TALLINN: The government of the Baltic Republic of Estonia is
calling for PR assistance in its bid to join the European Union.
The request followed an official visit to Estonian capital Tallinn by
French President Jacques Chirac, who told authorities he would be
supporting their request to be admitted to the European Union and that
they could become a member of the EU as early as 2004.
Estonian government officials announced they would be seeking PR help to
increase awareness among western countries.
Part of the campaign would include relations with the 15 European
nations that are already EU members.
According to journalists covering Chirac's visit, the only information
reportedly provided on Estonia by authorities was an internally-produced
brochure that described Estonia as a country with little light in summer
and where polar bears openly roam the streets.