Kaja Kallas

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Kaja Kallas said : "Until the spread of the virus has calmed down and while there aren't enough vaccinated people, we will have to continue making the effort together and following the rules we've agreed upon," External link

afp-en Friday, February 26, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The epidemiological situation is of great concern to everyone, especially due to the spread of new, more contagious strains of the virus. We must continue to coordinate restrictions between member states and speed up the introduction of vaccines" External link

err-en Friday, February 26, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The general principle is that the sectors that are about to be fully closed as a result of these restrictions should be provided with a measure" External link

err-en Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Considering the situation with COVID-19, in Estonia and also in Finland, considering we have new variants, I totally understand the decision of Finland in this regard. However, we discussed possibilities to make this travel possible again. One of the ideas is to make the people present the certificate of negative test before boarding the ferry," "That way, we could make sure that the virus doesn't travel across borders. So we are happy to cooperate on every level, but we can see that the numbers are as they are currently, and that is why we have to understand that we can't live a normal life right now. This is just the case, we need to get the numbers down" External link

err-en Friday, February 19, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "For now, we need to be cautious about the virus, also the new variants, the speeds of vaccinations. This has been my government's uttermost priority from day one," External link

err-en Friday, February 19, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Regarding COVID-19, we also discussed vaccination and especially developing a digital vaccination certificate for the future. I invited Finland to be part of the Estonia/WHO pilot project, and offered the trust framework of the vaccine certificate. " External link

err-en Friday, February 19, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The purpose of the restrictions imposed by the government is to ensure that our healthcare system can withstand the pressure, that our nurses and doctors would not be over-loaded and that is why we are forced to take the steps, so that the hospital network would not carry such a burden," External link

err-en Friday, February 19, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What are the processes, who is responsible for the processes, the different parts of work - who is responsible for logistics, who for lists, how they will communicate, how can we get it going smoothly, where there are vaccination centers and vaccinators," External link

err-en Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The finance ministry is looking into that agreement on how to terminate it," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I think the important thing, that still works best, is that people stay away from each other, wear masks indoors, wash their hands and so forth. Unfortunately, we have restrictions - no restriction is perfect and no restriction works completely, but we're discussing them tomorrow," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Strengthening the deterrence posture of NATO in Europe has been extremely important in the past few years; I would like to thank our allies for their presence in the region, be it in the form of the NATO [Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP)] battle group, air policing or other allied activities," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We're pleased that NATO is increasingly focusing on new challenges while also attaching great importance to collective defense in Europe. Maintaining allied unity is definitely important for us," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "Russia's conduct over the past few weeks has shown that their interest in developing relations with the West is not sincere," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is a vaccine like all the others," External link

err-en Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "But if the European Medicines Agency says that it is a good vaccine, it will be as good a vaccine for us as all others," "It should not be a political instrument, but people should get vaccinated," External link

err-en Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "France is an important ally for Estonia," "Our Defense Forces serve together in Mali and France's contribution to the security of our region is enormous. Over the past year, France has contributed to NATO's air defenses at Ämari and this spring they will return to NATO's battle group in Estonia" External link

err-en Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "For Estonia, Germany is a key partner and very good ally, with whom we cooperate in many areas," "Cooperation between European counties during the COVID-19 crisis was a challenge, but thanks to the efforts of all countries we will soon be coming out of the most difficult phase. Germany's role in this, especially last year during their [EU] presidency, was very important" External link

err-en Friday, February 12, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "I am increasingly convinced that the former Minister of Finance Martin Helme has not given the previous Prime Minister a good overview of the state budget. The state budget is not in a good position, therefore this proposal is not appropriate at the moment," External link

err-en Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "In its relations with China, Estonia prefers bilateral cooperation and operating in the EU 27+1 format that enables the development of relations on the basis of EU unity, based on the EU's common values ​​and interests. This also applies to the protection of human rights, including in China," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The government has just taken office and we are reviewing our policies. An Asia strategy is being finalized, which takes a more systematic and meaningful approach to cooperation with Asia and Asian countries. This also applies to different formats and participation," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Sergei Lavrov ) : "Announcing European diplomats are persona non grata during the visit, foreign minister [Sergei] Lavrov's cynical propaganda press conference and, in the context of the persecution of political opponents and arrests of peaceful protesters, is a good lesson for everyone who was under the illusion that today there is the possibility to enter a sincere dialogue with Russia and for a mutually beneficial relationship," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "In its relations with China, Estonia prefers bilateral co-operation and operating in the EU's 27 + 1 format, which enables the development of relations on the basis of EU unity, based on the EU's common values ​​and interests. This also applies to the protection of human rights, including in China," "The government has just taken office and we are reviewing our policies. An Asian strategy is being finalized, which takes a more systematic and meaningful approach to cooperation with Asia and Asian countries. This also applies to different formats and participation" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Alexei Navalny ) : "The sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is cynical and has nothing to do with the rule of law. Navalny and all arrested peaceful demonstrators and journalists must be released immediately. The European Union must act quickly and resolutely to protect human rights, and move ahead with imposing restrictive measures on Russia," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The new Estonian government shares common goals with Portugal -- we both focus, for instance, on combating climate change as well as the digital transformation," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will definitely receive answers about the situation concerning the hull, but I do not know whether we will find out the truth for good," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "The People of Belarus are not isolated in Europe. We #StandWithBelarus for human rights, freedom and democracy" External link

err-en Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will definitely receive answers about the situation concerning the hull, but I do not know whether we will find out the truth for good," External link

err-en Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If we start with positions that are important for the functioning of the state, such as the commander of the Estonian Defense Forces, or the president, then the number of these types of people is not very big" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "One option could be to only allow passengers with a negative coronavirus test result to board ferries. The same company is carrying out testing on both sides of the gulf, so it's possible Finland would also accept the results," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "Tallinn and the surrounding Harju county have managed the situation through regional restrictions. Elsewhere in Estonia, however, there were no similar restrictions, so people in other regions were still visiting spas, for example," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "I don't tend to hold grudges, " "I struggle to maintain resentments even if I want to. We're working very well together" External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "I'm prepared for a turbulent time. The whole of Estonia had the chance to witness the activities of the current opposition when they were in government. It gave us a pretty good idea of what they think of democracy and the rule of law," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "A government of convenience is better than a government of inconvenience," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "We have set a clear deadline for carbon neutrality (the year 2050) and aim to phase out the use of coal by 2035," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "I don't know who the next president will be," "However, according to political convention, the prime minister and the president must come from different parties, so I think it makes sense that the Reform Party does not nominate its own candidate in the elections this time," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia is not a place for money laundering and the new government takes the fight against suspicious transactions extremely seriously" External link

err-en Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Resolving this crisis is a priority for both of us. I am pleased that COVID-19 is on the right track in Lithuania in terms of controlling its spread. We are both concerned about the pace of vaccine deliveries because the only known way to win a pandemic is through rapid and widespread vaccination, " External link

err-en Friday, January 29, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I do not consider burning wood at these power stations the right thing; it is not good from the point of view of the Estonian forest ... [or] Estonian nature. It is basically not right, it does not serve the purpose that the use of renewable energy sources should serve" External link

err-en Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We are looking for a solution that is cleaner and more environmentally friendly," External link

err-en Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : “We will again build our relations with our allies, our neighbours, and we will try to restore our name as a good country to invest in,” External link

guardian Wednesday, January 27, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The first thing we are going to deal with is the health crisis," External link

wsau Monday, January 25, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “The first thing we are going to deal with is the health crisis,” External link

reuters-af Monday, January 25, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The first thing that we will address is the health crisis," External link

err-en Monday, January 25, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The plan is there, but we'll see if we reach an agreement," External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Firstly we will decide which party will get which positions, then we have to see who fits these positions and then we have to speak to the people and carry out a background check," External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We can't be completely sure, but we are moving towards it," External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Today we are discussing it. First, it should be discussed with the negotiating partner," External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are developing guidelines for ministers to avoid conflicts of interest, we will come up with a bill that also stipulates that ministers' advisers must declare their interests so that the picture is public and clear" External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The question is where their money comes from if it clearly influences political processes," "If we know who the funders are, then the picture becomes clearer in that regard - where the ideas are coming from, whether they are somehow biased, what the decision-making process is - that is the goal" External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The disclosure of political processes is good for the functioning of society at large. We agreed that we will increase transparency," External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are looking for a consensus across factions in the Riigikogu so that all family models receive equal protection. No one is going to change the concept of marriage, although different families should have the same rights," External link

err-en Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "However, the bottlenecks in acquiring citizenship have become clear. The goal for both of us is to create more Estonian citizens," External link

err-en Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The RMK's felling volumes are under state control, RMK should not cut as much, this could reduce the felling pressure" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "People there are very particular and very hard-working. There needs to be a new industry that needs people with similar skills" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "First of all, I need to obtain the prime minister's mandate (Kallas has been invited to form the new government by the head of state, but a coalition deal must be struck – ed.) so that the government can take action, and this [bill] could be even the first decision we make to move it forward quickly. I don't know what the deadline might be, but I expect it to progress in the normal way" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "If all kindergarteners study in Estonian, meaning they will not have a problem [with the language], there will be no problem in choosing an Estonian-language school from that point," External link

err-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We agreed on an action plan for education in Estonian, which starts from pre-primary education and lasts until the end of upper secondary school" External link

err-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We discussed how to bring young researchers to Estonian science and how to support doctoral studies more so that young researchers would choose this career more" External link

err-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We wish to definitely involve the Estonian defense industry if possible, considering that there are companies in Estonia that are dealing with these topics. The aim, on the one hand, is to ensure interior security, and to help restart the economy on the other," External link

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

Kaja Kallas explained : "We agreed that we will conduct a state budget revision to locate the places where we can make cuts," External link

err-en Monday, January 18, 2021 4:50:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are moving towards a balanced budget. We have clear differences of opinion when it comes to taxes, but since these are the crisis years, we have met each other in the middle and promise a tax peace" External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "Firstly, we will form the coalition on an equal basis, decisions will be made by consensus. It is a coalition that is looking toward the future," External link

err-en Friday, January 15, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Firstly, we will form the coalition on equal basis, decisions will be made by consensus. It is a coalition that is looking toward the future," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We will put together an action plan to exit the closure and what the steps will be," External link

