In Estonia

Posts from ‘February, 2010’

Wed, 24 Feb 2010, Region’s leaders meet…

While talking about co-operation opportunities between the European Union and Belarus, Kokk noted that the European Union’s goal should be “for Belarus to become a democratic neig...

Wed, 24 Feb 2010, Jobless press city for work…

The city offered nearly 400 so-called social jobs, i.e. low paid jobs created especially by the city with the purpose of easing unemployment in the city. City of Tallinn’s entrepreneurshi...

Wed, 24 Feb 2010, Independence Day celebrated…

Citizens, state leaders and foreign representatives were gathering as Speaker of Riigikogu, Ene Ergma, was preparing, as is tradition, to hold a speech during the ceremonial hoisting of the Estonia...

Wed, 17 Feb 2010, Estonia presents strong credentials…

During Spain’s presidency, we are looking forward to a meaningful discussion that will hopefully lead to the making of a final decision, and the launching of the agency’s work by as ea...

Wed, 10 Feb 2010, Peace treaty signing honored…

“The Tartu Peace Treaty is a milestone that ended Estonia’s definitive and determined, but also hazardous, path towards peace and freedom,” stated Paet. “With the peace tre...

Wed, 10 Feb 2010, Estonia gets perfect score in freedom survey…

Estonia scored one point in both categories just like most other European Union member states. Latvia, however, received a score of 2 for political rights and 1 for civil liberties. Lithuania&r...

Wed, 3 Feb 2010, Crime rate falling despite troubled times…

“The number of traffic offenses decreased already for the second year in the row; the decrease in the number of violent crimes, however, occurred for the first time during the term of validi...

Wed, 3 Feb 2010, Airline employees face drastic pay cuts…

Andrus Aljas, Estonian Air president, justified the wage reduction as due to the overall economic situation and the decrease in customer demand. He also said that employers have the right to reduce...



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.