Trying to fill Estonia's ethnic divide

  • 1999-10-14
  • By Tricia Cornell
Bold economic and democratic reforms have earned Estonia the reputation as the most successful former Soviet republic. But eight years after independence, ethnic relations are still tense, and integration of non-Estonians still an issue. Tricia Cornell recently talked integration with Katrin Saks, Estonia's population and inter-ethnic affairs minister, just after she returned from a colloquium about comparative language legislation in Barcelona organized by leaders from Quebec and Catalonia. What follows are excerpts from that interview: - Are language laws in Estonia stronger or weaker th...
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