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Nove Successful for Political Party Financing Supervision Committee in Dispute with Estonia's Center Party

Nove Successful for Political Party Financing Supervision Committee in Dispute with Estonia's Center Party

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Estonia's Nove Law Firm has successfully represented the Political Party Financing Supervision Committee in a dispute with the Center Party of Estonia.

According to Nove, “In October 2018, the Political Parties Supervision Commission issued a precept to the Center Party regarding seven programs of the PBK program 'Russkii Vopros' that were broadcast in 2017, as it found that the content of the programs was election advertising. According to the committee, the advertisement broadcasts the views and politicians of the Center Party in the local government council elections. The programs were paid for by the City of Tallinn, which, in the Commission's opinion, was a prohibited use of public funds and a prohibited donation.  The Center Party did not comply with the precept issued at that time and challenged it in court. In the appellate process in early September, the Tallinn Circuit Court decided that the Center Party must return the prohibited donation in the amount of EUR 40,387 to the City of Tallin for the advertisement made in PBK in 2017.”

Nove's team included Partners Veikko Puolakainen and Senior Associate Veiko Vaske.

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