Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 170

Estonian president Lennart Meri has been awarded the Coudenhove-Kalergi Foundation’s Europe Prize. Otto von Habsburg, president of the Pan-European Union and a prominent German and Europarliament deputy, spoke at the ceremony in Tallinn’s City Hall. The prize, whose previous recipients include U.S. president Ronald Reagan and German chancellor Helmut Kohl, is conferred every two years on outstanding promoters of a united Europe based on its traditional values. The foundation, based in Germany, continues the inter-war work of Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, the Bohemia-born promoter of European unity. (BNS, German media, September 12)

Ukrainian Leftists Block Agreement with Latvia.