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

Kaja Kallas noted : "We understand that we need a government that acts fast because we are in the middle of a health and economic crisis. We are doing it as soon as possible. In discussions today (Thursday - ed.) we held to the schedule and moved at a good pace. There will certainly be tougher topics where it will be harder to reach an agreement, where we are on different positions," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We can delve into the content more when we start putting together the state budgetary strategy for the next four years in March. We will then have a better picture of state financing. We are aiming at having the coalition agreement relatively general, we cannot go into the details. We can argue over concrete topics for the budgetary strategy," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We first need to deal with the problems we are facing and then other topics. This does not mean we will not discuss the topic," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "The Center Party is in a situation where it should do some self-reflecting," External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "However, I believe that no matter what the new coalition will look like, no party in the Riigikogu will seriously take on this issue. This would be a matter that would need a proper change in the state of Estonia, but unfortunately, I do not see any will for change in the Riigikogu at the moment," External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Of course, we will discuss forming the new coalition with everybody in the corridors of the Riigikogu. I think that now, as the president has said, that she will propose it to me, the Reform Party will be the one to choose who will participate in the negotiations," External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Today, we saw a major violation of the Constitution and the Rules of Procedure and Internal Rules Act in the constitutional committee," External link

err-en Monday, January 11, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Firstly, the protests the committee has received from many MPs who have not been able to present their proposals should be looked at, but we will see what the coalition's plan is," External link

err-en Monday, January 11, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "All of our MEPs proposed a 'no' answer to them, because we have said that we are going to have a 'no' campaign anyway. If someone were to vote in, we could still do a 'no' campaign," External link

err-en Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "What is taking place, is a severe violation of law. MPs can't ask questions, debate. Reform Party MPs are definitely protesting to the board," External link

err-en Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The sign is a creation by the head of the committee which counts time on how long a member of the Riigikogu can talk. This is against the law," External link

err-en Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Everything is relevant; if you compare them with the question what the coalition wants to ask, then all these questions carry equal weight," External link

err-en Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Since our goal is to prevent this planned referendum, which is at the same time meaningless, ridiculous and cruel, we have prepared nearly 3,500 amendments" External link

err-en Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Generally, we have nothing against referenda. The opinion of the people can be sought in matters of national importance; however, what is being offered to us now is not an issue of national importance," External link

err-en Monday, December 14, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Why do we need to divide our families? What is it good for? Who does it benefit? What is made better if we tell some people that their family is not right? Let us please cancel this referendum," External link

err-en Monday, December 14, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "On Saturday, we learned that 760 more people had contracted the coronavirus. The prime minister apparently deems the referendum a more important issue, however. I find it embarrassing that the Riigikogu, instead of focusing on topics that concern everyone, is trying to pick a fight over a completely unimportant issue," External link

err-en Monday, December 14, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The planned referendum is pointless, ridiculous and cruel. There is no point in polling people about a regulation that already exists," External link

err-en Monday, December 14, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is clear that he will not get votes for that," External link

err-en Saturday, December 12, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I also urge other party leaders to send the same message to their supporters. Let us behave responsibly," External link

err-en Friday, November 27, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

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

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

Kaja Kallas added : "The education minister's decision today clearly stands apart from the political culture of late. In summary, Estonia deserves a government where policy goes beyond addressing fallout from scandals to reach solving problems the country faces," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "Today, we can say with confidence that the Isamaa and the Center Party made a mistake," "With each passing day, this mistake is becoming increasingly painful to see for all of us. Hundreds of thousands of Estonians feel shame, sadness and pain from all this. By the way, the well-being of EKRE's main supporters have not improved at all either, under the current government. The government does not pay the slightest attention to the real problems of these people. How long will those spewing invective rejoice in the knowledge that even if we do nothing else, we at least cause hurt?" External link

err-en Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "Mart Helme's departure is half the battle. But Martin Helme must also be held responsible for his words. That is why we will submit a motion of no confidence in Martin Helme at 3 p.m.," External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 5:39:00 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 added ( about Martin Helme ) : "Estonia has already suffered a great deal of damage and, unfortunately, will continue to do so while EKRE is in government. Martin Helme participated in the same radio program and claimed that there had been falsification in the U.S. elections and agreed with what was said," 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 : "Any question thus raised by the government is to an extent a vote of confidence in that government," External link

err-en Sunday, November 1, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We just saw at a government press conference that there was no higher attention turned on these so-called statements to send people out of the country . There have to be sanctions if these statements have actual consequences on peoples' lives, health and public order" External link

err-en Monday, October 26, 2020 10:50:00 AM 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 : "The hatred toward minorities will not disappear, some groups are just attacked. In addition, one party not following the Constitution will also not disappear. Reform has reached out a helping hand to make a different government without EKRE" External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "The weekend is a good time for pondering over this. I hope that Juri Ratas will pull himself together and for once act like a prime minister and release Mart Helme from his ministerial position," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "The moment the Center Party invited EKRE into the coalition, it subscribed to EKRE's values. The prime minister is free to forever go on citing the coalition agreement in his tragicomic manner, promising to deliver a coherent society. This text and the word of the prime minister lost all meaning a long time ago. Another week, another scandal, another hollow apology by Jüri Ratas," "We've all known for a long time that Mart Helme is not fit to be a minister. What no one comprehends, however, is how the prime minister fails to see the bigger picture and understand the extent of the damage caused to Estonia. I don't think that any premier would actually want a morally ruined Estonia, exhausted from its own intolerance, to be their legacy," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We have begun drafting a motion of no confidence and collecting signatures to the motion," External link

err-en Monday, September 21, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "It is important for us that Martin Helme, who in our opinion is causing great damage to the Estonian state, should stop causing said damage; thus we are doing it at the earliest opportunity," External link

err-en Monday, September 21, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas asked : "Why does the Prime Minister trust the Minister of Finance, who has been repeatedly lied, rather than the Foreign Intelligence Agency?" External link

err-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We should start with the fact that the average pension should be exempt from income tax, because now the planned increase in the pension means that 20 percent of this pension will be taken away from many who go beyond this income tax minimum," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "This governing coalition has not shown much that they have read or got to know the constitution, but I would advise them to do so regarding this referendum," External link

err-en Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "Martin Helme himself has said, / --- / that being caught lying would end a politician's career quickly. Now we expect the Minister of Finance to act on his words, because he has obviously been caught lying [about the lack of warning over the law firm]," External link

err-en Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have serious doubts that at least some of the government's financial aid decisions do not meet the conditions set out in the explanatory memorandum to the draft supplementary budget for 2020, nor is it possible to see a unified line in government decisions," External link

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

Kaja Kallas wrote : "Ambassador Harri Tiido has represented the Estonian state for many years, and such an experienced person leaving the post of ambassador surely a thought-through decision," External link

err-en Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote ( about Martin Helme ) : "I listened to Martin Helme's Vikerraadio interview relating to the EPL article and was amazed by his arrogance," External link

err-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "In their words, Isamaa and EKRE are both right-wing parties, but in their deeds they are not, if one looks at the government's actions," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "Secondly, I found it interesting to read all these ideas - for instance they want a uniform tax system. All of this is also what the Reform Party stands for," External link

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

Kaja Kallas told : "It is terrible what China is doing to the Uighur people. The parallels one can draw with Nazi Germany and the Jews are frightening," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas asked : "Likewise – if Europe fails to address human rights that form one of its foundations and core values, who will?" External link

err-en Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The conditions on which China gets to grow its influence are completely different from those in Europe," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If we look at it from the outside - how the government is throwing accusations at each other, then the personal wounds that hit deep are created by themselves and they will damage the government's cooperation. " External link

err-en Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Attempts are being made to stuff [the strawberry farmers' - ed.] mouths with taxpayers' money, so to say," "It is a little too late for the strawberry farmers. 50-60 thousand tons of strawberries per company have already gone to waste. Imagine an entrepreneur who has created a life's work and now has to look at how the harvest is destroyed. It is very painful and even more painful is that the government, via the mouth of the finance minister, is also mocking these entrepreneurs and being arrogant with them," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I emphasize that this is a problem caused by the government itself," "They did not allow the use of the additional workforce that these companies needed. What was previously allowed, they forbade and this damage occurred. And now we all have to pay for it! This is definitely not right," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The government makes very stupid decisions with consequences, economic damage. And now taxpayers have to pay for the government's stupid decisions," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Our 'misfortune' is, of course, that our roster is very long - we have a lot of good people. When attracting politicians to one's ranks, the question always arises as to how they can stand out among us" External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We have indeed received an average of one membership application per week since the end of the year. The reason is people's growing dissatisfaction with the political situation, as the hope of change compared to the previous elections was unfortunately not fulfilled" External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "The donation was made in January and no questions were asked, even their secretary general said they see no reason to contact the donor. In April, when everyone found about the donation and the Political Parties Financing Surveillance Committee (ERJK) started asking questions, things were put into motion and a bill was presented to remove ERJK totally. /.../ If the Prime Minister can not tell the truth to his people, he should step back," "After the prosecuter's office has taken their respective steps next week, we'll make a decision. We certainly won't exclude no-confidence as an option," External link

err-en Monday, June 8, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "In general, common debt carries with it a number of risks. It depends a lot on the details of how it is still to be put together. And according to current information, there are still a lot of unclear points," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "When this comes to us for discussion at the Riigikogu, then we will form a position very clearly," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The last weeks of the emergency situation are characterised by political discouragement, conflicting messages and completely incidental approach to easing of restrictions. It is obvious that at one point, the government members ran out of ideas. Political competition and the partisan fear of losing face paralyzed its activities," External link

err-en Monday, May 18, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There has been too much chaos in the government in recent weeks. Conflicting messages about face masks, testing, easing restrictions, exiting the crisis have become the rule. Reasonable suggestions are not listened to, one's own wisdom is blindly believed," External link

