The meeting should start at 12 noon and be held remotely. The Chancellor of the Ministry of Education, Mart Laidmets, the Head of Internal Audit of the Minister of Culture, Krista Nelson, and the representatives of Mailis themselves were expected. However, representatives announced Thursday morning that she would not be attending.
The reason given by the representatives was that, due to the ongoing investigation, they are not allowed to comment or answer questions.
Anti-corruption committee chairman Eduard Odinets (SDE) said it was extremely important for the group to get an overview of corruption cases.
He said that this is certainly not a parallel investigation into this individual case. but focuses on the entire system.
Odinets noted that the committee’s job is to do whatever is necessary so that the allegations in this case do not recur in any ministry. “The committee monitors whether the ministries are complying with the established rules,” said Odinets.
“The committee’s job is to ensure that everything is fair and transparent. We need to investigate why these situations happened and whether the law should be changed so that these things don’t happen,” he said.
Representatives were charged with embezzlement on Friday, accused of using ministry funds to, among other things, procure a Jura coffee maker that ended up in their home and stay at a hotel in Tartu during WRC Estonia last summer Tab .
Allegations that she used a company car extensively, not only for running the school run – Reps has five children – but also for traveling on vacation to Croatia.
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