Jakobson noted on ETV morning show “Terevisioon” that the coalition agreement was not drafted in a “develop, improve, value” style, but that certain sectors were mentioned. The Tallinn University political scientist added that the deal appears to be more favorable to the reform party.
“If we look at the sectors and the level of detail in the transcript, we can see that there is more of the progressive agenda of reform. The Center Party’s features – a supportive state, social protection, etc. – have been left at a level of development and improvement . “Said Jakobson.
Political scientist Martin Mölder of the University of Tartu said the coalition agreement reminds him of an election manifesto where topics that everyone thinks are reasonable are noted. The message is that government partners want to be good and an effective service provider for businesses and citizens.
Regarding “Terevisioon” Mölder added that compared to the previous coalition agreement between the center, EKRE and Isamaa, there was no noticeable leap in quality, but that the political priorities have changed significantly.
Mölder noticed the implementation of a green revolution: “Environmental issues were highlighted in the previous one[Koalitionsvertrag]but the priority has now changed. The previous message was to manage Estonia’s natural resources, including oil shale, as much as possible, as long as it is sensible and useful. The message of the new government is to move towards a so-called climate neutral economy and to put an end to the oil shale. “[coalitionagreement}butthepriorityhaschangedsomenowThepreviousmessagewastomanageEstonia’snaturalresourcesincludingoilshaleasmuchaspossibleaslongasitisreasonableandusefulThenewgovernment’smessageistomovetowardaso-calledcarbonneutraleconomyputtinganendtooilshale”[coalitionagreement}butthepriorityhaschangedsomenowThepreviousmessagewastomanageEstonia’snaturalresourcesincludingoilshaleasmuchaspossibleaslongasitisreasonableandusefulThenewgovernment’smessageistomovetowardaso-calledcarbonneutraleconomyputtinganendtooilshale”
Jakobson also noted that the environment issue appears to be a higher priority for the reform center government due to take office on Tuesday. The coalition agreement has been published on ERR’s Estonian portal, but has not yet been translated into English. ERR News will publish the English version as soon as it becomes available.
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