TALLINN — Europe’s populist wave has hit Estonia — hard.
In a national election in March, the Conservative People’s Party — a far-right upstart that says it wants to protect an “indigenous Estonian” population under threat — won 19 seats in the country’s 101-seat parliament, nearly tripling its share from the last election, in 2015. Its real victory came a few weeks later, when it was included in the three-party coalition government and picked up five key ministries, including for economic affairs.
The party, known by its acronym EKRE, has styled itself as an anti-EU party wary of overbearing institutions and railed …read more
Source: European Voice