Estonian MEP fights for national press officer

  • 2005-05-12
  • By TBT staff
TALLINN 's An Estonian member of the European Parliament has demanded that an Estonian-speaking press officer be found immediately, arguing that Estonian is the only official EU language that does not yet have a press officer.

"My mother tongue is the only official language of the European Union in which the European Parliament has stopped writing news and drawing up reviews of plenary sessions at the moment," Marianne Mikko said before a full house at the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg on May 12.

"The Estonian press is only represented by one permanent correspondent in Brussels. Therefore, scarcity of information is doubly poor in the European Parliament and must be solved immediately," Mikko said.