EU elections: dinosaurs and decoy ducks in Estonia

20 May 2014

Allan Sikk

In March, a new government won power in Estonia. The change of government was triggered by the decision of the prime minister, Andrus Ansip of the ruling Reform Party (RE) to step down so that he could replace Siim Kallas (also RE) as a European commissioner who would, in turn, replace him as prime minister. In turn, Kallas started negotiations with the centrist Social Democrats (SDE) to replace nationalist-conservative Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL) in the ruling coalition after tensions had developed between the parties, writes Dr Allan Sikk (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) in The Conversation.