Press Releases president http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases 2018-09-19T14:11:24Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management President Kaljulaid met in Beijing with the Head of State of China, Xi 2018-09-17T22:00:00Z 2018-09-17T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14549-president-kaljulaid-met-in-beijing-with-the-head-of-state-of-china-xi Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Beijing with the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping. The main issues discussed at the meeting included co-operation between the two countries, trade relations and the development of e-commerce. Estonia's running for the position of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council was also discussed.</p> <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Beijing with the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping. The main issues discussed at the meeting included co-operation between the two countries, trade relations and the development of e-commerce. Estonia's running for the position of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council was also discussed.</p> President Kaljulaid to Poroshenko: Ukraine must demonstrate specific steps taken to implement reforms 2018-09-17T08:24:25Z 2018-09-17T08:24:25Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14542-president-kaljulaid-to-poroshenko-ukraine-must-demonstrate-specific-steps-taken-to-implement-reforms Ardo Birk ardo@mindworks.ee <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is in Ukraine on a work visit, met today with her Ukrainian colleague, Petro Poroshenko. The situation in East Ukraine and reforms implemented by Ukraine, particularly in fighting corruption and improving the business environment, were the main issues discussed by the heads of state.</p> <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is in Ukraine on a work visit, met today with her Ukrainian colleague, Petro Poroshenko. The situation in East Ukraine and reforms implemented by Ukraine, particularly in fighting corruption and improving the business environment, were the main issues discussed by the heads of state.</p> President Kaljulaid met with the President of Germany 2018-09-13T08:22:04Z 2018-09-13T08:22:04Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14541-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-president-of-germany Ardo Birk ardo@mindworks.ee <p>President Kaljulaid met today in Latvia with the President of Germany, Frank Walter Steinmeier, to discuss the countries’ mutual relations, the challenges faced by the European Union and developments in Georgia and Ukraine.</p> <p>President Kaljulaid met today in Latvia with the President of Germany, Frank Walter Steinmeier, to discuss the countries’ mutual relations, the challenges faced by the European Union and developments in Georgia and Ukraine.</p> President Kaljulaid will today take part in the meeting in Latvia of the heads of state involved in the Arraiolos Group 2018-09-13T08:20:52Z 2018-09-13T08:20:52Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14540-president-kaljulaid-will-today-take-part-in-the-meeting-in-latvia-of-the-heads-of-state-involved-in-the-arraiolos-group Ardo Birk ardo@mindworks.ee <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid will be in Latvia today and tomorrow to discuss the security of Europe and the future of the European Union with her Latvian, Austrian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Finnish, German, Greek, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese and Slovenian colleagues at the meeting of the heads of state of the Arraiolos Group.</p> <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid will be in Latvia today and tomorrow to discuss the security of Europe and the future of the European Union with her Latvian, Austrian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Finnish, German, Greek, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese and Slovenian colleagues at the meeting of the heads of state of the Arraiolos Group.</p> President Kaljulaid: social benefits in general must be taken into consideration for e-residency 2018-09-12T11:24:16Z 2018-09-12T11:24:16Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14535-president-kaljulaid-social-benefits-in-general-must-be-taken-into-consideration-for-e-residency Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>Yesterday in Kadriorg, Tallinn, the representatives of public authorities and private sector related to the e-residency programme came together to conduct an intermediate review of Project e-residency 2.0 and agree upon further steps.</p> <p>Since 2014 Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital ID available to anyone in the world. The program allows non-Estonians access to Estonian services such as company formation, banking, payment processing, and taxation. Esotnia now has more than 40,000 e-residents from 150 countries.</p> <p>Yesterday in Kadriorg, Tallinn, the representatives of public authorities and private sector related to the e-residency programme came together to conduct an intermediate review of Project e-residency 2.0 and agree upon further steps.</p> <p>Since 2014 Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital ID available to anyone in the world. The program allows non-Estonians access to Estonian services such as company formation, banking, payment processing, and taxation. Esotnia now has more than 40,000 e-residents from 150 countries.</p> President Kaljulaid on working visits to Georgia, Latvia and Ukraine this week 2018-09-12T10:19:27Z 2018-09-12T10:19:27Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14533-president-kaljulaid-on-working-visits-to-georgia-latvia-and-ukraine-this-week Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>Today, Wednesday 12 September, President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a working visit to Georgia ahead of the meeting of the heads of state of the Arraiolos Group in Latvia tomorrow and Friday and the annual Jalta European Strategy conference in Ukraine at the end of the week.