Mart Helme

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Mart Helme said : "I believe that we cannot afford to liquidate entire industrial sectors," External link

err-en Monday, March 8, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Our idea is to continue mining for the production of shale oil and achieving a new level for our chemical industry," External link

err-en Monday, March 8, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The Russian nation is great, they have their own country and we are not that concerned for them," External link

err-en Monday, March 8, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "There are no substantive reasons for separating 5.2 percent of the territory, territorial waters and airspace from the Estonian state and relinquishing it to a foreign country. Approving the treaty in the hope that it will improve Estonian-Russian relations is wishful thinking and shows how poorly those who are shaping our foreign policy know Russia," External link

err-en Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Peace ) : "In a situation where relations between the European Union and Russia are at a low and new sanctions on Russia are being discussed, our ministers are planning a gift to the eastern neighbor. Estonia will not gain any political, economic or moral benefit from this," "On the contrary, in ratifying the agreement the Republic of Estonia will agree with the stance of the Kremlin that the Tartu Peace Treaty has become invalid. Agreeing with it in its turn will legalize forever the continued occupation by Russia of lands that are Estonian lands pursuant to the Treaty of Tartu and relinquish the territories to the east of Narva and a part of the Petseri land. Ratification of the treaty will deprive us of any right whatsoever to demand even the smallest compensation for the occupied lands. Those who think that the Estonian state should be pragmatic and back down on the Treaty of Tartu are forgetting that Putin's Russia is not eternal. Estonia does not have to rush," External link

err-en Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "On Monday, the Harju-Rapla district accepted 34 members, 17 members joined from Finland, in Läänemaa [on Sunday] - I was there myself - there were three new members and that is how it adds up," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I have chatted with some people and people are very bitter and say this is not how things should go in a democratic country. And I say it is a form of protest membership in a sense," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "It is a government of pawns. These people – with a few exceptions, such as Keit Pentus-Rosimannus – will not be plotting the course of this government or be involved in making major financial decisions. All of these decisions will be made in party backrooms," External link

err-en Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We will not be as unintelligent as Reform and the Social Democratic Party (SDE) were" External link

err-en Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme promised : "There is a handful of dissidents inside Isamaa too, meaning that we will have to count on acting as a separate phenomenon, while we will not be making any concessions to the left-liberal government, especially in ideological matters," External link

err-en Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme wrote : "By the way, it also turned out our word carries just as much weight as Germany's in the EU. I can attest to that as I once vetoed a decision at an EU finance ministers meeting and the matter was not passed even though Germany really wanted it. Unfortunately, Jüri Ratas overturned by veto the next day. The incoming government will also have no problem being Germany's equal when it comes to Europewide taxes, the green and digital turns as they plan to support everything as far as I can understand. Therefore, there will be no opportunity to find out how that equality would play out were it to prove necessary to stand up for Estonia," External link

err-en Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme wrote : "Members of the Reform Party have said in recent years how the government is standing on the shoulders of giants [Andrus] Ansip and [Jürgen] Ligi. However, their tax and economic plan unveiled today (yesterday – ed.) is nothing but taking credit for the outgoing government's work and continuing in the same vein. A compliment in itself! But I am not jealous. You can stand on my giant shoulders," External link

err-en Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "What happened for example in the last elections in Lithuania; such a clearly transparent deep-state scheme, which was launched there and managed to get pushed through there" External link

err-en Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We see around 1,500 men as the maximum, no more. We simply do not have any more resources for it at the moment," External link

err-en Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Last [Sunday] night, looking at the slander and lies produced by the Estonian media, I decided to resign," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The reason is very simple: no one can muzzle me," "I say what I consider to be right, what concerns me" External link

BalticTimes Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In order not to jeopardize our referendum, I have decided to resign," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "All the speculation in the media about the names is wrong," External link

err-en Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described ( about Donald Trump ) : "I had a dream before the elections that Trump is going through such a mow," External link

pravdareport Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : “will win eventually. It will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed but justice will win in the end,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : “will win eventually. It will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed but justice will win in the end,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described : "I had a dream before the elections of Trump walking across a field," "And then I saw the field was covered in guts and entrails. Trump passed through it. Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end" External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described : "I had a dream before the elections of Trump walking across a field," "And then I saw the field was covered in guts and entrails. Trump passed through it. Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end" External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : “will win eventually. It will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed but justice will win in the end,” External link

tribtown Monday, November 9, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Looking at the slander and lies produced by the Estonian media, I decided to resign last night. I am tired. I did nothing yesterday that would endanger Estonia's security. I have not said anything that has not already been recounted by the American media, the American free media," "You cannot muzzle me, nobody can muzzle me. The prime minister cannot muzzle me, the president or journalists cannot muzzle me," External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described : "I had a dream before the elections of Trump walking across a field," "And then I saw the field was covered in guts and entrails. Trump passed through it. Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end" External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about President Trump ) : “Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described : "I had a dream before the elections of Trump walking across a field," "And then I saw the field was covered in guts and entrails. Trump passed through it. Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end" External link

err-en Sunday, November 8, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described : "I had a dream before the elections of Trump walking across a field," "And then I saw the field was covered in guts and entrails. Trump passed through it. Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end" External link

err-en Sunday, November 8, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Based on the basics of Estonian statehood, the cover of the passport has a national coat of arms with three lions and the design of the passport's pages is modern and forward-looking. On the one hand, the passport is an important symbol for its citizens, and on the other hand, it tells the story of Estonia in the world. In the new design, the two objectives are nicely balanced," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Furious opposition to the referendum is splitting the society," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "We should try to avoid labeling such people, yes. That is true" External link

err-en Friday, October 23, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme : "It is not homophobia. I would say that those people who call our referendum unnecessary are heterophobes. They are getting into the bedrooms of heterosexuals. They do it, not us. If they can do their homo propaganda, we can do other propaganda as well" External link

deutschewelle-sw Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:43:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme : "It is not homophobia. I would say that those people who call our referendum unnecessary are heterophobes. They are getting into the bedrooms of heterosexuals. They do it, not us. If they can do their homo propaganda, we can do other propaganda as well" External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "They can run to Sweden. They'll have everything there, and they'll be looked upon more politely by everyone," External link

err-en Friday, October 16, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It's not homophobia. I'd argue that the people who claim that our referendum is unnecessary are heterophobes. They are barging into the beds of heterosexual people. It is them barging in on us, not the other way around. If they can disseminate their propaganda, we can counter it with different propaganda," External link

err-en Friday, October 16, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It is important to emphasize that these are the initial proposals that will be discussed by the member states. As the end result, we need a compromise solution that works for all the member states," External link

err-en Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme commented : "At the meeting, we will definitely repeat our position that we don't support mandatory relocation of asylum seekers. At the same time, there are several important elements in the proposal," "Today, we know that many points we proposed are now written down in the bill package. For example, the aspect to manage better migration, the need for a strong border control to be ensured, to be able sending back illegal immigrants," External link

err-en Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Yes, we want to put a stop to it. Yes, we will put a stop to it," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme explained : "Citizenship is not revoked lightly. First, they are given the chance to pass the required exams in a reasonable time and extend the time if needed. When the person doesn't pass the exams in the foreseen time and present the necessary documents, the Ministry of the Interior has made a proposal to take away citizenship from these people," External link

err-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In fact, they are not coming here to study, they are coming to work under the pretext of study. And then they would seek opportunities to bring their next-of-kin, their close relatives with them," External link

err-en Friday, September 11, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "With this legislative amendment we direct employers towards giving preference to Estonian residents as a workforce, and reducing scheming by employers in employment and wage criteria to gain an unfair competitive advantage," External link

err-en Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "With said legislative amendment we direct employers towards giving preference to Estonian residents as workforce and reducing scheming by employers with terms of employment and wage criteria to gain an unfair competitive advantage," External link

baltic-course Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "No, I don't think it's very likely; both the PPA and the Health Board have submitted their analyses, andwe also discussed the issue with the cabinet on Thursday, and the government's position then was that a nationwide restriction is not necessary at the moment," External link

err-en Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "However, I think [a ban] would send out the signal that we are out of control and have to start imposing restrictions on people. I am concerned it would lead to this type of panic effect," External link

err-en Friday, August 28, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "If we look at it pragmatically, those things are dilapidated, Linnahall needs tens of millions, the complex (Maarjamäe memorial - ed.) is dilapidated, and needs millions. My practical side is saying reconstruction is not reasonable, but demolition is reasonable" External link

err-en Monday, August 24, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "An ambassador engages minimally in administrative work, he is lacking the possibility to decide about the use of monies at his own discretion. Decisions about the use of budgetary resources in the ministry's area of administration are made and responsibility for them borne by the minister, the secretary general, the deputy secretary general and the head of the administrative department, but not the ambassador," External link

err-en Monday, August 17, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Indrek Tarand ) : "It is also not true that Ilves recalled me from the post of ambassador to Moscow early. In fact, my posting was extended by a couple of months, and instead of being recalled, I assumed the job of deputy secretary general of the ministry after an in-house competition at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. What Tarand and Ilves have said is slander, and it only serves the goals of political score- settling. I issued a warning of legal action because slander must not be an activity which goes unpunished in Estonia," External link

err-en Monday, August 17, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It is the responsibility of both the employee as well as their employer that the conditions set are adhered to. It is extremely regrettable that employers have taken the responsibility they have assumed so lightly. Firstly, they have broken the rules, but secondly, this is a careless attitude against our entire society. The conduct of these employers and their foreign employees is all the more irresponsible considering that it may entail great losses to entrepreneurs in other fields as well as the entire nation, should we need to start reestablishing restrictions," "The COVID-19 virus is reemerging and we need to do our best to reduce the risk of transmission," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I expect for the Health Board to take decisive steps in this regard," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme commented : "The money I used was part of my salary, and a loan. As an ambassador in Moscow, along with child support and the so-called Moscow coefficient, I made ca 60,000 Estonian kroons (over €3,800 -e d.) a month. When I returned to Estonia (in 1999 - ed.), my monthly wage was around 8,000 Estonian kroons (just over €510 - ed-). That wage gap was largely the reason why people wanted to work as diplomats" External link

err-en Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

CBSnews Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Our goal is to prevent a constant increase of communities from risk countries, which are predominantly created through study mobility," "To that end, I deem it necessary to review the conditions under which foreigners who come to study in Estonia can bring with them their family members and remain in Estonia after finishing their studies. This bill seeks to deliver a clear message that foreigners must return to their home state after the end of their studies and student mobility cannot be used as means for taking up permanent residence in Estonia," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "As said earlier, one of the conditions of granting a residence permit for studies will be that the alien has sufficient legal income, which ensures they are able to support themselves and their family members in Estonia. The purpose of the requirement is to prevent the alien becoming a burden to Estonia' social insurance system," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "An earlier draft of the bill leaked to the media has created a lot of commotion. I have a request in my folder to the Data Protection Inspectorate to investigate this matter," External link

err-en Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Our goal is to prevent a constant increase in communities from risk countries, which are predominantly created through study mobility," "To that end, I deem it necessary to review the conditions under which foreigners who come to study in Estonia can bring with them their family members and remain in Estonia after finishing their studies. This bill seeks to deliver a clear message that foreigners must return to their home state after the end of their studies and student mobility cannot be used as means for taking up permanent residence in Estonia," External link

BBCMonitoring Friday, July 24, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "As said earlier, one of the conditions of granting a residence permit for studies will be that the alien has sufficient legal income, which ensures they are able to support themselves and their family members in Estonia. The purpose of the requirement is to prevent the alien becoming a burden to Estonia's social insurance system," External link

