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Posts from ‘February, 2012’

Wed, 29 Feb 2012, President vetoes controversial education bill…

It would have come into effect in 2013. The bill would make higher education free for students that study full time – defined as at least a 30-credit study load. Proponents say it would gre...

Wed, 29 Feb 2012, Putin lashes out at Baltic citizenship laws…

How can we accept that, due to their status as non-citizens, one in six Latvian residents and one in thirteen Estonian residents are denied their fundamental political, electoral and socio-economi...

Wed, 29 Feb 2012, Ansip to retire from politics…

When asked whether he was tired, Ansip said that the prime minister does not have the right to be tired and even if he is, tiredness is not an excuse for any mistakes. Ansip has been Estonia&rsq...

Wed, 22 Feb 2012, Baltic farmers discuss CAP reform…

It refers to low agricultural subsidies in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, stating that the subsidy level in the Baltic States remains significantly below the EU average. The text was even supp...

Wed, 22 Feb 2012, Tallinn rocked by protests…

Other unions and workers, including teachers and daycare workers, will join the strike on March 7. Unions say that more protests are planned in various cities around Estonia in the coming weeks....

Wed, 22 Feb 2012, Russia blasts Estonian resolution…

There is no doubt that every country has a responsibility to remember and recognize those who have fought, risked and suffered in their name. In one form or another, Estonia has memorialized those...

Wed, 15 Feb 2012, Parliament passes controversial education bill…

During the second reading of the bill he said that the new measures would help motivate students to perform well. “By making free higher education available, we ensure that all capable and...

Wed, 15 Feb 2012, Estonia eyes prison reform…

He reminded parliament that the state spends nearly 1,000 euros a day per prisoner. At the end of the year, there were 3,399 persons incarcerated in Estonian prisons, which according to Eurostat...



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.