In English president http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en 2018-04-25T14:40:20Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management President Kaljulaid: Norra ja Eesti teineteisemõistmine ning tihe läbikäimine on märk tugevast sõprusest 2018-04-25T14:33:51Z 2018-04-25T14:33:51Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/et/meediakajastus/pressiteated/14263-2018-04-25-14-34-47 Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>„Hindame Eestis, et Norra ei tunnistanud meie okupeerimist ning on olnud Eestile alates taasiseseisvumisest heaks partneriks, sõbraks ja liitlaseks, " ütles president Kersti Kaljulaid täna Norra kroonprints Haakoni ja kroonprintsess Mette-Maritiga kohtudes.</p> <p>„Hindame Eestis, et Norra ei tunnistanud meie okupeerimist ning on olnud Eestile alates taasiseseisvumisest heaks partneriks, sõbraks ja liitlaseks, " ütles president Kersti Kaljulaid täna Norra kroonprints Haakoni ja kroonprintsess Mette-Maritiga kohtudes.</p> President Kersti Kaljulaid at Chatham House in London 2018-03-27T08:57:04Z 2018-03-27T08:57:04Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/official-duties/speeches/14261-president-kersti-kaljulaid-at-chatham-house-in-london Kaidi Aher kaidi.aher@vpk.ee <p>Thank you for these kind words about me, myself and Estonia.</p> <p>Indeed, digital is not the first big wave of legally permissive environment creation, which has brought investment to our country. I would think the first one was actually in the early 1990s when our cost levels were everyone's dream and you could easily attract money to your country by having a much easier tax system. We did it and later it was copied a lot. The next time, was indeed digital, but not only digital. At the turn of the century we created a permissive environment for population-level genome investigations, and now we are able (with the cost of hopefully not more than 25 euros per capita) to provide quite soon for 10% of our population information on how easy it is for them to get diabetes type 2 and other common genetically hereditary diseases. This demonstrates that if you do not have money but you want to provide your people with services, there is a way to do it, and this is to create a digitally permissive environment. Right now, we are indeed already thinking about how to regulate artificial intelligence.&nbsp; Even if we know that we are very far from creating artificial intelligence, probably further away than Elon Musk is thinking, we do have lots of automated systems and regulating for one will also cover the other, the liability issues, etc. So we are thinking of how to make sure that this wave of technology will not pass Estonia by. For example, our Traffic Code can regulate for a situation of a car and a robot having an accident, and we have already had such an accident with a package delivery robot and a car. The car driver was found guilty. It shows you that it is more general. It is not just that we happened on a digital gold mine, we do it systematically in Estonia.</p> <p>Seventeen years ago, we wanted to provide our people with digital services like Industry 4.0. We thought that if we would automatize processes and remove people from the chain of providing the services and delivering goods, then we could afford more, with our small workforce in the public sector and low tax burden of the GDP, which has never exceeded 35%. At the same time, we have a population that is looking toward Scandinavia for public services to be at a good level. Now all of our people count on online as a part of everyday life. Last year we had a hiccup because of a technology provider, some people had to go to a government office to restart their digital identities, and we almost had a riot. People had to wait for an hour at a government office, shock and horror. This is when we realized that societal disruption is complete. We have digitally disrupted the society. It is not any more "digital with if needed paper alternative", it is now "digital, which needs digital alternatives". Luckily, we had several ways of digital identification so we could continue with digital Estonia.</p> <p>Thank you for these kind words about me, myself and Estonia.</p> <p>Indeed, digital is not the first big wave of legally permissive environment creation, which has brought investment to our country. I would think the first one was actually in the early 1990s when our cost levels were everyone's dream and you could easily attract money to your country by having a much easier tax system. We did it and later it was copied a lot. The next time, was indeed digital, but not only digital. At the turn of the century we created a permissive environment for population-level genome investigations, and now we are able (with the cost of hopefully not more than 25 euros per capita) to provide quite soon for 10% of our population information on how easy it is for them to get diabetes type 2 and other common genetically hereditary diseases. This demonstrates that if you do not have money but you want to provide your people with services, there is a way to do it, and this is to create a digitally permissive environment. Right now, we are indeed already thinking about how to regulate artificial intelligence.