Finance Ministry wants fund pay-back from Culture Capital

  • 2012-06-04

TALLINN - Estonian Finance Ministry demands that the organizer of last year's European Capital of Culture festivities - Foundation Tallinn 2011 should repay 12,000 euros paid to a company Midfield for foreign language video advertisements, the Estonian national broadcasting corporation ERR reports referring to Eesti Paevaleht.

In 2010, Enterprise Estonia allocated 100,000 euros to the foundation for international marketing. One condition was that the funds be spent within a year's time.

During an audit, the Finance Ministry discovered that some of advertisements were produced by Midfield before the grant became available.

Midfield also made headlines last week, when the parliamentary Committee on Monitoring the Funding of Political Parties said it was investigating the company's tenders held by the City of Tallinn.