BBCMonitoring Friday, July 24, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I am positive that we can draw a line under this issue next week," External link

err-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Consultations are still ongoing on what the final salary criteria will be," External link

err-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The number of violations related to the employment of foreigners registered by the Police and Border Guard Board has been growing since 2014. To gain an unfair advantage in competition, attempts are made to find ways to avoid paying the wage required under Estonian law, which currently is 1,407 euros. Such unfair possibilities undermine the competitive advantage of Estonian residents on the labor market, which they are entitled to," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "But they have created a different legal basis for their stay in Estonia in connection with their job, and then they bring their families," External link

err-en Monday, July 20, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "There are about 1,100 auxiliary police officers in Estonia, 450 of them are in the Defense League. This means that in a war or mobilization situation, those people would leave the police force" External link

err-en Friday, July 17, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "There will certainly not be a consensus. Where is it written that funding must be ensured? Who has said that these associations need to be funded? Contracts are terminated. This particular contract has been unlawful from the beginning and it will be terminated. How can an illegal contract be in force?" External link

err-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I think the justified expectations of taxpayers have been deceived. The funding should actually be returned. Those associations should return the money and that would solve the problem" External link

err-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "If we imagine putting the police and Defense League in protection of our most vital objects, then the police will manage fine but the Defense League will not because they do not have the necessary know-how, equipment, training, and even contracts" External link

err-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme concluded : "I see a silly and shortsighted jealousy from the Ministry of Defense and plain political jealousy from Isamaa - again EKRE came and did something that actually belongs to us" External link

err-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In order for our police officers to be able to work effectively, they must be guaranteed fast and user-friendly access to high-quality information. This should be the main goal of the European police partnership," "One-time querying and automation of data, which would mean a significant time saving for law enforcement officers, are also important keywords for achieving the goal," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In Estonia's opinion, Europol should focus primarily on enhancing the existing tasks. The agency could also support member states in developing costly or very specific innovative tools," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme told : "As for this bill, which concerns the liquidation of the ERJK, yes, I admit, I had already wanted it during the previous [XIII] Riigikogu. At that time, we had no prospect of it going anywhere and resulting in a debate within society," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I have suggested showing some excerpts to the public so that people would realize how severe things can happen in society if we do plug fill any gaps in applying for a weapon," External link

err-en Monday, June 15, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Therefore, it's essential to increase the capability of the police in combating cyber crime in order to ensure the security of the various information technology systems as well as systems of the e-estate in Estonia," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "Declaring a sponsor untrustworthy is a preventive measure aimed at protecting the Estonian economy from unfair competition which is achieved by juggling the employment requirements, as well as at protecting foreign workers and students from employers or educational establishments that violate the law," "Over the past seven years, the number of misdemeanour proceedings carried out with regard to employers has grown considerably, even by 170 percent, reaching 134 cases in 2019. The most common violations concerning foreigners are those where an employer employs a foreigner who is lawfully staying in Estonia, but does not register his or her employment with the PPA or does not pay at least the Estonian average salary and labour taxes required by law" External link

err-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "One of the biggest loopholes is that a penalty that has already been enforced is treated as if it were expunged," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Declaring the sponsor unreliable is a preventive measure for protecting Estonia's economy from unfair competition achieved by scheming with employment conditions, and also to protect foreign workers and students from employers or educational establishments that are breaking the law," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we suddenly see that it isn't enough," External link

err-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In reality, Rail Baltic is not moving forward. Yes, there is land acquisition and some people are sitting around being paid big salaries. But the project is not moving. And that is largely because we have stopped it," External link

err-en Sunday, May 3, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The amendments to the Rescue Act, including the need for a crisis information service, did not emerge during the current emergency situation. We presented the legislative draft endorsed by the government to the Riigikogu back in December 2019, and it had been previously coordinated also with the Data Protection Inspectorate," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The provider of the crisis information service does not need and will never need access to a person's health information. To share information, it is only necessary to see whether, where and when aid has been provided to a victim in a crisis situation. We have seen during several previous crises that in a crisis situation people's need to get information and instructions from a single reliable source grows," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Today is a year for the government, and one of its agreed goals was to strengthen the border guard," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "The current emergency situation also demonstrates that the border guard must be in the vanguard, and be able to perform all its tasks regardless of the crisis," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It is important for Estonia that border control measures will be relaxed first and foremost with Latvia, Lithuania and Finland," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "From the Estonian experience, I can say that ensuring the daily cross-border movement of employees has not been easy. Throughout the crisis, Estonia and Latvia have kept the border for the movement of workers between home and work open, while the commuting between Estonia and Finland has completely stopped," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "A majority of the restrictions will be lifted before the emergency situation will end," External link

err-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We are doing everything we can. We have agreed, in principle, on how we will exit the crisis, but we don't know what the summer and autumn will bring and what will be the economic situation in three; in six months," External link

err-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "If the opposition politicians say that we don't have an exit strategy - our exit strategy has been written in detail and is more elaborate than the document you have seen. It also contains specific dates," External link

err-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "At the beginning of each week we discuss which restrictions can be eased, based on the data of previous weeks and the recommendations of scientists. Although the emergency situation will be extended, we will take a step closer to easing the restrictions in the next few weeks and then we will specify dates," External link

err-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "This decision has been made in order to ensure the smooth functioning of agriculture, which is obviously an important area for the Estonian society. The amendment will allow for foreign workers to continue working in Estonia until July 31 if their employer who engaged in agriculture wishes to rehire them and registers their short-term employment with the Police and Border Guard Board. " External link

err-en Monday, April 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We expect all our party ministers to act in accordance with the values ​​and views of party supporters, including on issues such as immigration, migrant labor, e-elections and the provision of postal services in rural areas," External link

err-en Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Raul Siem is a tried and tested person, he has a lot of political experience, and lengthy experience in the party and he is a person I trust through and through," External link

err-en Friday, April 17, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We expect all our party ministers to act in accordance with the values ​​and views of party supporters, including on issues such as immigration, migrant labor, e-elections and the provision of postal services in rural areas," External link

err-en Friday, April 17, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The extraordinary bonus was awarded for last year's work," "I indeed could have been smart and delayed the signing of the documents by a couple of weeks — then there wouldn't have been this kind of stirring up of a fuss. But I'm really nothing but impressed with their activities over the past month" External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We are learning every day; nobody's absolutely infallible," "All the links in the chain that engage in governing the state, combating the disease and saving lives are also learning as well" External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "For those foreigners who become unemployed here, I advise them to start looking for opportunities to return home immediately, rather than waiting for the visa or visa-free stay to expire or be declared invalid. By staying here without income, foreigners spend money that could be used to return to their home country and could thus end up in the European Union illegally in the future," External link

BalticTimes Friday, April 3, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "They must be able to fill vacancies. It can be seen that, over the last month, the number of registered unemployed among the Estonian population has increased dramatically. At the same time, employers have submitted applications for the use of foreign labor to a similar extent as unemployment has increased. I encourage employers to look at these figures and nevertheless look for ways to use more domestic labor. Our people are worthy of being offered jobs in difficult times with rising unemployment," External link

BalticTimes Friday, April 3, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Many have asked whether Estonia intends to ease the rules for bringing foreign labor to Estonia and its use. In the current difficult time, when our own fellow country people are short of jobs and there are more people every day who have lost their job, we must support the residents of Estonia. It must be possible for them to take up the vacant jobs," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We recommend employers to approach the Unemployment Insurance Fund for advice and recommendations," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "All things have their price tags and we need to consider them. No matter what path we take, we see that we have to go slowly: border control, enforcing movement restrictions. It requires resources which cannot be planned for only one or two weeks ahead, but maybe for months. We are not sure how long this pandemic will last because we do not know when we will be able to return to normal life. We cannot run out of breath in the first 100 meters, we might have a long run [ahead of us]" External link

err-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Crisis Committee ) : "The country needs to take very vigorous steps very quickly to clarify the seriousness of the situation in this information space and that the decisions of the Crisis Committee are enforceable, not just [seen as] a joke. That task is up to the police," External link

err-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We want to know where the gathering places are, we will react as needed," External link

err-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "There are many ways forward and we will not hesitate to use coercive measures when needed," External link

err-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We're inevitably a bit blind in this, learning how to get to understand the situation. We are trying to make the most optimal and fast decisions possible, but we also need to learn to live and adapt to this virus," External link

err-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme explained : "I think the fear that has been that everything you need, one way or another, comes from China, whether it's the antibiotic components of a handwash, or the spring in the liquid soap dispenser of same, it won't arrive that way," External link

err-en Monday, March 23, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "That is why we decided against such a drastic measure. That said, Tallink and Tallinn Airport have been good partners. The ferry operator will stop selling cruise tickets today, meaning that the number of so-called pleasure passengers will fall considerably," External link

err-en Friday, March 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It doesn't bother me at all, I think it should have been done in 2015" External link

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

Mart Helme said : "Europe is facing two rapidly developing crises, which are mutually aggravating one another. Even larger immigrant masses are headed to Europe from Turkey than in 2015, which is why Europe needs to be prepared for a new migration crisis in addition to curbing the spread of the coronavirus," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We want to be able to install them in all terminals, and on the agenda is being able to install them on the southern border at Ikla and perhaps also at Luhamaa," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 3, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Europe is facing two quickly developing crises which mutually reinforce one another," "Even bigger masses of immigrants than in 2015 are on the move from Turkey toward Europe, which is why in addition to containing the spread of the coronavirus, Europe must also be prepared for a new migration crisis" External link

err-en Monday, March 2, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme noted : "Upon the decision of the Government of the Republic of Estonia, it is possible to close the state border or establish an internal border control, if the Health board proposes it," External link

err-en Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "There are certain procedures at the Riigikogu and this time-frame, which I think closed today. Figuratively speaking, the hatches have been battened down and there's a storm coming – let's see what happens," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The responsibility is then likely to be shifted," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The pharmacies are likely to close. I am very concerned. Coronavirus is on its way, and when we close our pharmacies, it is more than just a closure" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Five years ago, this law was passed, and attempts have been made to amend it; the Reform Party itsself presented a more-or-less similar draft a year ago. I am very sorry they did not support it today. Unfortunately, their instincts for a free market economy evaporated today," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "As to Bolt, I have received signals from very competent sources that it has people driving taxis without the valid work permits or authorization to do so -- people who have entered the Republic of Estonia or on a visa-free basis, whereas they are not allowed to work here on this visa-free basis, and yet they are working as taxi drivers," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "As to Bolt, I have received signals from very competent sources that it has people driving taxis without the valid work permits or authorization to do so -- people who have entered the Republic of Estonia or on a visa-free basis, whereas they are not allowed to work here on this visa-free basis, and yet they are working as taxi drivers," External link

err-en Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In the United States cannabis use has been legalized in several states and they have a good overview of what it has led to. Cooperation and learning from each other on this matter will continue also in the future," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "While we would like to act in unison with the United States on 5G, we also have to keep in mind what the developments are in the European Union, as it is customary in Europe to find a consensus of different topics," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "In the U.S., cannabis use is legalized in many states and so they have a good overview of what it has led to. Cooperation and mutual learning on this issue will continue in the future," External link

err-en Monday, February 10, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme told : "Under no circumstances can we accept that dozens or hundreds of pharmacies in rural areas across Estonia will be shut down," External link

err-en Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It is a slight on us," External link

err-en Monday, January 20, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In order to come work in Estonia, they must have an Estonian employer and as a result, digital nomads often come to Estonia with a tourist visa, although they also wish to do remote work while staying here," "As digital nomads do not fall under the rules of classical work, the requirement of an Estonian employer prevents them from coming to Estonia and choosing a purposeful reason for stay in Estonia," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Digital nomads bring significant added value to the state by consuming goods and services and thereby having a positive impact on local business" External link

err-en Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The committee will be responsible for assessing the overall maintenance of the internal border and making decisions in order to remedy the situation," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added ( about Mart Helme ) : "I will not go to the reception either. I know several other ministers who will not go. [Interior minister] Mart [Helme] did not respond to her invitation to take coffee and discuss the political situation prior to Christmas. What for? What is there more to discuss?" External link

err-en Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme wrote : "In fact, we still have to ask ourselves very seriously he has done wrong towards the person making the invitation, that for the first time since regaining independence, the prime minister will not be attending the reception," External link

err-en Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "What has happened in Finland now still makes the hair stand on end," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 20, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Vladimir Ulyanov ) : "I would still recall Vladimir Ulyanov-Lenin's saying that every cook could become a minister, or words to that effect. Now we can see that a saleswoman has become a prime minister and some other street activists and uneducated persons have become members of the government there as well," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 20, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "Now we can actually see to some extent how the historical revenge of the reds on the whites, that is to say, the reds who wanted to liquidate the Finnish state already in the [Finnish Civil War of 1918], have now come to power and are now desperately trying to liquidate the Finnish state, make it a sort of euro-province which maybe will be called either Suomi or Finland as a territory but which, in fact, will be completely dragging behind that Fukuyama-style ideological philosophy of the end of history, so to speak," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 20, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “Now we can see that a sales girl has become prime minister and some other street activist and uneducated person has also become a member of the government,” External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “other street activists and uneducated people have also become government members” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

abc-au Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “Now we can see that a salesgirl has become prime minister and some other street activist and uneducated person has also become a member of the government,” External link

thehill Tuesday, December 17, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “Now we can see that a sales girl has become prime minister and some other street activist and uneducated person has also become a member of the government,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “That specific sentence about the Finnish prime minister, which you have interpreted as demeaning,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "That specific sentence about the Finnish prime minister, which you have interpreted as demeaning, I have actually interpreted as complimentary — as recognition that someone can work their way up from a low social standing to the peak of politics," External link

