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Not OK. France’s Le Pen after Estonia visit asks to delete controversial selfie

Marine Le Pen, the founder of French right-wing National Rally party, has visited Estonia to meet with the Conservative People's Party of Estonia. Following the meeting, she has asked an Estonian MP to remove a joint photo showing a sign increasingly perceived as a white supremacist gesture.

New Estonian Minister not to receive €31,000 compensation after stepping down

Marti Kuusik, the new Estonian Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technologies, who has resigned this week after a few days in office, would not receive any compensation.

Estonian President stands for freedom of speech at government ceremony

«Word is free» read a slogan on a sweater worn by Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, when she attended the ceremony of the new Estonian government taking office. This way she opposed the criticism of media work voiced by the controversial EKRE party, newcomers to government in Estonia.

Retail in Estonia up 6% on year, as marketplace- and direct sale surges

E-commerce stagnates, market sale grows – such could be the characterisation changes in retail sale in Estonia in March 2019, compared to the same month last year, which showed a 6% total increase, according to official statistics.

Estonians worried about haze, smell of smoke, apparently from fires in Russia or Belarus

In central and southern Estonia, a cloud of bluish haze has made people and fire-fighters worried about possible wildfires, but meteorologists and NASA point to smoke coming from Russia and Belarus.

Estonia’s president to meet with Putin; the two will discuss Baltic security

On Thursday, 18 April, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will meet with Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid, as reported by Estonian public media ERR.

Municipality in Estonia wants a nuclear reactor

Viru-Nigula municipality in Estonia is interested in becoming the home for the nuclear reactor Frmi Energia is planning to build in the country, as reported by Estonian public media ERR.

Reform Party leader fails to gather support to form Estonia’s new government

Estonia’s Riigikogu decided on Monday, 15 April, to not entrust formation of the new government to Reform Party’s leader Kaja Kallas, who was officially nominated by President Kersti Kaljulaid as prime minister candidate on 5 April.

Ilves warns against Estonia turning back on liberal democracy

Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, in an apparent criticism of the Conservative People's Party of Estonia, has expressed concern over the effects statements by the party could have, despite not mentioning EKRE by name. The presence of such statements Estonian politics, made Ilves concerned that liberal democracy is under attack.

Estonian party's threats of unrest condemned by 12 ex-interior ministers

Estonia's controversial Conservative People's Party has warned that it not becoming part of the country's next government, would mean «throwing the match into the powder keg». 12 former interior ministers have denounced such talk.

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