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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    12.3 (8) donations by aliens are prohibited, except for donations by persons holding the permanent right of residence or the status of a long-term resident in Estonia.

    § 12.1.(2) A political party may receive income only from the following sources:
    1) membership fees established on the basis of the articles of association of the political party;
    2) allocations from the state budget under this Act;
    3) donations made on the terms and conditions laid down in this Act (donation can be voluntarily given by a natural person who is a citizen of the Republic of Estonia or has the permanent right of residence or the status of a long-term resident in Estonia out of their assets to a political party or a member thereof for the purpose of supporting the activities of the political party)
    4) transactions with the property of the political party.

  • Source

    Article 12, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    12.3 (8) donations by aliens, except for donations by persons holding the permanent right of residence or the status
    of a long-term resident in Estonia.

    § 5.2. (3) The sources of funding of the election campaign of a single candidate include:
    1) donations made on the terms and conditions laid down in this Act; (donation can be voluntarily given by a natural person who is a citizen of the Republic of Estonia or has the permanent right of residence or the status of a long-term resident in Estonia out of their assets to a political party or a member thereof for the purpose of supporting the activities of the political party)
    2) personal property of the single candidate.

  • Source

    Article 12.3 & 5.2, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    § 12.3.

    (2) A donation that does not comply with the terms and conditions laid down in subsection (1) of this section is
    prohibited. Above all, the following is prohibited:

    [...]

    2) donations by legal persons; [...]

     

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    § 12.3.

    (2) A donation that does not comply with the terms and conditions laid down in subsection (1) of this section is
    prohibited. Above all, the following is prohibited:

    [...]

    2) donations by legal persons; [...]

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    All donations from legal persons are banned.

    § 12.3.

    (2) A donation that does not comply with the terms and conditions laid down in subsection (1) of this section is
    prohibited. Above all, the following is prohibited:

    [...]

    2) donations by legal persons; [...]

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    All donations from legal persons are banned.

    § 12.3.

    (2) A donation that does not comply with the terms and conditions laid down in subsection (1) of this section is
    prohibited. Above all, the following is prohibited:

    [...]

    2) donations by legal persons; [...]

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    § 12.3.

    (2) A donation that does not comply with the terms and conditions laid down in subsection (1) of this section is prohibited. Above all, the following is prohibited:

    1) anonymous donations; [...]

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    § 12.3.

    (2) A donation that does not comply with the terms and conditions laid down in subsection (1) of this section is prohibited. Above all, the following is prohibited:

    1) anonymous donations; [...]

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    All donations from legal persons are banned.

  • Source

    Article 12.3 Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    All donations from legal persons are banned.

  • Source

    Article 12.3 Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    All donations from legal persons are banned.

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    All donations from legal persons are banned.

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    12.1.(3) A political party is prohibited to use public funds for conducting or organising the election campaign of the political party or a person running in the list of the political party, except for the allocations from the state budget based on this Act. An election coalition, single candidate, person running in the list of a political party and person running in the list of an election coalition is prohibited to use public funds for conducting or organising their election campaign. The provisions of § 12.4 of this Act apply to such prohibited income. For the purposes of this section, ‘public funds’ means state budget funds and local authority budget funds.

  • Source

    12.1.(3) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

14. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period?
  • CodeYes, for natural persons
  • Comment

    All donations from legal persons are banned.

    12.3 (3) A political party is allowed to accept cash donations from a natural person to the extent of up to 1200 euros per financial year. Cash donations are immediately registered by a political party as revenue.

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

15. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period, what is the limit?
  • Code 1200 EUR
  • Comment

    12.3 (3) A political party is allowed to accept cash donations from a natural person to the extent of up to 1200 euros per financial year. Cash donations are immediately registered by a political party as revenue.

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
  • CodeYes, for natural persons
  • Comment

    An amount the donor can contribut to political party does not change in relation to an election. it is up to 1200 EUR.

    12.3 (3) A political party is allowed to accept cash donations from a natural person to the extent of up to 1200 euros per financial year. Cash donations are immediately registered by a political party as revenue.

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

17. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election, what is the limit?
  • Code 1200 EUR
  • Comment

    An amount the donor can contribut to political party does not change in relation to an election. it is up to 1200 EUR.

    12.3 (3) A political party is allowed to accept cash donations from a natural person to the extent of up to 1200 euros per financial year. Cash donations are immediately registered by a political party as revenue.

  • Source

    Article 12.3, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

     

18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
  • CodeYes, for natural persons
  • Comment

    All donations from legal persons are banned.

    12.3 (3) A political party is allowed to accept cash donations from a natural person to the extent of up to 1200 euros per financial year. Cash donations are immediately registered by a political party as revenue.

