Member of the Riigikogu, Socialists Raimond Kaljulaid, comments to the Postimist Minister Urmas Reinsalu in the annual debate on the foreign policy of the Riigikogu.
First, the Foreign Minister's report. A taste of whether the Minister's presentation must be so impersonal and of any intellectual shining text. The Minister's presentation was an optimistic official "things are on the job" level. We, however, live in a dangerous time, where the delicate balance between war and peace still holds only a hairs of common sense. Of course, we are vital to us in the unity of the countries that share the same value space. We must stand for the international law to be invoked in international relations. However, it would also be interesting to hear the way in which Iceland's square in the most important office is seen in a changing world of Estonian foreign policy. The new millennium began with attacking the twin towers of the World Trade Center on the east coast of the United States. The ensuing Iraq war has largely tested Western unity and transatlantic relations. Ukraine continues to be a war. Migratory pressures have increased in Europe and have put a strong test on unity and solidarity between European countries. Over the past two decades, there has been a marked increase in inconsistencies within Europe – between North and south and between East and west. The European Union has lost its population, economically and militarily, in the form of the United Kingdom of a Member State. The economic and political impact of the United States in the world is shrinking, increasing the activity and impact of Asian countries, as well as Russia, in international relations. What is the plan of Estonia in this situation? That's what you wanted to hear. Difficult times would be much easier to survive if Estonia were internally unified. We must report that the less we adhere to the values of internal politics, the more difficult it is to make a value-based foreign policy. The decision of the Centre Party and the Fatherland to involve the government's right-wing extreme populists was and is a huge hoop for the Estonian national, especially for our foreign policy interests. The resulting negative flow of information in foreign media has influenced Estonia's reputation, as was the study conducted by the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute "influence and image of Estonian foreign policy in the European Union". The government just needs to get together. Foreign minister must start to lead. It doesn't matter how crazy the situation is in internal politics, to ensure that Estonia has a clear foreign policy line. We cannot have multiple foreign policies. The Centre Party and the Fatherland must also be able to explain this to their coalition partner. However, in order not to confine itself to criticism, the minister and the government must be rewarded. A greater contribution to economic diplomacy is welcomed. Exports, investments and tourism are particularly important for our economy. In turn, our standard of living and the welfare of our people depend. Raimond Kaljulaid: Foreign affairs must ensure unity of foreign policy The post Raimond Kaljulaid: Foreign minister must ensure foreign policy unity appeared first on the Social Democrats.