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IWB for Refugees: Estonia


Capital: Talinn
Location: Eastern Europe
EU-member since 2004
Currency: Euro
Population: 1,324,800
Min. wage:
Poverty line:
Population under poverty line:


IWB researchers

Jan Demidovitš

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"Refugee crisis in Europe has provided challenging issue for government and policy makers in Estonia. The amount of refugees received by Estonia challenged society on many levels. Estonia managed its part of refugee crisis relatively well, nevertheless mistakes were done as well. Many refugees left Estonia to settle in Germany and France appealing to uneasy situation circumstances.


Estonia provides an interesting case to all EU member states. Size of the country and novelty of the refugee issue allows Estonian government to experiment with different solutions which can be later adopted by other EU member states as a best approach policies after they have proven to be operational in a smaller scale."



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