Helir-Valdor Seeder

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Helir-Valdor Seeder told ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "It will definitely be a bit more inconvenient for the incumbent prime minister (Kaja Kallas – ed.), but it may not be the worst case scenario in terms of the end result. However, it will require a slightly different work organization," External link

err-en Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "The coalition partner's leader (i.e. Ratas – ed.) will become more involved in the executive's work, certainly more formally," External link

err-en Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "According to the Constitution, ensuring the parliament's operation must be ensured in every situation and an obstruction cannot lead to the Riigikogu stopping its everyday legislative work" External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "When it comes to the exercise of public authority, things must both be and appear honest. Isamaa does not tolerate influence peddling. The suspicions announced today by the prosecutor's office regarding the Center Party and EKRE politicians are extremely serious" "We expect explanations and concrete steps from the Center Party and EKRE," External link

err-en Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The Chancellor of Justice has the right to protest, look through things if there's a contradiction with the act. The Supreme Court can proceed if the Chancellor of Justice, or a member of the Riigikogu approaches it. These mechanisms exist, and the members of the Supreme Court are definitely neutral in assessing the situation," External link

err-en Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "If someone protests and if the justice chancellor takes it to the Supreme Court - there is no reason to worry about it. To the contrary, it shows that the justice chancellor exists and so does the Supreme Court," "Opposition representatives should be happy that if there is a violation of the law then the [Riigikogu] decision will be canceled" External link

err-en Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The board's experience has largely been that the board will look at the Riigikogu as a whole and in very rare cases, where it divides into a coalition and opposition," External link

err-en Friday, January 8, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "If one or another member of the faction is not able to represent the views of the faction on some issues then, when voting on these bills, we will have to send another person to the Constitutional Committee," External link

err-en Monday, November 23, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "You cannot represent your own personal views in the committee, a member of the Riigikogu represents the faction in the committee," External link

err-en Monday, November 23, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "When concluding the coalition agreement (in April 2019 – ed.), we agreed that, due to differing viewpoints, we will not be involved in repealing the cohabitation act or adopting implementing acts," External link

err-en Friday, November 20, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Over the last few years, Isamaa has clearly strengthened in Tartu. I am sure that this trend is viable and that Tartu will continue to foster a patriotic spirit," External link

err-en Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder says : "I do not think are appropriate. So let's discuss it further" External link

err-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "In the present situation, a plebiscite is a reasonable choice, as it will help bring clarity and a solution into a dispute that has continued for years. Not deciding or postponing the decision is tantamount to twisting the knife - it doesn't heal anything, but will cause more pain," External link

err-en Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "The attempted further criminalization of hate speech represents a creeping introduction of censorship. The rights of people and the media to free speech may not be put under ideological pressures. Opinions and expression cannot be influenced solely by the law. Reform's proposals would be a welcome means of intimidation, one which would provide the chance to silence many fundamental debates. The state cannot dictate to people what and how they can think or speak," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "But we did not discuss draft laws or referendum details," External link

err-en Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The fact that the party discusses politics and not only politics within the party, but politics in wider-Estonia, what kind of politics should be carried out in Estonia more broadly, and sees a bigger picture and has different associations, shows that the party is not a dead organization," "In this respect, the Isamaa Party and I have also been critical and have talked about left-wing politics, about extremist populism, and there is a reason to be worried about Europe and Estonia," External link

err-en Monday, September 28, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "But we don't want to rush things in haste either as long as things aren't clear," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "There are a number of organizational questions and problems that need to be discussed and many questions answered. Once we have received the answers, we will, of course, be ready to fulfil the coalition agreement" External link

err-en Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "If it is not done at the expense of loans, i.e. if it is not a sustainable solution, so to speak, but it must be a sustainable solution so that we can continue to pay pensions in the coming years," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "First of all, we have to formulate the exact question of the referendum, it is important what is asked of the people. It is the main political dispute. The rest is technical and financial issues which need to be fixed," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "And not only behind my back; the majority of the party did not know about it. Only a select few members were informed. Last week, on Kuku Raadio, Right-wingers representative Siim Kiisler answered a question on why only two of Isamaa's political group of 12 in Riigikogu - he and Mihhail Lotman - have signed up, saying others were not invited. This creates a ton of questions, if most of the party leadership is left aside. I think we have reason to question the Right-wingers' actual goals" External link

