IRL still abstaining from populismLocal News
- Lithuania's Linkevičius says Estonia better run for UN Security Council A sceptical Mart Laar begs to totally differEstonian news
- Editorial: a goal from the blessed pastOpinionDoes it make sense for Estonia to toil to get its temporary seat at UN Security Council? Depends on the role we attribute to UN and its security council in the world today. And, secondly, on ability to task Estonian foreign services with what fits the present reality and our own particular interests.
- Editorial: the brittle edge-of-knife dealOpinion
- Editorial: the laws of nature governing politicsOpinion
- Editorial: new govt set to accelerate thru grey stoneOpinionThe new government is in office and ready to roll. Not much time to accelerate, admonished the President. Counting from Election Day, the 38 pages of the agreement took 38 days to complete – Estonia’s record length of the ages. In the words of prime minister Taavi Rõivas, it emerged through the grey stone.
- Now what? Tough times at IRLLocal News
- Mart Laar: we really ought to have resisted Russia, back in 1939...OpinionThe aim of history might rather be to understand, not to condemn. As to decisions taken in 1939, the again-independent Estonia has – by her behaviour and practice – awarded an assessment. Even so, in order to understand history, we still need the answers to a whole host of questions regarding the options in these days of long ago, writes Mart Laar, historian and former Prime Minister of Estonia (IRL).
- Mart Laar: Meri and Yeltsin bargained over the treaties like at a bazaar in BukharaOpinionAmericans equipped leaders of Estonia with a Reagan-era classified handbook on how to be crude and rough while negotiating with Russia, recalls Mart Laar as he reminisces on how the 1994 July Treaties happened. Tomorrow will be 20 years since these were entered. For the occasion, Postimees prints an excerpt from memoirs underway by Mr Laar – a book called «The Turn» (Pööre).
- Editorial: partner change a boost to Reform PartyOpinionFresh Emor poll says popularity of Reform Party has grown to 29 percent – should Riigikogu elections happen tomorrow, that’s how many would vote for the senior coalition partner. The last time squirrels were so well liked was 1.5 years ago, in October-November of 2012. By 27 percent, soc dems come second at basically same level as last month.
- Editorial: effectiveness more essential than items in treatyOpinionThe new government (if formed) is not blessed with comfy times to enter office. One thing to write stuff in coalition treaty – another matter what months ahead may bring in the shaky world next door, as also pertains to our economic environment. Clearly, the coalition-to-be-created must stand ready to react, swiftly and flexibly, to changing circumstances. Just like the two governments of Mart Laar, and the second one of Andrus Ansip’s.
- IRL leader: Laar can prevent foolish acts in European monetary policyEconomySpeaking at a meeting of the policy-making council of Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL) on Saturday, IRL's chairman Urmas Reinsalu said that the political capital and connections of Mart Laar permit him to avert in his capacity as chairman of the supervisory board of the central bank of Estonia many a foolish act in the policy of the European Central Bank (ECB).