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This assessment received government comments and feedback on the finalised data. These comments have been incorporated into the assessment at the GDI research team’s discretion. Usually the comments received highlight where a bill is in formulation, or has recently passed into law, and this has been missed by the country assessor. Only comments which are grounded in evidence are incorporated into the assessment.
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Estonia’s sustained investment in its defence forces has largely been matched by a commitment to strong governance standards. Parliamentary oversight is strong and increased investment in defence has been accompanied by efforts to improve transparency over procurement procedures. However, the trend toward overclassification and lack of protection for whistleblowers remain key gaps in addressing corruption risks.
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