in-the-meeting-in-latvia-of-the-heads-of-state-involved-in-the-arraiolos-group https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14540-president-kaljulaid-will-today-take-part-in-the-meeting-in-latvia-of-the-heads-of-state-involved-in-the-arraiolos-group President Kersti Kaljulaid will be in Latvia today and tomorrow to discuss the security of Europe and the future of the European Union with her Latvian, Austrian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Finnish, German, Greek, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese and Slovenian colleagues at the meeting of the heads of state of the Arraiolos Group.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 13 Sep 2018 02:52:22 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Georgia: continued reforms will serve the interests of Georgia and its people https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14592-president-kaljulaid-in-georgia-continued-reforms-will-serve-the-interests-of-georgia-and-its-people https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14592-president-kaljulaid-in-georgia-continued-reforms-will-serve-the-interests-of-georgia-and-its-people President Kersti Kaljulaid said yesterday at the meeting with her Georgian counterpart, Giorgi Margvelashvili, that continued reforms and the reconstruction of democratic institutions will help to boost the economy of Georgia and enhance the well-being of people while laying down a strong foundation for the country's efforts towards joining both the European Union and NATO.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid: social benefits in general must be taken into consideration for e-residency https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14535-president-kaljulaid-social-benefits-in-general-must-be-taken-into-consideration-for-e-residency https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14535-president-kaljulaid-social-benefits-in-general-must-be-taken-into-consideration-for-e-residency Yesterday in Kadriorg, Tallinn, the representatives of public authorities and private sector related to the e-residency programme came together to conduct an intermediate review of Project e-residency 2.0 and agree upon further steps.

Since 2014 Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital ID available to anyone in the world. The program allows non-Estonians access to Estonian services such as company formation, banking, payment processing, and taxation. Esotnia now has more than 40,000 e-residents from 150 countries.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:24:16 +0000
President Kaljulaid on working visits to Georgia, Latvia and Ukraine this week https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14533-president-kaljulaid-on-working-visits-to-georgia-latvia-and-ukraine-this-week https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14533-president-kaljulaid-on-working-visits-to-georgia-latvia-and-ukraine-this-week Today, Wednesday 12 September, President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a working visit to Georgia ahead of the meeting of the heads of state of the Arraiolos Group in Latvia tomorrow and Friday and the annual Jalta European Strategy conference in Ukraine at the end of the week.

In Tbilisi President Kaljulaid is meeting with her Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili and Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze to discuss relations between their two countries, security policy and Georgia's relations with the European Union and NATO. President Kaljulaid will also be speaking at the 'World in 2018: Upside Down?' international conference in the Georgian capital.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:19:27 +0000
President Kaljulaid to meet with Chinese president and prime minister in Beijing next week https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14528-president-kaljulaid-to-meet-with-chinese-president-and-prime-minister-in-beijing-next-week https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14528-president-kaljulaid-to-meet-with-chinese-president-and-prime-minister-in-beijing-next-week President Kersti Kaljulaid will be making a working visit to the People's Republic of China next week, during which she will be meeting with President Xi and Prime Minister Li Keqiang and taking part in the annual technology and innovation conference of the World Economic Forum in Tianjin.

As part of the visit the Head of State will also be attending a round table of Estonian and Chinese entrepreneurs and meeting with Chinese students who are learning Estonian.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:15:11 +0000
President Kaljulaid meets Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel in Kadriorg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14504-president-kaljulaid-meets-swedens-crown-princess-victoria-and-prince-daniel-in-kadriorg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14504-president-kaljulaid-meets-swedens-crown-princess-victoria-and-prince-daniel-in-kadriorg Today in Kadriorg, President Kersti Kaljulaid met with Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who are on an official visit to Estonia. The meeting and the following lunch focused on the economic cooperation between the two countries and environmental issues.

"Sweden is one of our closest partners, both on a political level and in trade, but in reality our paths have crossed throughout time in the stories of many families, and this connection remains strong today," President Kaljulaid said shortly after the meeting and lunch. "We currently understand the world in a very similar way – the situation in Europe and around us, but also environmental challenges and issues that keep emerging more and more acutely even here, around the Baltic Sea."

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid accepted the Peace of Westphalia Prize on behalf of Estonia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14470-president-kaljulaid-accepted-the-peace-of-westphalia-prize-on-behalf-of-estonia- https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14470-president-kaljulaid-accepted-the-peace-of-westphalia-prize-on-behalf-of-estonia- "For Estonia, receiving the Peace of Westphalia Prize in the year of our hundredth anniversary for our contribution to the democratic and peaceful development of Europe represents a huge privilege," said President Kaljulaid today in Münster at the official price awarding ceremony.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:09:03 +0000
President Kaljulaid emphasised the importance of maintaining the unity of Europe at her meeting with her Italian counterpart https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14456-president-kaljulaid-emphasised-the-importance-of-maintaining-the-unity-of-europe-at-her-meeting-with-her-italian-counterpart https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14456-president-kaljulaid-emphasised-the-importance-of-maintaining-the-unity-of-europe-at-her-meeting-with-her-italian-counterpart President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Kadriorg with the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, who is on a state visit to Estonia. The meeting focused on the migration crisis and security issues, which are currently the main challenges faced by the European Union and NATO; these can only be met when the states maintain their unity.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on a work visit to Helsinki and Paris https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14437-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-helsinki-and-paris https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14437-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-helsinki-and-paris President Kersti Kaljulaid will depart today for Helsinki where she will take part in the Northern Light Summit of European business leaders and on Saturday in Paris at the graduation ceremony of Sciences Po, an institute of political studies.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 29 Jun 2018 02:28:16 +0000
President Kaljulaid to Honorary Consuls of Estonia: your tireless work makes Estonia bigger https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14434-president-kaljulaid-to-honorary-consuls-of-estonia-your-tireless-work-makes-estonia-bigger https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14434-president-kaljulaid-to-honorary-consuls-of-estonia-your-tireless-work-makes-estonia-bigger „You all are true friends of Estonia – you dedicate your time and networks to help Estonians in so manu corners of the world," president Kersti Kaljulaid said today to Honorary Consuls of Estonia gathered in Tallinn. „As a small country, Estonia cannot open an embassy or consulate in every country in the world, but with the help of our 200 honorary consuls in 87 countries, we have a much wider representation globally," President Kaljulaid added.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:13:34 +0000
President of Estonia: we need more than just military capability to feel secure https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14418-president-of-estonia-we-need-more-than-just-military-capability-to-feel-secure- https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14418-president-of-estonia-we-need-more-than-just-military-capability-to-feel-secure- Although Estonia's military defense capability is better than ever before, we need the same readiness and response speed elsewhere, President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid said today at the Victory Day parade and called for a debate before the Parliament elections on comprehensive security and size of the defence budget.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 23 Jun 2018 15:29:02 +0000
President Kaljulaid to European Heads of State in Tartu: a century ago it was a crucial time in all our stories https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14423-president-kaljulaid-to-european-heads-of-state-in-tartu-a-century-ago-it-was-a-crucial-time-in-all-our-stories https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14423-president-kaljulaid-to-european-heads-of-state-in-tartu-a-century-ago-it-was-a-crucial-time-in-all-our-stories „On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, we are graced today by the presence of good friends with whom we share common values. A century ago, they, like us, went through a crucial period in the formative years of their statehood," president of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid said to the Heads of State gathered in Tartu.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid discussed security issues with the Head of State of Poland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14425-president-kaljulaid-discussed-security-issues-with-the-head-of-state-of-poland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14425-president-kaljulaid-discussed-security-issues-with-the-head-of-state-of-poland President Kersti Kaljulaid met in the morning in Tartu with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. The international situation, security issues and topics related to the NATO summit in July were discussed at the meeting.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid: with Iceland we will digitally transform the Nordic circle https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14408-president-kaljulaid-with-iceland-we-will-digitally-transform-the-nordic-circle https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14408-president-kaljulaid-with-iceland-we-will-digitally-transform-the-nordic-circle Iceland was the first country to recognise the regaining of our independence in 1991 and is again standing with us on the front line to digitally transform the Nordic countries, President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid said when meeting president of Iceland Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:55:37 +0000
Six European heads of state will arrive in Tartu on the 22nd of June to celebrate Estonia's 100th anniversary https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14406-six-european-heads-of-state-will-arrive-in-tartu-on-the-22nd-of-june-to-celebrate-estonias-100th-anniversary https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14406-six-european-heads-of-state-will-arrive-in-tartu-on-the-22nd-of-june-to-celebrate-estonias-100th-anniversary At the invitation of President Kaljulaid six European heads of state will arrive in Tartu on the 22nd of June to celebrate Estonia's 100th anniversary.

President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelašvili, President of Iceland Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis, President of Poland Andrzej Duda and President of Finland Sauli Niinistö will participate in the Estonia 100 celebration in Tartu, which culminates with the opening of the XVIII student song- and dancefestival Gaudeamus.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:53:36 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Technology is moving too quickly to simply regulate, we need something radically different https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14373-president-kaljulaid-technology-is-moving-too-quickly-to-simply-regulate-we-need-something-radically-different https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14373-president-kaljulaid-technology-is-moving-too-quickly-to-simply-regulate-we-need-something-radically-different "Estonia usually doesn't create technology. We create legal space for that technology to come to Estonia and thrive," president of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid said yesterday during a speech to Volvo Group executives in Gothenburg, Sweden. She emphasized that the next step should be to regulate the relations between human beings and algorithms.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 15 Jun 2018 01:56:03 +0000
President Kaljulaid to the King of the Netherlands: we are two like-minded nations https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14364-president-kaljulaid-to-the-king-of-the-netherlands-we-are-two-like-minded-nations https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14364-president-kaljulaid-to-the-king-of-the-netherlands-we-are-two-like-minded-nations When meeting with the King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander today, President Kersti Kaljulaid said that both the people of Estonia and the Netherlands value the simplicity of arranging their everyday lives: „We value the benefits of digital society and Estonia is open to sharing our experiences with the Netherlands. I would also like to use the opportunity to thank the Netherlands for accepting the Estonian digital signature," President Kaljulaid said.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:51:48 +0000
President Kaljulaid is on a work visit to Poland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14355-president-kaljulaid-is-on-a-work-visit-to-poland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14355-president-kaljulaid-is-on-a-work-visit-to-poland President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a work visit to Warsaw to meet with the presidents of NATO's eastern flank countries and participate in celebrations organised to mark the 100th anniversary of the independence of Poland.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 08 Jun 2018 04:50:38 +0000
President Kaljulaid: we must give a new meaning to e-residency https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14458-president-kaljulaid-we-must-give-a-new-meaning-to-e-residency https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14458-president-kaljulaid-we-must-give-a-new-meaning-to-e-residency At the invitation of the President of the Republic, the parties related to the e-residency programme gathered together in the Ice Cellar to discuss the possible future of the programme and the measures to be taken to manage the incurring risks.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 05 Jun 2018 19:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid to the Head of State of Austria: as a presidency trio, we can achieve more together https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14330-president-kaljulaid-to-the-head-of-state-of-austria-as-a-presidency-trio-we-can-achieve-more-together https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14330-president-kaljulaid-to-the-head-of-state-of-austria-as-a-presidency-trio-we-can-achieve-more-together "I am pleased that the relations between Austria and Estonia are becoming closer. We have enjoyed good co-operation as a trio during the Presidency of the European Union and while six months represents a short period for taking long steps, then 18 months working in co-operation will give all of us a better opportunity to achieve important changes," said President Kersti Kaljulaid at her meeting today with the President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 31 May 2018 04:15:17 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Kiev: the fight against corruption requires clear political support https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14318-president-of-estonia-kersti-kaljulaid-in-kiev-the-fight-against-corruption-requires-clear-political-support https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14318-president-of-estonia-kersti-kaljulaid-in-kiev-the-fight-against-corruption-requires-clear-political-support President Kersti Kaljulaid visited the National Anti-Corruption Bureau in Kiev, Ukraine, today where she gave a presentation at a training of investigators that took place in the office.

