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Mailis Reps said : "A very large majority of the party has already expressed the wish that the chairman of the party, Jüri Ratas, could become speaker. I also support this," External link

err-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "It hasn't been a secret in any way indeed that during these 20 months, the submissions that both the prime minister and the foreign minister have had to make... that it has been rather often that we have had to remind our allies and partners that we are still and very strongly their partners," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Despite the difficult situation in the economy, we will make a contribution to the field of defense and will base our actions in this both on the development plans as well as the promises made to allies," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We contribute to the field of defense, we follow development plans and also the pledges made to the allies. The NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup based at Tapa is U.K.-led, in turn under the nominal command of the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) flagship 1st Infantry Brigade, and NATO and EU countries regularly contributing to it and to Baltic Air policing duties at Ämari base have included Denmark, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Poland and Spain. In return, the EDF contributes to several foreign missions, including the French-led counter insurgency Operation Barkhane, which sees an EDF infantry platoon based in the West African nation of Mali. The EDF also contributes to several other EU and NATO missions focussed on its southern approaches – principally the Mediterranean region – with the logic being NATO and EU help to Estonia as making up part of its eastern frontier should be repaid with Estonian help on the southern approaches. Estonia also holds a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, a stint which has just entered its second year (of two). Kallas, Reps: Eastern border infrastructure work should continue. Kallas and Reps also said that progress on another long-running project, the construction of the eastern border infrastructure, would be priority. Kallas said: " External link

err-en Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "There is a common understanding of revitalizing the economy in the crisis situation and moving towards a digital and green society," External link

err-en Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "As for infrastructure, people cannot work remotely if there is no internet. It is therefore important to build up fast internet. We will accelerate the Rail Baltica process, and move forward with the Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel," External link

err-en Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We are continuing to work hard to clean up the image of being a money laundering country; we take this very seriously" External link

err-en Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We are searching for clear solutions where both sides feel comfortable and respected. Our voter groups are different in principle, with different economic and regional backgrounds. The differences are not conflicting, we must find a way to make different members of society and regions feel comfortable," External link

err-en Friday, January 15, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Coalition partners woke up to the news that the prime minister had resigned. The partners wanted us to change prime ministers and move on. But we refused after introspection," External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Sensitive topics will be discussed in time," External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps told : "In a legal sense the assessment is that nothing has been done wrong, but I will join in with the outrage nonetheless. In retrospect, the use of the ministry car has definitely been disproportionate," External link

err-en Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "I have been on several trips; we like to travel. I had to check," External link

err-en Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Babysitting (outside of ministry staff - ed.) has always been a continual family support, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to do the job. Regarding logistics, of course, I apologize once more, I have reached a disproportionate ratio in the work-life balance and practicality, and of course I will make the necessary adjustments," External link

err-en Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The criticism is absolutely understandable, as the job of a minister is very demanding, especially at a time when there is a crisis due to the coronavirus and also when the state budget drafting process is underway. However, there are quieter periods too, and seeking a balance is something that every one of us must try to do," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps wrote : "Dear journalists, I have a sincere request to you - please do not use my smaller children for journalistic purposes, but contact me directly," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Unless you are under 12 years of age or have some other medical indication, your mouth and face must be covered. Whether it is a mask or a mask-like product of your own, we did not specify in that regard," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, November 10, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "There will also likely be a row of exemptions. Children will certainly be exempt," External link

err-en Friday, November 6, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The probability of that coming back is great. The question is not if, but rather in what proportions the distancing requirement will come in" External link

err-en Friday, November 6, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We will act similarly to Scandinavia and Finland. We will keep society open for as long as possible" External link

err-en Friday, November 6, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Some things will remain antagonistic, but maybe they are a bit more straightforward than a year and a half ago. However, we have discussed things enough to understand each other's positions and agreed to disagree with dignity and find reasons to continue moving forward," External link

err-en Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "To wrap up the crisis, we had to discuss it a lot and retain our different positions with dignity. Eventually, we weren't trying to persuade each other, but we agreed that we should also remain polite towards society as a whole," External link

err-en Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "First, we need to have a three-way meeting. We have the coalition council format for that. And it is likely that additional time will be needed as we might have to start with a refresher course on the rule of law in Estonia, the Constitution and everyone's rights," External link

err-en Monday, October 19, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps explained : "We reached a consensus that there is no reason to change any existing laws because there is no need to do so before the elections and one party is wary of a direct election. We can say that the results of the working group's dealings are that no constitutional changes are in the works" External link

err-en Friday, October 2, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “Young people in Estonia have very good knowledge and life-skills. It is noteworthy that Estonia’s organization of education helps to mitigate the results of socio-economic background. I am glad that international assessments confirm that one’s socio-economic background does not play role in obtaining very good education in Estonia,” “Of course, this doesn’t mean that our education system is ready. We must continue to mitigate inequalities in education, educate new teachers and increase the quality of teaching and learning,” External link

baltic-course Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "As Minister of Education, I set a minimum wage, the rest is often discussed between the local government and the school head," "There is a chance that will raise the minimum wage at some point," External link