    AND

    § 5.2. Single candidate

    (3) The sources of funding of the election campaign of a single candidate include:
    1) donations made on the terms and conditions laid down in this Act;
    2) personal property of the single candidate.

  • Source

    Article 12.3 & 5.2, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • Code 1200 EUR
  • Comment

    All donations from legal persons are banned.

    12.3 (3) A political party is allowed to accept cash donations from a natural person to the extent of up to 1200 euros per financial year. Cash donations are immediately registered by a political party as revenue.

    AND

    § 5.2. Single candidate

    (3) The sources of funding of the election campaign of a single candidate include:
    1) donations made on the terms and conditions laid down in this Act;
    2) personal property of the single candidate.

  • Source

    Article 12.3 & 5.2, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    § 5.2. Single candidate

    (3) The sources of funding of the election campaign of a single candidate include:
    1) donations made on the terms and conditions laid down in this Act;
    2) personal property of the single candidate.

  • Source

    5.2(3), Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    12.3 (2) A donation that does not comply with the terms and conditions laid down in subsection (1) of this section is prohibited. Above all, the following is prohibited:
    [...]
    3) the transfer or the granting of use of goods, services or proprietary rights to a political party on conditions not available to other persons;
    4) release from ordinary binding duties or obligations;
    5) waiver of claims against a political party;


    HOWEVER non-monetary donations are not banned.

    12.3(4) The usual value of the object or right serves as the basis for evaluation of a non-monetary donation. If there are generally acknowledged experts for evaluation of an object, the object of a non-monetary donation will be evaluated by them. If a non-monetary donation has been evaluated below its actual value, the difference between the values will be deemed a prohibited donation.

     

  • Source

    12.3(2) & 12.3(4) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    The donation limit is common for cash and in-kind donations. However, candidate can use personal property without limitation:

    The sources of funding of the election campaign of a single candidate include:
    1) donations made on the terms and conditions laid down in this Act;
    2) personal property of the single candidate.
    Source: § 5.2(3)

     

    As according to 5.2(5), the section 12.3(4) applies to single candidates, so yes, there is a limit for non-monetary donations.

    Other in-kind donations as special services or discounts are not allowed.

    12.3 (2) A donation that does not comply with the terms and conditions laid down in subsection (1) of this section is prohibited. Above all, the following is prohibited:
    [...]
    3) the transfer or the granting of use of goods, services or proprietary rights to a political party on conditions not available to other persons;
    4) release from ordinary binding duties or obligations;
    5) waiver of claims against a political party;

     

  • Source

    12.3(2) & 12.3(4) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    3(1) Political parties are formed on the principle of territoriality. Political parties cannot found sub-units in institutions, enterprises or organisations.

    12.6 (2) A political party cannot be a shareholder of any other legal person.

    Also any other engagement in commercial enterprises is prohibited.

  • Source

    Article 3(1) & 12.6(2), Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeSometimes
  • Comment

    § 12.2. Borrowing
    (1) A political party may enter into a loan contract only if the lender is a credit institution and the lending and borrowing takes place on market conditions. A loan agreement may be secured only with the property of the political party or the suretyship of a member of the political party. The upper limit of obligations arising from loan agreements is 25 per cent of the sum allocated to political parties from the state budget. The political party funding supervision committee will disclose the sum on its website. The upper limit will not be applied to an election coalition or a political party whose total revenue specified in subsection 121(2) was below 50 000 euros in the previous financial year.

  • Source

    12.2.1 Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    5.2 (3) The sources of funding of the election campaign of a single candidate include:
    1) donations made on the terms and conditions laid down in this Act;
    2) personal property of the single candidate.

    This regulation suggests that candidates, as natural persons, are able to take loan and to spend it on campaign BUT the Law does not regulates that directly.

  • Source

    5.2(3) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment

    Absent from laws/unregulated.

  • Source
27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    12.3(3)A political party is allowed to accept cash donations from a natural person to the extent of up to 1200 euros per financial year. Cash donations are immediately registered by a political party as revenue.

  • Source

    12.3(3) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, regularly
  • Comment

    12.7(1) A political party represented in the Riigikoguhas the right to receive an allocation from the state budget by
    the fifth date of each calendar month.

  • Source

    12.7(1)Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeRepresentation in elected body | Share of votes in previous election | Share of seats in previous election | Participation in election | Registration as a political party
  • Comment

    12.7(1) A political party represented in the Riigikoguhas the right to receive an allocation from the state budget. The size of the allocation is proportionate to the number of seats obtained in the elections of the Riigikogu.

