In the past few months, Estonian Social Affairs Minister Maret Maripuu has come under heavy fire from the opposition for allegedly misinforming the public and causing delayed pension payments as a result of recently implemented reforms. Moments after surviving a Jan. 22 vote of no-confidence by 51 votes to 35, the minister made public her intention to step down from office. In an exclusive interview, Maripuu told The Baltic Times about her decision to resign because of the controversially delayed payments and the need for reform.What was your initial reaction to having a vote of no-conf...
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