Interviews president http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/interviews 2018-04-13T12:26:53Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Estonian President visits Lyon to speak about digital, RFC radio 2018-04-09T22:00:00Z 2018-04-09T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/interviews/14228-estonian-president-visits-lyon-to-speak-about-digital-rfc-radio Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid was in Lyon to open a cybersecurity competition and visit the regional digital campus.</p> <p>*</p> <p>President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid was in Lyon to open a cybersecurity competition and visit the regional digital campus.</p> <p>*</p> Estonian President in Lyon prides herself on cybersecurity, LionMag.com 2018-04-09T22:00:00Z 2018-04-09T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/interviews/14229-estonian-president-in-lyon-prides-herself-on-cybersecurity-lionmagcom Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>Lyon was visited today by Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of the Republic of Estonia at a conference on the "100 years of the Republic of Estonia - a country of tradition and an innovative economy ".</p> <p>Lyon was visited today by Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of the Republic of Estonia at a conference on the "100 years of the Republic of Estonia - a country of tradition and an innovative economy ".</p> Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia: "Macron has the interests of its citizens in mind", Le Parisien 2018-04-08T22:00:00Z 2018-04-08T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/interviews/14230-kersti-kaljulaid-president-of-estonia-qmacron-has-the-interests-of-its-citizens-in-mindq-le-parisien Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>The Estonian President is visiting France today and tomorrow. Six months after Emmanuel Macron's stay in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid pays him a visit. The visit of the Estonian President began this afternoon with a lunch with the French head of state whose social-liberal and pro-European positions she shares. "He is a politician who has only the interests of its citizens in mind, assured us the president in an exclusive interview, one hour before his meeting with Emmanuel Macron. There are politicians happy in the morning to wake up and say, I am Prime Minister or President. But he does not. Like Edouard Philippe, he is a man of great integrity who really thinks about the wellbeing of the citizens of France but also of the European Union."</p> <p>The Estonian President is visiting France today and tomorrow. Six months after Emmanuel Macron's stay in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid pays him a visit. The visit of the Estonian President began this afternoon with a lunch with the French head of state whose social-liberal and pro-European positions she shares. "He is a politician who has only the interests of its citizens in mind, assured us the president in an exclusive interview, one hour before his meeting with Emmanuel Macron. There are politicians happy in the morning to wake up and say, I am Prime Minister or President. But he does not. Like Edouard Philippe, he is a man of great integrity who really thinks about the wellbeing of the citizens of France but also of the European Union."</p> From AI to Russia, Here’s How Estonia’s President Is Planning for the Future, Wired 2018-04-04T22:00:00Z 2018-04-04T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/interviews/14219-from-ai-to-russia-heres-how-estonias-president-is-planning-for-the-future-wired Kaidi Aher kaidi.aher@vpk.ee <p><em>By Eric Niiler, Wired<br /></em></p> <p><em>At 48 years old, Kersti Kaljulaid is Estonia's youngest president ever, and its first female president. A marathon runner with degrees in genetics and an MBA, she spent a career behind the scenes—mostly as a European government auditor—before being elected by Estonia's legislature in 2016. Two years later, she's continuing Estonia's push for global digital security while deflecting military and cyber threats from Russia, which occupied Estonia for 50 years until its liberation in 1991.</em></p> <p><em>Known for its digital government, tax, and medical systems, Estonia is planning for the future. The country's "e-resident" program—which allows global citizens to obtain a government-issued ID card and set up remotely-operated businesses in Estonia—has attracted 35,000 people since 2014. Now the government is discussing a proposal to grant some rights to artificially intelligent systems. The law could make it easier to regulate decision-making by autonomous systems, robots, or driverless cars.</em></p> <p><em>By Eric Niiler, Wired<br /></em></p> <p><em>At 48 years old, Kersti Kaljulaid is Estonia's youngest president ever, and its first female president. A marathon runner with degrees in genetics and an MBA, she spent a career behind the scenes—mostly as a European government auditor—before being elected by Estonia's legislature in 2016. Two years later, she's continuing Estonia's push for global digital security while deflecting military and cyber threats from Russia, which occupied Estonia for 50 years until its liberation in 1991.</em></p> <p><em>Known for its digital government, tax, and medical systems, Estonia is planning for the future. The country's "e-resident" program—which allows global citizens to obtain a government-issued ID card and set up remotely-operated businesses in Estonia—has attracted 35,000 people since 2014. Now the government is discussing a proposal to grant some rights to artificially intelligent systems. The law could make it easier to regulate decision-making by autonomous systems, robots, or driverless cars.</em></p> Estonian President, Eyeing Bigger U.N. Role, Urges Government Action on Cybersecurity, Wall Street Journal 2018-04-04T22:00:00Z 2018-04-04T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/interviews/14220-estonian-president-eyeing-bigger-un-role-urges-government-action-on-cybersecurity-wall-street-journal Kaidi Aher kaidi.aher@vpk.ee <p>By <span class="name" itemprop="name">Adam Janofsky</span>, Wall Street Journal</p> <p><em>WASHINGTON -- Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said Wednesday that her government is seeking a seat on the U.N. Security Council, where it plans to push governments around the world to take a stronger role in establishing cybersecurity norms and monitoring threats.