Estonian parlt committee reprimands minister Kingo for failing to show up

  • 2019-05-24
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The Riigikogu foreign affairs committee on Friday issued a reprimand to minister of Foreign Trade and IT Kert Kingo for failing to turn up at a meeting of the standing committee where she was supposed to introduce the positions of Estonia ahead of a EU ministerial.

"Minister of foreign trade Kert Kingo today received the first reprimand from the foreign affairs committee for absence without good reason," Marko Mihkelson, deputy chairman of the foreign affairs committee, said on social media. 

Estonian government ministers are obliged to appear before the parliamentary standing committee before meetings of EU councils to introduce the positions of Estonia.

Kingo, who comes from the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE), was sworn in as minister of foreign trade and IT on May 16.