Estonia joins NATO and the EU

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Lately, the most important events in Estonian politics have been the accession to NATO and the European Union. These were long-term goals: since the middle of 1990s, Estonian governments had been working on reaching the cohesion criteria of the EU; also, a lot of effort was put into preparations to join NATO. In 2003 referendum, people strongly supported accession to EU and this happened on May 1st, 2004. A month earlier, on March 29, Estonia had joined NATO.

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