err-en Friday, August 7, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "There is definitely no black-and-white answer here, and Estonia certainly cannot implement a black-and-white policy. The world is very complicated in its various relations and Estonia is a small country, so we inevitably have to deal with China bilaterally, that is, our direct relations. is also in the interests of the Estonian state," External link

err-en Friday, July 24, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Indirectly, this is the result of my own activities and I am behind the birth of the association. This summer, I have traveled through almost all areas of our party and called on people to be more active," "As far as I know, several associations within the party are currently being formed. One is on the right, and a second family policy association will be formed in the coming months" External link

err-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We are still looking for a better solution than the bill, which should be discussed in the Riigikogu on Monday. This extension of temporary work permits until the end of the year is not a substantive solution to the problem, given that they work for shorter periods, new entrants cannot come here from third countries, so this is, in fact, a relatively formal approach to the problem, but not a substantive one. A more comprehensive and workable solution is needed. The government will certainly be discussing these issues over the weekend as well. Hopefully, a better solution has been found by Monday," External link

err-en Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder explained : "This would, on the one hand, meet the needs of business, employers, the economic sector, while maintaining a conservative labor policy," External link

err-en Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder : "As it is only planned for the autumn session, there is enough time to think about how to proceed. It is clear that this particular draft will not be dealt with in the usual way and all 50,000 amendments will be put to the vote. Before the autumn, we will certainly discuss and review, which are the most sensible solutions" External link

err-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "There are different possibilities here, there is also a possibility that this issue will not be taken forward. This possibility also exists. It is definitely not a problem in the coalition, the coalition can agree here and act together," External link

err-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "There is an opportunity to come up with a new bill initiated by the government. Then it is possible to avoid such an obstruction, where the work of the Riigikogu is essentially suspended and such obstruction can be avoided through tying mistrust," External link

err-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "The time of mass parties in Estonia and elsewhere in Western society is over and therefore new forms of cooperation are being created as to how people can contribute to society. This is how Isamaa works as well," External link

err-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The support given to member states, but what has to be paid back and returned, if member states do not have to declare as debt or responsibility," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We should certainly not send a signal to Southern Europe that responsibilities should not be declared and that everyone should just live beyond their means. And to Eastern Europe that the EU budget is such that you can always get more from it if you pay into it. If you send different signals to different regions, the solution will not be sustainable," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder noted : "Being that it is developed under difficult circumstances, the joint loan has to be in compliance with all the different EU treaties and the autonomy of member states should remain. The process should also use the principle of unanimosity, every member state should have to agree with it," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "As they say about trials, they not only have to be but also seem trustworthy. When we are the ones appointing the audit performers, then that is a conflict which doesn't increase trust," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Political parties are fundamentally different — there are those who care about the sign or the name of the party, and those whose candidates and the names of the people are important. Isamaa cares for their candidates and people," "We are not focusing on ratings, although voters will find Isamaa in the election situation," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "Putting together austerity budgets is a different matter entirely than drawing up supplementary ones. However, the government has already decided on record that cost-cutting proposals will be made in the second quarter. What they will be remains to be seen," External link

err-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "If the first supplementary budget and support package is aimed at helping the economy across the board so to speak, its potential successor must focus more narrowly on sectors and companies with the potential for exiting the crisis first," "A second supplementary budget would also have to include austerity measures because it is impossible for the public sector to remain whole while its private counterpart is forced to cut costs. Therefore, a possible second supplementary budget would definitely be quite different from the first," External link

err-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We can also save by making organizational changes. For example, the Riigikogu discussed merging four different foundations and agencies, merging the language inspectorate and board today. Such long-term measures aimed at efficiency need to be among the steps we will take," External link

err-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The proper ideology today is to capitalize on the possibility of borrowing for as long as conditions remain favorable and only then dip into reserves," External link