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

Mailis Reps said : "There is great need for this - just consider the spring COVID-19 crisis," "A developmental leap in language technologies would also render Estonian-language support more efficient on smartphones, which are increasingly being used for communication with the public" External link

err-en Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The message regarding the starting of the academic year is that there is no overall need to continue learning digitally. Our numbers are very positive, we have been able to control the spread of the coronavirus but it has not disappeared from society" External link

err-en Monday, August 24, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The message regarding the starting of the academic year is that there is no overall need to continue learning digitally. Our numbers are very positive, we have been able to control the spread of the coronavirus but it has not disappeared from society" External link

err-en Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps explained : "If the university, based on health, decides that a student is not fit or will not be admitted this year, then that is an autonomous decision made by the school and we will not refute it" External link

err-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Bringing or not bringing their families is one of the subjects of security that we, along with rectors and universities, have turned our attention to. It is known that some communities in Estonia have developed not through students, but instead their extended families" External link

err-en Friday, July 10, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "It is in the interest of the state that the number of people engaging in research in private sector would grow. We have set that goal also in the new strategy for research and development, innovation and business," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps commented : "Let´s take the Estonian Music and Theatre Academy as an example. A considerable proportion of students there are from third countries. A big segment is from the EU as well. But we don´t know whether moving inside of the EU is possible during the course of the pandemic. At the moment, it is not possible. Quite a lot of students also come from Finland. There is also the question of whether our borders will remain open in autumn. We can´t predict anything. But this general signal that the borders of the EU will remain closed," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Nobody will keep the borders open just for the students, but the rectors are worried. The question is whether the students would take the risk of travelling," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "If Estonia decides that local students don´t need to pay tuition fee, and if we add a situation where foreign students can´t come, then it´s clear that it would be a large minus to the budget. And to our small and bigger universities alike, it would mean a large amount of money," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The expectation right now is that we don't want to give up free higher education whatsoever," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "But yes, we must all say together whether we are ready for some taxation changes to collect more revenue, or whether we will find ways for universities to get their own resources. Sooner or later, this discussion will come," "I think we can expand the economy and collect taxes better on the one hand. Our tax base is clearly too low. There is also the option that we do not collect taxes, but all services become paid-only. That's what the economic model does," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We have not managed to address all the important issues of the [coronavirus] exit strategy, but the question of whether children and young people can spend time in camps through summer – while supported by the government – will be discussed Thursday," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The largest camps could have up to 300 participants. There is a lot of interest in these, and the desire is to start them up in the second half of June. The [government's coronavirus] research council has also been supportive of the same idea," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We are definitely not planning to go back to distance learning right from the beginning of the new academic year," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "It is important to support our students' initiative — for example, establishing student companies — that provide them with important skills and experiences in school already," "Our 15-year-olds are very bright, and we must be thankful for those who support them as well — teachers, families, entrepreneurs and others" External link

err-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps confirmed : "We are enabling the opportunity to take an international exam, i.e. the Cambridge exam, which by Estonian law is equivalent to a state exam," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "If a separate legal document from the Ministry of Education about this is needed, then I suppose we'll try to draw it up in such a way that it satisfies our young seniors," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We have discussed this issue in depth with parents, students, teachers and representatives of school managers, and reached a shared position, which was also supported unanimously in feedback from a round of approvals. It is important that students be given a choice in the present situation whether to take state examinations or not and whether to do it now or later. However, I call on all final-year students to take part in the exams as it may prove necessary for their future studies" External link

err-en Monday, May 4, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The main activity of our children and young people, of which we are very proud of, is learning. Any other activities, including work, are of course welcome, if it is possible to engage in them in addition to learning. That means that working cannot interfere with learning," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "If it is possible to re-enter school from May 1, then final exams can be taken between the end of May and the beginning of June. Today we are working on the assumption that both possibilities are on the table," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We want the kids to be involved in distance learning, but at the same time realistically simulating teaching taking place in real time," External link

err-en Friday, March 13, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "This topic is particularly acute in Tallinn, where 700 children would otherwise be together. This has been postponed, but of course everyone wants to know where they can go to study, " External link

err-en Friday, March 13, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Such nuances are rather the business of the internal security service on the level of the person. I can see no objective reason to seek training outside Estonia, the need to go into such historic detail today," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The most important thing is that the teaching gets done and that teachers are involved in the organization of home schooling. The children will not fall behind in their studies, while we deal with the consequences," External link

err-en Friday, March 6, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "There is more instability in North Africa than in Syria. And it is North Africa which is bearing the brunt of all the immigration flows in Africa./.../ According to international organizations, about 20 million people are moving through this continent," External link

err-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps added : "This kind of pressure, if the borders in Europe are open, makes the potential risk of human flows very, very high," External link

err-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "TalTech urgently needs to improve the organization of project management, making it clearer and more transparent," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "TalTech urgently needs to improve the organization of project management, making it clearer and more transparent," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps added : "I hope that, with the elimination of these deficiencies, TalTech will also be able to restore the peace, which is extremely important," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The current opportunities for learning and labor mobility in the European Union are very good and contribute to the development of different competences and skills. On the other hand, it has created a situation where highly skilled labor tends to move to certain areas," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps says : “Money does matter, but the way of spending it matters more,” External link

csmonitor Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "International research cooperation will benefit the competence and capabilities of both countries. We should support the collaboration between scientists more," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The combination of Japanese cutting-edge science and the cleverness and competences of our scientists creates great opportunities for introducing innovative solutions," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps recalled : "The state is without a doubt interested in greater numbers of graduates from IT majors, but until now, one obstacle was a lack of room at the University of Tartu," "The newly completed building will also provide the best possible conditions for the generation of cross-major synergy so that IT knowledge taught here quickly finds application in entrepreneurship" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "This is why we have established the Education Nation brand. I believe that this will be the next success story of Estonia," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 24, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "These companies have many ideas for modernizing education, and Estonia is seen as an excellent partner with whom to discuss new solutions and perhaps even test them," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 24, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps says : “There is this kind of general understanding” External link

