Off the Wire

  • 1999-05-20
LAAR WARNS OF ECONOMIC DECLINE: Prime Minister Mart Laar warned that an upcoming International Monetary Fund report will contain criticism of Estonia's economy "for the first time since the restoration of independence." This, Laar says, may lead to a decrease in foreign investment and a general economic decline. The IMF previously said Estonia's budget should be cut by 2.3 billion kroons ($158.73 million) rather than the 1 billion kroons proposed by the government.AIDS NOT A BIG THREAT…YET: Julija Rakickiene of the Lithuanian AIDS center said 155 people are registered in Lithuania with HIV,...
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