err-en Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme disse : “Agora, uma miúda das vendas tornou-se primeira-ministra e outros ativistas de rua e pessoas sem educação também se tornaram membros do governo [finlandês]” External link

observador Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see that a shop girl has become a prime minister and some other street activists and uneducated people have also become members of the government," External link

afp-en Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

news18 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : “Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet,” External link

nypost Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

france24-en Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:36:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

newshub Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : “other street activists and uneducated people have also become government members” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, December 16, 2019 11:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

wsau Monday, December 16, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "That specific sentence about the Finnish prime minister, which you have interpreted as demeaning, I have actually interpreted as complimentary — as recognition that someone can work their way up from a low social standing to the peak of politics," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "I will not apologize to anyone," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "I did not offend anyone. You have insulted the people of Finland with your reports and articles. You have made a mountain out of a molehill. I have nothing more to say to you," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Francis Fukuyama ) : “Now, then, we can actually see to some extent how the ‘Reds’ are taking an historical revenge on ‘Whites’. In other words, the ‘Reds’, who already [in the Finnish Civil War in 1918] wanted to liquidate the Finnish state, have now come to power and are now desperately trying to liquidate the Finnish state; turn Finland into some sort of ‘europrovince’, which, as a territory, may still be called Suomi or Finland, but which in effect would drag completely behind the ideological philosophy of the so-called ‘the end of history’ [as written by Francis Fukuyama],” External link

news-am Monday, December 16, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see that a little check-out girlie has become Prime Minister and some other uneducated street activist becomes an MP," External link

yle-en Monday, December 16, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In no way do I question the positive cooperation and friendship between Finland and Estonia. We are sister nations and will remain so. Differences of opinion between politicians do not affect our warm affection for the Finns," External link

yle-en Monday, December 16, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme wrote : "I find it necessary to clarify that by giving ratings to the new Finnish left-wing government on a talk show broadcast on TRE radio on December 15, I expressed not the Estonian government's views but those of our party's worldview," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Vladimir Ulyanov ) : "I would still recall [Soviet leader] Vladimir Ulyanov-Lenin's saying that every cook could become a minister, or words to that effect. Now we can see that a saleswoman has become a prime minister and some other street activist and uneducated person has also become a member of the government," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Something as unintelligible as what is happening in Finland has probably not happened there for centuries," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "One of the topics to be discussed at the meeting is the reform of the common European asylum system, with regard to which a compromise has yet to be reached," External link

err-en Monday, December 2, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Estonia's positions in international relations have remained unchanged and we support adhering to the present principle of the Dublin Regulation without the mandatory allocation of irregular immigrants," "What are rather held in Brussels today [Monday] are follow-up discussions, and no important decisions will be made" External link

err-en Monday, December 2, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Whether he will allow the prosecutor's office to go on functioning as the same kind of political instrument that evolved under Lavly Perling, or he will change things and transform it into a genuine instrument of law enforcement, not an instrument of political score-settling," External link

err-en Monday, December 2, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Internal security, law enforcement and migration policies are important areas that are close to my heart and where I consider it very important that the future deputy secretary general share my views on the development of this area," External link

err-en Friday, November 29, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Peterkop's committee drew a one-sided conclusion based on the materials it used," External link

err-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I do not doubt his (Peterkop's – ed.) impartiality, while I do perceive the cast of mind and logic of an Estonian state official who has too much influence," External link

err-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Peterkop's committee drew a one-sided conclusion based on the materials it used," "I don't doubt his impartiality, but I do see the sort of evidence of the mindset and logic of an official with too much power in the Estonian state" External link

err-en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The result of the hike was that foreign competitors started taking over international and later also domestic contracts from Estonian carriers. That is why I plan to propose a lower excise duty rate based on the results of the survey for the spring state budget negotiations," External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "You are spreading complete misinformation about looming muzzling of officials and that someone of high moral standards who reported corruption was removed. Do you have anything concrete on the minister? My information suggests you have nothing of the sort," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "We can say that this will ensure peace at the ministry. The new minister will not have to wage a war against their secretary general from day one," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "If the heads of two large NATO [member] states -- Trump and Macron -- have pointed out shortcomings in the Alliance's defense capability, it is impermissible for us to pretend that it doesn't concern us in Estonia. Ignoring facts in national defense is something we will later severely regret," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Jamestown Foundation ) : "Several US think tanks, most recently the Jamestown Foundation in October -- have been emphasizing since 2016 that the governance structure and forces of NATO in Poland and the Baltics are not sufficient to fend off a possible aggression. The situation needs to be improved quickly," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I think in that case, the coalition partners will meet and discuss the content and conclusions of the report together," External link

err-en Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Mart Helme ) : "I have full confidence in the commission created by Taimar Peterkop, and I think these trusted people are there. And if you ask us if we will replace Mart Järvik, I will answer you in two words: We won't," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We are also working on Plan B, which is what Estonia and the other Baltic States will do if Macron's words prove to be true," External link

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

Mart Helme noted : "We do not know exactly what the Americans intend to do. Our ministers have recently been to the US, which always talks about China. Very few people consider Russia as a topic," External link

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

Mart Helme noted : "We are worried about Russia. I said at the government meeting that we had to do everything to find out what the 'big guys' were going to do. Britain thinks about the security of the Baltic states but what happens after Brexit and what will happen in Germany after the end of Merkel's term. No one knows how much Merkel's end will change German foreign policy," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "Nobody knows what's going to happen next. That's why we need a Plan B, which doesn't mean we think Russia will invade Estonia," "I believe that Finland is interested in having an independent Estonia on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, not once again the Russian Empire," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "The threat depends on who is in power in Russia. There are two sides: if Russia has a dictatorship and is ruled hard, it means a military threat for Estonia. If Russia has a democratic government and there is a different kind of danger. Our relationship with Russia will always be complicated," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "However, it is clear that in a situation where a politically motivated criminal case has been instituted against the adviser, the minister will not be able to carry out his work normally. I applaud Arumäe for his decision to withdraw from the counseling agreement," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The Minister of Rural Affairs has done a very good job. The attacks against him must be taken as a sneaky information operation for the Reform Party and the Socialists," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "However, it is clear that in a situation where a politically motivated criminal case has been instituted against the adviser, the minister will not be able to carry out his work normally. I applaud Arumäe for his decision to withdraw from the counseling agreement," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The Minister of Rural Affairs has done a very good job. The attacks against him must be taken as a sneaky information operation for the Reform Party and the Socialists," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We want a workforce that is qualified, and brings us elevated added value, to come to Estonia, not cheap labor that essentially does shoveling work here," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We will also try to introduce the new foreign trade and IT minister candidate to him right away then," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "Now we need to get in touch with them and meet, and see if our chemistry is flowing and that their vision is similar. In that sense, it was a pleasant surprise," External link

err-en Friday, October 25, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I would also point out, dear journalists, that practically from the first day Kert Kingo took office, she has not been given a day's rest," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "She has always been under attack, has always had to comment on whether she speaks or does not speak English, whether she will travel abroad or not, whether she is working or not, or whether she is lying or not," "I think she was relieved to say: 'I can't work like that any more" External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The solidarity of the coalition is important and necessary to move things forward, but sometimes it so happens that one cannot support any and every passing thought," "This issue has been discussed in principle by coalition leadership, yes, and we have found that it would be reasonable," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "We have discussed dropping the plan in the coalition council and found it to be sensible," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We do not want to abolish exams at all cost in a situation where it is so unpopular and where we are not convinced it would be sensible ourselves," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The rest of the bill could stay," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "She was not able to convince MPs. People said that while what she said sounded beautiful, they do not believe it would work," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "Fundamentally, the Center Party is isolated in this matter," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I'm not entirely sure we understood what it would entail at the time," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In most member states, the national contact point of the European Migration Network is within the area of administration of the Ministry of the Interior or the Ministry of Justice," "The studies and analyses carried out via the migration network have been increasingly dealing with issues concerning internal safety and security. Such sensitive information exchange will work more effectively within the internal security domain" External link

err-en Sunday, October 20, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told ( about Donald Trump ) : "NATO is temporarily paralyzed, and this presents a complex problem for us. Big allies of small nations can get distracted by other matters. Donald Trump will be focused on his campaign in the years ahead," External link

globalsecurity Friday, October 18, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The rest of this bill could live on," External link

err-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme clarified : "At the principled coalition board, yes, this issue has been discussed and found to make sense," External link

err-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The rapid and professional action of the police prevented any escalation of danger to people in the vicinity," "I express my gratitude and respect to the courageous policemen involved in the incident. In just a matter of minutes, the officers was able to take control, eliminate the threat, and quickly ensure the safety of the area" External link

err-en Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I would not have taken such a step. I have not seen Madison, but I plan to ask him why he decided on this course of action," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "When we look at it, asylum seekers do not come to us from the Middle East or Africa, but from Ukraine. Second place was Georgia, then Moldova, and only then came Afghanistan and such countries," External link

unian-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In order to prevent the arrival of people whom we cannot accept and those we do not want to accept, we must take this position. We have long stated our position. As long as we, that is EKRE [the Conservative People's Party of Estonia], are in government, Estonia will not accept immigrants," External link

unian-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "I have no idea about this. And I am aware that Endel Oja has left our party as of now," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : “I will wait for the report on Monday and then the next steps will follow. This has to be cleared to the public,” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, September 29, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “A person has died and the circumstances of his death have to be investigated to the level of all details and they have to be presented to the public to avoid all doubts,” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, September 29, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I will wait for the report on Monday and then the next steps will follow. This has to be cleared to the public," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "A person has died and the circumstances of his death have to be investigated to the level of all details and they have to be presented to the public to avoid all doubts," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "Our symbolic absence is meant to demonstrate that we are not about to discuss this matter. We will not be pulled into debates. Estonia will not accept immigrants based on a central distribution mechanism," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It is clear the proposal will not be supported. It is also clear they will keep proposing it. Discussions will obviously resume at the next meeting in early October. And they will bring it up again," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We have approximately 14,000 hunters, 25,000 members of the volunteer Defence League (Kaitseliit), 3,000 police officers, and tens of thousands of people assigned to the [military] reserve, who have passed weapons training tactical exercises ," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The fact that young people took vain pictures afterwards means nothing; it does not mean any kind of threat to constitutional order or yourself when walking down the street," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "And when a provocative question is asked as to whether you are going to take to the streets and they response is they do not see a need for it right now, since they trust the interior minister, they trust the police, they trust the constitutional order, then all is well," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Let us recall that one of our former prime ministers, too, received a threat that a horse's head would be put in his bed, which culminated in court proceedings and the person being convicted," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Reservists will be involved first and foremost in maintaining public order in situations where police presence needs to be increased and rotations need to be established in order to fulfill tasks," "Examples of such situations would include the containment of mass disarray, the defense of critical service objects, and the strengthening of border defense" External link

err-en Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In particular, we mean that we do not want foreign labor from third countries; first and foremost we are talking about Ukraine, of course, but that labor force is also being drawn into Europe today from Turkey and China. There is a clear political choice to avoid it," External link

err-en Friday, September 13, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We're going to root out everything that is draining the state budget, that isn't necessary and that was first included there maybe 15 years ago," "The Reform Party was in the government for 17 years, and in that time created a state that is fat, lazy and ineffective" External link

err-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme replied : "We're not taking away anyone's opportunity to remain in the second pillar," "Payments [into it] will continue if people decide not to leave the pillar. Poor people will have the opportunity to remain in the second pillar, and their investments will grow there, if you so claim. Wealthier people, however, will have the opportunity to grow their ow money if they can withdraw their savings from the pillar" External link

err-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme explained : "I wanted to point out that we have a very strong migratory pressure from the east," External link

err-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "come here like tourists but come here to work," "Unfortunately, we cannot abolish visa-free travel with Ukraine, but this is a topic on the table" External link

err-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Residence permits are obtained by those who can push the button first at the right moment," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Since the residence permits issued for the purpose of employment have been divided between the five fields with the biggest workforce shortage - healthcare, education, information and communications, manufacturing, transport and storage - it helps to bring in doctors, teachers, engineers and other specialists that are needed here the most," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Building the infrastructure is very important and a prerequisite for the establishment of a surveillance system. We are planning to make maximum use of the funds of the European Union to build the surveillance system," External link

err-en Friday, August 30, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Construction of the infrastructure is very important -- its is the prerequisite for the establishment of the monitoring system. For the monitoring systems we are planning to use European Union funds to the maximum extent," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 30, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We drew the line under the topic," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told ( about Elmar Vaher ) : "I met with Elmar Vaher at 8 a.m.today; we spoke for half an hour, summarized the dispute that had arisen between us," External link

err-en Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme replied : "Of course not, and I don't understand this demand either," External link

err-en Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "There is nothing illegal in proposing a subordinate to resign from their position," "People talking about the rule of law being under threat are already in hysterics themselves" External link

err-en Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "All summer, the Reform Party tried to butter up the Centre Party in an attempt to get the Centre Party to ditch the government," "Now attempts are underway to increase internal tensions within the Centre Party, but this will fail as well. The Reform Party has taken things in a new direction, attempting to to clog up Estonian politics. To achieve extraordinary elections in cooperation with the president" External link

err-en Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Yes, 'is terminating' is correct, rather. Because I slightly overestimated, especially while on vacation, the speed of bureaucratic processes. Diligent officials are currently working to draw together a legally sound document and how quickly it will come -- either during my vacation or once I return to work next Wednesday -- I cannot say. In any case, it will come, that much is clear," External link

