* Supreme Court judge Julia Laffranque has been elected vice president of the Council of Europe’s Consultative Council of European Judges.
Representatives from 46 member countries of the CE elected Laffranque, 31, at a session in Strasbourg last week. The Estonian’s mandate as vice president runs for two years, spokespeople for the Supreme Court said.
* Disgusted with EU sugar policy, the Union of Tartumaa Farmers has announced it would send 5,000 jars of homemade jam to Brussels to prove that it’s not only companies who bought sugar prior to EU accession.
* The Port of Tallinn, the largest in the Baltics, announced last week that it has approved an average 7 – 9 percent increase in port dues starting Jan. 1, 2006.
Spokesman Sven Ratassepp told the Baltic News Service that the average rise would be 4 percent for cruise ships, 1 – 2 percent for passenger ships and 2 – 3 percent for other cargo ships.
* COURTNEY PINE
Thu 15 – 21:00 – The British jazz saxophonist, Courtney Pine, will present his latest album “Resistance” live in concert at Tallinn’s Rock Cafe. Touching on Pine’s favorite bases : African music, jazz funk, dub, soul and drum ‘n base, the music carries an unfaltering sense of fun. As a critic from the British magazine Jazzwise said, “This could well be the best Courtney Pine album in the story so far.” There’s no better way to enjoy live jazz than in a neighborhood cafe, and Tallinn’s Rock Cafe will provide the perfect setting.
Tickets : 300 kroons (19 euros)
More info : www.rockcafe.ee
Source : Baltic Times