3. Cases of disinformation, misinformation and hate speech [..] 3.1 ‘Colonialism’ by the West [..] According to a RAND report (Helmut et al. 2018), Russian actors are actively engaged in disseminating disinformation to Russian speakers in the Baltics, through a variety of means including traditional and social media. According to the report, in some cases … Continue reading "Disinformation campaigns about LGBTI+ people in the EU and foreign influence (excerpt), 2021"
ESTONIA Official data The Estonian government informed FRA that, in 2019, the authorities recorded two crimes motivated by antisemitism (the motivation behind the incidents was recorded when the crimes were reported). No reported antisemitic incidents or crimes were recorded in 2015–2018. In 2016 and 2017, the Ministry of Justice of Estonia published a chapter on suspected … Continue reading "Antisemitism – Overview of data available in the EU 2009–2019 (excerpt), 2020"
3. RACISM, XENOPHOBIA AND RELATED INTOLERANCE [..] 3.2. LEGAL AND POLICY INITIATIVES TO CURB HATE CRIME AND HATE SPEECH FALL SHORT [..] In Estonia, the penal code explicitly prohibits incitement to hatred,30 while punishment for hate crimes can be imposed by applying a provision regarding aggravating circumstances. 30 Estonia, Penal Code (Karistusseadustik), § 151, 1 … Continue reading "Fundamental Rights Report 2020 (excerpts), 2020"
3. REFORM PRIORITIES [..] 3.3. LABOUR MARKET, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL POLICIES [..] 3.3.3. EDUCATION AND SKILLS [..] Higher education is insufficiently aligned with labour market needs and dropout rates are high. Although tertiary educational attainment in the 30-34 age group is currently above the EU average (47.2% compared with 40.7%), it may worsen if the … Continue reading "Country Report Estonia 2020 (excerpts on education), 2020"
I. SUBSTANTIVE POLICY AREAS [..] 1. EDUCATION [..] 1.2. Achievements and challenges [..] The most significant challenges highlighted by NRCPs include: school participation, absenteeism, early school-leaving, the transition from primary to secondary and the completion of secondary education. 13 [..] 13 AT, CY, EE, EL, ES, FR, HR, LT, NL [..] 2. EMPLOYMENT [..] 2.2. … Continue reading "Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019"
[..] 79. In its observations before the Court, the LRTK stated that the decision of 18 May 2016 had been taken on the ground that a programme broadcast on the channel NTV Mir Lithuania contained false information which incited hostility and hatred based on nationality against the Baltic countries concerning the collaboration of Lithuanians and … Continue reading "ECJ judgment in the case C-622/17 (excerpt), 2019"
4 Racism, xenophobia and related intolerance [..] 4.2. Lack of policy responses to racism, ethnic discrimination and hate crime [..] FRA ACTIVITY Assisting national authorities with hate-crime recording The full implementation of EU law entails ensuring that the police properly identify hate crime victims and record racist motivation at the time of reporting. Doing so will support … Continue reading "Fundamental Rights Report 2019 (excerpt), 2019"
[EU flag] 27.643 interviews 04>20 / 12 / 2018 [EE flag] 1.004 interviews 04>17 / 12 / 2018 Methodology: face-to-face 1. PERCEPTIONS OF ANTISEMITISM IN COUNTRY QD1 Do you think antisemitism is a problem or ot in (OUR COUNTRY)? % EU28 ЕЕ Total ‘A problem’ 50 6 Total ‘Not a problem’ 43 86 Don’t know … Continue reading "Eurobarometer: Perceptions of antisemitism (excerpts), 2019"
Conclusions The issues we have tackled here are very complex, involve numerous actors, and will be difficult to resolve. From a constitutional perspective, the search for a solution entails balancing diverse interests an values warranting protection. The national authorities’ point of view is clear, especially in Latvia, which refuses to grant local election voting rights … Continue reading "Democratic Transition and Linguistic Minorities in Estonia and Latvia (excerpt), 2018"
KEY FINDINGS Persons with undetermined citizenship of Estonia and non-citizens of Latvia (‘respective non-citizen populations’) do not have the right to take part in the elections to the European Parliament. The position of Estonia and Latvia is that their respective non-citizen populations have certain legal links with respective States but that these populations are not … Continue reading "Political and Electoral Rights of Non-citizen Residents in Latvia and Estonia: Current Situation and Perspectives (briefing excerpt), 2018"