Kersti Kaljulaid to become the next President of Estonia


Kersti Kaljulaid is also the awardee of the Open Estonia Foundation 2014 Concord Prize.

Estonian Parliament elected Estonian representative to the European Court of Auditors Kersti Kaljulaid as the next President of the Republic of Estonia. Kaljulaid, who will also be Estonia's first woman president, is scheduled to be sworn into office on Monday, Oct. 10.

Though living most of her time in Luxembourg, Kaljulaid has been an active citizen by regularly publishing opinion editorials in Estonian leading dailies and news portals. For her passion and dedication in explaining the European Union and its matters to a regular Estonian citizen, Open Estonia Foundation decided to award her with our annual Concord Prize in 2014. As a tradition, the OEF hands the award over on its birthday in the end of April. That year, in 2014, the European Parliament elections were shortly to follow. Hence awarding Kersti Kaljulaid with our Concord Prize, the elections got more positive promotion from one of the most prominent opinion leaders in that field in Estonia. 

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