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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