Thursday, December 10, 2009

Just Don't Get No Respect

Ott Licht would like just a modicum of respect. The chairman of the brewery Viru Õlu isn't happy about PM Andrus Ansip saying Estonia has only one brewery (not his) and President Ilves saying Latvian ice cream tasted better than Estonian ice cream. A column by Meelis Kubits in the weekly Eesti Ekspress recently explored the issue of the Estonian government's distaste for businessmen.
At last year's independence day presidential reception, businessmen were not seated in the main ballroom but were assigned to an anteroom next to the lavatory with a TV brought in for them to view the festivities. Instead of catered food, they were served Estonian Air coach-class meals in blue plastic boxes and charged for their drinks.

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