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

Kaja Kallas added : "Also, considering that several members of the government have refused to appear before Riigikogu committees, saying that they do not have time for parliament; in a parliamentary state this should not be the case that the government simply does things on its own," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "In these circumstances, the ministers should respond to the parliament within four working days," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We cannot forget that Estonia is a small country with an open economy. Our entrepreneurs need labor, and they also need export markets. Undemocratic and illegal restrictions on foreign labor have nothing to do with the emergency situation," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "This crisis will likely be a marathon, not a sprint, and we must not use up all our financial resources in the first two months," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "In the next phase of the crisis, support measures must be targeted, such as the temporary acquisition of a stake in a major company or infrastructure investments," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have been the country with the best finances in Europe, which is why the current government can issue and the next day take out a loan of €750 million . We must maintain this capability for the future," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Offering loan guarantees and working capital to companies via KredEx, plus support measures aimed at ensuring people's income through the Unemployment Insurance Fund (Töötukassa) and Health Insurance Funds (Haigekassa) are absolutely correct. It is important that these measures are made without excessive bureaucracy, and reach people and businesses quickly," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We are ready to accept this supplementary budget, we are ready to come out in support of it," External link

err-en Monday, March 30, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We are ready to discuss it in committees, but we are not prepared to approve anything blindly," External link

err-en Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I recognize the government's decision to declare an emergency situation and I second to the position of the prime minister that the state alone is unable to put a stop to the spread of the coronavirus," External link

err-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The Reform Party is ready to work together with the government in the Riigikogu in order for us to find fast and effective solutions that would offer security to business operators and employees. Be it targeted emergency aid for specific sectors of the economy, more flexible sickness benefits and allowance for staying away from work, allocation of additional money to healthcare, or tax breaks coupled with loan guarantees," "Crisis is a time for political unity, and it's important that Estonia make decisions in a timely and forward-looking manner. In this way we can reduce the number of disease cases and mitigate economic hardships," External link

err-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are asking for the board of the Riigikogu to stand for the honor and dignity of the Riigikogu, not to allow such shameful practices, and to ensure that the minutes of the committees fairly reflect the course of the MPs' debates," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "At the same time, at the sitting, no committee member was able to present the arguments presented in it. This is such a shameful episode that we submitted a protest regarding the matter to the board of the Riigikogu," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "All in all, the majority of the constitutional committee voting a unilateral position drawn up by a lawyer for the Ministry of Finance as the stance of that committee is disgraceful and can be considered an incorrect reflection of the committee's course of discussion," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Coronavirus is destroying the global economy and financial markets, and it is clear that these effects will sooner or later be transmitted to Estonia, which has an open economy," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Political consensus and joint action are needed to deal with the spread of the virus and the possible economic downturn. I am offering all parties discussion; ideas on how to cope better as a society in uncertain conditions," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Our pensioners are becoming victims of Ratas' income tax system," "Beginning in April, 184,000 pensioners will have to start paying income taxes, as their pensions exceed the exemption. In other words, there are increasing numbers of people who cannot utilize it" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This is sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy: The wholesalers are not taking steps in the hope that the law will be changed, and are threatening the Riigikogu, on the basis that steps by them have not been taken, with the closure of pharmacies," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The Riigikogu should allow the pharmacy reform to take effect, then look at how the transition is taking place, and interfere if necessary when problems really arise, and taking into consideration the actual situation, problems and substantive needs, not lobbyists' horror stories. The current pharmacy reform is not ideal. There are definitely several aspects to it that are problematic, but canceling the whole reform does not make sense," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If an organization that looks like a nonprofit representing the community sits down with us but is actually funded by a company that has specific financial interests in mind, it is not fair," External link

err-en Friday, February 21, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I have no reason to believe we would nominate someone else," External link

err-en Friday, February 21, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are very interested in what the Center Party's position is on this matter," "We will discuss this with our parliamentary group once the new week of sittings begins. We will all come together, having read the bill, and decide on our position" External link

err-en Friday, January 31, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I very much hope that once the fruits of this so-called reforms have come, when there will need to be a significant increase in taxes or a significant increase in immigration, the leaders of those same parties [behind the bill] will also be able to answer the question why we have reached this point" External link

err-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If we want people to save for their retirement, it shouldn't make sense to spend that money right away," External link

err-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "During the election campaign, I got letters telling me to cut my hair shorter, wear pant suits, use a lower tone of voice, perhaps get some glasses… You read them and think that the person's mindset is that because a leader is supposed to be a great big man with a low voice, looking at you, you don't fit the mold – that there's something wrong with you," External link

err-en Sunday, January 26, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas adds : "When you criticize the other side's position, you are told not be so mean, that no one likes mean women. What do you mean? I'm explaining my position and using argumentation to make my point. However, men hear no such criticism. At least not that I have noticed," External link

err-en Sunday, January 26, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas recalls : "There was a party chairmen debate before elections, and before me, it was Jüri Ratas' turn, and he just kept on talking and talking. When it was my turn, I was very quickly told to wrap it up. I said that it seemed others were given more time and that time suddenly seems to be flying by. " External link

err-en Sunday, January 26, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "Finance Minister Martin Helme does not even conceal that this is the government's goal, because he believes the government must have political control over the activities of state-owned companies," External link

err-en Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I have experience [of working] in the European Parliament that shows an assistant helps get the job done. But then there has to be a lot of work to do. Right now, there are very few drafts from the government and the opposition is immediately voted down. It may be that now there is no need for assistants. If there was a government doing its job there would be more work to do in the Riigikogu" External link

err-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Help would be needed for things that don't necessarily have to be done by a member of the Riigikogu," External link

err-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will certainly put up a big fight over the pension pillar, which is already in the Riigikogu, and we know that there is interest in turning the pharmacy reform on its head again," "We will have to wrestle with that" External link

err-en Monday, January 6, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I'm glad that Estonia was elected as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. Getting there was ultimate mastery in foreign policy, and great respects go out to our diplomats and the president for that. The position enables us to raise the foreign policy clout of Estonia over the next two years and be larger than our borders," External link

err-en Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:55:00 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 acusou : “O ministro da Administração Interna ofendeu o governo finlandês e atacou pessoalmente a recém-nomada primeira-ministra finlandesa” External link

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

Kaja Kallas wrote : ''It is so embarrassing for the Estonian government to act this way towards the Finnish people, the Finnish Prime Minister, and women". '' External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "If Jüri Ratas is in charge of this government, then he has until tonight to submit a proposal for the removal of Mart Helme from office to [President Kersti Kaljulaid at] Kadriorg," "If he fails to do so, we will be forced to initiate a no-confidence motion against Mart Helme" External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This undermines public confidence in both the government and their institutions and, in the end, undermines the rule of law, which is dangerous," External link

err-en Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "The prime minister is still responsible for the chaos in the government, so there is reason to distrust him," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said ( about Secretary General ) : "The Prime Minister himself ordered a report from the Secretary of State, which stated that Secretary General Lemetti was telling the truth. However, a civil servant who stood for the truth can be punished by today's government's decision before minister Järvik, [involved in] a corruption scandal, is removed," External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "As a result of a political agreement, Mart Järvik has been forced out due to several violations, yet the government will hand over €30,000 in prize money where everywhere else they are looking to make cuts," External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I'm not ready to go to government if Jüri Ratas is prime minister. Looking at everything he has accomplished in the role, Jüri Ratas as prime minister would sell Estonia [up the river], as soon as he could, to continue as prime minister, and I think this is not in Estonia's interests," External link

err-en Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Their motive is getting bigger, the feeling of impunity is getting worse. The boundaries have already been pushed a long way," "Anonymity needs to be removed from these people, and hopefully it will work" External link

err-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Those who have children or young people at home know already for long what is the thing that they are truly concerned about. To those who have no children I can say that this is concern about our environment. The bad thing is that there actually is no good liberal solution for climate topics," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Rather than imposing new restrictions, we must invest in future economy instead, which enables an increase in the quality of living. In my opinion Estonia should see an opportunity in climate neutrality to raise the competitiveness of our economy through clean and thereby cleaner energy, conclusively abandon oil shale electricity and invest in sustainable transport and living environment. Estonia has been ahead of its time developing the digital state. For that we needed bold decisions and prompt reaction to the changes taking place in the world around us. Let us imagine Estonia having dragged its feet on developing the e-state back then and finding reasons for not doing it," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Our child of concern is, of course, Ida-Viru County. We should start by admitting that investing in shale oil is not wise and we must work hard to make the necessary industrial turnaround in the area. Instead of investing €600 million in shale oil, that money should be invested in a way that will bring about lasting change," External link

err-en Friday, November 15, 2019 1:31:00 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

Kaja Kallas written : "Instead of acting offended at each of my statements or actions, Jüri Ratas could instead focus on how his coalition partner humiliates him almost on a daily basis," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "Looking at all the statements that [EKRE leaders] Mart and Martin Helme have taken towards Jüri Ratas, if he can work with them, he will eventually be able to survive my musings. Having said that I have considered the acts, and never have I wanted to attack him personally," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The ethical choices can only be made by the government itself, only the prime minister," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Raivo Aeg ) : "If one considers Ismaa's leader saying that Järvik must take political responsibility ... Minister of Justice Raivo Aeg has made it very clear how the rural affairs minister has favored private interests over public interests, so how could they vote against this motion of censure? I really don't see them looking at themselves in the mirror when things are clear," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "This is drama added by Jüri Ratas himself, to draw attention away from the scandal of the Minister of Rural Affairs and attacks by the Minister of the Interior on the prosecutor's office," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "If all his ministers were to do this, he'd let them have at it, as that's the only way he can continue to be prime minister," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I'm not ready to go to government if Jüri Ratas is prime minister. Looking at everything he has accomplished in the role, Jüri Ratas as prime minister would sell Estonia up the river, as soon as he could, to continue as prime minister, and I think this is not in Estonia's interests," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I'm not prepared to be in a government if Jüri Ratas is the prime minister. Looking at everything he has accomplished in his time as prime minister, Jüri Ratas as prime minister would sell Estonia as soon as he could to continue as the prime minister, and I do not think it's in Estonia's interest," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is serious suspicion that the minister has acted in the interests of his adviser's clients, repeatedly lied to the public, and put pressure on independent officials and agencies" External link

err-en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There are a number of reasons for removing Minister Jarvik from office. There is serious suspicion that the minister has acted in the interests of his adviser's clients, repeatedly lied to the public, and put pressure on independent officials and agencies. Under normal circumstances, the minister of rural affairs should actually resign himself, but we can see that this government is accepting lying and attacking those telling the truth. Thus, I hope that the censure motion against Mart Jarvik will also be supported by those coalition members who stand for a rule of law and are against corruptive collusion," External link

err-en Monday, November 11, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The question time [on Wednesday] wasn't really indicative of this," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Before the election, the finance minister was very vocal about money laundering," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Friday, October 25, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Before the election, the finance minister was very vocal about money laundering," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Before the election, the finance minister was very vocal about money laundering," External link

wsau Friday, October 25, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Democracy is built on trust. That is why such a person is unfit for the ministry," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Rigid formal restrictions have set massive obstacles on the path of fledgling companies, and this money is lost for Estonia. The amendments will increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of Estonian limited companies as a form of enterprise in the European Union," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We cannot not react to this," "If we do not react, then we ourselves are just as guilty in this change in politics that is currently going on" External link

err-en Friday, August 30, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We just finished polishing the text and making arrangements with the Social Democrats (SDE), and now we're going to start asking for signatures," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "As I said, we intend to issue a motion of no-confidence in the prime minister. How can I be in his government?" External link

err-en Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "When you undertake something, you do it to succeed," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "When you undertake something, you do it to succeed," External link

err-en Saturday, June 8, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Helme has used a white supremacist hand gesture and along with his party has welcomed Marine Le Pen, thus damaging Estonia's reputation. On May 2, Helme called President Kersti Kaljulaid 'an emotionally heated woman,' thus offending, in addition to the president, also other women," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "Helme has used a white supremacist hand gesture and along with his party has welcomed Marine Le Pen, thus damaging Estonia's reputation. On May 2, Helme called President Kersti Kaljulaid 'an emotionally heated woman,' thus offending, in addition to the president, also other women," External link