&nbsp; Even if we know that we are very far from creating artificial intelligence, probably further away than Elon Musk is thinking, we do have lots of automated systems and regulating for one will also cover the other, the liability issues, etc. So we are thinking of how to make sure that this wave of technology will not pass Estonia by. For example, our Traffic Code can regulate for a situation of a car and a robot having an accident, and we have already had such an accident with a package delivery robot and a car. The car driver was found guilty. It shows you that it is more general. It is not just that we happened on a digital gold mine, we do it systematically in Estonia.</p> <p>Seventeen years ago, we wanted to provide our people with digital services like Industry 4.0. We thought that if we would automatize processes and remove people from the chain of providing the services and delivering goods, then we could afford more, with our small workforce in the public sector and low tax burden of the GDP, which has never exceeded 35%. At the same time, we have a population that is looking toward Scandinavia for public services to be at a good level. Now all of our people count on online as a part of everyday life. Last year we had a hiccup because of a technology provider, some people had to go to a government office to restart their digital identities, and we almost had a riot. People had to wait for an hour at a government office, shock and horror. This is when we realized that societal disruption is complete. We have digitally disrupted the society. It is not any more "digital with if needed paper alternative", it is now "digital, which needs digital alternatives". Luckily, we had several ways of digital identification so we could continue with digital Estonia.</p> Kaljulaid to Lagarde: there is no going back from a digital society 2018-04-23T04:37:19Z 2018-04-23T04:37:19Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14260-kaljulaid-to-lagarde-there-is-no-going-back-from-a-digital-society Liis Lepik Liis.Lepik@vpk.ee <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> President Kaljulaid: demokraatia aluseks on õigusriik 2018-04-23T04:35:37Z 2018-04-23T04:35:37Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/et/meediakajastus/pressiteated/14259-2018-04-23-04-36-15 Liis Lepik Liis.Lepik@vpk.ee <p>Sedona foorumil Freedom House juhi Michael Abramowitziga kohtudes rõhutas president Kersti Kaljulaid, et demokraatia aluseks on õigusriik ja selle põhimõtete austamine ning järgimine. „Eesti näol on tegemist digitaalse õigusriigiga ning ka digitaalselt tuleb tagada vabaduse eest võitlejatele turvaline keskkond," lisas Eesti riigipea.</p> <p>Sedona foorumil Freedom House juhi Michael Abramowitziga kohtudes rõhutas president Kersti Kaljulaid, et demokraatia aluseks on õigusriik ja selle põhimõtete austamine ning järgimine. „Eesti näol on tegemist digitaalse õigusriigiga ning ka digitaalselt tuleb tagada vabaduse eest võitlejatele turvaline keskkond," lisas Eesti riigipea.</p> Kaljulaid Lagarde`ile: digiühiskonnast tagasiteed ei ole 2018-04-20T15:18:48Z 2018-04-20T15:18:48Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/et/meediakajastus/pressiteated/14258-2018-04-20-15-20-07 Katrin Sirel Katrin.Sirel@vpk.ee <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid kohtus täna Washingtonis Rahvusvahelise Valuutafondi (IMF) presidendi Christine Lagarde'iga, kellele tutvustas Eesti e-riigi edusamme alates e-maksuametist kuni X-teeni. Riigipea rõhutas kohtumisel, et inimesed ise on kõige paremad digiriigi vedurid ja riik peab omalt poolt vaid tuge pakkuma.</p> <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid kohtus täna Washingtonis Rahvusvahelise Valuutafondi (IMF) presidendi Christine Lagarde'iga, kellele tutvustas Eesti e-riigi edusamme alates e-maksuametist kuni X-teeni. Riigipea rõhutas kohtumisel, et inimesed ise on kõige paremad digiriigi vedurid ja riik peab omalt poolt vaid tuge pakkuma.</p> Vabariigi President Kaberneeme päästedepoo avamisel 2018-04-17T22:00:00Z 2018-04-17T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/et/ametitegevus/koned/14257-2018-04-20-11-31-38 Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>Mul on suur au ja väga hea meel seista esimeses spetsiaalselt vabatahtlike päästjate jaoks ehitatud hoones. Eriti hea meel on, et see hoone valmis õmblusteta. Sellepärast, et siia on panustanud kõik – riik, vabatahtlikud päästjad ise ja inimesed, kellele see kant korda läheb. Siia on panustanud inimesed, kes usuvad isetegemise võlujõudu ja seda kõike on uhke näha.