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    Estonia Transnational Issues - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/estonia/estonia_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      in 2005, Russia refuses to sign the 1996 technical border agreement with Estonia when Estonia prepares a unilateral declaration referencing Soviet occupation and territorial losses; Russia demands better accommodation of Russian-speaking population in Estonia; Estonian citizen groups continue to press for realignment of the boundary based on the 1920 Tartu Peace Treaty that would bring the now divided ethnic Setu people and parts of the Narva region within Estonia; as a member state that forms part of the EU's external border, Estonia must implement the strict Schengen border rules

      Illicit drugs:
      transshipment point for opiates and cannabis from Southwest Asia and the Caucasus via Russia, cocaine from Latin America to Western Europe and Scandinavia, and synthetic drugs from Western Europe to Scandinavia; increasing domestic drug abuse problem; possible precursor manufacturing and/or trafficking; potential money laundering related to organized crime and drug trafficking is a concern, as is possible use of the gambling sector to launder funds


      NOTE: The information regarding Estonia on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Estonia Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Estonia Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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