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Eesti Päevaleht - Estonia | 15/06/2011

Punk singers broaden Estonia's horizons

Parallel to Estonia's traditional Song Festival, the Estonian Punk Song Festival is being held for the second time in the city of Rakvere. The daily Eesti Päevaleht is thrilled: "Anyone who hasn't been there has never experienced the true Estonian spirit. At least they've never seen where free thinking and transfrontier activities originate today. The roots of the Punk Song Festival are the same as those of the traditional Song Fest: they both started with protest. In the last century the Estonians wanted to voice their dissatisfaction with the barons and show that they were just as much a singing people as the Baltic Germans, who already had their own song festival. The Punk Festival, in turn, came about as a protest event against the traditional festival, with the desire to break through existing boundaries. Today they've both found their place in Estonia and have broadened our country's horizons."

Eesti Päevaleht - Estonia | 29/09/2010

Expensive euro gives Estonians a headache

Estonia's retailers have announced a major poster campaign aimed at convincing the public that they do not intend to use the introduction of the euro at the beginning of next year to raise their prices. For the daily Eesti Päevaleht this brings back memories of the Soviet era: "Under Brezhnev, society was in the grips of total schizophrenia. On the one hand the endless party conferences and pretty speeches about the economic boom; on the other Soviet reality with its constant shortages, which in the end led to people travelling to other republics to buy toilet paper. ... The current campaign also tells one story while the reality is another: cheese, butter, sour cream, carrots tomatoes, firewood, trout and so on - this is a list compiled by the economic institute of products that have become more expensive. And among those driving up the prices are the very same chains that are loudly promising honest prices."

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