Social Democrats campaigning in Helsinki ({{commentsTotal}})

The group of Roma arrived by ferry over the weekend after reportedly striking a deal with Helsinki officials. Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

The Social Democrats are running a outdoor ad campaign in Helsinki, with the aim of attracting Estonians in Finland to return to work in their home country.

“There are 67,000 Estonians living and working in Finland, of whom many would be willing to return to their homeland if the salary, life environment and social guarantees offered a livable life in Estonia,” Urve Palo, the economy minister, said.

She said the state should make an effort to give reason for expatriate Estonians to return.

The Conservative People's Party opened a branch in Finland at the end of October. The party said it aims to give a political platform to the 50,000 Estonians permanently residing in Finland.

Editor: J.M. Laats

+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long

Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: