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Estonian FM: 'Russia is a threat for security in Europe'

Estonia is the smallest of the three Baltic states with a population of just 1.3 million, a quarter of whom identify as ethnic Russians. In recent weeks, Prime Minister Taavi Roivas of the centre-right Reform Party resigned after a vote of no-confidence from parliament. The main criticism against him seemed to be his handling of the economy.


His replacement is likely to come from the Centre Party, a group that has long called for closer ties to Moscow. So after presidential elections in Bulgaria that saw a pro-Russian candidate win, is Estonia also looking for better relations with President Vladimir Putin?

We put the question to the Estonian Foreign Minister, from the Reform Party, Jürgen Ligi.

A programme presented by Eve Irvine

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Anais Guérard

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