</em></p> <p>“New Zealand took climate to the Security Council and we will take digital to the Security Council when we’re elected,” she said at a talk organized by the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.</p> <p>By <span class="name" itemprop="name">Adam Janofsky</span>, Wall Street Journal</p> <p><em>WASHINGTON -- Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said Wednesday that her government is seeking a seat on the U.N. Security Council, where it plans to push governments around the world to take a stronger role in establishing cybersecurity norms and monitoring threats.</em></p> <p>“New Zealand took climate to the Security Council and we will take digital to the Security Council when we’re elected,” she said at a talk organized by the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.</p> Estonian President, Like President Trump, Congratulated Putin on Election Win, OANN 2018-04-04T22:00:00Z 2018-04-04T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/interviews/14221--estonian-president-like-president-trump-congratulated-putin-on-election-win-oann Kaidi Aher kaidi.aher@vpk.ee <p>One America's Trey Yingst sat down with the president of Estoni' for this exclusive interview in Washington.</p> <p>One America's Trey Yingst sat down with the president of Estoni' for this exclusive interview in Washington.</p> Estonian President Says She Is More Confident About Trump Administration's Foreign Policy, National Public Radio 2018-04-04T03:00:00Z 2018-04-04T03:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/interviews/14213-estonian-president-says-she-is-more-confident-about-trump-administrations-foreign-policy-national-public-radio- Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>Estonia's president left Washington, D.C., feeling more reassured about U.S. policy toward Russia. Kersti Kaljulaid says President Trump asked tough questions in his meeting with the Baltic leaders, but also talked about how he expelled 60 Russians in the wake of a nerve agent attack in the U.K.</p> <p>Estonia's president left Washington, D.C., feeling more reassured about U.S. policy toward Russia. Kersti Kaljulaid says President Trump asked tough questions in his meeting with the Baltic leaders, but also talked about how he expelled 60 Russians in the wake of a nerve agent attack in the U.K.</p> Kaljulaid: Estonia has become "superdigitally hygienic", Latvian Public Broadcast 2018-04-03T22:00:00Z 2018-04-03T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/interviews/14210-kaljulaid-estonia-has-become-qsuperdigitally-hygienicq-latvian-public-broadcast Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>Estonia is once again promoting itself globally as a major power of digitization. President Kersti Kaljulaid lectured in London, reminding that digitization in Estonia allows hundreds of millions of euros per year to be saved and the country is better protected against cyber threats. She does not hide that the Estonian people have become so knowledgeable that the country can be called "superdigitally hygienic".</p> <p>Full article (in latvian) can be found <a href="https://www.lsm.lv/raksts/zinas/arzemes/kaljulaida-igaunija-ir-kluvusi-superdigitali-higieniska.a273666/" target="_blank">here</a> and the news story <a href="https://ltv.lsm.lv/lv/raksts/04.04.2018-pasaules-panorama.-raidijums-par-arpolitiku.id127509/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>Estonia is once again promoting itself globally as a major power of digitization. President Kersti Kaljulaid lectured in London, reminding that digitization in Estonia allows hundreds of millions of euros per year to be saved and the country is better protected against cyber threats. She does not hide that the Estonian people have become so knowledgeable that the country can be called "superdigitally hygienic".</p> <p>Full article (in latvian) can be found <a href="https://www.lsm.lv/raksts/zinas/arzemes/kaljulaida-igaunija-ir-kluvusi-superdigitali-higieniska.a273666/" target="_blank">here</a> and the news story <a href="https://ltv.lsm.lv/lv/raksts/04.04.2018-pasaules-panorama.-raidijums-par-arpolitiku.id127509/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Estonia’s president keeps faith with liberal democracy, Financial Times 2018-03-31T22:00:00Z 2018-03-31T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/interviews/14209-estonias-president-keeps-faith-with-liberal-democracy-financial-times- Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>At 48, Kersti Kaljulaid is Estonia's youngest president since the small Baltic state regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.</p> <p>Yet her memories go back far enough to persuade her that, no matter how serious the challenges confronting her nation and other western democracies, they are in some respects less formidable than those that faced Estonia in the early 1990s.</p> <p>At that time, she recalls in an interview with the Financial Times, Estonian membership of Nato and the EU — the twin pillars of western security and prosperity — was far from assured. Russian troops were still stationed on Estonian soil and were not to leave until 1994.</p> <p>At 48, Kersti Kaljulaid is Estonia's youngest president since the small Baltic state regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.</p> <p>Yet her memories go back far enough to persuade her that, no matter how serious the challenges confronting her nation and other western democracies, they are in some respects less formidable than those that faced Estonia in the early 1990s.</p> <p>At that time, she recalls in an interview with the Financial Times, Estonian membership of Nato and the EU — the twin pillars of western security and prosperity — was far from assured. Russian troops were still stationed on Estonian soil and were not to leave until 1994.</p> President Kersti Kaljulaid on Salisbury: "Estonian people who speak Russian language do not necessarily speak Putin language", Channel 4, United Kingdom 2018-03-26T22:00:00Z 2018-03-26T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/interviews/14198-president-kersti-kaljulaid-on-salisbury-qestonian-people-who-speak-russian-language-do-not-necessarily-speak-putin-languageq-channel-4-united-kingdom Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>Estonia is one of those countries that was under Soviet occupation. It's an EU member which shares a border with Russia and has a big Russian-speaking minority. Yesterday it, too, expelled a Russian diplomat.</p> <p>Estonia is one of those countries that was under Soviet occupation. It's an EU member which shares a border with Russia and has a big Russian-speaking minority. Yesterday it, too, expelled a Russian diplomat.</p>