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Posts from ‘March, 2005’

Wed, 30 Mar 2005, Police intensify security measures for soccer match…

Several Russian law enforcement officials accompanied soccer fans during their trip.According to the Estonian Soccer Union, ticket holders with explicit signs of supporting the visiting team will ...

Wed, 30 Mar 2005, Ansip emerges as strongest candidate for next Estonian prime minister…

Parliamentary parties proceeded with meetings even before the government of Juhan Parts resigned on March 24. Generally, all parties said they were open for cooperation with any partners, with the...

Wed, 23 Mar 2005, Sweden to conduct new probe into ferry tragedy…

20, 1994, though the cargo was not explosive.Over 800 people died as the Estonia ferry sank on Sept. 28, 1994, on its way from Tallinn to Stockholm.The Swedish government is ready to allocate abou...

Wed, 23 Mar 2005, PM Parts to resign after partners vote to remove Res Publica minister…

"There is nothing unnatural about opposition parties expressing a no-confidence vote in a minister. But when the ruling parties join a no-confidence motion against a government minister, it is cle...

Wed, 16 Mar 2005, Finno-Ugric neighbors face dire demographic challenges…

From 2000 to 2003 the index gradually dropped from 1.19 to 1.09. An index of less than one point means the country's labor force is decreasing.The official population statistics for 2004 have not ...

Wed, 16 Mar 2005, Unlearned lessons of modern slavery …

How she was robbed of her health, her freedom and her dignity.After being released from an orphanage at the age of 18, this young Latvian had barely started making a life for herself when people s...

Wed, 16 Mar 2005, Government teeters on edge of collapse…

The move to remove the Res Publica minister comes just weeks after Parts went out on a limb and sacked Foreign Minister Kristiina Ojuland, a member of the Reform Party. That decision almost cost P...

Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Parts follows Mari protests with pledge of support…

By March 5 the appeal, which was first published in Estonian and Finnish dailies and then online, had gathered 6,105 signatures.Sergei Loskutov, spokesman for the Mari El President Leonid Markelov...



ESTONIA is a state in Northern Europe which has borders with Latvia and Russia. Across the Baltic Sea lies Finland in the north and Sweden in the west. Estonia covers around 45 thousands square kilometers. The Estonians are part of Finnic people. The only official language in Estonia is Estonian, which has too much in common with Finnish language. Estonia as a state is a parliamentary republic with internal division of 15 regions. The largest city and the capital as well is Tallinn. Estonia is one of the least-populous countries of the European Union - its population is less than 1.5 million. Various international ogranizations highly ranked Estonia regarding press, democracy and political freedom.

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