ODIHR Election Expert Team Final Report (excerpts), 2019

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY [..] Persons belonging to national minorities with Estonian citizenship enjoy full electoral rights. However, despite notable efforts in facilitating integration and naturalization, a considerable number of residents “with undetermined citizenship”, most of ethnic Russian background, aredisenfranchised in national elections. Minorities-related issues did not feature prominently in the campaign and most parties avoided … Continue reading "ODIHR Election Expert Team Final Report (excerpts), 2019"

HCNM statement to the 1188th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council (excerpt), 2018

[..] I have just concluded a visit to Estonia where I attended the Lennart Meri Conference and held a series of meetings with representatives of the Government, civil society and national minorities in Tallinn. I took note of the significant progress made in the integration of the Estonian society during the last two decades, especially … Continue reading "HCNM statement to the 1188th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council (excerpt), 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on media), 2015

I. KEY FINDINGS [..] Assessment of measures taken to implement the further recommendations from the third monitoring cycle [..] 11. The media environment remains deeply divided along linguistic lines with different segments of society, in particular the Estonian and Russian speakers, consuming different media, which not only differ in language, but also in cultural, political … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on media), 2015"

Language Education Policy Profile (excerpts on employment and media), 2010

1 The Policy Context [..] 1.3 The Economic and Socio-demographic Context [..] 1.3.2 The Economy and Labour market The period following the restoration of independence witnessed dramatic changes in the Estonian labour market19. The size of the labour force declined. The primary sector (agriculture, fishing, forestry) effectively collapsed, the industrial sector also contracted, while the … Continue reading "Language Education Policy Profile (excerpts on employment and media), 2010"