Estonian parlt admits into handling bill on setting up COVID-19 analysis expert committee

  • 2020-07-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The board of the Estonian parliament with a decision on Tuesday admitted into handling a bill on the establishment of a COVID-19 analysis expert committee.

The bill, submitted by the opposition Reform Party, proposes to set up a committee that will analyze the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic that hit Estonia in spring 2020.

According to the explanatory memorandum of the proposal, an independent committee of experts is needed to analyze the experience gained, map out the successes and the places where mistakes were made and what can be organized better in the future.

The establishment of a committee is necessary also because quite a few of the officials directly in charge of resolving the crisis have been dismissed or have resigned voluntarily, and the experience gained needs to be mapped out in order to be best prepared to curb similar epidemics in the future, it is said in the explanatory memorandum.

The social affairs committee was appointed as the leading committee.