Posts tagged as Kersti Kaljulaid

Kersti Kaljulaid meets German chancellor, discusses e-state and Ukraine

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid was in Germany Tuesday, meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, where she discussed the Estonian e-state, Ukraine, Russia and spoke at a high-level conference. The visit was the first stop-off on a three-nation set of official trips, which will take her to Slovenia and U.S. later this week. President Kaljulaid was a keynote speaker at the “Day of German Industry” conference, the Federation of German Industries’ (BDI) main…

President Kersti Kaljulaid in Germany, Slovenia and the US this week

Monday, June 3, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid has a week of international visits coming up, starting in Germany, and culminating in a visit to the UN in New York. The UN meeting will coincide with the vote on the next non-permanent seat on the organization’s security council. Estonia is in the running for the spot. On Monday and Tuesday, the president is to be one of the keynote speakers at the “Day of German…

Reform chairwoman Kaja Kallas given task to form next government

Friday, April 5, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid gave the task to form Estonia’s next government to the Reform Party’s chairwoman, Kaja Kallas, on Friday. Ms Kallas now has 14 days to find partners for a new coalition. Meanwhile, speculations about a possible Centre-EKRE-Isamaa government continue. President Kaljulaid stressed that the leader of the party who won the most mandates in the 3 March general election has to have the opportunity to try and form…

Estonian President hikes 30 km to commemorate NATO accession

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

In a creative way to mark 15 years since decisions to accept Estonia to NATO, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has taken part in an annual Scouts Battalion hike, walking 30 kilometres with a 15 kilogram load on her shoulders. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported that the President noted at the occasion on Friday, March 29, referring to World War Two and the Soviet occupation of Estonia: «Today marks the 15th…

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…

President Kaljulaid meets with Speaker Pelosi, talks security, defence

Thursday, March 14, 2019

While on a working visit to the US, President Kersti Kaljulaid met with Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) late on Wednesday evening, with whom she discussed security and defence cooperation, the situation in Ukraine, hybrid threats as well as bilateral Estonian-US cooperation. “There has been strong bipartisan support for Estonia, NATO and transatlantic relations in both houses of Congress,” Ms Kaljulaid said at her meeting…

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,…

President: Story of Estonia example, source of hope to many

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said in her speech on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the republic at the Estonia Opera House and Concert Hall on Sunday that the story of Estonia is an example and a source of hope for many people around the world. “Our notability has increased exponentially around the world,” Kaljulaid said. “Estonia has become a well-known story. It is a country that has applied…

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…

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…