Publications

Russia in 2018. Challenges and Responses

The fourth Russian Conference of the BALTDEFCOL in Tartu

This year's presidential election, the Zapat-2017 maneuver and allegations of deliberate influence on the political discourse and parties abroad were just some of the topics discussed in Tartu, on 8 and 9 March, at the fourth Russian Conference of the Baltic Defense College (BALTDEFCOL). more…

Elisabeth Bauer, Milena Vanini | Event Reports | March 23, 2018

100 years of the Republic of Estonia

On 24 February 2018, Estonia celebrated its official anniversary. 100 years earlier, the country's first tentative government congregated in Tallinn. The independence celebrations consisted of nation-wide flag ceremonies in the morning, a military parade in the capital Tallinn and the reception of the Estonian president in the evening, which shall continue until 2020. more…

Elisabeth Bauer, Milena Vanini | Country Reports | February 28, 2018

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017

The Crisis in Ukraine: An Estonian Perspective

AN ABSTRACT OF THE ESTONIAN SOCIO-ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL OUTLOOK AS A RESULT OF THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS.

While the two former Soviet republics are geographically located rather far apart on continental Europe, the crisis in Ukraine has a much greater effect on the Baltic state of Estonia than one would have originally assumed. The narrative of the so-called “artificial” internal Ukrainian boundary drawn up in 1945 that divides the country into a “European-influenced West” and a “Russian-influenced East” permeating European media since Maidan is also reflected in Estonia, which has a significant Russian-speaking minority of its own. more…

Country Reports | March 23, 2015

Russian Minority in Estonia

SOCIAL CO-EXISTENCE, EDUCATIONAL TRANSFORMATION AND THE LABOUR MARKET

The role and influence of significant Russian minorities in Europe came to the fore during the current crisis in Eastern Ukraine and the Russian annexation of Crimea. Russian minorities and their discontent, as well as so-called “pro-Russian separatists”, have repeatedly been addressed by Moscow, and the Russian majority of Crimea’s population served as an official justification for its incorporation into the Russian Federation. more…

Thomas Schneider | Country Reports | March 23, 2015