"Apart from war, corruption is the main factor in slowing down the development of Ukraine. For the fight against corruption to be successful, it needs to have strong, visible and unconditional support at all levels," said President Kaljulaid after the meeting with the Head of the Bureau, Artem Sytnik.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 23 May 2018 10:11:33 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Ukraine: the war in Ukraine must not become inevitable https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14313-president-kaljulaid-in-ukraine-the-war-in-ukraine-must-not-become-inevitable https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14313-president-kaljulaid-in-ukraine-the-war-in-ukraine-must-not-become-inevitable The President of the Republic met today in Kiev, within the framework of an official visit, with the Head of State of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. The main issues discussed at the meeting included co-operation between the two countries, the development of Ukraine and the progress of reforms, energy security in Europe, and the war in Eastern Ukraine and the situation in occupied Crimea.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 22 May 2018 09:45:44 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on a visit to Ukraine https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14311-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-visit-to-ukraine- https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14311-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-visit-to-ukraine- President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on an official visit to Ukraine where she will meet with the president and prime minister of Ukraine and also pay a visit to Eastern Ukraine to learn more about the situation in the conflict zone and the activities of humanitarian organisations.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:13 +0000
President Kaljulaid: we are in solidarity with Greece in solving the challenges related to migration https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14301-president-kaljulaid-we-are-in-solidarity-with-greece-in-solving-the-challenges-related-to-migration- https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14301-president-kaljulaid-we-are-in-solidarity-with-greece-in-solving-the-challenges-related-to-migration- President Kersti Kaljulaid said at the meeting with the President of Greece, Prokópis Pavlópoulos, that Estonia acknowledges and supports Greece in handling the challenges emerging from the south. The heads of state also discussed security, the future of the European Union and digital issues.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 17 May 2018 12:22:01 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on a two-day visit to Greece https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14299-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-two-day-visit-to-greece https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14299-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-two-day-visit-to-greece President Kersti Kaljulaid will embark on an official visit to Greece tonight to meet with the President and Prime Minister on Thursday and Friday, visit the staff at Frontex and meet with the representatives of the local digital sphere.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 16 May 2018 10:57:02 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on official visits to Greece and Ukraine in May https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14281-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-official-visits-to-greece-and-ukraine-in-may https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14281-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-official-visits-to-greece-and-ukraine-in-may President Kersti Kaljulaid will embark on official visits to Greece and Ukraine in the second half of May to meet with the presidents and prime ministers of both countries. Additionally, the Head of State will visit Eastern Ukraine to learn more about building up the region that has suffered during the war.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 07 May 2018 08:51:54 +0000
President of the Republic appointed two new ministers https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14276-president-of-the-republic-appointed-two-new-ministers https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14276-president-of-the-republic-appointed-two-new-ministers Today President Kersti Kaljulaid, at the proposal of the Prime Minister, released the Minister of Health and Labour, Jevgeni Ossinovski, and the Minister of Public Administration, Jaak Aab, from their respective offices. The Head of State appointed Riina Sikkut and Janek Mäggi to office as new ministers.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 02 May 2018 13:08:45 +0000
President Kaljulaid at the visit of the largest cyber defence exercise Locked Shields: politicians should make full use of its opportunities https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14269-president-kaljulaid-at-the-visit-of-the-largest-cyber-defence-exercise-locked-shields-politicians-should-make-full-use-of-its-opportunities https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14269-president-kaljulaid-at-the-visit-of-the-largest-cyber-defence-exercise-locked-shields-politicians-should-make-full-use-of-its-opportunities President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid said today while visiting Locked Shields, the largest and most advanced international live-fire cyber defence exercise in the world, that the excercise provides an excellent opportunity for political level decision makers to practice managing large scale cyber attacks.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:38:34 +0000
President Kaljulaid: a mutual understanding and close relations between Norway and Estonia serve as a sign of a strong friendship https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14267-president-kaljulaid-a-mutual-understanding-and-close-relations-between-norway-and-estonia-serve-as-a-sign-of-a-strong-friendship https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14267-president-kaljulaid-a-mutual-understanding-and-close-relations-between-norway-and-estonia-serve-as-a-sign-of-a-strong-friendship "In Estonia, we appreciate that Norway never recognised the illegal annexation of Estonia by the Soviet Union and has been a good partner, friend and ally to Estonia since we regained our independence," said the President, Kersti Kaljulaid, today, at her meeting with the Royal Highnesses of Norway, Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:00:23 +0000
Kaljulaid to Lagarde: there is no going back from a digital society https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14260-kaljulaid-to-lagarde-there-is-no-going-back-from-a-digital-society https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14260-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.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:37:19 +0000
President Kaljulaid on working visit to the United States https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14256-president-kaljulaid-on-working-visit-to-the-united-states https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14256-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.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:46:49 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with French President Emmanuel Macron https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14255-president-kaljulaid-met-with-french-president-emmanuel-macron https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14255-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.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 08 Apr 2018 19:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid is on a working visit to France https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14254-president-kaljulaid-is-on-a-working-visit-to-france https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14254-president-kaljulaid-is-on-a-working-visit-to-france President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a working visit in France until Tuesday, where she will meet with President Emmanuel Macron and take part in the opening of the art exhibition on Baltic Symbolism at the Musée d'Orsay.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 07 Apr 2018 19:00:00 +0000
The King and Queen of the Netherlands will visit Estonia in June https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14207-the-king-and-queen-of-the-netherlands-will-visit-estonia-in-june https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14207-the-king-and-queen-of-the-netherlands-will-visit-estonia-in-june The King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will come to a state visit to Estonia at the invitation of President Kersti Kaljulaid on June 12-13. The Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Stef Blok, will accompany the royal couple.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 04 Apr 2018 06:17:55 +0000
President Kaljulaid in the White House: the Baltic states and USA are on the axis of good https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14203-president-kaljulaid-in-the-white-house-the-baltic-states-and-usa-are-on-the-axis-of-good https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14203-president-kaljulaid-in-the-white-house-the-baltic-states-and-usa-are-on-the-axis-of-good The main issues discussed at the meeting included co-operation between the Baltic states and the United States of the America in the sphere of security and economy.

President Kaljulaid emphasised at the press conference that Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the United States of America share the same values. "Democracy, personal freedoms and respect towards the principles of a state based on the rule of law are the cornerstones not just for the security architecture of our countries, but for the international community in general. We need to protect these values together, no matter where and when these are in danger. We countries stand together on the axis of good," said President Kaljulaid.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 02 Apr 2018 19:00:00 +0000
President of Estonia Kaljulaid met with Queen Elizabeth II https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14196-president-of-estonia-kaljulaid-met-with-queen-elizabeth-ii https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14196-president-of-estonia-kaljulaid-met-with-queen-elizabeth-ii This afternoon President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid met with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:16:44 +0000
President Kaljulaid: the response given by the West to the incident in Salisbury must consider a chain of events over 10 years https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14193-president-kaljulaid-the-response-given-by-the-west-to-the-incident-in-salisbury-must-consider-a-chain-of-events-over-10-years https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14193-president-kaljulaid-the-response-given-by-the-west-to-the-incident-in-salisbury-must-consider-a-chain-of-events-over-10-years President Kersti Kaljulaid met yesterday in Kadriorg with the Minister of Defence of the United Kingdom, Gavin Williamson. The meeting focused on issues related to the attack in Salisbury and the defence co-operation between two countries.

"The attack in Salisbury was an eye-opener for many. The attack was not aimed against any country in particular, but such a brutal attack against people on UK territory represents a security danger for all of us. However, we must not only focus on this single attack; to understand the ambitions of Russia we need to view the general context. It all started ten years ago with the occupation of Georgian territory and continued with invasion of the Crimea. The response of the West to the incident in Salisbury must consider the chain of events of the last 10 years," said President Kaljulaid after her meeting with Minister Williamson.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 25 Mar 2018 19:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on a two-day work visit to the United Kingdom https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14194-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-two-day-work-visit-to-the-united-kingdom https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14194-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-two-day-work-visit-to-the-united-kingdom President Kersti Kaljulaid will be on a work visit to the United Kingdom until Wednesday; apart from meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, she will take part in a business seminar and give a number of public lectures.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 25 Mar 2018 19:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid will meet President Trump in April https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14151-president-kaljulaid-will-meet-president-trump-in-april https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14151-president-kaljulaid-will-meet-president-trump-in-april President Kersti Kaljulaid will meet with her US counterpart, Donald Trump in Washington on April 3rd. The presidents of the three Baltic states and the US will mainly discuss security and economic co-operation.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:29:23 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Munich: NATO's policy towards Russia has been a success https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14157-president-kaljulaid-in-munich-natos-policy-towards-russia-has-been-a-success https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14157-president-kaljulaid-in-munich-natos-policy-towards-russia-has-been-a-success President Kersti Kaljulaid is currently at the Munich Security Conference in Germany where, in her address to the conference last evening, she analysed the activities carried out by NATO in recent years along the eastern wing of the alliance, and the impact of the enhanced presence of the allies in the three Baltic states and Poland.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid to participate at the Munich security conference and the celebrations of Lithuania https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14158-president-kaljulaid-to-participate-at-the-munich-security-conference-and-the-celebrations-of-lithuania https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14158-president-kaljulaid-to-participate-at-the-munich-security-conference-and-the-celebrations-of-lithuania This week, the President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, will participate at the Munich Security Conference in and events organised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lithuania in Vilnius.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0000
The first meeting between the heads of state of Estonia and South Korea https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14110-the-first-meeting-between-the-heads-of-state-of-estonia-and-south-korea https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14110-the-first-meeting-between-the-heads-of-state-of-estonia-and-south-korea President Kaljulaid said today at her meeting with the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, that the good understanding between the two countries is attributable to their shared values and responsibility.

This is the first visit at the level of heads of state since diplomatic relations between the two countries were restored in 1991.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:20:34 +0000
President Kaljulaid is on a working visit to South Korea https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14108-president-kaljulaid-is-on-a-working-visit-to-south-korea https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/14108-president-kaljulaid-is-on-a-working-visit-to-south-korea This week, President Kersti Kaljulaid and Georgi-Rene Maksimovski are on a working visit to South Korea. The Head of State will meet with the President of South Korea and take part in the opening ceremony of PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:25:35 +0000
Meeting between the Head of State and the Prime Minister of Denmark focused on security issues https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13892-meeting-between-the-head-of-state-and-the-prime-minister-of-denmark-focused-on-security-issues https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13892-meeting-between-the-head-of-state-and-the-prime-minister-of-denmark-focused-on-security-issues President Kersti Kaljulaid met in Kadriorg today with the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, to discuss co-operation between the two countries in the sphere of security.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:49:13 +0000
Meeting between Kaljulaid and Juncker focused on the future and funding of the EU https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13909-meeting-between-kaljulaid-and-juncker-focused-on-the-future-and-funding-of-the-eu https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13909-meeting-between-kaljulaid-and-juncker-focused-on-the-future-and-funding-of-the-eu President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Brussels with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Issues related to the future of the European Union, shaping the next financial period as well as energy policies, the Eastern Partnership and large-scale infrastructure projects were discussed at the meeting.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid on a work visit to Brussels https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13910-president-kaljulaid-on-a-work-visit-to-brussels https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13910-president-kaljulaid-on-a-work-visit-to-brussels The Head of State is on a work visit to Brussels today, where she will meet with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and participate this evening in the international opening performance of 'Mythos', the 9th symphony by Erkki-Sven Tüür.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Japan and Estonia share a passion for a digital world https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13886-president-kaljulaid-japan-and-estonia-share-a-passion-for-a-digital-world https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13886-president-kaljulaid-japan-and-estonia-share-a-passion-for-a-digital-world "Despite our geographical distance, we are close in spirit. Estonia and Japan share similar democratic values and a passion for new technologies and digital solutions," said President Kersti Kaljulaid at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:26:20 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Schengen has given border communities impetus for co-operation https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13840-president-kaljulaid-schengen-has-given-border-communities-impetus-for-co-operation https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13840-president-kaljulaid-schengen-has-given-border-communities-impetus-for-co-operation

"As neighbours, we did have close relations before; however, the abolishment of border control at the border control points in Estonia and Latvia following the establishment of a common Schengen visa space made communication between people even easier and smoother and gave impetus to border communities for greater co-operation and the joint development of their communities," said President Kersti Kaljulaid in Valga, at an event held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Schengen.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 22 Dec 2017 06:23:15 +0000
President Kaljulaid to participate in the strategy forum of the Munich Security Conference https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13799-president-kaljulaid-to-participate-in-the-strategy-forum-of-the-munich-security-conference https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13799-president-kaljulaid-to-participate-in-the-strategy-forum-of-the-munich-security-conference President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a work visit to Germany where she will participate in a forum held to make preparations for Munich Security Conference that will take place at the beginning of next year.

