‘Citizen Parliament’s 15 proposals to political leaders’

Published on 8 April 2013 at 11:31

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The Citizens’ Parliament published a series of proposals on April 6, to be examined by the national parliament in Tallinn. Composed of civil society representatives, the Citizens’ Parliament, which went online in January, was given a brief to collect and formulate recommendations for changes to regulations governing political life in the country.
The daily notes that the proposals include the creation of political code of ethics, reinforced supervision of political party financing, and better representation of smaller political parties.
For the newspaper the experiment has been a positive one —

Participatory democracy is both possible and necessary. If politics cannot be self-regulated […] the nation must take the initiative to bring some fresh air to the corridors of power in Toompea [the neighbourhood where government buildings are located in Tallinn].”

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