Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia and Montenegro
Country Report Estonia July 1997 Main report
Summary--Estonia 3rd quarter 1997.
Outlook for 1997-98: Interior minister may face pressure to resign
Outlook for 1997-98: Passport issue will cause friction--
Outlook for 1997-98: Future NATO membership uncertain--
Outlook for 1997-98: Progressive econ policies maintained--
Outlook for 1997-98: Economic activity will remain buoyant--
Political scene: Interior min. removed amidst corruption charges--
Political scene: Relations with Russia remain frosty--
Political scene: Soviet passports are finally invalidated
Political scene: NATO membership is still an elusive goal--
Economic policy: Protective tariffs loom closer--
Economic policy: Privatisation is progressing satisfactorily
Economic policy: Government initiates pensions overhaul--
Economic policy: Supplementary budget is approved
Economic policy: Government unveils the 1998 budget
Economic policy: Fin. ministry requests credit rating from Moody's
Economy: Real GDP grew by 4% in 1996
Economy: Retail sales figures point to a buoyant economy--
Economy: Monthly inflation jumps in May
Economy: Unemployment is stable
Economy: Wages rise, as does income differentiation
Foreign trade & payments: Trade deficit predicted to rise once more
Quarterly indicators of economic activity.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: OECD trade
Direction of trade.
Composition of trade.
Former Soviet republics: currency status
Former Soviet republics: exchange rates
Former Soviet republics: GDP and GDP per head