The forum will bring together a small number of American and European opinion leaders, current and former politicians and think-tank representatives to discuss current foreign and security policy issues. The main goal of the forum is to outsource the important and hot topics to be discussed at the Munich Security Conference in February.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 02 Dec 2017 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Iceland: in the 21st century, small states can be larger than merely their area in square kilometres https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13795-president-kaljulaid-in-iceland-in-the-21st-century-small-states-can-be-larger-than-merely-their-area-in-square-kilometres https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13795-president-kaljulaid-in-iceland-in-the-21st-century-small-states-can-be-larger-than-merely-their-area-in-square-kilometres "Although, inevitably, we must consider geopolitics on the one hand and real policy on the other, in the 21st century small states can be larger than merely their area in square kilometres, said President Kersti Kaljulaid today, in a public address given in Iceland about the challenges and opportunities of small states.

Small states can be more flexible, adopt decisions quicker and are often more successful in implementing new solutions and governance systems, said the President of the Republic, giving Estonia's success in building up a digital society as an example.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 29 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Iceland sets an example in protecting the rights of women https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13793-president-kaljulaid-iceland-sets-an-example-in-protecting-the-rights-of-women https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13793-president-kaljulaid-iceland-sets-an-example-in-protecting-the-rights-of-women President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Reykjavik with the President of Iceland, Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, to discuss bilateral relations, the co-operation of small countries within international relations and co-operation in the cultural sphere.

The Estonian Head of State is on a work visit to Iceland for the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Annual Global Summit in Reykjavik.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on a work visit to Iceland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13791-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-iceland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13791-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-iceland President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a work visit to the Republic of Iceland where she will participate in the Women Political Leaders Annual Global Summit, meet with the President of Iceland, give a public lecture, meet with Estonians living in Iceland and speak at a reception to mark Estonia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000
Estonian President Kaljulaid at COSAC: respecting subsidiarity will create solidarity in EU budget https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13785-estonian-president-kaljulaid-at-cosac-respecting-subsidiarity-will-create-solidarity-in-eu-budget https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13785-estonian-president-kaljulaid-at-cosac-respecting-subsidiarity-will-create-solidarity-in-eu-budget "Better respect for the principles of subsidiarity will create in itself much space for solidarity in our budget," said President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid while welcoming the guests of the COSAC meeting in Tallinn, one of the biggest events of EU Council Presidency here in Estonia.

The President also explained that therefore Member States must also carefully comb through the current portfolio of expenditures and remove what is not respecting the principles of subsidiarity: "Spending from the 1% of GDP budget on projects and activities, which have no cross-border effect should be seriously limited.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:20:01 +0000
President Kaljulaid: decision makers should learn more about cyber sphere https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13774-president-kaljulaid-decision-makers-should-learn-more-about-cyber-sphere https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13774-president-kaljulaid-decision-makers-should-learn-more-about-cyber-sphere "Most contemporary politicians admit that the cyber sphere is important, they speak the language etc., and there is genuine political support behind many cyber defence initiatives," stated President Kersti Kaljulaid today in Brussels at the annual European Defence Conference.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with the King of the Belgians and Prime Minister of Belgium https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13765-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-king-and-prime-minister-of-belgium https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13765-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-king-and-prime-minister-of-belgium President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Brussels with King Philippe and Prime Minister Charles Michel to discuss bilateral relations between Estonia and Belgium, the future of Europe, neighbourhood policies and co-operation in the sphere of defence.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid: a society of equal rights must be developed by both men and women working together https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13760-president-kaljulaid-a-society-of-equal-rights-must-be-developed-by-both-men-and-women-working-together https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13760-president-kaljulaid-a-society-of-equal-rights-must-be-developed-by-both-men-and-women-working-together "Surveys and studies reveal that equal rights have an important impact on the economy and society in general. The power of legislation alone is not sufficient to change attitudes regarding violence against women and equal rights; men and women need to work together for a more equal society," said President Kersti Kaljulaid today, in Brussels, at the Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights, which this year will focus on women's rights in turbulent times.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on a work visit to Belgium https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13755-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-belgium https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13755-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-belgium President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a work visit to Belgium where she will give a presentation at two conferences and meet with the King Philippe of Belgium; the Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel; the current High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini; and the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Rwanda: digital co-operation between Europe and Africa could be more intense https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13746-president-kaljulaid-in-rwanda-digital-co-operation-between-europe-and-africa-could-be-more-intense https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13746-president-kaljulaid-in-rwanda-digital-co-operation-between-europe-and-africa-could-be-more-intense President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is currently on a work visit to Africa, met last night in Kigali with the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, to discuss co-operation in international organisations and digital sphere.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:57:15 +0000
President Kaljulaid discussed e-governance and UN issues with her Ethiopian colleague https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13742-president-kaljulaid-discussed-e-governance-and-un-issues-with-her-ethiopian-colleague https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13742-president-kaljulaid-discussed-e-governance-and-un-issues-with-her-ethiopian-colleague The President of the Republic met today in Addis Ababa with the President of Ethiopia, Mulatu Teshome Wirtu. The discussion of the heads of state focused on relations between the European Union and Africa, e-governance options and work in the UN Security Council.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Africa could overtake Europe in the digital world https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13736--president-kaljulaid-africa-could-overtake-europe-in-the-digital-world https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13736--president-kaljulaid-africa-could-overtake-europe-in-the-digital-world The President of the Republic is on a visit to Ethiopia and met in Addis Ababa this morning with the African Commissioner for Trade and Industry, Albert Muchanga.

Relations between Africa and the European Union along with the upcoming summit and Estonia's experiences and alternatives available for African countries for the more widespread use of digital technologies were discussed at the meeting.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on a work visit to Africa https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13741-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-africa https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13741-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-africa President Kersti Kaljulaid will tonight embark on a work visit to Africa where she will meet with the presidents of Ethiopia and Rwanda and the representatives of the African Union.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000
President Kersti Kaljulaid in Georgia: more and more will be expected of your country https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13697-president-kersti-kaljulaid-in-georgia-more-and-more-will-be-expected-of-your-country https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13697-president-kersti-kaljulaid-in-georgia-more-and-more-will-be-expected-of-your-country "Georgia has become more and more successful and therefore, even more will be expected of you," said the Estonian Head of State, Kersti Kaljulaid, at a public lecture she gave at the Kutaisi University during her state visit to Georgia.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:35:24 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Georgia will get its window of opportunity https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13690-president-kaljulaid-georgia-will-get-its-window-of-opportunity https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13690-president-kaljulaid-georgia-will-get-its-window-of-opportunity President Kersti Kaljulaid began her state visit to Georgia today. At her meeting with the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, the Head of State confirmed our continued support for the territorial integrity of Georgia and its efforts to join the European Union and NATO.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:11:02 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on a state visit to the Republic of Georgia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13688-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-state-visit-to-the-republic-of-georgia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13688-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-state-visit-to-the-republic-of-georgia President Kersti Kaljulaid and Georgi-Rene Maksimovski will today embark on a state visit to the Republic of Georgia, accompanied by a business delegation of 33 members.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:50:34 +0000
President Kaljulaid: digitalisation will give nations an edge in the 21st century https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13663-president-kaljulaid-digitalisation-will-give-nations-an-edge-in-the-21st-century https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13663-president-kaljulaid-digitalisation-will-give-nations-an-edge-in-the-21st-century "Nations that develop a digital society faster will be more successful in the 21st century," stated the President of the Republic today, at the Futureforum in the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre Hanaholmen. Governments will be required to provide their citizens and enterprises with the opportunity to use safe and reliable electronic identity, added President Kaljulaid.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:16:09 +0000
President Kaljulaid will today embark on a work visit to Finland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13656-president-kaljulaid-will-today-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-finland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13656-president-kaljulaid-will-today-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-finland President of the Republic will today go on a work visit to Finland, where she will give a presentation at the Futureforum in the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre Hanaholmen.

President Kersti Kaljulaid will speak at the forum about "Estonia's Digital Success Story" and participate with the Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications, Anne Berner, Swedish Minister of Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarab, and Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University, Joakim Palme, in a panel discussion entitled "How Does Digitalization Change People and Society".

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:48:34 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with the Turkish Minister of European Union Affairs Ömer Çelik https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13658-2017-10-19-16-03-26 https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13658-2017-10-19-16-03-26 President of the Republic, President Kersti Kaljulaid, met today in Kadriorg with the Turkish Minister of European Union Affairs and head negotiator, Ömer Çelik. The situation in Turkey and neighbouring countries, issues related to the migration crisis and e-governance were discussed at the meeting.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:00:00 +0000
The Head of State to embark on a work visit to the Kingdom of Norway https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13641-the-head-of-state-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-the-kingdom-of-norway https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13641-the-head-of-state-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-the-kingdom-of-norway President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, will today embark on a working trip to Norway, where she will meet with heads of state and participate in a technology conference.

During the visit, President Kaljulaid will meet with the King of Norway, Harald V, and Queen Sonja, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the Speaker of the Parliament, Olemic Thommessen. In Oslo, President Kaljulaid will also give a presentation entitled "How to Make a Whole Nation Digital?" at Aftenposten technology conference. The Head of State will also visit the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and give a public speech about security in our region.

The Head of State will return to Estonia tonight.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:57:57 +0000
President Kaljulaid discussed digital co-operation and eastern partnership issues with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13636-president-kaljulaid-discussed-digital-co-operation-and-eastern-partnership-issues-with-the-prime-minister-of-luxembourg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13636-president-kaljulaid-discussed-digital-co-operation-and-eastern-partnership-issues-with-the-prime-minister-of-luxembourg President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, met today in Luxemburg with the Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, to discuss the co-operation between two countries in the sphere of digital and security issues, as well as matters related to the future of Europe and the Eastern Partnership. At the meeting, Prime Minister Bettel also presented the President with an agreement on the regulation of the establishment of the Estonian data embassy in Luxemburg.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:57:49 +0000
President Kaljulaid last night opened an exhibition in Rome of landscape paintings by Konrad Mägi https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13634-2017-10-10-12-10-32 https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13634-2017-10-10-12-10-32 President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, who is currently on a work visit to Italy, last night opened an exhibition in Rome of landscape paintings by Konrad Mägi, which is one part of the cultural programme launched by Estonia within the framework of its presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:09:49 +0000
President Kaljulaid discusses migration and digital issues with Italian counterpart https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13632-president-kaljulaid-discusses-migration-and-digital-issues-with-italian-counterpart https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13632-president-kaljulaid-discusses-migration-and-digital-issues-with-italian-counterpart President Kersti Kaljulaid today met with Italian president Sergio Mattarella, who gave a lunch in Rome in honour of the Estonian head of state. Discussions between the presidents focussed on the migration crisis, the opportunities of the digital society and the future of the European Union.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 09 Oct 2017 04:40:39 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on a work visit to Italy https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13625-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-italy https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13625-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-italy President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, will today embark on a work visit to Italy, where she will meet with the President of Italy in Rome and open an exhibition of paintings by Konrad Mägi.