err-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Isamaa´s position is that the economy needs to be revived. We find it important that entrepreneurship be supported by different measures, and cutting down on expenses in the public sector needs to be done. It´s definitely not the time to start giving out bonuses in the public sector," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "We can not be building two separate worlds today. The private sector, which is cutting down on the expenses, lowering wages and the public sector, where we are not cutting down on anything, spending more and giving out bonuses," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "It has already been decided. It is obvious that this year´s budget needs to be tightened," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "It is based on the wish to resolve the crisis as effectively and in the most targeted way possible, and of course the talk of election promises does not apply. The focus has been on resolving the crisis," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "This package will definitely change on the part of both the legislative and the supplementary budget itself through amendments in Riigikogu," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Not all rounds should be fired off in the first battle," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder wrote : "Something important in the EU's monetary politics will definitely change," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder noted : "It is silly to establish similar budget balance requirements for countries like Estonia, who basically have a nonexistent national debt, and to Greece and Italy, who are in deep debt," "However, when other countries are supporting their companies and are taking loans, then Estonia can't be any different, otherwise we will put companies in a worse situation and make them unable to compete," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "I cannot say whether this initiative is in conformance with the constitution or not but the proposal has been made and hopefully other parties will agree to it," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "I am delighted that our partners support the pension reform initiated by the government and Isamaa, which gives people greater freedom and justice in securing their retirement. So far, practice has shown that our pension system needs a reform which would ensure the sustainability of the pension system. Our goal is to give every person in Estonia the freedom to decide whether to invest independently, leave, or join another pension pillar," External link

err-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder replied : "It completely ignores the fact that these people have a proportionally higher first pillar [state] pension than those who have joined the second pillar. In addition, the law which is in force today has been drawn up and amended so that all those with a national second pillar fund have the free choice to join the second pillar voluntarily," External link

err-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The draft law says that the state will take over these responsibilities," External link

err-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "In my opinion, this time is long enough and it has also been negotiated with all parties," External link

err-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder explained : "Here we have to see if it violates someone's fundamental rights, whether it worsens someone's situation or improves it. Here I see no conflict with the constitution, if we take a pension reform that gives you completely free opportunities, does not oblige anyone or weaken one's position. Retrospective application with different cases and different laws has also occurred in the practice of the Estonian state in the past," External link

err-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "I do not want to make this comparison, but I am forced to say it," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told ( about Vladimir Zhirinovsky ) : "We will soon find ourselves in a situation where no one, as is the case with Zhirinovsky's statements in Russia, will seem to be paying any attention to, and, outside its borders, taking seriously, so will we find ourselves in a situation similar with our interior minister," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder asked : "In my opinion, this was a statement of an emotionally burned-out man … Is this now the 'plan B', which meant military cooperation between two good neighbors, Estonia and Finland," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "And now our Minister of the Interior is expressing the view that the Finnish prime minister will liquidate the Finnish state," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "At the same time, EKRE is part of the Estonian political system. They have a mandate and they cannot be denied [that]. They cannot be ignored. They need to be involved and practiced in a good political culture," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The independent committee's report and its conclusions were in large part the basis for the decision to dismiss the minister," "I believe that that was the right decision" External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said ( about Urmas Reinsalu ) : "NATO is not in crisis and Estonia is not looking for an alternative to NATO. NATO as an organization, is evidenced by the presence of Allied forces in Estonia. We value additional regional security cooperation they strengthen and complement our alliance with NATO but they do not replace it," "Such statements overlook the bigger picture. NATO as an organization works. The criticism of some politicians towards NATO has little effect and is as short-sighted as the criticism of individual Estonian politicians when the Isamaa and Defense Minister Reinsalu called on NATO troops to ensure our security in Estonia. These troops today are defending the independence and sovereignty of Estonia and the entire eastern wing of NATO," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder recalled : "We took down the portraits of those who had been ministers during the period of occupation, and left up those in office in an independent Estonia," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said ( about Mart Helme ) : "I don't know if interior minister Mart Helme will put up [People's Commissar for Internal Affairs of the Estonian Soviet Republic] Boris Kumm in his ministry, then" External link

err-en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "All legislation can't be based off the five to seven percent who will blow their second pillar money immediately when they leave. But they still have the state pension ( i.e. the first pillar-ed .)" External link

err-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "It has simply not been possible to act as quickly between the various authorities in government as originally planned," External link

err-en Friday, October 25, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "To my knowledge, the Ministry of Finance is in the process of finalizing the bill, finishing the explanatory memorandum, then it will go to the cabinet debate and then to the coordination round and then to the parliament," "The ideal goal was for the Riigikogu to adopted it in December and enter into force on Jan. 1. If it takes a little while longer with these actions, discussions and coordination rounds, it is not a tragedy. It will then be adopted, for example, in January and will enter into force in February. It depends on the procedure and how it is reached. There is wrong if it take a few more weeks or months," External link

