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Meikar and the Poster Boy By Abdul Turay
Published Postimees 12 June 2012
"All domestic politics are now European politics," so said Quentin Peel of The Financial Times at last month's Lennart Meri conference.

It's has been creeping up on us for some time now. I've noticed it personally. I was at a conference about year ago. I got talking to a senior British journalist, a former head of an international agency. He wanted a detailed breakdown of what was happening with Estonian politics. We discussed Savisaar's problems with KAPO and Russian secret service, which were still current at the time. We scanned a newspaper together, I translated for him. He was sceptical.
Now even journalists and investors who have no direct interest in Estonia are fishing for information about what exactly is going on. I spoke to a journalist working in Brussels recently. He was keen to know every detail. He wasn't going to report on it. Nobody died, nobody lost billions …