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A small country thinking big

Estonia shows that it is perfectly possible to be a patriot and good European at the same time. On Sunday (February 2008), Estonians celebrated the 90th anniversary of their state But in 1913, five years before the foundation of that state, the respectable and always reliable Encyclopaedia Britannica wrote this ...

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Welcome to Estonia!

Here is a radical suggestion to make the best of the current tough times: why not move to Estonia? I was there recently, explaining how to cope with the current recession. Last time we in the UK went through one, in 1991, they were rather preoccupied with becoming independent from ...

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Interview with Mart Laar

He became Prime Minister at the age of 32. When together with his 27-year minister of foreign affairs, he went to represent Estonia at the OSCE summit, security did not want to let him in claiming that he was too young to be a delegate. Mart Laar, Prime Minister in ...

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