TALLINN - The Estonian government approved of and sent to Riigikogu a bill that abolishes the current merger restrictions on local municipalities and allows all municipalities in mainland Estonia that have a common border to merge, reports Postimees Online. The municipalities on islands can merge without having a common border, but they have to operate as a common administrative unit.“The situation is different today, towns and parishes are holding talks with completely different partners,” said Regional Affairs Minister Siim Kiisler.Still, the government will analyze...
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