Posts tagged as Kersti Kaljulaid

President Kersti Kaljulaid on working visit to Ukraine

Friday, September 13, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a two-day working visit to Ukraine where she will meet with the President and Prime Minister in Kyiv. Kaljulaid met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk and Dmytro Razumkov, Speaker of Parliament, and will speak at the Yalta European Strategy Forum on Friday. On Thursday she met with Prime Minister Honcharuk, and expressed continued support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and…

Estonian president, PM to meet Monday evening

Monday, August 19, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid will meet with Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Monday evening to discuss the political situation that has emerged following the attempt to dismiss the head of the Police and Border Guard Board as well as a broader circle of topics, the news portal of ERR reported. “The head of state and the prime minister will meet this evening,” the president’s PR adviser Taavi Linnamae said. He said that…

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid participated in amateur Tour de France

Monday, July 22, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid participated in the 29th Étape du Tour de France on Sunday, a public stage of the men’s annual multistage bicycle race. A total of 16,000 cyclists from 71 countries were registered for the Étape du Tour de France this year. Following France, the highest number of participants per country were from the U.K., Switzerland and Estonia. Kaljulaid was among the just seven percent women who participated in…

Baltic presidents meet and discuss climate change, digital era and security

Thursday, July 11, 2019

On his first official foreign visit, Latvia’s President Egils Levits met with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid. The two discussed climate change, challenges of the digital age and security affairs. Leaders of the two countries agreed that Baltic and Nordic states should cooperate in climate change matters and agreed that climate change is a priority for Europe and the rest of the world. The two also stressed that Latvia and Estonia…

Allied units in joint amphibious landing exercise

Friday, July 5, 2019

A joint Estonian and British amphibious landing exercise took place at Kolga Bay on Estonia’s northern coast Thursday. The exercise came as part of Baltic Protector 2019, a large scale exercise led by Britain’s Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) and involving NATO allies which has run since May, covering a broad sweep of the Baltic Sea. Britain’s elite Royal Marines Commandos were at the heart of Thursday’s landing practice, which was…

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…