esmaspäev, september 24, 2007
Quote of the Day
“I drew attention to this in Estonia. Millions of people have no status. It is unbelievable that there are so many people living in civilized countries and having no status. We shall take the issue to the Council of Europe. Those countries must observe minority rights”
-- Rene van der Linden, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in Lithuania today.
According to the Estonian Ministry of the Interior, as of July 2007, out of the total Estonian population of 1,342,000, 8.5 percent, or roughly 114,000 people are still stateless.