Posts tagged as Estonian President

Estonian president: Only together can we stand up against all-embracing cruelty

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

It is only together that we can stand up against the return of a totalitarian way of thinking and all-embracing cruelty and stand for the free world and society where nobody feels fear, Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid said at a commemoration ceremony held on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Soviet mass deportations of March 1949. “Only a democratic country which respects freedoms can appeal to the international…

Estonian president: Work to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank must continue

Friday, March 1, 2019

In recent years, NATO has adequately reacted to security problems on its eastern flank, but work to develop the alliance’s deterrence and defense posture is far from completed, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said at a meeting on security of the heads of state of countries of central and eastern Europe. Kaljulaid said at the meeting held in Kosice, Slovakia that the allied battle groups stationed promptly in the Baltic countries,…

Estonian president proposes to appoint Villu Kove head of Supreme Court

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Monday made a proposal to the parliament to appoint Villu Kove, renowned jurist and chairman of the civil chamber of the Supreme Court, as the new chief justice of the Supreme Court of Estonia. “Our court system is strong, functional, independent, and the people of Estonia trust it. Therefore I consider it important that also the next head of the Supreme Court come from within…

Office of the Estonian President expenses to decrease in 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Despite the increase in labour expenses accompanying the increase in the cost of living, expenses of the Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia are to decrease by over 7% in 2019. President Kersti Kaljulaid’s own salary, meanwhile, is set to increase this year. The Office of the President’s expenses are to total €4.421 million in 2019, down 7.5% from its 2018 budget of €4.782, it appears from…

Kaljulaid on Latvia’s centennial: Time has grown Estonia, Latvia together

Monday, November 19, 2018

Speaking on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Latvia, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said that time has grown Estonia and Latvia together and made them strong. “The histories of Estonia and Latvia and intertwined, we have fought for our freedom together and time has grown us together and made us strong” Kaljulaid said in her speech made in Riga on Sunday. “On the independence day of…

Estonian President runs in New York City Marathon

Monday, November 5, 2018

Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid has taken part in the New York City Marathon covering the 42,195-metre distance during her visit to the U.S. According to the Twitter account of the Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, on Sunday, November 4, she participated in the major sporting event was one of the 50,773 runners to reach the finish line. Kaljulaid posted on the micro-blogging site that her time has been 04:02:40, which is…

Estonian President: Climate change endangers existence of entire peoples

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The effects of climate change are dangerous to the existence of entire peoples, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has said at a meeting with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports that during her visit to the U.S. on Thur, the Estonian head of state evaluated during a meeting with Guterres: «The effects of climate change threaten the survival of entire countries and peoples». As to necessary actions…

President Kaljulaid: Both Estonian, Danish supervisory authorities made mistakes regarding Danske

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In an interview with the French television channel France24, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said that both the Danish and Estonian supervisory authorities made mistakes in the Danske money-laundering case. “Estonians had warned that this [suspicious transactions at Danske] is going on and these warnings were not headed. So, it took longer than it should have taken us — both Danish and Estonian authorities — to end it, because there was…

Estonian president calls for parlt to deliberate strengthening welfare state

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid in a speech made at the opening sitting of the eighth session of the 13th Riigikogu invited MPs to seek possibilities for strengthening the welfare state. “Dear Riigikogu, I wish you strength and understanding to discuss whether our secure foundation and bearing walls could already handle the kind of superstructure that economically successful countries similar to us can afford to have — the kind that we…

Estonian president: Level of defense spending can not be the only indicator

Monday, June 25, 2018

The level of defense spending of individual countries can not be the only indicator to be looked at when advancing the security relationship between NATO allies, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said. “It is essential that the defense spending of NATO’s European allies should grow and move towards the agreed 2 percent. At the same time, the whole transatlantic security relationship should not be reduced to comparing percentages alone,” the president…