Politico places Estonia among powerful EU states

  • 2017-12-14
  • LETA/TBT Staff

BRUSSELS - The international political publication Politico has placed Estonia among the European Union countries that are powerful on the two most important topics to be discussed at this week's European Council meeting -- Brexit and the eurozone.

According to Politico, Estonia has "larger-than-normal influence" on shaping the Brexit talks as well as in the context of talks to be held regarding the future of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union, Politico said in its power matrix published on Tuesday. This is partly thanks to Estonia's Council of the European Union presidency role and partly due to Estonia being part of the euro area.

The most powerful country in the two-dimensional matrix is France and Germany ranks second, while the weakest is the United Kingdom.