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

Kaja Kallas added : "We are also in contact with members of the coalition, to see if we can get support from there also," External link

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

Kaja Kallas told : "The no-confidence motion is complete and we have the signatures for it," External link

err-en Friday, May 31, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “He threw all his values down the drain just to remain [prime minister],” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The prime minister and the president obviously have more information than everybody else, than us who read about this specific case in the media," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "If Juri Ratas was the prime minister of this government, he would say that there is no place for a person like this to serve as a minister in his government, no such trust. When, in fact, the government is led by someone else whose word has bigger weight, the new minister is able to continue despite new and new actions demonstrating his unsuitability coming to light," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "On Monday, every MP will have the opportunity to assume a stance and decide whether Estonia will be carried forward by values that the IKE [Isamaa, Center Party and Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE)] government is based on, or the principles offered by us. Every MP is free in their mandate. Every MP will have time over the weekend to discuss with their voters and their own conscience what one or another decision will bring along for the future of Estonia," External link

BalticTimes Monday, April 22, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "The values we built this country on are under threat," External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 15, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I will not become prime minister today," External link

err-en Monday, April 15, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will not be able to form this coalition — not with just the two of us," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Secondly, I believe that it is possible to establish foundations of governance for Estonia that are more substantive, ambitious and forward-looking, where the focus is not on preventing madness but on carrying out activities that move Estonia forward. I have also invited the Social Democratic Party (SDE) to establish the foundations of governance," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "While forming the IKE [Isamaa, Center Party, Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE)] coalition took three weeks, my wish is to get things done in one work week," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is clear that the planned government and the rhetoric of its members have aggravated many in the society. I think that it is time for us to close the trenches of the election battle and stop the aggressive rhetoric. It is now important to look at the themes substantive for Estonia -- we have major problems in the state's finance, regional inequality, Russian-language education and healthcare. We wish to put together a foundation of governance that addresses these problems," "I have taken into consideration the fact that we may not have enough support in the parliament. My wish is to address the members of the parliament and potential government. I want to emphasize to them that when it comes to power games, one must not forget the substance and dignity of politics. I think that with SDE, we are able to offer many thoughts that could find support among Center Party and Isamaa members," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We know that there are many of those among Center Party and Isamaa members and MPs who are not satisfied with the IKE coalition to be established. As an MP is free in their vote and must follow their conscience, we hope that voters will also appeal to the conscience of their elected MPs. How any given MP will vote must be asked from each MP separately," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : ''Although under the terms of the constitution, I have 14-days in which to form a coalition, I don't intend to use all of that time. I will do this within a working week'' External link

err-en Friday, April 5, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "The meeting [with SDE] was very constructive, with great energy, and we talked about how we could move forward as soon as possible, about our concerns, put together a timetable, ways to obtain the information we need during the week and to take action to put together a positive alternative," External link

err-en Friday, April 5, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Second, I believe that a basis for the government of Estonia can be put together that is more comprehensive, more ambitious and more directed towards the future, with a focus not on avoiding the worst, but on doing the things that get Estonia ahead," External link

err-en Friday, April 5, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas repeats : "I am going to give you three reasons to vote for the Reform Party: because it can guarantee that Estonia will not be a country closed in on itself, but one that is open and that will move forward; because the party will also guarantee freedom and not make the State its priority and finally because it will turn Estonia into a country where fighting for a better life is not reprehensible, where everyone can develop as he wants and where taxation is simple and fair," External link

robert-schuman Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "I have thought that, indeed, if the price is the question, who is prime minister, then perhaps the ambitions of one person are too high a price to pay,'' she said. At the same time, Ms Kallas was quick to add a caveat. ''I am also thinking the converse: If I were to make that proposal, ie. Say 'fair enough, let's do it, and I give it up', do you really believe that Jüri Ratas would accept? Second, I do not have the mandate to surrender on behalf my party and voters first thing before the start of negotiations," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "However, there are a lot of people in those parties, which are around the table there, who are really doubting the rightness of this coalition for Estonia, meaning these are people who must ultimately push a button -- either vote against our more positive alternative or vote in favor of this alternative," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We are constantly communicating with the Social Democrats, the interest of both of us is that this coalition is not born and the opposition of namely both of us is relatively similar on the basis of values and we are in communication with regard to how we can do these things better together," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "However, there are a lot of people in the parties currently around the table who are really doubting the suitability of this coalition for Estonia, meaning that these are people who ultimately have to push a button — either vote against our more positive alternative, or vote in favour of this option," External link

err-en Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are constantly communicating with the Social Democrats," "The interest of both of us is that this coalition is not formed, and the opposition of namely both of us is relatively similar in terms of values, and we are in communication in regards to how we can do these things better together" External link

err-en Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "We are open to all parties," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "An agreement is always a balance of the parties' interests. We are open to doing that," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will speak with everyone with whom it has proven possible to speak with," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Our next steps will be communicating with the members of the Center Party and Isamaa to avoid this coalition becoming a reality," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We absolutely exclude the [possibility] of including EKRE in the government," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "Our offer [to the Center Party] was very clear -- a partnership on an equal footing," "The only way this offer could get any better would be if we offered [Ratas] the prime minister's seat," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have received a very large mandate from the voters for the tax plan, which is the position we are following," "This is the issue we cannot back away from," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : “Yes, our views are somewhat different, but Estonia has always had a coalition government, and we believe we can reach an agreement to reflect both supporters’ views,” External link

iran-daily Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : “EKRE is not a choice for us,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, March 4, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “EKRE is not a choice for us,” External link

eurojewcong Monday, March 4, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas explained : "We are not launching negotiations yet, but rather getting a feel for common ground that we share," "I'd rather not highlight anyone in particular; I'd like to see with whom we have the most in common" External link

err-en Monday, March 4, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas déclaré : "EKRE n'est pas un choix pour nous" External link

levif Monday, March 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I have to admit I prepared two speeches,” External link

unian-en Monday, March 4, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas déclaré : "EKRE n'est pas un choix pour nous" External link

larepubliquedespyrenees Monday, March 4, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "Now the real work begins to put together the government and start running the country with common sense," External link

vietnamnews Monday, March 4, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "EKRE is not a choice for us," External link

vietnamnews Monday, March 4, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : “EKRE is not a choice for us,” External link

arabnews Monday, March 4, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "Now the real work begins to put together the government and start running the country with common sense," External link

business-standard Monday, March 4, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "EKRE is not a choice for us" External link

business-standard Monday, March 4, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "Now the real work begins to put together the government and start running the country with common sense," External link

france24-en Monday, March 4, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "EKRE is not a choice for us," External link

france24-en Monday, March 4, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas déclaré : "EKRE n'est pas un choix pour nous" External link

la-croix Monday, March 4, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "EKRE is not a choice for us," External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 4, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : ''We're keeping all our coalition options on the table and talking things through. The negotiations are just beginning,'' External link

err-en Monday, March 4, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas déclaré : "EKRE n'est pas un choix pour nous" External link

tv5 Monday, March 4, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT



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

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

Kaja Kallas said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "First of all, I need to obtain the prime minister's mandate (Kallas has been invited to form the new government by the head of state, but a coalition deal must be struck – ed.) so that the government can take action, and this [bill] could be even the first decision we make to move it forward quickly. I don't know what the deadline might be, but I expect it to progress in the normal way" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Hanno Pevkur said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "I am not a candidate for the Reform Party chair, and I think Kaja Kallas will stand alone when she applies," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Jurgen Ligi added ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "In that sense, this answer [to calls from Centre members that Kallas apologize], taken in isolation, was not brilliant, but when put in context, her idea was that Ratas had no moral right to continue as prime minister if he continues to do as he has done, and that was the point of the reply," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "Let's face it, in the public debate between politicians, what Kallas is saying is in fact a rather cautious use of words, though could be undoubtedly a cause for offense," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "I have thought that, indeed, if the price is the question, who is prime minister, then perhaps the ambitions of one person are too high a price to pay,'' she said. At the same time, Ms Kallas was quick to add a caveat. ''I am also thinking the converse: If I were to make that proposal, ie. Say 'fair enough, let's do it, and I give it up', do you really believe that Jüri Ratas would accept? Second, I do not have the mandate to surrender on behalf my party and voters first thing before the start of negotiations," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "It is Kaja Kallas' certain lack of experience that shows here: very definitive lines were drawn, which definitely is not a very wise thing to do in diplomacy. Taking a more flexible and diplomatic approach, it would have been possible perhaps to also get one's most important election promises into the coalition accord," "Having 34 seats in the parliament does not give you the right to form the government, it only gives you the right to be the first to try and form a government. Then you also have to understand that the smaller partners have absolutely legitimate interests and expectations which have to be taken into account," External link

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

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "This would also solve the problem of the former prime minister becoming a 'regular' minister under Kallas, which might be a difficult one to swallow," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

