May 12, 2010, will certainly go down in the history of Estonia and Estonians. Estonia needed a heroic achievement for the sake of its inner confidence, as well as outward image. The event itself takes on a special value for the fact that we hit the stage alone this time. Unlike 2004, when ten new members simultaneously acceded to the European Union and NATO. Back then, it was more than clear that all newcomers were not equally capable. Estonia has been badgered about the euro requirements for years. Latvia and Lithuania jumped aboard at the last moment and got an accelerated invitation. ...
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