economist Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “We must first of all thank our students, parents and teachers for these results. Their dedication and hard work each day gives us reason to take pride in our education,” External link

baltic-course Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps added : “There is great interest in our success story. We have a story to share with the world. We have established an international brand and concept to introduce Estonia’s education,” External link

baltic-course Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “I am glad that we have proven ourselves to the world in three of the most important domains. By learning from other countries, we have been able to shape our unique path that has made us a top performer. We have become from students to teachers. Now it is our turn to share our expertise and know-how,” External link

baltic-course Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Unfortunately I don't know how to respond to that yet," "These nuances were not talked about and cleared up yet today. I'll be able to tell you tomorrow what exactly it will end up being" External link

err-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We can also see that students are graduating from higher education faster and dropping out less," External link

BalticTimes Friday, October 25, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps explained : "I do not want to see the final exams abolished altogether; rather, I want us to provide more frequent and systematic feedback to children, schools and parents regarding what is going on at school in terms of substance," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We can also see that students are graduating from higher education faster and dropping out less," External link

baltic-course Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The better the preparation with which school graduates head to work, the more all involved parties, that is the employee, employer and the state, will benefit from it," External link

baltic-course Monday, October 14, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The ambition, expectation and hope that kindergarten teachers, general education teachers and trade school teachers are more competitive is always greater, but as minister I believe that €65 is considerable," External link

err-en Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "What we want is for teachers' salaries to be above Estonia's national average," "If the average wage has increased already, then we want for minimum wages to increase too" External link

err-en Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Everyone must be ready for changes in their work life in this ever changing world," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "When people reach their 40s, there is often a need for a change in one's professional career: acquiring new skills or a next level in education. This has become a normality in Estonia and this is not only a necessary, but also a very interesting opportunity. Also, decisions made then are more informed decisions," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "It is with growing concern that I am following the developments that have taken place and are taking place around Tallinn University of Technology -- despite two press conferences on said topic, the public has yet to get clear answers," "These are necessary, however, in order to restore a peaceful work atmosphere both at TTU and in the whole scientist community" External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Estonia has, in fact, been very successful in its use of European research funds. Meanwhile, it is continuously accompanied by a lot of bureaucracy as we have a number of different agencies that carry out follow-up audits and checks," External link

baltic-course Monday, August 26, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Estonia has in fact been very successful in its use of European research funds," "Meanwhile, it is continuously accompanied by a lot of bureaucracy, as we have a number of different agencies that conduct followup audits and checks" External link

err-en Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said ( about Jaak Aaviksoo ) : "I would like to hear Aaviksoo's explanations and reasons, and to this end I have scheduled a meeting with him as soon as I return to Estonia," "This is one of Estonia's top centers — the RNI is a renowned institute, and we have always cited it as an example" External link

err-en Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "I expect to share Estonia's experiences in educational innovation, implementation of digital solutions and teacher training. On the other hand, I am really interested in how Serbia's education system has developed," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "High-speed Internet access and a school IT network that meets the needs and requirements of the digital age and the e-state are key technical prerequisites for using digital learning resources in learning and teaching," "Over the last three years, the internal networks of 154 schools have been renovated, and in the next four years the networks of the remaining schools will be added as well. By the end of 2022, all Estonian general education and vocational schools will have state-of-the-art network solutions," External link

err-en Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We discussed this in principle [in the government] very clearly and at length yesterday, and decided that not one field will currently take a single cutback figure into account until we see the new economic growth forecast, and then we will see what the state thereof is," External link

err-en Friday, May 31, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We will wait for the August forecast, as that is currently the draft for the budget," "The economy is actually growing, and I am optimistic in that regard" External link

err-en Friday, May 31, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "In a situation where the government has been forced to discuss cuts as part of budget strategy negotiations, it is of some consolation that research was allocated a supplementary €143 million in order to maintain its funding at a stable level," External link

err-en Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "In a situation where the government has been forced to discuss cuts as part of budget strategy negotiations, it is of some consolation that research was allocated a supplementary €143 million in order to maintain its funding at a stable level," External link

err-en Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "In a situation where the government has been forced to discuss cuts as part of the budget strategy negotiations, it is of some consolation that research was allocated supplementary 143 million euros in order to maintain its financing at a stable level," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "I would like to thank and commend all researches for their activity in standing up for the financing of our field and encourage you to keep it up -- this is the only way we can together reach the intended goal. As a minister of research, I, too, am worried about the under funding of research and in no way do I intend to give up the goal to see it increased," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "It is of some consolation that research was granted additional 143 mln euros to maintain the current level of financing, but I understand that our expectations and hopes were and still are bigger than that. Our ambition is still to reach one percent of GDP. We will hopefully be able to take a big step towards that in August when the state budget prognosis is finalized and the state's financial means for increasing research spending have been ascertained," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "In a situation where the government has been forced to discuss cuts as part of budget strategy negotiations, it is of some consolation that research was allocated a supplementary €143 million in order to maintain its funding at a stable level," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:23:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “There are many young people in Europe who want to be part of building the European community and do something tangible to make it stronger,” External link

consilium-europa Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The government has agreed in the talks about next year's state budget about the allocation of additional funds for teacher salaries, which will allow to raise the minim pay of teachers to 1,150 euros or by 100 euros from the present," External link

