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Europe In Estonia's refugee debate, Soviet past makes for present angst

The news of 71 migrants found dead on a highway in Austria has given new fuel to an EU-wide, mandatory quota system to relocate refugees. But sentiments in Estonia reveal the obstacles such a plan still faces.

Ints Kalnins/Reuters

One political adviser called it Estonia’s biggest debate in the past five years, one that is “extremely emotional.” A television executive in Tallinn said it would be the first topic he’d choose for a political “hard talk” show.

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