'Border treaty could've been signed long ago'

  • 2005-05-25
  • Interview by Ksenia Repson
Though Urmas Paet only began working as Estonia's foreign minister about a month ago, he managed to do what his predecessors could only dream of: he signed a border treaty with the Russian Federation. To be sure, in the eyes of the populace, it is a dubious achievement. According to the latest poll by Faktum, only 41 percent of Estonians approve of the treaty, while 71 percent think that the Pechora region should be part of Estonia. Predictably, nationalists say the agreement is a big mistake. Indeed, though a political agreement has been reached, there is a long way to go before the treaty...
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