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Posts from ‘May, 2008’

Wed, 28 May 2008, Education minister acknowledges child abuse…

Mistreatment of children must be ended immediately," he said. Violence between students had become so extreme that even after receiving grievous bodily harm the kids felt they couldn't turn to s...

Wed, 28 May 2008, Soldier in Afghanistan dies in accident…

Brok will be award the Gold Cross with Swords, a decoration from the Military Order of the Cross of the Eagle. Whereas the Lithuanian soldier was killed in action, Broks death was accidental. B...

Wed, 28 May 2008, SAS cancels Tallinn flight line…

That is the reason we are interested in developing the route by offering more flexibility to travel between two countries and more flexibility planning connecting flights," said Ilona Eskelinen, s...

Thu, 22 May 2008, Baltics seek representation in Russia…

The representative also said, however, that Russians sometimes do not understand Estonian politics and that many people he knew are more interested in Russian politics. "We can get our represen...

Thu, 22 May 2008, Bear market on the Tallinn exchange…

Then everywhere in the world stock markets got a negative feeling or sentiment, which was largely caused by the U.S. credit crisis," said Silver Laadoga from Trigon Capital. Analysts say that the...

Thu, 22 May 2008, Farmers leave the fields…

In recent years the decreasing [numbers] have been 's and will be in the future 's mostly at the expense of small producers," said Ants Laansalu, public relations advisor for the Ministry of Agric...

Wed, 14 May 2008, Surprise visit reveals abuse at school…

They were living in an atmosphere of fear both from each other and the school's staff. Teder has tasked the chief prosecutor with investigating the case. The discovery was made during a surp...

Wed, 14 May 2008, 20,000 people ‘could lose homes’…

Omblus blamed the problem on the worsening economy, growing unemployment and a fall in industrial output. "The manufacturing industry is packing and the Ministry of Economic Affairs admits t...



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.