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Posts from ‘September, 2010’

Wed, 29 Sep 2010, Next year’s budget is a growth budget…

“By keeping our economic environment productive, we will be able to make the transition from crisis to new economic growth. New jobs, an increase in pensions, services for families with chil...

Wed, 29 Sep 2010, Aid should be ‘value based’…

“Inevitably, a question arises as to the efficiency of development aid if, for example, a country that receives consistent financial aid from the EU acts internationally in a way that is aga...

Wed, 22 Sep 2010, Companies failing on price posting…

Intensive checking of the obligation to show prices in two currencies continued also in August. Whereas during the month the obligation took effect - July - 764 companies were inspected, in August...

Wed, 15 Sep 2010, Estonian language problem in schools persist…

A lot of teachers who took the language proficiency exam between 1992 and 1999 still do not meet requirements,” Tomusk explained. Tomusk asserted that competence in the official state la...

Wed, 8 Sep 2010, 2011 budget takes shape…

According to information available, all ministries, apart from the Ministry of Defense, have exceeded their budget limits by 100 - 400 million kroons. The total gap between the requests of ministr...

Wed, 1 Sep 2010, Ordered hit on business partner foiled…

“This prevented a cruel murder,” said Parkna. State Prosecutor Sven-Hristo Evestus said that the Harju County Court issued the warrant for the arrest. “We’ve classified...

Wed, 1 Sep 2010, Historic battleground burial site uncovered…

The skeletons bear sword marks. This shows the battle took place on land - you can’t reach the enemy with a sword from a boat. There were also arrowheads found in the skeletons and in a shie...



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.