At an Narva city council emergency meeting on Thursday, Mayor Eduard East received a vote of no confidence. The Center Party had a majority in the council until 15 of its members broke away, forming a new faction.
Rene Toomse, a PhD student from the Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society, is today defending his doctoral thesis which claims that small adaptable countries can be more effective in solving global security issues than large ones.
ISIS aims to intimidate so that Europe would close its borders to those who suffer. If we allow fear to take over, the terrorists have won, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said after the attacks in Paris.
The young male Arab is becoming the symbol of Europe’s problems, the personification of terrorist threat and refugee crisis. In view of the increasingly aggressive image, it is important to understand who these people are, and from where and why they come, since this is how we can dispel the emerging stereotypes, writes Helga Kalm from the International Center for Defense and Security.
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