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

Mart Helme said ( about Elmar Vaher ) : "I also met him a few days ago in the ministry. The reason is very simple. Essentially, Elmar Vaher launched an information operation because, at our last meeting, we had a considerably heated debate on the internal defense reserve, the reorganization of the border guard, the management system of their structure. Here we also have -- let us say -- matters concerning the state secret. And now he has decided to drown all these things by spreading information to the media as though the government is demanding the abolition of 150 jobs," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "Essentially -- what is Elmar Vaher doing? Working against the government, working against the interior minister, not fulfilling what has been agreed upon in the coalition agreement. He explicitly told one of my advisers that he is not interested in what has been written in the coalition agreement, he is not planning to fulfill it. When we take all these circumstances into consideration, I should then be mum and quiet and accept it and say that 'no, Elmar Vaher is a nice man'?! Look, I am not that kind of a person. Is the ministry led by Interior Minister Mart Helme or are the ministry and government led by Elmar Vaher? Now this is a very fundamental kind of question, and I am nevertheless of the opinion that, when I went to government, I received the votes of about 10,000 people in the elections, which Elmar Vaher has not received," External link

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

Mart Helme added ( about Elmar Vaher ) : "The government has established an employment relationship with Elmar Vaher and the government can also terminate that employment. But, of course, I must convince all government members of that enough," External link

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

Mart Helme wrote : "Certainly, against the backdrop of all the political panic that has been occurring, I have to admit that I made the mistake of interfering so quickly and forcefully in the affairs of another ministry," External link

err-en Friday, August 16, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "There was a draft resignation document on the table. We see things like this every day: a piece of paper with a digital signature on it, but no one has in actuality signed it," External link

err-en Friday, August 16, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "Our meeting was not really a long one, but Elmar Vaher misrepresented it. First of all, I never said that his resignation request was due to the Rumm case. I asked him what he knew about it and if he was up to date. He explicitly said he had never heard of it. I took note of this denial," External link

err-en Friday, August 16, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It's as though we've been living in two completely different worlds," External link

err-en Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The people of Estonia remember the difficulties that had to be overcome in order to leave a union we never wanted to be a member of. We were also prepared to endure hardships and setbacks. Choosing one's own path never comes without having to pay a price. I wish you strength and determination in the challenges facing you. I will always be ready to share the experience that Eastern Europe has to offer in restoring its sovereignty," External link

BalticTimes Friday, August 2, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The people of Estonia remember the difficulties that had to be overcome in order to leave a union we never wanted to be a member of. We were also prepared to endure hardships and setbacks. Choosing one's own path never comes without having to pay a price. I wish you strength and determination in the challenges facing you. I will always be ready to share the experience that Eastern Europe has to offer in restoring its sovereignty," External link

BalticTimes Friday, August 2, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme wrote : "Estonia has always been able to count on Britain as one of its closest allies and friends," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Prevention of illegal migration and quick and efficient return of the people illegally staying in the country are of primary importance. Estonia is willing to discuss providing aid to the states of origin, but accepting people in need of international protection has to remain voluntary," External link

BalticTimes Friday, July 19, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Estonia is willing to discuss providing aid to the countries of origin, but the accepting of people in need of international protection must remain voluntary," External link

err-en Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Especially important is the development of various information systems and ensuring automatic data exchange between them," "In the fight against crime, we have to promote cooperation with non-EU states, improve the accessibility of electronic certificates, and ensure the opportunity to preserve and utilize internal data" External link

err-en Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "However, what will happen, and this largely thanks to the daring excise duty hike of the Finns, is that we will likely get back trips made by the northern neighbors and Estonia's tax receipts will definitely improve as a result of the excise duty cut," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "We are not starting any kind of an excise war and there are no new excise duty reductions planned," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "In order to promote the image of Estonia as an e-state, a digital nomad visa is to also be set up, as one of the first of its kind in the world; this will allow people with a web-based job, irrespective of location, to come to Estonia, stay here and work here on the basis of said visa," External link

err-en Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:15:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "What I can say is that our party (ie. EKRE) does not at the moment support the ESM's reform, assuming unity on the issue evaporates," "This is the current situation. But what the state of play will be when it comes to ratification, I can't right now say," External link

err-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "However, what will happen, and this is largely thanks to the daring excise duty hike of the Finns, is that we will likely get back the trips made by our northern neighbors, and Estonia's tax receipts will definitely improve as a result of the excise duty cut," "Claims that we have failed with our excise duty reductions are unfounded," External link

err-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "We are not starting any sort of excise war, and there are no new excise duty reductions planned," External link

err-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In order to avoid the construction of some new Television Building for around €60 million, we should start scaling back the entire ERR group instead," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "If we take this comparison as an example, that the construction of a new television and radio building would cost approximately €60 million — renovating the old building would cost only €7 million," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "When you [Reform Party - BNS] have been deceiving people for 17 years and creating a situation in which many do not want to see you in power, you should express no confidence in yourself. But let us look at the text of this motion of censure. The charges against Marti Kuusik have collapsed, there is nothing. The presumption of innocence applies to everyone. There was no unlawful surveillance, so the accusations are totally unjust and wrong," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "As for damaging Estonia in media, defamatory information has been shared abroad foremost from Estonia," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I plan to be aggressive and act," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "I am not in favor of granting this exception. It creates a precedent where we can find ethnic Estonians from Siberia to Kamchatka and anywhere else," External link

err-en Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "When you ( the Reform Party-ed .) have been deceiving people for 17 years and creating a situation in which many do not want to see you in power, you should express no-confidence in yourself. But let us look at the text of this motion of censure. The charges against Marti Kuusik have collapsed; there is nothing. The presumption of innocence applies to everyone. There was no unlawful surveillance, so the accusations are totally unjust and wrong," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "As for damaging Estonia in the media, defamatory information has been shared abroad, foremost from Estonia," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I plan to be aggressive and act," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Listen, for two and a half years we have heard how — and by the way, Maria-Ann Rohemäe has deceived and lied to us from the U.S. for two and a half years —" External link

err-en Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "This is appalling to me, this is unacceptable to me. I can in no way approve that some kind of child protection officials and some kind of representatives of women's organizations interfering in the internal matters of that family are already going to the door of that family," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Le Pen ) : "Essentially, Le Pen invited herself to visit us," External link

err-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Kristiina Ojuland ) : "We'll discuss whether or not to start negotiations, in which form, and with whom," "It's somewhat misleading to call the People's Unity Party Kristiina Ojuland's party, after all, the leadership and chairman have changed," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 8, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "An emotionally fired-up woman can allow herself that," External link

news4jax Friday, May 3, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT



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chairman of ekre3.23%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
candidate16.13%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
presidential candidate6.45%EN09/27/201627/09/2016
candidate of ekre3.23%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
conservateur3.23%FR07/29/201329/07/2013
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Mart HelmeEN93.42%
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Juri Ratas said ( about Mart Helme ) : “In the current situation, Mart Helme’s resignation is the only way for the government to continue its work, including foreign policy goals” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Mart Helme ) : “In the current situation, Mart Helme’s resignation is the only way for the government to continue its work, including foreign policy goals” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Helme was sacrificed so that the government could continue, but it does not solve the whole problem. Mart Helme's resignation came too late and it is too little," External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote ( about Mart Helme ) : "A no-confidence motion in Mart Helme is planned for the new week. All MPs who vote against the motion or abstain can in effect be considered to condone their (the Helme's – ed.) positions, since then the minister will remain in office and continue to shame Estonia. Are there any boundaries?" External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote ( about Mart Helme ) : "A no-confidence motion in Mart Helme is planned for the new week. All MPs who vote against the motion or abstain can in effect be considered to condone their (the Helme's – ed.) positions, since then the minister will remain in office and continue to shame Estonia. Are there any boundaries?" External link

err-en Sunday, November 8, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Helme has repeatedly shown that he is not suited to a ministerial role," "If he continues in the post, he will continue to damage Estonia's relations and continue to be a real threat to both internal and external security; this type of person should be recalled from the position," External link

err-en Monday, October 26, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Helme's utterances to Deutsche Welle are another example of why EKRE should never have been included in the government. Intolerance, lies and causing harm to Estonia's reputation is all the current coalition is capable of," External link

err-en Friday, October 16, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Martin Helme said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Despite the criticism against him, over his past seven years as chairman, Mart has taken the party from 0 percent to nearly 20 percent support," External link

err-en Monday, June 8, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added ( about Mart Helme ) : "I will not go to the reception either. I know several other ministers who will not go. [Interior minister] Mart [Helme] did not respond to her invitation to take coffee and discuss the political situation prior to Christmas. What for? What is there more to discuss?" External link

err-en Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Mart Helme ) : "We could offer also a tally of attacks by Mart Helme on members of the Riigikogu, attacks on different groups of people, insults to the left and right, yet we find that with his attack on the government of Finland and Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin alone he has harmed the relations between Estonia and Finland, the reputation of the Estonian state, degraded women and taunted ordinary working people," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 20, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas dit ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Helme a plus d'une fois nui à la réputation de l'Etat estonien, si nous le laissons à son poste de ministre, il pourra humilier l'Estonie encore plus et nous serons encore plus couverts de honte" External link

msn-fr Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Helme has repeatedly injured the reputation of the Estonian state, if we let him go on as minister, he'll be able to humiliate Estonia even further," External link

afp-en Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Taavi Roivas added ( about Mart Helme ) : "Helme's insult to the Finnish prime minister is an abomination and will greatly damage the across-the-water friendship," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Urmas Paet said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Today's speech by Mart Helme, a member of the Estonian Government, has seriously damaged Estonia's relations with one of our closest allies and friends, Finland," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar noted ( about Mart Helme ) : "There have been quite a few of these no-confidence votes (in addition to Ratas, a vote of no-confidence in interior minister Mart Helme at the beginning of June, and the motion against Järvik just a week and a half ago-ed.)," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Mart Helme ) : "I have full confidence in the commission created by Taimar Peterkop, and I think these trusted people are there. And if you ask us if we will replace Mart Järvik, I will answer you in two words: We won't," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Katri Raik said ( about Mart Helme ) : "In a public address on Nov. 8, Minister of the Interior Mart Helme announced a serious crime against the rule of law," External link

err-en Monday, November 18, 2019 7:09:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Järvik has proved that he is not able to hold this position," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:46:00 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

Elmar Vaher noted ( about Mart Helme ) : "I have had the opportunity to work with five interior ministers, and each of them has had their own style," "Today I understood [Helme's] style a bit better. And just as Mart Helme said, trust is also based on us having to speak more often" External link

err-en Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas concluded ( about Mart Helme ) : "Regarding the minister [Mart Helme], who is so careless when it comes to laws and ethics, the Estonian state cannot have any confidence in him, and in fact he should resign. Since Mart Helme is not going to do this, we wish to express our lack of confidence in him," External link

err-en Monday, June 3, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Mart Helme ) : "We haven't discussed this at party level yet, but there are certainly ten members of our Riigikogu group who have no confidence in Mart Helme or his party," External link

err-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Kersti Kaljulaid said ( about Mart Helme ) : "I don't see any reason to trust Mart Helme. He has shown in the first few days in office that he is not a person who should sit in the executive," External link

err-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Jaak Aab said ( about Mart Helme ) : ''What happened in the Riigikogu may have been a little demonstrative. But something sounds a bit off with Mart making this level of criticism. He didn't just criticize the president, but tagged all women with the generalization that they are 'over-emotional'. I certainly disapprove of that and the targeting of groups in society on the basis of gender or race,'' External link

err-en Friday, May 3, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

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Mart Helme said : "I believe that we cannot afford to liquidate entire industrial sectors," External link

err-en Monday, March 8, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Our idea is to continue mining for the production of shale oil and achieving a new level for our chemical industry," External link

err-en Monday, March 8, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The Russian nation is great, they have their own country and we are not that concerned for them," External link

err-en Monday, March 8, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "There are no substantive reasons for separating 5.2 percent of the territory, territorial waters and airspace from the Estonian state and relinquishing it to a foreign country. Approving the treaty in the hope that it will improve Estonian-Russian relations is wishful thinking and shows how poorly those who are shaping our foreign policy know Russia," External link

err-en Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Peace ) : "In a situation where relations between the European Union and Russia are at a low and new sanctions on Russia are being discussed, our ministers are planning a gift to the eastern neighbor. Estonia will not gain any political, economic or moral benefit from this," "On the contrary, in ratifying the agreement the Republic of Estonia will agree with the stance of the Kremlin that the Tartu Peace Treaty has become invalid. Agreeing with it in its turn will legalize forever the continued occupation by Russia of lands that are Estonian lands pursuant to the Treaty of Tartu and relinquish the territories to the east of Narva and a part of the Petseri land. Ratification of the treaty will deprive us of any right whatsoever to demand even the smallest compensation for the occupied lands. Those who think that the Estonian state should be pragmatic and back down on the Treaty of Tartu are forgetting that Putin's Russia is not eternal. Estonia does not have to rush," External link

err-en Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "On Monday, the Harju-Rapla district accepted 34 members, 17 members joined from Finland, in Läänemaa [on Sunday] - I was there myself - there were three new members and that is how it adds up," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I have chatted with some people and people are very bitter and say this is not how things should go in a democratic country. And I say it is a form of protest membership in a sense," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "It is a government of pawns. These people – with a few exceptions, such as Keit Pentus-Rosimannus – will not be plotting the course of this government or be involved in making major financial decisions. All of these decisions will be made in party backrooms," External link

err-en Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We will not be as unintelligent as Reform and the Social Democratic Party (SDE) were" External link

err-en Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme promised : "There is a handful of dissidents inside Isamaa too, meaning that we will have to count on acting as a separate phenomenon, while we will not be making any concessions to the left-liberal government, especially in ideological matters," External link

err-en Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme wrote : "By the way, it also turned out our word carries just as much weight as Germany's in the EU. I can attest to that as I once vetoed a decision at an EU finance ministers meeting and the matter was not passed even though Germany really wanted it. Unfortunately, Jüri Ratas overturned by veto the next day. The incoming government will also have no problem being Germany's equal when it comes to Europewide taxes, the green and digital turns as they plan to support everything as far as I can understand. Therefore, there will be no opportunity to find out how that equality would play out were it to prove necessary to stand up for Estonia," External link

err-en Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme wrote : "Members of the Reform Party have said in recent years how the government is standing on the shoulders of giants [Andrus] Ansip and [Jürgen] Ligi. However, their tax and economic plan unveiled today (yesterday – ed.) is nothing but taking credit for the outgoing government's work and continuing in the same vein. A compliment in itself! But I am not jealous. You can stand on my giant shoulders," External link

err-en Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "What happened for example in the last elections in Lithuania; such a clearly transparent deep-state scheme, which was launched there and managed to get pushed through there" External link

err-en Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We see around 1,500 men as the maximum, no more. We simply do not have any more resources for it at the moment," External link

err-en Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Last [Sunday] night, looking at the slander and lies produced by the Estonian media, I decided to resign," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The reason is very simple: no one can muzzle me," "I say what I consider to be right, what concerns me" External link

BalticTimes Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In order not to jeopardize our referendum, I have decided to resign," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "All the speculation in the media about the names is wrong," External link

err-en Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described ( about Donald Trump ) : "I had a dream before the elections that Trump is going through such a mow," External link

pravdareport Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : “will win eventually. It will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed but justice will win in the end,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : “will win eventually. It will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed but justice will win in the end,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described : "I had a dream before the elections of Trump walking across a field," "And then I saw the field was covered in guts and entrails. Trump passed through it. Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end" External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described : "I had a dream before the elections of Trump walking across a field," "And then I saw the field was covered in guts and entrails. Trump passed through it. Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end" External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : “will win eventually. It will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed but justice will win in the end,” External link

tribtown Monday, November 9, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Looking at the slander and lies produced by the Estonian media, I decided to resign last night. I am tired. I did nothing yesterday that would endanger Estonia's security. I have not said anything that has not already been recounted by the American media, the American free media," "You cannot muzzle me, nobody can muzzle me. The prime minister cannot muzzle me, the president or journalists cannot muzzle me," External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described : "I had a dream before the elections of Trump walking across a field," "And then I saw the field was covered in guts and entrails. Trump passed through it. Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end" External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about President Trump ) : “Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described : "I had a dream before the elections of Trump walking across a field," "And then I saw the field was covered in guts and entrails. Trump passed through it. Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end" External link

err-en Sunday, November 8, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme described : "I had a dream before the elections of Trump walking across a field," "And then I saw the field was covered in guts and entrails. Trump passed through it. Trump will win eventually; it will happen as a result of an immense struggle, maybe even bloodshed, but justice will win in the end" External link

err-en Sunday, November 8, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Based on the basics of Estonian statehood, the cover of the passport has a national coat of arms with three lions and the design of the passport's pages is modern and forward-looking. On the one hand, the passport is an important symbol for its citizens, and on the other hand, it tells the story of Estonia in the world. In the new design, the two objectives are nicely balanced," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Furious opposition to the referendum is splitting the society," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "We should try to avoid labeling such people, yes. That is true" External link

err-en Friday, October 23, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme : "It is not homophobia. I would say that those people who call our referendum unnecessary are heterophobes. They are getting into the bedrooms of heterosexuals. They do it, not us. If they can do their homo propaganda, we can do other propaganda as well" External link

deutschewelle-sw Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:43:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme : "It is not homophobia. I would say that those people who call our referendum unnecessary are heterophobes. They are getting into the bedrooms of heterosexuals. They do it, not us. If they can do their homo propaganda, we can do other propaganda as well" External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "They can run to Sweden. They'll have everything there, and they'll be looked upon more politely by everyone," External link

err-en Friday, October 16, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It's not homophobia. I'd argue that the people who claim that our referendum is unnecessary are heterophobes. They are barging into the beds of heterosexual people. It is them barging in on us, not the other way around. If they can disseminate their propaganda, we can counter it with different propaganda," External link

err-en Friday, October 16, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It is important to emphasize that these are the initial proposals that will be discussed by the member states. As the end result, we need a compromise solution that works for all the member states," External link

err-en Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme commented : "At the meeting, we will definitely repeat our position that we don't support mandatory relocation of asylum seekers. At the same time, there are several important elements in the proposal," "Today, we know that many points we proposed are now written down in the bill package. For example, the aspect to manage better migration, the need for a strong border control to be ensured, to be able sending back illegal immigrants," External link

err-en Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Yes, we want to put a stop to it. Yes, we will put a stop to it," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme explained : "Citizenship is not revoked lightly. First, they are given the chance to pass the required exams in a reasonable time and extend the time if needed. When the person doesn't pass the exams in the foreseen time and present the necessary documents, the Ministry of the Interior has made a proposal to take away citizenship from these people," External link

err-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In fact, they are not coming here to study, they are coming to work under the pretext of study. And then they would seek opportunities to bring their next-of-kin, their close relatives with them," External link

err-en Friday, September 11, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "With this legislative amendment we direct employers towards giving preference to Estonian residents as a workforce, and reducing scheming by employers in employment and wage criteria to gain an unfair competitive advantage," External link

err-en Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "With said legislative amendment we direct employers towards giving preference to Estonian residents as workforce and reducing scheming by employers with terms of employment and wage criteria to gain an unfair competitive advantage," External link

baltic-course Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "No, I don't think it's very likely; both the PPA and the Health Board have submitted their analyses, andwe also discussed the issue with the cabinet on Thursday, and the government's position then was that a nationwide restriction is not necessary at the moment," External link

err-en Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "However, I think [a ban] would send out the signal that we are out of control and have to start imposing restrictions on people. I am concerned it would lead to this type of panic effect," External link

err-en Friday, August 28, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "If we look at it pragmatically, those things are dilapidated, Linnahall needs tens of millions, the complex (Maarjamäe memorial - ed.) is dilapidated, and needs millions. My practical side is saying reconstruction is not reasonable, but demolition is reasonable" External link

err-en Monday, August 24, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "An ambassador engages minimally in administrative work, he is lacking the possibility to decide about the use of monies at his own discretion. Decisions about the use of budgetary resources in the ministry's area of administration are made and responsibility for them borne by the minister, the secretary general, the deputy secretary general and the head of the administrative department, but not the ambassador," External link

err-en Monday, August 17, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Indrek Tarand ) : "It is also not true that Ilves recalled me from the post of ambassador to Moscow early. In fact, my posting was extended by a couple of months, and instead of being recalled, I assumed the job of deputy secretary general of the ministry after an in-house competition at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. What Tarand and Ilves have said is slander, and it only serves the goals of political score- settling. I issued a warning of legal action because slander must not be an activity which goes unpunished in Estonia," External link

err-en Monday, August 17, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It is the responsibility of both the employee as well as their employer that the conditions set are adhered to. It is extremely regrettable that employers have taken the responsibility they have assumed so lightly. Firstly, they have broken the rules, but secondly, this is a careless attitude against our entire society. The conduct of these employers and their foreign employees is all the more irresponsible considering that it may entail great losses to entrepreneurs in other fields as well as the entire nation, should we need to start reestablishing restrictions," "The COVID-19 virus is reemerging and we need to do our best to reduce the risk of transmission," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I expect for the Health Board to take decisive steps in this regard," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme commented : "The money I used was part of my salary, and a loan. As an ambassador in Moscow, along with child support and the so-called Moscow coefficient, I made ca 60,000 Estonian kroons (over €3,800 -e d.) a month. When I returned to Estonia (in 1999 - ed.), my monthly wage was around 8,000 Estonian kroons (just over €510 - ed-). That wage gap was largely the reason why people wanted to work as diplomats" External link

err-en Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

CBSnews Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Our goal is to prevent a constant increase of communities from risk countries, which are predominantly created through study mobility," "To that end, I deem it necessary to review the conditions under which foreigners who come to study in Estonia can bring with them their family members and remain in Estonia after finishing their studies. This bill seeks to deliver a clear message that foreigners must return to their home state after the end of their studies and student mobility cannot be used as means for taking up permanent residence in Estonia," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "As said earlier, one of the conditions of granting a residence permit for studies will be that the alien has sufficient legal income, which ensures they are able to support themselves and their family members in Estonia. The purpose of the requirement is to prevent the alien becoming a burden to Estonia' social insurance system," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "An earlier draft of the bill leaked to the media has created a lot of commotion. I have a request in my folder to the Data Protection Inspectorate to investigate this matter," External link

err-en Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Our goal is to prevent a constant increase in communities from risk countries, which are predominantly created through study mobility," "To that end, I deem it necessary to review the conditions under which foreigners who come to study in Estonia can bring with them their family members and remain in Estonia after finishing their studies. This bill seeks to deliver a clear message that foreigners must return to their home state after the end of their studies and student mobility cannot be used as means for taking up permanent residence in Estonia," External link

BBCMonitoring Friday, July 24, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "As said earlier, one of the conditions of granting a residence permit for studies will be that the alien has sufficient legal income, which ensures they are able to support themselves and their family members in Estonia. The purpose of the requirement is to prevent the alien becoming a burden to Estonia's social insurance system," External link

