Just after the European Commission and the EU General Affairs Council reiterated its call for the Estonian Parliament to adopt the Bill amending its Citizenship Act, and just before the European Council in Vienna where EU Heads of State and Government are to review the candidates' progress, Estonia has made the changes requested. Its Parliament adopted the Bill on December 8. "As a modern and democratic state, Estonia understands and implements in every realm the same legal principles which are effective in the Member States of the European Union", said Estonian Foreign Minister Raul Mlk, who called the move a sign "our wish to speed up the integration of Estonian society". The...

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