Ladies and gentlemen.
The Estonian people have elected a Parliament for the seventh time since the restoration of independence.
Each Parliament has faced a different set of responsibilities, all of them weighty. The main objective is always the same, as the people decided when they adopted the Constitution:
With unwavering faith and a steadfast will to strengthen and develop a state created to protect the peace and defend the people against outside aggression, and as a pledge to present and future generations for their social progress and welfare.
Estonia's security will be safe when, aside from modern soldiers, warfare and powerful deterrence, we also have a coherent society, third sector thinking and voluntary efforts and good education, said President Toomas Hendrik Ilves yesterday in his speech at a dinner organised by the Carolin Illenzeer Foundation.
Yesterday in Washington, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who is the co-chair of the World Bank's World Development Report advisory panel, led the discussion on the preparation of the World Bank's most influential report next year, Internet and Development, together with World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Evelin Ilves have decided to dissolve their marriage, which was concluded in 2004. They have reached this decision mutually. According to their agreement, the divorce will take effect on 30 April 2015.