err-en Friday, October 25, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "To be frank, it remains unclear why the Bank of Estonia issued a press statement that included no analysis, with the analysis — as far as I can understand — expected in November. This makes it look like we have a new party in Estonia that meddles in daily politics and issues press releases," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "My personal view is that earlier representation in the electoral body struck the right balance, considering the presidential election system, and I would restore it," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "True, should we decide that we want to restore the previous ratio of local government electors making up two-thirds of the electoral college, we would be faced with the problem of how to divide those seats between local governments. Because we have 79 local governments now, instead of 200. How will major cities like Tallinn and Tartu be represented, and how many electors will we give smaller municipalities? Changing the ratio could get stuck behind this question," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The fact that people support the principle that we should all have the right to decide for ourselves regarding the use of the savings that we have put aside isn't surprising in itself," "What is positive is that support for making the second pension pillar voluntary is so high despite attacks in recent months against the pension reform" External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The fact that that just 15 percent of those to join the second pension pillar knew that the 4 percent added to the second pension pillar comes at the expense of their state pension demonstrates one of the biggest shortcomings of the current pension system — it shows that at the time the three-pillar pension system was introduced, nobody was able to clarify the details thereof to people," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "This [the pensions hike] hinges on the budgetary capacity of the state and will happen in in conjunction with the state budget and budgetary strategy," External link

err-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "It's the way the coalition agreement is right now," External link

err-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We'll enable the very real switchover to be in a short time for the majority of people," External link

err-en Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "I will not speculate, as a solution will hopefully be found beforehand after all," "Thus far, no high state official has been left unappointed. It is common for counterparties to have different opinions. I don't think this will cause any sort of turmoil" External link

err-en Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "For me, the negotiations served as proof that the parties were not bogged down in the written word," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We must take a look at what is going on with the budget and build on the actual situation, not just some dreams," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "For me, the negotiations served as proof that the parties were not bogged down in the written word," External link

err-en Monday, April 8, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We must take a look at what is going on with the budget and build on the actual situation, not just some dreams," External link

err-en Monday, April 8, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "The signing of the coalition accord will be left for next week. I cannot say for what day exactly, but in the ideal case before next Thursday, which in great probability is the day the Riigikogu will convene," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We can best protect Estonia's interests in the European Parliament namely with experienced and smart people," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We can best protect Estonia's interests in the European Parliament precisely with experienced and smart people," External link

err-en Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Estonia has a lot to offer, and we want our national culture to be presented more extensively in other countries as well," "For this, we want to involve the community of Estonians living in other countries as much as possible" External link

err-en Friday, March 15, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Measures in the rural development plan must support production with higher value-added and increase Estonia's export capacity," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "It is very difficult to comprehend what the Reform Party thinks and wants. Parties are being categorized and one [of the parties] has been ruled out entirely," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, March 10, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We have quite a bit with the Reform Party," "But we also talked about differences in position, such as on citizenship and migration policy. Isamaa supports the conservative line, and does not support the legalisation of dual citizenship. We also have differences of opinion when it comes to pension reform, as Isamaa's wish is for the second pension pillar to be made voluntary. Isamaa also wants to introduce tax exemptions tied to the number of children [in one's household], and we have other old topics as well, such as the Registered Partnership Act and the migration pact" External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : ''There have been some differing opinions in Isamaa, and there are still quite a few questions on how we should proceed,'' ''We are ready to talk to the coalition partners [ie. SDE and the majority coalition partner Centre] on how to deal with the draft bill going forward,'' External link

err-en Monday, February 11, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : ''As always, Pro Patria's strength lies in its broad base of candidates, including capable local government leaders, lawyers, entrepreneurs, cultural figures and people from other walks of life,'' External link

err-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : ''All 125 candidates bring Pro Patria values to the elections and are ready to do their best in implementing the party's manifesto and worldview,'' External link

err-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "I would assume that these issues will continue to be the main topics until the election," External link

err-en Monday, January 14, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The matter is very clear and simple for IRL," "We developed our party's stance in 2014 already, and we have repeatedly voted in the Riigikogu as well — and unanimously" External link

err-en Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4:00:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "During the Estonian presidency, we will also keep a close eye on how the interests of the Baltic countries are represented in the EU and other international organizations," "We will likewise continue cooperation with the Nordic Council, the Benelux Parliament and Visegrád Group to develop common positions at the EU level" External link

