Estonian govt proposes to dismiss Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Jarvik

  • 2019-11-25
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said on Monday that he and leaders of coalition partners Isamaa and the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) made a consensual proposal to release Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Jarvik from office.

According to Ratas, the decision to release Jarvik from office has already been forwarded to the president.

The prime minister admitted that the situation that had developed in the Ministry of Rural Affairs over the last few weeks needed to be solved. Ratas said that Jarvik's decisions left him with no option of continuing in his position.

"The Estonian Conservative People's Party must now find a dignified candidate for the position of rural affairs minister," the prime minister said.