President vetoes controversial education bill

  • 2012-02-29
  • From wire reports
TALLINN - Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has refused to sign the recently-passed bill on higher education reform, saying it conflicts with the Constitution, ERR reported.In recent weeks the bill has prompted thousands of students to take to the streets across the country in protest. Critics said that the bill would be disastrous for students with financial difficulties, as it would block opportunities for them to work and study at the same time.The bill, which among other changes was to guarantee free higher education to all students, albeit under limited conditions, was...
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