TALLINN – Kaimar Karu, who was recalled from the position of foreign trade and IT minister by Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) leader Mart Helme on Friday, said that he has worked hard on the measures of Kredex and Enterprise Estonia and hopes that the aid will reach entrepreneurs as soon as possible after his departure from the ministerial position, the daily Postimees writes.
"My main concern is that all the work of recent weeks will come to a standstill, leaving businesses without the money they need to survive," he said.
According to Karu, Mart Helme's call came very unexpectedly, both the in terms of the content and timing of the call. "In a situation where the launch of Kredex measures is coming up next week that companies are eagerly waiting for. It is completely incomprehensible to me to make such a shift in such a situation. This is not a role where a new person can come and only then start looking around and learning. Action must be taken immediately," he said.
Karu noted that the most important task for the new minister in the coming weeks and months is to help entrepreneurs as much as possible. "Conditions must be created so that there are no obstacles to the implementation of both direct payments and loan measures. This is the most important thing," the outgoing minister said.