Kaja Kallas

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Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia's development and the development of the European Union are directly linked. The European Union is just as active as we want it to be -- it is up to us to steer it," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 26, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "While cooperation is important, trust based on shared values and principles is even more crucial. It is important for us to increase cooperation and trust but also mutual dependence and solidarity between the allies and partners in Europe," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 26, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We're carefully monitoring Russia's military maneuvers near the Ukrainian border. Russia has been increasingly aggressive towards Ukraine in its rhetoric, demonstrating a desire to further aggravate tensions in their relations. The goal of allied cooperation is to prevent a military escalation," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 26, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "Members of the Estonian government are emphasizing the message that violence against women has to stop everywhere in the world. Together we can and must make a difference," External link

err-en Friday, November 26, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is €472 million allocated to the transport area in the state budget, the budget will also grow 2 percent compared to last year. There is money in the sector. Now we look at the Transport Administration's budget - €356.6 million next year. Toilet maintenance costs €472,000 and trash maintenance costs €267,000. Is that a major cut in the €356 million?" External link

err-en Thursday, November 25, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We will still have to decide which regions we will reduce felling in," External link

err-en Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "But it is likely that we will reduce the amounts of pine wood, since pine forests grow longer and they are less affected by pests than spruces or birches," External link

err-en Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We share the concern about the Russian military build-up around the Ukrainian border," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "We have heard that there are doubts for some countries regarding Belavia," External link

4-traders Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:13:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This is a hybrid attack, not a migration crisis ... to stop it Europe has to be strong because dictators only understand strength," External link

4-traders Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:13:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We share the concern about the Russian military build-up around the Ukrainian border," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We share the concern about the Russian military build-up around the Ukrainian border," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Alexander Lukashenko ) : “We are predicting that the pressure toward the external border of the EU and NATO by Alexander Lukashenko will continue because the Belarusian regime has so far failed to achieve its objectives,” “Maintaining the standoff for as long as possible is in the interests of the Belarusian regime since it takes the focus away from the brutal repressions and human rights violations it continues to inflict on its own people” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonian security currently starts on the Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian borders. We stand steadfastly in the support of our partners, helping them to manage the crisis mainly politically but also diplomatically," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas explained : "Attempts to cross the border have become more violent. We believe this pressure on the border will persist as Lukashenko has not achieved his aim," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas remarked : "Our goal is the same – European security," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Thirdly, the focus is on alleviating the humanitarian situation in Belarus and sending people back to their home countries," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The war is in its eighth year and we know Moscow is willing to escalate it at an opportune moment. Allied cooperation is aimed at preventing escalation. NATO will continue monitoring the situation and holding consultations between allies and with Ukraine," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "However, looking at events in neighboring countries, we need to boost our readiness. Estonia supports Poland in its efforts to protect the EU border every way it can," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "That's why it has been decided that the government will review this restriction every two weeks," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 19, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "And today we will discuss it again and rather we will extend this measure further at least until March," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 19, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The reduction in coronavirus spread has been helped by coronavirus testing in schools - it has gone very successfully, we have discovered many infected people and have snapped infection chains as a result," External link

err-en Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Today we will discuss it again and we will most likely rather extend this measure further, at least until March," External link

err-en Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "The reservists are summoned as of today and the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) will erect the barrier there within eight days," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The security situation is indeed dangerous and tense, particularly over the last few days, if we look at what Belarus is doing on the border of the EU and how it has weaponized people against the union. " External link

err-en Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Alexander Lukashenko ) : "Diplomatic pressure on the countries from which people are coming to Belarus has also intensified. The focus of our diplomatic work is to get Lukashenko to allow UN aid organizations into his country's territory," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will continue strengthened control at the borders and we are ready to deal with illegal border crossers," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The Estonian border is currently not directly under threat, however, considering what is happening in nearby countries, we must also be prepared to combat the threat. Estonia has been consistently reinforcing its external border and installation of the new barrier is part of the plan," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Poland has currently indicated that they primarily need solidarity and political support. We are in close communication with Poland and are prepared to support them in every way. We support adoption of additional European Union sanctions against those natural and legal persons who support the activity of the Belarus regime in executing the hybrid attack," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "Yes, of course I have thought about it. But then [EKRE leader] Martin Helme would be able to form a government and then everything would lurch to the right, in Estonia" External link

err-en Friday, November 12, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Therefore, it is extremely important to support Poland in every way possible, and we have raised this issue in the UN Security Council, which will convene to discuss the matter today," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What's also important for Estonia is that in disputes on whether Europe should fund the construction of EU's external border, the president of the European Council said on Wednesday that physical funding should come from the budget of the European Union," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Therefore, it is extremely important to support Poland in every way possible, and we have raised this issue in the UN Security Council, which will convene to discuss the matter today," External link

err-en Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What's also important for Estonia is that in disputes on whether Europe should fund the construction of EU's external border, the president of the European Council said on Wednesday that physical funding should come from the budget of the European Union," External link

err-en Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Making things mandatory is complicated. Who monitors who lives with who? There are blended families. People have summer homes," External link

err-en Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Number one: an open society. Number two: motivating people to get vaccinated. An order to stay in isolation would decrease motivation. Our vaccination rates are slowing down again," External link

err-en Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are not dealing with just one country's problem, which is why we cannot allow the Lukashenko regime to undermine our security," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 9, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas explained : "Local governments sport different levels of infection and vaccination, and every local government has the right to take additional steps to contain the spread of the virus in addition to the government's control measures. I have just stressed this point when meeting with the Põlva Municipality mayor and urged him to consider and immediately take measures to reduce all manner of contacts between people," External link

err-en Sunday, November 7, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "If you contract Covid and suffer severely from it, or lose your life as a result, there are no compensatory measures there," External link

err-en Friday, November 5, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Achieving the goals set by the Paris Agreement is essential, but requires cooperation between countries and agreements that work in practice," "I hope that the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow will make it possible to set out concrete further steps to tackle climate change. The European Union has set itself ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions and introducing sustainable technologies. It is therefore important that other major economic areas in the world take similar steps. At the same time, the G20 must offer support to those countries that are already suffering from the negative effects of climate change," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "At COP, we will share our experience in implementing the digital revolution and introduce our startup solutions in the fields of energy efficiency, smart cities, data management and the circular economy," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The resignation of the minister of culture in a situation where she felt that she is unable to sufficiently stand up for the area of culture is the only possible course of action. I wish all the best for Anneli Ott for the future," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The government deems it important that the area of culture be represented as much as possible in its everyday work as well as on the government level. The government has not established any separate restrictions for culture. We have limited unvaccinated people's participation in entertainment in order to protect unvaccinated people and to reduce the burden on our hospitals," "I attach great importance to the cultural sector functioning well and I'm always ready to listen to the sector's concerns," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Empowerment of women and girls is a priority for Estonia also in our UN work. We need to recognize at the highest political level that especially in fragile and conflict-affected settings women and girls are particularly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The culture minister resigning in a situation where she feels that she's not able to stand up for the culture field enough is the only viable outcome. I wish Anneli Ott all the best," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia had a very difficult starting position, being almost completely dependent on energy from our national fossil fuel – oil shale. We have already reduced our emissions by around 70 percent. Green transition is a reality in Estonia," External link

err-en Monday, November 1, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have been helped by the collective political will of the EU, its carbon market, and its support schemes. But the change is driven and implemented by the Estonian people, their openness to reforms, their digital skills and a vision for the future," External link

err-en Monday, November 1, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "I emphasized to President Biden that in addition to the growing threats in Asia, it is important to keep the focus on the security of Europe and especially the Baltic states - our eastern neighbor is behaving unpredictably and the direction of development is not encouraging," External link

err-en Monday, November 1, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Unvaccinated people make up the largest share of [hospital treatment], more than 90 percent of third-party Covid people are unvaccinated. This makes it necessary to restrict the movement of these people so that they do not get sick and go to hospital," External link

err-en Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "All entertainment events must end at 11 p.m. from the start of the new week, as the chance of the virus spreading is greater during evening events when alcohol is on sale," External link

