Pevkur: Reform keeping a close eye on IRL's behavior

Reform Party chairman Hanno Pevkur.
Reform Party chairman Hanno Pevkur. Source: (Siim Lõvi/ERR)

Reform Party chairman Hanno Pevkur said that the party is keeping a close eye on how IRL is behaving with regard to tax-related issues. According to Pevkur, Reform is also prepared for the responsibility of governing.

"We are keeping a very close eye on how IRL behaves," Pevkur said. "Their new chairman, Helir-Valdor Seeder, has declared that he wants to abandon the new taxes and restore the opportunity to file joint tax returns for families. In other words, he is of the same opinions as the Reform Party. We'll see in the coming weeks whether he'll succeed."

The party chairman also added that the Reform Party will continue pressuring the ruling coalition to ensure that Estonia remains entrepreneur-friendly and that Estonia's e-image is not destroyed with a cutback on on e-voting.

"A balanced budget, the avoidance of new taxes and clear pro-European mentality are the primary values from which the Reform Party will not back down," Pevkur said. "Likewise the Reform Party will not run to the rescue of anyone in the government, however if it is necessary to take on the responsibility of governing, then as a strong party we are naturally prepared to do so."

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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