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Kaja Kallas said : "Until the spread of the virus has calmed down and while there aren't enough vaccinated people, we will have to continue making the effort together and following the rules we've agreed upon," External link

afp-en Friday, February 26, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The epidemiological situation is of great concern to everyone, especially due to the spread of new, more contagious strains of the virus. We must continue to coordinate restrictions between member states and speed up the introduction of vaccines" External link

err-en Friday, February 26, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The general principle is that the sectors that are about to be fully closed as a result of these restrictions should be provided with a measure" External link

err-en Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Considering the situation with COVID-19, in Estonia and also in Finland, considering we have new variants, I totally understand the decision of Finland in this regard. However, we discussed possibilities to make this travel possible again. One of the ideas is to make the people present the certificate of negative test before boarding the ferry," "That way, we could make sure that the virus doesn't travel across borders. So we are happy to cooperate on every level, but we can see that the numbers are as they are currently, and that is why we have to understand that we can't live a normal life right now. This is just the case, we need to get the numbers down" External link

err-en Friday, February 19, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "For now, we need to be cautious about the virus, also the new variants, the speeds of vaccinations. This has been my government's uttermost priority from day one," External link

err-en Friday, February 19, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Regarding COVID-19, we also discussed vaccination and especially developing a digital vaccination certificate for the future. I invited Finland to be part of the Estonia/WHO pilot project, and offered the trust framework of the vaccine certificate. " External link

err-en Friday, February 19, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The purpose of the restrictions imposed by the government is to ensure that our healthcare system can withstand the pressure, that our nurses and doctors would not be over-loaded and that is why we are forced to take the steps, so that the hospital network would not carry such a burden," External link

err-en Friday, February 19, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What are the processes, who is responsible for the processes, the different parts of work - who is responsible for logistics, who for lists, how they will communicate, how can we get it going smoothly, where there are vaccination centers and vaccinators," External link

err-en Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The finance ministry is looking into that agreement on how to terminate it," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I think the important thing, that still works best, is that people stay away from each other, wear masks indoors, wash their hands and so forth. Unfortunately, we have restrictions - no restriction is perfect and no restriction works completely, but we're discussing them tomorrow," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Strengthening the deterrence posture of NATO in Europe has been extremely important in the past few years; I would like to thank our allies for their presence in the region, be it in the form of the NATO [Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP)] battle group, air policing or other allied activities," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We're pleased that NATO is increasingly focusing on new challenges while also attaching great importance to collective defense in Europe. Maintaining allied unity is definitely important for us," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "Russia's conduct over the past few weeks has shown that their interest in developing relations with the West is not sincere," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is a vaccine like all the others," External link

err-en Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "But if the European Medicines Agency says that it is a good vaccine, it will be as good a vaccine for us as all others," "It should not be a political instrument, but people should get vaccinated," External link

err-en Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "France is an important ally for Estonia," "Our Defense Forces serve together in Mali and France's contribution to the security of our region is enormous. Over the past year, France has contributed to NATO's air defenses at Ämari and this spring they will return to NATO's battle group in Estonia" External link

err-en Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "For Estonia, Germany is a key partner and very good ally, with whom we cooperate in many areas," "Cooperation between European counties during the COVID-19 crisis was a challenge, but thanks to the efforts of all countries we will soon be coming out of the most difficult phase. Germany's role in this, especially last year during their [EU] presidency, was very important" External link

err-en Friday, February 12, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "I am increasingly convinced that the former Minister of Finance Martin Helme has not given the previous Prime Minister a good overview of the state budget. The state budget is not in a good position, therefore this proposal is not appropriate at the moment," External link

err-en Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "In its relations with China, Estonia prefers bilateral cooperation and operating in the EU 27+1 format that enables the development of relations on the basis of EU unity, based on the EU's common values ​​and interests. This also applies to the protection of human rights, including in China," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The government has just taken office and we are reviewing our policies. An Asia strategy is being finalized, which takes a more systematic and meaningful approach to cooperation with Asia and Asian countries. This also applies to different formats and participation," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Sergei Lavrov ) : "Announcing European diplomats are persona non grata during the visit, foreign minister [Sergei] Lavrov's cynical propaganda press conference and, in the context of the persecution of political opponents and arrests of peaceful protesters, is a good lesson for everyone who was under the illusion that today there is the possibility to enter a sincere dialogue with Russia and for a mutually beneficial relationship," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "In its relations with China, Estonia prefers bilateral co-operation and operating in the EU's 27 + 1 format, which enables the development of relations on the basis of EU unity, based on the EU's common values ​​and interests. This also applies to the protection of human rights, including in China," "The government has just taken office and we are reviewing our policies. An Asian strategy is being finalized, which takes a more systematic and meaningful approach to cooperation with Asia and Asian countries. This also applies to different formats and participation" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Alexei Navalny ) : "The sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is cynical and has nothing to do with the rule of law. Navalny and all arrested peaceful demonstrators and journalists must be released immediately. The European Union must act quickly and resolutely to protect human rights, and move ahead with imposing restrictive measures on Russia," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The new Estonian government shares common goals with Portugal -- we both focus, for instance, on combating climate change as well as the digital transformation," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will definitely receive answers about the situation concerning the hull, but I do not know whether we will find out the truth for good," External link

BalticTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "The People of Belarus are not isolated in Europe. We #StandWithBelarus for human rights, freedom and democracy" External link

err-en Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will definitely receive answers about the situation concerning the hull, but I do not know whether we will find out the truth for good," External link

err-en Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If we start with positions that are important for the functioning of the state, such as the commander of the Estonian Defense Forces, or the president, then the number of these types of people is not very big" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "One option could be to only allow passengers with a negative coronavirus test result to board ferries. The same company is carrying out testing on both sides of the gulf, so it's possible Finland would also accept the results," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "Tallinn and the surrounding Harju county have managed the situation through regional restrictions. Elsewhere in Estonia, however, there were no similar restrictions, so people in other regions were still visiting spas, for example," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "I don't tend to hold grudges, " "I struggle to maintain resentments even if I want to. We're working very well together" External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "I'm prepared for a turbulent time. The whole of Estonia had the chance to witness the activities of the current opposition when they were in government. It gave us a pretty good idea of what they think of democracy and the rule of law," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "A government of convenience is better than a government of inconvenience," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "We have set a clear deadline for carbon neutrality (the year 2050) and aim to phase out the use of coal by 2035," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "I don't know who the next president will be," "However, according to political convention, the prime minister and the president must come from different parties, so I think it makes sense that the Reform Party does not nominate its own candidate in the elections this time," External link

yle-en Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia is not a place for money laundering and the new government takes the fight against suspicious transactions extremely seriously" External link

err-en Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Resolving this crisis is a priority for both of us. I am pleased that COVID-19 is on the right track in Lithuania in terms of controlling its spread. We are both concerned about the pace of vaccine deliveries because the only known way to win a pandemic is through rapid and widespread vaccination, " External link

err-en Friday, January 29, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I do not consider burning wood at these power stations the right thing; it is not good from the point of view of the Estonian forest ... [or] Estonian nature. It is basically not right, it does not serve the purpose that the use of renewable energy sources should serve" External link

err-en Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We are looking for a solution that is cleaner and more environmentally friendly," External link

err-en Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : “We will again build our relations with our allies, our neighbours, and we will try to restore our name as a good country to invest in,” External link

guardian Wednesday, January 27, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The first thing we are going to deal with is the health crisis," External link

wsau Monday, January 25, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “The first thing we are going to deal with is the health crisis,” External link

reuters-af Monday, January 25, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The first thing that we will address is the health crisis," External link

err-en Monday, January 25, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The plan is there, but we'll see if we reach an agreement," External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Firstly we will decide which party will get which positions, then we have to see who fits these positions and then we have to speak to the people and carry out a background check," External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We can't be completely sure, but we are moving towards it," External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Today we are discussing it. First, it should be discussed with the negotiating partner," External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are developing guidelines for ministers to avoid conflicts of interest, we will come up with a bill that also stipulates that ministers' advisers must declare their interests so that the picture is public and clear" External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The question is where their money comes from if it clearly influences political processes," "If we know who the funders are, then the picture becomes clearer in that regard - where the ideas are coming from, whether they are somehow biased, what the decision-making process is - that is the goal" External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The disclosure of political processes is good for the functioning of society at large. We agreed that we will increase transparency," External link

err-en Friday, January 22, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are looking for a consensus across factions in the Riigikogu so that all family models receive equal protection. No one is going to change the concept of marriage, although different families should have the same rights," External link

err-en Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "However, the bottlenecks in acquiring citizenship have become clear. The goal for both of us is to create more Estonian citizens," External link

err-en Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The RMK's felling volumes are under state control, RMK should not cut as much, this could reduce the felling pressure" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "People there are very particular and very hard-working. There needs to be a new industry that needs people with similar skills" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "First of all, I need to obtain the prime minister's mandate (Kallas has been invited to form the new government by the head of state, but a coalition deal must be struck – ed.) so that the government can take action, and this [bill] could be even the first decision we make to move it forward quickly. I don't know what the deadline might be, but I expect it to progress in the normal way" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "If all kindergarteners study in Estonian, meaning they will not have a problem [with the language], there will be no problem in choosing an Estonian-language school from that point," External link

err-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We agreed on an action plan for education in Estonian, which starts from pre-primary education and lasts until the end of upper secondary school" External link

err-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We discussed how to bring young researchers to Estonian science and how to support doctoral studies more so that young researchers would choose this career more" External link

err-en Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We wish to definitely involve the Estonian defense industry if possible, considering that there are companies in Estonia that are dealing with these topics. The aim, on the one hand, is to ensure interior security, and to help restart the economy on the other," External link

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

Kaja Kallas explained : "We agreed that we will conduct a state budget revision to locate the places where we can make cuts," External link

err-en Monday, January 18, 2021 4:50:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are moving towards a balanced budget. We have clear differences of opinion when it comes to taxes, but since these are the crisis years, we have met each other in the middle and promise a tax peace" External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "Firstly, we will form the coalition on an equal basis, decisions will be made by consensus. It is a coalition that is looking toward the future," External link

err-en Friday, January 15, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Firstly, we will form the coalition on equal basis, decisions will be made by consensus. It is a coalition that is looking toward the future," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We will put together an action plan to exit the closure and what the steps will be," External link

