Tallinn Music Week conference to focus on Leadership in Culture

The Creative Impact Conference, taking place within the Tallinn Music Week (TMW) festival on 28 and 29 August will address the topics of Music Industry 2.0, Sustainable Development Goals and Neighbours, through the lens of Resilience and Leading Change. Leadership expert Ben Nothnagel, iconic music entrepreneur Tapio Korjus, the Undersecretary of the Arts at theContinue reading “Tallinn Music Week conference to focus on Leadership in Culture”

“President Kaljulaid makes official visit to Germany”

Today, President Kersti Kaljulaid heads to an official visit to Berlin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Estonian embassy. The head of state will also meet with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and representatives of an influential think tank and association of German industries and visit the German offices of Estonian companies Skeleton and Ampler. ‘The visitContinue reading ““President Kaljulaid makes official visit to Germany””

“President Kaljulaid of Estonia: pandemic cannot be used as a pretext to hinder access of humanitarian aid”

The restrictions on movement related to the pandemic are understandable, but they must not be used to artificially obstruct the provision of humanitarian aid in conflict areas, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said at a high-level discussion on the protection of civilians in armed conflict at the UN Security Council today. At the heart of Estonia’sContinue reading ““President Kaljulaid of Estonia: pandemic cannot be used as a pretext to hinder access of humanitarian aid””

Address of the President of the Republic in relation to the first COVID-19 victim in Estonia

  “Dear people of Estonia! Today is a sad day when the first person infected with the coronavirus died in Estonia. We feared it would happen, but still secretly hoped that it wouldn’t. Of course it happened. I offer my condolences to the family of the deceased. The rest of us will carry on. WeContinue reading “Address of the President of the Republic in relation to the first COVID-19 victim in Estonia”

“The first digital signature in Antarctica: Estonian president signed a resolution bestowing state decorations”

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid proved in Antarctica that thanks to advanced e-governance Estonian digital nomads can work everywhere. President Kaljulaid digitally signed her resolution of bestowing state decorations – announced today – In the Antarctic. State decorations are traditionally given before the Estonian Independence Day and are generally announced at the end of January.Continue reading ““The first digital signature in Antarctica: Estonian president signed a resolution bestowing state decorations””

Estonia starts today its membership of the UN Security Council

President Kersti Kaljulaid hoisted today the UN flag in front of the Office of the President to mark the beginning of Estonia’s membership of the UN Security Council. “Estonia will be at the world’s hardest diplomatic negotiating table for the next two years. This makes Estonia indisputably larger than our population, area or GDP naturallyContinue reading “Estonia starts today its membership of the UN Security Council”

“President Kaljulaid Riias: Balti riigid võiksid olla Euroopas teerajajad digi- ja puhta energeetika vallas”

“Balti riike seovad ühised väärtused ja taristu ning meil on hea võimalus saada Euroopas teerajajaks nii digi- kui ka puhta energeetika vallas, “ lausus president Kersti Kaljulaid tänasel kolme Balti riigi presidentide kohtumisel Riias.  „Digi, energeetika, julgeolek ja kliimaneutraalsus on kõik omavahel seotud. Põhja-Balti regioonil on potentsiaal olla üks enim digitaalselt arenenud piirkondi maailmas, entContinue reading ““President Kaljulaid Riias: Balti riigid võiksid olla Euroopas teerajajad digi- ja puhta energeetika vallas””

President of Estonia Kaljulaid attending meeting of Baltic States presidents in Rīga

President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a working visit to Latvia today, meeting with her Latvian and Lithuanian counterparts in Rīga and visiting the NATO Multinational Division North headquarters in Ādaži. During her meeting with President Egils Levits of Latvia and President Gitanas Nausėda of Lithuania, the Estonian Head of State will be discussing regional cooperation,Continue reading “President of Estonia Kaljulaid attending meeting of Baltic States presidents in Rīga”

“Estonian delegation participates in the NATO PA Transatlantic Parliamentary Forum”

The Estonian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly participates in the NATO PA Transatlantic Parliamentary Forum in Washington this week. Head of the Estonian Delegation, member of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Oudekki Loone said that practically all focus issues and challenges of international politics of today would be discussed at the Forum, mainly from the positionContinue reading ““Estonian delegation participates in the NATO PA Transatlantic Parliamentary Forum””

Estonia and Ukraine to develop e-states in a digital sandbox

A series of events called Digital Society Sandbox initiated by Kersti Kaljulaid, head of state of Estonia and Volodymyr Zelensky, president of Ukraine, kicked off yesterday in Tallinn. The event promotes a new type of Estonian-Ukrainian collaboration between digital enterprises and the public sector to jointly develop e-governance.  “The initiative from Estonia and Ukraine toContinue reading “Estonia and Ukraine to develop e-states in a digital sandbox”

This week, President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a work visit to Paris where she will take part in the Paris Peace Forum at the invitation of President Macron, and give presentations at UNESCO’s General Conference and the GovTech summit on e-governance.  Paris Peace Forum is a gathering started at the initiative of the President ofContinue reading

“The President of the Republic of Estonia at the opening session of the Riigikogu on 9 September 2019”

Dear members of the Riigikogu!  I am worried by our prospects. The horizon. Or more specifically – what is beyond the horizon. There are so many threads we should be pulling on right now. Threads which lead to new opportunities, to new finds that help create growth and development. Also threads, which have been created byContinue reading ““The President of the Republic of Estonia at the opening session of the Riigikogu on 9 September 2019””