Kersti Kaljulaid

Kersti Kaljulaid: Anyone who appreciates our language, customs and values can be an Estonian

In her first Independence Day speech as the Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid covered various topics, but spoke at length about the importance of preserving the Estonian language and culture as well as challenges facing the modern society. She also emphasised the opportunities a modern digital country like Estonia could make …

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The Estonian president invites everyone to become an e-resident

Kersti Kaljulaid, the Estonian president, called business people around the world to take an advantage of her country’s e-residency programme that entitles everyone, everywhere to securely identify them online, open and run a location-independent business and take advantage of a marketplace of services specifically for e-residents. “Even though there are …

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The Estonian president: the Baltics are not afraid of migrants or Russians

The Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, said in a response to an EurActiv article that the Baltics were not afraid of migrants or Russians as the article claimed. Kaljulaid wrote the open letter response to the EurActiv article, “The Brief: Europe’s elites rush to hide behind Mutti’s skirts”, that analysed the …

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President Kaljulaid: our good allied relationships with the US will continue

The Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, has congratulated the Republican Party’s candidate for US president, Donald Trump, on winning the presidential election. According to Kaljulaid, relations between Estonia and the US can be characterised by excellent cooperation in many spheres and sectors, including defence and cyber security. “The US has been …

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Paul Goble: Like her predecessors, the new Estonian president understands the transforming power of words

Under the Estonian constitution, that country’s president has few enumerated powers, but he or now she does have the power of words and thus the power to help shape the understanding not only of the residents of that Baltic country but of the Western world of which it is very …

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Kersti Kaljulaid: I hope we can see more courage and less fear in Estonia

Kersti Kaljulaid, who was elected Estonia’s new president on 3 October, gave her first presidential speech after taking her oath of office at the parliament, Riigikogu, on 10 October 2016. 25 years ago, in this very same hall, the Republic of Estonia was restored. We now have a state, a …

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Former European auditor Kersti Kaljulaid elected president of Estonia

The former state official of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, was on Monday elected president of the country in the parliament, Riigikogu. The sole candidate, 81 MPs out of 101 cast their votes in her support. Kaljulaid will serve as the first female president of Estonia. Kaljulaid, a former member of the European Court …

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