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

Kaja Kallas noted : "We understand that we need a government that acts fast because we are in the middle of a health and economic crisis. We are doing it as soon as possible. In discussions today (Thursday - ed.) we held to the schedule and moved at a good pace. There will certainly be tougher topics where it will be harder to reach an agreement, where we are on different positions," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We can delve into the content more when we start putting together the state budgetary strategy for the next four years in March. We will then have a better picture of state financing. We are aiming at having the coalition agreement relatively general, we cannot go into the details. We can argue over concrete topics for the budgetary strategy," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We first need to deal with the problems we are facing and then other topics. This does not mean we will not discuss the topic," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "The Center Party is in a situation where it should do some self-reflecting," External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "However, I believe that no matter what the new coalition will look like, no party in the Riigikogu will seriously take on this issue. This would be a matter that would need a proper change in the state of Estonia, but unfortunately, I do not see any will for change in the Riigikogu at the moment," External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Of course, we will discuss forming the new coalition with everybody in the corridors of the Riigikogu. I think that now, as the president has said, that she will propose it to me, the Reform Party will be the one to choose who will participate in the negotiations," External link

err-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Today, we saw a major violation of the Constitution and the Rules of Procedure and Internal Rules Act in the constitutional committee," External link

err-en Monday, January 11, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Firstly, the protests the committee has received from many MPs who have not been able to present their proposals should be looked at, but we will see what the coalition's plan is," External link

err-en Monday, January 11, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "All of our MEPs proposed a 'no' answer to them, because we have said that we are going to have a 'no' campaign anyway. If someone were to vote in, we could still do a 'no' campaign," External link

err-en Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "What is taking place, is a severe violation of law. MPs can't ask questions, debate. Reform Party MPs are definitely protesting to the board," External link

err-en Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The sign is a creation by the head of the committee which counts time on how long a member of the Riigikogu can talk. This is against the law," External link

err-en Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Everything is relevant; if you compare them with the question what the coalition wants to ask, then all these questions carry equal weight," External link

err-en Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Since our goal is to prevent this planned referendum, which is at the same time meaningless, ridiculous and cruel, we have prepared nearly 3,500 amendments" External link

err-en Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Generally, we have nothing against referenda. The opinion of the people can be sought in matters of national importance; however, what is being offered to us now is not an issue of national importance," External link

err-en Monday, December 14, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Why do we need to divide our families? What is it good for? Who does it benefit? What is made better if we tell some people that their family is not right? Let us please cancel this referendum," External link

err-en Monday, December 14, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "On Saturday, we learned that 760 more people had contracted the coronavirus. The prime minister apparently deems the referendum a more important issue, however. I find it embarrassing that the Riigikogu, instead of focusing on topics that concern everyone, is trying to pick a fight over a completely unimportant issue," External link

err-en Monday, December 14, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The planned referendum is pointless, ridiculous and cruel. There is no point in polling people about a regulation that already exists," External link

err-en Monday, December 14, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is clear that he will not get votes for that," External link

err-en Saturday, December 12, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I also urge other party leaders to send the same message to their supporters. Let us behave responsibly," External link

err-en Friday, November 27, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

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

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

Kaja Kallas added : "The education minister's decision today clearly stands apart from the political culture of late. In summary, Estonia deserves a government where policy goes beyond addressing fallout from scandals to reach solving problems the country faces," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "Today, we can say with confidence that the Isamaa and the Center Party made a mistake," "With each passing day, this mistake is becoming increasingly painful to see for all of us. Hundreds of thousands of Estonians feel shame, sadness and pain from all this. By the way, the well-being of EKRE's main supporters have not improved at all either, under the current government. The government does not pay the slightest attention to the real problems of these people. How long will those spewing invective rejoice in the knowledge that even if we do nothing else, we at least cause hurt?" External link

err-en Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "Mart Helme's departure is half the battle. But Martin Helme must also be held responsible for his words. That is why we will submit a motion of no confidence in Martin Helme at 3 p.m.," External link

err-en Monday, November 9, 2020 5:39:00 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 added ( about Martin Helme ) : "Estonia has already suffered a great deal of damage and, unfortunately, will continue to do so while EKRE is in government. Martin Helme participated in the same radio program and claimed that there had been falsification in the U.S. elections and agreed with what was said," 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 : "Any question thus raised by the government is to an extent a vote of confidence in that government," External link

err-en Sunday, November 1, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We just saw at a government press conference that there was no higher attention turned on these so-called statements to send people out of the country . There have to be sanctions if these statements have actual consequences on peoples' lives, health and public order" External link

err-en Monday, October 26, 2020 10:50:00 AM 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 : "The hatred toward minorities will not disappear, some groups are just attacked. In addition, one party not following the Constitution will also not disappear. Reform has reached out a helping hand to make a different government without EKRE" External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "The weekend is a good time for pondering over this. I hope that Juri Ratas will pull himself together and for once act like a prime minister and release Mart Helme from his ministerial position," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "The moment the Center Party invited EKRE into the coalition, it subscribed to EKRE's values. The prime minister is free to forever go on citing the coalition agreement in his tragicomic manner, promising to deliver a coherent society. This text and the word of the prime minister lost all meaning a long time ago. Another week, another scandal, another hollow apology by Jüri Ratas," "We've all known for a long time that Mart Helme is not fit to be a minister. What no one comprehends, however, is how the prime minister fails to see the bigger picture and understand the extent of the damage caused to Estonia. I don't think that any premier would actually want a morally ruined Estonia, exhausted from its own intolerance, to be their legacy," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We have begun drafting a motion of no confidence and collecting signatures to the motion," External link

err-en Monday, September 21, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "It is important for us that Martin Helme, who in our opinion is causing great damage to the Estonian state, should stop causing said damage; thus we are doing it at the earliest opportunity," External link

err-en Monday, September 21, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas asked : "Why does the Prime Minister trust the Minister of Finance, who has been repeatedly lied, rather than the Foreign Intelligence Agency?" External link

err-en Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We should start with the fact that the average pension should be exempt from income tax, because now the planned increase in the pension means that 20 percent of this pension will be taken away from many who go beyond this income tax minimum," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "This governing coalition has not shown much that they have read or got to know the constitution, but I would advise them to do so regarding this referendum," External link

err-en Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "Martin Helme himself has said, / --- / that being caught lying would end a politician's career quickly. Now we expect the Minister of Finance to act on his words, because he has obviously been caught lying [about the lack of warning over the law firm]," External link

err-en Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have serious doubts that at least some of the government's financial aid decisions do not meet the conditions set out in the explanatory memorandum to the draft supplementary budget for 2020, nor is it possible to see a unified line in government decisions," External link

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

Kaja Kallas wrote : "Ambassador Harri Tiido has represented the Estonian state for many years, and such an experienced person leaving the post of ambassador surely a thought-through decision," External link

err-en Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote ( about Martin Helme ) : "I listened to Martin Helme's Vikerraadio interview relating to the EPL article and was amazed by his arrogance," External link

err-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "In their words, Isamaa and EKRE are both right-wing parties, but in their deeds they are not, if one looks at the government's actions," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "Secondly, I found it interesting to read all these ideas - for instance they want a uniform tax system. All of this is also what the Reform Party stands for," External link

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

Kaja Kallas told : "It is terrible what China is doing to the Uighur people. The parallels one can draw with Nazi Germany and the Jews are frightening," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas asked : "Likewise – if Europe fails to address human rights that form one of its foundations and core values, who will?" External link

err-en Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The conditions on which China gets to grow its influence are completely different from those in Europe," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If we look at it from the outside - how the government is throwing accusations at each other, then the personal wounds that hit deep are created by themselves and they will damage the government's cooperation. " External link

err-en Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Attempts are being made to stuff [the strawberry farmers' - ed.] mouths with taxpayers' money, so to say," "It is a little too late for the strawberry farmers. 50-60 thousand tons of strawberries per company have already gone to waste. Imagine an entrepreneur who has created a life's work and now has to look at how the harvest is destroyed. It is very painful and even more painful is that the government, via the mouth of the finance minister, is also mocking these entrepreneurs and being arrogant with them," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I emphasize that this is a problem caused by the government itself," "They did not allow the use of the additional workforce that these companies needed. What was previously allowed, they forbade and this damage occurred. And now we all have to pay for it! This is definitely not right," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The government makes very stupid decisions with consequences, economic damage. And now taxpayers have to pay for the government's stupid decisions," External link

err-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Our 'misfortune' is, of course, that our roster is very long - we have a lot of good people. When attracting politicians to one's ranks, the question always arises as to how they can stand out among us" External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We have indeed received an average of one membership application per week since the end of the year. The reason is people's growing dissatisfaction with the political situation, as the hope of change compared to the previous elections was unfortunately not fulfilled" External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "The donation was made in January and no questions were asked, even their secretary general said they see no reason to contact the donor. In April, when everyone found about the donation and the Political Parties Financing Surveillance Committee (ERJK) started asking questions, things were put into motion and a bill was presented to remove ERJK totally. /.../ If the Prime Minister can not tell the truth to his people, he should step back," "After the prosecuter's office has taken their respective steps next week, we'll make a decision. We certainly won't exclude no-confidence as an option," External link

err-en Monday, June 8, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "In general, common debt carries with it a number of risks. It depends a lot on the details of how it is still to be put together. And according to current information, there are still a lot of unclear points," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "When this comes to us for discussion at the Riigikogu, then we will form a position very clearly," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The last weeks of the emergency situation are characterised by political discouragement, conflicting messages and completely incidental approach to easing of restrictions. It is obvious that at one point, the government members ran out of ideas. Political competition and the partisan fear of losing face paralyzed its activities," External link

err-en Monday, May 18, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There has been too much chaos in the government in recent weeks. Conflicting messages about face masks, testing, easing restrictions, exiting the crisis have become the rule. Reasonable suggestions are not listened to, one's own wisdom is blindly believed," External link

