In their own right

  • 1998-08-20
Birthdays are a good excuse to look back at what's been done in time gone by. This week, as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania mark seven years since the restoration of their independence, the people of the region should give themselves a pat on the back for what they have achieved.However, what many are starting to discover is that the early years of reform were painful but in some ways much simpler. In the first stage of transition, the model of what had to be done was quite clear, while now there is no guiding light on the hill.Some time ago, Foreign Minister Toomas Hendrick Ilves said he hop...
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