As of noon, 32.47 percent of the eligible population had voted, either in advance voting, Internet voting or at polls today. The comparable figure for 2009 was 32.10 percent.
Sustainability of Tallinn public transport was in the spotlight at the last mayor candidates' debate on ETV Saturday night. Full story
Estonia plans to lodge a protest at the Interpol general assembly next week, Interior MInister Ken-Marti Vaher told uudised.err.ee. It will be argued that Russia's warrant for Kross (see previous posts) has a political motive.
A senior Estonian police official says the wanted ad for Kross's arrest (see previous posts) was cleared by an independent committee with Interpol. Full story.
Apparently - this from uudised.err.ee and interviews with Kross himself - this is the first time a Kross wanted notice has appeared on Interpol. Not that by itself would necessarily mean that the Russian case has merit (a general assumption, at least in Estonia and its allies, is that it is political and Kross may not even have been remotely connected to the Arctic Sea ship incident), but still, important to note. Still waiting to hear comment from the organization.
In a carefully worded statement, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip (Reform) also made remarks on the Kross case, saying that it was "unacceptable to politicize a criminal investigation." He added that Estonian Chief State Prosecutor Heili Sepp said evidence gathered did not provide a basis to suspect Kross of involvement in the Russian case. He said Russian prosecutors would have to work closer with Estonian if answers to unresolved questions are to be found.