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Hi everybody it's time for a brand-new Estonian Government Crisis And ScandalsÔäó thread!

Proceed cautiously: the thread will be LONG.
#Estonia #Eesti #valitsus #KajaKallas #J├╝riRatas #EKRE #Keskerakond #SDE #Isamaa #Reformierakond
Background info: Estonia has a government of centre-right Reform party and centre-left Centre party. The government has been in power since January 2020. Opposition consists of conservative Fatherland (Isamaa) party, right-wing EKRE party, and centre-left Social Democratic party. Image
The government had several major disagreements so far that mostly followed a familiar pattern: Centre demands some additional social spending, Reform refuses on the grounds of budgetary constraints, everybody speculates that the govmnt will fall...
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Time for some more #Estonian politics tweeting.

The day before yesterday the news broke that the Finance Ministry, headed by the national-conservative #EKRE party will no longer finance several organizations dedicated to social justice. Image
The organizations are as follows:
- Estonian Women's Union (EN├ť)
- Estonian Women's Studies & Research Center (ENUT)
- Estonian Foundation for Human Rights (EIK).

In February, the current finance minister Martin Helme stated that these institutions are financed illegally. ImageImage
Institutions such as the above mentioned are financed directly by taxes on gambling (hasartm├Ąngumaks), the corresponding law stating: "the use of gambling taxes is considered for projects related to medicine, healthcare, families, seniors and disabled people".
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