In Estonia, ruling Centre Party’s secretary-general has stated he would stay in office after prosecutors launched criminal proceedings into a suspicious donation to the party in the amount of 50 000 euros.
On Thursday, June 11, the Estonian public prosecutor’s office announced that in order to establish the origin of the EUR 50,000 donated to the Centre Party and the motives for making the donation, criminal proceedings have been opened on the basis of information contained in the Political Party Financing Supervision Committee.
“There are criteria for what donations must constitute. They must be made by and on behalf of an Estonian citizen. All these requirements were fulfilled, and the donation complied with all legal requirements,”Korb stated in a press conference.
The party secretary-general’s role as secretary general includes handling financial donations and party finances more broadly.