In the third quarter, the biggest donor of political parties in Estonia was real estate businessman Hillar Teder who donated 100,000 euros to the Reform Party and 53,000 euros to IRL, writes Äripäev.
Another real estate developer Märt Vooglaid donated 13,000 euros to Reform Party, followed by Ralf Õng and Meelis Munski who donated 10,000 euros each.
Väino Kaldoja who owns the local Mercedes Benz dealership in Estonia donated 5,000 euros for the Reform Party.
Ain Seppik who is former member of Centre Party and has now joined the Reform PArty donated 5,000 euros to Reform Party, as did MP Meelis Mälberg.
Prime Minister and Reform Party chairman Andrus Ansip donated 3,000 euros to his party. Also investor Rene Ilves donated 3,000 euros.
Overall, Reform Party collected 194,062 euros in private donations and 2,000 euros in membership fees in the third quarter. In addition, the party received 440,558 euros from the state budget.As for IRL, the party’s main candidate for the post of Mayor of Tallinn, Eerik-Niiles Kross donated 50,000 euros to his party.
One of the private donors of IRL in the third quarter was also Margus Linnamägi, owner of pharmaceutical group Magnum, who is now one of the owners of Postimees who donated 10,000 euros to IRL. IRL received 10,000 euros from local Saaremaa fish businessman Arne Salong and 8,000 euros from Cinzia Siig, chairman of supervisory board of Enterprise Estonia.
All in all, IRL raised 212,841 euros in private donations and 3,179 euros in membership fees.