err-en Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "By now, vaccines are available to everyone and the majority have also contributed to protecting themselves and society. And now, thanks to vaccination, there has been a change in the third wave as to who is the minority we foremost protect. While in the first two waves, the elderly needed the most protection, then now in the third wave, the people who have not been vaccinated are in particular need of protection," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "One of them is that vaccines do not really protect, because people who are vaccinated also die. It is true that the vaccine does not make anyone immortal. The more people who have been vaccinated, the more deaths there will be among those who have been vaccinated. But vaccines help save lives. Comparing the data, we see that unvaccinated people are 2.5 times more likely to be hospitalized, unvaccinated 60+ people are three times more likely to die," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Unvaccinated people infected with COVID-19 are more contagious than vaccinated people, they suffer more severely and are more likely to stay in hospital for longer. We mainly have unvaccinated people in hospitals," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will discuss different methods and the first thing we will discuss, is how things were done in Austria and some other countries, where they had multiple screening tests a week. Students come to school on Monday, there are tests on their desks and the teachers make sure they do the rapid tests," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will try to keep schools open as much as possible so all children could go to school and we will not ask for Covid certificates," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Do you understand, there is essentially a wartime situation in our hospitals and you are talking about someone going to the movies. It does not seem reasonable to me," "Children must be able to go to school and hobby education and we will do all we can. But asking me if children should have the right to go to the cinema without a vaccination certificate during a time when our hospitals are in war. It does not seem balanced to me," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The constitution explicitly states that no right is absolute" External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Vaccines help save lives. Comparing the data, we see that unvaccinated people are 2.5 times more likely to be hospitalized, while unvaccinated people aged 60 and over are three times more likely to die [from the virus]," External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "People are not immortal, but they should not die the painful death of the coronavirus. And unfortunately, COVID-19 also endangers the lives and health of others," External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas responded : "If we test everyone, it leaves people no motivation to get vaccinated," External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas responded : "It is not right to normalize the deaths of old people," External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas responded : "If the most popular party [in Estonia] says people should get vaccinated, it works," "If you wanted to protect people, you would call them to consider it. But you do not want to get a handle on the virus" External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Culture minister Anneli Ott has said that she will see how her work can be re-organized and we will certainly discuss these things with her. We have already talked about how she can do her job in the best possible way. There is a recommendation to work from home and I believe Anneli Ott will use that option," External link

err-en Friday, October 22, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The spread of the infection at schools is a great concern. While we know that the course of this illness is generally not severe for children and young people; however, they still fall ill and bring the coronavirus home with them where it can cause serious illness in unvaccinated families," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas responded : "We are not vaccinating young people with Moderna," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "There are several problems. First, vaccinating is a moral responsibility, second, the fact that we have people who are afraid of the side effects, and scientists are saying that this makes them hesitate even more," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have a problem with our network of hospitals -- more and more people are ending up in hospital," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is room for ambition in the relations between our countries. For example, what is happening in the electricity market shows very convincingly how important energy independence and investment in renewables are for all of Europe. I am pleased that Estonia and Latvia are taking a joint step forward in this area -- we are planning an offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The border of Lithuania and Latvia with Belarus, which is under migration pressure, is external border of the European Union. If we want to maintain free movement within the EU, the external border must be protected," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We have a problem with our hospitals network," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The final group [to get vaccinated] is one which is still in doubt but is not against vaccination per se ; we have offered them customized solutions to cope with these fears," External link

err-en Monday, October 18, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "When people are afraid of these side effects and we offer them money, will they say they're not afraid anymore. It actually doesn't work like that. The medicines agency has said that the vaccine is still a medicine, to tie with money or some kind of gifts is not the right thing to do," External link

err-en Monday, October 18, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is room for ambition in the relations between our countries. For example, what is happening in the electricity market shows very convincingly how important energy independence and investment in renewables are for all of Europe. I am pleased that Estonia and Latvia are taking a joint step forward in this area - we are planning an offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga," External link

err-en Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "We are lucky to have such good neighbors" External link

err-en Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The border of Lithuania and Latvia with Belarus, which is under migration pressure, is external border of the European Union. If we want to maintain free movement within the EU, the external border must be protected," "We also discussed today the progress of Rail Baltic and how to move forward in a way that takes into account the interests and needs of all three Baltic countries," External link

err-en Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This is punishable under criminal law. It is a document, it must not be counterfeited," External link

err-en Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:09:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "I have been presented different proposals to avoid overburdening hospitals and maintaining scheduled treatments. There are some, where the state would recover COVID-19 treatment costs from unvaccinated people and some where unvaccinated people would move down treatment queues. I emphasize that these examples are theoretical and the government does not deem them realistic," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I support the police monitoring coronavirus certificate usage and mask-wearing more than before," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If more than 70 percent of the people that get seriously ill and more than 90 percent of the people that die are unvaccinated, we must focus on them. We must limit their movements so they would not get infected. We have locations that ask for COVID-19 certificates and where you can go with a test, we would lose the option of getting in with a test. You could only enter with vaccination certificates," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Insurance Act ) : "We are also discussing if the Health Insurance Act allows for the recovery of medical expenses in certain cases. If vaccines have been made available to people, but they do not use them and fall ill, is it possible to recover the costs," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What do I support? I wouldn't lock society down. I want children to continue going to school, I want our economy to work, but I also want our hospitals not to collapse. And that's why I'm in favor of further restricting unvaccinated people," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "One proposal is that when a person comes to a hospital, doctors have to help that person. If the situation gets out of hand and we have to start cutting down on planned treatments in hospitals, such as various surgical operations, then unvaccinated people will move further down the line," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What do I support? I would not close society. I want children to keep going to school, our economy to work, but I also want our hospitals to not collapse. And that is why I support further restrictions for unvaccinated people," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "One proposal is that if people go to the hospital, doctors must help them. If things get bad and we must start restricting scheduled treatments, surgeries, for example, then unvaccinated people will move down the queue. And treatments are limited at their expense," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have not even discussed it, because we have stated from the beginning that schools should remain open. That is how it has been done in other countries," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If more than 70 percent of the people that get seriously ill and more than 90 percent of the people that die are unvaccinated, we must focus on them. We must limit their movements so they would not get infected. We have locations that ask for COVID-19 certificates and where you can go with a test, we would lose the option of getting in with a test. You could only enter with vaccination certificates," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Insurance Act ) : "We are also discussing if the Health Insurance Act allows for the recovery of medical expenses in certain cases. If vaccines have been made available to people, but they do not use them and fall ill, is it possible to recover the costs," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas commented : "The Estonian tax system has been one of the pillars of international competitiveness for the Estonian business environment and this needs to be protected. Since Estonia has been against establishing a global minimum corporate tax, we have been in discussions throughout the summer to achieve a situation, where this global tax affects Estonian entrepreneurs as little as possible," External link

err-en Friday, October 8, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "And for this reason, we will join the global tax agreement. By making proposals ourselves and protecting our positions, we have strong opportunities to make sure that Estonia's business environment and tax policy will continue to work toward our best interest," External link

err-en Friday, October 8, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas disse : "Não mudará nada para a maioria das empresas estonianas e só afetará as filiais de grandes multinacionais" External link

em Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas afirmou : "Nos juntaremos ao acordo de tributação mundial" External link

em Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are joining the global tax agreement," External link

nampa Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "I hope that we can move forward quickly in the European Union with the accession negotiations, including with Northern Macedonia and Albania," External link

err-en Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia fully supports the enlargement of the European Union in the Western Balkans," External link

err-en Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The more care home workers are vaccinated, the safer it is for the residents of the care homes, who are all part of a risk group. It is critical to limit their infections because they may come with serious consequences," External link

err-en Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "This money will come from the resources that were left over in the supplemental budget," External link

err-en Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas explained : “It started with where people feel the most benefits, which is, of course, taxes,” “This is what made people pick up the digital ID that we launched in 2000,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “If we would have asked our people in 2000 whether they needed digital identities, they would have probably said no,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “We should use Trusted Connectivity as a global brand,” “By setting the rules of the game, democratic governments can facilitate trust, investments and innovation” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If there are additional expenses, they need to be weighed against the anticipated result," External link

err-en Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "When I became a member of the Riigikogu in 2011, the board at the time reprimanded MPs and did not let them rant on and hurl abuse at others," External link

err-en Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I never heard of anyone being abused like this during the preceding government. They [EKRE MPs -- ed.] are not asking questions, they're simply hurling abuse. This is where they should be asked if this is really necessary," External link

err-en Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We also discussed at cabinet level organizations which are still dealing with similar areas. In the bigger picture comes Enterprise Estonia, KredEx, MES, and also in some ways the PRIA and the KIK, but they have a slightly different specificity" External link

err-en Friday, June 18, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The MES and KredEx have very similar directions, but at the moment we are moving faster by merging KredEx and Enterprise Estonia, since it seems to be easier as they are under the administration of the one ministry. However, will also be discussing these additional options, one by one, to concentrate services in one place" External link

err-en Friday, June 18, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “In order to curb the global coronavirus pandemic and prevent the emergence of possible new strains, it is important that vaccination rates are as high as possible worldwide. This requires that vaccines be as widely available as possible everywhere. Estonia can and will contribute. It is also in the interests of the health of our own people,” External link

vm-ee Friday, June 18, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "MES and Kredex have very similar directions, but at the moment we are moving forward faster with the merger of Kredex and Enterprise Estonia," External link

err-en Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This looks to be easier because they are under the administration of one ministry, but we are also discussing these additional options," External link

err-en Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It was a surprise how irresponsibly and lightly promises about the future had been made without any cover," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It was a surprise how irresponsibly and lightly promises about the future had been made without any cover," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Consolidated government sector debt was close to €5 billion by the end of the year. Compared with 2019, debt doubled. It was also the highest figure in the last 20 years," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "US President Joe Biden confirmed that it is very important for him to protect the Baltic states, America is present in the Baltic states. And certainly talking to Vladimir Putin, he wants to emphasize important points for us," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "NATO's technological lead must be maintained. Including to address the threats posed by evolving technologies," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "However, the relaxations do not mean that caution can be abandoned. The virus is still spreading from person to person and has not disappeared from our midst, so please behave responsibly," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is important that the widest possible circle of people involved in the teaching of languages, including umbrella organizations, networks, researchers, parents and other relevant figures, is involved in the preparation of this action plan," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "the transition has been made to predominantly Estonian-language school education, which means that teaching in the schools and kindergartens funded by the state and local governments is in Estonian," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "In order to achieve this goal, an action plan work group on Estonian-language education has been convened in April 2021 and the deadline for the completion of the action plan is November this year. As a result of this work, the actions will be outlined to move towards a high-quality Estonian-language education system," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The epidemiological picture in Estonia is getting better every day, so that today the risk level for the spread of the coronavirus has dropped from high, or orange, to medium, or yellow. This allows the government to ease restrictions earlier than planned," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Easing of restrictions doesn't however mean that there wouldn't be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us," External link

startribune Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Easing of restrictions doesn't however mean that there wouldn't be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us," External link

startribune Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Easing of restrictions doesn't however mean that there wouldn't be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us," External link

startribune Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Easing of restrictions doesn't however mean that there wouldn't be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us," External link

startribune Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed that it is very important for him to protect the Baltic states, America is present in the Baltic states. And certainly talking to Vladimir Putin, he wants to emphasize important points for us" External link

err-en Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Jüri Ratas started by saying that the previous government's empty cuts plan was not really empty. It amounted to a billion euros. We asked to see the plan, with Ratas saying that finding €150 million to save is not a problem. We then reach an agreement, while he goes out and says that we cannot save €60 million the very next day. It is hypocritical. Let him say the same things to his MPs, how he defended those things," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I say that we will not be revising fiscal policy in the wake of this news (GDP growth – ed.). A lot of money is needed to solve the problems of medical workers," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia has a lot of intelligent people who could fill that role. It is first and foremost a representative role. They should also be someone with the ability to unite society and not someone who would rub people the wrong way. In other words, we are looking for someone who would be a good fit for everyone. We are discussing names proposed in the public, while we do not have a candidate yet," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "On the one hand, it is good if candidates. or the eventual president, know how the state functions; understand the political reality," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Basically, no plant can be allowed to be a condition or problem in terms of utilizing JTF sums. Because the point of the Just Transition Fund is to facilitate a developmental leap in the area, to attract new investments, make the region greener alongside our energy portfolio," External link

err-en Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I'm concerned that [due to Finland's entry restrictions] the good relationship between Estonia and Finland has begun to be in doubt," External link

yle-en Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The situation of many people of Estonia involved in labor migration to Finland has been difficult already for four months due to travel restrictions, as family members are separated from each other," External link

err-en Friday, June 4, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "While yesterday's decision by the government of Finland does alleviate the situation to a certain extent, but just allowing air connections will not allow a return to normal life. The preference for one mode of transport over another also remains incomprehensible. Especially when the wish is to use the epidemiological situation as an argument," External link

err-en Friday, June 4, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Estonia has put forward different solutions to prove the safety of passengers. For three months already, shipping companies have been requiring from passengers a certificate of a negative test result as a precondition for boarding. Seamless and secure travel is also facilitated by the introduction of a digital vaccination certificate," External link

err-en Friday, June 4, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Thanks to the efforts of the Estonian people in controlling the coronavirus and active vaccination, the infection rate has fallen nicely," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 1, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "With the hijacking of a passenger plane flying between Athens and Vilnius, and the arrest of a journalist critical of the government, and his companion, the Belarusian regime has committed a state act of terrorism, and must take responsibility for these acts," External link

err-en Friday, May 28, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas admitted : "We did not agree on what should be provided to the vaccinated," External link

b92net_en Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Now that we have set goals, we must also agree on a framework on how to achieve these goals in a way that is realistic and affordable for everyone," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We saw that even some countries that were previously a bit skeptical regarding Russia's deeds were now very shocked. I think the naivety towards Russian relations is fading," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We saw that even some countries that were previously a bit skeptical regarding Russia's deeds were now very shocked. I think the naivety towards Russian relations is fading," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is no doubt that NATO will remain the pillar of transatlantic security," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Developments in Ukraine and operations conducted on the territory of NATO allies are extremely alarming, which is why NATO must also continue supporting Russia's neighbors," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Ukraine is always in the heart of the Estonian people. And we always try our best to support Ukraine within all possible platforms - the European Union, NATO, the UN," External link

interfax-ua-en Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "My last visit to Ukraine took place more than five years ago and I am glad to see the progress Ukraine has made since then. You kept the nerve and have carried out difficult reforms while fighting a defensive war aimed at breaking up your country. The best answer to aggression is to succeed in reforms," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Estonia supports the territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine. We will also do everything we can to make sure that NATO's doors remain open and that the EU reacts to Russia's provocative actions efficiently and appropriately," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We know that Ukraine wishes to be increasingly integrated with the European Union. The more successful their reforms, the more open the EU is to this integration. Ukraine is Estonia's main development partner and our government and entrepreneurs are willing to do even more to ensure continued cooperation," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "My last visit to Ukraine took place more than five years ago and I am glad to see the progress Ukraine has made since then" External link

err-en Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Estonia supports the territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine. We will also do everything we can to make sure that NATO's doors remain open and that the EU reacts to Russia's provocative actions efficiently and appropriately," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Nobody gets any special rights, but everything is possible for everyone. Maybe on the basis of a vaccination certificate, some services are more convenient than if there is no certificate," External link

err-en Friday, May 14, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We must not create a situation where some people seem to have more rights than others simply because they have been vaccinated. Some people cannot be vaccinated and we must not create discrimination" External link

err-en Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Theaters and cinemas hold a 'medium' threat level, hence our decision to reopen them, with a 50 percent occupancy rate, from May 24" External link

err-en Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We want to strengthen our renewable energy cooperation with Poland and thus, I have invited Poland to join the development of the Baltic Sea maritime network project. We have shared climate concerns and we agree that the new climate framework must be affordable and realistic for everyone and support the necessary investments," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What we're first and foremost expecting from the NATO summit in June is a message of a strong and united NATO that constantly adapts to changing security conditions and has collective defense at its core. NATO should above all concentrate on guaranteeing the allies' security in a situation where Russia remains the primary military threat; NATO should remain faithful to the open door policy and confirm the alliance's strategic partnership with the EU. We need to jointly underline the importance of the United States' military presence in Europe and we highly appreciate US units' rotation in our region," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The key issue will be increasing the involvement of private capital in major infrastructure projects that meet certain standards, such as transparency, reliability and market economy logic. We will provide the platform for the discussion in Tallinn and we're also hoping to spark the interest of the United States and the OECD," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We should be ready for a situation where we will soon need to motivate people to vaccinate themselves. One possibility would be, for example, that vaccinated people do not have to wear a mask indoors" External link

err-en Monday, May 10, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We need to jointly underline the importance of the United States' military presence in Europe and we highly appreciate US units' rotation in our region," External link

err-en Saturday, May 8, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is extremely unfortunate that Russia is imposing sanctions on citizens who stand for European values. Ilmar Tomusk and the Language Board have the full support of the government," External link

err-en Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is no information about the constitutional order having been jeopardized in such fashion," "Nobody has argued that this company of people wanted to attack the state," External link

err-en Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

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

err-en Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:17:00 AM 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 Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have perhaps not been such king-makers," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is strange when Jüri Ratas, who was an ever-present at these budget debates, sitting at the table, starts criticizing his own work. It is clear that this was the agreement we reached," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "No one has ever been totally satisfied with the RES. Perhaps this just demonstrates that it is a ideal compromise – neither the people in our party nor in the Center Party are satisfied," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "All the crises show that we need a border agreement with the kind of neighbor we have," "We do not need confusion [regarding the border]. We need a border agreement more than Russia" External link

BalticTimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "My view is that when we know that new waves are coming in autumn, then there has to be some time for taking a breath. When the infection rate gets lower, we can behave free in the society to be ready for the situation getting worse," External link

err-en Monday, April 26, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Our wish is not to keep places closed longer than necessary," External link

err-en Monday, April 26, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The advisory council doesn't see the wider picture," External link

err-en Monday, April 26, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “In the case of such a huge project, it is important that both countries express their will. I hope that the protocol will be signed and that we can move forward with preparations for the possible construction of the tunnel by the state” External link

globalconstructionreview Friday, April 23, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Public events are allowed outdoors. If there is a concert, for example, it is allowed within the limits of restrictions imposed on outdoor events and public gatherings," External link

err-en Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "All the crises show that we need a border agreement with the kind of neighbor we have," "We do not need confusion [regarding the border]. We need a border agreement more than Russia" External link

err-en Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I would also point out that most scheduled flights carry an obligation – or have made a commitment – not to let passengers board a plane under any circumstances, without a negative test" External link

err-en Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We must overcome the economic decline caused by the pandemic and simultaneously move towards a balance of state finances," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We call on Russia to refrain from any escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine and Crimea and to comply with its international obligations, including in terms of arms control. Estonia is working in close cooperation with its allies and partners to take all measures necessary for deterring Russia. Estonia's support to Ukraine's right to self-determination and to its European and Euro-Atlantic integration is unwavering," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Allow me to recall that where we are today seems modest compared to where we've been [in terms of rate of infection], while the plateau is still too high today if we look at what will happen upon lifting all restrictions. That said, if we can maintain this trend, we have reason to believe that things will stay open once they are opened," External link

err-en Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia has raised human rights violations both internationally, at the UN Human Rights Council, in joint letters with like-minded countries, at the level of the EU as well as in bilateral relations with China, and we will continue to do so" External link

err-en Friday, April 16, 2021 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Eventually, our relationship will come down to finding a balance between challenges and opportunities," External link

err-en Friday, April 16, 2021 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "What we want is that in the case of a rise in risk level, everyone should know how to act to prevent it from escalating to a red level," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We do not want to keep the restrictions [in place] for a day longer than necessary, but in order to ease the restrictions, we need to be sure that the current decline in infection rates is permanent. Only in this way can we ensure that the reopening of society is safe. We have to keep in mind that the current level of infection is actually comparable to the middle of February, where the situation became difficult and we started to tighten restrictions," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Everything will not be opened suddenly, rather according to how they were established. We will not open schools in full capacity but rather in the capacity they were at before closures. For museums, we can ease restrictions, but will not open them completely. The mitigation plan is connected to steps and should be connected to the ' white paper ' table, so everyone would know how to act," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is a big hole in the state budget that requires cuts and painful decisions to fill. The flowers will bloom in the future," External link

err-en Sunday, April 11, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I would not say we are split. There are certain groups who wish to make it seem that way," "I believe that one thing we all want is for the Estonian culture, people and language to develop. We have no disagreements here. We all agree that Estonia is a cool place" External link

err-en Sunday, April 11, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There's a lesson to be learned from the past weekend. The lesson is that when it comes to mass vaccination events, a more personal approach is needed for the elderly, the vaccination of whom is a priority in under the current vaccine deficit. They want to be able to consult their family doctor and to receive their vaccine near their home," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Confusing messages about the AstraZeneca vaccine come from different countries," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If you had a fever as a side effect after the first injection, it does not mean you should not get a second one," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "The Estonian state will not force anyone to get vaccinated. Perhaps only the private sector, if they decide they need vaccines in that way. I cannot rule out that a condition for going to work is getting vaccinated," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The AstraZeneca vaccine is a quality vaccine that has had its effectiveness proven," "There is new knowledge each day and the current recommendation is for people aged over 60 to use the AstraZeneca vaccine," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This is the decision we made on March 12 -- to vaccinate members of the government and the parliament with this vaccine [by AstraZeneca] to assuage these fears. Thus, I expected for the president of the Riigikogu to set a good example," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I ask everyone who is not here at the moment to have a little patience – your vaccination time will come soon," External link

err-en Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We cannot set a specific date right now. But I will give hope that if 400 people need hospitalization, once the daily infections per 100,000 people falls below 500, mortality goes down - then we can talk about dropping restrictions," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas explained : "What do you base your decisions on - what will we close and what will get better. You actually do not have any scientific materials that say: 'Yes, this is the place.' Schools are a good example. We were told that if we close schools, infections will decrease significantly. We closed schools, decided to make that decision, it was a difficult one. We made the decision: No, infection indicators did not come down. On the contrary, we saw that there were still outbreaks in schools. And then they said: 'Well yes, there was not much hope the school thing would work.' That was the main argument at the time, however. It is very complicated to make decisions in the information space you are in at the moment," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "If people are as good as they have been, then it is a positive, but numbers remain high. Today's (Tuesday - ed) numbers were higher than the goals we set. My desire is not to maintain these restrictions a day longer than necessary," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What did I say? I said that if these numbers don't come down, we can't ease the restrictions," External link

err-en Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This means that the restrictions in this form must continue longer than we originally planned. Our wish was to have an infection rate of 500 by mid-April, now we are on 1,400 and unfortunately, it will not go down very quickly," External link

err-en Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Naturally, access to strategically important materials and technologies is not just important for the protection of health but also for implementing the green and digital turnaround," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The spread of coronaviruses is caused by humans consistently and extensively changing nature for their own benefit in a way that strips nature from the ability to cope with it on its own," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonian affairs are European affairs and vice versa -- strong states make Europe strong and a strong Europe will, in turn, strengthen European states," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : “This evening I tested positive for Covid-19. I will remain at home until my recovery,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Efforts of the European Commission to coordinate the whole pandemic, and in particular the negotiations with vaccine manufacturers, are crucial. Unfortunately, the current uncertainty of delivery schedules affects the entire course of vaccination and shakes confidence," "It is therefore very important that we have greater confidence that the vaccines will reach us and that, in exceptional cases, we will be able to reorganise supplies flexibly. In the long term, the plan of the European Commission to distribute vaccines would remain in place, but a transparent mechanism for targeting vaccines to areas of greatest need would help halt the spread of the virus across Europe" External link

err-en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : “This evening I tested positive for Covid-19. I will remain at home until my recovery,” External link

channelstv Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "I just got the result and I also informed the people I have come in contact with about my positive test. Fortunately, there have been few of them — family members and a small circle of employees," External link

politico-eu Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

9news Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas déclaré : "J'ai une petite fièvre et le résultat positif du test n'est pas ce à quoi je m'attendais" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

mynews13 Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I have a small fever, and the positive test result is not what I expected," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:18:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover. I will continue performing my duties as head of government from home, as in e-Estonia, government meetings and other consultations can successfully also be held online," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:18:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I urge all people to take precautions, wear a mask indoors, reduce contact with other people, work remotely if possible and stay at home as much as possible, because the virus is widespread throughout Estonia," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

wral Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

wftv Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I urge all people to take precautions, wear a mask indoors, reduce contact with other people, work remotely if possible and stay at home as much as possible, because the virus is widespread throughout Estonia," External link

wsau Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The situation [last] spring was that the government could not impose restrictions on movement, all the various restrictions that we can impose today, because in the spring we amended the law and we can impose all restrictions now" External link

err-en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We in the government have always listened to the scientific council's proposals, discussed them and established restrictions as needed," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The Covid-19 situation in Estonia is extremely critical. This must be dealt with quickly. We have decided to shut down the country as far as possible," External link

novinite Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We effectively have an emergency situation," External link

err-en Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have come to a situation where it is impossible to decrease the number of coronavirus infections without additional restrictions," External link

err-en Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The obligation to wear a mask is already in place, but it could be better monitored. We have discussed that this requires changes to the law to be implemented and the government agrees that this change needs to be made quickly" External link

err-en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We always have in reserve what other countries have done, perhaps a complete restriction of movement," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

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

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



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Martin Helme said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "We went to both opposition parties several weeks ago with a proposal to start a vote of no confidence in Kaja Kallas. Our attitude is that all this fiscal, tax and austerity policy is the policy of the whole government and the prime minister is responsible for it," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Martin Helme said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "These were spontaneous protests against the government and their government reacted in breaking them up. The actual problem was created by the government's decision to disband the protests. This is one of the great heritages of the Kaja Kallas (Reform) government, which we will remember about her unsuccessful prime minister era. The government was started by dispersing its critics with the use of dogs," External link

err-en Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Margus Tsahkna said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "If Kallas as a prime minister doesn't make any conclusions and doesn't go to the president with Kiik's resignation letter in her hands, then inevitably, it will be her turn. We'll see a situation in time where people are demanding the prime minister to resign," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

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

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Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia's development and the development of the European Union are directly linked. The European Union is just as active as we want it to be -- it is up to us to steer it," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 26, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "While cooperation is important, trust based on shared values and principles is even more crucial. It is important for us to increase cooperation and trust but also mutual dependence and solidarity between the allies and partners in Europe," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 26, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We're carefully monitoring Russia's military maneuvers near the Ukrainian border. Russia has been increasingly aggressive towards Ukraine in its rhetoric, demonstrating a desire to further aggravate tensions in their relations. The goal of allied cooperation is to prevent a military escalation," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 26, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "Members of the Estonian government are emphasizing the message that violence against women has to stop everywhere in the world. Together we can and must make a difference," External link

err-en Friday, November 26, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is €472 million allocated to the transport area in the state budget, the budget will also grow 2 percent compared to last year. There is money in the sector. Now we look at the Transport Administration's budget - €356.6 million next year. Toilet maintenance costs €472,000 and trash maintenance costs €267,000. Is that a major cut in the €356 million?" External link

err-en Thursday, November 25, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We will still have to decide which regions we will reduce felling in," External link

err-en Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "But it is likely that we will reduce the amounts of pine wood, since pine forests grow longer and they are less affected by pests than spruces or birches," External link

err-en Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We share the concern about the Russian military build-up around the Ukrainian border," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas told : "We have heard that there are doubts for some countries regarding Belavia," External link

4-traders Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:13:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This is a hybrid attack, not a migration crisis ... to stop it Europe has to be strong because dictators only understand strength," External link

4-traders Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:13:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We share the concern about the Russian military build-up around the Ukrainian border," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We share the concern about the Russian military build-up around the Ukrainian border," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Alexander Lukashenko ) : “We are predicting that the pressure toward the external border of the EU and NATO by Alexander Lukashenko will continue because the Belarusian regime has so far failed to achieve its objectives,” “Maintaining the standoff for as long as possible is in the interests of the Belarusian regime since it takes the focus away from the brutal repressions and human rights violations it continues to inflict on its own people” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonian security currently starts on the Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian borders. We stand steadfastly in the support of our partners, helping them to manage the crisis mainly politically but also diplomatically," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas explained : "Attempts to cross the border have become more violent. We believe this pressure on the border will persist as Lukashenko has not achieved his aim," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas remarked : "Our goal is the same – European security," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Thirdly, the focus is on alleviating the humanitarian situation in Belarus and sending people back to their home countries," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The war is in its eighth year and we know Moscow is willing to escalate it at an opportune moment. Allied cooperation is aimed at preventing escalation. NATO will continue monitoring the situation and holding consultations between allies and with Ukraine," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "However, looking at events in neighboring countries, we need to boost our readiness. Estonia supports Poland in its efforts to protect the EU border every way it can," External link

err-en Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "That's why it has been decided that the government will review this restriction every two weeks," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 19, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "And today we will discuss it again and rather we will extend this measure further at least until March," External link

BalticTimes Friday, November 19, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The reduction in coronavirus spread has been helped by coronavirus testing in schools - it has gone very successfully, we have discovered many infected people and have snapped infection chains as a result," External link

err-en Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Today we will discuss it again and we will most likely rather extend this measure further, at least until March," External link

err-en Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "The reservists are summoned as of today and the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) will erect the barrier there within eight days," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The security situation is indeed dangerous and tense, particularly over the last few days, if we look at what Belarus is doing on the border of the EU and how it has weaponized people against the union. " External link

err-en Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Alexander Lukashenko ) : "Diplomatic pressure on the countries from which people are coming to Belarus has also intensified. The focus of our diplomatic work is to get Lukashenko to allow UN aid organizations into his country's territory," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will continue strengthened control at the borders and we are ready to deal with illegal border crossers," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The Estonian border is currently not directly under threat, however, considering what is happening in nearby countries, we must also be prepared to combat the threat. Estonia has been consistently reinforcing its external border and installation of the new barrier is part of the plan," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Poland has currently indicated that they primarily need solidarity and political support. We are in close communication with Poland and are prepared to support them in every way. We support adoption of additional European Union sanctions against those natural and legal persons who support the activity of the Belarus regime in executing the hybrid attack," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Martin Helme ) : "Yes, of course I have thought about it. But then [EKRE leader] Martin Helme would be able to form a government and then everything would lurch to the right, in Estonia" External link

err-en Friday, November 12, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Therefore, it is extremely important to support Poland in every way possible, and we have raised this issue in the UN Security Council, which will convene to discuss the matter today," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What's also important for Estonia is that in disputes on whether Europe should fund the construction of EU's external border, the president of the European Council said on Wednesday that physical funding should come from the budget of the European Union," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Therefore, it is extremely important to support Poland in every way possible, and we have raised this issue in the UN Security Council, which will convene to discuss the matter today," External link

err-en Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What's also important for Estonia is that in disputes on whether Europe should fund the construction of EU's external border, the president of the European Council said on Wednesday that physical funding should come from the budget of the European Union," External link

err-en Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Making things mandatory is complicated. Who monitors who lives with who? There are blended families. People have summer homes," External link

err-en Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Number one: an open society. Number two: motivating people to get vaccinated. An order to stay in isolation would decrease motivation. Our vaccination rates are slowing down again," External link

err-en Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are not dealing with just one country's problem, which is why we cannot allow the Lukashenko regime to undermine our security," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 9, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas explained : "Local governments sport different levels of infection and vaccination, and every local government has the right to take additional steps to contain the spread of the virus in addition to the government's control measures. I have just stressed this point when meeting with the Põlva Municipality mayor and urged him to consider and immediately take measures to reduce all manner of contacts between people," External link

err-en Sunday, November 7, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "If you contract Covid and suffer severely from it, or lose your life as a result, there are no compensatory measures there," External link

err-en Friday, November 5, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Achieving the goals set by the Paris Agreement is essential, but requires cooperation between countries and agreements that work in practice," "I hope that the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow will make it possible to set out concrete further steps to tackle climate change. The European Union has set itself ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions and introducing sustainable technologies. It is therefore important that other major economic areas in the world take similar steps. At the same time, the G20 must offer support to those countries that are already suffering from the negative effects of climate change," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "At COP, we will share our experience in implementing the digital revolution and introduce our startup solutions in the fields of energy efficiency, smart cities, data management and the circular economy," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The resignation of the minister of culture in a situation where she felt that she is unable to sufficiently stand up for the area of culture is the only possible course of action. I wish all the best for Anneli Ott for the future," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The government deems it important that the area of culture be represented as much as possible in its everyday work as well as on the government level. The government has not established any separate restrictions for culture. We have limited unvaccinated people's participation in entertainment in order to protect unvaccinated people and to reduce the burden on our hospitals," "I attach great importance to the cultural sector functioning well and I'm always ready to listen to the sector's concerns," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Empowerment of women and girls is a priority for Estonia also in our UN work. We need to recognize at the highest political level that especially in fragile and conflict-affected settings women and girls are particularly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The culture minister resigning in a situation where she feels that she's not able to stand up for the culture field enough is the only viable outcome. I wish Anneli Ott all the best," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia had a very difficult starting position, being almost completely dependent on energy from our national fossil fuel – oil shale. We have already reduced our emissions by around 70 percent. Green transition is a reality in Estonia," External link

err-en Monday, November 1, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have been helped by the collective political will of the EU, its carbon market, and its support schemes. But the change is driven and implemented by the Estonian people, their openness to reforms, their digital skills and a vision for the future," External link

err-en Monday, November 1, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "I emphasized to President Biden that in addition to the growing threats in Asia, it is important to keep the focus on the security of Europe and especially the Baltic states - our eastern neighbor is behaving unpredictably and the direction of development is not encouraging," External link

err-en Monday, November 1, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Unvaccinated people make up the largest share of [hospital treatment], more than 90 percent of third-party Covid people are unvaccinated. This makes it necessary to restrict the movement of these people so that they do not get sick and go to hospital," External link

err-en Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "All entertainment events must end at 11 p.m. from the start of the new week, as the chance of the virus spreading is greater during evening events when alcohol is on sale," External link

err-en Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "By now, vaccines are available to everyone and the majority have also contributed to protecting themselves and society. And now, thanks to vaccination, there has been a change in the third wave as to who is the minority we foremost protect. While in the first two waves, the elderly needed the most protection, then now in the third wave, the people who have not been vaccinated are in particular need of protection," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "One of them is that vaccines do not really protect, because people who are vaccinated also die. It is true that the vaccine does not make anyone immortal. The more people who have been vaccinated, the more deaths there will be among those who have been vaccinated. But vaccines help save lives. Comparing the data, we see that unvaccinated people are 2.5 times more likely to be hospitalized, unvaccinated 60+ people are three times more likely to die," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Unvaccinated people infected with COVID-19 are more contagious than vaccinated people, they suffer more severely and are more likely to stay in hospital for longer. We mainly have unvaccinated people in hospitals," External link

BalticTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will discuss different methods and the first thing we will discuss, is how things were done in Austria and some other countries, where they had multiple screening tests a week. Students come to school on Monday, there are tests on their desks and the teachers make sure they do the rapid tests," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We will try to keep schools open as much as possible so all children could go to school and we will not ask for Covid certificates," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Do you understand, there is essentially a wartime situation in our hospitals and you are talking about someone going to the movies. It does not seem reasonable to me," "Children must be able to go to school and hobby education and we will do all we can. But asking me if children should have the right to go to the cinema without a vaccination certificate during a time when our hospitals are in war. It does not seem balanced to me," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The constitution explicitly states that no right is absolute" External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Vaccines help save lives. Comparing the data, we see that unvaccinated people are 2.5 times more likely to be hospitalized, while unvaccinated people aged 60 and over are three times more likely to die [from the virus]," External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "People are not immortal, but they should not die the painful death of the coronavirus. And unfortunately, COVID-19 also endangers the lives and health of others," External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas responded : "If we test everyone, it leaves people no motivation to get vaccinated," External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas responded : "It is not right to normalize the deaths of old people," External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas responded : "If the most popular party [in Estonia] says people should get vaccinated, it works," "If you wanted to protect people, you would call them to consider it. But you do not want to get a handle on the virus" External link

err-en Monday, October 25, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Culture minister Anneli Ott has said that she will see how her work can be re-organized and we will certainly discuss these things with her. We have already talked about how she can do her job in the best possible way. There is a recommendation to work from home and I believe Anneli Ott will use that option," External link

err-en Friday, October 22, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The spread of the infection at schools is a great concern. While we know that the course of this illness is generally not severe for children and young people; however, they still fall ill and bring the coronavirus home with them where it can cause serious illness in unvaccinated families," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas responded : "We are not vaccinating young people with Moderna," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "There are several problems. First, vaccinating is a moral responsibility, second, the fact that we have people who are afraid of the side effects, and scientists are saying that this makes them hesitate even more," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have a problem with our network of hospitals -- more and more people are ending up in hospital," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is room for ambition in the relations between our countries. For example, what is happening in the electricity market shows very convincingly how important energy independence and investment in renewables are for all of Europe. I am pleased that Estonia and Latvia are taking a joint step forward in this area -- we are planning an offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The border of Lithuania and Latvia with Belarus, which is under migration pressure, is external border of the European Union. If we want to maintain free movement within the EU, the external border must be protected," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We have a problem with our hospitals network," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The final group [to get vaccinated] is one which is still in doubt but is not against vaccination per se ; we have offered them customized solutions to cope with these fears," External link

err-en Monday, October 18, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "When people are afraid of these side effects and we offer them money, will they say they're not afraid anymore. It actually doesn't work like that. The medicines agency has said that the vaccine is still a medicine, to tie with money or some kind of gifts is not the right thing to do," External link

err-en Monday, October 18, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is room for ambition in the relations between our countries. For example, what is happening in the electricity market shows very convincingly how important energy independence and investment in renewables are for all of Europe. I am pleased that Estonia and Latvia are taking a joint step forward in this area - we are planning an offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga," External link

err-en Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "We are lucky to have such good neighbors" External link

err-en Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The border of Lithuania and Latvia with Belarus, which is under migration pressure, is external border of the European Union. If we want to maintain free movement within the EU, the external border must be protected," "We also discussed today the progress of Rail Baltic and how to move forward in a way that takes into account the interests and needs of all three Baltic countries," External link

err-en Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This is punishable under criminal law. It is a document, it must not be counterfeited," External link

err-en Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:09:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "I have been presented different proposals to avoid overburdening hospitals and maintaining scheduled treatments. There are some, where the state would recover COVID-19 treatment costs from unvaccinated people and some where unvaccinated people would move down treatment queues. I emphasize that these examples are theoretical and the government does not deem them realistic," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I support the police monitoring coronavirus certificate usage and mask-wearing more than before," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If more than 70 percent of the people that get seriously ill and more than 90 percent of the people that die are unvaccinated, we must focus on them. We must limit their movements so they would not get infected. We have locations that ask for COVID-19 certificates and where you can go with a test, we would lose the option of getting in with a test. You could only enter with vaccination certificates," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Insurance Act ) : "We are also discussing if the Health Insurance Act allows for the recovery of medical expenses in certain cases. If vaccines have been made available to people, but they do not use them and fall ill, is it possible to recover the costs," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What do I support? I wouldn't lock society down. I want children to continue going to school, I want our economy to work, but I also want our hospitals not to collapse. And that's why I'm in favor of further restricting unvaccinated people," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "One proposal is that when a person comes to a hospital, doctors have to help that person. If the situation gets out of hand and we have to start cutting down on planned treatments in hospitals, such as various surgical operations, then unvaccinated people will move further down the line," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What do I support? I would not close society. I want children to keep going to school, our economy to work, but I also want our hospitals to not collapse. And that is why I support further restrictions for unvaccinated people," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "One proposal is that if people go to the hospital, doctors must help them. If things get bad and we must start restricting scheduled treatments, surgeries, for example, then unvaccinated people will move down the queue. And treatments are limited at their expense," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have not even discussed it, because we have stated from the beginning that schools should remain open. That is how it has been done in other countries," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If more than 70 percent of the people that get seriously ill and more than 90 percent of the people that die are unvaccinated, we must focus on them. We must limit their movements so they would not get infected. We have locations that ask for COVID-19 certificates and where you can go with a test, we would lose the option of getting in with a test. You could only enter with vaccination certificates," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said ( about Insurance Act ) : "We are also discussing if the Health Insurance Act allows for the recovery of medical expenses in certain cases. If vaccines have been made available to people, but they do not use them and fall ill, is it possible to recover the costs," External link

err-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas commented : "The Estonian tax system has been one of the pillars of international competitiveness for the Estonian business environment and this needs to be protected. Since Estonia has been against establishing a global minimum corporate tax, we have been in discussions throughout the summer to achieve a situation, where this global tax affects Estonian entrepreneurs as little as possible," External link

err-en Friday, October 8, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "And for this reason, we will join the global tax agreement. By making proposals ourselves and protecting our positions, we have strong opportunities to make sure that Estonia's business environment and tax policy will continue to work toward our best interest," External link

err-en Friday, October 8, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas disse : "Não mudará nada para a maioria das empresas estonianas e só afetará as filiais de grandes multinacionais" External link

em Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas afirmou : "Nos juntaremos ao acordo de tributação mundial" External link

em Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We are joining the global tax agreement," External link

nampa Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "I hope that we can move forward quickly in the European Union with the accession negotiations, including with Northern Macedonia and Albania," External link

err-en Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia fully supports the enlargement of the European Union in the Western Balkans," External link

err-en Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The more care home workers are vaccinated, the safer it is for the residents of the care homes, who are all part of a risk group. It is critical to limit their infections because they may come with serious consequences," External link

err-en Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "This money will come from the resources that were left over in the supplemental budget," External link

err-en Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas explained : “It started with where people feel the most benefits, which is, of course, taxes,” “This is what made people pick up the digital ID that we launched in 2000,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “If we would have asked our people in 2000 whether they needed digital identities, they would have probably said no,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “We should use Trusted Connectivity as a global brand,” “By setting the rules of the game, democratic governments can facilitate trust, investments and innovation” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If there are additional expenses, they need to be weighed against the anticipated result," External link

err-en Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "When I became a member of the Riigikogu in 2011, the board at the time reprimanded MPs and did not let them rant on and hurl abuse at others," External link

err-en Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I never heard of anyone being abused like this during the preceding government. They [EKRE MPs -- ed.] are not asking questions, they're simply hurling abuse. This is where they should be asked if this is really necessary," External link

err-en Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We also discussed at cabinet level organizations which are still dealing with similar areas. In the bigger picture comes Enterprise Estonia, KredEx, MES, and also in some ways the PRIA and the KIK, but they have a slightly different specificity" External link

err-en Friday, June 18, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The MES and KredEx have very similar directions, but at the moment we are moving faster by merging KredEx and Enterprise Estonia, since it seems to be easier as they are under the administration of the one ministry. However, will also be discussing these additional options, one by one, to concentrate services in one place" External link

err-en Friday, June 18, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “In order to curb the global coronavirus pandemic and prevent the emergence of possible new strains, it is important that vaccination rates are as high as possible worldwide. This requires that vaccines be as widely available as possible everywhere. Estonia can and will contribute. It is also in the interests of the health of our own people,” External link

vm-ee Friday, June 18, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "MES and Kredex have very similar directions, but at the moment we are moving forward faster with the merger of Kredex and Enterprise Estonia," External link

err-en Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This looks to be easier because they are under the administration of one ministry, but we are also discussing these additional options," External link

err-en Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It was a surprise how irresponsibly and lightly promises about the future had been made without any cover," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It was a surprise how irresponsibly and lightly promises about the future had been made without any cover," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Consolidated government sector debt was close to €5 billion by the end of the year. Compared with 2019, debt doubled. It was also the highest figure in the last 20 years," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "US President Joe Biden confirmed that it is very important for him to protect the Baltic states, America is present in the Baltic states. And certainly talking to Vladimir Putin, he wants to emphasize important points for us," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "NATO's technological lead must be maintained. Including to address the threats posed by evolving technologies," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "However, the relaxations do not mean that caution can be abandoned. The virus is still spreading from person to person and has not disappeared from our midst, so please behave responsibly," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is important that the widest possible circle of people involved in the teaching of languages, including umbrella organizations, networks, researchers, parents and other relevant figures, is involved in the preparation of this action plan," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "the transition has been made to predominantly Estonian-language school education, which means that teaching in the schools and kindergartens funded by the state and local governments is in Estonian," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "In order to achieve this goal, an action plan work group on Estonian-language education has been convened in April 2021 and the deadline for the completion of the action plan is November this year. As a result of this work, the actions will be outlined to move towards a high-quality Estonian-language education system," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The epidemiological picture in Estonia is getting better every day, so that today the risk level for the spread of the coronavirus has dropped from high, or orange, to medium, or yellow. This allows the government to ease restrictions earlier than planned," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Easing of restrictions doesn't however mean that there wouldn't be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us," External link

startribune Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:20:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Easing of restrictions doesn't however mean that there wouldn't be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us," External link

startribune Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Easing of restrictions doesn't however mean that there wouldn't be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us," External link

startribune Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Easing of restrictions doesn't however mean that there wouldn't be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us," External link

startribune Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “Easing of restrictions doesn’t however mean that there wouldn’t be a need for caution. The virus is still spreading from person to person, and it has not disappeared from among us,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed that it is very important for him to protect the Baltic states, America is present in the Baltic states. And certainly talking to Vladimir Putin, he wants to emphasize important points for us" External link

err-en Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Jüri Ratas started by saying that the previous government's empty cuts plan was not really empty. It amounted to a billion euros. We asked to see the plan, with Ratas saying that finding €150 million to save is not a problem. We then reach an agreement, while he goes out and says that we cannot save €60 million the very next day. It is hypocritical. Let him say the same things to his MPs, how he defended those things," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I say that we will not be revising fiscal policy in the wake of this news (GDP growth – ed.). A lot of money is needed to solve the problems of medical workers," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia has a lot of intelligent people who could fill that role. It is first and foremost a representative role. They should also be someone with the ability to unite society and not someone who would rub people the wrong way. In other words, we are looking for someone who would be a good fit for everyone. We are discussing names proposed in the public, while we do not have a candidate yet," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "On the one hand, it is good if candidates. or the eventual president, know how the state functions; understand the political reality," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Basically, no plant can be allowed to be a condition or problem in terms of utilizing JTF sums. Because the point of the Just Transition Fund is to facilitate a developmental leap in the area, to attract new investments, make the region greener alongside our energy portfolio," External link

err-en Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I'm concerned that [due to Finland's entry restrictions] the good relationship between Estonia and Finland has begun to be in doubt," External link

yle-en Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The situation of many people of Estonia involved in labor migration to Finland has been difficult already for four months due to travel restrictions, as family members are separated from each other," External link

err-en Friday, June 4, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "While yesterday's decision by the government of Finland does alleviate the situation to a certain extent, but just allowing air connections will not allow a return to normal life. The preference for one mode of transport over another also remains incomprehensible. Especially when the wish is to use the epidemiological situation as an argument," External link

err-en Friday, June 4, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Estonia has put forward different solutions to prove the safety of passengers. For three months already, shipping companies have been requiring from passengers a certificate of a negative test result as a precondition for boarding. Seamless and secure travel is also facilitated by the introduction of a digital vaccination certificate," External link

err-en Friday, June 4, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Thanks to the efforts of the Estonian people in controlling the coronavirus and active vaccination, the infection rate has fallen nicely," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 1, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "With the hijacking of a passenger plane flying between Athens and Vilnius, and the arrest of a journalist critical of the government, and his companion, the Belarusian regime has committed a state act of terrorism, and must take responsibility for these acts," External link

err-en Friday, May 28, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas admitted : "We did not agree on what should be provided to the vaccinated," External link

b92net_en Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Now that we have set goals, we must also agree on a framework on how to achieve these goals in a way that is realistic and affordable for everyone," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We saw that even some countries that were previously a bit skeptical regarding Russia's deeds were now very shocked. I think the naivety towards Russian relations is fading," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We saw that even some countries that were previously a bit skeptical regarding Russia's deeds were now very shocked. I think the naivety towards Russian relations is fading," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is no doubt that NATO will remain the pillar of transatlantic security," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Developments in Ukraine and operations conducted on the territory of NATO allies are extremely alarming, which is why NATO must also continue supporting Russia's neighbors," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Ukraine is always in the heart of the Estonian people. And we always try our best to support Ukraine within all possible platforms - the European Union, NATO, the UN," External link

interfax-ua-en Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "My last visit to Ukraine took place more than five years ago and I am glad to see the progress Ukraine has made since then. You kept the nerve and have carried out difficult reforms while fighting a defensive war aimed at breaking up your country. The best answer to aggression is to succeed in reforms," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Estonia supports the territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine. We will also do everything we can to make sure that NATO's doors remain open and that the EU reacts to Russia's provocative actions efficiently and appropriately," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We know that Ukraine wishes to be increasingly integrated with the European Union. The more successful their reforms, the more open the EU is to this integration. Ukraine is Estonia's main development partner and our government and entrepreneurs are willing to do even more to ensure continued cooperation," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "My last visit to Ukraine took place more than five years ago and I am glad to see the progress Ukraine has made since then" External link

err-en Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Estonia supports the territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine. We will also do everything we can to make sure that NATO's doors remain open and that the EU reacts to Russia's provocative actions efficiently and appropriately," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Nobody gets any special rights, but everything is possible for everyone. Maybe on the basis of a vaccination certificate, some services are more convenient than if there is no certificate," External link

err-en Friday, May 14, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We must not create a situation where some people seem to have more rights than others simply because they have been vaccinated. Some people cannot be vaccinated and we must not create discrimination" External link

err-en Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Theaters and cinemas hold a 'medium' threat level, hence our decision to reopen them, with a 50 percent occupancy rate, from May 24" External link

err-en Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We want to strengthen our renewable energy cooperation with Poland and thus, I have invited Poland to join the development of the Baltic Sea maritime network project. We have shared climate concerns and we agree that the new climate framework must be affordable and realistic for everyone and support the necessary investments," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What we're first and foremost expecting from the NATO summit in June is a message of a strong and united NATO that constantly adapts to changing security conditions and has collective defense at its core. NATO should above all concentrate on guaranteeing the allies' security in a situation where Russia remains the primary military threat; NATO should remain faithful to the open door policy and confirm the alliance's strategic partnership with the EU. We need to jointly underline the importance of the United States' military presence in Europe and we highly appreciate US units' rotation in our region," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The key issue will be increasing the involvement of private capital in major infrastructure projects that meet certain standards, such as transparency, reliability and market economy logic. We will provide the platform for the discussion in Tallinn and we're also hoping to spark the interest of the United States and the OECD," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We should be ready for a situation where we will soon need to motivate people to vaccinate themselves. One possibility would be, for example, that vaccinated people do not have to wear a mask indoors" External link

err-en Monday, May 10, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We need to jointly underline the importance of the United States' military presence in Europe and we highly appreciate US units' rotation in our region," External link

err-en Saturday, May 8, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is extremely unfortunate that Russia is imposing sanctions on citizens who stand for European values. Ilmar Tomusk and the Language Board have the full support of the government," External link

err-en Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is no information about the constitutional order having been jeopardized in such fashion," "Nobody has argued that this company of people wanted to attack the state," External link

err-en Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

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

err-en Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:17:00 AM 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 Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have perhaps not been such king-makers," External link

err-en Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "It is strange when Jüri Ratas, who was an ever-present at these budget debates, sitting at the table, starts criticizing his own work. It is clear that this was the agreement we reached," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "No one has ever been totally satisfied with the RES. Perhaps this just demonstrates that it is a ideal compromise – neither the people in our party nor in the Center Party are satisfied," External link

err-en Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "All the crises show that we need a border agreement with the kind of neighbor we have," "We do not need confusion [regarding the border]. We need a border agreement more than Russia" External link

BalticTimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "My view is that when we know that new waves are coming in autumn, then there has to be some time for taking a breath. When the infection rate gets lower, we can behave free in the society to be ready for the situation getting worse," External link

err-en Monday, April 26, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Our wish is not to keep places closed longer than necessary," External link

err-en Monday, April 26, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The advisory council doesn't see the wider picture," External link

err-en Monday, April 26, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “In the case of such a huge project, it is important that both countries express their will. I hope that the protocol will be signed and that we can move forward with preparations for the possible construction of the tunnel by the state” External link

globalconstructionreview Friday, April 23, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Public events are allowed outdoors. If there is a concert, for example, it is allowed within the limits of restrictions imposed on outdoor events and public gatherings," External link

err-en Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "All the crises show that we need a border agreement with the kind of neighbor we have," "We do not need confusion [regarding the border]. We need a border agreement more than Russia" External link

err-en Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I would also point out that most scheduled flights carry an obligation – or have made a commitment – not to let passengers board a plane under any circumstances, without a negative test" External link

err-en Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We must overcome the economic decline caused by the pandemic and simultaneously move towards a balance of state finances," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We call on Russia to refrain from any escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine and Crimea and to comply with its international obligations, including in terms of arms control. Estonia is working in close cooperation with its allies and partners to take all measures necessary for deterring Russia. Estonia's support to Ukraine's right to self-determination and to its European and Euro-Atlantic integration is unwavering," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Allow me to recall that where we are today seems modest compared to where we've been [in terms of rate of infection], while the plateau is still too high today if we look at what will happen upon lifting all restrictions. That said, if we can maintain this trend, we have reason to believe that things will stay open once they are opened," External link

err-en Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonia has raised human rights violations both internationally, at the UN Human Rights Council, in joint letters with like-minded countries, at the level of the EU as well as in bilateral relations with China, and we will continue to do so" External link

err-en Friday, April 16, 2021 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Eventually, our relationship will come down to finding a balance between challenges and opportunities," External link

err-en Friday, April 16, 2021 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "What we want is that in the case of a rise in risk level, everyone should know how to act to prevent it from escalating to a red level," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We do not want to keep the restrictions [in place] for a day longer than necessary, but in order to ease the restrictions, we need to be sure that the current decline in infection rates is permanent. Only in this way can we ensure that the reopening of society is safe. We have to keep in mind that the current level of infection is actually comparable to the middle of February, where the situation became difficult and we started to tighten restrictions," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "Everything will not be opened suddenly, rather according to how they were established. We will not open schools in full capacity but rather in the capacity they were at before closures. For museums, we can ease restrictions, but will not open them completely. The mitigation plan is connected to steps and should be connected to the ' white paper ' table, so everyone would know how to act," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There is a big hole in the state budget that requires cuts and painful decisions to fill. The flowers will bloom in the future," External link

err-en Sunday, April 11, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I would not say we are split. There are certain groups who wish to make it seem that way," "I believe that one thing we all want is for the Estonian culture, people and language to develop. We have no disagreements here. We all agree that Estonia is a cool place" External link

err-en Sunday, April 11, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "There's a lesson to be learned from the past weekend. The lesson is that when it comes to mass vaccination events, a more personal approach is needed for the elderly, the vaccination of whom is a priority in under the current vaccine deficit. They want to be able to consult their family doctor and to receive their vaccine near their home," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Confusing messages about the AstraZeneca vaccine come from different countries," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "If you had a fever as a side effect after the first injection, it does not mean you should not get a second one," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "The Estonian state will not force anyone to get vaccinated. Perhaps only the private sector, if they decide they need vaccines in that way. I cannot rule out that a condition for going to work is getting vaccinated," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The AstraZeneca vaccine is a quality vaccine that has had its effectiveness proven," "There is new knowledge each day and the current recommendation is for people aged over 60 to use the AstraZeneca vaccine," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This is the decision we made on March 12 -- to vaccinate members of the government and the parliament with this vaccine [by AstraZeneca] to assuage these fears. Thus, I expected for the president of the Riigikogu to set a good example," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I ask everyone who is not here at the moment to have a little patience – your vaccination time will come soon," External link

err-en Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas added : "We cannot set a specific date right now. But I will give hope that if 400 people need hospitalization, once the daily infections per 100,000 people falls below 500, mortality goes down - then we can talk about dropping restrictions," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas explained : "What do you base your decisions on - what will we close and what will get better. You actually do not have any scientific materials that say: 'Yes, this is the place.' Schools are a good example. We were told that if we close schools, infections will decrease significantly. We closed schools, decided to make that decision, it was a difficult one. We made the decision: No, infection indicators did not come down. On the contrary, we saw that there were still outbreaks in schools. And then they said: 'Well yes, there was not much hope the school thing would work.' That was the main argument at the time, however. It is very complicated to make decisions in the information space you are in at the moment," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas noted : "If people are as good as they have been, then it is a positive, but numbers remain high. Today's (Tuesday - ed) numbers were higher than the goals we set. My desire is not to maintain these restrictions a day longer than necessary," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "What did I say? I said that if these numbers don't come down, we can't ease the restrictions," External link

err-en Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "This means that the restrictions in this form must continue longer than we originally planned. Our wish was to have an infection rate of 500 by mid-April, now we are on 1,400 and unfortunately, it will not go down very quickly," External link

err-en Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Naturally, access to strategically important materials and technologies is not just important for the protection of health but also for implementing the green and digital turnaround," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The spread of coronaviruses is caused by humans consistently and extensively changing nature for their own benefit in a way that strips nature from the ability to cope with it on its own," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Estonian affairs are European affairs and vice versa -- strong states make Europe strong and a strong Europe will, in turn, strengthen European states," External link

BalticTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : “This evening I tested positive for Covid-19. I will remain at home until my recovery,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "Efforts of the European Commission to coordinate the whole pandemic, and in particular the negotiations with vaccine manufacturers, are crucial. Unfortunately, the current uncertainty of delivery schedules affects the entire course of vaccination and shakes confidence," "It is therefore very important that we have greater confidence that the vaccines will reach us and that, in exceptional cases, we will be able to reorganise supplies flexibly. In the long term, the plan of the European Commission to distribute vaccines would remain in place, but a transparent mechanism for targeting vaccines to areas of greatest need would help halt the spread of the virus across Europe" External link

err-en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : “This evening I tested positive for Covid-19. I will remain at home until my recovery,” External link

channelstv Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas wrote : "I just got the result and I also informed the people I have come in contact with about my positive test. Fortunately, there have been few of them — family members and a small circle of employees," External link

politico-eu Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

9news Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas déclaré : "J'ai une petite fièvre et le résultat positif du test n'est pas ce à quoi je m'attendais" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

mynews13 Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I have a small fever, and the positive test result is not what I expected," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:18:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover. I will continue performing my duties as head of government from home, as in e-Estonia, government meetings and other consultations can successfully also be held online," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:18:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I urge all people to take precautions, wear a mask indoors, reduce contact with other people, work remotely if possible and stay at home as much as possible, because the virus is widespread throughout Estonia," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

wral Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

wftv Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : “I am closely monitoring my health and staying at home until I recover,” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "I urge all people to take precautions, wear a mask indoors, reduce contact with other people, work remotely if possible and stay at home as much as possible, because the virus is widespread throughout Estonia," External link

wsau Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The situation [last] spring was that the government could not impose restrictions on movement, all the various restrictions that we can impose today, because in the spring we amended the law and we can impose all restrictions now" External link

err-en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We in the government have always listened to the scientific council's proposals, discussed them and established restrictions as needed," External link

err-en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The Covid-19 situation in Estonia is extremely critical. This must be dealt with quickly. We have decided to shut down the country as far as possible," External link

novinite Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We effectively have an emergency situation," External link

err-en Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We have come to a situation where it is impossible to decrease the number of coronavirus infections without additional restrictions," External link

err-en Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "The obligation to wear a mask is already in place, but it could be better monitored. We have discussed that this requires changes to the law to be implemented and the government agrees that this change needs to be made quickly" External link

err-en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Kaja Kallas said : "We always have in reserve what other countries have done, perhaps a complete restriction of movement," External link

err-en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

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

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



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Martin Helme said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "We went to both opposition parties several weeks ago with a proposal to start a vote of no confidence in Kaja Kallas. Our attitude is that all this fiscal, tax and austerity policy is the policy of the whole government and the prime minister is responsible for it," External link

err-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Martin Helme said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "These were spontaneous protests against the government and their government reacted in breaking them up. The actual problem was created by the government's decision to disband the protests. This is one of the great heritages of the Kaja Kallas (Reform) government, which we will remember about her unsuccessful prime minister era. The government was started by dispersing its critics with the use of dogs," External link

err-en Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Margus Tsahkna said ( about Kaja Kallas ) : "If Kallas as a prime minister doesn't make any conclusions and doesn't go to the president with Kiik's resignation letter in her hands, then inevitably, it will be her turn. We'll see a situation in time where people are demanding the prime minister to resign," External link

err-en Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

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