Estonian president signs tax amendments into law

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Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Friday promulgated the new governing coalition's package of tax amendments despite interest groups' opposition as well as the 2017 State Budget Act.

"My position is that if I did not promulgate this law I would interfere in fiscal policy to an extent to which I have no right under the Constitution," the president said in a press release.

The president said she signed the bill of tax amendments into law despite the circumstances of its adoption with which she cannot be satisfied in any way and that she regards it as her duty to draw attention to the problems concerning the handling of the bill.