Interviews president Mon, 21 May 2018 13:56:45 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Estonian President visited the Acropolis wearing sport shoes and Bermuda pants, Iefimerida, Greece "From the one chronological layer to the other, I read about the ancient history of the Acropolis hill, starting at least 3,000 BC. Then I begin to notice that for some reasons most of the architectures, at least what we see, is of the 5th century and I start wondering why. And then I see another sign saying that the hill was destroyed by the Persians 100 years before, and then I begin to imagine all this and to rebuild them (in my mind). At that time people were recycling, we can see that on the walls, in the buildings. I find this very interesting, how the culture of the other one comes as a kaleidoscope," told Mrs Kaljulaid with sincere interest, while stressing the reason she likes walking in the places she visits.

"You can see the real life, the real people, in a better way. I do it as often as I can, walk, run in the suburbs and elsewhere just to see how people live there. It's very interesting".


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Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid: "Russian missiles are targeting Europe", Le Parisien President Kaljulaid was in Paris for a work visit and talked with Le Parisien about the importance of the European Union and her thoughts on Russia.

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Estonian President visits Lyon to speak about digital, RFC radio President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid was in Lyon to open a cybersecurity competition and visit the regional digital campus.


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Estonian President in Lyon prides herself on cybersecurity, 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 ".

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Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia: "Macron has the interests of its citizens in mind", Le Parisien 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."

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From AI to Russia, Here’s How Estonia’s President Is Planning for the Future, Wired By Eric Niiler, Wired

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.

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.

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Estonian President, Eyeing Bigger U.N. Role, Urges Government Action on Cybersecurity, Wall Street Journal By Adam Janofsky, Wall Street Journal

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.

“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.

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Estonian President, Like President Trump, Congratulated Putin on Election Win, OANN One America's Trey Yingst sat down with the president of Estoni' for this exclusive interview in Washington.

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Estonian President Says She Is More Confident About Trump Administration's Foreign Policy, National Public Radio 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.

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Kaljulaid: Estonia has become "superdigitally hygienic", Latvian Public Broadcast 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".

Full article (in latvian) can be found here and the news story here.

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