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

Kaja Kallas added : "Also, considering that several members of the government have refused to appear before Riigikogu committees, saying that they do not have time for parliament; in a parliamentary state this should not be the case that the government simply does things on its own," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "In these circumstances, the ministers should respond to the parliament within four working days," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We cannot forget that Estonia is a small country with an open economy. Our entrepreneurs need labor, and they also need export markets. Undemocratic and illegal restrictions on foreign labor have nothing to do with the emergency situation," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "This crisis will likely be a marathon, not a sprint, and we must not use up all our financial resources in the first two months," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "In the next phase of the crisis, support measures must be targeted, such as the temporary acquisition of a stake in a major company or infrastructure investments," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have been the country with the best finances in Europe, which is why the current government can issue and the next day take out a loan of €750 million . We must maintain this capability for the future," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Offering loan guarantees and working capital to companies via KredEx, plus support measures aimed at ensuring people's income through the Unemployment Insurance Fund (Töötukassa) and Health Insurance Funds (Haigekassa) are absolutely correct. It is important that these measures are made without excessive bureaucracy, and reach people and businesses quickly," External link

err-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We are ready to accept this supplementary budget, we are ready to come out in support of it," External link

err-en Monday, March 30, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We are ready to discuss it in committees, but we are not prepared to approve anything blindly," External link

err-en Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I recognize the government's decision to declare an emergency situation and I second to the position of the prime minister that the state alone is unable to put a stop to the spread of the coronavirus," External link

err-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The Reform Party is ready to work together with the government in the Riigikogu in order for us to find fast and effective solutions that would offer security to business operators and employees. Be it targeted emergency aid for specific sectors of the economy, more flexible sickness benefits and allowance for staying away from work, allocation of additional money to healthcare, or tax breaks coupled with loan guarantees," "Crisis is a time for political unity, and it's important that Estonia make decisions in a timely and forward-looking manner. In this way we can reduce the number of disease cases and mitigate economic hardships," External link

err-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are asking for the board of the Riigikogu to stand for the honor and dignity of the Riigikogu, not to allow such shameful practices, and to ensure that the minutes of the committees fairly reflect the course of the MPs' debates," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "At the same time, at the sitting, no committee member was able to present the arguments presented in it. This is such a shameful episode that we submitted a protest regarding the matter to the board of the Riigikogu," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "All in all, the majority of the constitutional committee voting a unilateral position drawn up by a lawyer for the Ministry of Finance as the stance of that committee is disgraceful and can be considered an incorrect reflection of the committee's course of discussion," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Coronavirus is destroying the global economy and financial markets, and it is clear that these effects will sooner or later be transmitted to Estonia, which has an open economy," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Political consensus and joint action are needed to deal with the spread of the virus and the possible economic downturn. I am offering all parties discussion; ideas on how to cope better as a society in uncertain conditions," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Our pensioners are becoming victims of Ratas' income tax system," "Beginning in April, 184,000 pensioners will have to start paying income taxes, as their pensions exceed the exemption. In other words, there are increasing numbers of people who cannot utilize it" External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This is sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy: The wholesalers are not taking steps in the hope that the law will be changed, and are threatening the Riigikogu, on the basis that steps by them have not been taken, with the closure of pharmacies," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The Riigikogu should allow the pharmacy reform to take effect, then look at how the transition is taking place, and interfere if necessary when problems really arise, and taking into consideration the actual situation, problems and substantive needs, not lobbyists' horror stories. The current pharmacy reform is not ideal. There are definitely several aspects to it that are problematic, but canceling the whole reform does not make sense," External link

err-en Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If an organization that looks like a nonprofit representing the community sits down with us but is actually funded by a company that has specific financial interests in mind, it is not fair," External link

err-en Friday, February 21, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I have no reason to believe we would nominate someone else," External link

err-en Friday, February 21, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are very interested in what the Center Party's position is on this matter," "We will discuss this with our parliamentary group once the new week of sittings begins. We will all come together, having read the bill, and decide on our position" External link

err-en Friday, January 31, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I very much hope that once the fruits of this so-called reforms have come, when there will need to be a significant increase in taxes or a significant increase in immigration, the leaders of those same parties [behind the bill] will also be able to answer the question why we have reached this point" External link

err-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If we want people to save for their retirement, it shouldn't make sense to spend that money right away," External link

err-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas says : "During the election campaign, I got letters telling me to cut my hair shorter, wear pant suits, use a lower tone of voice, perhaps get some glasses… You read them and think that the person's mindset is that because a leader is supposed to be a great big man with a low voice, looking at you, you don't fit the mold – that there's something wrong with you," External link

err-en Sunday, January 26, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas adds : "When you criticize the other side's position, you are told not be so mean, that no one likes mean women. What do you mean? I'm explaining my position and using argumentation to make my point. However, men hear no such criticism. At least not that I have noticed," External link

err-en Sunday, January 26, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas recalls : "There was a party chairmen debate before elections, and before me, it was Jüri Ratas' turn, and he just kept on talking and talking. When it was my turn, I was very quickly told to wrap it up. I said that it seemed others were given more time and that time suddenly seems to be flying by. " External link

err-en Sunday, January 26, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "Finance Minister Martin Helme does not even conceal that this is the government's goal, because he believes the government must have political control over the activities of state-owned companies," External link

err-en Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I have experience [of working] in the European Parliament that shows an assistant helps get the job done. But then there has to be a lot of work to do. Right now, there are very few drafts from the government and the opposition is immediately voted down. It may be that now there is no need for assistants. If there was a government doing its job there would be more work to do in the Riigikogu" External link

err-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Help would be needed for things that don't necessarily have to be done by a member of the Riigikogu," External link

err-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will certainly put up a big fight over the pension pillar, which is already in the Riigikogu, and we know that there is interest in turning the pharmacy reform on its head again," "We will have to wrestle with that" External link

err-en Monday, January 6, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I'm glad that Estonia was elected as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. Getting there was ultimate mastery in foreign policy, and great respects go out to our diplomats and the president for that. The position enables us to raise the foreign policy clout of Estonia over the next two years and be larger than our borders," External link

err-en Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:55:00 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 acusou : “O ministro da Administração Interna ofendeu o governo finlandês e atacou pessoalmente a recém-nomada primeira-ministra finlandesa” External link

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

Kaja Kallas wrote : ''It is so embarrassing for the Estonian government to act this way towards the Finnish people, the Finnish Prime Minister, and women". '' External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "If Jüri Ratas is in charge of this government, then he has until tonight to submit a proposal for the removal of Mart Helme from office to [President Kersti Kaljulaid at] Kadriorg," "If he fails to do so, we will be forced to initiate a no-confidence motion against Mart Helme" External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This undermines public confidence in both the government and their institutions and, in the end, undermines the rule of law, which is dangerous," External link

err-en Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "The prime minister is still responsible for the chaos in the government, so there is reason to distrust him," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said ( about Secretary General ) : "The Prime Minister himself ordered a report from the Secretary of State, which stated that Secretary General Lemetti was telling the truth. However, a civil servant who stood for the truth can be punished by today's government's decision before minister Järvik, [involved in] a corruption scandal, is removed," External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "As a result of a political agreement, Mart Järvik has been forced out due to several violations, yet the government will hand over €30,000 in prize money where everywhere else they are looking to make cuts," External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I'm not ready to go to government if Jüri Ratas is prime minister. Looking at everything he has accomplished in the role, Jüri Ratas as prime minister would sell Estonia [up the river], as soon as he could, to continue as prime minister, and I think this is not in Estonia's interests," External link

err-en Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Their motive is getting bigger, the feeling of impunity is getting worse. The boundaries have already been pushed a long way," "Anonymity needs to be removed from these people, and hopefully it will work" External link

err-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Those who have children or young people at home know already for long what is the thing that they are truly concerned about. To those who have no children I can say that this is concern about our environment. The bad thing is that there actually is no good liberal solution for climate topics," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Rather than imposing new restrictions, we must invest in future economy instead, which enables an increase in the quality of living. In my opinion Estonia should see an opportunity in climate neutrality to raise the competitiveness of our economy through clean and thereby cleaner energy, conclusively abandon oil shale electricity and invest in sustainable transport and living environment. Estonia has been ahead of its time developing the digital state. For that we needed bold decisions and prompt reaction to the changes taking place in the world around us. Let us imagine Estonia having dragged its feet on developing the e-state back then and finding reasons for not doing it," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Our child of concern is, of course, Ida-Viru County. We should start by admitting that investing in shale oil is not wise and we must work hard to make the necessary industrial turnaround in the area. Instead of investing €600 million in shale oil, that money should be invested in a way that will bring about lasting change," External link

err-en Friday, November 15, 2019 1:31:00 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

Kaja Kallas written : "Instead of acting offended at each of my statements or actions, Jüri Ratas could instead focus on how his coalition partner humiliates him almost on a daily basis," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "Looking at all the statements that [EKRE leaders] Mart and Martin Helme have taken towards Jüri Ratas, if he can work with them, he will eventually be able to survive my musings. Having said that I have considered the acts, and never have I wanted to attack him personally," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The ethical choices can only be made by the government itself, only the prime minister," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Raivo Aeg ) : "If one considers Ismaa's leader saying that Järvik must take political responsibility ... Minister of Justice Raivo Aeg has made it very clear how the rural affairs minister has favored private interests over public interests, so how could they vote against this motion of censure? I really don't see them looking at themselves in the mirror when things are clear," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "This is drama added by Jüri Ratas himself, to draw attention away from the scandal of the Minister of Rural Affairs and attacks by the Minister of the Interior on the prosecutor's office," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "If all his ministers were to do this, he'd let them have at it, as that's the only way he can continue to be prime minister," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I'm not ready to go to government if Jüri Ratas is prime minister. Looking at everything he has accomplished in the role, Jüri Ratas as prime minister would sell Estonia up the river, as soon as he could, to continue as prime minister, and I think this is not in Estonia's interests," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I'm not prepared to be in a government if Jüri Ratas is the prime minister. Looking at everything he has accomplished in his time as prime minister, Jüri Ratas as prime minister would sell Estonia as soon as he could to continue as the prime minister, and I do not think it's in Estonia's interest," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is serious suspicion that the minister has acted in the interests of his adviser's clients, repeatedly lied to the public, and put pressure on independent officials and agencies" External link

err-en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There are a number of reasons for removing Minister Jarvik from office. There is serious suspicion that the minister has acted in the interests of his adviser's clients, repeatedly lied to the public, and put pressure on independent officials and agencies. Under normal circumstances, the minister of rural affairs should actually resign himself, but we can see that this government is accepting lying and attacking those telling the truth. Thus, I hope that the censure motion against Mart Jarvik will also be supported by those coalition members who stand for a rule of law and are against corruptive collusion," External link

err-en Monday, November 11, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The question time [on Wednesday] wasn't really indicative of this," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Before the election, the finance minister was very vocal about money laundering," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Friday, October 25, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Before the election, the finance minister was very vocal about money laundering," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Before the election, the finance minister was very vocal about money laundering," External link

wsau Friday, October 25, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Democracy is built on trust. That is why such a person is unfit for the ministry," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Rigid formal restrictions have set massive obstacles on the path of fledgling companies, and this money is lost for Estonia. The amendments will increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of Estonian limited companies as a form of enterprise in the European Union," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We cannot not react to this," "If we do not react, then we ourselves are just as guilty in this change in politics that is currently going on" External link

err-en Friday, August 30, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We just finished polishing the text and making arrangements with the Social Democrats (SDE), and now we're going to start asking for signatures," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "As I said, we intend to issue a motion of no-confidence in the prime minister. How can I be in his government?" External link

err-en Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "When you undertake something, you do it to succeed," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "When you undertake something, you do it to succeed," External link

err-en Saturday, June 8, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Helme has used a white supremacist hand gesture and along with his party has welcomed Marine Le Pen, thus damaging Estonia's reputation. On May 2, Helme called President Kersti Kaljulaid 'an emotionally heated woman,' thus offending, in addition to the president, also other women," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "Helme has used a white supremacist hand gesture and along with his party has welcomed Marine Le Pen, thus damaging Estonia's reputation. On May 2, Helme called President Kersti Kaljulaid 'an emotionally heated woman,' thus offending, in addition to the president, also other women," External link

