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Canada in Estonia

Embassy of Canada to Estonia: https://twitter.com/canadaestonia

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Estonia fears neither refugees nor Russia, president says

This is from an article on EuropeOnline Magazine:

“Estonia fears neither immigration nor its giant neighbour Russia, President Kersti Kaljulaid wrote Wednesday, in a firm rejection of a news report by website Euractiv.

In an open letter published by her office in the capital Tallinn, she said that Estonia – a member of the European Union and NATO – was ‘in no way racked with fears about either migration or Russia.'”

Read the complete article here: http://en.europeonline-magazine.eu/estonia-fears-neither-refugees-nor-russia-president-says_496817.html

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The Reply of President Ilves

‘Trump Gabbard 2016’, tweeted Ilves saying: ‘Your [sic] the President of Estonia – why in heck are you tweeting in English? Use your own language MATE!’

Ilves replied: ‘”You’re” not “your”. Estonians know English, others don’t generally know Estonian. Quod erat demonstrandum.’
Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/28/estonian-president-shames-troll-in-the-most-badass-way-6034786/#ixzz4FnaU3Ebw

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EU refugee pact: Estonia and Lithuania appoint policemen

VILNIUS (AFX) – For the implementation of the refugee pact between the EU and Turkey Lithuania and Estonia have sent police and border guards to Greece. The officials should assist in the repatriation of refugees and migrants to Turkey. Lithuania sent, according to Deputy Interior Minister Arturas Norkevicius a total of 25 officials, Estonia 20 helpers.

Source: http://www.finanzen.net/nachricht/aktien/EU-Fluechtlingspakt-Estland-und-Litauen-entsenden-Polizisten-4809870

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Estonia agrees to accept 200 refugees

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The government in Estonia has agreed to accept 200 refugees in the wake of the EU treaty with Turkey.
Interior Minister Pevkur told the newspaper “Postimees”, now about 20 refugees will come into the country. If the agreement reaches in full, it would again be 150 to 180 people. They are to be relocated as part of the 550 refugees who will be taken by Estonia within two years.

Source: http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/eu-tuerkei-abkommen-estland-will-200-fluechtlinge-aufnehmen.1947.de.html?drn:news_id=600521

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Estonia gets 7 refugees from Greece

See full article: http://www.ekathimerini.com/207419/article/ekathimerini/news/estonia-gets-7-refugees-from-greece-under-eu-relocation-plan

Same topic, in a German report: “Sieben Flüchtlinge erreichen Estland”: http://www.n-tv.de/politik/Sieben-Fluechtlinge-erreichen-Estland-article17341901.html

English Translation of the intro:

“…Tallinn wants to do its part for the redistribution of refugees in Europe. However, the implementation of the European solution is difficult. Now the first migrants in Estonia arrive.

Chancellor Angela Merkel still believes in a European solution to the refugee crisis. But of 160,000 refugees originating from Greece and Italy 1000 have hardly moved in.

Particularly in Eastern Europe there is resistance. Hungary and Slovakia do not participate even in the distribution plan. Poland swerved after the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Estonia in contrast is committed to European solidarity. The Baltic state, with the area of ​​Lower Saxony (a state in Germany) and with 1.3 million inhabitants as big as Munich (capital of the state Bavaria) will absorb 550 refugees in the next two years. But only now the first refugees from Greece arrive. There are only seven people – a family with three school-aged children from Iraq, a retail merchant from Syria and a journalist from Yemen. …” Read more in German via link above.