MEP Jaak Madison awaiting justice chancellor reply on EU recovery fund

MEP Jaak Madison.
MEP Jaak Madison. Source: Priit Mürk/ERR

MEP Jaak Madison (EKRE) turned to Chancellor of Justice Ülle Madise over the European Union's €750 billion recovery fund and is now waiting on a response from the chancellor's office to take his plan of halting the fund to the Riigikogu.

Janar Filippov, head of communications at the Chancellor of Justice's Office, told ERR that Madison's statement had reached them and is being dealt with, but there is nothing substantive to say yet.

Madison says he thinks that the implementation of the €750 billion recovery fund, aimed at reinvigorating the EU's economy, and a concurrent potential plastic tax, could be contradictory to the Estonian constitution. Madison approached the justice chancellor on July 31.

He also promised to start a petition at the Riigikogu and to find options to turn to the Supreme Court, if the Riigikogu approves of the overall long-term EU budget, which Madison has previously called "horrible".

Madison has stayed true to his views and is still not in support of the long-term budget. "It is one of the most absurd plans that has ever been generated under false pretenses. I think it is dangerous for the coming generations and also financially," Madison said.

Madison also asked the chancellor if the Riigikogu should have to ratify any European Council decisions as, according to the constitution, the Riigikogu has to give formal consent to any agreements that include proprietary and military obligations.

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) and Madison's party's leader, and finance minister, Martin Helme have repeatedly said that no common taxes were agreed upon at the latest European Council meeting.


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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste

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