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Today afternoon, an Open Parliament seminar will take place in the Conference Hall of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia). Around one hundred people from more than 30 countries will participate in the seminar held within the framework of Open Government Partnership Summit to discuss the role of parliaments in the fight against corruption.

The seminar will begin at 2 p.m. The first panel discussion of the seminar will be dedicated to good parliamentary practices that parliaments and their members can use. Among other things, information disclosure, as well as code of ethics, transparency of lobbying and declarations of interests will be spoken about.

The second panel discussion will focus on the role of parliament in anti-corruption policy-making. Topics such as beneficial ownership, whistleblowers, public expenditure, as well as oversight of the executive branch will be addressed. Member of the Riigikogu Margit Sutrop will participate in the discussion.

The Seminar will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and will be live streamed on the Riigikogu web page. The language of the seminar is English.

The seminar takes place within the framework of the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, which is held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 6 and 7 September. The seminar is organised in the cooperation of the Riigikogu, Open Parliament e-Network and Open Government Partnership.

Riigikogu Press Service
Karin Kangro
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