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  Politics of Estonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Politics of Estonia takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Estonia is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
In 1991 the Republic of Estonia was restored on the basis of continuity with the constitution prior to 1938.
The Prime Minister of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti Vabariigi Peaminister) is the head of government of the Republic of Estonia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Estonia   (1587 words)

  
 Estonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Estonia was christianised when the German "Livonian Brothers of the Sword" invaded south Estonia as part of the Northern Crusades in the early 13th Century.
Estonia was administratively divided between the provinces of Estonia in the north and Livonia, southern Estonia and northern Latvia, a division which persisted until early 20th century.
Estonia lies on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea on the level northwestern part of the rising east European platform between 57.3° and 59.5° N and 21.5° and 28.1° E. Average elevation reaches only 50 metres (164 ft), and the country's highest point is the Suur Munamägi in the southeast at 318 metres (1,043 ft).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Estonia   (2443 words)

  
 Information Politics | Blog | Estonia: The E-State Leads the Way on E-Voting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Estonia, already perceived as an international leader in the world of e-government, is now becoming the gem of the EU in terms of e-voting.
This article in the EU Observer exploring Estonia’s approach to e-voting states: “though pilot e-voting projects had already been carried out at local levels in the UK and Switzerland, Estonia leaped to the forefront of the e-voting race in October 2005 when it held the world’s first nation-wide binding local elections using the system.
Estonia would be a particularly interesting case study of this type because of its relatively young democratic practices in comparison to some of its EU counterparts which have never had a break in democratic governance.
www.informationpolitics.com /archives/estonia-the-e-state-leads-the-way-on-e-voting   (456 words)

  
 Estonia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Estonia was first christianised when the German "Livonian Brothers of the Sword" and Denmark conquered the land by 1227.
However, Russia took exception to Estonia's preamble to the law, which makes references to the Estonian state's uninterrupted legal continuity during the Soviet period and indirect references to the Soviet occupation of Estonia and announced that it is revoking its signature and that it desires to restart negotiations with Estonia.
Estonia is a constitutional democracy, with a president elected by its unicameral parliament (elections every four years).
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Estonia   (1758 words)

  
 Estonia
The Republic of Estonia is a small country in Northeastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea to the west, the Gulf of Finland to the north, and sharing a land border with its fellow Baltic state Latvia to the south and with Russia to the east.
Between 57.3 and 59.5 latitude and 21.5 and 28.1 longitude, Estonia lies on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea on the level northwestern part of the rising east European platform.
Estonia expects to complete its preparations for EU membership by the end of 2002 and is one of the economic front-runners of those seeking entry in 2004.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/es/Estonian.html   (599 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Estonia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Republic of Estonia is a small country in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea to the west and the Gulf of Finland to the north, and sharing a land border with it...
The Republic of Estonia is a small country in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea to the west and the Gulf of Finland to the north, and sharing a land border with its fellow Baltic state Latvia to the south and with Russia to the east.
Estonia completed most of its preparations for EU membership by the end of 2002 and now has one of the strongest economies of the new members states of the European Union, which Estonia joined on 1 May 2004.
www.ipedia.com /estonia.html   (865 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom
Estonia is ranked 5th out of 41 countries in the European region, and its overall score is much higher than the regional average.
Estonia's financial sector is the most developed among the Baltic States and, because of its transparency, should be a model for developing nations.
Estonia's universal banking model places no limits on what may be offered by financial institutions; for instance, banks may offer insurance, leasing, and brokerage services.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Estonia   (969 words)

  
 Estonia - Government and Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Estonia's new era of democratic politics began slowly in the 1990s with the adoption of a new constitution and the formation of stable political groupings.
The election in September 1992 of a new parliament, the Riigikogu, and the formal restoration of the Republic of Estonia marked the opening of a new political era.
After President Meri's nomination of Bank of Estonia president Siim Kallas to succeed Laar was rejected, the Riigikogu confirmed Andres Tarand, the outgoing minister of environment, as prime minister in October.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-4354.html   (1048 words)

  
 Why War? Keywords: Estonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Washington is also expecting smaller units from Hungary, Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, Honduras, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Mongolia, the Ph...
Or who would have thought that little Estonia with a population of about 1.5 million could get independence from the int...
It is absurd for a country like Estonia, with a population of 1.4m, to have its own currency.
www.why-war.com /encyclopedia/people/Estonia   (1010 words)

