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Estonia's government moves on with fairly radical administrative reform

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe government of Estonia has this week decided to establish a committee for negotiating, drawing up legislation for a reform that might reduce the country’s 215 administrative entities to 50.

According to the coalition action plan, the administration reform must be implemented by 2017. Following the plan, the local governments that do not meet the standalone criteria must merge. In case the merger is not carried out in time, the government has the right to enforce it, ERR reports.

IRL and the Reform Party, when together in coalition from 2011-2014, had shared views on how to decrease the number of local governments, with IRL pushing for reform which would force smaller municipalities to unite into 50 units, instead of the current number of 215.

The Reform Party was then unwilling to force municipalities to merge, but changed its position when the current coalition formed.

The proposed administration reform act and other laws necessary for putting the reform in place should enter into force on July 1, 2016.

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