The dodgy business of party funding

  • 2012-06-13
  • By Karoliina Raudsepp
Estonia was recently shaken by the revelations made by a previous top politician and member of parliament from the Reform Party, Silver Meikar, who announced through the daily paper Postimees that some years ago he had been asked to pass on donations from sources which he did not know, as his own donations to the party. He has now affectionately been called “trouble-Meikar,” a clever play on words, but very revealing on the effect he has had.After Meikar came forward, there were hints and rumors of this not having been an isolated affair. Party funding has always been an i...
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