</p> <p>In Tbilisi President Kaljulaid is meeting with her Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili and Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze to discuss relations between their two countries, security policy and Georgia's relations with the European Union and NATO. President Kaljulaid will also be speaking at the 'World in 2018: Upside Down?' international conference in the Georgian capital.</p> <p>Today, Wednesday 12 September, President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a working visit to Georgia ahead of the meeting of the heads of state of the Arraiolos Group in Latvia tomorrow and Friday and the annual Jalta European Strategy conference in Ukraine at the end of the week.</p> <p>In Tbilisi President Kaljulaid is meeting with her Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili and Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze to discuss relations between their two countries, security policy and Georgia's relations with the European Union and NATO. President Kaljulaid will also be speaking at the 'World in 2018: Upside Down?' international conference in the Georgian capital.</p> President Kaljulaid to meet with Chinese president and prime minister in Beijing next week 2018-09-11T14:15:11Z 2018-09-11T14:15:11Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14528-president-kaljulaid-to-meet-with-chinese-president-and-prime-minister-in-beijing-next-week Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid will be making a working visit to the People's Republic of China next week, during which she will be meeting with President Xi and Prime Minister Li Keqiang and taking part in the annual technology and innovation conference of the World Economic Forum in Tianjin.</p> <p>As part of the visit the Head of State will also be attending a round table of Estonian and Chinese entrepreneurs and meeting with Chinese students who are learning Estonian.</p> <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid will be making a working visit to the People's Republic of China next week, during which she will be meeting with President Xi and Prime Minister Li Keqiang and taking part in the annual technology and innovation conference of the World Economic Forum in Tianjin.</p> <p>As part of the visit the Head of State will also be attending a round table of Estonian and Chinese entrepreneurs and meeting with Chinese students who are learning Estonian.</p> President Kaljulaid meets Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel in Kadriorg 2018-08-18T22:00:00Z 2018-08-18T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14504-president-kaljulaid-meets-swedens-crown-princess-victoria-and-prince-daniel-in-kadriorg Katrin Loo katrin.loo@vpk.ee <p>Today in Kadriorg, President Kersti Kaljulaid met with Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who are on an official visit to Estonia. The meeting and the following lunch focused on the economic cooperation between the two countries and environmental issues.</p> <p>"Sweden is one of our closest partners, both on a political level and in trade, but in reality our paths have crossed throughout time in the stories of many families, and this connection remains strong today," President Kaljulaid said shortly after the meeting and lunch. "We currently understand the world in a very similar way – the situation in Europe and around us, but also environmental challenges and issues that keep emerging more and more acutely even here, around the Baltic Sea."</p> <p>Today in Kadriorg, President Kersti Kaljulaid met with Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who are on an official visit to Estonia. The meeting and the following lunch focused on the economic cooperation between the two countries and environmental issues.</p> <p>"Sweden is one of our closest partners, both on a political level and in trade, but in reality our paths have crossed throughout time in the stories of many families, and this connection remains strong today," President Kaljulaid said shortly after the meeting and lunch. "We currently understand the world in a very similar way – the situation in Europe and around us, but also environmental challenges and issues that keep emerging more and more acutely even here, around the Baltic Sea."</p> President Kaljulaid accepted the Peace of Westphalia Prize on behalf of Estonia 2018-07-16T09:09:03Z 2018-07-16T09:09:03Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14470-president-kaljulaid-accepted-the-peace-of-westphalia-prize-on-behalf-of-estonia- Kaidi Aher kaidi.aher@vpk.ee <p>"For Estonia, receiving the Peace of Westphalia Prize in the year of our hundredth anniversary for our contribution to the democratic and peaceful development of Europe represents a huge privilege," said President Kaljulaid today in Münster at the official price awarding ceremony.</p> <p>"For Estonia, receiving the Peace of Westphalia Prize in the year of our hundredth anniversary for our contribution to the democratic and peaceful development of Europe represents a huge privilege," said President Kaljulaid today in Münster at the official price awarding ceremony.</p> President Kaljulaid emphasised the importance of maintaining the unity of Europe at her meeting with her Italian counterpart 2018-07-03T22:00:00Z 2018-07-03T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/14456-president-kaljulaid-emphasised-the-importance-of-maintaining-the-unity-of-europe-at-her-meeting-with-her-italian-counterpart Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Kadriorg with the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, who is on a state visit to Estonia. The meeting focused on the migration crisis and security issues, which are currently the main challenges faced by the European Union and NATO; these can only be met when the states maintain their unity.</p> <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Kadriorg with the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, who is on a state visit to Estonia. The meeting focused on the migration crisis and security issues, which are currently the main challenges faced by the European Union and NATO; these can only be met when the states maintain their unity.</p>