baltic-course Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The minimum pay of kindergarten teachers will reach 90% of the minimum pay of teachers of general education schools, and will become equal to that of school teachers for kindergarten teachers with a master's degree," External link

baltic-course Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Kindergarten teachers' minimum wage will reach 90 percent of the minimum wage of teachers of general education schools and will become equal to that of school teachers for kindergarten teachers with a master's degree," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:10:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The goals that UNESCO is setting in education have already been domestically set by Estonia on its own initiative with strategic goals," External link

err-en Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:34:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Through the RITA program, we are directing researchers to engage with important research topics in society. In order for the state to act as a smart contractor for applied research, there is a need for very good cooperation between ministries and also with the ministries' greater contribution, " External link

investineu Tuesday, September 5, 2017 4:37:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The fresh results of the scientific evaluation confirm that mergers of the institutions bring good results," External link

investineu Tuesday, September 5, 2017 4:37:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We will not tire of repeating that our youth are clearly at the top in the world. Similarly, the information processing skills of our graduates of general secondary education and higher education are also very strong. On the other hand it is clear that we must cut back on the amount of youth with a low level of education and critically assess what kind of choices are made by students after basic school," External link

baltic-course Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:29:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Recreational activities must be diverse and accessible in every corner of Estonia as in addition to education, children and youth regardless of their place of residence must be able to participate in activities they enjoy - be it being a member of a choir, attending a robotics class or a sports school," External link

baltic-course Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:29:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “We cannot continue with business as usual if we want to stay competitive in the global market. To achieve a budget jump in research and innovation in Europe, we have to show people, companies, and our colleagues negotiating the budget the strong positive impact that excellent research has on the economy and society,” External link

err-en Friday, July 28, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “We all understand that research partnerships are important. At the same time, the present system of partnerships is so complicated and fragmented that without help from professional consultants, it is very hard to understand it,” External link

err-en Friday, July 28, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps told : "I have not given Sputnik those interviews!" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:40:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "A young woman who looked like she was from Armenia or Azerbaijan stood next to us with a voice recorder during our conversation; I suppose she is the author of that piece," "I had no idea who she was as she was not wearing a Sputnik badge" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:40:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “Though the state upper secondary schools of Rapla and Viimsi will take up work only on Sep. 1 next year, it is important to find people to run the schools in time, so that the formal as well as the substantive organization of the school can be prepared,” External link

err-en Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:53:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "More rapid wage increases for both general education and trade school and kindergarten teachers is needed to motivate good teachers to remain and young people to choose the teaching profession," "Teachers' minimum pay will increase a total of nearly ten percent compared to the current year" External link

err-en Friday, December 30, 2016 10:48:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “The pay raise for teachers has to be decidedly faster than that of the Estonian average salary, because well-paid and motivated teachers are the basis of a good education,” External link

err-en Friday, December 23, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps noted ( about Edgar Savisaar ) : "During his final years, Savisaar was acting solo," "I suppose we are all indirectly responsible for what has happened thus far; we are responsible for the fact that we have all endured in the party for so long at all, however such requests for money did not occur on the level of the leadership, and appealing to Russia for money came to an end for me with the Eastern money scandal" External link

err-en Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “Marina Kaljurand’s announcement has given the Reform Party’s trickery in the presidential campaigns a new dimension,” External link

err-en Friday, July 22, 2016 1:42:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said ( about Siim Kallas ) : “The Reform Party’s leadership isn’t ready to make a single compromise. Siim Kallas is left alone negotiating in parliament, as his party doesn’t bank on him. Instead, they are already getting used to the idea that the election will move on to the electoral college, where they’re banking on the ruling party’s ability to ‘support’ local governments,” “The institution is valuable and important to the people, and this demands of the parties to approach the subject firmly and transparently. The Reform Party is far from that,” External link

err-en Friday, July 22, 2016 1:42:00 PM EAT



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Raivo Aeg wrote ( about Mailis Reps ) : "I was one of the first to publicly condemn that education minister Reps used her official car for private rides. I do not consider her actions right, I acknowledge journalists in investigating the use of state property and support them wholly," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote ( about Mailis Reps ) : "Taking political responsibility is not really characteristic of this government, which is why Mailis Reps' decision to resign is worth noting. The situation was difficult and delicate for Reps," External link

err-en Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar wrote ( about Mailis Reps ) : "In any case, she managed to rehabilitate herself in my eyes by taking this bold step. It is a shame more than a few male members of this government who have committed far worse cannot find the same measure of mental fortitude. And there can be no doubt that Mailis Reps will remain in politics for long years to come – her resignation today makes it possible for her to return after a while," External link

err-en Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Yana Toom said ( about Mailis Reps ) : "I do not approve of what Mailis [Reps] did , but I will not judge either because firstly, I do not like being part of a choir. And secondly, for me to judge her, I should be a moral lighthouse, which I am not" External link

err-en Friday, November 20, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Riho Terras said ( about Mailis Reps ) : "To me, in today's security environment where all things collapse, where we have rifts within unions and outside pressure, Estonia should seriously consider raising the budget higher than 2 percent of GDP, to 3 percent for example. At the same time, I think Mailis Reps (Minister of Education and Research - ed.) wants more funding for science, teachers want higher wages too" External link

err-en Friday, September 25, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Yana Toom told ( about Mailis Reps ) : "I find that Mailis Reps is stuck in the old stereotype which suggests that it is permissible for a politican to tell one story to Russians and another to Estonians," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:40:00 AM EAT