Today, at noon, the Head of State will meet with the Head of State of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, and in the evening she will open an exhibition of paintings by Konrad Mägi at the Italian National Gallery of Modern Art.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 09 Oct 2017 04:39:47 +0000
President Kaljulaid: current paper processes are like fossil fuel https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13603-president-kaljulaid-current-paper-processes-are-like-fossil-fuel https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13603-president-kaljulaid-current-paper-processes-are-like-fossil-fuel „In some ways, the current paper processes are like fossil fuel – they have formed over generations of people and lawmakers, getting more complex over time, more and more political compromises weaved in them as the bureaucracies grow," said president Kaljulaid at the opening of the Tallinn Digital Summit.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:59:36 +0000
President Kaljulaid meets with French head of state Emmanuel Macron in Kadriorg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13604-president-kaljulaid-meets-with-french-head-of-state-emmanuel-macron-in-kadriorg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13604-president-kaljulaid-meets-with-french-head-of-state-emmanuel-macron-in-kadriorg This evening, President of the Republic Kersti Kaljulaid met with President Emmanuel Macron of France in Kadriorg. The main topics discussed during the meeting were cooperation between France and Estonia in the fields of security and IT and the future and potential reforms of the European Union.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:14:12 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Estonia and Denmark are leading in digital society development https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13599-president-kaljulaid-estonia-and-denmark-are-leading-in-digital-society-development https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13599-president-kaljulaid-estonia-and-denmark-are-leading-in-digital-society-development President Kersti Kaljulaid discussed co-operation between Estonia and Denmark in digital and security spheres in Copenhagen today with the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, and the Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen. In the morning, the Estonian Head of State took part in a discussion on security in the Baltic Sea region at the Danish Institute for International Studies and an e-governance round table organised by the Confederation of Danish Industry.

At the meeting with the Queen of Denmark, President Kaljulaid thanked Denmark for their long-term, staunch support of Estonia and she invited Queen Margrethe to Estonia for the event to mark the 800th anniversary of Dannebrog. In 2019, it will be 800 years since from the legendary battle, where the Danish flag fell from the sky near Tallinn.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:25:58 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on a working visit to Denmark https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13596-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-working-visit-to-denmark- https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13596-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-working-visit-to-denmark- President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a working visit to the Kingdom of Denmark where she will meet with the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, and the Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen. The President will participate in a discussion on security in the Baltic Sea region at the Danish Institute for International Studies and an e-governance round table organised by the Confederation of Danish Industry.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:25:45 +0000
President of the Republic proclaimed the ratification of the Istanbul Convention https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13591-president-of-the-republic-proclaimed-the-ratification-of-the-istanbul-convention https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13591-president-of-the-republic-proclaimed-the-ratification-of-the-istanbul-convention President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, today proclaimed a law of the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:09:47 +0000
President Kaljulaid spoke at the UN about the world's conflict areas and Estonia's capacity to contribute to world security https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13571-president-kaljulaid-spoke-at-the-un-about-the-worlds-conflict-areas-and-estonias-capacity-to-contribute-to-world-security https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13571-president-kaljulaid-spoke-at-the-un-about-the-worlds-conflict-areas-and-estonias-capacity-to-contribute-to-world-security President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, gave an address in New York early this morning Estonian time at the annual opening session of the United Nations General Assembly. The President's speech focused on conflict areas, the migration crisis, cyber security and the need to reform the United Nations.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:40:57 +0000
President Kaljulaid to participate in the UN General Assembly meetings in New York this week https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13565-president-kaljulaid-to-participate-in-the-un-general-assembly-meetings-in-new-york-this-week https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13565-president-kaljulaid-to-participate-in-the-un-general-assembly-meetings-in-new-york-this-week President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, will this week go on a working visit to New York where she will take part in the annual UN General assembly. Apart from numerous bilateral meetings with other heads of state and participation in various discussions, the Head of State will also give a state address at the General Assembly on Wednesday night, Estonian time.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:17:44 +0000
President Kaljulaid discussed the migration crisis with her Arraiolos Group colleagues https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13562-president-kaljulaid-discussed-the-migration-crisis-with-her-arraiolos-group-colleagues https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13562-president-kaljulaid-discussed-the-migration-crisis-with-her-arraiolos-group-colleagues

"The migration crisis is a long-term process and there is no short-term or simple solution to it. We must be ready to contribute long-term to the projects that need to be undertaken to solve the crisis“, said President Kaljulaid at the second work session of the meeting of the Arraiolos Group, which was dedicated to security in the Mediterranean region and migration issues. President Kaljulaid thanked Malta for its commitment and contribution to solving the migration issues during its presidency, adding that migration is also one of the priorities for Estonia’s Presidency. "We want to reach agreement on asylum and migration policies, including effective control over the external borders of the European Union. What's most important is to offer solutions for young people in countries of origin of migration to give them better options for self-realisation at home,” added the Estonian Head of State. The President of the Republic acknowledged Greece and Italy for their efficient work in decreasing migration pressure in the Mediterranean region.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:25:59 +0000
President Kaljulaid: the social system of the European Union must adapt to the changes taking place in society https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13560-president-kaljulaid-the-social-system-of-the-european-union-must-adapt-to-the-changes-taking-place-in-society https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13560-president-kaljulaid-the-social-system-of-the-european-union-must-adapt-to-the-changes-taking-place-in-society “As society, the nature of work and the labour market change, we need to consider how to change our social system in such a way that the required social securities would be maintained for everyone in the European Union,” said President Kersti Kaljulaid at the meeting of the 13 heads of state of the Arraiolos Group on Malta. The main topics of the two-day discussions were the future of Europe, migration, social Europe and security in the Mediterranean region.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:19:46 +0000
President Kaljulaid will discuss the future of Europe, social issues and security with the presidents of the Arraiolos Group https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13556-president-kaljulaid-will-discuss-the-future-of-europe-social-issues-and-security-with-the-presidents-of-the-arraiolos-group https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13556-president-kaljulaid-will-discuss-the-future-of-europe-social-issues-and-security-with-the-presidents-of-the-arraiolos-group

The President of the Republic will today and tomorrow participate in the discussions of the Arraiolos Group in Malta. This year, the main issues discussed at the meeting are the future of Europe, migration, social Europe and the security of the Mediterranean region.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:56:48 +0000
President Kaljulaid and NATO Secretary General discuss alliance's adaptation to current security situation https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13542-president-kaljulaid-and-nato-secretary-general-discuss-alliances-adaptation-to-current-security-situation https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13542-president-kaljulaid-and-nato-secretary-general-discuss-alliances-adaptation-to-current-security-situation President of the Republic Kersti Kaljulaid met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Kadriorg today to discuss how the alliance is adapting to the current security situation. Also discussed were the development of the alliance's management structure and increased defence cooperation between NATO and the European Union.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:54:50 +0000
The President of the Republic announces a competition for research papers on history https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13530-the-president-of-the-republic-announces-a-competition-for-research-papers-on-history https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13530-the-president-of-the-republic-announces-a-competition-for-research-papers-on-history Today, President Kersti Kaljulaid announced the competition entitled ‘A Hundred Years of the Estonian State’, inviting research papers on history from school students.

The centenary of the Republic of Estonia is an important milestone and it invites anyone with an interest in history to take a look at what has happened over that period. The competition is open to papers that cover any of the events of the past 100 years.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:11:10 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with the President of Germany https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13522-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-president-of-germany https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13522-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-president-of-germany President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, met today in Kadriorg with the Federal President of Germany, Frank Walter Steinmeier.

"Germany is one of our closes allies in both the European Union and NATO, and the values that underlie both organisations also represent the foundation of our two countries. Uniformity and strong co-operation within the framework of these organisations along with keeping both the EU and NATO strong and operable are the tasks that we both stand for," said President Kaljulaid after the meeting.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:14:12 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13515-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-minister-of-foreign-affairs-of-egypt https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13515-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-minister-of-foreign-affairs-of-egypt President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, met today in Kadriorg with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Sameh Hassan Shoukry.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:26:17 +0000
Announcement of the President of the Republic following last night’s attack in Turku https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13503-announcement-of-the-president-of-the-republic-following-last-nights-attack-in-turku- https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13503-announcement-of-the-president-of-the-republic-following-last-nights-attack-in-turku-

President of the Republic Kersti Kaljulaid: An attack against peaceful civilians is the most contemptible action one could imagine. Ultimately, from a human point of view, it makes no difference whether this will be classified as an act of terror or "merely" an attack – as violence against people peacefully walking the streets of a city, on a Friday afternoon, is cowardly and disgusting.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:34:31 +0000
President Kaljulaid met in Kadriorg with the Vice President of the United States of America https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13490-president-kaljulaid-met-in-kadriorg-with-the-vice-president-of-the-united-states-of-america https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13490-president-kaljulaid-met-in-kadriorg-with-the-vice-president-of-the-united-states-of-america President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Kadriorg with the Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence, and then took part in a meeting of the presidents of the three Baltic states and the Vice President of the US to discuss security in the region and Trans-Atlantic co-operation.

At a round table on cyber and innovation issues, which took place in Kadriorg, the Estonian Head of State highlighted the fact that European and US citizens and enterprises have long occupied the digital sphere and that states should not be the last ones to reach it. "Nations face the challenge of making the lives of people smoother. For example, the identification of its citizens is one of the most important tasks of every state. All states issue passports on paper; however, only a limited number of countries offer safe digital identification opportunities. We must not leave our citizens alone in the digital sphere and must have the ability to ensure their security there," said the President of the Republic.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:24:49 +0000
President Kaljulaid to meet in Kadriorg with the Vice President of the United States of America https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13485-president-kaljulaid-to-meet-in-kadriorg-with-the-vice-president-of-the-united-states-of-america https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13485-president-kaljulaid-to-meet-in-kadriorg-with-the-vice-president-of-the-united-states-of-america

On Monday, President Kersti Kaljulaid will meet in Kadriorg with the current Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence. In the morning, the president and the vice president will take part in a round table conversation in Kadriorg on cyber issues and innovation.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 30 Jul 2017 09:22:35 +0000
Peeter Kuimet will become Adviser to the President of the Republic on Security Issues https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13476-peeter-kuimet-will-become-adviser-to-the-president-of-the-republic-on-security-issues https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13476-peeter-kuimet-will-become-adviser-to-the-president-of-the-republic-on-security-issues

On 1 September, Peeter Kuimet will become the Adviser to the President of the Republic on Security Issues. The current Adviser on Security Issues, Merle Maigre, will take over as head of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in September.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:37:38 +0000
President Kaljulaid: we need an operable and efficient United Nations https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13466-president-kaljulaid-we-need-an-operable-and-efficient-united-nations https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13466-president-kaljulaid-we-need-an-operable-and-efficient-united-nations President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, met yesterday in New York with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to discuss the aspirations of Estonia to become a non-permanent member of the Security Council of the United nations, reforms considered in the UN by Guterres and Estonia's priorities during its Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:48:08 +0000
President Kaljulaid: a seat as a member of the United Nations Security Council is an opportunity to enhance the visibility of Estonia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13460-president-kaljulaid-a-seat-as-a-member-of-the-united-nations-security-council-is-an-opportunity-to-enhance-the-visibility-of-estonia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13460-president-kaljulaid-a-seat-as-a-member-of-the-united-nations-security-council-is-an-opportunity-to-enhance-the-visibility-of-estonia At the invitation of President Kersti Kaljulaid, the advisory council responsible for contributing to the campaign for a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council convened today at Kadriorg. The opening event of the active stage of the campaign will take place in New York on Thursday.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:02:07 +0000
Letters of Credence were presented to the Estonian Head of State by the Ambassadors of Kazakhstan and Thailand https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13459-letters-of-credence-were-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-kazakhstan-and-thailand https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13459-letters-of-credence-were-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-kazakhstan-and-thailand Today in Kadriorg, Letters of Credence were presented to President Kersti Kaljulaid by Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Murat Nurtleuov, and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand, Nopporn Adchariyavanich, who both reside in Helsinki.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 11 Jul 2017 02:59:32 +0000
President Kaljulaid at meeting with Trump: the contribution of countries does not depend on their size https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13449-president-kaljulaid-at-meeting-with-trump-the-contribution-of-countries-does-not-depend-on-their-size https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13449-president-kaljulaid-at-meeting-with-trump-the-contribution-of-countries-does-not-depend-on-their-size President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, met the President of the USA, Donald Trump, in Warsaw today at the summit of Eastern and Central European Countries to discuss energy issues, trans-Atlantic co-operation and security issues in the region.

