Rainbow Coalition Enters Office

June 2005
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Jun2005, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p10
Country Report
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The article focuses on the working of the new government of Estonia. The centre-left Centre Party has joined two survivors from the previous administration, the right-wing Reform Party and the rurally oriented People's Union, in a three-party coalition that has 51 members in the 101-seat parliament. The new government's policy programme is not much different from that of its predecessor and aims to strike a balance between fiscal conservatism and improving social outcomes. The coalition aims to strengthen the revenue base of local authorities and to consider tax changes that enhance environmental sustainability.


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