Only the One Who Speaks Is Heard!
In the last fifteen years, Estonian society has achieved an extraordinary amount economically and politically.
We have made progress at a rapid rate and learned to solve problems in a flexible manner. Lately, however, we have started to ask ourselves: quo vadis, what is our next big goal? What is our identity? Now is the time to think more leisurely on planned changes and systematically look at the effect of the changes – then there is hope that the necessary changes will lead to the desired results. And the people themselves must want to participate actively in the process of policy formation. Going to the polls once every four years is not enough.
The 11th edition of the journal contains articles from the field of educational policy, developing civic society and social, taxation and agricultural policy. Here the reader will find philosophy professor Margit Sutrop’s essay, “Does Estonia share European values?”, treatments of European Parliament and the ethos of a Citizens’ Europe, and much more that pertains to society and politics. Also in this issue: the leaders of the national delegations to the Baltic Assembly discuss the future of Baltic cooperation. Riigikogu Toimetised aspires to be a forum for topics that are important to our society.