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Posts from ‘September, 2007’

Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Presidents’ green rhetoric at U.N. questioned…

24. He said a post-2012 climate agreement should promote technological innovation, while he said the EU supported a market-based approach to the carbon trading system. He said it may take the es...

Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Tallinn’s planning problems revealed…

The much-discussed "northern vein" 's which is hoped to ease traffic around the heavily congested port area 's is stalled, awaiting EU funding. "The technical project is in existence, but it's a ...

Wed, 19 Sep 2007, Tartu faces number crunch…

Tartu, Estonia's second largest city, is home to 100,000 residents, one fifth of whom are university students or staff. Karis said one solution was to seek more collaboration with other Estonian...

Wed, 19 Sep 2007, Alcohol ban to be repealed…

to 8 a.m. Parts' amendment would override the 8 p.m. ban in Tallinn, which was introduced by the city council on Aug. 1 in an effort to curb anti-social behavior in the capital. He said he disap...

Wed, 19 Sep 2007, FBI takes over Tallinn hotel…

Mueller, the United States' highest-ranking law enforcement officer, and his European counterpart Max-Peter Ratzel, chief of Europol. They joined with 250 graduates of the FBI National Academy,...

Wed, 12 Sep 2007, Estonians need a lesson too, claims think tank…

Instead, Aaviksoo said a more positive promotion of the language and a kinder attitude to new speakers would improve the situation. "There are things we can't change about history and our past is...

Wed, 12 Sep 2007, Prank or terrorism? Aaviksoo calls for cyber crime definition…

Paet said several of the IP addresses of the attacking computers had been traced to Russian government offices in Moscow. His claim was repeated by Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and Justice Minister...

Wed, 12 Sep 2007, Escaped polar bear killed at zoo…

However, his heart failed during the anesthetization, and he died shortly after. Franz had been one of the zoo's most popular attractions since his arrival in 1988. He was taken as a cub from F...



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.