President Arnold Ruutel lashed out at the Center Party for opting not to support accession to the EU.In an interview with the Postimees, the president dismissed the centrists' allegations that only one-third of the population would benefit by the entry in the European Union. "EU membership will raise living standards for the entire population. The largest EU aid programs will go to remote regions where living standards have been the lowest until now, instead of to Tallinn," said Ruutel.He noted that entry to the EU would guarantee national independence and security and would have a favorabl...
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