  
 Estonia Government and Politics
Estonia's new era of democratic politics began slowly in the 1990s with the adoption of a new constitution and the formation of stable political groupings.
The election in September 1992 of a new parliament, the Riigikogu, and the formal restoration of the Republic of Estonia marked the opening of a new political era.
After President Meri's nomination of Bank of Estonia president Siim Kallas to succeed Laar was rejected, the Riigikogu confirmed Andres Tarand, the outgoing minister of environment, as prime minister in October.
www.country-studies.com /estonia/government-and-politics.html   (1048 words)

  
 Bio at BlinkBits. Estonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
However, Russia took exception to Estonia's preamble to the law, which makes references to the Estonian state's uninterrupted legal continuity during the Soviet period and indirect references to the Soviet occupation of Estonia and announced that it is revoking its signature and that it desires to restart negotiations with Estonia.
Estonia is a constitutional democracy, with a president elected by its unicameral parliament (elections every four years).
Estonia lies on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea on the level northwestern part of the rising east European platform between 57.3° and 59.5° N and 21.5° and 28.1° E. Average elevation reaches only 50andnbsp;m, and the country's highest point is the Suur Munamägi in the southeast (318andnbsp;m).
www.blinkbits.com /bits/viewforum/estonia_bio?f=12730   (3379 words)

  
 Politics of Estonia: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mart laar (april 22 1960 in viljandi), was the prime minister of estonia from 1992 to 1994 and from 1999 to 2002....
Juhan parts (born 27 august 1966) is a former prime minister of estonia, and chairman of the res publica party....
Andrus ansip (born 1 october 1956), is the current prime minister of estonia, and leader of the estonian reform party (estonian: reformierakond)....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/po/politics_of_estonia.htm   (3472 words)

  
 Estonia -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Republic of Estonia, or Estonia (Estonian: Eesti Vabariik or Eesti) is a country in Northern Europe.
Estonia is a member state of the European Union since 2004.
The Estonian government is intending to adopt the Euro as the country's currency on 1 January 2007, and finalised the design of Estonia's Euro coins in late 2004.
www.psychcentral.com /psypsych/Estonia   (1815 words)

  
 Democratization in Estonia - Toivo Miljan
The difference is simply an antagonistic interpretation of whether Estonia should reflect a Thatcherite or American type of "free-enterprise" economy which in the first instance would be a kind of early robber baron capitalist society, or whether it should reflect the Nordic social-democratic societies-economies, of which the Swedish is held up as the ideal model.
To the present the fledgling political parties have not formed very firm ideological positions relating to economic questions and thus the skirmishing and the increasing debate that is taking place across party lines is found primarily in the newspapers and on radio and television.
It must be emphasized, however, that the establishmentarian position on Estonia's reconstruction does not negate a need to reduce the impact of the past 50 years and to eventually right all the wrongs of this period and return Estonia to an ideal democracy.
www.lituanus.org /1991_2/91_2_08.htm   (1901 words)

  
 IJP - Estonia, Impressions & Analysis
The capital Tallinn (with around a third of Estonia’s 1.4 million population) is split roughly 50/50, and the border town of Narva and its surrounding county is 96% ‘Russian’.
Estonia is in fact the most Euro-sceptic of the 2004 EU entrants (except Malta), but appears well positioned to benefit greatly from it.
Estonia should not expect the EU magically to solve all its problems, but it can provide a context in which those problems can be considered objectively and fairly.
www.ianjamesparsley.net /ijp_estonia.html   (3528 words)

  
 Estonia - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is bound by Latvia to the south, Russia to the east, the Baltic Sea to the west and the Gulf of Finland to the north.
On Aug. 20, 1991 Estonia declared an end to the transitional period to independence and was officially recognized by the Soviet State Council on Sept. 6, 1991.
On Sept. 17, 1991 Estonia was admitted to the UN and to the CSCE on Oct. 15, 1991.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/estonia.htm   (1484 words)

  
 Global Voices Online - Estonia
Following his visit to Latvia and Estonia, Robert Amsterdam shares his thoughts on the two countries and their relationship with Russia.
An upcoming football game between Estonia and Russia inspires Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa to write a lengthy post on all the complex political matters that stand between the two rival teams and their fans.
The Economist’s Edward Lucas sees the recent election in Estonia as “both important and worrying.” There are 36 comments to the entry so far, many of them about the fate of the Bronze Soldier monument, and some in Estonian.
www.globalvoicesonline.org /-/world/eastern-central-europe/estonia/feed   (1272 words)

