Speeches

President Kaljulaid at the Cyber & Innovation listening session

President Kaljulaid at the Cyber & Innovation listening session

A quarter of a century ago when Estonia restored its independent statehood we were a poor country. The crucial question stood in front of us – how to overcome the legacy left to us by the Soviet occupation? Our response was – we need to build up a modern, efficient and democratic state. We carried out radical reforms in all spheres of life. Our principle idea was to harness the innovative potential of ICT. We have since discovered that smart and knowledgeable use of ICT is an efficient tool for bringing about fundamental changes in governance. The benefit to government institutions, businesses and citizens from e-services offered by government and also private businesses far outweighs the cost of investment made to create and maintain these e-services.

31.07.2017

 

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President Kaljulaid met in Kadriorg with the Vice President of the United States of America

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.

31.07.2017

 

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.

30.07.2017

 

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.

21.07.2017