BBCMonitoring Friday, July 24, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I am positive that we can draw a line under this issue next week," External link

err-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Consultations are still ongoing on what the final salary criteria will be," External link

err-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The number of violations related to the employment of foreigners registered by the Police and Border Guard Board has been growing since 2014. To gain an unfair advantage in competition, attempts are made to find ways to avoid paying the wage required under Estonian law, which currently is 1,407 euros. Such unfair possibilities undermine the competitive advantage of Estonian residents on the labor market, which they are entitled to," External link

baltic-course Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "But they have created a different legal basis for their stay in Estonia in connection with their job, and then they bring their families," External link

err-en Monday, July 20, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "There are about 1,100 auxiliary police officers in Estonia, 450 of them are in the Defense League. This means that in a war or mobilization situation, those people would leave the police force" External link

err-en Friday, July 17, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "There will certainly not be a consensus. Where is it written that funding must be ensured? Who has said that these associations need to be funded? Contracts are terminated. This particular contract has been unlawful from the beginning and it will be terminated. How can an illegal contract be in force?" External link

err-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I think the justified expectations of taxpayers have been deceived. The funding should actually be returned. Those associations should return the money and that would solve the problem" External link

err-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "If we imagine putting the police and Defense League in protection of our most vital objects, then the police will manage fine but the Defense League will not because they do not have the necessary know-how, equipment, training, and even contracts" External link

err-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme concluded : "I see a silly and shortsighted jealousy from the Ministry of Defense and plain political jealousy from Isamaa - again EKRE came and did something that actually belongs to us" External link

err-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In order for our police officers to be able to work effectively, they must be guaranteed fast and user-friendly access to high-quality information. This should be the main goal of the European police partnership," "One-time querying and automation of data, which would mean a significant time saving for law enforcement officers, are also important keywords for achieving the goal," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In Estonia's opinion, Europol should focus primarily on enhancing the existing tasks. The agency could also support member states in developing costly or very specific innovative tools," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme told : "As for this bill, which concerns the liquidation of the ERJK, yes, I admit, I had already wanted it during the previous [XIII] Riigikogu. At that time, we had no prospect of it going anywhere and resulting in a debate within society," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I have suggested showing some excerpts to the public so that people would realize how severe things can happen in society if we do plug fill any gaps in applying for a weapon," External link

err-en Monday, June 15, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Therefore, it's essential to increase the capability of the police in combating cyber crime in order to ensure the security of the various information technology systems as well as systems of the e-estate in Estonia," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "Declaring a sponsor untrustworthy is a preventive measure aimed at protecting the Estonian economy from unfair competition which is achieved by juggling the employment requirements, as well as at protecting foreign workers and students from employers or educational establishments that violate the law," "Over the past seven years, the number of misdemeanour proceedings carried out with regard to employers has grown considerably, even by 170 percent, reaching 134 cases in 2019. The most common violations concerning foreigners are those where an employer employs a foreigner who is lawfully staying in Estonia, but does not register his or her employment with the PPA or does not pay at least the Estonian average salary and labour taxes required by law" External link

err-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "One of the biggest loopholes is that a penalty that has already been enforced is treated as if it were expunged," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Declaring the sponsor unreliable is a preventive measure for protecting Estonia's economy from unfair competition achieved by scheming with employment conditions, and also to protect foreign workers and students from employers or educational establishments that are breaking the law," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we suddenly see that it isn't enough," External link

err-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In reality, Rail Baltic is not moving forward. Yes, there is land acquisition and some people are sitting around being paid big salaries. But the project is not moving. And that is largely because we have stopped it," External link

err-en Sunday, May 3, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The amendments to the Rescue Act, including the need for a crisis information service, did not emerge during the current emergency situation. We presented the legislative draft endorsed by the government to the Riigikogu back in December 2019, and it had been previously coordinated also with the Data Protection Inspectorate," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The provider of the crisis information service does not need and will never need access to a person's health information. To share information, it is only necessary to see whether, where and when aid has been provided to a victim in a crisis situation. We have seen during several previous crises that in a crisis situation people's need to get information and instructions from a single reliable source grows," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Today is a year for the government, and one of its agreed goals was to strengthen the border guard," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "The current emergency situation also demonstrates that the border guard must be in the vanguard, and be able to perform all its tasks regardless of the crisis," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It is important for Estonia that border control measures will be relaxed first and foremost with Latvia, Lithuania and Finland," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "From the Estonian experience, I can say that ensuring the daily cross-border movement of employees has not been easy. Throughout the crisis, Estonia and Latvia have kept the border for the movement of workers between home and work open, while the commuting between Estonia and Finland has completely stopped," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "A majority of the restrictions will be lifted before the emergency situation will end," External link

err-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We are doing everything we can. We have agreed, in principle, on how we will exit the crisis, but we don't know what the summer and autumn will bring and what will be the economic situation in three; in six months," External link

err-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "If the opposition politicians say that we don't have an exit strategy - our exit strategy has been written in detail and is more elaborate than the document you have seen. It also contains specific dates," External link

err-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "At the beginning of each week we discuss which restrictions can be eased, based on the data of previous weeks and the recommendations of scientists. Although the emergency situation will be extended, we will take a step closer to easing the restrictions in the next few weeks and then we will specify dates," External link

err-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "This decision has been made in order to ensure the smooth functioning of agriculture, which is obviously an important area for the Estonian society. The amendment will allow for foreign workers to continue working in Estonia until July 31 if their employer who engaged in agriculture wishes to rehire them and registers their short-term employment with the Police and Border Guard Board. " External link

err-en Monday, April 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We expect all our party ministers to act in accordance with the values ​​and views of party supporters, including on issues such as immigration, migrant labor, e-elections and the provision of postal services in rural areas," External link

err-en Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Raul Siem is a tried and tested person, he has a lot of political experience, and lengthy experience in the party and he is a person I trust through and through," External link

err-en Friday, April 17, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We expect all our party ministers to act in accordance with the values ​​and views of party supporters, including on issues such as immigration, migrant labor, e-elections and the provision of postal services in rural areas," External link

err-en Friday, April 17, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The extraordinary bonus was awarded for last year's work," "I indeed could have been smart and delayed the signing of the documents by a couple of weeks — then there wouldn't have been this kind of stirring up of a fuss. But I'm really nothing but impressed with their activities over the past month" External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We are learning every day; nobody's absolutely infallible," "All the links in the chain that engage in governing the state, combating the disease and saving lives are also learning as well" External link

err-en Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "For those foreigners who become unemployed here, I advise them to start looking for opportunities to return home immediately, rather than waiting for the visa or visa-free stay to expire or be declared invalid. By staying here without income, foreigners spend money that could be used to return to their home country and could thus end up in the European Union illegally in the future," External link

BalticTimes Friday, April 3, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "They must be able to fill vacancies. It can be seen that, over the last month, the number of registered unemployed among the Estonian population has increased dramatically. At the same time, employers have submitted applications for the use of foreign labor to a similar extent as unemployment has increased. I encourage employers to look at these figures and nevertheless look for ways to use more domestic labor. Our people are worthy of being offered jobs in difficult times with rising unemployment," External link

BalticTimes Friday, April 3, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Many have asked whether Estonia intends to ease the rules for bringing foreign labor to Estonia and its use. In the current difficult time, when our own fellow country people are short of jobs and there are more people every day who have lost their job, we must support the residents of Estonia. It must be possible for them to take up the vacant jobs," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We recommend employers to approach the Unemployment Insurance Fund for advice and recommendations," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "All things have their price tags and we need to consider them. No matter what path we take, we see that we have to go slowly: border control, enforcing movement restrictions. It requires resources which cannot be planned for only one or two weeks ahead, but maybe for months. We are not sure how long this pandemic will last because we do not know when we will be able to return to normal life. We cannot run out of breath in the first 100 meters, we might have a long run [ahead of us]" External link

err-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Crisis Committee ) : "The country needs to take very vigorous steps very quickly to clarify the seriousness of the situation in this information space and that the decisions of the Crisis Committee are enforceable, not just [seen as] a joke. That task is up to the police," External link

err-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We want to know where the gathering places are, we will react as needed," External link

err-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "There are many ways forward and we will not hesitate to use coercive measures when needed," External link

err-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We're inevitably a bit blind in this, learning how to get to understand the situation. We are trying to make the most optimal and fast decisions possible, but we also need to learn to live and adapt to this virus," External link

err-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme explained : "I think the fear that has been that everything you need, one way or another, comes from China, whether it's the antibiotic components of a handwash, or the spring in the liquid soap dispenser of same, it won't arrive that way," External link

err-en Monday, March 23, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "That is why we decided against such a drastic measure. That said, Tallink and Tallinn Airport have been good partners. The ferry operator will stop selling cruise tickets today, meaning that the number of so-called pleasure passengers will fall considerably," External link

err-en Friday, March 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It doesn't bother me at all, I think it should have been done in 2015" External link

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

Mart Helme said : "Europe is facing two rapidly developing crises, which are mutually aggravating one another. Even larger immigrant masses are headed to Europe from Turkey than in 2015, which is why Europe needs to be prepared for a new migration crisis in addition to curbing the spread of the coronavirus," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We want to be able to install them in all terminals, and on the agenda is being able to install them on the southern border at Ikla and perhaps also at Luhamaa," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 3, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Europe is facing two quickly developing crises which mutually reinforce one another," "Even bigger masses of immigrants than in 2015 are on the move from Turkey toward Europe, which is why in addition to containing the spread of the coronavirus, Europe must also be prepared for a new migration crisis" External link

err-en Monday, March 2, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme noted : "Upon the decision of the Government of the Republic of Estonia, it is possible to close the state border or establish an internal border control, if the Health board proposes it," External link

err-en Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "There are certain procedures at the Riigikogu and this time-frame, which I think closed today. Figuratively speaking, the hatches have been battened down and there's a storm coming – let's see what happens," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The responsibility is then likely to be shifted," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The pharmacies are likely to close. I am very concerned. Coronavirus is on its way, and when we close our pharmacies, it is more than just a closure" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Five years ago, this law was passed, and attempts have been made to amend it; the Reform Party itsself presented a more-or-less similar draft a year ago. I am very sorry they did not support it today. Unfortunately, their instincts for a free market economy evaporated today," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "As to Bolt, I have received signals from very competent sources that it has people driving taxis without the valid work permits or authorization to do so -- people who have entered the Republic of Estonia or on a visa-free basis, whereas they are not allowed to work here on this visa-free basis, and yet they are working as taxi drivers," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "As to Bolt, I have received signals from very competent sources that it has people driving taxis without the valid work permits or authorization to do so -- people who have entered the Republic of Estonia or on a visa-free basis, whereas they are not allowed to work here on this visa-free basis, and yet they are working as taxi drivers," External link

err-en Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In the United States cannabis use has been legalized in several states and they have a good overview of what it has led to. Cooperation and learning from each other on this matter will continue also in the future," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "While we would like to act in unison with the United States on 5G, we also have to keep in mind what the developments are in the European Union, as it is customary in Europe to find a consensus of different topics," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "In the U.S., cannabis use is legalized in many states and so they have a good overview of what it has led to. Cooperation and mutual learning on this issue will continue in the future," External link

err-en Monday, February 10, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme told : "Under no circumstances can we accept that dozens or hundreds of pharmacies in rural areas across Estonia will be shut down," External link

err-en Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It is a slight on us," External link

err-en Monday, January 20, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In order to come work in Estonia, they must have an Estonian employer and as a result, digital nomads often come to Estonia with a tourist visa, although they also wish to do remote work while staying here," "As digital nomads do not fall under the rules of classical work, the requirement of an Estonian employer prevents them from coming to Estonia and choosing a purposeful reason for stay in Estonia," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Digital nomads bring significant added value to the state by consuming goods and services and thereby having a positive impact on local business" External link

err-en Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The committee will be responsible for assessing the overall maintenance of the internal border and making decisions in order to remedy the situation," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added ( about Mart Helme ) : "I will not go to the reception either. I know several other ministers who will not go. [Interior minister] Mart [Helme] did not respond to her invitation to take coffee and discuss the political situation prior to Christmas. What for? What is there more to discuss?" External link

err-en Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme wrote : "In fact, we still have to ask ourselves very seriously he has done wrong towards the person making the invitation, that for the first time since regaining independence, the prime minister will not be attending the reception," External link

err-en Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "What has happened in Finland now still makes the hair stand on end," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 20, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Vladimir Ulyanov ) : "I would still recall Vladimir Ulyanov-Lenin's saying that every cook could become a minister, or words to that effect. Now we can see that a saleswoman has become a prime minister and some other street activists and uneducated persons have become members of the government there as well," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 20, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "Now we can actually see to some extent how the historical revenge of the reds on the whites, that is to say, the reds who wanted to liquidate the Finnish state already in the [Finnish Civil War of 1918], have now come to power and are now desperately trying to liquidate the Finnish state, make it a sort of euro-province which maybe will be called either Suomi or Finland as a territory but which, in fact, will be completely dragging behind that Fukuyama-style ideological philosophy of the end of history, so to speak," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 20, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “Now we can see that a sales girl has become prime minister and some other street activist and uneducated person has also become a member of the government,” External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “other street activists and uneducated people have also become government members” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

abc-au Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “Now we can see that a salesgirl has become prime minister and some other street activist and uneducated person has also become a member of the government,” External link

thehill Tuesday, December 17, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “Now we can see that a sales girl has become prime minister and some other street activist and uneducated person has also become a member of the government,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “That specific sentence about the Finnish prime minister, which you have interpreted as demeaning,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "That specific sentence about the Finnish prime minister, which you have interpreted as demeaning, I have actually interpreted as complimentary — as recognition that someone can work their way up from a low social standing to the peak of politics," External link

err-en Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme disse : “Agora, uma miúda das vendas tornou-se primeira-ministra e outros ativistas de rua e pessoas sem educação também se tornaram membros do governo [finlandês]” External link

