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Posts from ‘June, 2006’

Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Ansip criticizes proposal for Russian-language TV channel…

Therefore, with the interests of Estonia's Russian-speaking viewership in mind, it would be more expedient to develop those ideas with new kinds of mass media," he said. Yet the PM emphasized the ...

Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Estonia’s wireless service set to soar…

I don't believe it will have an advantage in the cities, where we already have cable connections and wireless services operating," he stated. The tender closes in early December, and Soom said the...

Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Centrists, People’s Union look to form next government…

He added that the Center Party and the People's Union, which make up two-thirds of the current ruling coalition, had a similar vision of Estonia's development. He said both parties valued rural l...

Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Russia offers condolences on anniversary of mass deportations…

"The cruel fate did not spare the Estonian nation, either. More than 9,000 people were rooted out of their homes. Estonians, Russians, Jews, Gypsies 's it made no difference to the Stalinist reg...

Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Estonia steps up election process…

on Aug. 28 with the presidential election as its sole agenda. In line with convention, Parliamentary Chairman Toomas Varek scheduled the session at the request of President Arnold Ruutel. The main...

Wed, 14 Jun 2006, Conference stretches Tallinn’s tablecloths thin…

People want to come and explore Tallinn. There is big potential for Tallinn as a conference city, but not without a good center." Junior Chamber International is a network of business leaders who...

Wed, 14 Jun 2006, Ruutel hopes for second term…

The former communist head of the Estonian S.S.R., Ruutel is a man with as many political detractors as friends. For younger, progressive-minded Estonians, Ruutel represents an outdated style and m...

Wed, 14 Jun 2006, Estonians fear growth in HIV …

Mecaskey, who has visited Estonia three times in the past year, is part of a team of health experts attempting to help the country deal with its HIV epidemic. "People may believe this is a proble...



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.