Press Releases president http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:46:46 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb The first meeting between the heads of state of Estonia and South Korea http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/14110-the-first-meeting-between-the-heads-of-state-of-estonia-and-south-korea http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/14110-the-first-meeting-between-the-heads-of-state-of-estonia-and-south-korea President Kaljulaid said today at her meeting with the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, that the good understanding between the two countries is attributable to their shared values and responsibility.

This is the first visit at the level of heads of state since diplomatic relations between the two countries were restored in 1991.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Pressiteated Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:20:34 +0000
President Kaljulaid is on a working visit to South Korea http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/14108-president-kaljulaid-is-on-a-working-visit-to-south-korea http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/14108-president-kaljulaid-is-on-a-working-visit-to-south-korea This week, President Kersti Kaljulaid and Georgi-Rene Maksimovski are on a working visit to South Korea. The Head of State will meet with the President of South Korea and take part in the opening ceremony of PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Pressiteated Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:25:35 +0000
Meeting between the Head of State and the Prime Minister of Denmark focused on security issues http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13892-meeting-between-the-head-of-state-and-the-prime-minister-of-denmark-focused-on-security-issues http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13892-meeting-between-the-head-of-state-and-the-prime-minister-of-denmark-focused-on-security-issues President Kersti Kaljulaid met in Kadriorg today with the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, to discuss co-operation between the two countries in the sphere of security.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Pressiteated Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:49:13 +0000
Meeting between Kaljulaid and Juncker focused on the future and funding of the EU http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13909-meeting-between-kaljulaid-and-juncker-focused-on-the-future-and-funding-of-the-eu http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13909-meeting-between-kaljulaid-and-juncker-focused-on-the-future-and-funding-of-the-eu President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Brussels with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Issues related to the future of the European Union, shaping the next financial period as well as energy policies, the Eastern Partnership and large-scale infrastructure projects were discussed at the meeting.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Pressiteated Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid on a work visit to Brussels http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13910-president-kaljulaid-on-a-work-visit-to-brussels http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13910-president-kaljulaid-on-a-work-visit-to-brussels The Head of State is on a work visit to Brussels today, where she will meet with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and participate this evening in the international opening performance of 'Mythos', the 9th symphony by Erkki-Sven Tüür.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Pressiteated Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Japan and Estonia share a passion for a digital world http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13886-president-kaljulaid-japan-and-estonia-share-a-passion-for-a-digital-world http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13886-president-kaljulaid-japan-and-estonia-share-a-passion-for-a-digital-world "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.

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Liis.Lepik@vpk.ee (Liis Lepik) ENG Pressiteated Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:26:20 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Schengen has given border communities impetus for co-operation http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13840-president-kaljulaid-schengen-has-given-border-communities-impetus-for-co-operation http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13840-president-kaljulaid-schengen-has-given-border-communities-impetus-for-co-operation

"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.

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Elke.Rimpel@vpk.ee (Elke Rimpel) ENG Pressiteated Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:23:15 +0000
President Kaljulaid to participate in the strategy forum of the Munich Security Conference http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13799-president-kaljulaid-to-participate-in-the-strategy-forum-of-the-munich-security-conference http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13799-president-kaljulaid-to-participate-in-the-strategy-forum-of-the-munich-security-conference 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.

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.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Pressiteated Sat, 02 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid in Iceland: in the 21st century, small states can be larger than merely their area in square kilometres http://www.president.ee/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 http://www.president.ee/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 "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.

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.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Pressiteated Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:00:00 +0000
President Kaljulaid: Iceland sets an example in protecting the rights of women http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13793-president-kaljulaid-iceland-sets-an-example-in-protecting-the-rights-of-women http://www.president.ee/en/media/press-releases/13793-president-kaljulaid-iceland-sets-an-example-in-protecting-the-rights-of-women 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.

The Estonian Head of State is on a work visit to Iceland for the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Annual Global Summit in Reykjavik.

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mailin.aasmae@vpk.ee (Mailin Aasmäe) ENG Pressiteated Tue, 28 Nov 2017 22:00:00 +0000