The Prime Minister apologized for the “loss to education and the government”.
Estonia Minister of Education Mailis Reps resigns due to allegations of misconduct. The matter was reported by the Estonian Broadcasting Corporation ERR on Friday.
Newspaper Evening paper said last Tuesday that the minister’s official car has transported the children of Reps regularly to school and hobbies and during his ministry. Reps has six children from his marriage to a lawyer Agris Repšsin with.
The union ended in divorce last year. Reps is a simplified spelling of a man’s last name introduced by the Minister.
“Last this week has been the most difficult period of my political career, ”Reps writes On his Facebook page. “There has been strong pressure to coordinate the role of minister and mother. I admit I made mistakes and I apologize. ”
“I would like to provide my minor children with a safe and peaceful environment to grow. That is why today I decided to resign as Minister of Education and Research, and I also take political responsibility for my mistakes in reconciling work and family life. ”
ERR according to Reps will continue his work as a center-party MP. Reps party colleague, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas regretted what happened on Friday.
“Mailis is definitely a strong minister, a longtime member of the party and a good friend,” Ratas commented on Facebook. “This is, of course, a great loss for Estonian education and for the government as a whole.”