TALLINN (BNS) - Cuts in funds for the Estonian Border Guard Department in next year's budget require that the department drop plans for work on the border with Latvia, said Aare Evisalu, border guard chief of staff.Evisalu told the Postimees daily the funds had to be taken from the southern border as work on strengthening the eastern border with Russia had to continue as planned.The government, which has ruled to cut the state budget draft for 1999 by 800 million kroons ($60 million), reduced the amount of money earmarked for the interior ministry by 132 million kroons. This requires that t...
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