Estonian capital to offer free public transport

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Un référendum pour la gratuité des transports publics dans la capitale Estonienne

Des estioniens votent aux législatives à Tallinn en 2011 © AFP PHOTO / RAIGO PAJULA

The mayor of the Estonian capital, Tallinn, has said that the city will offer free public transport across its bus and tram network from 2013.

Officials say that three-quarters of those who voted in a referendum backed the idea, part of an attempt to make the city one of the greenest in Europe.

But critics have said the move is politically motivated and a poor use of public funds.

BBC

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