Off the Wire

  • 1999-08-05
ESTONIAN PUBLIC BACKS BUDGET CUTS: Nearly two-thirds of respondents to a new public opinion poll agree with the government's budget cuts, with most calling for a bigger cut than that provided for by the 1 billion kroon ($67.16 million) chunk taken from the negative supplementary budget. In addition, the poll, conducted by the Sociological Research Center, revealed that about 50 percent of respondents support the government of Mart Laar and regard its work as successful.PRESIDENT WORRIED ABOUT DEFENSE CUTS: President Vaira Vike-Freiberga said that an 8 percent cut in the defense budget is ri...
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