The Republic of Estonia is situated in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It borders the Gulf of Finland to the north, the Baltic Sea to the west, Latvia to the south and the Lake Peipsi and the Russian Federation to the east. The capital and largest city is Tallinn. Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic, which is divided into 15 counties-administrative subdivisions of the country. Estonia is a member of the European Union, Eurozone and NATO.
The Estonian economy is characterized by its rapid growth and is rated by the World Bank as 'high income'. Estonia is not a resource rich country, however, it offers a large variety of smaller resources. Amongst them are oil shale and limestone deposits, next to forests, covering 50,6% of the land. Estonia has large reserves of phosphorite, pitchblende and granite. Currently, there is a public dispute concerning the issue of whether Estonia should secure the energy production by building a nuclear power plant.
Baltic Info Campaign on Hazardous Substances
Many products used in every day life, like toys, cosmetics, plastic products, etc. contain hazardous chemicals. In the Baltic States people are often not aware of this and sufficient regulation is not in place. The overall goal of the project is to initiate a stronger demand at the society in the three Baltic States for products free of hazardous substances via awareness raising activities.
22.09.2011 | WECF Project
Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans
"Civil society cooperation on EU acquis and on values for consumer and corporate responsibility"
15.02.2011 | WECF Project