Parties seek no-confidence vote against education minister

The Estonian government at an extraordinary sitting on Tuesday 14 June decided to submit an application to the board of the Riigikogu (parliament) to discuss the motion of no confidence filed against Minister of Education and Research Liina Kersna at the earliest opportunity, reports BNS/TBT.

The motion to express no confidence in the minister was submitted in the parliament by members of the groups of the Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) and the Estonian Centre Party. According to chairman of the Centre group Jaanus Karilaid, Kersna has failed in her activities. “Many concerns and shortcomings have emerged in Liina Kersna’s area of administration, which have remained unresolved for a long time and with regard to which no resolutions have been proposed,” Karilaid said.

“We are of the opinion that in the organisation of the procurement of rapid tests, the minister failed to comply with the requirements in the Public Procurement Act and caused millions of euros worth of economic damages to the state. Problems regarding the financing of higher education establishments have been raised for a long time and because of an impasse, management contracts remain unsigned. This jeopardises the sustainability of higher education. The minister has failed to make decisive efforts in this field,” he said.
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