Citizenship amendments clear another hurdle

  • 1998-11-26
  • Rebecca Santana
TALLINN - After a heated debate, the Estonian Parliament voted 41 to 3 to approve amendments to the country's citizenship law in a second reading Nov. 18, clearing the way for a third and final reading Dec. 9.But while the end may be in sight, the road ahead is sure to be a rocky one.Speaking before the Parliament, Foreign Minister Raul Malk urged deputies to support the amendments. He said the amendments are important to Estonia's future in the international community and to successfully integrating non-Estonians into the population.But his words clashed with those of opposition leaders wh...
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