No. 1




Fight Against Corruption Outside Estonia

15 June 2000


RiTo No. 1, 2000

  • Ivar Tallo

    Lecturer of Public Administration at the University of Tartu, former member of the Riigikogu, the Mõõdukad Party

The article provides an international perspective on the questions of corruption and the fight against this scourge.

It gives an overview of the most debated topics and recent legislative initiatives that concern not a particular country but the international community at large and analyses the Estonian situation with this in mind. It states that fight against corruption has become an international activity because corruption is seen as an obstacle to both the political legitimacy and economic effectiveness of democratic regimes. It concludes that compared with other central and eastern European countries Estonia has quite developed conflict-of-interest legislation but a lot still remains to be done.

Full article in Estonian