err-en Friday, October 28, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT



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Helir-Valdor Seeder told ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "It will definitely be a bit more inconvenient for the incumbent prime minister (Kaja Kallas – ed.), but it may not be the worst case scenario in terms of the end result. However, it will require a slightly different work organization," External link

err-en Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "The coalition partner's leader (i.e. Ratas – ed.) will become more involved in the executive's work, certainly more formally," External link

err-en Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "According to the Constitution, ensuring the parliament's operation must be ensured in every situation and an obstruction cannot lead to the Riigikogu stopping its everyday legislative work" External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "When it comes to the exercise of public authority, things must both be and appear honest. Isamaa does not tolerate influence peddling. The suspicions announced today by the prosecutor's office regarding the Center Party and EKRE politicians are extremely serious" "We expect explanations and concrete steps from the Center Party and EKRE," External link

err-en Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The Chancellor of Justice has the right to protest, look through things if there's a contradiction with the act. The Supreme Court can proceed if the Chancellor of Justice, or a member of the Riigikogu approaches it. These mechanisms exist, and the members of the Supreme Court are definitely neutral in assessing the situation," External link

err-en Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "If someone protests and if the justice chancellor takes it to the Supreme Court - there is no reason to worry about it. To the contrary, it shows that the justice chancellor exists and so does the Supreme Court," "Opposition representatives should be happy that if there is a violation of the law then the [Riigikogu] decision will be canceled" External link

err-en Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The board's experience has largely been that the board will look at the Riigikogu as a whole and in very rare cases, where it divides into a coalition and opposition," External link

err-en Friday, January 8, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "If one or another member of the faction is not able to represent the views of the faction on some issues then, when voting on these bills, we will have to send another person to the Constitutional Committee," External link

err-en Monday, November 23, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "You cannot represent your own personal views in the committee, a member of the Riigikogu represents the faction in the committee," External link

err-en Monday, November 23, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "When concluding the coalition agreement (in April 2019 – ed.), we agreed that, due to differing viewpoints, we will not be involved in repealing the cohabitation act or adopting implementing acts," External link

err-en Friday, November 20, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Over the last few years, Isamaa has clearly strengthened in Tartu. I am sure that this trend is viable and that Tartu will continue to foster a patriotic spirit," External link

err-en Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder says : "I do not think are appropriate. So let's discuss it further" External link

err-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "In the present situation, a plebiscite is a reasonable choice, as it will help bring clarity and a solution into a dispute that has continued for years. Not deciding or postponing the decision is tantamount to twisting the knife - it doesn't heal anything, but will cause more pain," External link

err-en Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "The attempted further criminalization of hate speech represents a creeping introduction of censorship. The rights of people and the media to free speech may not be put under ideological pressures. Opinions and expression cannot be influenced solely by the law. Reform's proposals would be a welcome means of intimidation, one which would provide the chance to silence many fundamental debates. The state cannot dictate to people what and how they can think or speak," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "But we did not discuss draft laws or referendum details," External link

err-en Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The fact that the party discusses politics and not only politics within the party, but politics in wider-Estonia, what kind of politics should be carried out in Estonia more broadly, and sees a bigger picture and has different associations, shows that the party is not a dead organization," "In this respect, the Isamaa Party and I have also been critical and have talked about left-wing politics, about extremist populism, and there is a reason to be worried about Europe and Estonia," External link

err-en Monday, September 28, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "But we don't want to rush things in haste either as long as things aren't clear," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "There are a number of organizational questions and problems that need to be discussed and many questions answered. Once we have received the answers, we will, of course, be ready to fulfil the coalition agreement" External link

err-en Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "If it is not done at the expense of loans, i.e. if it is not a sustainable solution, so to speak, but it must be a sustainable solution so that we can continue to pay pensions in the coming years," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "First of all, we have to formulate the exact question of the referendum, it is important what is asked of the people. It is the main political dispute. The rest is technical and financial issues which need to be fixed," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "And not only behind my back; the majority of the party did not know about it. Only a select few members were informed. Last week, on Kuku Raadio, Right-wingers representative Siim Kiisler answered a question on why only two of Isamaa's political group of 12 in Riigikogu - he and Mihhail Lotman - have signed up, saying others were not invited. This creates a ton of questions, if most of the party leadership is left aside. I think we have reason to question the Right-wingers' actual goals" External link

err-en Friday, August 7, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "There is definitely no black-and-white answer here, and Estonia certainly cannot implement a black-and-white policy. The world is very complicated in its various relations and Estonia is a small country, so we inevitably have to deal with China bilaterally, that is, our direct relations. is also in the interests of the Estonian state," External link

