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Estonia nominates new PM, Kaja Kallas to become EU's top diplomat

Estonia nominates new PM, Kaja Kallas to become EU's top diplomat Kristen Michal, candidate for position of Estonian Prime Minister (Photo:

Estonia has nominated a candidate for the position of head of government. The previous Prime Minister of Estonia, Kaja Kallas, will head European diplomacy, replacing Josep Borrell, according to ERR.

The Estonian Reform Party unanimously decided to nominate Kristen Michal as a candidate for the position of Prime Minister, replacing Kallas. Michal previously headed the Ministry of Climate. He stated that the safety of Estonian citizens is his priority.

The party leadership also agreed on the composition of the delegation for coalition negotiations, which will include Kristen Michal, the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, members of parliament, the Minister of Social Protection, the mayor of Tartu, and the head of the Prime Minister's office.

"The sooner we reach clarity on the issue of updating the coalition agreement, the better it will be for Estonia," Kristen Michal said.

Kallas to кeplace Borrell in the EU

EU leaders have agreed that candidates should replace the leadership of key European bodies. Ursula von der Leyen will retain her position as President of the European Commission, and former Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa will become the President of the European Council.

The main diplomat of the EU will be the Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas. She is called the "Iron Lady" of Estonia and a staunch opponent of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Previously, European diplomacy was headed by Josep Borrell.