    (2) A political party that participated in the elections of the Riigikogu, but did not exceed the election threshold and received at least 2% of the votes, will receive an annual allocation.

  • Source

    12.7(1) & 12.7(2) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeProportional to votes received | Proportional to seats received
  • Comment

    12.7(1) A political party represented in the Riigikogu has the right to receive an allocation from the state budget. The size of the allocation is proportionate to the number of seats obtained in the elections of the Riigikogu.
    (2) A political party that participated in the elections of the Riigikogu, but did not exceed the election threshold
    and received at least:
    1) 2% but less than 3% of the votes, will receive an annual allocation of 30 000 euros from the state budget;
    2) 3% but less than 4% of the votes, will receive an annual allocation of 60 000 euros from the state budget;
    3) 4% but less than 5% of the votes, will receive an annual allocation of 100 000 euros from the state budget.
     

  • Source

    12.7(1) & 12.7(2) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There are no explicit ear-marked areas of spending funds.

    But all political parties must report on these expenses:

    12.1(8) A political party will draw up a quarterly report on their expenses. The report will set out the expenses divided into the following categories:
    1) expenses of political activities; (1) advertising expenses by type (television, radio, online, outdoor and newspaper advertising, printed adverting
    materials); 2) public relations expenses; 3) publication expenses; 4) expenses of public events; 5) Other expenses of political activities.)
    2) labour expenses;
    3) administrative expenses (public utility expenses, transportation, heating, telecommunications, fixed asset depreciation, insurance, minor supplies and other similar expenses).

  • Source

    12.1(8) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    Absent from legal framework.

  • Source
33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNot applicable
  • Comment

    Absent from legal framework.

  • Source
34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    Absent from legal framework.

  • Source
35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    10(3) Notices of state and local government agencies and notices and advertisements relating to the election campaigns of political parties, election coalitions and independent candidates are exempt from advertisement tax.

  • Source

    10(3) Local Taxes Act, Passed 21.09.1994, in force from 01.07. 2013, RT I 1994, 68, 1169.

36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    Absent from legal framework.

  • Source
37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    Absent from legal framework.

  • Source

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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeNo data
  • Comment

    Absent from legal framework.

  • Source
39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    Political parties must report on their expenses but there is no any limit on expenses.

    12.1(8) A political party will draw up a quarterly report on their expenses as of the end of the quarter and submit it to the political party funding supervision committee in the required form by the 10thdate of the month following the quarter. The report will set out the expenses divided into the following categories:
    1) expenses of political activities;
    2) labour expenses;
    3) administrative expenses.

  • Source

    12.1(8) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
  • Comment

    There is no limit on expenditure.

  • Source
41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    All candidates must report on their expenditure but there is no limit.

    12.8(5) A single candidate submits a report on the election campaign expenses and the origin of the funds used.

  • Source

    12.8(5)Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
  • Comment

    There ar no limits on expenditure.

  • Source
43. Are there limits on the amount that third parties can spend on election campaign activities?
  • CodeYes, third parties banned from campaign spending
  • Comment

    Campaign spending is prohibited for third parties.

    12.3 (6) payment of the expenses of a political party by third parties for the political party or making concessions to the political party, unless the payment of such expenses or the making of such concessions is also available to other persons in ordinary economic activities;

  • Source

    12.3 (6) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    BLANK.

  • Source
45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    BLANK

  • Source
46. Do any other restrictions on online media advertisement (beyond limits) exist?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    BLANK

  • Source

Question Value
47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    12.1(8) A political party will draw up a quarterly report on their expenses as of the end of the quarter and submit it to the political party funding supervision committee in the required form by the 10thdate of the month following the quarter. The report will set out the expenses divided into the following categories:
    1) expenses of political activities;
    2) labour expenses;
    3) administrative expenses.

  • Source

    12.1(8) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    12.8(1) Political parties, election coalitions and single candidates submit to the political party funding supervision committee a report on the expenses of the Riigikogu, European Parliament or local authority council election campaign. The report is submitted to the political party funding supervision committee in the required form within one month from the election day. The election campaign report is published on the website of the political party funding supervision committee.

  • Source

    12.8(1) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    12.8(1) Political parties, election coalitions and single candidates submit to the political party funding supervision committee a report on the expenses of the Riigikogu, European Parliament or local authority council election campaign. The report is submitted to the political party funding supervision committee in the required form within one month from the election day. The election campaign report is published on the website of the political party funding supervision committee.

  • Source

    12.8(1) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
  • CodeThird parties are banned from participating in campaigns
  • Comment

    BLANK

  • Source
51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Revenues and expenditures of parties and candidates are publicaly available.