  
 Central Europe Review - Estonia: The Politics of Intrigue
Political crises have become the norm in Estonia over the past few weeks, but they have not been in the hallowed halls of the Riigikogu; rather, unsettling events have been occurring at the local level.
The collapse of the ruling coalition in the seaside city of Pärnu has alarmed those in national politics, as the basis of the national coalition was broken with intrigues by the opposition.
It is hard to believe this hodgepodge of a political grouping, with its lone member who won his seat only because he ran under another party's name, is the key to dooming the ruling coalition.
www.ce-review.org /00/37/amber37.html   (1648 words)

  
 United Nations Human Rights Website - Treaty Bodies Database - Document - State Party Report - Estonia
Since the Republic of Estonia was restored in 1991, at the end of the occupation and annexation by the Soviet Union, and was not established as a new State, it is understandable that only citizens of Estonia, as bearers of supreme power in the country, participated in political processes of constitutional significance.
Deprivation of liberty for the purposes of obstructing illegal settlement in Estonia or deportation from Estonia in situations and according to procedures prescribed by law is possible solely in the case of aliens (art.
The right to the protection of the courts in Estonia is guaranteed by article 15 of the Constitution, which states that every person shall have the right to bring a case before the courts if his or her rights or liberties have been violated.
www.unhchr.ch /tbs/doc.nsf/(Symbol)/917c45a7e00909508025655d004f241c?Opendocument   (14952 words)

  
 BHHRG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Estonia has been hailed in the West as a model success story of democracy and the free market, and has received invitations to join both NATO and the EU.
Thus Estonia elects unpopular ministers who cannot be counted on to represent the interests of their constituencies.
As Estonia prepares to join NATO, it will be expected to contribute two percent of its GDP to defense expenditures in an era when threats to its security are nebulous at best.
www.bhhrg.org /pressDetails.asp?ArticleID=15   (826 words)

  
 InternationalReports.net : Estonia 2003
Indeed the United States is viewed as one of Estonia’s most important international partners, owing, in great part, to the fact that the U.S. initially recognized the Republic of Estonia in 1922 and never retreated from this stance throughout the 51-year-long Soviet occupation.
“The target now, for a country such as Estonia, is to become boring,” said Estonia’s ambassador to the United States, Sven Jurgenson, from his fifth floor office in the temporary chancery on M Street (there was a fire in the official location).
Estonia has entered into competition with seventeen other ex-East Bloc nations in a scramble to gain the attention of potential American investors.
www.internationalreports.net /europe/estonia/2003/piquing.html   (749 words)

  
 Bush touts the flat tax in Estonia » Netscape.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Politics – Campaigning for Republicans, President Bush said Monday that "terrorists win and America loses" if opponents of his Iraq policy triumph in next week's elections.
Politics – In a stealth maneuver, President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law (1).
Politics – Just days after Democrats took over Congress, Americans embraced their top goals and President George W. Bush's job approval rating slid to 31 percent, according to a Newsweek poll issued on Saturday.
politics.netscape.com /story/2006/11/28/bush-touts-the-flat-tax-in-estonia   (197 words)

  
 Estonia - Post Report - e Diplomat
Estonia’s two major rivers are the Emajõgi, running east-west from Lake Võrtsjärv to Lake Peipsi, and the Narva, that connects Lake Peipsi to the Gulf of Finland.
The urban population of Estonia is 67% of the total population, according to the 2000 census.
Estonia’s future membership in the EU is not expected to have major bilateral trade implications for the United States.
www.ediplomat.com /np/post_reports/pr_ee.htm   (14911 words)

  
 Estonia, a new emerging economy
Estonia cannot be sure that it will enter the EU with so many unsolved problems, whose solution has been too long delayed.
Estonia's standard of living is well below the European Union average and formed just 37 per cent of the EU average in 1999, Eurostat [the European Commission statistical office] has said, ETA News Agency has reported.
At the end of 2000, Estonia was clearly in the lead with a penetration level almost double that of Lithuania and Latvia and, in the next few years, this is expected to pass 70 per cent.
www.newnations.com /archive/2002/March/ee.html   (1356 words)

  
 Estonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Main article: Politics of Estonia Estonia is a constitutional democracy, with a president elected by the parliament (elections every five years) and a unicameral parliament.
Main article: Geography of Estonia Between 57.3 and 59.5 latitude and 21.5 and 28.1 longitude, Estonia lies on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea on the level northwestern part of the rising east European platform.
Main article: Economy of Estonia In 1999, Estonia experienced its worst year economically since it regained independence in 1991, largely because of the impact of the August 1998 Russian financial crisis.
www.aseannewsnetwork.de /articles/content/e/es/estonia.html   (857 words)

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