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Mailis Reps said : "A very large majority of the party has already expressed the wish that the chairman of the party, Jüri Ratas, could become speaker. I also support this," External link

err-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "It hasn't been a secret in any way indeed that during these 20 months, the submissions that both the prime minister and the foreign minister have had to make... that it has been rather often that we have had to remind our allies and partners that we are still and very strongly their partners," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Despite the difficult situation in the economy, we will make a contribution to the field of defense and will base our actions in this both on the development plans as well as the promises made to allies," External link

BalticTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We contribute to the field of defense, we follow development plans and also the pledges made to the allies. The NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup based at Tapa is U.K.-led, in turn under the nominal command of the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) flagship 1st Infantry Brigade, and NATO and EU countries regularly contributing to it and to Baltic Air policing duties at Ämari base have included Denmark, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Poland and Spain. In return, the EDF contributes to several foreign missions, including the French-led counter insurgency Operation Barkhane, which sees an EDF infantry platoon based in the West African nation of Mali. The EDF also contributes to several other EU and NATO missions focussed on its southern approaches – principally the Mediterranean region – with the logic being NATO and EU help to Estonia as making up part of its eastern frontier should be repaid with Estonian help on the southern approaches. Estonia also holds a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, a stint which has just entered its second year (of two). Kallas, Reps: Eastern border infrastructure work should continue. Kallas and Reps also said that progress on another long-running project, the construction of the eastern border infrastructure, would be priority. Kallas said: " External link

err-en Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "There is a common understanding of revitalizing the economy in the crisis situation and moving towards a digital and green society," External link

err-en Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "As for infrastructure, people cannot work remotely if there is no internet. It is therefore important to build up fast internet. We will accelerate the Rail Baltica process, and move forward with the Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel," External link

err-en Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We are continuing to work hard to clean up the image of being a money laundering country; we take this very seriously" External link

err-en Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We are searching for clear solutions where both sides feel comfortable and respected. Our voter groups are different in principle, with different economic and regional backgrounds. The differences are not conflicting, we must find a way to make different members of society and regions feel comfortable," External link

err-en Friday, January 15, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Coalition partners woke up to the news that the prime minister had resigned. The partners wanted us to change prime ministers and move on. But we refused after introspection," External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Sensitive topics will be discussed in time," External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps told : "In a legal sense the assessment is that nothing has been done wrong, but I will join in with the outrage nonetheless. In retrospect, the use of the ministry car has definitely been disproportionate," External link

err-en Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "I have been on several trips; we like to travel. I had to check," External link

err-en Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Babysitting (outside of ministry staff - ed.) has always been a continual family support, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to do the job. Regarding logistics, of course, I apologize once more, I have reached a disproportionate ratio in the work-life balance and practicality, and of course I will make the necessary adjustments," External link

err-en Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The criticism is absolutely understandable, as the job of a minister is very demanding, especially at a time when there is a crisis due to the coronavirus and also when the state budget drafting process is underway. However, there are quieter periods too, and seeking a balance is something that every one of us must try to do," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps wrote : "Dear journalists, I have a sincere request to you - please do not use my smaller children for journalistic purposes, but contact me directly," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Unless you are under 12 years of age or have some other medical indication, your mouth and face must be covered. Whether it is a mask or a mask-like product of your own, we did not specify in that regard," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, November 10, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "There will also likely be a row of exemptions. Children will certainly be exempt," External link

err-en Friday, November 6, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The probability of that coming back is great. The question is not if, but rather in what proportions the distancing requirement will come in" External link

err-en Friday, November 6, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We will act similarly to Scandinavia and Finland. We will keep society open for as long as possible" External link

err-en Friday, November 6, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Some things will remain antagonistic, but maybe they are a bit more straightforward than a year and a half ago. However, we have discussed things enough to understand each other's positions and agreed to disagree with dignity and find reasons to continue moving forward," External link

err-en Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "To wrap up the crisis, we had to discuss it a lot and retain our different positions with dignity. Eventually, we weren't trying to persuade each other, but we agreed that we should also remain polite towards society as a whole," External link

err-en Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "First, we need to have a three-way meeting. We have the coalition council format for that. And it is likely that additional time will be needed as we might have to start with a refresher course on the rule of law in Estonia, the Constitution and everyone's rights," External link

err-en Monday, October 19, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps explained : "We reached a consensus that there is no reason to change any existing laws because there is no need to do so before the elections and one party is wary of a direct election. We can say that the results of the working group's dealings are that no constitutional changes are in the works" External link

err-en Friday, October 2, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “Young people in Estonia have very good knowledge and life-skills. It is noteworthy that Estonia’s organization of education helps to mitigate the results of socio-economic background. I am glad that international assessments confirm that one’s socio-economic background does not play role in obtaining very good education in Estonia,” “Of course, this doesn’t mean that our education system is ready. We must continue to mitigate inequalities in education, educate new teachers and increase the quality of teaching and learning,” External link

baltic-course Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "As Minister of Education, I set a minimum wage, the rest is often discussed between the local government and the school head," "There is a chance that will raise the minimum wage at some point," External link