err-en Friday, July 24, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Indirectly, this is the result of my own activities and I am behind the birth of the association. This summer, I have traveled through almost all areas of our party and called on people to be more active," "As far as I know, several associations within the party are currently being formed. One is on the right, and a second family policy association will be formed in the coming months" External link

err-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We are still looking for a better solution than the bill, which should be discussed in the Riigikogu on Monday. This extension of temporary work permits until the end of the year is not a substantive solution to the problem, given that they work for shorter periods, new entrants cannot come here from third countries, so this is, in fact, a relatively formal approach to the problem, but not a substantive one. A more comprehensive and workable solution is needed. The government will certainly be discussing these issues over the weekend as well. Hopefully, a better solution has been found by Monday," External link

err-en Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder explained : "This would, on the one hand, meet the needs of business, employers, the economic sector, while maintaining a conservative labor policy," External link

err-en Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder : "As it is only planned for the autumn session, there is enough time to think about how to proceed. It is clear that this particular draft will not be dealt with in the usual way and all 50,000 amendments will be put to the vote. Before the autumn, we will certainly discuss and review, which are the most sensible solutions" External link

err-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "There are different possibilities here, there is also a possibility that this issue will not be taken forward. This possibility also exists. It is definitely not a problem in the coalition, the coalition can agree here and act together," External link

err-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "There is an opportunity to come up with a new bill initiated by the government. Then it is possible to avoid such an obstruction, where the work of the Riigikogu is essentially suspended and such obstruction can be avoided through tying mistrust," External link

err-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "The time of mass parties in Estonia and elsewhere in Western society is over and therefore new forms of cooperation are being created as to how people can contribute to society. This is how Isamaa works as well," External link

err-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The support given to member states, but what has to be paid back and returned, if member states do not have to declare as debt or responsibility," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We should certainly not send a signal to Southern Europe that responsibilities should not be declared and that everyone should just live beyond their means. And to Eastern Europe that the EU budget is such that you can always get more from it if you pay into it. If you send different signals to different regions, the solution will not be sustainable," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder noted : "Being that it is developed under difficult circumstances, the joint loan has to be in compliance with all the different EU treaties and the autonomy of member states should remain. The process should also use the principle of unanimosity, every member state should have to agree with it," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "As they say about trials, they not only have to be but also seem trustworthy. When we are the ones appointing the audit performers, then that is a conflict which doesn't increase trust," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Political parties are fundamentally different — there are those who care about the sign or the name of the party, and those whose candidates and the names of the people are important. Isamaa cares for their candidates and people," "We are not focusing on ratings, although voters will find Isamaa in the election situation," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "Putting together austerity budgets is a different matter entirely than drawing up supplementary ones. However, the government has already decided on record that cost-cutting proposals will be made in the second quarter. What they will be remains to be seen," External link

err-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "If the first supplementary budget and support package is aimed at helping the economy across the board so to speak, its potential successor must focus more narrowly on sectors and companies with the potential for exiting the crisis first," "A second supplementary budget would also have to include austerity measures because it is impossible for the public sector to remain whole while its private counterpart is forced to cut costs. Therefore, a possible second supplementary budget would definitely be quite different from the first," External link

err-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We can also save by making organizational changes. For example, the Riigikogu discussed merging four different foundations and agencies, merging the language inspectorate and board today. Such long-term measures aimed at efficiency need to be among the steps we will take," External link

err-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The proper ideology today is to capitalize on the possibility of borrowing for as long as conditions remain favorable and only then dip into reserves," External link

