On the 4th of November the Estonian Broadcast TV show “Forum” made the amalgamation reform subject of discussion. Participants in the discussion were the Minister of State Administration, Arto Aas, and the Members of Parliament, Jüri Ratas, Siim Kiisler and Henn Põlluaas. Külli Taro from the Foundation Estonian Cooperation Assembly and Geomedia consultant Rivo Noorkõiv were invited to present their expert opinions. The debate focused on criteria for the amalgamation reform, the duties of local municipalities and how these are financed as well as on the organization of the reform. For more information, see:

http://etv.err.ee/v/paevakajasaated/foorum/saated/4ab259b2-5610-47b3-95a7-4928b669849e/foorum

http://uudised.err.ee/v/eesti/915933c7-ad6b-4ef1-827f-a332e7798290/henn-polluaas-kohalik-omavalitsus-peaks-olema-riigi-ja-valitsuse-kaepikendus