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Editorial: It is time for Estonia to pass the Civil Partnership Act – UPDATED!

On Thursday, the Estonian parliament, Riigikogu, is to vote on the Civil Partnership Bill that would grant same-sex couples rights and responsibilities similar to a marriage between a heterosexual couple. By passing this law, Estonia would become the first former Soviet republic to do so, and take another step towards …

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Oliver Bowers: Estonia’s difficult relationship with feminism

Oliver Bowers addresses Estonia’s public misconception of feminism and gender issues, and argues why Estonia does in fact need feminism. In his opinion, rather than cancelling each other out, feminism is a tool with which to achieve equality. Pille Gerhold, a researcher at the Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences …

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Claire Millard: Customer is king – lessons for the Estonian supermarket sector

Having worked in retail leadership positions in the UK for ten years, Claire Millard is used to helping store colleagues and managers refine their customer service skills. Since arriving in Estonia she has been observing the supermarket sector with interest; and trying to raise a smile from the colleagues on …

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Chris Glew: Estonia needs to address its false phobias

LGBT rights (that’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual for the unaware) have always been an emotive issue. The US, UK and France have announced plans to enshrine marriage equality in law and, at least in the latter two, there is a likelihood of this political plan becoming a legal reality. Whilst feelings …

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