err-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Isamaa´s position is that the economy needs to be revived. We find it important that entrepreneurship be supported by different measures, and cutting down on expenses in the public sector needs to be done. It´s definitely not the time to start giving out bonuses in the public sector," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "We can not be building two separate worlds today. The private sector, which is cutting down on the expenses, lowering wages and the public sector, where we are not cutting down on anything, spending more and giving out bonuses," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "It has already been decided. It is obvious that this year´s budget needs to be tightened," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "It is based on the wish to resolve the crisis as effectively and in the most targeted way possible, and of course the talk of election promises does not apply. The focus has been on resolving the crisis," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "This package will definitely change on the part of both the legislative and the supplementary budget itself through amendments in Riigikogu," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Not all rounds should be fired off in the first battle," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder wrote : "Something important in the EU's monetary politics will definitely change," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder noted : "It is silly to establish similar budget balance requirements for countries like Estonia, who basically have a nonexistent national debt, and to Greece and Italy, who are in deep debt," "However, when other countries are supporting their companies and are taking loans, then Estonia can't be any different, otherwise we will put companies in a worse situation and make them unable to compete," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "I cannot say whether this initiative is in conformance with the constitution or not but the proposal has been made and hopefully other parties will agree to it," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "I am delighted that our partners support the pension reform initiated by the government and Isamaa, which gives people greater freedom and justice in securing their retirement. So far, practice has shown that our pension system needs a reform which would ensure the sustainability of the pension system. Our goal is to give every person in Estonia the freedom to decide whether to invest independently, leave, or join another pension pillar," External link

err-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder replied : "It completely ignores the fact that these people have a proportionally higher first pillar [state] pension than those who have joined the second pillar. In addition, the law which is in force today has been drawn up and amended so that all those with a national second pillar fund have the free choice to join the second pillar voluntarily," External link

err-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The draft law says that the state will take over these responsibilities," External link

err-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "In my opinion, this time is long enough and it has also been negotiated with all parties," External link

err-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder explained : "Here we have to see if it violates someone's fundamental rights, whether it worsens someone's situation or improves it. Here I see no conflict with the constitution, if we take a pension reform that gives you completely free opportunities, does not oblige anyone or weaken one's position. Retrospective application with different cases and different laws has also occurred in the practice of the Estonian state in the past," External link

err-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "I do not want to make this comparison, but I am forced to say it," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told ( about Vladimir Zhirinovsky ) : "We will soon find ourselves in a situation where no one, as is the case with Zhirinovsky's statements in Russia, will seem to be paying any attention to, and, outside its borders, taking seriously, so will we find ourselves in a situation similar with our interior minister," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder asked : "In my opinion, this was a statement of an emotionally burned-out man … Is this now the 'plan B', which meant military cooperation between two good neighbors, Estonia and Finland," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "And now our Minister of the Interior is expressing the view that the Finnish prime minister will liquidate the Finnish state," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "At the same time, EKRE is part of the Estonian political system. They have a mandate and they cannot be denied [that]. They cannot be ignored. They need to be involved and practiced in a good political culture," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The independent committee's report and its conclusions were in large part the basis for the decision to dismiss the minister," "I believe that that was the right decision" External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said ( about Urmas Reinsalu ) : "NATO is not in crisis and Estonia is not looking for an alternative to NATO. NATO as an organization, is evidenced by the presence of Allied forces in Estonia. We value additional regional security cooperation they strengthen and complement our alliance with NATO but they do not replace it," "Such statements overlook the bigger picture. NATO as an organization works. The criticism of some politicians towards NATO has little effect and is as short-sighted as the criticism of individual Estonian politicians when the Isamaa and Defense Minister Reinsalu called on NATO troops to ensure our security in Estonia. These troops today are defending the independence and sovereignty of Estonia and the entire eastern wing of NATO," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder recalled : "We took down the portraits of those who had been ministers during the period of occupation, and left up those in office in an independent Estonia," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said ( about Mart Helme ) : "I don't know if interior minister Mart Helme will put up [People's Commissar for Internal Affairs of the Estonian Soviet Republic] Boris Kumm in his ministry, then" External link

err-en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "All legislation can't be based off the five to seven percent who will blow their second pillar money immediately when they leave. But they still have the state pension ( i.e. the first pillar-ed .)" External link

err-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "It has simply not been possible to act as quickly between the various authorities in government as originally planned," External link

err-en Friday, October 25, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "To my knowledge, the Ministry of Finance is in the process of finalizing the bill, finishing the explanatory memorandum, then it will go to the cabinet debate and then to the coordination round and then to the parliament," "The ideal goal was for the Riigikogu to adopted it in December and enter into force on Jan. 1. If it takes a little while longer with these actions, discussions and coordination rounds, it is not a tragedy. It will then be adopted, for example, in January and will enter into force in February. It depends on the procedure and how it is reached. There is wrong if it take a few more weeks or months," External link

