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President Ilves on a working visit to Brussels


Today and tomorrow President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will deliver presentations at three international events in Brussels, where he will discuss the future of Europe, the IT-related challenges of the Nordic and Baltic states, and the data protection issues of the European Union.

President Ilves is the keynote speaker at a series of lectures of the independent European Policy Centre think tank "Visions for Europe: making the best out of the crisis?" which will focus on European issues. The Head of State will present his ideas about the future of the European Union and the euro area. His audience will include members of the think tank who are involved with the policies of the European Union and diplomats of the European Union.

Tomorrow President Ilves will give an opening address at the high-level seminar "Empowering the Nordic-Baltic Economy – and inspiring Europe" held by the Baltic Development Forum and Microsoft. He will discuss the IT success stories of the Nordic and Baltic states and the new challenges that accompany the opportunities offered by the digital era.

Tomorrow afternoon, President Ilves will give an opening address at a conference organised by the European Parliament focusing on data protection and privacy issues, "Building the Digital Fortress: a Toolkit for Cyber Security". The Head of State will speak about privacy in cyber space, cyber crime and ethical issues related to data protection.

Within the framework of his visit, President Ilves will also meet with Rigmor Aasrud, Minister of Administrative, Reform and Religious Affairs of Norway.

The Head of State will return to Estonia on Wednesday evening.

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