Reform Party shows its muscle in battle with IRL over Port of Tallinn

07.11.2011, 12:35

Both Port of Tallinn current management board members Ain Kaljurand and Allan Kiil managed to keep their jobs for the next period despite of rumors that junior coalition partner IRL was attempting to replace Kiil with one of its own, writes Äripäev.

The fact that such an attempt was made is shown by the fact that economy minister and one of IRL’s leaders Juhan Parts secretly met with two supervisory board members of Port of Tallinn just before the supervisory board meeting.

The outcome is a sounding victory for the Reform Party and Neinar Seli, supervisory council chairman that wanted the current management board to continue.

The eight-member supervisory council of Port of Tallinn that has four members from Reform Party and four from IRL voted 6 to 2 for the current board to continue in office.

It is known that 13 people were put up as candidates for the board, including Jaan Toots, former board member of Port of Tallinn.

Port of Tallinn is an important cashcow for the state and paid almost 40 million euros in dividends to the state this year, its whole net profit for 2010.

Port of Tallinn supervisory board members are Neinar Seli, Remo Holsmer, Priit Paiste, Kalev Lillo, Tiit Riisalo, Veiko Tishler, Hillar Teder and Andres Lume.