At its public sitting today, the Anti-Corruption Select Committee of the Riigikogu discusses corruption prevention and the transparency of political party funding with its cooperation partners.
Chair of the Committee Eduard Odinets said that the Committee wished to discuss with its main partners and understand the greatest points of concern the Select Committee should deal with. “At the sitting, we will try not to touch upon specific cases, and to discuss possible solutions to prevent corruption as a whole,” Odinets said.
Odinets noted that the Committee wished to contribute to creating all legislative possibilities to ensure that Estonia would move up in terms of the global corruption perceptions index. According to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which measures public sector corruption, Estonia is ranking 17th together with Iceland among 180 countries.
Minister of Justice Maris Lauri, Director of the Analysis Division of the Ministry of Justice Mari-Liis Sööt and Adviser Kätlin-Chris Kruusmaa, Chair of the Political Parties Financing Surveillance Committee Liisa Oviir, Deputy Chair Kaarel Tarand and member Airi Mikli, and Chairman of the Board of Transparency International Estonia Steven-Hristo Evestus and Executive Director Carina Paju have been invited to attend the sitting.