Estonia PM quits as party linked to corruption scandal

Prime Minister Juri Ratas says he believes his party did not try to sway government decisions in Porto Franco's favour. – EPA pic, January 13, 2021.

ESTONIAN Prime Minister Juri Ratas today said he was stepping down after his Centre Party came under investigation for corruption linked to a property development company.

His resignation brings down the Baltic eurozone nation’s centre-right coalition government that also includes a far-right party, but new elections are unlikely.

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