TALLINN - It appears NATO membership will jump a few notches higher on Estonia's Christmas list this year now that Santa has already delivered an invitation to the EU.During a speech to the Parliament last week, Foreign Minister Raul Malk urged deputies to increase defense spending in an effort to make Estonia more attractive to the alliance.Local newspapers hailed the speech as a signal the government will make NATO membership its number one foreign policy goal in 1999."In a way, it's natural because the EU is very much on the way," said Harri Tiido, editor in chief of KuKu Radio. Tiido sa...
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