Estonia’s budget negotiations to be heated

  • 2012-08-17

TALLINN - In an interview with the daily newspaper Postimees, chairman of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union Urmas Reinsalu predicted that relations in the coalition would become more tense with disputes over the drafting of the State budget, reports LETA. “Next year’s budget debates are ahead and the negotiations have always brought more tension to the relations,” he said, predicting that drafting of next year’s budget will be far from easy.

When asked about the scandal regarding the financing of the Reform Party and the Minister of Justice Kristen Michal, the chairman of the smaller coalition party remarked that Minister Michal had defined his responsibility in the matter, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip in turn had expressed his position and he will be responsible for it.

“PRU will observe the developments of the case, but everyone will have to bear their own responsibilities,” he added.