No. 8




No. 8, December 2003

Sovereignty and the European Union. The future of the Riigikogu. The social contract. Estonian monetary policy. Family policy. The social dialogue. Administrative reform. The fate of broadcasting. Political propaganda. Terrorism and Estonia. Applying scientific studies. Translating legal acts.

Summaries of articles are in English.

Full articles in Estonian

Editor-in-Chief’s Column

  • Children’s Welfare in the Hands of the Riigikogu

    Population experts paint a fairly bleak picture when it comes to Estonia. The population pyramid, which should have a wide base since the young make up the largest part of the population, is in fact eroded. The burden of bearing the economy and general weal falls onto the shoulders of people who are in their middle years but approaching pension age. Some relief is provided by 15-19-year-olds, whose fairly sizeable ranks are about to enter the workforce.


  • Sovereignty in the European Union

    18 December 2003


    RiTo No. 8, 2003

    The European Union is an association of democratic nation-states based on the rule of law. We should ask: 1) to what extent are the national, democratic and legal properties transferable to unions of states? 2) which properties must be transferred? 3) is this a spontaneous process, an inevitable result of union, or must there be additional efforts? 4) what might the influence on nation-states be - stimulating or repressive, preservative or destructive?


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Civil society and state authority

International parliamentary relations

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