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

Mailis Reps said : "There is great need for this - just consider the spring COVID-19 crisis," "A developmental leap in language technologies would also render Estonian-language support more efficient on smartphones, which are increasingly being used for communication with the public" External link

err-en Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The message regarding the starting of the academic year is that there is no overall need to continue learning digitally. Our numbers are very positive, we have been able to control the spread of the coronavirus but it has not disappeared from society" External link

err-en Monday, August 24, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The message regarding the starting of the academic year is that there is no overall need to continue learning digitally. Our numbers are very positive, we have been able to control the spread of the coronavirus but it has not disappeared from society" External link

err-en Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps explained : "If the university, based on health, decides that a student is not fit or will not be admitted this year, then that is an autonomous decision made by the school and we will not refute it" External link

err-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Bringing or not bringing their families is one of the subjects of security that we, along with rectors and universities, have turned our attention to. It is known that some communities in Estonia have developed not through students, but instead their extended families" External link

err-en Friday, July 10, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "It is in the interest of the state that the number of people engaging in research in private sector would grow. We have set that goal also in the new strategy for research and development, innovation and business," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps commented : "Let´s take the Estonian Music and Theatre Academy as an example. A considerable proportion of students there are from third countries. A big segment is from the EU as well. But we don´t know whether moving inside of the EU is possible during the course of the pandemic. At the moment, it is not possible. Quite a lot of students also come from Finland. There is also the question of whether our borders will remain open in autumn. We can´t predict anything. But this general signal that the borders of the EU will remain closed," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Nobody will keep the borders open just for the students, but the rectors are worried. The question is whether the students would take the risk of travelling," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "If Estonia decides that local students don´t need to pay tuition fee, and if we add a situation where foreign students can´t come, then it´s clear that it would be a large minus to the budget. And to our small and bigger universities alike, it would mean a large amount of money," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The expectation right now is that we don't want to give up free higher education whatsoever," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "But yes, we must all say together whether we are ready for some taxation changes to collect more revenue, or whether we will find ways for universities to get their own resources. Sooner or later, this discussion will come," "I think we can expand the economy and collect taxes better on the one hand. Our tax base is clearly too low. There is also the option that we do not collect taxes, but all services become paid-only. That's what the economic model does," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We have not managed to address all the important issues of the [coronavirus] exit strategy, but the question of whether children and young people can spend time in camps through summer – while supported by the government – will be discussed Thursday," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The largest camps could have up to 300 participants. There is a lot of interest in these, and the desire is to start them up in the second half of June. The [government's coronavirus] research council has also been supportive of the same idea," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We are definitely not planning to go back to distance learning right from the beginning of the new academic year," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "It is important to support our students' initiative — for example, establishing student companies — that provide them with important skills and experiences in school already," "Our 15-year-olds are very bright, and we must be thankful for those who support them as well — teachers, families, entrepreneurs and others" External link

err-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps confirmed : "We are enabling the opportunity to take an international exam, i.e. the Cambridge exam, which by Estonian law is equivalent to a state exam," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "If a separate legal document from the Ministry of Education about this is needed, then I suppose we'll try to draw it up in such a way that it satisfies our young seniors," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We have discussed this issue in depth with parents, students, teachers and representatives of school managers, and reached a shared position, which was also supported unanimously in feedback from a round of approvals. It is important that students be given a choice in the present situation whether to take state examinations or not and whether to do it now or later. However, I call on all final-year students to take part in the exams as it may prove necessary for their future studies" External link

err-en Monday, May 4, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The main activity of our children and young people, of which we are very proud of, is learning. Any other activities, including work, are of course welcome, if it is possible to engage in them in addition to learning. That means that working cannot interfere with learning," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "If it is possible to re-enter school from May 1, then final exams can be taken between the end of May and the beginning of June. Today we are working on the assumption that both possibilities are on the table," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We want the kids to be involved in distance learning, but at the same time realistically simulating teaching taking place in real time," External link

err-en Friday, March 13, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "This topic is particularly acute in Tallinn, where 700 children would otherwise be together. This has been postponed, but of course everyone wants to know where they can go to study, " External link

err-en Friday, March 13, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Such nuances are rather the business of the internal security service on the level of the person. I can see no objective reason to seek training outside Estonia, the need to go into such historic detail today," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The most important thing is that the teaching gets done and that teachers are involved in the organization of home schooling. The children will not fall behind in their studies, while we deal with the consequences," External link

err-en Friday, March 6, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "There is more instability in North Africa than in Syria. And it is North Africa which is bearing the brunt of all the immigration flows in Africa./.../ According to international organizations, about 20 million people are moving through this continent," External link

err-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps added : "This kind of pressure, if the borders in Europe are open, makes the potential risk of human flows very, very high," External link

err-en Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "TalTech urgently needs to improve the organization of project management, making it clearer and more transparent," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "TalTech urgently needs to improve the organization of project management, making it clearer and more transparent," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps added : "I hope that, with the elimination of these deficiencies, TalTech will also be able to restore the peace, which is extremely important," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The current opportunities for learning and labor mobility in the European Union are very good and contribute to the development of different competences and skills. On the other hand, it has created a situation where highly skilled labor tends to move to certain areas," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps says : “Money does matter, but the way of spending it matters more,” External link

csmonitor Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "International research cooperation will benefit the competence and capabilities of both countries. We should support the collaboration between scientists more," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The combination of Japanese cutting-edge science and the cleverness and competences of our scientists creates great opportunities for introducing innovative solutions," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps recalled : "The state is without a doubt interested in greater numbers of graduates from IT majors, but until now, one obstacle was a lack of room at the University of Tartu," "The newly completed building will also provide the best possible conditions for the generation of cross-major synergy so that IT knowledge taught here quickly finds application in entrepreneurship" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "This is why we have established the Education Nation brand. I believe that this will be the next success story of Estonia," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 24, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "These companies have many ideas for modernizing education, and Estonia is seen as an excellent partner with whom to discuss new solutions and perhaps even test them," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 24, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps says : “There is this kind of general understanding” External link

economist Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “We must first of all thank our students, parents and teachers for these results. Their dedication and hard work each day gives us reason to take pride in our education,” External link

baltic-course Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps added : “There is great interest in our success story. We have a story to share with the world. We have established an international brand and concept to introduce Estonia’s education,” External link

baltic-course Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “I am glad that we have proven ourselves to the world in three of the most important domains. By learning from other countries, we have been able to shape our unique path that has made us a top performer. We have become from students to teachers. Now it is our turn to share our expertise and know-how,” External link

baltic-course Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Unfortunately I don't know how to respond to that yet," "These nuances were not talked about and cleared up yet today. I'll be able to tell you tomorrow what exactly it will end up being" External link

err-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We can also see that students are graduating from higher education faster and dropping out less," External link