    12.1(4) As of the end of the quarter, a political party will draw up a quarterly report on the revenues earned and loans obtained following the list of sources specified in subsection (2) of this section and submit it to the political party funding supervision committee in the required form by the tenth day of the month following the quarter. [...]The report will be published on the website of the political party funding supervision committee. Upon publication of the report on the website of the political party funding supervision committee, the personal identification code [...] will be replaced by the person’s date of birth.

    12.8(1) The election campaign report is published on the website of the political party funding supervision committee.

  • Source

    12.1(4) & 12.8(1) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    12.1(4) Upon publication of the report on the website of the political party funding supervision committee, the personal identification code [...] will be replaced by the person’s date of birth.

  • Source

    12.1(4) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    12.8(8) A single candidate indicates the type of the source of the funds, which was used for the election campaign. The name and personal identification of the donator, the value of the donation and the date of accrual and, with regard to personal assets, the sum of money used for the election campaign are indicated with regard to a donation. The report is submitted and disclosed in accordance with the procedure provided in the Law.

    12.1(4) As of the end of the quarter, a political party will draw up a quarterly report on the revenues earned and
    loans obtained following the list of sources: membership fees, allocations from the state budget, donations, transactions with the property of the political party. specified in subsection.

  • Source

    12.8(8) & 12.1(4) Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
  • CodeYes
  • Comment

    Parties must report on their party's and separately on campaigns expenses in detail, candidates must report on campaign expenses in detail.

    12.1(8) A political party will draw up a quarterly report on their expenses as of the end of the quarter and submit it to the political party funding supervision committee in the required form by the 10thdate of the month following the quarter. The report will set out the expenses divided into the following categories:
    1) expenses of political activities;
    2) labour expenses;
    3) administrative expenses.

    12.8(1) Political parties, election coalitions and single candidates submit to the political party funding supervision committee a report on the expenses of the Riigikogu, European Parliament or local authority council election campaign. The report is submitted to the political party funding supervision committee in the required form within one month from the election day. The election campaign report is published on the website of the political party funding supervision committee.

    12.8(10) The following is indicated in the report of parties and candidates regarding campaign expenses:
    1) the date of the expense receipt;
    2) the number of the expense receipt;
    3) the name of the recipient;
    4) the personal identification or registry code of the recipient;
    5) the expense type;
    6) the price of the expense;
    7) the expense amount paid;
    8) the expense amount payable;
    9) the date of payment.

  • Source

    Article 12, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeSpecial agency for political finance
  • Comment

    Political party funding supervision committee receives all reports. 

  • Source

    Article 12.10 Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeSpecial agency for political finance
  • Comment

    § 12.10. Political party funding supervision committee
    (1) The political party funding supervision committee verifies whether political parties, election coalitions and single candidates adhere to the requirements provided for in the Political Parties Act.

    § 12.11. Political party funding supervision committee’s precept and right to request documents

  • Source

    12.10 &12.11 Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeRefer for investigation | Carry out investigation | Request additional information from potential violator | Impose sanctions
  • Comment

    § 12.11. (1) The political party funding supervision committee will make a precept to a political party, a person running as a candidate in the list of a political party, an election coalition, a person running as a candidate in the list of an election coalition or a single candidate if the person has failed to perform the obligation to submit the report or if the report contains deficiencies; has failed to return a prohibited donation; has not recognised an accepted donation; has not transferred a prohibited donation to the state budget; has failed to submit the documents specified by Law; has failed to submit a document requested by the committee by the prescribed date.

    12.12(1) In the event of failure to comply with a precept specified in clauses 12.11(1) 1)-3), 5) and 6) of this Act, the political party funding supervision committee may impose a coercive payment of up to 15 000 euros in accordance with the procedure provided for in the Substitutive Enforcement and Coercive Payments Act.

  • Source

    Article 12.11 & 12.12, Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Loss of public funding
  • Comment

    Numerous fines are set out in the 12.12 and 12.14 sections.

     

    (2.1) If a political party that receives allocations from the state budget or a person who ran in the list of the political party has not transferred a donation to the state budget in any of the manners specified in subsections 12.4(1)–(3) of this Act or returned it to the donator, the government agency appointed on the basis of subsection 12.7(4) of this Act will reduce the support paid on the basis of subsections of 12.7(1) and (2) of this Act to the extent of the triple of the donation amount specified in the precept, but no more than to the extent of 20 per cent of the support.
    Source: § 12.11(2.1),

  • Source

    12.12 & 12.14 Political Parties Act, the amended version of law in force from 23.03.2015, No. RT I 1994, 40, 654.

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