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Posts from ‘August, 2011’

Wed, 31 Aug 2011, Ilves secures vote to continue in post…

He ran against the so-called “protest candidate,” Indrek Tarand, who recently achieved a landslide victory in the European Parliament elections and was nominated for the presidency by ...

Wed, 31 Aug 2011, Center Party Congress brings no surprises…

The closer the congress came, the clearer it was that there are serious problems within the Center Party, with two distinct wings emerging. Ratas has been adamant that although 41 percent of the v...

Wed, 31 Aug 2011, Riot concerns addressed…

“We have probably paid too much attention to elite schools in Estonia, and the need for and importance of dealing with real youth problems has been in a way undervalued,” minister adde...

Wed, 24 Aug 2011, The gloves come off in presidential race…

no single candidate gets 71 or more of the 101 votes, the president is elected by an electoral college made up of Riigikogu members and local government representatives. The Estonian parliament ha...

Wed, 24 Aug 2011, Election rhetoric heats up…

We do not have just small parishes, but also too big parishes that do not observe financial mechanisms,” said Ilves. Referring to the city of Tallinn, Ilves explained that at present, the State Au...

Wed, 24 Aug 2011, Laar solidifies patriotic stance…

The defense minister said that he continues to value constitutional order and separation of powers and sticks to them. He said that he as the defense minister did not, and could not, have given or...

Wed, 17 Aug 2011, Gunman killed in Ministry of Defense shoot-out…

He was equipped with a pistol and explosive packages, and he spoke Russian. In a dramatic two-and-a-half-hour event, Drambjan was killed in a shootout. No one else was seriously injured. Work res...

Wed, 17 Aug 2011, Ministry of Defense attack unnconnected with Armenian community…

Jurgens added that what he did could have been caused by personal problems. The party chairman said that Drambjan was a common member of the party but still active, especially before the local mun...



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.

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