BalticTimes Friday, October 25, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps explained : "I do not want to see the final exams abolished altogether; rather, I want us to provide more frequent and systematic feedback to children, schools and parents regarding what is going on at school in terms of substance," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We can also see that students are graduating from higher education faster and dropping out less," External link

baltic-course Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The better the preparation with which school graduates head to work, the more all involved parties, that is the employee, employer and the state, will benefit from it," External link

baltic-course Monday, October 14, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The ambition, expectation and hope that kindergarten teachers, general education teachers and trade school teachers are more competitive is always greater, but as minister I believe that €65 is considerable," External link

err-en Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "What we want is for teachers' salaries to be above Estonia's national average," "If the average wage has increased already, then we want for minimum wages to increase too" External link

err-en Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Everyone must be ready for changes in their work life in this ever changing world," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "When people reach their 40s, there is often a need for a change in one's professional career: acquiring new skills or a next level in education. This has become a normality in Estonia and this is not only a necessary, but also a very interesting opportunity. Also, decisions made then are more informed decisions," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "It is with growing concern that I am following the developments that have taken place and are taking place around Tallinn University of Technology -- despite two press conferences on said topic, the public has yet to get clear answers," "These are necessary, however, in order to restore a peaceful work atmosphere both at TTU and in the whole scientist community" External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Estonia has, in fact, been very successful in its use of European research funds. Meanwhile, it is continuously accompanied by a lot of bureaucracy as we have a number of different agencies that carry out follow-up audits and checks," External link

baltic-course Monday, August 26, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Estonia has in fact been very successful in its use of European research funds," "Meanwhile, it is continuously accompanied by a lot of bureaucracy, as we have a number of different agencies that conduct followup audits and checks" External link

err-en Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said ( about Jaak Aaviksoo ) : "I would like to hear Aaviksoo's explanations and reasons, and to this end I have scheduled a meeting with him as soon as I return to Estonia," "This is one of Estonia's top centers — the RNI is a renowned institute, and we have always cited it as an example" External link

err-en Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "I expect to share Estonia's experiences in educational innovation, implementation of digital solutions and teacher training. On the other hand, I am really interested in how Serbia's education system has developed," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "High-speed Internet access and a school IT network that meets the needs and requirements of the digital age and the e-state are key technical prerequisites for using digital learning resources in learning and teaching," "Over the last three years, the internal networks of 154 schools have been renovated, and in the next four years the networks of the remaining schools will be added as well. By the end of 2022, all Estonian general education and vocational schools will have state-of-the-art network solutions," External link

err-en Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We discussed this in principle [in the government] very clearly and at length yesterday, and decided that not one field will currently take a single cutback figure into account until we see the new economic growth forecast, and then we will see what the state thereof is," External link

err-en Friday, May 31, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We will wait for the August forecast, as that is currently the draft for the budget," "The economy is actually growing, and I am optimistic in that regard" External link

err-en Friday, May 31, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "In a situation where the government has been forced to discuss cuts as part of budget strategy negotiations, it is of some consolation that research was allocated a supplementary €143 million in order to maintain its funding at a stable level," External link

err-en Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "In a situation where the government has been forced to discuss cuts as part of budget strategy negotiations, it is of some consolation that research was allocated a supplementary €143 million in order to maintain its funding at a stable level," External link

err-en Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "In a situation where the government has been forced to discuss cuts as part of the budget strategy negotiations, it is of some consolation that research was allocated supplementary 143 million euros in order to maintain its financing at a stable level," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "I would like to thank and commend all researches for their activity in standing up for the financing of our field and encourage you to keep it up -- this is the only way we can together reach the intended goal. As a minister of research, I, too, am worried about the under funding of research and in no way do I intend to give up the goal to see it increased," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "It is of some consolation that research was granted additional 143 mln euros to maintain the current level of financing, but I understand that our expectations and hopes were and still are bigger than that. Our ambition is still to reach one percent of GDP. We will hopefully be able to take a big step towards that in August when the state budget prognosis is finalized and the state's financial means for increasing research spending have been ascertained," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "In a situation where the government has been forced to discuss cuts as part of budget strategy negotiations, it is of some consolation that research was allocated a supplementary €143 million in order to maintain its funding at a stable level," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:23:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “There are many young people in Europe who want to be part of building the European community and do something tangible to make it stronger,” External link

consilium-europa Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The government has agreed in the talks about next year's state budget about the allocation of additional funds for teacher salaries, which will allow to raise the minim pay of teachers to 1,150 euros or by 100 euros from the present," External link

baltic-course Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The minimum pay of kindergarten teachers will reach 90% of the minimum pay of teachers of general education schools, and will become equal to that of school teachers for kindergarten teachers with a master's degree," External link