President Kaljulaid focused on the importance of cyber security in her address, which was given during the discussion of the heads of state. She emphasised that while all countries have their own interests, we are still linked to each other, despite the size of our countries. "The European Union and the USA will together form a global power with more strength," said President Kaljulaid. She added that this is what makes close co-operation with NATO, where the United States of America has a leading role, so important.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:25:30 +0000
President of the Republic met in Riga with the Head of State of Latvia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13444-president-of-the-republic-met-in-riga-with-the-head-of-state-of-latvia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13444-president-of-the-republic-met-in-riga-with-the-head-of-state-of-latvia President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, met today in Jurmala with the President of the Republic of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis. The meeting focused on the exchange of experiences of the presidency of the European Council along with security issues, Eastern Partnership, energy policy and common infrastructure projects.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 05 Jul 2017 03:42:05 +0000
President Kaljulaid: counter-propaganda is no better than propaganda https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13443-president-kaljulaid-counter-propaganda-is-no-better-than-propaganda https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13443-president-kaljulaid-counter-propaganda-is-no-better-than-propaganda President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, opened the Riga StratCom Dialogue conference today at the NATO Centre of Excellence in Riga. In her address President Kaljulaid emphasised that countries are facing an increasingly serious challenge of delivering their message without compromising media freedom and falling into the trap of counter-propaganda.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 05 Jul 2017 03:32:56 +0000
The Head of State to embark tomorrow on a working visit to Latvia and Poland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13434-the-head-of-state-to-embark-tomorrow-on-a-working-visit-to-latvia-and-poland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13434-the-head-of-state-to-embark-tomorrow-on-a-working-visit-to-latvia-and-poland President Kersti Kaljulaid will meet on Wednesday with the President of the Republic of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, and open a strategic communication conference in NATO’s Centre of Excellence in Riga. From Latvia, the Head of State will proceed to Warsaw to give an address at the North Atlantic Council summit and at the Summit of Central and Eastern European counties, which this year will be attended by the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:39:39 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with Tusk and Juncker at Kadriorg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13420-president-kaljulaid-met-with-tusk-and-juncker-at-kadriorg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13420-president-kaljulaid-met-with-tusk-and-juncker-at-kadriorg

The President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, met with Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, in Kadriorg this morning. The meetings focused on Estonia's priorities for our presidency of the EU Council as well as digital development, the migration crisis and security issues.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 01 Jul 2017 05:30:30 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Estonia and France speak for an optimistic Europe https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13415-president-kaljulaid-estonia-and-france-speak-for-an-optimistic-europe https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13415-president-kaljulaid-estonia-and-france-speak-for-an-optimistic-europe

The President of the Republic Kersti Kaljulaid met with Edouard Philippe, the Prime Minister of France, in Kadriorg today.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 30 Jun 2017 03:00:28 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with the Head of State of Malta https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13399-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-head-of-state-of-malta https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13399-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-head-of-state-of-malta

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Rome with the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. The heads of state discussed co-operation between the two countries and the experiences that Malta gained during its Presidency of the European Council.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:25:53 +0000
News in pictures: the President of the Republic appointed new ministers https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13351-news-in-pictures-the-president-of-the-republic-appointed-new-ministers https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13351-news-in-pictures-the-president-of-the-republic-appointed-new-ministers

President Kersti Kaljulaid made changes to the Government and, on a proposal by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, dismissed Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna, Minister of the Environment Marko Pomerants and Minister of Finance Sven Sester and appointed Jüri Luik as the new Minister of Defence, Siim Kiisler as the new Minister of the Environment and Toomas Tõniste as the new Minister of Finance.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:56:53 +0000
Estonian Head of State receives letters of credence from ambassadors of Latvia, Burkina Faso and Serbia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13344-estonian-head-of-state-receives-letters-of-credence-from-ambassadors-of-latvia-burkina-faso-and-serbia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13344-estonian-head-of-state-receives-letters-of-credence-from-ambassadors-of-latvia-burkina-faso-and-serbia

