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Most ethnic Estonians glad to be back in the western club


“The UFO that appeared above Tallinn on New Year’s Eve surely helped convince any doubters that 2011 would be a special year for Estonia.

When dawn broke on January 1st, the shining disk and its “alien” pilot may have disappeared from the crane that suspended them over Tallinn, but it was still a changed city – it was now a European Capital of Culture and the euro was its currency.”

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Investors Heading to Estonia on Euro, OECD Entry, Official Says

Estonia’s accession to the euro region and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has attracted a wave of foreign-investor interest, a government official said.

The national business promotion agency EAS is working with potential investors on 112 projects, compared with about 50 projects a year earlier, Krister Kalda, the head of EAS’s investment and trade development unit, said in an e-mailed response to questions today.

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