Estonian foreign minister Toomas Ilves yesterday issued a statement describing Russia’s proposal for a Baltic regional security pact as "anachronistic in the new Europe," because regional arrangements contradict the principle of indivisible security. The Baltic is part of the Euroatlantic space, the security of which rests on the enlarging European and transatlantic organizations, the statement said. It added that "Estonia’s policy goals remain unchanged: full EU and NATO membership." (International agencies, November 3-4)
Top-Level Support for Land Reform.