Today in Kadriorg, President Kersti Kaljulaid received letters of credence from the following ambassadors: Raimonds Jansons of the Republic of Latvia with residence in Tallinn, Simplice Honoré Guibila of Burkina Faso with residence in Berlin and Saša Obradović of the Republic of Serbia with residence in Helsinki.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 08 Jun 2017 05:54:28 +0000
News in pictures: the Head of State met with the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13322-news-in-pictures-the-head-of-state-met-with-the-president-of-the-european-parliament-antonio-tajani https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13322-news-in-pictures-the-head-of-state-met-with-the-president-of-the-european-parliament-antonio-tajani President Kersti Kaljulaid met in Kadriorg today with the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, along with representatives of political groups from the European Parliament to discuss preparations and priorities ahead of Estonia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 30 May 2017 13:34:54 +0000
Head of State at security conference: the budget of the European Union has to match the changed circumstances https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13310-head-of-state-at-security-conference-the-budget-of-the-european-union-has-to-match-the-changed-circumstances https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13310-head-of-state-at-security-conference-the-budget-of-the-european-union-has-to-match-the-changed-circumstances "The euro and the refugee crisis together with the changed security situation are difficulties that contribute to the development of the European Union. We shall not retreat. Coping with the challenges that Europe is facing will demonstrate the ability of the Member States to stick to the values they established together. Development will inevitably assume financial resources and the budgetary decisions of the European Union have to match the changed circumstances," said President Kersti Kaljulaid in Bratislava, at Globsec, the most representative security forum in Central Europe.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 27 May 2017 10:21:53 +0000
President Kaljulaid: the security and foreign policy of the European Union needs to be uniform https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13307-president-kaljulaid-the-security-and-foreign-policy-of-the-european-union-needs-to-be-uniform https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13307-president-kaljulaid-the-security-and-foreign-policy-of-the-european-union-needs-to-be-uniform "For the sake of the future of Europe, the Member States of the European Union must remain uniform in the changed security situation and post-Brexit era," said President Kersti Kaljulaid, who met with the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska, during her working visit to Bratislava.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 27 May 2017 01:05:30 +0000
The head of state pays a working visit to Slovakia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13301-the-head-of-state-pays-a-working-visit-to-slovakia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13301-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.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 26 May 2017 05:37:55 +0000
News in pictures: the Head of State gave a social studies lesson at Tallinn Pae Gymnasium https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13295-news-in-pictures-the-head-of-state-gave-a-social-studies-lesson-at-tallinn-pae-gymnasium https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13295-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.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 24 May 2017 10:48:23 +0000
Head of State at Spring Storm: Estonian conscripts are the best in the world https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13290-head-of-state-at-spring-storm-estonian-conscripts-are-the-best-in-the-world https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13290-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.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 23 May 2017 11:30:32 +0000
The Head of State expressed condolences to the United Kingdom https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13286-the-head-of-state-expressed-condolences-to-the-united-kingdom https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13286-the-head-of-state-expressed-condolences-to-the-united-kingdom President Kersti Kaljulaid sent a letter of condolences to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland following the explosion that took place next to Manchester Arena, a popular venue for sporting events and concerts, and resulted in 22 people dead and 59 injured.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 23 May 2017 04:06:01 +0000
News in pictures: presidents Kaljulaid and Niinistö focused on security in Europe at their meeting https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13266-2017-05-14-15-34-21 https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13266-2017-05-14-15-34-21 President Kersti Kaljulaid and the Head of State of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, focused primarily on the security of the Baltic Sea region and Europe in general at their meeting in Kadriorg today.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 13 May 2017 10:21:06 +0000
News in pictures: the Head of State presented a decoration of the Republic of Estonia to Heinrich Brauss, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13267-news-in-pictures-the-head-of-state-presented-a-decoration-of-the-republic-of-estonia-to-heinrich-brauss-nato-assistant-secretary-general-for-defence-policy-and-planning https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13267-news-in-pictures-the-head-of-state-presented-a-decoration-of-the-republic-of-estonia-to-heinrich-brauss-nato-assistant-secretary-general-for-defence-policy-and-planning Today in Kadriorg, President Kersti Kaljulaid presented Heinrich Brauss, NATO Assistant Secretary General with Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, Class III, which was bestowed on him this year.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 13 May 2017 10:50:42 +0000
Head of State at the meeting with Mogherini: the European Union must become more confident https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13259-head-of-state-at-the-meeting-with-mogherini-the-european-union-must-become-more-confident https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13259-head-of-state-at-the-meeting-with-mogherini-the-european-union-must-become-more-confident This morning, President Kersti Kaljulaid met in Kadriorg with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The meeting focused on both the internal developments of the European Union and the role of the European Union in the world in general.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 12 May 2017 06:31:16 +0000
President of the Republic discussed the future of shared infrastructure projects at her meeting with the Prime Minister of Poland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13250-president-of-the-republic-discussed-the-future-of-shared-infrastructure-projects-at-her-meeting-with-the-prime-minister-of-poland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13250-president-of-the-republic-discussed-the-future-of-shared-infrastructure-projects-at-her-meeting-with-the-prime-minister-of-poland President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Kadriorg with the Prime Minister of Poland, Beata Szydło. The meeting focused on co-operation between the two countries in the spheres of security and large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the construction of Rail Baltic and connecting the Baltic energy networks to Western Europe.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 08 May 2017 08:27:42 +0000
President of the Republic on a working visit to Switzerland and Italy https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13240-president-of-the-republic-on-a-working-visit-to-switzerland-and-italy https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13240-president-of-the-republic-on-a-working-visit-to-switzerland-and-italy President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a four-day working visit to Switzerland and Italy. During the visit she will give a presentation at the St. Gallen Symposium, an international management conference at St. Gallen University, and deliver a speech at the 2017 State of the Union conference in Florence.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 03 May 2017 01:24:41 +0000
News in pictures: the Head of State presented Arnaud Coustillière with a decoration of the Republic of Estonia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13228-2017-04-26-18-45-11 https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13228-2017-04-26-18-45-11 Today in Kadriorg, President Kersti Kaljulaid presented Vice-Admiral Arnaud Coustillière, a promoter of cyber defence related co-operation, with a Class III Cross of the Eagle that he was awarded earlier this year.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:26:02 +0000
Letters of Credence delivered to the Estonian Head of State by Ambassadors of Honduras, Paraguay and Cambodia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13225-letters-of-credence-delivered-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-ambassadors-of-honduras-paraguay-and-cambodia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13225-letters-of-credence-delivered-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-ambassadors-of-honduras-paraguay-and-cambodia Today in Kadriorg, Letters of Credence were presented to President Kersti Kaljulaid by Ambassador of the Republic of Honduras, Roberto Ochoa Madrid, who resides in Brussels; Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay, Fernando Daniel Ojeda Cáceres, who resides in Berlin and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Ker Vicseth, who resides in Moscow.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:13:11 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with Paul Ryan, current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13222-president-kaljulaid-met-with-paul-ryan-current-speaker-of-the-united-states-house-of-representatives https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13222-president-kaljulaid-met-with-paul-ryan-current-speaker-of-the-united-states-house-of-representatives President Kersti Kaljulaid met last night in Kadriorg with Paul Ryan, current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. At the meeting, the Head of State emphasised the importance of Trans-Atlantic co-operation and thanked the US representatives for their considerable contribution to ensuring the security of the Western World.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:39 +0000
President of the Republic met with the Deputy Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13196-president-of-the-republic-met-with-the-deputy-prime-minister-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13196-president-of-the-republic-met-with-the-deputy-prime-minister-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china Tonight, President Kersti Kaljulaid met in Kadriorg with Zhang Gaoli, the Deputy Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China. Economic relations between the two countries and co-operation between China and the European Union were discussed at the meeting.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:00:10 +0000
Statement by President Kersti Kaljulaid in response to events in Syria https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13181-statement-by-president-kersti-kaljulaid-in-response-to-events-in-syria https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13181-statement-by-president-kersti-kaljulaid-in-response-to-events-in-syria The chemical weapons attack carried out by the Assad regime against its own people three days ago was a monstrous crime with no justification whatsoever. The international agreement of 2013 according to which Syria agreed to give up control over its chemical weapons has amounted to nothing more than hot air.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:12:45 +0000
President Kaljulaid will participate today and tomorrow in a high-level trans-Atlantic co-operation event in Brussels https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13143-president-kaljulaid-will-participate-today-and-tomorrow-in-a-high-level-trans-atlantic-co-operation-event-in-brussels https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13143-president-kaljulaid-will-participate-today-and-tomorrow-in-a-high-level-trans-atlantic-co-operation-event-in-brussels President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, departed for Brussels today where she will participate in an annual trans-Atlantic high-level foreign and security policy conference, the Brussels Forum.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:03:07 +0000
Letters of Credence were presented to the Estonian Head of State by ambassadors of Spain, Sri Lanka and Egypt https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13137-letters-of-credence-were-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-ambassadors-of-spain-sri-lanka-and-egypt- https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13137-letters-of-credence-were-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-ambassadors-of-spain-sri-lanka-and-egypt- Today President Kersti Kaljulaid received in Kadriorg Letters of Credence from Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain, Teresa Orjales Vidal, who resides in Tallinn; Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Renuka Damayanthie Rajapakse, who resides in Stockholm; and Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sherif Yehia Refaat, who resides in Helsinki.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:37:06 +0000
President Kaljulaid: language immersion projects in the region of the Valga-Valka border set an example for Estonia in general https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13133-president-kaljulaid-language-immersion-projects-in-the-region-of-the-valga-valka-border-set-an-example-for-estonia-in-general https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13133-president-kaljulaid-language-immersion-projects-in-the-region-of-the-valga-valka-border-set-an-example-for-estonia-in-general "The organisation of basic and hobby education in teaching Estonian, Russian and Latvian speaking children in Valga and Valka set a good example for other Estonian regions where children speak different mother tongues," said President Kersti Kaljulaid. The Head of State is on a two-day tour of Valga county and paid a visit today to Valga Pääsuke Nursery and Valka Art School.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:05:06 +0000
News in pictures: the Head of State met with Curtis Scaparrotti, current Commander of the United States European Command https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13122-news-in-pictures-the-head-of-state-met-with-curtis-scaparrotti-current-commander-of-the-united-states-european-command https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13122-news-in-pictures-the-head-of-state-met-with-curtis-scaparrotti-current-commander-of-the-united-states-european-command President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Kadriorg with general Curtis Scaparrotti, current Commander of the United States European Command.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:41:41 +0000
President Kaljulaid met in Beirut today with the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, and the Prime Minister, Saad Harir https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13114-president-kaljulaid-met-in-beirut-today-with-the-president-of-lebanon-michel-aoun-and-the-prime-minister-saad-harir https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13114-president-kaljulaid-met-in-beirut-today-with-the-president-of-lebanon-michel-aoun-and-the-prime-minister-saad-harir At the meeting with the President of Lebanon, the Estonian Head of State congratulated President Aoun on taking office and acknowledged the skills of Lebanon in coping with huge challenges in such a complicated region. "Estonia is happy to share its experiences and substantial knowledge of building up a digital society," said President Kaljulaid at the meeting and invited the representatives of Lebanon to Estonia to learn more about the developments of our information society.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:54:35 +0000
President of the Republic to visit the members of the Estonian Defence Forces on a mission in Lebanon https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13106-president-of-the-republic-to-visit-the-members-of-the-estonian-defence-forces-on-a-mission-in-lebanon https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13106-president-of-the-republic-to-visit-the-members-of-the-estonian-defence-forces-on-a-mission-in-lebanon President Kersti Kaljulaid today departed for a visit to Lebanon where she will meet with the members of the Estonian Defence Forces who are serving in a UNIFIL mission there. Meetings with the President and Prime Minister of Lebanon are also scheduled for the visit.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 09 Mar 2017 04:40:39 +0000
President Kaljulaid: co-operation between Estonia and Finland is so much more than Talsinki https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13110-president-kaljulaid-co-operation-between-estonia-and-finland-is-so-much-more-than-talsinki https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13110-president-kaljulaid-co-operation-between-estonia-and-finland-is-so-much-more-than-talsinki During the state visit, the President of the Republic visited Tampere where she met with city leaders and paid a visit to the local university of technology. The Head of State also took part in a discussion regarding co-operation between the university, local government and enterprises.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:14:43 +0000
Letters of Credence presented to the Estonian Head of State by the ambassadors of Guatemala and Vietnam https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13067-letters-of-credence-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-guatemala-and-vietnam https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13067-letters-of-credence-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-guatemala-and-vietnam Today in Kadriorg President Kersti Kaljulaid received Letters of Credence from Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala, Francisco Roberto Gross Hernández-Kramer, who resides in Stockholm and Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Phạm Thị Ngọc Bích, who resides in Helsinki.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:05:51 +0000
Estonia’s preparations for the arrival of NATO’s allied forces discussed at the National Defence Council https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13053-estonias-preparations-for-the-arrival-of-natos-allied-forces-discussed-at-the-national-defence-council https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13053-estonias-preparations-for-the-arrival-of-natos-allied-forces-discussed-at-the-national-defence-council Today, the National Defence Council was summoned by the President of the Republic; at the meeting, the Minister of Defence and the Commander of the Defence Forces gave an overview on the arrival of additionally deployed NATO allied forces in Estonia, according to the resolution adopted by the Alliance last year at NATO's Summit in Warsaw.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:01:19 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Riga: Europe must stand united to defend its values https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13047-president-kaljulaid-in-riga-europe-must-stand-united-to-defend-its-values https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13047-president-kaljulaid-in-riga-europe-must-stand-united-to-defend-its-values The President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, emphasised at today's meeting with the heads of state of the other Baltic states and Germany that the importance of maintaining solidarity between countries that share common ways of thinking becomes more important as the world becomes more erratic. Today in Riga, the Head of State thanked the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, who was on his last foreign visit for his steadfast promotion of common European values.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:03:41 +0000
Estonia to acknowledge 113 people with decorations of the Republic of Estonia on the eve of Independence Day https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13042-estonia-to-acknowledge-113-people-with-decorations-of-the-republic-of-estonia-on-the-eve-of-independence-day https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13042-estonia-to-acknowledge-113-people-with-decorations-of-the-republic-of-estonia-on-the-eve-of-independence-day President Kersti Kaljulaid will award state decorations to 113 people on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia to acknowledge their commitments to professional life or society that have helped to make Estonia better.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:11:35 +0000
President Kaljulaid will meet with her Baltic and German counterparts in Riga tomorrow https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13038-president-kaljulaid-will-meet-with-her-baltic-and-german-counterparts-in-riga-tomorrow https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/13038-president-kaljulaid-will-meet-with-her-baltic-and-german-counterparts-in-riga-tomorrow President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, will tomorrow take part in a meeting of the presidents of the three Baltic states. The heads of state will then also meet with the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:04:29 +0000
President Kaljulaid: it is important to fight against the “flat Earth” theories https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12910-president-kaljulaid-it-is-important-to-fight-against-the-flat-earth-theories https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12910-president-kaljulaid-it-is-important-to-fight-against-the-flat-earth-theories "I have recently given a lot of consideration to science, as the world is raising people who can not make a distinction between sciences and pseudo-sciences. It is very important to help people distinguish science from entertainment," said President Kersti Kaljulaid today as she handed over the Young Scientist Awards of the Cultural Foundation of the President of the Republic.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:56:14 +0000
President of Estonia on the Treaty of Tartu: this is one of the most significant achievements of Estonian diplomacy https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12901-president-of-estonia-on-the-treaty-of-tartu-this-is-one-of-the-most-significant-achievements-of-estonian-diplomacy https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12901-president-of-estonia-on-the-treaty-of-tartu-this-is-one-of-the-most-significant-achievements-of-estonian-diplomacy President Kersti Kaljulaid spoke of how it is our destiny to protect our security, at a reception in the Estonia Concert Hall today to mark the 97th anniversary of Tartu Peace Treaty. From and against what is something we learn again every morning.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:37:42 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12890-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-president-of-the-european-council-donald-tusk https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12890-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-president-of-the-european-council-donald-tusk President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Kadriorg with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. The future of the European Union, Trans-Atlantic co-operation, issues that concern free trade and sanctions against Russia were discussed at the meeting.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:57:38 +0000
Letters of Credence were presented to the Estonian Head of State by the ambassadors of Namibia and Chile https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12888-letters-of-credence-were-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-namibia-and-chile https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12888-letters-of-credence-were-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-namibia-and-chile Today in Kadriorg, Letters of Credence were presented to President Kersti Kaljulaid by Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia, Bonny Haufiku, and Ambassador of the Republic of Chile, Eduardo Gálvez, who both reside in Helsinki.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:08:50 +0000
News in pictures: President Kaljulaid meets Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12883-news-in-pictures-president-kaljulaid-meets-lithuanian-prime-minister-saulius-skvernelis https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12883-news-in-pictures-president-kaljulaid-meets-lithuanian-prime-minister-saulius-skvernelis Today, President Kersti Kaljulaid met with Saulius Skvernelis, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:16:15 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Sweden and Estonia are closely intertwined https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12877-president-kaljulaid-sweden-and-estonia-are-closely-intertwined https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12877-president-kaljulaid-sweden-and-estonia-are-closely-intertwined President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, is today on a working visit to the Kingdom of Sweden where she met with heads of state, entrepreneurs and the Estonian community.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:40:02 +0000
President Kaljulaid to embark on a working visit to Sweden https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12874-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-working-visit-to-sweden https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12874-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-working-visit-to-sweden This Wednesday, President Kersti Kaljulaid will begin a two-day working visit to the Kingdom of Sweden. The visit will include a number of high-level meetings.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:12:15 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Ukraine must be allowed to decide its own fate https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12870-president-kaljulaid-ukraine-must-be-allowed-to-decide-its-own-fate https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12870-president-kaljulaid-ukraine-must-be-allowed-to-decide-its-own-fate At today's meeting, the President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, and the Head of State of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, focused on the situation in Eastern Ukraine, relations between Ukraine and the European Union and the implementation of reforms in Ukraine.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:19:33 +0000
President Kaljulaid congratulated President Donald Trump https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12863-president-kaljulaid-congratulated-president-donald-trump https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12863-president-kaljulaid-congratulated-president-donald-trump President Kersti Kaljulaid today sent a letter of congratulations to the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on his inauguration.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:10:57 +0000
Letters of Credence were presented to the Estonian Head of State by the ambassadors of the Czech Republic, Portugal and Korea https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12849-letters-of-credence-were-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-the-czech-republic-portugal-and-korea https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12849-letters-of-credence-were-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-the-czech-republic-portugal-and-korea Today in Kadriorg, Letters of Credence were presented to President Kersti Kaljulaid by Ambassador of the Czech Republic, Gabriela Tománková, who resides in Tallinn, along with Ambassador of the Republic of Portugal, António Costa Moura, and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Kim Soo-Gwon, who both reside in Helsinki.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:01:30 +0000
News in pictures: the Head of State met with the speaker of the Israeli parliament, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12848-news-in-pictures-the-head-of-state-met-with-the-speaker-of-the-israeli-parliament-yuli-yoel-edelstein https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12848-news-in-pictures-the-head-of-state-met-with-the-speaker-of-the-israeli-parliament-yuli-yoel-edelstein President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Kadriorg with Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, the Speaker of the Knesset, Parliament of Israel, who is currently on a two-day visit to Estonia.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:56:30 +0000
News in pictures: President Kaljulaid met with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12818-news-in-pictures-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-eus-chief-brexit-negotiator-michel-barnier https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12818-news-in-pictures-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-eus-chief-brexit-negotiator-michel-barnier President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Kadriorg with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:00:25 +0000
Ambassadors of Italy, South Africa, Australia and Armenia handed their letters of credence over to the President https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12815-ambassadors-of-italy-south-africa-australia-and-armenia-handed-their-letters-of-credence-over-to-the-president https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12815-ambassadors-of-italy-south-africa-australia-and-armenia-handed-their-letters-of-credence-over-to-the-president The following ambassadors presented their Letters of Credence to President Kersti Kaljulaid in Kadriorg today: Ambassador of the Republic of Italy, Filippo Formica, who resides in Tallinn; Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa, Carmen Jolene Smidt, who resides in Helsinki; Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Australia, Jonathan Charles Kenna, who resides in Stockholm, and Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia, Tigran Mkrtchyan, who resides in Vilnius.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:10:08 +0000
President Kaljulaid expressed condolences to Germany: we all mourn on this gloomy, pre-Christmas day https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12812-president-kaljulaid-expressed-condolences-to-germany-we-all-mourn-on-this-gloomy-pre-christmas-day https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12812-president-kaljulaid-expressed-condolences-to-germany-we-all-mourn-on-this-gloomy-pre-christmas-day President Kersti Kaljulaid sent a letter of condolences to the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, following the attack at Berlin Christmas Market, which resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:21:10 +0000
President Kaljulaid condemned the killing of the Russian Ambassador https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12811-president-kaljulaid-condemned-the-killing-of-the-russian-ambassador https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12811-president-kaljulaid-condemned-the-killing-of-the-russian-ambassador President Kersti Kaljulaid condemned the killing of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:15:11 +0000
The Christmas card of the President is titled ‘We Are Stronger Together’ https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12803-the-christmas-card-of-the-president-is-titled-we-are-stronger-together https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12803-the-christmas-card-of-the-president-is-titled-we-are-stronger-together The Christmas card of President Kersti Kaljulaid is called 'We Are Stronger Together', a thematic continuation of her inauguration speech in which she spoke of a simple truth – our common action and efforts will create the Estonia we wish for.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:24:05 +0000
Paloma Krõõt Tupay named as legal adviser to the President https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12800-2016-12-15-14-33-14 https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12800-2016-12-15-14-33-14 Paloma Krõõt Tupay will take up the position of legal adviser to the President from today. As a legal advisor, she will counsel the president on constitutional law and constitutional institutions.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:24:38 +0000
The Head of State expressed condolences to Turkey https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12788-the-head-of-state-expressed-condolences-to-turkey https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12788-the-head-of-state-expressed-condolences-to-turkey President Kersti Kaljulaid sent a letter of condolences to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, following the explosions in the centre of Istanbul that have resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 11 Dec 2016 08:54:07 +0000
The Head of State proclaimed a law at this year’s Annual Conference of Human Rights https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12785-the-head-of-state-proclaimed-a-law-at-this-years-annual-conference-of-human-rights https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12785-the-head-of-state-proclaimed-a-law-at-this-years-annual-conference-of-human-rights The patron of the Annual Conference of Human Rights, President Kersti Kaljulaid, proclaimed a law on the amendment of the Obligation to Leave and the Prohibition on Entry Act in front of the people who had gathered to take part in the conference. "As the Head of State, I have the pleasure to proclaim this act, here and now: on the eve of human rights day, at a conference dedicated to human rights," said President Kaljulaid.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:37:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid: we ensure the security of NATO’s north-eastern corner https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12779-president-kaljulaid-we-ensure-the-security-of-natos-north-eastern-corner https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12779-president-kaljulaid-we-ensure-the-security-of-natos-north-eastern-corner President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Brussels with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg. Co-operation between the EU and NATO, cyber security issues and implementation of the Warsaw agreements were discussed at the meeting.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:25:46 +0000
President Kaljulaid at her meeting with President Hollande: security is built by us together https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12773-president-kaljulaid-at-her-meeting-with-president-hollande-security-is-built-by-us-together https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12773-president-kaljulaid-at-her-meeting-with-president-hollande-security-is-built-by-us-together President Kersti Kaljulaid met yesterday with the Head of State of France, Francois Hollande. The meeting focused on the future of the European Union and its role in global policy, security issues as well as a discussion on cyber security and the choices offered by e-governance.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:21:47 +0000
President Kaljulaid will meet today in Paris with the Head of State of France, Francois Hollande https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12770-president-kaljulaid-will-meet-today-in-paris-with-the-head-of-state-of-france-francois-hollande https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12770-president-kaljulaid-will-meet-today-in-paris-with-the-head-of-state-of-france-francois-hollande President Kersti Kaljulaid is today on a visit to France where she will meet in the Élysée Palace with the President of France, Francois Hollande, take part in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit and in a round table on security in Europe at Institut Français des Relations Internationales (the French Institute of International Relations).