observador Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see that a shop girl has become a prime minister and some other street activists and uneducated people have also become members of the government," External link

afp-en Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

news18 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : “Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet,” External link

nypost Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

france24-en Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:36:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

newshub Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : “other street activists and uneducated people have also become government members” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, December 16, 2019 11:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see how one sales girl has become a prime minister and how some other street activists and non-educated people have also joined the cabinet," External link

wsau Monday, December 16, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "That specific sentence about the Finnish prime minister, which you have interpreted as demeaning, I have actually interpreted as complimentary — as recognition that someone can work their way up from a low social standing to the peak of politics," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "I will not apologize to anyone," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "I did not offend anyone. You have insulted the people of Finland with your reports and articles. You have made a mountain out of a molehill. I have nothing more to say to you," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Francis Fukuyama ) : “Now, then, we can actually see to some extent how the ‘Reds’ are taking an historical revenge on ‘Whites’. In other words, the ‘Reds’, who already [in the Finnish Civil War in 1918] wanted to liquidate the Finnish state, have now come to power and are now desperately trying to liquidate the Finnish state; turn Finland into some sort of ‘europrovince’, which, as a territory, may still be called Suomi or Finland, but which in effect would drag completely behind the ideological philosophy of the so-called ‘the end of history’ [as written by Francis Fukuyama],” External link

news-am Monday, December 16, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Now we see that a little check-out girlie has become Prime Minister and some other uneducated street activist becomes an MP," External link

yle-en Monday, December 16, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In no way do I question the positive cooperation and friendship between Finland and Estonia. We are sister nations and will remain so. Differences of opinion between politicians do not affect our warm affection for the Finns," External link

yle-en Monday, December 16, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme wrote : "I find it necessary to clarify that by giving ratings to the new Finnish left-wing government on a talk show broadcast on TRE radio on December 15, I expressed not the Estonian government's views but those of our party's worldview," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Vladimir Ulyanov ) : "I would still recall [Soviet leader] Vladimir Ulyanov-Lenin's saying that every cook could become a minister, or words to that effect. Now we can see that a saleswoman has become a prime minister and some other street activist and uneducated person has also become a member of the government," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Something as unintelligible as what is happening in Finland has probably not happened there for centuries," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "One of the topics to be discussed at the meeting is the reform of the common European asylum system, with regard to which a compromise has yet to be reached," External link

err-en Monday, December 2, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Estonia's positions in international relations have remained unchanged and we support adhering to the present principle of the Dublin Regulation without the mandatory allocation of irregular immigrants," "What are rather held in Brussels today [Monday] are follow-up discussions, and no important decisions will be made" External link

err-en Monday, December 2, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Whether he will allow the prosecutor's office to go on functioning as the same kind of political instrument that evolved under Lavly Perling, or he will change things and transform it into a genuine instrument of law enforcement, not an instrument of political score-settling," External link

err-en Monday, December 2, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Internal security, law enforcement and migration policies are important areas that are close to my heart and where I consider it very important that the future deputy secretary general share my views on the development of this area," External link

err-en Friday, November 29, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Peterkop's committee drew a one-sided conclusion based on the materials it used," External link

err-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I do not doubt his (Peterkop's – ed.) impartiality, while I do perceive the cast of mind and logic of an Estonian state official who has too much influence," External link

err-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Peterkop's committee drew a one-sided conclusion based on the materials it used," "I don't doubt his impartiality, but I do see the sort of evidence of the mindset and logic of an official with too much power in the Estonian state" External link

err-en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The result of the hike was that foreign competitors started taking over international and later also domestic contracts from Estonian carriers. That is why I plan to propose a lower excise duty rate based on the results of the survey for the spring state budget negotiations," External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "You are spreading complete misinformation about looming muzzling of officials and that someone of high moral standards who reported corruption was removed. Do you have anything concrete on the minister? My information suggests you have nothing of the sort," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "We can say that this will ensure peace at the ministry. The new minister will not have to wage a war against their secretary general from day one," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "If the heads of two large NATO [member] states -- Trump and Macron -- have pointed out shortcomings in the Alliance's defense capability, it is impermissible for us to pretend that it doesn't concern us in Estonia. Ignoring facts in national defense is something we will later severely regret," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Jamestown Foundation ) : "Several US think tanks, most recently the Jamestown Foundation in October -- have been emphasizing since 2016 that the governance structure and forces of NATO in Poland and the Baltics are not sufficient to fend off a possible aggression. The situation needs to be improved quickly," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I think in that case, the coalition partners will meet and discuss the content and conclusions of the report together," External link

err-en Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Mart Helme ) : "I have full confidence in the commission created by Taimar Peterkop, and I think these trusted people are there. And if you ask us if we will replace Mart Järvik, I will answer you in two words: We won't," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We are also working on Plan B, which is what Estonia and the other Baltic States will do if Macron's words prove to be true," External link

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

Mart Helme noted : "We do not know exactly what the Americans intend to do. Our ministers have recently been to the US, which always talks about China. Very few people consider Russia as a topic," External link

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

Mart Helme noted : "We are worried about Russia. I said at the government meeting that we had to do everything to find out what the 'big guys' were going to do. Britain thinks about the security of the Baltic states but what happens after Brexit and what will happen in Germany after the end of Merkel's term. No one knows how much Merkel's end will change German foreign policy," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "Nobody knows what's going to happen next. That's why we need a Plan B, which doesn't mean we think Russia will invade Estonia," "I believe that Finland is interested in having an independent Estonia on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, not once again the Russian Empire," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "The threat depends on who is in power in Russia. There are two sides: if Russia has a dictatorship and is ruled hard, it means a military threat for Estonia. If Russia has a democratic government and there is a different kind of danger. Our relationship with Russia will always be complicated," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "However, it is clear that in a situation where a politically motivated criminal case has been instituted against the adviser, the minister will not be able to carry out his work normally. I applaud Arumäe for his decision to withdraw from the counseling agreement," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The Minister of Rural Affairs has done a very good job. The attacks against him must be taken as a sneaky information operation for the Reform Party and the Socialists," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "However, it is clear that in a situation where a politically motivated criminal case has been instituted against the adviser, the minister will not be able to carry out his work normally. I applaud Arumäe for his decision to withdraw from the counseling agreement," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The Minister of Rural Affairs has done a very good job. The attacks against him must be taken as a sneaky information operation for the Reform Party and the Socialists," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We want a workforce that is qualified, and brings us elevated added value, to come to Estonia, not cheap labor that essentially does shoveling work here," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We will also try to introduce the new foreign trade and IT minister candidate to him right away then," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "Now we need to get in touch with them and meet, and see if our chemistry is flowing and that their vision is similar. In that sense, it was a pleasant surprise," External link

err-en Friday, October 25, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I would also point out, dear journalists, that practically from the first day Kert Kingo took office, she has not been given a day's rest," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "She has always been under attack, has always had to comment on whether she speaks or does not speak English, whether she will travel abroad or not, whether she is working or not, or whether she is lying or not," "I think she was relieved to say: 'I can't work like that any more" External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The solidarity of the coalition is important and necessary to move things forward, but sometimes it so happens that one cannot support any and every passing thought," "This issue has been discussed in principle by coalition leadership, yes, and we have found that it would be reasonable," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "We have discussed dropping the plan in the coalition council and found it to be sensible," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We do not want to abolish exams at all cost in a situation where it is so unpopular and where we are not convinced it would be sensible ourselves," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The rest of the bill could stay," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "She was not able to convince MPs. People said that while what she said sounded beautiful, they do not believe it would work," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "Fundamentally, the Center Party is isolated in this matter," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I'm not entirely sure we understood what it would entail at the time," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In most member states, the national contact point of the European Migration Network is within the area of administration of the Ministry of the Interior or the Ministry of Justice," "The studies and analyses carried out via the migration network have been increasingly dealing with issues concerning internal safety and security. Such sensitive information exchange will work more effectively within the internal security domain" External link

err-en Sunday, October 20, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told ( about Donald Trump ) : "NATO is temporarily paralyzed, and this presents a complex problem for us. Big allies of small nations can get distracted by other matters. Donald Trump will be focused on his campaign in the years ahead," External link

globalsecurity Friday, October 18, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The rest of this bill could live on," External link

err-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme clarified : "At the principled coalition board, yes, this issue has been discussed and found to make sense," External link

err-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The rapid and professional action of the police prevented any escalation of danger to people in the vicinity," "I express my gratitude and respect to the courageous policemen involved in the incident. In just a matter of minutes, the officers was able to take control, eliminate the threat, and quickly ensure the safety of the area" External link

err-en Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I would not have taken such a step. I have not seen Madison, but I plan to ask him why he decided on this course of action," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "When we look at it, asylum seekers do not come to us from the Middle East or Africa, but from Ukraine. Second place was Georgia, then Moldova, and only then came Afghanistan and such countries," External link

unian-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In order to prevent the arrival of people whom we cannot accept and those we do not want to accept, we must take this position. We have long stated our position. As long as we, that is EKRE [the Conservative People's Party of Estonia], are in government, Estonia will not accept immigrants," External link

unian-en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "I have no idea about this. And I am aware that Endel Oja has left our party as of now," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : “I will wait for the report on Monday and then the next steps will follow. This has to be cleared to the public,” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, September 29, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : “A person has died and the circumstances of his death have to be investigated to the level of all details and they have to be presented to the public to avoid all doubts,” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, September 29, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I will wait for the report on Monday and then the next steps will follow. This has to be cleared to the public," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "A person has died and the circumstances of his death have to be investigated to the level of all details and they have to be presented to the public to avoid all doubts," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "Our symbolic absence is meant to demonstrate that we are not about to discuss this matter. We will not be pulled into debates. Estonia will not accept immigrants based on a central distribution mechanism," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It is clear the proposal will not be supported. It is also clear they will keep proposing it. Discussions will obviously resume at the next meeting in early October. And they will bring it up again," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We have approximately 14,000 hunters, 25,000 members of the volunteer Defence League (Kaitseliit), 3,000 police officers, and tens of thousands of people assigned to the [military] reserve, who have passed weapons training tactical exercises ," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The fact that young people took vain pictures afterwards means nothing; it does not mean any kind of threat to constitutional order or yourself when walking down the street," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "And when a provocative question is asked as to whether you are going to take to the streets and they response is they do not see a need for it right now, since they trust the interior minister, they trust the police, they trust the constitutional order, then all is well," External link

err-en Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Let us recall that one of our former prime ministers, too, received a threat that a horse's head would be put in his bed, which culminated in court proceedings and the person being convicted," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Reservists will be involved first and foremost in maintaining public order in situations where police presence needs to be increased and rotations need to be established in order to fulfill tasks," "Examples of such situations would include the containment of mass disarray, the defense of critical service objects, and the strengthening of border defense" External link

err-en Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In particular, we mean that we do not want foreign labor from third countries; first and foremost we are talking about Ukraine, of course, but that labor force is also being drawn into Europe today from Turkey and China. There is a clear political choice to avoid it," External link

err-en Friday, September 13, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We're going to root out everything that is draining the state budget, that isn't necessary and that was first included there maybe 15 years ago," "The Reform Party was in the government for 17 years, and in that time created a state that is fat, lazy and ineffective" External link

err-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme replied : "We're not taking away anyone's opportunity to remain in the second pillar," "Payments [into it] will continue if people decide not to leave the pillar. Poor people will have the opportunity to remain in the second pillar, and their investments will grow there, if you so claim. Wealthier people, however, will have the opportunity to grow their ow money if they can withdraw their savings from the pillar" External link

err-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme explained : "I wanted to point out that we have a very strong migratory pressure from the east," External link

err-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "come here like tourists but come here to work," "Unfortunately, we cannot abolish visa-free travel with Ukraine, but this is a topic on the table" External link

err-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Residence permits are obtained by those who can push the button first at the right moment," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Since the residence permits issued for the purpose of employment have been divided between the five fields with the biggest workforce shortage - healthcare, education, information and communications, manufacturing, transport and storage - it helps to bring in doctors, teachers, engineers and other specialists that are needed here the most," External link

err-en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Building the infrastructure is very important and a prerequisite for the establishment of a surveillance system. We are planning to make maximum use of the funds of the European Union to build the surveillance system," External link

err-en Friday, August 30, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Construction of the infrastructure is very important -- its is the prerequisite for the establishment of the monitoring system. For the monitoring systems we are planning to use European Union funds to the maximum extent," External link

baltic-course Friday, August 30, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "We drew the line under the topic," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told ( about Elmar Vaher ) : "I met with Elmar Vaher at 8 a.m.today; we spoke for half an hour, summarized the dispute that had arisen between us," External link

err-en Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme replied : "Of course not, and I don't understand this demand either," External link

err-en Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "There is nothing illegal in proposing a subordinate to resign from their position," "People talking about the rule of law being under threat are already in hysterics themselves" External link

err-en Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "All summer, the Reform Party tried to butter up the Centre Party in an attempt to get the Centre Party to ditch the government," "Now attempts are underway to increase internal tensions within the Centre Party, but this will fail as well. The Reform Party has taken things in a new direction, attempting to to clog up Estonian politics. To achieve extraordinary elections in cooperation with the president" External link

err-en Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Yes, 'is terminating' is correct, rather. Because I slightly overestimated, especially while on vacation, the speed of bureaucratic processes. Diligent officials are currently working to draw together a legally sound document and how quickly it will come -- either during my vacation or once I return to work next Wednesday -- I cannot say. In any case, it will come, that much is clear," External link

