Riigikogu Election 2019

Marcus Kolga: The new far-right is sinking Estonia’s international reputation – who is responsible?

Marcus Kolga, an Estonian-Canadian filmmaker and journalist, writes that in the light of the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party’s inclusion into the governing coalition, the world is watching and wondering – what happened to Estonia? Last week, newspapers around the world were filled with headlines that negatively reflected a growing …

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French nationalist Marine Le Pen visits Estonia

Shortly after the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party was included in the country’s government, the French nationalist populist politician, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Rally party, came to Estonia for a visit. The National Rally party is known as a right-wing populist and nationalist political party in …

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Sten Hankewitz: When party politics dictates your values, you have none

When your political party’s decisions – however vile or stupid – dictate your values, you really have none; you’re only loyal to your party, not to any values, views or positions, the deputy editor-in-chief of Estonian World, Sten Hankewitz, writes. There’s an interesting phenomenon going on in the political world …

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Estonian grassroots movement Kõigi Eesti: freedoms might already be at risk

The Kõigi Eesti grassroots movement that was started in March out of concern about the recent developments in the Estonian politics, on Sunday issued a strong statement, influenced by the historical events and quoting a legendary writer, in the face of public threats and intimidation by the far-right Estonian Conservative …

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Estonian far-right minister resigns after a day in office

Marti Kuusik, the IT and foreign trade minister, appointed by the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) to the new government, was forced to resign after just a day in the office, in the face of domestic violence allegations against him – which, shockingly, include twice breaking his former wife’s …

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Editorial: Estonian World is not for turning

Estonian World finds itself in a new and unique position where, for the first time, the inclusion of a far-right party in the Estonian government demands an English-language “watchdog” media role from us. For almost 28 years, Estonia moved forward. Successive governments introduced reforms, the country turned its face west …

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Estonian liberal commentator Ahto Lobjakas resigns in the face of self-censorship demands

Ahto Lobjakas, the outspoken and sharp commentator at the Estonian Radio 2 – part of the Estonian Public Broadcasting – is forced to leave his post due to the demands of self-censorship by the broadcasting’s board; Lobjakas is known for holding the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) leaders, future …

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A concert organised by Estonian grassroots movement Kõigi Eesti reaches over 80,000 people

The Kõigi Eesti grassroots movement that was started in March out of concern about the recent developments in the Estonian politics, stepped out of the social media by organising a free concert in the Estonian capital on 14 April – which over 10,000 people attended and over 70,000 watched it …

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Kersti Kaljulaid at the opening of the 14th Riigikogu. Photo by Erik Peinar.

Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid: We have a crisis of values

In a speech given at the opening session of the XIV Riigikogu (the Estonian parliament), President Kersti Kaljulaid said that if we allow our freedoms and values to be attacked – an indirect reference to the rhetoric used by EKRE party leaders – then our democracy will also soon be …

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Estonians in Sweden condemn EKRE’s attacks in a public appeal

The Estonian community in Sweden, in a public appeal, addressed to the Estonian president, prime minister and chancellor of justice, condemn EKRE’s attacks on minorities and say they’re not going to watch silently how Estonia is moving towards the Hungarian and Polish autocratic societies. Estonian World publishes the appeal in …

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