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The Media Landscape of Estonia

The paper deals with the developments of the media in the Republic of Estonia. The author analyses the current market condition and considers also the recent past. more…

Country Reports | December 1, 2011

"Estonian energy policy"

An Overview

When it comes to energy policy, Estonia is a quite rare country in Europe and in the whole world. Estonia does not have high valued energy sources like oil, gas or even coal, but does have oil shale. This natural resource is mostly not even used because recourses with higher value are preferred. But since Estonia does not have anything else, the oil shale industry has been developed from 1940. But beside oil shale, other indicators are important to describe when describing the Estonian energy policy. more…

Country Reports | November 23, 2011

Voting behaviour in the Estonian parliamentary elections of 2011

Research Paper

Results of Estonia`s 2011 general elections were in accordance with political developments and major trends from the start of election cycle in 2007. During the years 2009-2011 Estonia went through one of the severest financial and economic crises in the whole of Europe and despite harsh end even radical budget cuts which were hard to absorb for the society, media and popular estimation was rather univocally positive towards policy measures implemented by liberal-conservative coalition. more…

Thomas Schneider | Country Reports | October 31, 2011

Van Rompuy encourages Europe

800 citizens listen to the first „State of Europe“ address at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

„Today, Europe’s 500 million citizens have the foundation on which to build a better Europe in the future,” said Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council in the first „State of Europe“ address. Van Rompuy used this address to promote a confident and strong Europe in front of an audience of 800 citizens at the historic Pergamon Museum in Berlin. more…

Event Reports | November 9, 2010

Germany´s Relations with the Baltic States Since Reunification

International Reports

There is no doubting the fact that relations between Germany and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are both good and close. Germany’s new minister for foreign affairs, Guido Westerwelle, also leaves no room for doubt as to the particular quality of the relations. Shortly after taking office in the fall of 2009 he met his opposite numbers from the Baltic states in Brussels for consultations which subsequently continued in July 2010 in Tallinn in the traditional 3 + 1 format. more…

Andreas Michael Klein, Gesine Herrmann | August 31, 2010