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Posts from ‘March, 2006’

Wed, 29 Mar 2006, Tallinn celebrates distinguished European honor…

By the final round old rivals Tallinn and Tartu 's the country's two largest cities 's were in a close race. Tallinn City Mayor Juri Ratas said the mark of distinction was excellent news for resi...

Wed, 29 Mar 2006, Leaders bid honorable farewell to Lennart Meri…

Steadfast and charismatic, he gave others confidence in him and in Estonia," President Arnold Ruutel said during the Kadriorg Palace ceremony. Ruutel said that, as a statesman, Meri applied his un...

Wed, 29 Mar 2006, New tapping scandal disrupts Tallinn city politics…

"We have suspicions that those who asked to be bribed were sent to meet with the opposition and secretly tape the meetings on direct orders from the Center Party's leaders," opposition parties sa...

Wed, 29 Mar 2006, Let the name-game begin…

He will soon turn 78, and his support in Parliament is restricted mainly to the People's Union, a junior partner in the ruling coalition. Electing the head of state in Estonia is challenging, sinc...

Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Baltic Rail Services strikes back at state…

A spokeswoman for the Economic Affairs Ministry said the court of arbitration papers arrived at the ministry last week. She refused to disclose their content, citing classified information. She d...

Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Financial leaders say euro hopes will have to be postponed…

Finance Minister Aivar Soerd said Estonia could meet the inflation requirement by as early as the second quarter of 2007. After joining the Exchange Rate Mechanism II in 2005, Estonia had been ho...

Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Oil slicks reach Estonian shore, Finns help mop up…

According to provisional reports, oil slicks were detected 2.5 kilometers from the Miidurand shore in the Bay of Tallinn and one kilometer from shore in the neighboring Bay of Kopli. Five days a...

Wed, 15 Mar 2006, Survey: prostitution tolerated, but unacceptable…

Slightly fewer women than men accepted brothels as part of society, though among women aged 15 's 39 the need was particularly high. Fifty-three percent of this group stressed the need for male pr...



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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