The head of the Estonian Ministry of Education, Mailis Reps, got into a scandal over an official car, after which she resigned.
GORDON writes about this.
On November 17, the Estonian newspaper htuleht found out that Reps had used official transport to take her children to school, as well as taken them to clubs. After that, a flurry of criticism and accusations fell on the minister that she was using taxpayers' money for her own purposes.
On her Facebook, Reps admitted that she used the company car for personal purposes.
On November 20, she announced that she had made the decision to resign, calling the past week “the most difficult period in her political career.”
“I was under intense pressure to reconcile the roles of minister and mother. I admit that I made mistakes and I apologize for that, “she wrote, adding that she decided to leave the post of minister, taking responsibility for mistakes” in attempts to combine work and personal life. “
It is noted that the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid has already signed the statement.
Reps has served as Minister of Education since 2016 and will now continue to serve as a member of parliament.
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