</p> <p>Ma olen kindel, et sellest saab tore kooskäimise koht lisaks sellele, et see on äärmiselt vajalik hoone. Tegelikult on ikka väga paha sõita tulekahjule välja, kui sinu päästeautos on diisel hangunud ja vesi jäätunud. Tulekahju on kuum koht, aga me ei tahaks seda eralduvat soojust kasutada kõigepealt vee sulatamiseks. Mistõttu on väga hea, et edaspidi ei ole seda muret, et vabatahtlikud päästjad peavad enne objektile väljasõitu hakkama veel ka oma kodus garaažist varustust kokku otsima.</p> <p>Ja nagu me teame, siis vabatahtlik päästja on ju vabatahtlik. Ta võib üleüldse olla tööl ja siis peab vaatama, kuidas sa tema garaažist või kuuri alt midagi kätte saad. Seega kindlasti reageerimisvõimekus kasvab ka väga oluliselt.</p> <p>Mul on väga hea meel tervitada siin ka Päästeameti peadirektorit. Lõppude lõpuks sellise õmblusteta ühiskonna vabatahtlike ja riigi koostöö osas on kindlasti nemad olnud pioneerid, kes esimesena aru said, et 21. sajandi riik ei saa ainult seista koos sellest, et meie maksame maksud ja keegi teine osutab teenust, vaid tõepoolest tuleb teha nii nagu arenenud riikides juba ammuaega kombeks on.</p> <p>Mul on suur au ja väga hea meel seista esimeses spetsiaalselt vabatahtlike päästjate jaoks ehitatud hoones. Eriti hea meel on, et see hoone valmis õmblusteta. Sellepärast, et siia on panustanud kõik – riik, vabatahtlikud päästjad ise ja inimesed, kellele see kant korda läheb. Siia on panustanud inimesed, kes usuvad isetegemise võlujõudu ja seda kõike on uhke näha.</p> <p>Ma olen kindel, et sellest saab tore kooskäimise koht lisaks sellele, et see on äärmiselt vajalik hoone. Tegelikult on ikka väga paha sõita tulekahjule välja, kui sinu päästeautos on diisel hangunud ja vesi jäätunud. Tulekahju on kuum koht, aga me ei tahaks seda eralduvat soojust kasutada kõigepealt vee sulatamiseks. Mistõttu on väga hea, et edaspidi ei ole seda muret, et vabatahtlikud päästjad peavad enne objektile väljasõitu hakkama veel ka oma kodus garaažist varustust kokku otsima.</p> <p>Ja nagu me teame, siis vabatahtlik päästja on ju vabatahtlik. Ta võib üleüldse olla tööl ja siis peab vaatama, kuidas sa tema garaažist või kuuri alt midagi kätte saad. Seega kindlasti reageerimisvõimekus kasvab ka väga oluliselt.</p> <p>Mul on väga hea meel tervitada siin ka Päästeameti peadirektorit. Lõppude lõpuks sellise õmblusteta ühiskonna vabatahtlike ja riigi koostöö osas on kindlasti nemad olnud pioneerid, kes esimesena aru said, et 21. sajandi riik ei saa ainult seista koos sellest, et meie maksame maksud ja keegi teine osutab teenust, vaid tõepoolest tuleb teha nii nagu arenenud riikides juba ammuaega kombeks on.</p> President Kaljulaid on working visit to the United States 2018-04-20T10:46:49Z 2018-04-20T10:46:49Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14256-president-kaljulaid-on-working-visit-to-the-united-states Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> President Kaljulaid met with French President Emmanuel Macron 2018-04-08T22:00:00Z 2018-04-08T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14255-president-kaljulaid-met-with-french-president-emmanuel-macron Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>"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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>"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.</p> <p>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.</p> President Kaljulaid is on a working visit to France 2018-04-07T22:00:00Z 2018-04-07T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14254-president-kaljulaid-is-on-a-working-visit-to-france Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> Norra kroonprints ja –printsess tulevad järgmisel nädalal Eestisse visiidile 2018-04-20T07:46:06Z 2018-04-20T07:46:06Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/et/meediakajastus/pressiteated/14253-2018-04-20-07-46-28 Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>Norra kroonprints Haakon ja kroonprintsess Mette-Marit tulevad 25.–26. aprillini Eestisse ametlikule visiidile. Balti ringsõidu raames toimuv visiit on seotud Eesti, Läti ja Leedu 100. sünnipäevaga ja selle eesmärk on tähistada Balti riikide iseseisvust ning riikidevahelisi häid suhteid.</p> <p>Norra kroonprints Haakon ja kroonprintsess Mette-Marit tulevad 25.–26. aprillini Eestisse ametlikule visiidile. Balti ringsõidu raames toimuv visiit on seotud Eesti, Läti ja Leedu 100. sünnipäevaga ja selle eesmärk on tähistada Balti riikide iseseisvust ning riikidevahelisi häid suhteid.</p>