December 29, 2008

English Summary

Diplomaatia (Diplomacy) looks at Russia. Radio Liberty analyst Vitali Portnikov focuses on Estonian-Russian relations after accession of Estonia to the European Union. In Portnikov’s view everything depends on how Estonia can stand out in this union inevitably turning into an empire.

Diplomaatia (Diplomacy) looks at Russia. Radio Liberty analyst Vitali Portnikov focuses on Estonian-Russian relations after accession of Estonia to the European Union. In Portnikov’s view everything depends on how Estonia can stand out in this union inevitably turning into an empire.

English Summary

Diplomaatia (Diplomacy) looks at Russia. Radio Liberty analyst Vitali Portnikov focuses on Estonian-Russian relations after accession of Estonia to the European Union. In Portnikov’s view everything depends on how Estonia can stand out in this union inevitably turning into an empire.
Lauri Lepik of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute dwells on the situation emerging with respect to the “new” neighbours of the EU. Lepik argues that Estonia could become an advocate presenting Russia’s case for visa free travel in the European Union.
Wilfried von Bredow defines in his article the new framework of the German foreign policy. The analysis translated from Internationale Politik shows that Germany has got rid of its old complexes and is looking into the future with bright and ambitious eyes.
The Finnish Ambassador to Estonia Jaakko Blomberg writes about security policy in Finland. Blomberg does not answer to the question of when Finland could join NATO, but does not rule out the possibility either.
With the Estonian Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs visiting the Visegrad states shortly before the 85th anniversary of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomaatia brings to the readers a review of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia as they are about to join the EU together with Estonia. The former Prime Minister Siim Kallas and Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, both look at The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria through their own prism.

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