Since 9 December 2010 Estonia has been the 34th member country of the OECD. 30 September 1961 is considered the official birthday of the OECD – this day the OECD Convention entered into force. The OECD was preceded by the OEEC that was established in 1947 with the aim to run the US-financed Marshall Plan […]
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I was thinking about Estonia’s independence today, because it is Estonian Independence Day today. I was thinking – what if one day, say, the EU for some reason agrees with the US upon the change of the Estonian governing regime to, say, modernize the fishing techniques so that everyone could benefit, and because the […]
Who is interested in unrest in the Middle-East and North-Africa? 1 May 2011 3.05 Ynetnews: A NATO airstrike on Saturday night killed Al Gathafi’s youngest son Saif al-Arab and three of his grandchildren. Mussa Ibrahim said Saif al-Arab was a civilian and a student who had studied in Germany. He was 29 years old. Earlier posting (22 February […]
Established in 1999 as response to the financial crises as the primary forum for economic coordination, G20 is meeting on the 18th and 19th of February 2011 in Paris, under the French presidency. South Africa, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, the United States, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Russia, […]
I recently posted an article to the thematic elections blog of the Institute of Political Science and Governance of the Tallinn University in an Estonian leading newspaper “Postimees”. I have posted here the translated version of this posting: Thomas Ferguson’s Investment Theory of Politics and the Europarties According to Thomas Ferguson’s investment theory of party competition […]
Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Olli Rehn, stated in his speech responding Daniel Hamilton’s report “Europe 2020: Competitive or Complacent?” about Europe’s place and standing in the global economy and formidable challenges Europe is facing: “I’m confident that 2011 can be made the year of reform and revival”. Referring to Europe 2020 priorities, Olli Rehn lists […]
A new course on Legal Remedies in Europe begins today at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu, and during the recent days I have worked with the recent changes to the area. Leaving the case law developments aside, one area most affected by the changes is state responsibility for breach of EU […]
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