Today is the day of final decision for Estonia’s switch to the Euro on January 2011. Another clear signal for Estonia’s about to be completed journey into the full range of European and Transatlantic institutions. At the same time, I have read with interest about the recent meeting between the Estonian Confederation of Employers and the Russian Association of Entrepreneurs, and their expressions of mutual hope for improved economic ties between the two countries. Literally and figuratively, Estonian President Ilves’ call for a new bridge across the Narva river called for a bridging of the gap between the two countries. The Euro and Russia relations — a contraction for Estonia? I think not. An emminently rational and pragmatic progression of relationships for a European free market democracy that is interested in solid and profitable business relationships across the globe.