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

Kaja Kallas added : "We are also in contact with members of the coalition, to see if we can get support from there also," External link

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

Kaja Kallas told : "The no-confidence motion is complete and we have the signatures for it," External link

err-en Friday, May 31, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “He threw all his values down the drain just to remain [prime minister],” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The prime minister and the president obviously have more information than everybody else, than us who read about this specific case in the media," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "If Juri Ratas was the prime minister of this government, he would say that there is no place for a person like this to serve as a minister in his government, no such trust. When, in fact, the government is led by someone else whose word has bigger weight, the new minister is able to continue despite new and new actions demonstrating his unsuitability coming to light," External link

BalticTimes Friday, May 3, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "On Monday, every MP will have the opportunity to assume a stance and decide whether Estonia will be carried forward by values that the IKE [Isamaa, Center Party and Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE)] government is based on, or the principles offered by us. Every MP is free in their mandate. Every MP will have time over the weekend to discuss with their voters and their own conscience what one or another decision will bring along for the future of Estonia," External link

BalticTimes Monday, April 22, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "The values we built this country on are under threat," External link

news-yahoo Monday, April 15, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I will not become prime minister today," External link

err-en Monday, April 15, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will not be able to form this coalition — not with just the two of us," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Secondly, I believe that it is possible to establish foundations of governance for Estonia that are more substantive, ambitious and forward-looking, where the focus is not on preventing madness but on carrying out activities that move Estonia forward. I have also invited the Social Democratic Party (SDE) to establish the foundations of governance," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "While forming the IKE [Isamaa, Center Party, Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE)] coalition took three weeks, my wish is to get things done in one work week," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is clear that the planned government and the rhetoric of its members have aggravated many in the society. I think that it is time for us to close the trenches of the election battle and stop the aggressive rhetoric. It is now important to look at the themes substantive for Estonia -- we have major problems in the state's finance, regional inequality, Russian-language education and healthcare. We wish to put together a foundation of governance that addresses these problems," "I have taken into consideration the fact that we may not have enough support in the parliament. My wish is to address the members of the parliament and potential government. I want to emphasize to them that when it comes to power games, one must not forget the substance and dignity of politics. I think that with SDE, we are able to offer many thoughts that could find support among Center Party and Isamaa members," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We know that there are many of those among Center Party and Isamaa members and MPs who are not satisfied with the IKE coalition to be established. As an MP is free in their vote and must follow their conscience, we hope that voters will also appeal to the conscience of their elected MPs. How any given MP will vote must be asked from each MP separately," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : ''Although under the terms of the constitution, I have 14-days in which to form a coalition, I don't intend to use all of that time. I will do this within a working week'' External link

err-en Friday, April 5, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "The meeting [with SDE] was very constructive, with great energy, and we talked about how we could move forward as soon as possible, about our concerns, put together a timetable, ways to obtain the information we need during the week and to take action to put together a positive alternative," External link

err-en Friday, April 5, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Second, I believe that a basis for the government of Estonia can be put together that is more comprehensive, more ambitious and more directed towards the future, with a focus not on avoiding the worst, but on doing the things that get Estonia ahead," External link

err-en Friday, April 5, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas repeats : "I am going to give you three reasons to vote for the Reform Party: because it can guarantee that Estonia will not be a country closed in on itself, but one that is open and that will move forward; because the party will also guarantee freedom and not make the State its priority and finally because it will turn Estonia into a country where fighting for a better life is not reprehensible, where everyone can develop as he wants and where taxation is simple and fair," External link

robert-schuman Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "I have thought that, indeed, if the price is the question, who is prime minister, then perhaps the ambitions of one person are too high a price to pay,'' she said. At the same time, Ms Kallas was quick to add a caveat. ''I am also thinking the converse: If I were to make that proposal, ie. Say 'fair enough, let's do it, and I give it up', do you really believe that Jüri Ratas would accept? Second, I do not have the mandate to surrender on behalf my party and voters first thing before the start of negotiations," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "However, there are a lot of people in those parties, which are around the table there, who are really doubting the rightness of this coalition for Estonia, meaning these are people who must ultimately push a button -- either vote against our more positive alternative or vote in favor of this alternative," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "We are constantly communicating with the Social Democrats, the interest of both of us is that this coalition is not born and the opposition of namely both of us is relatively similar on the basis of values and we are in communication with regard to how we can do these things better together," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : "However, there are a lot of people in the parties currently around the table who are really doubting the suitability of this coalition for Estonia, meaning that these are people who ultimately have to push a button — either vote against our more positive alternative, or vote in favour of this option," External link

err-en Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are constantly communicating with the Social Democrats," "The interest of both of us is that this coalition is not formed, and the opposition of namely both of us is relatively similar in terms of values, and we are in communication in regards to how we can do these things better together" External link

err-en Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "We are open to all parties," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "An agreement is always a balance of the parties' interests. We are open to doing that," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will speak with everyone with whom it has proven possible to speak with," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Our next steps will be communicating with the members of the Center Party and Isamaa to avoid this coalition becoming a reality," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We absolutely exclude the [possibility] of including EKRE in the government," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Juri Ratas ) : "Our offer [to the Center Party] was very clear -- a partnership on an equal footing," "The only way this offer could get any better would be if we offered [Ratas] the prime minister's seat," External link

BalticTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have received a very large mandate from the voters for the tax plan, which is the position we are following," "This is the issue we cannot back away from," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said : “Yes, our views are somewhat different, but Estonia has always had a coalition government, and we believe we can reach an agreement to reflect both supporters’ views,” External link

iran-daily Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : “EKRE is not a choice for us,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, March 4, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “EKRE is not a choice for us,” External link

eurojewcong Monday, March 4, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas explained : "We are not launching negotiations yet, but rather getting a feel for common ground that we share," "I'd rather not highlight anyone in particular; I'd like to see with whom we have the most in common" External link

err-en Monday, March 4, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas déclaré : "EKRE n'est pas un choix pour nous" External link

levif Monday, March 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I have to admit I prepared two speeches,” External link

unian-en Monday, March 4, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas déclaré : "EKRE n'est pas un choix pour nous" External link

larepubliquedespyrenees Monday, March 4, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "Now the real work begins to put together the government and start running the country with common sense," External link

vietnamnews Monday, March 4, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "EKRE is not a choice for us," External link

vietnamnews Monday, March 4, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : “EKRE is not a choice for us,” External link

arabnews Monday, March 4, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "Now the real work begins to put together the government and start running the country with common sense," External link

business-standard Monday, March 4, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "EKRE is not a choice for us" External link

business-standard Monday, March 4, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "Now the real work begins to put together the government and start running the country with common sense," External link

france24-en Monday, March 4, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "EKRE is not a choice for us," External link

france24-en Monday, March 4, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas déclaré : "EKRE n'est pas un choix pour nous" External link

la-croix Monday, March 4, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "EKRE is not a choice for us," External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 4, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : ''We're keeping all our coalition options on the table and talking things through. The negotiations are just beginning,'' External link

err-en Monday, March 4, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas déclaré : "EKRE n'est pas un choix pour nous" External link

tv5 Monday, March 4, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT



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Kaja KallasEN89.55%
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Helir-Valdor Seeder told ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "It will definitely be a bit more inconvenient for the incumbent prime minister (Kaja Kallas – ed.), but it may not be the worst case scenario in terms of the end result. However, it will require a slightly different work organization," External link

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

Kaja Kallas said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "First of all, I need to obtain the prime minister's mandate (Kallas has been invited to form the new government by the head of state, but a coalition deal must be struck – ed.) so that the government can take action, and this [bill] could be even the first decision we make to move it forward quickly. I don't know what the deadline might be, but I expect it to progress in the normal way" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Hanno Pevkur said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "I am not a candidate for the Reform Party chair, and I think Kaja Kallas will stand alone when she applies," External link

err-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Jurgen Ligi added ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "In that sense, this answer [to calls from Centre members that Kallas apologize], taken in isolation, was not brilliant, but when put in context, her idea was that Ratas had no moral right to continue as prime minister if he continues to do as he has done, and that was the point of the reply," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "Let's face it, in the public debate between politicians, what Kallas is saying is in fact a rather cautious use of words, though could be undoubtedly a cause for offense," External link

err-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "I have thought that, indeed, if the price is the question, who is prime minister, then perhaps the ambitions of one person are too high a price to pay,'' she said. At the same time, Ms Kallas was quick to add a caveat. ''I am also thinking the converse: If I were to make that proposal, ie. Say 'fair enough, let's do it, and I give it up', do you really believe that Jüri Ratas would accept? Second, I do not have the mandate to surrender on behalf my party and voters first thing before the start of negotiations," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Sven Mikser said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "It is Kaja Kallas' certain lack of experience that shows here: very definitive lines were drawn, which definitely is not a very wise thing to do in diplomacy. Taking a more flexible and diplomatic approach, it would have been possible perhaps to also get one's most important election promises into the coalition accord," "Having 34 seats in the parliament does not give you the right to form the government, it only gives you the right to be the first to try and form a government. Then you also have to understand that the smaller partners have absolutely legitimate interests and expectations which have to be taken into account," External link

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

Sven Mikser wrote ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "This would also solve the problem of the former prime minister becoming a 'regular' minister under Kallas, which might be a difficult one to swallow," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT