About: Estonia

Europe's East 16-05-2022

Stop calling Putin, Estonia’s prime minister says

There is no point in talking to Vladimir Putin if we really want him to understand he is isolated, Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas told EURACTIV in what can be seen as a thinly veiled criticism of French President Emmanuel Macron's largely unsuccessful phone diplomacy with Moscow.
Cybersecurity 23-01-2019

Ansip uncovered: Commission Vice-President on disinformation, Huawei, copyright

EURACTIV's Digital Editor, Samuel Stolton, sat down with Vice-President of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip, to speak about his recent decision to stand as an MEP, disinformation, 'those' Huawei comments and the difficulties with the copyright directive.

Big member states are dividing the EU on digital agenda

Four countries - Germany, France, Italy and Spain - drafted a paper outlining their priorities ahead of last Friday’s (29 September) digital summit, where heads of state gathered in Estonia. Poland’s Digital Minister Krzysztof Szubert told EURACTIV.com their paper risks dividing EU member states on digital issues.
European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip
Internet of Things 30-06-2017

Ansip: Estonia isn’t perfect enough to teach other countries tech

Andrus Ansip told EURACTIV.com in an interview that Estonia's digital success can't be copied everywhere and the 2007 cyber security attacks there would have been worse if EU countries hadn't shared information to help out.
Technology 11-05-2015

Ansip: ‘Cybersecurity public-private partnership to launch early next year’

Andrus Ansip, the European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, following his launch of the Digital Single Market plan last week, says that the Commission’s proposed public private partnership on cyber security will be launched early next year. In the meantime, he remains confident that the data protection regulation can be agreed on before the end of the year.
Antonio Mugica [Smartmatic/YouTube]
Economy & Jobs 01-08-2014

e-Democracy entrepreneur: ‘Online voting will boom in coming years’

More and more governments are introducing tools to have citizens vote electronically and via the internet in elections. The next step, according to the e-democracy entrepreneur, Antonio Mugica, is creating tools for people to engage with lawmakers on a daily basis.
Regional Policy 20-08-2010

Tallinn Mayor: Give commission more regional budget clout

The EU's large regional policy budget should be kept at its current level, but only if the European Commission gets a bigger say on how funding is allocated and to which regions, Tallinn’s Mayor Edgar Savisaar told EURACTIV in an interview, lamenting a lack of coherence in the distribution of funds.
Euro & Finance 31-05-2010

Estonian PM: Euro has a brilliant future

The euro is still under construction but a brilliant future lies ahead, Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip told EURACTIV.fr in an interview.
Elections 12-05-2010

Estonian diplomat: E-voting can be tricky

Electronic voting (e-voting) in elections can help increase voter turnout and is technically safe. But it is also exposed to human vulnerabilities like voting pressure from political parties, Miko Haljas, Estonia's ambassador to Budapest, told EURACTIV Hungary in an interview.
Enlargement 06-05-2004

Full interview with Jaak Aaviksoo, former education minister of Estonia

Professor Jaak Aaviksoo, former education of minister of Estonia considers that his country has understood that education and information technology are a guarantee for the future.