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Anti-corruption activity in Estonia

The scheme of managing anti-corruption policy in Estonia:

Estonian anti-corruption policy’s goals are:

1. to facilitate the awareness of corruption,

2. to increase the transparency of decisions and activities,

3. to develop the investigative capacity of investigative authorities and to prevent corruption that endangers security.

To facilitate the awareness of corruption, three target groups are being focussed on:

  • so-called common people, primarily Russian-speaking residents,
  • undertakings,
  • politicians and officials.

to increase the transparency of decisions, primarily the following are being focused on:

  • legislative drafting and political decision-making process;
  • financial transactions and work procedures of local governments;
  • activities of state authorities;
  • public procurements;
  • grant assigning decisions;
  • prevention of influencing in institutions of law enforcement and national defence as well as courts;
  • health care.

To develop the investigative capacity of investigative authorities and to prevent corruption that endangers security, focus is being set on risk analysis and hiring/keeping competent investigators, as well as increasing the investigation quality in investigative authorities and prosecutor’s offices.