Fighting an uphill battle in the countryside

  • 2005-07-27
  • Interview by Ksenia Repson
Ester Tuiksoo arguably has the toughest job in the Estonian Cabinet of Ministers. She is at the front line of Estonia's battle with the European Commission. At stake: a 45-million euro fine for amassing excess sugar in the weeks prior to joining the European Union. In a recent interview with The Baltic Times, Tuiksoo shared her thoughts about this penalty and the nation's agricultural future. Becoming an EU member is not a one-day process. How could a country as small as Estonia incur such huge EU penalties and inexorable prescriptions?Usually the reason for such misfortune comes down to a ...
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