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:14:58 +0000
President Kaljulaid acknowledged this year’s volunteers https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12762-president-kaljulaid-acknowledged-this-years-volunteers https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12762-president-kaljulaid-acknowledged-this-years-volunteers President Kersti Kaljulaid, patron of the national volunteers' thanksgiving event, presented the decorations of volunteers today in the Winter Garden of Estonia Theatre with the creators of Kodukant, the Estonian Village Movement. "If we were to add up the work that volunteers all over Estonia do – as much as dispassionate statistics and studies will allow – this would add up to full-time annual work done by approximately 10,000 people," said the Head of State.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:16:49 +0000
President Kaljulaid to reservists: our deterrence capability is real, not illusive https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12761-president-kaljulaid-to-reservists-our-deterrence-capability-is-real-not-illusive https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12761-president-kaljulaid-to-reservists-our-deterrence-capability-is-real-not-illusive President Kersti Kaljulaid today visited the training field of the Defence Forces in Männiku, where she met with reservists who were summoned to an additional reservist training, Okas (Quilll). The Head of State also paid a visit to the Defence League training, Põhjatäht (North Star), in Ülemiste.

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ENG Pressiteated Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:01:13 +0000
The head of state encouraged participants of the Slush technology conference to take up Estonian e-residency https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12754-the-head-of-state-encouraged-participants-of-the-slush-technology-conference-to-take-up-estonian-e-residency https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12754-the-head-of-state-encouraged-participants-of-the-slush-technology-conference-to-take-up-estonian-e-residency At yesterday's opening event of Slush, the largest technology conference of the region, President Kersti Kaljulaid outlined the success of e-Estonia and encouraged the participants to apply for e-residency.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:24:53 +0000
President Kaljulaid to open the Slush international technology conference in Helsinki today https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12749-president-kaljulaid-to-open-the-slush-international-technology-conference-in-helsinki-today https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12749-president-kaljulaid-to-open-the-slush-international-technology-conference-in-helsinki-today President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a two-day visit to Finland, which will focus on the opening of the region's largest technology conference, Slush, with an opening event, Enter e-Estonia, being organised by Estonia.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:58:11 +0000
Estonian President: Nations to Substantiate the Nature of Cyber Defence https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12738-estonian-president-nations-to-substantiate-the-nature-of-cyber-defence https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12738-estonian-president-nations-to-substantiate-the-nature-of-cyber-defence Cyberspace is as central to national security as land, air and sea, emphasized Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid visiting the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence today.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:13:37 +0000
President Kaljulaid at the appointment of the new Government to the office: this Governments represents the will of the people https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12733-president-kaljulaid-at-the-appointment-of-the-new-government-to-the-office-this-governments-represents-the-will-of-the-people https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12733-president-kaljulaid-at-the-appointment-of-the-new-government-to-the-office-this-governments-represents-the-will-of-the-people President Kersti Kaljulaid met today at the Office of the President of the Republic with the ministers of the new government that was formed by the Centre Party, Socio-Democratic Party and Pro Patria and Res Publica Union and appointed the Government, led by Jüri Ratas, into office.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:06:22 +0000
President of the Republic gave Jüri Ratas the task of forming the government https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12714-2016-11-20-14-29-16 https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12714-2016-11-20-14-29-16 This morning President Kersti Kaljulaid met in Kadriorg with the Chairman of the Estonian Centre Party, Jüri Ratas, appointed him as candidate for the position of Prime Minister and gave him the task of forming a new government.

