New political winds blowing in Estonia

  • 2012-03-28
  • By Karoliina Raudsepp
Estonia has had the same prime minister since 2005. Prime Minister Andrus Ansip’s governments have seen Estonia consolidated into the EU and NATO, its acceptance to the OECD and eurozone, as well as its progress through the global economic downturn, the Bronze soldier crisis, roaring unemployment and a contracting economy. His conservative center-right policies have kept him popular internationally as well as domestically. It seems times are changing now, though.What we are witnessing in Estonia is a rise in social democracy coupled with a strengthening civil society. Figures ...
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