• 1999-03-25
The last thing Estonia needs right now is a rickety minority government. The country revels in its reputation as the former Soviet Union's success story, but the next four years will prove crucial to Estonia's further development.That's why President Lennart Meri's decision to let Mart Laar have a go at forming Estonia's next government was a sound one. Laar's Cabinet has no small task ahead of it. Reform has been swift in the cities, but rural areas are ragged. Estonian courts are overworked and underdeveloped. The police and the civil service are far below the standards of the Nordic neig...
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