err-en Friday, October 25, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "To be frank, it remains unclear why the Bank of Estonia issued a press statement that included no analysis, with the analysis — as far as I can understand — expected in November. This makes it look like we have a new party in Estonia that meddles in daily politics and issues press releases," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "My personal view is that earlier representation in the electoral body struck the right balance, considering the presidential election system, and I would restore it," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "True, should we decide that we want to restore the previous ratio of local government electors making up two-thirds of the electoral college, we would be faced with the problem of how to divide those seats between local governments. Because we have 79 local governments now, instead of 200. How will major cities like Tallinn and Tartu be represented, and how many electors will we give smaller municipalities? Changing the ratio could get stuck behind this question," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The fact that people support the principle that we should all have the right to decide for ourselves regarding the use of the savings that we have put aside isn't surprising in itself," "What is positive is that support for making the second pension pillar voluntary is so high despite attacks in recent months against the pension reform" External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The fact that that just 15 percent of those to join the second pension pillar knew that the 4 percent added to the second pension pillar comes at the expense of their state pension demonstrates one of the biggest shortcomings of the current pension system — it shows that at the time the three-pillar pension system was introduced, nobody was able to clarify the details thereof to people," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "This [the pensions hike] hinges on the budgetary capacity of the state and will happen in in conjunction with the state budget and budgetary strategy," External link

err-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "It's the way the coalition agreement is right now," External link

err-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We'll enable the very real switchover to be in a short time for the majority of people," External link

err-en Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "I will not speculate, as a solution will hopefully be found beforehand after all," "Thus far, no high state official has been left unappointed. It is common for counterparties to have different opinions. I don't think this will cause any sort of turmoil" External link

err-en Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "For me, the negotiations served as proof that the parties were not bogged down in the written word," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We must take a look at what is going on with the budget and build on the actual situation, not just some dreams," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "For me, the negotiations served as proof that the parties were not bogged down in the written word," External link

err-en Monday, April 8, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We must take a look at what is going on with the budget and build on the actual situation, not just some dreams," External link

err-en Monday, April 8, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder told : "The signing of the coalition accord will be left for next week. I cannot say for what day exactly, but in the ideal case before next Thursday, which in great probability is the day the Riigikogu will convene," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We can best protect Estonia's interests in the European Parliament namely with experienced and smart people," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We can best protect Estonia's interests in the European Parliament precisely with experienced and smart people," External link

err-en Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Estonia has a lot to offer, and we want our national culture to be presented more extensively in other countries as well," "For this, we want to involve the community of Estonians living in other countries as much as possible" External link

err-en Friday, March 15, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "Measures in the rural development plan must support production with higher value-added and increase Estonia's export capacity," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "It is very difficult to comprehend what the Reform Party thinks and wants. Parties are being categorized and one [of the parties] has been ruled out entirely," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, March 10, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "We have quite a bit with the Reform Party," "But we also talked about differences in position, such as on citizenship and migration policy. Isamaa supports the conservative line, and does not support the legalisation of dual citizenship. We also have differences of opinion when it comes to pension reform, as Isamaa's wish is for the second pension pillar to be made voluntary. Isamaa also wants to introduce tax exemptions tied to the number of children [in one's household], and we have other old topics as well, such as the Registered Partnership Act and the migration pact" External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : ''There have been some differing opinions in Isamaa, and there are still quite a few questions on how we should proceed,'' ''We are ready to talk to the coalition partners [ie. SDE and the majority coalition partner Centre] on how to deal with the draft bill going forward,'' External link

err-en Monday, February 11, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : ''As always, Pro Patria's strength lies in its broad base of candidates, including capable local government leaders, lawyers, entrepreneurs, cultural figures and people from other walks of life,'' External link

err-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : ''All 125 candidates bring Pro Patria values to the elections and are ready to do their best in implementing the party's manifesto and worldview,'' External link

err-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "I would assume that these issues will continue to be the main topics until the election," External link

err-en Monday, January 14, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder said : "The matter is very clear and simple for IRL," "We developed our party's stance in 2014 already, and we have repeatedly voted in the Riigikogu as well — and unanimously" External link

err-en Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4:00:00 PM EAT

Helir-Valdor Seeder added : "During the Estonian presidency, we will also keep a close eye on how the interests of the Baltic countries are represented in the EU and other international organizations," "We will likewise continue cooperation with the Nordic Council, the Benelux Parliament and Visegrád Group to develop common positions at the EU level" External link

err-en Friday, October 28, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT



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president20.00%ET11/26/201126/11/2011
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Helir-Valdor SeederEN60.00%
Helir-Valdor SeederET40.00%
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