baltic-course Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Kindergarten teachers' minimum wage will reach 90 percent of the minimum wage of teachers of general education schools and will become equal to that of school teachers for kindergarten teachers with a master's degree," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:10:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The goals that UNESCO is setting in education have already been domestically set by Estonia on its own initiative with strategic goals," External link

err-en Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:34:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Through the RITA program, we are directing researchers to engage with important research topics in society. In order for the state to act as a smart contractor for applied research, there is a need for very good cooperation between ministries and also with the ministries' greater contribution, " External link

investineu Tuesday, September 5, 2017 4:37:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "The fresh results of the scientific evaluation confirm that mergers of the institutions bring good results," External link

investineu Tuesday, September 5, 2017 4:37:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "We will not tire of repeating that our youth are clearly at the top in the world. Similarly, the information processing skills of our graduates of general secondary education and higher education are also very strong. On the other hand it is clear that we must cut back on the amount of youth with a low level of education and critically assess what kind of choices are made by students after basic school," External link

baltic-course Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:29:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "Recreational activities must be diverse and accessible in every corner of Estonia as in addition to education, children and youth regardless of their place of residence must be able to participate in activities they enjoy - be it being a member of a choir, attending a robotics class or a sports school," External link

baltic-course Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:29:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “We cannot continue with business as usual if we want to stay competitive in the global market. To achieve a budget jump in research and innovation in Europe, we have to show people, companies, and our colleagues negotiating the budget the strong positive impact that excellent research has on the economy and society,” External link

err-en Friday, July 28, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “We all understand that research partnerships are important. At the same time, the present system of partnerships is so complicated and fragmented that without help from professional consultants, it is very hard to understand it,” External link

err-en Friday, July 28, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps told : "I have not given Sputnik those interviews!" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:40:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "A young woman who looked like she was from Armenia or Azerbaijan stood next to us with a voice recorder during our conversation; I suppose she is the author of that piece," "I had no idea who she was as she was not wearing a Sputnik badge" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:40:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “Though the state upper secondary schools of Rapla and Viimsi will take up work only on Sep. 1 next year, it is important to find people to run the schools in time, so that the formal as well as the substantive organization of the school can be prepared,” External link

err-en Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:53:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : "More rapid wage increases for both general education and trade school and kindergarten teachers is needed to motivate good teachers to remain and young people to choose the teaching profession," "Teachers' minimum pay will increase a total of nearly ten percent compared to the current year" External link

err-en Friday, December 30, 2016 10:48:00 AM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “The pay raise for teachers has to be decidedly faster than that of the Estonian average salary, because well-paid and motivated teachers are the basis of a good education,” External link

err-en Friday, December 23, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps noted ( about Edgar Savisaar ) : "During his final years, Savisaar was acting solo," "I suppose we are all indirectly responsible for what has happened thus far; we are responsible for the fact that we have all endured in the party for so long at all, however such requests for money did not occur on the level of the leadership, and appealing to Russia for money came to an end for me with the Eastern money scandal" External link

err-en Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said : “Marina Kaljurand’s announcement has given the Reform Party’s trickery in the presidential campaigns a new dimension,” External link

err-en Friday, July 22, 2016 1:42:00 PM EAT

Mailis Reps said ( about Siim Kallas ) : “The Reform Party’s leadership isn’t ready to make a single compromise. Siim Kallas is left alone negotiating in parliament, as his party doesn’t bank on him. Instead, they are already getting used to the idea that the election will move on to the electoral college, where they’re banking on the ruling party’s ability to ‘support’ local governments,” “The institution is valuable and important to the people, and this demands of the parties to approach the subject firmly and transparently. The Reform Party is far from that,” External link

err-en Friday, July 22, 2016 1:42:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister100.00%ET08/01/200601/08/2006
Names Lang Count
Mailis RepsEN46.88%
Mailis RepsEU26.56%
Mailis RepsET26.56%


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Raivo Aeg wrote ( about Mailis Reps ) : "I was one of the first to publicly condemn that education minister Reps used her official car for private rides. I do not consider her actions right, I acknowledge journalists in investigating the use of state property and support them wholly," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote ( about Mailis Reps ) : "Taking political responsibility is not really characteristic of this government, which is why Mailis Reps' decision to resign is worth noting. The situation was difficult and delicate for Reps," External link

err-en Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar wrote ( about Mailis Reps ) : "In any case, she managed to rehabilitate herself in my eyes by taking this bold step. It is a shame more than a few male members of this government who have committed far worse cannot find the same measure of mental fortitude. And there can be no doubt that Mailis Reps will remain in politics for long years to come – her resignation today makes it possible for her to return after a while," External link

err-en Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Yana Toom said ( about Mailis Reps ) : "I do not approve of what Mailis [Reps] did , but I will not judge either because firstly, I do not like being part of a choir. And secondly, for me to judge her, I should be a moral lighthouse, which I am not" External link

err-en Friday, November 20, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Riho Terras said ( about Mailis Reps ) : "To me, in today's security environment where all things collapse, where we have rifts within unions and outside pressure, Estonia should seriously consider raising the budget higher than 2 percent of GDP, to 3 percent for example. At the same time, I think Mailis Reps (Minister of Education and Research - ed.) wants more funding for science, teachers want higher wages too" External link

err-en Friday, September 25, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Yana Toom told ( about Mailis Reps ) : "I find that Mailis Reps is stuck in the old stereotype which suggests that it is permissible for a politican to tell one story to Russians and another to Estonians," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:40:00 AM EAT