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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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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 balks at refugee intake

Sabine Adler of Deutschlandfunk writes:

“No European country takes so few refugees as Estonia. 550 people are allowed to come in the next two years. “Too many,” the majority of the population says, according to a recent survey of the University of Tartu. The government is aware of the rejection and says the reason for the little solidarity is the Russian minority.

A quarter of Estonians would like to have no refugees at all in the country. The government, which is aware of this rejection in the population, but also knows the expectations in Berlin and Brussels, justifies so little solidarity by the Russophone minority. Every fourth Estoian has Russian roots. In total 330 000.

Eero Janson from the refugee initiative “Estonian Refugees Council” considers the argument to be put forward as a pretext. “That does not convince me, it is a distraction from the real reason: The problem is not the refugees, because we have hardly any, the real problem is racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia.”

… To this date, there is only one reception center for around 70 refugees in a village called Vao, far from the Estonian capital Tallinn. At beginning of next year a second is scheduled to open. There is no talk about integration, not with the refugees, not with the Russian-born, so Kristi Toodo of Human Rights Centre .
“Estonia wants to be a national state, which consists of Estonians, because so few are of us are Estonians. We have major problems to integrate the Russian-speaking minority. And these are people with similar beliefs. How can that succeed only in individuals from completely other cultures and religions.”…

The refugees do not stay. They go to other countries, where there already are friends or relatives. In Estonia there is no Syrian or Afghan community. And even the smugglers’ routes are not through Estonia.”
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Full article (in German): http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/eu-forderungen-estland-sperrt-sich-gegen.1773.de.html?dram:article_id=338327

estonia108: Estonia as every other nation in the world needs more coherence. This will integrate and strengthen the country and will disallow negative influences from inside and outside. Only supportive impulses will be able to enter the nation. For more information about the influence of collective consciousness please refer to http://www.invincibledefense.org/research.html