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

Mart Helme said ( about Elmar Vaher ) : "I also met him a few days ago in the ministry. The reason is very simple. Essentially, Elmar Vaher launched an information operation because, at our last meeting, we had a considerably heated debate on the internal defense reserve, the reorganization of the border guard, the management system of their structure. Here we also have -- let us say -- matters concerning the state secret. And now he has decided to drown all these things by spreading information to the media as though the government is demanding the abolition of 150 jobs," External link

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

Mart Helme said : "Essentially -- what is Elmar Vaher doing? Working against the government, working against the interior minister, not fulfilling what has been agreed upon in the coalition agreement. He explicitly told one of my advisers that he is not interested in what has been written in the coalition agreement, he is not planning to fulfill it. When we take all these circumstances into consideration, I should then be mum and quiet and accept it and say that 'no, Elmar Vaher is a nice man'?! Look, I am not that kind of a person. Is the ministry led by Interior Minister Mart Helme or are the ministry and government led by Elmar Vaher? Now this is a very fundamental kind of question, and I am nevertheless of the opinion that, when I went to government, I received the votes of about 10,000 people in the elections, which Elmar Vaher has not received," External link

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

Mart Helme added ( about Elmar Vaher ) : "The government has established an employment relationship with Elmar Vaher and the government can also terminate that employment. But, of course, I must convince all government members of that enough," External link

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

Mart Helme wrote : "Certainly, against the backdrop of all the political panic that has been occurring, I have to admit that I made the mistake of interfering so quickly and forcefully in the affairs of another ministry," External link

err-en Friday, August 16, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "There was a draft resignation document on the table. We see things like this every day: a piece of paper with a digital signature on it, but no one has in actuality signed it," External link

err-en Friday, August 16, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "Our meeting was not really a long one, but Elmar Vaher misrepresented it. First of all, I never said that his resignation request was due to the Rumm case. I asked him what he knew about it and if he was up to date. He explicitly said he had never heard of it. I took note of this denial," External link

err-en Friday, August 16, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "It's as though we've been living in two completely different worlds," External link

err-en Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The people of Estonia remember the difficulties that had to be overcome in order to leave a union we never wanted to be a member of. We were also prepared to endure hardships and setbacks. Choosing one's own path never comes without having to pay a price. I wish you strength and determination in the challenges facing you. I will always be ready to share the experience that Eastern Europe has to offer in restoring its sovereignty," External link

BalticTimes Friday, August 2, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "The people of Estonia remember the difficulties that had to be overcome in order to leave a union we never wanted to be a member of. We were also prepared to endure hardships and setbacks. Choosing one's own path never comes without having to pay a price. I wish you strength and determination in the challenges facing you. I will always be ready to share the experience that Eastern Europe has to offer in restoring its sovereignty," External link

BalticTimes Friday, August 2, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme wrote : "Estonia has always been able to count on Britain as one of its closest allies and friends," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Prevention of illegal migration and quick and efficient return of the people illegally staying in the country are of primary importance. Estonia is willing to discuss providing aid to the states of origin, but accepting people in need of international protection has to remain voluntary," External link

BalticTimes Friday, July 19, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Estonia is willing to discuss providing aid to the countries of origin, but the accepting of people in need of international protection must remain voluntary," External link

err-en Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Especially important is the development of various information systems and ensuring automatic data exchange between them," "In the fight against crime, we have to promote cooperation with non-EU states, improve the accessibility of electronic certificates, and ensure the opportunity to preserve and utilize internal data" External link

err-en Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "However, what will happen, and this largely thanks to the daring excise duty hike of the Finns, is that we will likely get back trips made by the northern neighbors and Estonia's tax receipts will definitely improve as a result of the excise duty cut," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "We are not starting any kind of an excise war and there are no new excise duty reductions planned," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "In order to promote the image of Estonia as an e-state, a digital nomad visa is to also be set up, as one of the first of its kind in the world; this will allow people with a web-based job, irrespective of location, to come to Estonia, stay here and work here on the basis of said visa," External link

err-en Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:15:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "What I can say is that our party (ie. EKRE) does not at the moment support the ESM's reform, assuming unity on the issue evaporates," "This is the current situation. But what the state of play will be when it comes to ratification, I can't right now say," External link

err-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "However, what will happen, and this is largely thanks to the daring excise duty hike of the Finns, is that we will likely get back the trips made by our northern neighbors, and Estonia's tax receipts will definitely improve as a result of the excise duty cut," "Claims that we have failed with our excise duty reductions are unfounded," External link

err-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added : "We are not starting any sort of excise war, and there are no new excise duty reductions planned," External link

err-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "In order to avoid the construction of some new Television Building for around €60 million, we should start scaling back the entire ERR group instead," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "If we take this comparison as an example, that the construction of a new television and radio building would cost approximately €60 million — renovating the old building would cost only €7 million," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "When you [Reform Party - BNS] have been deceiving people for 17 years and creating a situation in which many do not want to see you in power, you should express no confidence in yourself. But let us look at the text of this motion of censure. The charges against Marti Kuusik have collapsed, there is nothing. The presumption of innocence applies to everyone. There was no unlawful surveillance, so the accusations are totally unjust and wrong," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "As for damaging Estonia in media, defamatory information has been shared abroad foremost from Estonia," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I plan to be aggressive and act," External link

BalticTimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "I am not in favor of granting this exception. It creates a precedent where we can find ethnic Estonians from Siberia to Kamchatka and anywhere else," External link

err-en Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "When you ( the Reform Party-ed .) have been deceiving people for 17 years and creating a situation in which many do not want to see you in power, you should express no-confidence in yourself. But let us look at the text of this motion of censure. The charges against Marti Kuusik have collapsed; there is nothing. The presumption of innocence applies to everyone. There was no unlawful surveillance, so the accusations are totally unjust and wrong," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme added : "As for damaging Estonia in the media, defamatory information has been shared abroad, foremost from Estonia," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "I plan to be aggressive and act," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said : "Listen, for two and a half years we have heard how — and by the way, Maria-Ann Rohemäe has deceived and lied to us from the U.S. for two and a half years —" External link

err-en Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said : "This is appalling to me, this is unacceptable to me. I can in no way approve that some kind of child protection officials and some kind of representatives of women's organizations interfering in the internal matters of that family are already going to the door of that family," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Le Pen ) : "Essentially, Le Pen invited herself to visit us," External link

err-en Thursday, May 9, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Kristiina Ojuland ) : "We'll discuss whether or not to start negotiations, in which form, and with whom," "It's somewhat misleading to call the People's Unity Party Kristiina Ojuland's party, after all, the leadership and chairman have changed," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 8, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme told : "An emotionally fired-up woman can allow herself that," External link

news4jax Friday, May 3, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chairman67.74%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
chairman of ekre3.23%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
candidate16.13%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
presidential candidate6.45%EN09/27/201627/09/2016
candidate of ekre3.23%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
conservateur3.23%FR07/29/201329/07/2013
Names Lang Count
Mart HelmeEN93.42%
Mart HelmeFR6.58%


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Juri Ratas said ( about Mart Helme ) : “In the current situation, Mart Helme’s resignation is the only way for the government to continue its work, including foreign policy goals” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Juri Ratas said ( about Mart Helme ) : “In the current situation, Mart Helme’s resignation is the only way for the government to continue its work, including foreign policy goals” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 9, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Helme was sacrificed so that the government could continue, but it does not solve the whole problem. Mart Helme's resignation came too late and it is too little," External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote ( about Mart Helme ) : "A no-confidence motion in Mart Helme is planned for the new week. All MPs who vote against the motion or abstain can in effect be considered to condone their (the Helme's – ed.) positions, since then the minister will remain in office and continue to shame Estonia. Are there any boundaries?" External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote ( about Mart Helme ) : "A no-confidence motion in Mart Helme is planned for the new week. All MPs who vote against the motion or abstain can in effect be considered to condone their (the Helme's – ed.) positions, since then the minister will remain in office and continue to shame Estonia. Are there any boundaries?" External link

err-en Sunday, November 8, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Helme has repeatedly shown that he is not suited to a ministerial role," "If he continues in the post, he will continue to damage Estonia's relations and continue to be a real threat to both internal and external security; this type of person should be recalled from the position," External link

err-en Monday, October 26, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Helme's utterances to Deutsche Welle are another example of why EKRE should never have been included in the government. Intolerance, lies and causing harm to Estonia's reputation is all the current coalition is capable of," External link

err-en Friday, October 16, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Martin Helme said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Despite the criticism against him, over his past seven years as chairman, Mart has taken the party from 0 percent to nearly 20 percent support," External link

err-en Monday, June 8, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme added ( about Mart Helme ) : "I will not go to the reception either. I know several other ministers who will not go. [Interior minister] Mart [Helme] did not respond to her invitation to take coffee and discuss the political situation prior to Christmas. What for? What is there more to discuss?" External link

err-en Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Mart Helme ) : "We could offer also a tally of attacks by Mart Helme on members of the Riigikogu, attacks on different groups of people, insults to the left and right, yet we find that with his attack on the government of Finland and Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin alone he has harmed the relations between Estonia and Finland, the reputation of the Estonian state, degraded women and taunted ordinary working people," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 20, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas dit ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Helme a plus d'une fois nui à la réputation de l'Etat estonien, si nous le laissons à son poste de ministre, il pourra humilier l'Estonie encore plus et nous serons encore plus couverts de honte" External link

msn-fr Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Helme has repeatedly injured the reputation of the Estonian state, if we let him go on as minister, he'll be able to humiliate Estonia even further," External link

afp-en Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Taavi Roivas added ( about Mart Helme ) : "Helme's insult to the Finnish prime minister is an abomination and will greatly damage the across-the-water friendship," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Urmas Paet said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Today's speech by Mart Helme, a member of the Estonian Government, has seriously damaged Estonia's relations with one of our closest allies and friends, Finland," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar noted ( about Mart Helme ) : "There have been quite a few of these no-confidence votes (in addition to Ratas, a vote of no-confidence in interior minister Mart Helme at the beginning of June, and the motion against Järvik just a week and a half ago-ed.)," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mart Helme said ( about Mart Helme ) : "I have full confidence in the commission created by Taimar Peterkop, and I think these trusted people are there. And if you ask us if we will replace Mart Järvik, I will answer you in two words: We won't," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Katri Raik said ( about Mart Helme ) : "In a public address on Nov. 8, Minister of the Interior Mart Helme announced a serious crime against the rule of law," External link

err-en Monday, November 18, 2019 7:09:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Mart Helme ) : "Mart Järvik has proved that he is not able to hold this position," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:46:00 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

Elmar Vaher noted ( about Mart Helme ) : "I have had the opportunity to work with five interior ministers, and each of them has had their own style," "Today I understood [Helme's] style a bit better. And just as Mart Helme said, trust is also based on us having to speak more often" External link

err-en Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas concluded ( about Mart Helme ) : "Regarding the minister [Mart Helme], who is so careless when it comes to laws and ethics, the Estonian state cannot have any confidence in him, and in fact he should resign. Since Mart Helme is not going to do this, we wish to express our lack of confidence in him," External link

err-en Monday, June 3, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Mart Helme ) : "We haven't discussed this at party level yet, but there are certainly ten members of our Riigikogu group who have no confidence in Mart Helme or his party," External link

err-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Kersti Kaljulaid said ( about Mart Helme ) : "I don't see any reason to trust Mart Helme. He has shown in the first few days in office that he is not a person who should sit in the executive," External link

err-en Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Jaak Aab said ( about Mart Helme ) : ''What happened in the Riigikogu may have been a little demonstrative. But something sounds a bit off with Mart making this level of criticism. He didn't just criticize the president, but tagged all women with the generalization that they are 'over-emotional'. I certainly disapprove of that and the targeting of groups in society on the basis of gender or race,'' External link

err-en Friday, May 3, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT