Press Releases president http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases 2018-01-16T10:03:08Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management President Kaljulaid: Japan and Estonia share a passion for a digital world 2018-01-13T09:26:20Z 2018-01-13T09:26:20Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/13886-president-kaljulaid-japan-and-estonia-share-a-passion-for-a-digital-world Liis Lepik Liis.Lepik@vpk.ee <p>"Despite our geographical distance, we are close in spirit. Estonia and Japan share similar democratic values and a passion for new technologies and digital solutions," said President Kersti Kaljulaid at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.</p> <p>"Despite our geographical distance, we are close in spirit. Estonia and Japan share similar democratic values and a passion for new technologies and digital solutions," said President Kersti Kaljulaid at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.</p> President Kaljulaid: Schengen has given border communities impetus for co-operation 2017-12-22T08:23:15Z 2017-12-22T08:23:15Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/13840-president-kaljulaid-schengen-has-given-border-communities-impetus-for-co-operation Elke Rimpel Elke.Rimpel@vpk.ee <p></p> <p>"As neighbours, we did have close relations before; however, the abolishment of border control at the border control points in Estonia and Latvia following the establishment of a common Schengen visa space made communication between people even easier and smoother and gave impetus to border communities for greater co-operation and the joint development of their communities," said President Kersti Kaljulaid in Valga, at an event held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Schengen.</p> <p></p> <p>"As neighbours, we did have close relations before; however, the abolishment of border control at the border control points in Estonia and Latvia following the establishment of a common Schengen visa space made communication between people even easier and smoother and gave impetus to border communities for greater co-operation and the joint development of their communities," said President Kersti Kaljulaid in Valga, at an event held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Schengen.</p> President Kaljulaid to participate in the strategy forum of the Munich Security Conference 2017-12-02T22:00:00Z 2017-12-02T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/13799-president-kaljulaid-to-participate-in-the-strategy-forum-of-the-munich-security-conference Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a work visit to Germany where she will participate in a forum held to make preparations for Munich Security Conference that will take place at the beginning of next year.</p> <p>The forum will bring together a small number of American and European opinion leaders, current and former politicians and think-tank representatives to discuss current foreign and security policy issues. The main goal of the forum is to outsource the important and hot topics to be discussed at the Munich Security Conference in February.</p> <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a work visit to Germany where she will participate in a forum held to make preparations for Munich Security Conference that will take place at the beginning of next year.</p> <p>The forum will bring together a small number of American and European opinion leaders, current and former politicians and think-tank representatives to discuss current foreign and security policy issues. The main goal of the forum is to outsource the important and hot topics to be discussed at the Munich Security Conference in February.</p> President Kaljulaid in Iceland: in the 21st century, small states can be larger than merely their area in square kilometres 2017-11-29T22:00:00Z 2017-11-29T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/13795-president-kaljulaid-in-iceland-in-the-21st-century-small-states-can-be-larger-than-merely-their-area-in-square-kilometres Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>"Although, inevitably, we must consider geopolitics on the one hand and real policy on the other, in the 21st century small states can be larger than merely their area in square kilometres, said President Kersti Kaljulaid today, in a public address given in Iceland about the challenges and opportunities of small states.</p> <p>Small states can be more flexible, adopt decisions quicker and are often more successful in implementing new solutions and governance systems, said the President of the Republic, giving Estonia's success in building up a digital society as an example.</p> <p>"Although, inevitably, we must consider geopolitics on the one hand and real policy on the other, in the 21st century small states can be larger than merely their area in square kilometres, said President Kersti Kaljulaid today, in a public address given in Iceland about the challenges and opportunities of small states.</p> <p>Small states can be more flexible, adopt decisions quicker and are often more successful in implementing new solutions and governance systems, said the President of the Republic, giving Estonia's success in building up a digital society as an example.</p> President Kaljulaid: Iceland sets an example in protecting the rights of women 2017-11-28T22:00:00Z 2017-11-28T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/13793-president-kaljulaid-iceland-sets-an-example-in-protecting-the-rights-of-women Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Reykjavik with the President of Iceland, Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, to discuss bilateral relations, the co-operation of small countries within international relations and co-operation in the cultural sphere.</p> <p>The Estonian Head of State is on a work visit to Iceland for the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Annual Global Summit in Reykjavik.</p> <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Reykjavik with the President of Iceland, Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, to discuss bilateral relations, the co-operation of small countries within international relations and co-operation in the cultural sphere.</p> <p>The Estonian Head of State is on a work visit to Iceland for the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Annual Global Summit in Reykjavik.</p> President Kaljulaid to embark on a work visit to Iceland 2017-11-27T22:00:00Z 2017-11-27T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/13791-president-kaljulaid-to-embark-on-a-work-visit-to-iceland Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a work visit to the Republic of Iceland where she will participate in the Women Political Leaders Annual Global Summit, meet with the President of Iceland, give a public lecture, meet with Estonians living in Iceland and speak at a reception to mark Estonia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.</p> <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on a work visit to the Republic of Iceland where she will participate in the Women Political Leaders Annual Global Summit, meet with the President of Iceland, give a public lecture, meet with Estonians living in Iceland and speak at a reception to mark Estonia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.</p> Estonian President Kaljulaid at COSAC: respecting subsidiarity will create solidarity in EU budget 2017-11-27T14:20:01Z 2017-11-27T14:20:01Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/13785-estonian-president-kaljulaid-at-cosac-respecting-subsidiarity-will-create-solidarity-in-eu-budget Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>"Better respect for the principles of subsidiarity will create in itself much space for solidarity in our budget," said President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid while welcoming the guests of the COSAC meeting in Tallinn, one of the biggest events of EU Council Presidency here in Estonia.</p> <p>The President also explained that therefore Member States must also carefully comb through the current portfolio of expenditures and remove what is not respecting the principles of subsidiarity: "Spending from the 1% of GDP budget on projects and activities, which have no cross-border effect should be seriously limited.</p> <p>"Better respect for the principles of subsidiarity will create in itself much space for solidarity in our budget," said President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid while welcoming the guests of the COSAC meeting in Tallinn, one of the biggest events of EU Council Presidency here in Estonia.</p> <p>The President also explained that therefore Member States must also carefully comb through the current portfolio of expenditures and remove what is not respecting the principles of subsidiarity: "Spending from the 1% of GDP budget on projects and activities, which have no cross-border effect should be seriously limited.</p> President Kaljulaid: decision makers should learn more about cyber sphere 2017-11-22T22:00:00Z 2017-11-22T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/13774-president-kaljulaid-decision-makers-should-learn-more-about-cyber-sphere Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>"Most contemporary politicians admit that the cyber sphere is important, they speak the language etc., and there is genuine political support behind many cyber defence initiatives," stated President Kersti Kaljulaid today in Brussels at the annual European Defence Conference.</p> <p>"Most contemporary politicians admit that the cyber sphere is important, they speak the language etc., and there is genuine political support behind many cyber defence initiatives," stated President Kersti Kaljulaid today in Brussels at the annual European Defence Conference.</p> President Kaljulaid met with the King of the Belgians and Prime Minister of Belgium 2017-11-21T22:00:00Z 2017-11-21T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/13765-president-kaljulaid-met-with-the-king-and-prime-minister-of-belgium Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Brussels with King Philippe and Prime Minister Charles Michel to discuss bilateral relations between Estonia and Belgium, the future of Europe, neighbourhood policies and co-operation in the sphere of defence.</p> <p>President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Brussels with King Philippe and Prime Minister Charles Michel to discuss bilateral relations between Estonia and Belgium, the future of Europe, neighbourhood policies and co-operation in the sphere of defence.</p> President Kaljulaid: a society of equal rights must be developed by both men and women working together 2017-11-20T22:00:00Z 2017-11-20T22:00:00Z http://admin2.president.ee/index.php/en/media/press-releases/13760-president-kaljulaid-a-society-of-equal-rights-must-be-developed-by-both-men-and-women-working-together Mailin Aasmäe mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee <p>"Surveys and studies reveal that equal rights have an important impact on the economy and society in general. The power of legislation alone is not sufficient to change attitudes regarding violence against women and equal rights; men and women need to work together for a more equal society," said President Kersti Kaljulaid today, in Brussels, at the Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights, which this year will focus on women's rights in turbulent times.</p> <p>"Surveys and studies reveal that equal rights have an important impact on the economy and society in general. The power of legislation alone is not sufficient to change attitudes regarding violence against women and equal rights; men and women need to work together for a more equal society," said President Kersti Kaljulaid today, in Brussels, at the Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights, which this year will focus on women's rights in turbulent times.</p>