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ENG Pressiteated Sun, 20 Nov 2016 08:20:37 +0000
News in pictures: Presidents Kaljulaid and Vējonis met in Kadriorg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12705-news-in-pictures-presidents-kaljulaid-and-vjonis-met-in-kadriorg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12705-news-in-pictures-presidents-kaljulaid-and-vjonis-met-in-kadriorg The Head of State, Kersti Kaljulaid, met today in Kadriorg with the President of the Republic of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, who is visiting Estonia for the opening of the renovated birch veneer works of OÜ Kohila Vineer, which is a branch of the Latvian Latvijas Finieris group.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:14:00 +0000
President of the Republic to visit Jõgeva and Tartu counties https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12702-2016-11-15-15-11-03 https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12702-2016-11-15-15-11-03 President Kersti Kaljulaid is to make her second domestic visit on Thursday and Friday, this time paying a visit to Jõgeva and Tartu counties.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:13:12 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Berlin: I do hope that Europe will remain unified, despite the crises https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12700-president-kaljulaid-in-berlin-i-do-hope-that-europe-will-remain-unified-despite-the-crises https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12700-president-kaljulaid-in-berlin-i-do-hope-that-europe-will-remain-unified-despite-the-crises "Europe has succeeded in remaining unified on foreign policy and security matters, despite the crises and conflicts of recent years," said President Kersti Kaljulaid today in Berlin in an address given to the members of the German Council on Foreign Relations. "I do hope that the European Union will also remain united in times when our basic values are threatened," emphasised the Head of State.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:34:36 +0000
Estonian and German heads of state met in Berlin https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12696-estonian-and-german-heads-of-state-met-in-berlin https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12696-estonian-and-german-heads-of-state-met-in-berlin "Germany is one of our closes partners in the European Union and NATO, and we have bilateral relations in the spheres of economy, digital co-operation, education, research and culture," said President Kersti Kaljulaid after her meeting with the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:06:06 +0000
The Head of State met with fans of literature in Berlin https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12692-the-head-of-state-met-with-fans-of-literature-in-berlin https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12692-the-head-of-state-met-with-fans-of-literature-in-berlin Last night, a literary event took place at the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Berlin, including the presentation of a book by Aija Sakova entitled "Väljakaevamine ja mäletamine. Mälutöö ja moraalse tunnistamise mõttepildid Christa Wolfi ja Ene Mihkelsoni romaanides." (Ausgraben und Erinnern. Denkbilder des Erinnerns und der moralischen Zeugenschaft im Werk von Ene Mihkelson und Christa Wolf / Excavation and Remembering. Mental Pictures of Memory Work and Moral Recognition in Novels by Christa Wolf and Ene Mihkelson). This was the adapted version of a doctoral thesis that was defended in University of Tartu in 2014.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 11 Nov 2016 03:23:36 +0000
News in pictures: President Kaljulaid acknowledged Estonian entrepreneurs in Berlin https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12691-news-in-pictures-president-kaljulaid-acknowledged-estonian-entrepreneurs-in-berlin https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12691-news-in-pictures-president-kaljulaid-acknowledged-estonian-entrepreneurs-in-berlin Yesterday, at a meeting in Berlin, President Kersti Kaljulaid acknowledged the initiators and leaders of Estonian start-up companies in Germany.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 11 Nov 2016 03:21:26 +0000
President Kaljulaid to begin a working visit to Berlin https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12685-president-kaljulaid-to-begin-a-working-visit-to-berlin https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12685-president-kaljulaid-to-begin-a-working-visit-to-berlin President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a two day working visit to Berlin; the visit will focus on a meeting with the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:39:47 +0000
President of the Republic to invite the leaders of all parliamentary parties to Kadriorg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12680-president-of-the-republic-to-invite-the-leaders-of-all-parliamentary-parties-to-kadriorg https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12680-president-of-the-republic-to-invite-the-leaders-of-all-parliamentary-parties-to-kadriorg President Kersti Kaljulaid has invited the leaders of all the parliamentary parties to Kadriorg this evening to discuss the political situation that has evolved.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:25:16 +0000
President Kaljulaid: our good allied relationships with the USA will continue https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12679-president-kaljulaid-our-good-allied-relationships-with-the-usa-will-continue https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12679-president-kaljulaid-our-good-allied-relationships-with-the-usa-will-continue President Kersti Kaljulaid congratulated the Republican Party's candidate for President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on winning the presidential elections.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:08:25 +0000
President Kaljulaid: economic relations with Poland hold great potential https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12667-president-kaljulaid-economic-relations-with-poland-hold-great-potential https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12667-president-kaljulaid-economic-relations-with-poland-hold-great-potential "Poland is an important partner and ally for ensuring security in our region. I am pleased that Estonia and Poland share a vision and understanding of the situation in Europe and the immediate vicinity," said the President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, today in Warsaw following her meeting with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. At the meeting, presidents Kaljulaid and Duda discussed the economic relations between two countries, the large infrastructural projects scheduled for the region, Brexit and the future of the European Union.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:19:08 +0000
The President of the Republic will today embark on a visit to Poland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12663-the-president-of-the-republic-will-today-embark-on-a-visit-to-poland https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12663-the-president-of-the-republic-will-today-embark-on-a-visit-to-poland President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a visit to Poland; the focus of the visit will be a meeting with the Head of State of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 02 Nov 2016 06:43:57 +0000
Letters of Credence presented to the Estonian Head of State by the ambassadors of Romania, Montenegro and Hungary https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12660-letters-of-credence-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-romania-montenegro-and-hungary https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12660-letters-of-credence-presented-to-the-estonian-head-of-state-by-the-ambassadors-of-romania-montenegro-and-hungary Today in Kadriorg President Kersti Kaljulaid received Letters of Credence from Ambassador of Romania, Daniela Mihaela Cămărăşan, who resides in Tallinn; Ambassador of Montenegro, Ljiljana Toškovitć, who resides in Warsaw, and Ambassador of Hungary, Vince Szalay-Bobrovniczky, who resides in Helsinki.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:00:08 +0000
Liia Hänni to become Adviser to the President of the Republic https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12647-2016-10-31-14-13-49 https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12647-2016-10-31-14-13-49 Liia Hänni, an expert on e-democracy, will become an Adviser to the President of the Republic. Ms Hänni will take responsibility for education, research, information society and democracy issues.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:02:43 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Ida-Virumaa: Estonia is a single community https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12635-president-kaljulaid-in-ida-virumaa-estonia-is-a-single-community https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12635-president-kaljulaid-in-ida-virumaa-estonia-is-a-single-community President Kersti Kaljulaid made her first domestic visit yesterday and today. She paid visits to enterprises and institutions in Lääne and Ida-Virumaa and met with local officials and representatives of the third sector.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:02:40 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Lithuania: close co-operation between the Baltic states will ensure the strength and security of the region https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12630-president-kaljulaid-in-lithuania-close-co-operation-between-the-baltic-states-will-ensure-the-strength-and-security-of-the-region https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12630-president-kaljulaid-in-lithuania-close-co-operation-between-the-baltic-states-will-ensure-the-strength-and-security-of-the-region "For Estonia, Lithuania is a good neighbour, close partner in the European Union and ally in NATO. The strength of our region will be ensured by the solidarity of the Baltic states on key issues, such as security and energy independence," said President Kersti Kaljulaid in Vilnius today, after her meeting with the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:16:13 +0000
President of the Republic: agriculture will not disappear, but it will change https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12627-president-of-the-republic-agriculture-will-not-disappear-but-it-will-change https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12627-president-of-the-republic-agriculture-will-not-disappear-but-it-will-change President Kersti Kaljulaid presented the 2016 Farmer of the Year Award in the Riigikogu today and said that only farmers who have the ability and willingness to be prepared for changes will achieve success in an innovative world.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:37:54 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Estonia and Poland share the same view on the future of Europe https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12622-president-kaljulaid-estonia-and-poland-share-the-same-view-on-the-future-of-europe https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12622-president-kaljulaid-estonia-and-poland-share-the-same-view-on-the-future-of-europe President Kersti Kaljulaid said today at her meeting with the Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland, Stanisław Karczewski, that Poland is an important partner for Estonia. "Estonia and Poland have common positions in international and regional co-operation. As European Union Member States they share the same view on the future of Europe," said the Head of State.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:05:35 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Latvia: we have a common vision of the future of the region https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12610-president-kaljulaid-in-latvia-we-have-a-common-vision-of-the-future-of-the-region https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12610-president-kaljulaid-in-latvia-we-have-a-common-vision-of-the-future-of-the-region "I am pleased to admit that Latvia and Estonia share a similar vision of co-operation between the Baltic states, in the spheres of security, energy independence and transport connection initiatives. The implementation of long-term objectives is reliant on good relations between neighbours. Estonia and Latvia have a common vision of the future of the region," stated President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is on an introduction visit to Latvia.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:16:40 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Finland is an important foreign and security policy partner for Estonia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12602-president-kaljulaid-finland-is-an-important-foreign-and-security-policy-partner-for-estonia https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12602-president-kaljulaid-finland-is-an-important-foreign-and-security-policy-partner-for-estonia "The global security environment has become fraught. Europe is facing numerous significant challenges, with the conflict in Ukraine and situation in Syria among them. Maintaining the unity and mutual solidarity of countries that share foreign and security policy principles is of key importance in times such as these. I am happy to state that we share common values with Finland," said President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is on an introduction visit to Finland.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:05:48 +0000
President Kaljulaid to a Defence Force unit about to depart for Lebanon: I believe in you https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12596-president-kaljulaid-to-a-defence-force-unit-about-to-depart-for-lebanon-i-believe-in-you https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12596-president-kaljulaid-to-a-defence-force-unit-about-to-depart-for-lebanon-i-believe-in-you Estonia is not merely a consumer but is also a provider of security, said President Kersti Kaljulaid today in Paldiski to a Defence Force unit about to join the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, to maintain peace along the Israel-Lebanon border.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:04:51 +0000
President of the Republic to visit Lääne and Ida-Virumaa next week https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12591-2016-10-19-11-22-33 https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12591-2016-10-19-11-22-33 President Kersti Kaljulaid will make her first official domestic visit next week, Thursday and Friday, when she visits Lääne and Ida-Virumaa.

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ENG Pressiteated Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:36:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with the CEO of Raytheon International, a defence industry enterprise https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12593-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-ceo-of-raytheon-international-a-defence-industry-enterprise https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12593-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-ceo-of-raytheon-international-a-defence-industry-enterprise President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Kadriorg with John Harris, CEO of Raytheon International, a defence enterprise. "Close business co-operation between Estonia and the USA is as important as co-operation of a political or military nature," said President Kaljulaid.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:01:24 +0000
President Kaljulaid met with European Commissioner for Migration https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12580-president-kaljulaid-met-with-european-commissioner-for-migration https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12580-president-kaljulaid-met-with-european-commissioner-for-migration President Kersti Kaljulaid met in Kadriorg today with Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, to discuss the situation in Europe against the background of the migration crisis.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:56:25 +0000
President Kaljulaid to make her first foreign visits to neighbouring states https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12579-president-kaljulaid-to-make-her-first-foreign-visits-to-neighbouring-states https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12579-president-kaljulaid-to-make-her-first-foreign-visits-to-neighbouring-states President Kersti Kaljulaid will embark on one-day introductory visits to Finland, Latvia and Lithuania during October.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:06:06 +0000
Official photo of the President of the Republic available from today https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12572-official-photo-of-the-president-of-the-republic-available-from-today https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12572-official-photo-of-the-president-of-the-republic-available-from-today As of today, the official photo of the President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, by photographer Rene Riisalu will be available from the website of the Office of the President of the Republic.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:44:12 +0000
President Kaljulaid to entrepreneurs: inventing is key to Estonia’s success https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12568-president-kaljulaid-to-entrepreneurs-inventing-is-key-to-estonias-success https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12568-president-kaljulaid-to-entrepreneurs-inventing-is-key-to-estonias-success Inventing is key to Estonia's success not simply copying the ideas of others, said President Kersti Kaljulaid today at the Best Estonian Enterprises 2016 gala awards at which successful enterprises and entrepreneurs were acknowledged.

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ENG Pressiteated Fri, 14 Oct 2016 01:31:14 +0000
President Kaljulaid congratulated António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12567-2016-10-14-06-25-25 https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12567-2016-10-14-06-25-25 President Kersti Kaljulaid congratulated former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres on being appointed the next Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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ENG Pressiteated Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:50:44 +0000
President Kaljulaid signed powers of authority and recall letters for three diplomatic representatives https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12558-president-kaljulaid-signed-powers-of-authority-and-recall-letters-for-three-diplomatic-representatives https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12558-president-kaljulaid-signed-powers-of-authority-and-recall-letters-for-three-diplomatic-representatives Today in Kadriorg, President Kersti Kaljulaid signed powers of authority and recall letters for three diplomatic representatives of the Republic of Estonia, which will be submitted to the heads of states of countries of dispatch by ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary.

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ENG Pressiteated Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:50:07 +0000
President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, gives oath of office https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12556-president-of-the-republic-kersti-kaljulaid-gives-oath-of-office https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12556-president-of-the-republic-kersti-kaljulaid-gives-oath-of-office "I do believe and hope that in five years we can see more understanding and less condemnation in Estonia. More assistance and less shaming. More courage and less fear," said the President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, today in the Riigikogu in her address after giving the oath of office as Head of State.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:26:09 +0000
Kersti Kaljulaid elected President of the Republic https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12548-kersti-kaljulaid-elected-president-of-the-republic https://president.ee/en/meedia/press-releases/12548-kersti-kaljulaid-elected-president-of-the-republic During an additional session today the Riigikogu elected Kersti Kaljulaid as the President of the Republic with 81 votes.

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ENG Pressiteated Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:58:03 +0000