Margus Kolga

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Margus Kolga (2012)

Margus Kolga (born 2 May 1966)[1]is an Estonian diplomat. He served as the deputy (and acting) chancellor on defense policy for Estonia from 1996 to 2003. In May 2003, he resigned his office following allegations that he abused his position, commissioning translations for the Ministry of Defence from a company owned by his wife.[2] It was also alleged he shared state secrets with his wife and forged the signature of his superior.

In July 2003, he was convicted by the Tallinn City Court, having admitted his guilt, and fined 48,600 kroons.[3] In December 2010, he was appointed as the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations, having previously served at the Baltic Defence College and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lill, Hellar (2 May 2006). "Sünnipäev: Margus Kolga 40" (in Estonian). Eesti Päevaleht. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Estonian official in charge of defence policy resigns over investigation". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. 14 May 2003. 
  3. ^ "Senior Estonian defence official convicted of abuse of office". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. 30 July 2003. 
  4. ^ United Nations Department of Public Information (16 December 2010). "New Permanent Representative of Estonia Presents Credentials". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Tiina Intelmann
Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations
2010–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent