Integration in post-Bronze Soldier Estonia
- Interview by Steve Roman
Urve Palo, Estonia's new Minister for Population and Ethnic Affairs, had barely been in her job three weeks when the late-April Bronze Soldier riots broke out, bringing tensions between the nation's Estonian and Russian-speaking communities to a head. The events put government social policy firmly in the spotlight, with pundits speaking of a huge backslide in integration. The Baltic Times spoke to Palo to ask what effect the riots had on the integration process and what has to be done to take it forward from here.It has been 15 years since independence. How would you rate the progress o...
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