Thursday December 5, 2019

The bright and brilliant Estonian example

The Irish political system is outdated, not fit for purpose and in need of a radical overhaul

30th August, 2015
Former Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip

The remarkable transformation of Estonia during the past 25 years into one of the EU’s most successful and best managed states highlights the profound impact governance structures, and the quality of those who govern, have on the life and destiny of a people.

I was there just after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Queues stretched onto footpaths outside drab shops. Shortages and neglect were evident wherever we visited. Hopelessness and decay were enveloping....

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