Wednesday, 14 September 2016

President Ilves Appoints new Education and Foreign Minister

With growing support for her to become the next president of Estonia, Marina Kaljurand has stepped down as Foreign Minister to focus on the presidential campaign. However, the Reform Party remains split as to whom to support. Kaljurand is a popular choice. She is a career diplomat with years of international experience whilst Kallas still has skeletons in his cupboard - whatever happened to the missing millions that disappeared in 1993 while he was in charge of the Bank of Estonia? 

Like many Estonians I am a Kaljurand supporter and hope she secures the top job later this month. On Monday President Ilves appointed Jurgen Ligi as the new Foreign Minister and Maris Lauri as the new Minister of Education and Research.