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2 February, 2015World
The Ukrainian Week spoke to Estonia’s Prime Minister about reforms, business environment they way Estonian investors see it in Ukraine, economic benefits of e-governance and international response to the Russian threat
10 October, 2014
NATO does not know how to deal with small, confusing challenges, so Russia unleashes them. If they go unpunished, they set a precedent
10 October, 2014World
In his interview for The Ukrainian Week, Mr. Ilves draws parallels between transformations of the international order caused by Russia’s actions today and circumstances that encouraged the establishment of NATO and EU over 60 years ago, and between the presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil today and Soviet occupation of Estonia
23 May, 2014
One of the biggest crises the newly re-independent state of Estonia faced was an attempt to establish an autonomous region in its northeast part in 1993
12 March, 2014
Up to now, it has been common knowledge that all the Soviet republics started from scratch after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. As the Estonian example shows, this was not actually the case and already by 1991 the former Soviet republics had unequal starting positions
24 July, 2013
The path from kroon to euro and decisions from 20 years back that make Estonia’s finance minister proud today
26 May, 2013World
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Estonia has fared much better than other former Soviet republics. The Estonian economy has developed rapidly, and society as a whole is very free and democratic. The reason? Not only timely and judicious political decisions, but also the strong influence of Estonia’s northern neighbour Finland.
29 April, 2013World
Estonians took radical action to get rid from the Soviet legal system and laid the foundation for the rule of law, with a clear separation of powers and an independent judiciary.
12 April, 2013History
Why the Baltic States succeeded in defending their states in 1917-20 while Ukraine failed
1 April, 2013
On December 8, 1993, when the new Income Tax Act was passed, was the first time that a piece of legislation had drawn an ovation. On that day, Parliament laid the capstone on the entire process of tax reform, which signified the start of a brand-new period for Estonian tax policy
18 March, 2013
On 19 September 2008, Estonian Defence Ministry adviser Hermann Simm and his wife travelled to a small town near Tallinn to pick up a three-kilogram cake that Simm had ordered for his mother-in-law’s birthday from a local shopping centre. When they came out of the shop carrying their purchases, neither noticed the black Volkswagen minibus - or the ambulance positioned just around the corner, there in case Estonia’s most wanted traitor should put up resistance, have a heart attack or take a capsule of poison.
17 October, 2012World
Elections to the new Estonian Parliament, the unicameral Riigikogu (as it is called in Estonian), on 20 September 1992 marked a watershed in the Estonian politics and laid the foundation for further successful development.
24 September, 2012World
Property reform is one of the most controversial issues haunting Estonia today. The restitution of property grew out of the need to return the property to those who lost it during Soviet nationalisation and collectivisation.
11 September, 2012
Unlike many other nations in the Second World War the foreign troops did not leave Estonia in 1944 or in 1945, but in 1994.
30 August, 2012
20 August 1991 is the Estonian Re-Independence Day. Namely, on that day just a few minutes before midnight, the Supreme Council of Estonia declared Estonia independent and some days later the international recognitions began to pour in. The way Estonian independence was declared and what was written in the Supreme Council’s declaration continue to influence Estonian society today.
25 June, 2012World
The new Constitution brought Estonia back to the Western Hemisphere and constituted the backbone around which life in the new Republic would concentrate.
18 May, 2012
Despite the euro-zone crisis, euro membership gives Estonia more credibility and makes the country clearly visible among former republics of the USSR.
30 March, 2012World
Estonia’s Ambassador to Ukraine Lauri Lepik talks about his country’s path to the European Union, the experience of integrating the Russian-speaking population and establishing business contacts with Kyiv
30 March, 2012
Lithuania was and continues to be unimaginable without its historically formed minorities and its precious voices.
30 March, 2012
Being small offers both negative and positive opportunities in international politics.
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November 21, the 4th anniversary of the Maidan, begins in Kyiv with a prayer for the Heavenly Hundred, the protesters killed at Instytutska Street in February 2014, and the victims of earlier shootings, police violence throughout the revolution
yesterday, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
day before yesterday, Andriy Holub,
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
day before yesterday, Roman Malko,
According to recent sociological studies, there have been no significant changes in the mood of Ukrainians over the last three years. The scarcity of demonstrations cannot be attributed to loyalty to the current government, but rather to the fact that the opposition is equally far away from understanding what the citizens need and how these needs can be met
day before yesterday, Andriy Holub,
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