Toomas Hendrik Ilves

is the President of the Republic of Estonia, and former leader of the Estonian Social Democratic Party and MEP.


The proud Estonian

An interview with Toomas Hendrik Ilvess

A psychology degree from Columbia, a career at Radio Liberty and a penchant for “alternative rock”, Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves is the image of the modern statesman. In interview with Ieva Lesinska, he enthuses about progressive online healthcare systems, citizens data rights and NATO military bases.

Who are we? Where are we?

National identity and mental geography

Over the last thousand years, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have had multiple identities and been members of several empires. Now, writes Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves, “we should be looking to create identities that go beyond those that history and others have foisted upon us”.

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