Interviews president http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:27:27 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb The Baltic States turn 100, Wall Street Journal http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/14111-the-baltic-states-turn-100-wall-street-journal- http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/14111-the-baltic-states-turn-100-wall-street-journal- A century ago, amid the turmoil of the Russian Revolution, three independent Baltic states were born. For half of the subsequent 100 years, starting during World War II, the Baltic nations were occupied by the Soviet Union. After that experience, we are fortunate now to celebrate our centennials having been free countries again for 27 years and to reflect on what we have learned from our history—and what we can teach others, President Kersti Kaljulaid writes.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Intervjuud Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:58:22 +0000
Estonia at 100: President Kaljulaid on risks, opportunities and Europhilia, France24 http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13908-estonia-at-100-president-kaljulaid-on-risks-opportunities-and-europhilia-france24 http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13908-estonia-at-100-president-kaljulaid-on-risks-opportunities-and-europhilia-france24 It's the small Baltic state that's lived through Soviet rule, invasion by Nazi Germany, independence, plus joining the EU, NATO and euro currency - all within the last century. Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid tells FRANCE 24's Catherine Nicholson how her country is celebrating its 100th anniversary of becoming a republic this year. Full interview here.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Intervjuud Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:00:00 +0000
Interview for EU Confidential http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13906-interview-for-eu-confidential- http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13906-interview-for-eu-confidential- This week's show features an interview with Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid, the first head of state to appear on the podcast. President Kaljulaid explains why Estonia is willing to pay more to the EU and reveals a promise Jean-Claude Juncker made to her about the post-Brexit EU budget. You can listen the podcast here.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Intervjuud Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:00:00 +0000
Interview for France24 http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13853-interview-for-france24 http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13853-interview-for-france24 President Kaljulaid talked about Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union which started "very fast". Also about our digital revolution which has also made possible that all public services can be reached online. In September, Estonia organized the Tallinn Digital Summit, bringing together the heads of state and government of the European Union. Full interview in french can be found here.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Intervjuud Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0000
Interview for Icelandic National Broadcasting http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13802-interview-for-icelandic-national-broadcasting http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13802-interview-for-icelandic-national-broadcasting In the interview President Kaljulaid said that the standard of living in Estonia has been transformed, in the 26 years since the country declared it´s independence from Russia: "I would say an average salary in Estonia at regaining independence, it didn´t pass 30 euros per month, definitely not. Now it´s 1200."

Also, the decision to join the EU was an important step, both to preserve democracy and increase trade with other European nations. President Kersti Kaljulaid was in Iceland last week to take part in the Women Political Leaders annual summit. "We need this architecture to also to also protect democratic values in our region, to make sure that we are not on the menu, but behind the table. Also, our economy is 80% export oriented, so we need free market, and European market of course, particularly Scandinavian market is our natural partner to develop our economy," Estonian head of state said.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Intervjuud Sun, 03 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0000
Ein digitales Wunderland voller Selbstzweifel, Frankfurter Allgemeine http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13800-ein-digitales-wunderland-voller-selbstzweifel-frankfurter-allgemeine http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13800-ein-digitales-wunderland-voller-selbstzweifel-frankfurter-allgemeine Little Estonia has fought hard for its role as a digital pioneer. President Kersti Kaljulaid explains why her homeland is as vulnerable as it is ambitious.

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Jüri Reinvere

Das kleine Estland hat hart um seine Rolle als digitaler Vorreiter gekämpft. Präsidentin Kersti Kaljulaid erklärt, warum ihre Heimat so verwundbar wie ehrgeizig ist.

Für die journalistische Schadenfreude finnischer Abendzeitungen war es ein gefundenes Fressen: Angela Merkel, erschöpft und übermüdet, schlief während des Vortrags der estnischen Präsidentin Kersti Kaljulaid einfach ein. Vor allen Kameras, beim EU-Gipfeltreffen in Tallinn! In Deutschland, England oder Frankreich taugte Merkels Nickerchen nicht für Schlagzeilen. Denn obwohl Estland aktuell die Ratspräsidentschaft der Europäischen Union innehat, ist Estlands Aufmerksamkeitsbilanz im Westen, anders als in Finnland, kein Anlass zu Neid oder Spott.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Intervjuud Sat, 02 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0000
Interview for Channel 2 Iceland http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13797-interview-for-icelandic-national-broadcasting-iceland http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13797-interview-for-icelandic-national-broadcasting-iceland President Kaljulaid talked about Estonia leading the EU Presicency and also about Brexit. Interview can be listened here.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Intervjuud Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:53:52 +0000
"She who dares, wins", Monocle http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13719-qshe-who-dares-winsq-monocle http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13719-qshe-who-dares-winsq-monocle Justin Bergman

When Kersti Kaljulaid was thrust into the Estonian presidency last year as a consensus candidate to resolve a political stalemate, it came as a surprise to many. She was not just an outsider – she was virtually unknown to most of the public. A trained biologist and former head of a power plant, she had spent the previous 12 years in the relatively anonymous confines of the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg.

In the year since taking office, the 47-year-old has quickly found her footing. When monocle visits the bright-pink presidential office building in Tallinn, she eschews the measured tone of an EU accountant and is frank about Russia's meddling in elections and the importance of people protecting themselves online, or what she calls "cyber hygiene". She's also a passionate advocate of Estonia's e-governance push, urging European governments to follow her country's lead by moving basic services online and breaking down barriers with regards to sharing data across borders.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Intervjuud Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:55:14 +0000
"Ottakaa mallia Ranskasta", Verkkouutiset http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13668-qottakaa-mallia-ranskastaq-verkkouutiset http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13668-qottakaa-mallia-ranskastaq-verkkouutiset Heikki Hakala

Kersti Kaljulaidin mieleen on jäänyt, mitä Emmanuel Macron sanoi Vladimir Putinille Venäjän harjoittamasta vaikuttamisesta.

Jokaisen poliitikon on tunnettava vastuunsa demokratian puolustamisesta, Kersti Kaljulaid sanoo Verkkouutisten erikoishaastattelussa.Kersti Kaljulaidin ensimmäinen vuosi maansa valtionpäämiehenä täyttyi pari viikkoa sitten. Lukemattomat kansalaiskohtaamiset eri puolilla Viroa ovat Kaljulaidin mukaan antaneet paljon ajattelemisen aihetta. Yhden oivalluksen hän nostaa ylitse muiden.

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kaidi.aher@vpk.ee (Kaidi Aher) ENG Intervjuud Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:48:26 +0000
"Alla kan bli digitala, försäkrar Estlands president", Hufvudstadsbladet http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13667-2017-10-24-08-45-10 http://www.president.ee/en/media/interviews/13667-2017-10-24-08-45-10 Katarina Koivisto

Cyberhygien är ett ord Estlands president Kersti Kaljulaid gärna använder. Genom noggrannhet klarar man sig långt då det gäller att avvärja cyberhot. Digitaliseringen ser presidenten som något som rätt förverkligad skapar ett jämlikare samhälle.

Estlands första period som ordförandeland för EU har snart avverkats till två tredjedelar och många temata under de fyra första månaderna har kretsat kring digitalisering av olika slag. E-hälsa har stått på agendan och i slutet av september stod Tallinn värd för ett digitalt toppmöte för EU-ledarna där man bland annat diskuterade gemensamma åtgärder för att försvara sig mot cyberattacker.]]> kaidi.aher@vpk.ee (Kaidi Aher) ENG Intervjuud Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:40:51 +0000