Parting words: Estonia must focus on EU, NATO

  • 1998-10-08
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - Toomas Hendrik Ilves, until recently Estonia's foreign minister, has predicted a major slow-down in movement towards the European Union (EU) should the ruling coalition come back into government after the next elections. The leader of the People's Party, who resigned his post Sept. 30 after months of speculation, spoke out against the populist line of the ruling KMU coalition in an interview with The Baltic Times. "I wanted to resign. Basically it came down to the fact that the ruling coalition is under incredible stress right now with the rural parties pushing an extremely populi...
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