New integration head considers separation the biggest problemEstonian news
- Editorial: the chair challengeOpinion
- Tallinn to increasingly speak Russian 1Local NewsIn 2000–2011, largest numbers of Estonians in Tallinn moved to Pelgulinn, Kalamaja and Pääsküla. Regarding Russians, they were most inclined to go live in Laagna, Mustakivi and Väike-Õismäe city districts. Among the suburbs, Estonians overwhelmingly looked towards Viimsi while Russians resettled in Maardu. Among those who left Tallinn, Estonians spread all over Estonia and Russians firstly chose East-Viru County, industrial towns and Tartu.
- Natl Audit Office: Estonia is poorly prepared for receiving refugeesLocal News
- Former Guantánamo inmate integrating into EstoniaLocal News
- Survey: Over half of stateless residents want to become citizens of EstoniaLocal NewsMore than half of the people with undetermined citizenship living in Estonia would like to get Estonian citizenship but have difficulty mastering the official language to the necessary level, it appears from the findings of the survey titled «Monitoring of Integration in Estonian Society in 2015» published on Thursday.
- Editorial: the glass looks half full, ratherOpinion
- Editorial: no «Fascists», no «Commies»OpinionYesterday, governmental eyes beheld the final report on integration plan 2008–2013. One, for some reason, is reminded of this story of a grown guy who wets his bed. A friend says why don’t you go see a psychologist? In a couple of months they meet again. Friend asks bedwetter how he’s doing. «Excellent,» he says. «Wetting the bed no more?» asks the friend. «I do, but I’m no longer concerned about it,» says the other.
- Editorial: Estonia, my very own!Opinion«At long last I may breathe easy. I made it. My life is in me still. I’ve got my Estonia, my very own and free!» Just some lines from a documentary novel, written as a diary by Heino Kiik and published in 2007, called «The Joys of Breaking Free» (Vabanemise rõõmud). Penned in August 20th 1991 – 23 years ago.
- German study lists Estonia’s strengths and weaknessesLocal News
- Olli Rehn: in crisis, we also protected the weakest of societyLocal News
- New impetus for encouraging integrationOpinionThe government is planning to approve a national strategy of integration and cohesion entitled Lõimuv Eesti 2020 by the end of this year. The Praxis think tank and Institute of Baltic Studies organised six discussion groups in spring in order to gather input for the strategy from one of its significant target groups – people living in Estonia who do not have Estonian or EU citizenship, incl. Russian citizens and people with unspecified nationality. This week we will publish reports on the proposals of these people. We have heard many opinions around us and in public debates along the lines of “integration policy has failed because nothing has changed”. I am sure that the integration policy, development and action plans in this area will be all the more effective when the opinions of the target groups in these matters are listened to.
- Estonia to spend over EUR 7 mln on integration this yearLocal News
- Learning Estonian has smaller impact on integration than expected - surveyLocal News