Meri named 'European of the Year'

  • 1999-01-07
TALLINN - Praised for his struggles for Estonian independence and his commitment to a common Europe, Estonian President Lennart Meri was named European of the Year by the French weekly La Vie in its year end issue Dec. 30.Former European Union President Jacques Delors said the international jury he chaired chose Meri because it wanted "to decorate a statesman who has been nourished by European culture, who is convinced of the need to unite this continent and who has done everything in his power to help Estonia become one of the most serious candidates for rapid integration into the European...
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