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Nationalsozialistische und sowjetische Symbole in Lettland

Parlament stimmt für Verbot

Im lettischen Parlament setzten sich am 20. Juni 2013 die Befürworter eines Verbots sowjetischer und nationalsozialistischer Symbole bei öffentlichen Feiern und Gedenkveranstaltungen durch und ein entsprechendes Gesetz wurde in dritter Lesung verabschiedet. Für Paraden und politische Treffen war ein solches Verbot bereits früher verhängt worden.

Estonia and the European Debt and Economic Crisis

Recent data by the European Central Bank (ECB) indicates that Estonia is together with Luxemburg and Finland one of the few member states in the Euro-Zone that has sufficient financial resources in order to repay its debt. The paper deals with Estonias fiscal policy approach as well describes its current political situation within the European Union and in the European Monetary Union.

Vienotība-Partei stößt Sozial- und Steuerreformen an

Mit dem gemeinsamen Vorstoß für Steuersenkungen geben der lettische Finanzminister Andris Vilks und die Sozialministerin Ilze Viņķele (beide Mitglieder der Partei Vienotība) der Debatte um Sozial- und Steuerreformen in Lettland neue Nahrung.

Energy Policy in Estonia

A comparative view on party positions

In the light of the German Energiewende, i.e. phasing out of nuclear energy and the implementation of binding limitations on CO2 emissions, debates on resource sustainability is not limited to institutions of the European Union (EU). In fact, resource sustainability is discussed all over Europe. Estonia is a small national economy with a certain limit of domestic energy resources. But where is Estonia heading to? The most important facts and issues of Estonian energy policy, the current debate and the common and different positions on energy policy of political parties are shown.

Demographic Trends in Estonia

Primary Results and Interpretation

In 2012, the Eleventh Population and Housing Census (PHC 2011) was conducted in Estonia. It illustrated the overall population decline in Estonia that was generally expected to be higher. The working paper shows the mayor numbers of the PHC 2011 and interpretates its origin and impact for the future of the Estonian society.

Different perception of Europe in a time of crisis

Europe as an opportunity / Europe as a risk

The current crisis or set of crises in Europe present the EU with challenges that contain with in them opportunities for political growth in a direction that has long been considered desirable in Europe without ever attaining the degree of importance that they deserve.

„Bald trafen wir uns schon in Tallinn und los ging es…“

Interview mit Armand Andres Pajuste

Interview mit Armand Andres Pajuste zu den Anfangsjahren der estnischen Unabhängigkeit

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.

Vides aizsardzības, klimata un enerģijas projektu konkurss

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) izsludina projektu konkursu vides aizsardzības, klimata un enerģijas jomā jauniešiem vecumā no 14 – 27 gadiem. Ikviens jaunietis, jauniešu grupa vai organizācija tiek aicināti iesniegt projekta pieteikumu, nosūtot to pa pastu līdz 2012. gada 31. janvārim.

"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.