Viviane Reding is the vice president of the European Commission, responsible for the areas of justice, fundamental rights and citizenship. She visited Estonia last week. ERR journalist Mart Linnart took the chance for an interview. They discussed problems in the Eurozone, the commission as an "economic government," and an ambitious new European treaty. Despite Reding's call for greater economic and political integration in the EU, she expressed skepticism over the notion of a "United States of Europe."
The opposition Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) is the only Estonian political party that has grown its membership numbers so far this year, daily Postimees reported.