Estonia: European Commission urges Estonia to regulate party financing

The European Commission’s latest rule of law report urges Estonia to adopt legislation to improve the regulation of political party financing, BNS reports. The report raises concern that there are no transparent and objective rules on the financing of civil society organisations by the Estonian parliament, the Riigikogu, from the state budget. Also, the report notes that regulations on access to data in Estonia still require attention to ensure that personal data is well protected and public information is readily available to society.